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We missed the cake, but we made it for the balloons...
Just in time for the holidays, JetBlue has arrived at Bradley International Airport a few miles outside of Hartford, CT. The airline now pretty much owns New England with flights from Burlington, Portland, Nantucket, Boston, andfinallyHartford.
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We can now officially welcome the holiday travel season, and not just because Thanksgiving is weeks away. Over this last Halloween weekend, someone at the Bradley International Airport outside Hartford must have forgotten that snow globes are a no-go for launch. Thankfully the TSA was in place to protect us from this rogue souvenir, and the entire airport was shut down and evacuated.
Before 11am yesterday our buddies in blue identified something suspicious in a carry-on bag, and as a precaution, things in Terminal A—AKA the entire airport—were closed down until things were proven safe.
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It’s official—JetBlue has made Bradley International Airport its latest destination. Starting this November, JetBlue will send planes from just outside Hartford to both Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando twice a day. To celebrate the new route announcement they’re even offering a pretty decent deal on some of the first flights. Both routes start at just $69 each way, but you need to book your seats before the end of April. Of course there’s taxes and a few other restrictions, but a little time searching could result in a good deal.
With nonstop flights to both destinations in Florida, residents of the Nutmeg State can escape the winter weather without having to make a pre-flight roadtrip to JFK in order to access free in-flight TV and Dunkin Donuts coffee. With the JetBlue connections available at both Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Orlando International Airport, it will be easy to access plenty of warms spots across the Caribbean as well.
We love taking in the sights of the season from the comfort of the car. It’s nice to get out and breath in the cool crisp air, but usually it’s best to do that when stopping for lunch or refilling our cup holder with a pumpkin spice latte. However, we do recognize that there are a large number of citizens that enjoy the fresh air that the fall season brings. That’s why we’re suggesting the ING Hartford Marathon for a solid active travel option for the autumn season.
Connecticut’s capital city is pretty sleepy after the workday ends, so it’s population will swell when thousands of runners hit the streets on October 10. There’s even still time to register, just head out to packet pick-up on October 9, and they’ll be happy to sign you up. You’ll enjoy cool weather, peak foliage, and some nice scenery as you do your best to keep your pace along the banks of the Connecticut River. Overall the course is pretty flat as well, so you might just be able to reach that personal best. After all, this marathon can get you into the Boston one if you go fast enough.