I don't remember air plane travel when it didn't require you to be squashed into a tightly packed sardine and be fed meals on mass that were akin to TV dinners. The picture above is from the lounge on a Continental 747 circa 1970 something. The good old days.
As a hard core airplane nerd and a Continental frequent flyer I lament there passing, when they decided to merge with United in 2010 ,my fingers were crossed that they would keep the Continental name. As it is they may not have kept the name, but they have kept everything else: logo, website and most of the senior staff. My fingers are crossed that the new United will be every bit as good as the old Continental.
Now we just need to work on getting these on board lounges back!