· Southwest Airlines:
There’s a lot of news coming from Southwest Airlines this week, as they just announced their expansion plans to and from Dallas-Love Field. The airport has had all kinds of restrictions and regulations for years and years due to something called the Wright Amendment, but this paperwork is going into the trash later this year—and Southwest is free to fly.
October 13 will bring new nonstop options out of Dallas-Love Field to spots like Baltimore-Washington, Chicago-Midway, Denver, Las Vegas, and Orlando. After that comes November 2, as that will be when Southwest starts new options to Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York-LaGuardia, Phoenix, Orange County, San Diego, Tampa, and Washington—Reagan National Airport to be specific.
· Air China:
Here’s a good option for that around-the-world itinerary you are planning, as Air China is now connecting its planes with Hawaii. Towards the end of January the carrier started up nonstop service between Honolulu and Beijing.
Flights head back and forth three times each and every week, as the long journey is completed thanks to some assistance by the airline’s fleet of Airbus A330-200s. Just remember that Air China is part of the big, bad airline family known as Star Alliance, so if you have some miles to burn—this could be a strong option.
· Korean Airlines:
The baby blue planes from Korean Air are on the move again. The airline is getting ready to add another option to their menu of flights this May, as the carrier will start nonstop flights between Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport and Seoul-Incheon International Airport.
The first flight will take place on May 2, and right now it seems that Boeing 777-200ERs will be the planes responsible for the long-haul connection. It won’t be a daily affair, but the schedule does indicate that flights will head out of Texas on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.