HOUSTON, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) has re-designed its OnePass Online Auction Web site and is reintroducing it with hot new items up for bid. Instead of using their mileage for free airline tickets, OnePass members can bid on exciting items such as these:
—Loge suite at Yankee Stadium to see the New York Yankees play Baltimore on Sept. 26, including luxury suite tickets, fully stocked bar and game day lunch for 22 guests. Bidding ends Sept. 19.—All-inclusive vacation packages to the Aruba Music Festival including roundtrip air transportation, all-inclusive accommodations at the Occidental Grand Aruba and VIP concert tickets to Crosby, Stills & Nash and Chicago. Bidding ends Sept. 15.—VIP package to Houston`s Hobby Center for the Performing Arts including two tickets to the Broadway in Houston production of The Graduate,
starring Jerry Hall, dinner for two at Maverick and deluxe accommodations at Hotel Derek. Bidding ends Sept. 19.
“Our OnePass Online Auction has been very successful with OnePass members who are looking to redeem frequent flyer miles for something other than traditional travel rewards,” said Jim Compton, Continental Airlines senior vice president marketing. “We`ve incorporated some of our users` suggestions to make the site easier to use and more valuable for our members.”
Some of the improvements to www.onepassauction.com include:
Auction Agent—Allows a user to receive e-mail notification when an auction item of interest becomes available.
Watch List—Allows a user to watch the status of an item and sends an e-mail reminder to the user 24 hours before the auction ends.
Search/Sort Feature—Allows a user to quickly search for items by keyword and sort items by titles, ending times and miles required.
New categories—Auction items are sorted by easy to understand categories including Arts & Entertainment, Sports, Travel and Other.
Through Continental`s corporate sponsorship of art, cultural and sports organizations in its hub cities of Houston, Cleveland and New York/Newark, Continental`s OnePass Online Auction Web site allows members the opportunity to bid on arts and entertainment experiences, sporting events and Continental Airlines Vacations using frequent flier miles.
More than 6,430 members have bid on over 525 sporting events, arts and entertainment experiences and vacation packages totaling 33,837,258 miles since the program`s inception in June 2002.
Members are required to register and create an OnePass Online Auction profile using their OnePass number and personal identification number (PIN). Members must have miles in the account at the time of transaction.
Continental Airlines is the world`s seventh-largest airline and has more than 2,200 daily departures. With 130 domestic and 95 international destinations, Continental has the broadest global route network of any U.S. airline, including extensive service throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit continental.com.