Flyertalk Event Makes National Headlines - Continental Airlines' Sponsored Gathering Of FlyerTalk Members Featured In The New York Times
In early April 2005, Continental Airlines created a stir within the travel industry when it hosted an event in Houston for members of FlyerTalk. com. Thanks to a story published in The New York Times on Tuesday, June 14, the first-of-its-kind event is continuing to create a stir.
(PRWEB) June 20, 2005
The event was conceived as a bet between Continental's chief executive, Lawrence Kellner, and a FlyerTalk member named Dean Burri (aka, cigarman on FlyerTalk). In a discussion over dinner, Burri couldn't convince Kellner that there were more than about 60 people who were members of FlyerTalk that would actually attend a Continental-sponsored event. Burri took him up on the challenge.
The event attracted more than 270 FlyerTalkers. Per the arrangement of the wager, Kellner hosted the festivities and several high-ranking executives from the airline attended and answered questions posed by the very frequent flyers.
The friendly wager and the subsequent event demonstrated the increasing influence of FlyerTalk. com on the travel industry.
The article can be read in its entirety at www. nytimes. com (registration required).
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