· Virgin America:
Portland seems to be a hit with those flying Virgin America, so the airline is already getting ready to boost service to and from the city. Starting around the beginning of June—like June 5 to be specific—the airline is adding a second daily flight between San Francisco and Portland. These new flights will depart the Bay Area around 4pm or so—local time—and get up to Oregon around two hours later. The new flights are only an option through August, so if you’re looking to create your own Portlandia adventure, this summer is a great time to do so.
· Air France:
Unfortunately Air France is not bringing one of their A380s to your local airport, but they are bringing some new flights to Wuhan, China. The carrier launched its fifth route to and from China earlier this week, and now they’re all set to connect European visitors and locals without a connection. All flights will do their thing to and from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, and the flights are scheduled to operate three times per week. It’s hardly the most exciting destination they could have picked, but we’re not going to complain. That's because Boeing 777-200ERs will be flying the route, and there's always the chance to score a seat in business class or premium economy.
· Allegiant Air: [Photos: United and skinnylawyer]
It seems like we’ve been waiting for this news to arrive for quite some time, but it’s finally here. Allegiant Air—overhead baggage fees and all—have announced that they're flying to Hawaii beginning as soon as this summer. The plan it to utilize some of those Boeing 757s that they acquired almost a couple of years ago. Honolulu is the final destination, and lucky travelers in and around Las Vegas and Fresno, California will be getting the first nonstop flights aboard Allegiant. Your flight schedule needs to be somewhat flexible as these new flights aren’t daily options, but with one-way rates starting at just $174 per person it might be worth it to plan accordingly.
[Photos: United and skinnylawyer]