Continental Airlines Announces Revised BusinessFirst Seating Policy for New Service to Lagos From November 2011, Continental Airlines will initiate service from our Houston hub to Lagos, Nigeria, our first-ever African destination.* To accommodate the market realities of service to Lagos, Continental is revising some of its BusinessFirst seating policies. The changes will apply only to passengers traveling on CO operated IAH-LOS and LOS-IAH segments; customers flying on UA/OA operated flights to/from/via LOS will be covered by the usual seating policies. Under the revised policy, OnePass and MileagePlus Elites will be required to pay a surcharge in order to be seated in the BusinessFirst cabin. The surcharge requirement will apply to CO and UA Elite members flying on all ticket types, including revenue, OnePass, and MileagePlus award tickets previously confirmed in BusinessFirst. The surcharge must be paid ONLY in cash at the check-in counter on the day of departure. Reservations agent will be unable to collect the surcharge. Agents MUST stamp the boarding pass of each passenger who has paid the surcharge, or else the passenger will be required to pay the surcharge a second time at the boarding gate. Passengers who are overcharged for the BusinessFirst seating surcharge will be required to contact CO Reservations in Lagos and provide bank account information for refund processing. The following surcharge will apply per passenger, in each direction of travel: MileagePlus 1K/Global Services: $1500 OnePass Presidential Platinum Elite: $1200 MileagePlus Premier Executive: $900 OnePass Platinum Elite: $800 OnePass Gold Elite: $700 MileagePlus Premier: $600 OnePass Silver Elite: $500 *This entire post is a prank meant in good humor. Hope you had a good laugh!