CO Insider, the official Continental representative on FlyerTalk, just posted about some program changes. Instead of me reposting all of the details here, I suggest checking out the thread. Basically you can’t hold itineraries anymore, they’re increasing change fees, they’re increasing close-in ticketing fees, and they’re increasing co-pays on upgrades.
When a friend emailed me telling me to check out the CO forum for program changes, I immediately got worried. I was thinking elimination (or at least reduction) of elite bonus miles, elimination (or further reduction) of mileage on cheap tickets, increases in status requirements, etc.
Frankly, these changes aren’t that bad. Yes, any negative change sucks, but it could be a lot worse.