You've Never Heard of Them, but ArkeFly Jets from Amsterdam to Florida
Amstel Light just not cutting it anymore? If you need a dose of the stronger brew, or another of Amsterdam's unique offerings, there's now a new way to get to the Netherlands from Florida. On June 24, Dutch airline ArkeFly launched a non-stop service between Amsterdam and Orlando. SoFla gets a piece of the action, too, with the flight continuing on to Miami International before flying non-stop back to Amsterdam.
The new routes, which will operate Mondays and Fridays, make ArkeFly the only Dutch airline to offer non-stop service to Orlando and Miami.
The set-up allows passengers to go "open jaw," flying into Orlando, and then having free time to drive around Fla by car before returning to Amsterdam on the flight out of MIA.
Flying time from Amsterdam to Orlando is 9 hours, 30 minutes, while the return leg is 8 hours, 45 minutes. Seat options on the Boeing 767-300ER include Economy, Comfort Class and Star Class. Flights in July start at €899 round trip.
Oh, and get ready for friendly European service: ArkeFly's parent company TUI lives by the feel-good motto: "more than a smile."
[Photo: jbarcena via Flickr]