· Porter Airlines:
We keep saying that we finally need to get aboard a Porter Airlines flight to truly experience their onboard service, and maybe with their latest new route option we’ll finally cross it off our travel to-do list.
The carrier is looking to head to a new spot out of Toronto City Airport, and it looks like they’ll be flying all the way down to Washington-Dulles. The flight might be a little bit longer than some of Porter Airlines’ quicker jaunts around Canada, but we’re sure that free in-flight drinks—adult and otherwise—will keep you entertained. The new Toronto to DC flights will do their thing three times per day beginning on April 16, and if all goes accordingly to plan they might add a fourth daily flight on May 14.
· US Airways:
Many changes have been happening at Reagan Washington National Airport, as Delta and US Airways have been busy trading access to gates and flights at the airport. US Airways is on the move again, and it looks like they’re ready to head to a few new spots. One of the most exciting new options—because it kind of bends the rules—is a daily nonstop between Washington, DC and San Diego.
The flight will start on July 8 and will utilize some Airbus A319s to get the job done. That’s not all though, as there are also plans to connect the nation’s capital with Toronto, Montreal, and Minneapolis-St. Paul along with Augusta, Georgia and Fayetteville, Arkansas. Just remember to BYOSnacks, because you know you’re not getting anything for free up in the air with US Airways.
It might not be a totally brandy new route, but it’s still worth noting that Lufthansa is on the move when it comes to the planes they’re sending between San Francisco and Frankfurt. Earlier this week the airline decided it was about darn time to bring back the Airbus A380 for this daily nonstop option, and that means there’s a lot more room for a lot more people looking to head from California to Germany.
The flights leave SFO around 3pm local time and arrive overseas just before 11am local time—the next day. There’s even a little bit of a sale, as round trip flights can be had for around $1,400 including taxes and fees between now and the middle of May.