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Randi
07-01-2007, 03:54 PM
I want to win a trip to New York, but have to answer this: Is Continental Airlines - 2nd, 5th, or 10th biggest in the world?

Catty1
07-01-2007, 04:22 PM
Randi - I Googled this information. If this means biggest by number of passengers flown, then I saw two ratings of Continental at 11th.

However, in June 2006, Continental was 5th in terms of miles flown.

Did the contest specify what they meant by 'biggest'? :)

Randi
07-01-2007, 04:41 PM
Thanks Catty1! :) No they didn't specify this - they should have done of course!

Well, my guess would be 5th. Either that or 10th. I think that AA, Lufthansa, Air France and possibly United are bigger. I looked at their web site, but couldn't find that kind of info. Hmm!

Catty1
07-01-2007, 04:58 PM
I looked at their web site, but couldn't find that kind of info. Hmm!

LOL - I think only #1 airline would have it on their website! :D

I Googled 'world's biggest airlines' - thought it would be simple! lol

Randi
07-01-2007, 05:12 PM
No, you're probably right about that! ;)

I'm going to ask Jeeves. :D

Edit* LOL. I actually got a good site I had already bookmarked years ago: http://www.airliners.net

Edwina's Secretary
07-03-2007, 02:36 PM
According to this (http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2007/industries/Airlines/1.html) they are number 4 in the US....so stands to reason they cannot be 2nd in the world. But is there one airline outside the US that is bigger or 5?

Interesting....

BC_MoM
07-03-2007, 03:22 PM
I've never even heard of Continental Airlines. :D lol

Ginger's Mom
07-03-2007, 08:01 PM
I assume they mean in revenue. The only thing I could find was an article from 2005 stating that Continental was the 6th largest airline in the world and talked as if this were an upswing due to new management. I tried and tried to figure out how to copy or link the article here, but couldn't figure it out. So if the trend continued, I would guess that it is #5. (?)