Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Exit row? Sure, but it'll cost ya.

Continental today announced that it's following the lead of rivals in adding a special charge for exit row seating.

Prices will vary based on the popularity of the route and length of the flight, but the company cited as an example $59 for a one-way flight from Houston to Newark. That pricing model puts it in sync with United, its new Star Alliance partner and whispered likely match in a future merger.

Elite members of Continental's OnePass program are exempt from the charge, and presumably that exemption will grow to include elite members of United's Mileage Plus as well when reciprocity takes effect in mid-2010.

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