· American Airlines:
Only a few more days before you’ll be flying nonstop from Los Angeles to Hartford, as American Airlines is putting the final touches on one of their latest new routes. The plan is to start doing the nonstop thing between Bradley International Airport and LAX beginning on August 27. Flights will head out of Connecticut around 9am local time, and will arrive on the west coast just before 12:30pm—again, local time. It’s a redeye coming to back to the east coast, so be sure to pack your pillow and blanket.
The combination carrier that is AirTran started up three new routes this week, and they’re all coming and going from Memphis. New flights include nonstop options in and out of Baltimore/Washington (BWI), Chicago-Midway (MDW), and Orlando (MCO). Boeing 717s will be In charge of all the up in the air fun, and these planes will go head to head with Delta on a few of these flights. Let’s hope that this competition will bring fares down to a reasonable—if not cheap—level.
Like it or not we’re only a few weeks away from the end of the summer, and that means it’s time to start thinking about pumpkins, fall festivals, and looking a little more into the future—ski season. Delta already has their eyes on the mountains and slopes, as they’ve just announced their plans for a new flight in and out of Colorado. They’re going to do the nonstop thing beginning on December 21, as they will connect Aspen with Atlanta each and every day. Flights will also be an option—just on Saturdays—as well between Aspen and Minneapolis. Just remember to review the checked baggage fees and requirements before you show up at the ticket counter with all your equipment.