Continental became just another airline today when they announced that non-Elite members will be paying $15 to check their first bag. Don’t worry, Elite members, you’ll also be pissed off when you hear that they’re eliminating the 500-mile minimum and have reduced Platinum mileage bonus from 125% to 100%, plus they’re lowering the Silver bonus from 50% to 25%.
I guess what’s really disappointing is that I think most Continental frequent flyers consider CO to be different from the other airlines, that somehow they’ve made an effort to make flying as comfortable as possible given the circumstances. Now? They’re basically like everyone else, except their legroom is worse.