Class rating 3.0
- Boarding 5.0
- Seat for sitting 2.5
- Seat for sleeping 1.5
- Service 0.5
- Entertainment 0.5
- Food & drink 0.5
- Punctuality 3.5
- Baggage 4.5
- Of course, your ratings vary widely for different classes. Choose one below for full details.
Seat pitch in First Class on Continental's domestic fleet is 37 or 38 inches depending on which version of the Boeing 737 that you travel on, as the New Generation aircraft give you the extra legroom.
The seat is an older-style cradle seat and around 21 inches wide. The recline on these seats is generally 7.5 inches, but on the 737-500, the shortest version of this aircraft, it is only six inches.
Some 737-800 and all 737-900ER aircraft offer in-seat power for laptop users.
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April 7th 2010 ORD to PVR via IAH-Also first time on Continental, flew because they are now part of Star Alliance, plane was jampacked, service dreadful, Americans really do accept the mundane, the person in Row 1 decided to recline their seat to us in Row 2 and we couldn't move, why do Americans put up with these dodgy airlines. Was allowed to use the Lounge at IAH... more
The main reson to fly continental is the youth of the fleet and safety issues. First class brings priority check in, priority boarding and a bigger seat and precious little else. Indeed first class is always full as continental upgrades FFP members. Service and catering are simply appalling. I have been the victim of repeated rudeness and racism from cabin staff... more