No offense to Libya, but it’s not exactly on the top of our travel to-do list at this point. However, give us a few years to cross a few destinations off the list, and we might be visiting British Midland’s website to book a flight. A new route from bmi will start this December, and will provide nonstop access between London and Tripoli. Expect both business class and back of the bus service on this route when it finally starts up with Airbus A319 aircraft. Even if you are stuck in coach, don’t worry; you can still check your bag for free. After all, you’re going to need room for that I <3 Tripoli shirt.
Despite the iffy economy, it seems that plenty of people still have money to hit the slopes this winter—or at least that’s what United Airlines is hoping. The soon to be world’s largest carrier is starting nonstop flights between San Francisco and Mammoth Yosemite Airport. The new flights will start December 16, and will drop passengers off just 15 minutes from the Mammoth Mountain Resort. Flights depart around 4pm, and flights back to reality depart around 5:30pm. Sounds like perfect timing for a weekend trip.
· Air Berlin:
If you’re already planning your 2011 trip to Europe, you might want to put Air Berlin on your short list for your flight needs. The low cost carrier is starting flights between JFK and Berlin Tegel Airport beginning at the beginning of May. Hopefully there’ll be at least a little room to spread out on the airline’s A330 airplanes, and these flights will start by operating four times per week. Air Berlin is looking to team up with the oneworld alliance in 2012—think American Airlines and British Airways—so they want to show they can pull their weight.