Continental Airlines announced new nonstop service between Newark and New Delhi beginning October 31. The flight on a Boeing 777 will take about 14 hours to get there and 16 hours to get back which, in case you were wondering, is a long time to sit in coach. The interesting part (well, interesting to people like me, I suppose) is that this is the first nonstop service from the US to India. People who travel to the region regularly will be thrilled to avoid the stop in London, Frankfurt, Doha, Kuwait City or wherever they end up having to stop. I’m sure this will be a big success. Slightly related, on one of the Continental message boards someone was suggesting that the previously announced new service to Lagos, Nigeria, from Newark won’t happen.