· Monarch Airlines:
You’re probably familiar with all the different LCC options over in Europe, but be sure to give Monarch Airlines a thought too if you happen to cross the pond this summer. They might not be the cheapest, but they certainly are hard at work expanding their route network to places you want to visit. Up this week are nonstop flights out of London-Gatwick and Birmingham over to Croatia and Crete. Roughly £72—that’s like $116 or so—will get you a round-trip flight of your liking, so maybe think about cutting out of the Olympics a little bit early to check out another European hotspot.
· Air France:
If you need a little time at the beach before or after your Parisian vacation just look to Air France to help you out. The airline already flies nonstop between Paris-CDG and Cancun on a seasonal basis, but now they’re getting ready to do it four times per week instead of three. The flights will head back and forth with Boeing 777s, and the plan is to start the new updated scheduled at the end of October. There’s three different seating flavors from which to choose, so feel free to utilize those frequent flyer miles for a chance to score a seat in Affaires or the La Première cabin.
Those in upstate New York are getting another connection option thanks to the pilots and planes over at Delta. The airline is still slinging peanuts, pretzels, and Biscoff in the aisles, and now they’ll be doing their thing between Syracuse and Minneapolis-St. Paul. The new connection will do its thing starting on September 6, and regional jets will connect both business and leisure travelers between the two cities. If the Twin Cities aren’t your final destination—don’t worry—as there are plenty of connections to Europe and beyond.