Continental and MasterCard Launch Promotion

PRNewswire-FirstCall HOUSTON Nov. 3 :

Continental Airlines today announced a new promotional agreement with
MasterCard International that awards customers 2,000 OnePass bonus miles
for tickets purchased at through Dec. 31, 2003, using a
valid MasterCard card.

“We continue to look for ways to give more value to our customers,” said
Mark Bergsrud, Continental`s vice president of marketing programs. “This
partnership helps us to attract new customers, gives existing customers
more ways to earn OnePass miles and maximizes value for MasterCard

“Whether it`s a weekend getaway or a trip to visit with family and friends
during the holidays, our OnePass miles promotion with Continental Airlines
offers an exclusive value to MasterCard cardholders seeking extra mileage
for their next trip,” said Elizabeth Ward, vice president of travel &
entertainment industries at MasterCard International.

The offer is valid for OnePass members residing in the 50 United States
and subject to additional terms and conditions. For complete details,
visit and refer to “Special Offers.”


Continental Airlines is the world`s seventh-largest airline with more than
2,200 daily departures to 127 domestic and 96 international destinations
throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. With 42,000 mainline employees,
the airline has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and
carries approximately 41 million passengers per year. Fortune ranks
Continental one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America, highest
among major U.S. carriers in the quality of its service and products, and
No. 2 on its list of Most Admired Global Airlines. For more company
information, visit .

MasterCard International is a leading global payments solutions company
that provides a broad variety of innovative services in support of our
global members` credit, deposit access, electronic cash,
business-to-business and related payment programs. MasterCard
International manages a family of well- known, widely accepted payment
cards brands including MasterCard(R), Maestro(R) and Cirrus(R) and serves
financial institutions, consumers and businesses in over 210 countries and
territories. The MasterCard award- winning Priceless(R) advertising
campaign is now seen in 98 countries and in 46 languages, giving the
MasterCard brand a truly global reach and scope. For more information go
to .