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New Routes Coming Your Way Thanks to Delta, United, and Korean Air

September 13, 2013 at 8:20 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.

· United:
It’s not official just yet, but if things go according to plan United will soon be sending some more planes and people across the Atlantic. The plan is to start nonstop service between Chicago and Edinburgh beginning on May 22 of 2014. Boeing 757s are set to do the flying, so it might be a little cozy—with the single aisle and everything—as the planes head overseas. Flights will do their thing four times per week at first, and then will be bumped up to daily between June 12 and September 1. After that things will go back down to four times weekly between September 2 and October 5.

· Korean Air:
It’s been a couple weeks since the A380 took off from Atlanta, and it looks like things are going well. Korean Air recently started up nonstop A380 service between Atlanta and Seoul, as the world’s biggest plane arrived at the world’s busiest airport. Korean Air has been flying between the two cities and countries since like 1994, but the upgrade to the super jumbo jet is certainly welcome. For now A380s will head back and forth three times per week—with a little pause towards the end of the month. Beginning on October 27, it’ll be all A380s all the time on the daily flights between the two destinations.

· Delta:
There’s a pair of new options heading into the skies this week thanks to the folks over at Delta. Up first is a relaunched nonstop flight between Los Angeles and Portland—the one in Oregon. Flights are scheduled to head back and forth four times daily, and CRJ900s will do all the flying fun. Next is a new nonstop between Raleigh-Durham and Philadelphia, and once again it’s regional jets doing all the flying—CRJ200s this time. This flight runs four times per day during the week, three times on Sundays, but the planes and pilots get a day off on Saturdays.

· Avianca:
There’s a new option heading to and from the greater New York City area, as Avianca is getting ready to start up some new flights. It looks like they’re beginning nonstop service between Sal Salvador and Newark beginning on November 8. The flights will do their thing four times per week—at least in the beginning—but will eventually drop to thrice weekly once December rolls around. Airbus A320s are the ones scheduled to do all the flying as of now, but things are certainly subject to change.

· United:
One more set of new routes from United, as they also have some domestic destinations on the brain this week. United is going to do the nonstop thing to and from one of their hubs at O'Hare International Airport, as they look to head to spots like Elmira, New York as well as State College, Pennsylvania. These aren't the only options, as United is connecting Chicago with Topeka, Kansas too. Some of the options are still pending government approval, but when it’s all said and done regional jets will be doing all the heavy lifting. If you’re looking to book something the flights to State College and Topeka begin on January 7, and the ones to Elmira start up on February 13.

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