We knew another A380 would be coming back to New York City, and this was the week that it happened. A year after demand slowed down and the super jumbo was pulled from the JFK to Dubai route, the world’s biggest commercial plane is back heading back and forth from the two cities twice per day thanks to Emirates. If you’ve got extra cash to burn, just remember that Emirates is the one with the in-flight shower.
· Spirit Airlines:
Fee-happy Spirit Airlines announced a whole bunch of new options for next year a few weeks ago, but there’s also a brand new option that started just this week. New nonstop service between Las Vegas and Chicago-O’Hare is now available for passengers looking to save money on airfare so they can blow their extra cash in Sin City. The new flight is a daily option that leaves Chicago around 10pm, and the return flight is a red-eye that departs just before 1am Vegas time. There’s $49 fares still available, but just remember that the deal is just for a one-way ticket and that’s before taxes, fees, and everything else.
· Virgin America:
Just file this one as a new routes rumor at this point, but the head honcho over at Virgin America—David Cush—commented that things are “moving forward” when it comes to gaining access to Chicago. The O’Hare routes have been a long time coming, so fans of the Virgin brand will be happy to see them if they become a reality. Besides Chicago, it appears that Houston, Philadelphia, and Atlanta will also become new options as 2011 rolls around. These other cities are still unknown at this point, but Chicago could become an option as soon as April. We’ll be sure to let you know when you can book!