· Alaska Airlines:
San Antonio—jump on it—as it’s time for Alaska Airlines to touch down in your city for the very first time<. The eskimo-tailed carrier seems to have been focusing plenty of attention on Hawaii lately, but this week it sounds like they’re ready to focus on the landlocked states. The plan is to link the Texas city with Seattle each and every day of the week beginning on September 17. Boeing 737-800s will do the flying between the two cities, and frequent flyers can even score double miles on the new flights through the end of October—just be sure to register before scanning your boarding pass.
· American Airlines:
For a number of reasons American Airlines decided to pull the plug on their nonstop flights between New York and Tokyo’s more convenient airport—Haneda. The flights are now back on the schedule, as the pilots and the planes returned to the skies earlier this week. There’s room for about 247 passengers aboard the airline’s Boeing 777-200ER aircraft, and there’s three flavors of seating options from which to choose—first, business, and coach. The flights leave the Big Apple daily around 7pm local time and are scheduled to arrive over in Japan around 10pm local time on the following day.
· United Airlines: [Photos: InSapphoWeTrust and Jaunted]
They’re busy with their planes and plans over in Denver, as United has a couple new routes coming to one of their hubs. Beginning later this year there will be two new nonstop options out of Denver—and to Denver—from both Shreveport, Louisiana and Grand Forks, North Dakota. Get ready for some of those super comfortable and super cramped 50-seat regional jets if you’re planning to take either of these new routes for a spin. The flights to and from North Dakota will run a couple times per day, and the Louisiana flights will do their thing just once daily. These connections to the Mile High City should serve those well who now will need just one connection to arrive at of United's many final destinations.
[Photos: InSapphoWeTrust and Jaunted]