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TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: A Look Back at Continental Airlines (Part 1)

Continental, originally Varney Speed Services, started out like many airlines from the 1930s, carrying mail for the United States Postal service. With a focus on the Southwestern United States and new mail routes, Robert Six bought the Southwest division of Varney. In 1937, he moved the airline's headquarters to Denver Stapleton Airport and changed the name from Varney to Continental. He made the latter move to reflect his desire for the airline to fly throughout the entire United States. When…