A quick one: Continental and United announced that they will be offering unlimited (ish) upgrades on domestic, Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean and Central America to members of each others’ elite programs (a perk that Continental has long offered). In general, that’s good news. Except if you’re Silver (or possibly Gold), because you will likely never see an upgrade again. And that’s bad news if you fly transcon, as United’s P.S. service is excluded from the upgrade program. But the are now offering Economy Plus access to OnePass Elite members, which is great, and will keep people (like me) from complaining about Continental’s stingy legroom.
Benefits will launch in mid-2010.