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It's United, WestJet and Hawaiian Airlines with the New Routes This Week

May 11, 2012 at 8:41 AM | by | Comments (0)

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.

· Cayman Airlines:
Usually we think of the warm Caribbean waters during the cooler months of the year, but it’s not like they roll up the sand and sun once the warmer months arrive. That’s why we were excited to hear about Cayman Airlines and their decision to bring a new flight in and out of Dallas-Ft. Worth. The route will head over to Grand Cayman beginning on June 23, and the flights will do their thing one time per week on Saturdays. Just be sure and get your vacation planned sooner than later, as these flights will be heading back to the hangar at the beginning of September.

· WestJet:
There’s another new option to and from the Caribbean this week, and this time the flying is come to you courtesy of WestJet. The low cost carrier is planning to connect residents of Toronto all the way down to Aruba for a little fun in the sun. The flights started up earlier this week, and will continue to do their thing once per week—on Sundays—through October 21. One-way options start at around $229, but that’s before taxes, fees, and other mandatory charges. The flights leave Toronto around 9am and arrive in paradise just before 2pm, so we say have a big breakfast and you’ll be all set for a late lunch on the beach.

· Hawaiian Airlines:
It seems like things are going pretty darn well over at Hawaiian Airlines, and every time we look they’re adding a new connection between two cities. This week it sounds like they’re prepping a new destination over in Japan, as the plan is to bring Honolulu and Sapporo just a little bit closer. Boeing 767s will get the job done beginning at the start of November, but that’s assuming that the airline is able to get all the government approvals, stamps, and seals. Of course this is exciting—as are all new routes—but let’s not forget that we’re only weeks away from the launch of New York-JFK to Honolulu as well.

· US Airways:
The summer season is pretty much upon us at this point, and that means that the seasonal schedules have been loaded into the system. US Airways has started up plenty of their warm weather flights to destinations in Europe, so if you’re still planning your trip across the pond there’s many of options. Out of Philadelphia some of the seasonal options include Frankfurt, Venice, Athens, and Barcelona. If you’re more inclined to depart the country out of Charlotte they’ve got you covered as well, as flights are now heading to Rome and Dublin. They’re also getting Madrid and Frankfurt flights ready to go too. The schedules and timing depends on where you’re heading and from where you’re departing, so just be flexible with your dates to get what you want.

· United:
Now that the merger is behind them, it’s all about the new routes over at United. We think that we mentioned that United was heading over to Doha, but now it’s time for the flights to finally do their thing. The airline is now flying each and every day of the week over to Dubai and then continuing on to Doha—that’s in Qatar. Flights depart out of Washington-Dulles, so there’s definitely plenty of connection opportunities if you’re not really too close to the long term parking at IAD. Boeing 777s will do the heavy lifting on this route, if you’re looking to upgrade the flights will have first class, business class, and economy cabins.

[Photos: abdallahh and ZK-NGJ]

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