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Delta, United, and Alaska Airlines Lead The Week's New Routes News

June 7, 2013 at 7:39 AM | by | ()

Sometimes it’s hard to stay on top of all the new route announcements that come our way, so we’ve complied a little bit of a rundown below. As long as you can afford the fares, this should definitely help add to your passport stamp collection.

· Delta:
If you’re thinking about heading to Costa Rica later this year, then it might be a good idea to check out what Delta has to offer. They’re expanding their offerings between Minneapolis-St. Paul and San José, as they’re starting a new seasonal nonstop option that will run on Saturdays. Boeing 757s will head back and forth, as things are scheduled to run between December 21 and March 29 of next year. If Minneapolis doesn’t work for you—or your connection—Delta will also be flying to San José from both Atlanta and Los Angeles.

· United:
No big international news from United this week, but we’ll take what we can get. This week it sounds like airline officials are ready to add a new flight—or resume an old flight—from Cleveland, as the plan is to start nonstop service between Cleveland and Austin. SkyWest will be doing the flying with some less than spacious CRJ700s, and the flights are scheduled to do the nonstop thing six times each and every week. The flying fun begins on September 25, so feel free to check things out.

· Alaska Airlines:
This week brings new routes and news from Alaska Airlines, as they’re getting ready to send some planes and people to new spots beginning later this year. New flights are coming to link Anchorage and Phoenix beginning on December 18, and the day after they’ll also be starting nonstop flights between Anchorage and Las Vegas. Some of the introductory fares will start at around $189 each way, so that’s not too shabby. The flights will run three times a week; however, the flights between Anchorage and Phoenix are a seasonal option. They’re going to shut down that one on April 19 of next year.

· Philippine Airlines:
Getting to Australia just got a little bit easier thanks to Philippine Airlines. The carrier will be adding three new flights to Australia, as they’re looking to visit spots like Darwin, Perth, and Brisbane. They are already pretty familiar with flying down under, as they already have links doing their thing into both Sydney and Melbourne. These new flights are probably a pretty good option for some, but for us at Jaunted HQ—we just need to get to Manila first before we can hop aboard one of these flights.

· Frontier:
For fans of Frontier—and the furry critters on their airplanes—it’s time to get the credit card digits ready for some flights. The carrier just opened up their booking window through the beginning of next year, and they also announced that they’ll resume some seasonal options. Specifically they’re extending the seasonal service in and out of Denver to spots like Eugene, Oregon; Knoxville, Tennessee; and Greensboro—that’s in North Carolina. Most of these options do their thing between September and October through early January of next year. They’re even offering some one-way flights for as low as $99 each way, as Frontier is eager to share some seats.

[Photos: InSapphoWeTrust and Alaska Airlines]

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