When it comes to the Caribbean it’s pretty clear that JetBlue is all over it, but there’s apparently always room for a few more flights. This week they decided it was time to visit Puerto Rico straight out of Newark, New Jersey. It’s the airline's twelfth different nonstop option out of San Juan's Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, and that’s a lot of airplanes. The flights are supposed to head out of EWR around like 9am or so, and on the way back you’ll be leaving the sun and sand around 5pm. It’s roughly a four-hour flight, so definitely just enough time to get comfortable without getting antsy.
· All Nippon Airways:
The people over at All Nippon Airways must be kind of jealous that Japan Airlines ended up sending their 787 to the United States first, so now ANA is getting ready for some nifty fifty flights of their own. It sounds like things are still on the drawing board, but when it comes to news about the Boeing 787 Dreamliner we just can’t resist sharing it. We do know that nonstop flights between Tokyo and Seattle are starting a little sooner than initially planned, as now the planes—Boeing 777-300ERs—will head back and forth beginning on July 25. However, the more exciting news is that this route should be getting a 787 upgrade towards the end of 2012 or the beginning of 2013.
Cheap access to Mexico continues to be an option thanks to Volaris, and now it looks like the low cost carrier is getting ready for another option between the United States and its neighbor to the south. Just in time to the summer heat, Volaris is planning on linking Mexico City and Oakland four times per week. Towards the end of the summer it will go on hiatus for a couple of weeks, but then it will be back for a bit in September where it will run only two times per week. Sure it’s not a nonstop to Cancun or Cabo, but one of the largest cities in the world probably has a couple tourist traps to check out.