· Alaska Airlines:
Getting from one corner of the country to the other is now a little bit easier thanks to Alaska Airlines. The carrier just started up nonstop flights between Seattle and Fort Lauderdale, for those looking for a little fun in the sun or a romp through the rain.
The new flights are a daily option. It’s a redeye to the east coast departing at around 10pm, and the flights from Florida back to Washington depart nice and early at 8am. To celebrate Alaska Airlines is even offering up double miles as part of their Mileage Plan program. The only bummer about this new route is that it means that Miami is losing its nonstop flight to Seattle.
This summer isn’t even close to over—at least that’s what we keep telling ourselves—but one airline is already thinking about the warm weather of 2013. Delta is adding to its flight schedule between New York-JFK and Iceland, as they’re planning daily nonstop options beginning next year. Right now they only fly between New York and Reykjavik five times per week, so next year the route is getting a little bit of a boost. Looks like the schedule will get its upgrade beginning around Memorial Day of 2013. So if you still need to see your first puffin or take a dip in the blue lagoon, Delta’s got you covered next year.
· Spirit Airlines:
They’re on the move again, as this week Spirit Airlines is planning to head to a few more cites thanks to a few new routes. The ultra low cost carrier—and carry-on baggage fee professional—will be linking Dallas-Ft. Worth to a few new places. Fort Myers, New Orleans, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Philadelphia, and Latrobe—that’s in Pennsylvania are all to become options over the next few months.
However, the biggest news is probably the carrier’s plan to start flying between Dallas-Ft. Worth and Cabo San Lucas. They’re waiting to get the official go ahead from Uncle Sam before announcing the schedule, so stay tuned if you want to head south of the border for cheap.