Continental 747s? Why?

From:         tiffany.tyler@man.ac.uk (Tiffany Tyler)
Organization: PREST- University of Manchester
Date:         22 Jun 96 18:30:37 
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I see from Continental's January fleet summary that they are still
flying 2 747s.  Given that they have gotten rid of the A300s and seem
to be reducing capacity overall, what are these 2 still doing around?
Anyone know what routes they are flying ?  Couldn't these also be
served by DC-10s?  Or is it just a question of keeping the 747s until
they can acquire used DC-10s  to replace them?  Spares and mainenance
on only 2 747s must be killing them.  What's the story?