This is more of new airplane news than new route news, but we still thought it was worth passing along. United Airlines has clearly worked out the kinks with their small but mighty fleet of brand new 787s, and they’re ready to send them out of the nest. Some of the first international options for the 787s started up out of Los Angeles International Airport, as this week saw the planes heading all the way over to Tokyo Narita International Airport. In the past this option was served by another flavor of Boeing aircraft—the 777—but now it’s up to the 787 to do the heavy lifting. In case you want to take the new plane for a spin it’s scheduled to depart LAX around 11:15am, and it’ll touch down overseas the following day at 4:10pm local time.
If you’re looking to continue your west coast exploration it might be time to give Delta a call, as they’re getting ready to hook you up with nonstop flights between Los Angeles and Seattle. The flights are set to start doing their thing on April 8, as the plan is to fly three daily roundtrip options between LAX and SEA. Bombardier CRJ900—the better than average regional jets—will be doing the heavy lifting back and forth between the two cities. Flights are scheduled to leave Los Angeles around 8:15am, 3:20pm, and 9:30pm, so you have plenty of options from which to choose.
· American Airlines: [Photos: BriYYZ and United]
One more new route tidbit from American Airlines this week, as they’ve got a little more to share than just that nonstop between LAX and RDU. The carrier is also planning to head to Martinique, as they’re getting ready to launch a once weekly option beginning on April 6. The nonstop flights down to the Caribbean will take place on Saturday, as the flights will head back and forth out of Miami. It’ll be Boeing 737s doing the back and forth flying, and with plenty of connections to and from Miami you should have little trouble getting down to Martinique sooner than later.
[Photos: BriYYZ and United]