This week we learned about United’s plans for their very first Boeing 787 Dreamliners, and it sounds like the flying is going to start up right here at home. None of these are technically new routes nor will they stick around for a long time, but we figured they we were worth mentioning—especially if you’re looking to score a 787 ride.
On November 4 there will be 787 flights between Houston and Chicago as well as Houston and Newark. There will also be flights from Houston to both San Francisco and Los Angeles, and these flights will probably run for roughly a month or so. USA Today has a good wrap up of where the planes are heading and when, but basically it’s a lot of hub-to-hub flights through January of 2013.
· American Airlines:
We’ll admit that we weren’t exactly sure where Roátan was, but thanks to the internet we now know that it’s an island off the coast of Honduras. Thankfully American Airlines is pretty familiar with their geography, and they’re about to fly nonstop between the island’s Juan Manuel Gálvez Roatán International Airport and Miami. The flights will do their thing once per week beginning on November 17—Saturdays to be specific. Boeing 737s will do the flying back and forth, and in case you’re keeping track this is the 114th destination offered up by American Airlines out of Miami.
Slowly but surely Volaris is making quite an impact in the nifty fifty, and this week is no different as they’re looking at a new nonstop option. It sounds like they’re planning to start flying between Denver and Mexico City beginning this December. Flights will run two times per week on Saturdays and Sundays; however, things will drop to once weekly during the slower months. It might not be a nonstop to Cabo or Cancun, but we’re hardly complaining—there’s always connections.
Alaska and Iceland aren't exactly close to one another on the map, but Icelandair is bringing the two spots a little bit closer thanks to some new nonstop flights. The seasonal service will start up on May 15—of next year—and will run through sometime in September. The plan is to utilize some Boeing 757-200s to connect Anchorage with Reykjavik, so now only a single flight separates you from a dip in the blue lagoon or catching your cruise departure. Icelandair is usually pretty good about allowing a stopover on their tickets as well, so after you check out Reykjavik you’re free to move along to around 20 other connection options within Europe and the region.