Continental believes in providing its customers with seamless travel and it is because of this that they are part of various alliances. Continental is a part of the SkyTeam alliance that was formed in 2000. The SkyTeam alliance enables member airlines the ability to offer their passengers an extensive variety of destinations. The members of this team are: Alitalia, Aeroflot, Czech Airlines, Korean, Air France, KLM, Delta, Aeromexico, Northwest and China Southern Airlines.
Three of these airlines provide direct flights from South Africa to the USA: Air France, KLM and Delta.
Air France offers the South African tourist a choice of destinations ranging from Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt, Barcelona, London, Geneva, Venice, Chicago, Rome, San Francisco, New York to Los Angeles. The airline operates out of Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg.
Delta Airlines offers flights to Paris, Dakar and Atlanta form Johannesburg.
KLM connects South Africa to Amsterdam, Toronto, Madrid, Rome, Vancouver, Los Angeles, Paris, New York, Chicago Geneva, Glasgow and Berlin to name a few.
In addition to the SkyTeam alliance, Continental Airlines also has partnerships wit Alaska Airlines, Cape Air, Emirates, Hawaiian Airline, Virgin Atlantic Airways and Inland Air. Out of these, both Emirates and Virgin fly from South Africa. The latter offers direct flights to the USA.
Continental Airlines allows passengers to accumulate and use frequent flier miles across all of their partner airlines.