Continental has announced that they would follow the new United Award Charts from June 15. This also includes allowing one-way awards. While the switch of Award Charts is not surprising given their smooth merger progress, I hadn’t expected Continental to allow one-way awards so soon. They haven’t said whether they would allow one-way award on partners too; it would be awesome if they did. Continental has three airline partners not yet shared by United – Eva Air, Kingfisher and Virgin Atlantic. Partner one-way awards on these airlines would be lucrative, especially the redemption to London on Virgin.
– The Nomad