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New Routes Coming Your Way Thanks to United, Hawaiian and US Airways

December 21, 2012 at 8:49 AM | by | ()

Sometimes it’s hard to stay on top of all the new route announcements that come our way, so we’ve complied a little bit of a rundown below. As long as you can afford the fares, this should definitely help add to your passport stamp collection.

· United:
March 2 is the day that United is planning to link San Francisco with Ft. Lauderdale, so if Florida is in your plans for spring break you’re all set. It’s only an option on Saturdays when things start up, but as of April 9 the plan is to offer the flights up and each every day of the week. Just remember to pack your sunscreen, as you’ll need it.

· Hawaiian Airlines:
If you’re looking to escape the sunshine of Southern California for the sunshine of Hawaii—you’re in luck—as Hawaiian Airlines is getting ready to boost some of their flights this summer. They already fly plenty of planes and people between Los Angeles and Maui, but now even that route is getting a little boost. Boeing 767s will be heading back and forth two times per day during most of the summer. The first daily flight runs between June 13 and August 25, and the second LAX to OGG flight does its thing between June 20 and August 14. We’ve got to say that you can never have too many flights over to Hawaii, so we only see an upside to this announcement.

· JetBlue:
When it comes to new route news it seems that JetBlue just can’t stop, and this week is no exception. This week they’re adding destination number three to and from Colombia, as they’re planning to head in and out of Medellín. The plan is to fly between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and José María Córdova International Airport beginning as soon as June 20, 2013. It sounds like JetBlue is still finishing up some paperwork, so it’ll be January before these flights are up for sale. Once things get going the options will run daily.

· American Airlines:
We’ve seen everything like new fares, new airplanes, and new apps from American Airlines, but this week they’re sticking with just new routes. Looks like they’re planning to add even more options down to South America, as American Airlines is getting ready to start non-stop service between Dallas-Ft. Worth and Bogota, Colombia. American isn’t done there either, as late next year they’ll also try to connect Curitiba and Porto Alegre—those spots are in Brazil—with Miami. That’ll bring their total options to and from Brazil up to nine, so they’ve got you more than covered if that’s where you’re headed.

· US Airways:
We just finished talking about Brazil, but there’s one more new route tidbit that we need to mention. This time it's US Airways heading to and from Brazil, as the carrier is planning to link Charlotte with São Paulo beginning on May 5. Obviously things could change if US Airways and American Airlines ever end up getting together, but for now it looks like all systems are go for launch. Boeing 767s will do the flying between the two cities—and countries—and it looks like tickets have already been loaded into the system for your booking pleasure.

[Photos: United and Jaunted]

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