Heather & I are in Charleston, SC with Heather's family for the holidays. We flew out of Denver on a 2:30pm Continental flight to Houston, then on to Charleston. Later that day, Continental #1404 crashed on takeoff leaving Denver for Houston at 6:18pm, injuring around 40, but no deaths. Continental regularly flies from Denver to Houston, so #1404 was probably not the next flight of the day. Still, it feels a little like a "close call" for us. On our flight they were asking for volunteers to take a later flight since they had overbooked. I wonder how many of the passengers on #1404 had voluntarily taken it as a later flight?