Admit It

Title

Admit It

Subject

Continental Airlines advertisement 2005

Description

Walter T. Varney founded Varney Speed Lines in 1934, and the company became Continental Airlines in 1937. Its mergers with Texas International Airlines in 1982 and Frontier Airlines, New York Air, and People Express Airlines in 1987 made Continental the third-largest airline in the United States. As this advertisement demonstrates, Continental prided itself on continuing to offer services including free meals, magazines, and pillows to coach customers long after other airlines ceased to do so. The airline could only justify keeping these services for so long and cut all of them before merging with United in 2012.

Creator

Continental Airlines

Date

2005

Contributor

TJ Fisher

Files

Admit It.jpg

Citation

Continental Airlines, “Admit It,” The American Century, accessed July 15, 2019, https://americancentury.omeka.wlu.edu/items/show/394.