HOUSTON, TX – Weather conditions are expected to make air travel difficult, forcing some delays and cancellations of flights at airports in the northeast region of the United States. To avoid inconvenience, travelers scheduled on flights through Wednesday may wish to delay commencement of their trip.

Continental Airlines announced travel options for customers whose flight plans may be affected by severe winter weather conditions. Customers scheduled to travel to, from, or through affected airports, including Continental’s New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport, are encouraged to postpone or reroute their trip without penalty to avoid possible inconvenience.

Customers booked on flights in the affected region are permitted a one-time date or time change to their itinerary without penalty for rescheduled travel through December 26, 2008. If a flight has been canceled, a refund in the original form of payment may be requested. Complete details are available at continental.com . Customers should enter their confirmation number and last name in “Manage Reservations.” Customers may also call Continental Airlines reservations at 800-525-0280 or their travel agent.

Continenta’s website, continental.com , provides up-to-date information regarding the status of specific flights. Automated flight status information is also available at 800-784-4444.