Continental Airlines has agreed to modify its commercial that boasted that other carriers, including American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines, used Continental to perform major maintenance work on their airplanes.
American and United last week demanded that the television networks yank the ads, which showed a Continental maintenance crew changing a tire on an American plane.
The other airlines agreed that Continental did routine maintenance at stations where these carriers had no mechanics. No major maintenance work was done by Continental, they said.
The ad said, in part, that "24 major airlines contracted with us to help them do their maintenance. United, Delta, Federal Express--even American. It's a reputation we're proud of and you can see why."