Once again we have news about Delta and their plans to do this and that right in Alaska Airlines’ backyard over in Seattle. This week Delta is planning yet another new nonstop route, and this time it sounds like they’re heading between Seattle and San Jose. The new options will begin on May 29 of next year, but that’s not the only flight that they’re adding to their route network. Delta will also be doing the nonstop thing between Seattle and Juneau, Alaska, and that flight will also start doing its thing on May 29. We’re sure Alaska Airlines is less than thrilled about the new competition, but maybe that will bring fares to more affordable level for travelers like us.
· Aerolineas Argentinas:
For those who call New York home—or just enjoy connecting through New York-JFK—there’s a new option to Argentina. Aerolineas Argentinas has added New York-JFK to their menu of nonstop options, as the carrier started up service between New York and Buenos Aires earlier in the week. It’s international option number 22 for the carrier, and all the flying will take place aboard some Airbus A330s. The carrier is buddies with Delta over in the SkyTeam airline alliance, so if you’re looking to cash in some of those Delta miles that you have acquired during 2013—this could be a decent option for you as well.
· American Airlines:
We knew that American Airlines had their eyes on adding a new nonstop between their base in Dallas-Ft. Worth and Hong Kong, and this looks like the week you’re finally able to buy some tickets—or book some awards. The flights aren’t scheduled to start doing their thing until next summer, but if you’re looking for one last Christmas present—this is a good one. It’ll be a long flight at a little over 16 hours, as the planes will leave Dallas around 12:40pm and arrive in Hong Kong at 6pm the next day, all times local. The best part of these new flights might be that some of those brand new beautiful Boeing 777-300ERs will be the ones doing all of the flying fun.