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New Route News from Qatar, United, and ANA Means New Destination Ideas

April 11, 2014 at 8:26 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.

· Qatar Airways:
Just last week Qatar Airways made another debut on US soil, as the carrier officially started up service to and from Philadelphia. Things started flying during the middle of last week, as Boeing 777s brought a new international option to the Philadelphia area for the first time in a long time. Nonstop flights will do their thing all the way over to the carrier’s hub in Doha, and after that there are connections available to pretty much anywhere else in the region. Qatar Airways isn’t stopping here, as they will also be heading to Miami in June. After that they will also be visiting Dallas-Ft. Worth beginning in July.

· Emirates:
A new plane is headed to Dallas-Ft. Worth later this year, as Emirates shows off what it can do flying to and from the area. As of now it’s October 1 for the very first flight, as an Airbus A380 will carry plenty of passengers between Dallas-Ft. Worth and Dubai. For those keeping count of the big bird’s capacity it will be exactly 489 passengers heading between the two countries. Emirates currently offers nonstop flights aboard some Boeing 777s, but it sounds like they need a few more seats to keep up with the demand on this route.

· All Nippon Airways:
New options for Vancouver, as All Nippon Airways is now doing their thing to and from the airport. These options are the very first for the carrier, as they’re touching down and taking off from Canada for the very first time. The plan is to do the nonstop thing between Tokyo International Airport–Haneda and Vancouver International Airport using some Boeing 767s. To celebrate the new flights there’s even a little bit of a contest to check out. All Nippon Airways is giving away a pair of tickets on these new flights, so just head right over here and enter your details for a chance to win. Just note that you need to call Canada home in order to be eligible to participate—sorry to those in the nifty fifty.

· AeroMexico:
The planes and pilots over at AeroMexico are heading out once again, as they are planning a few new flights to here and there. This week the carrier started nonstop options out of San Francisco, as they’ll be heading to both Morelia and León-Bajío. They’re not done there either, as on June 7 they’re heading to Morelia once again—this time the nonstop flights will depart from Chicago-O’Hare. Boeing 737-800s will be responsible for these flights, and these new nonstops will be part of the carrier’s AeroMexico Contigo program. Here they offer up the option to carry more baggage and what not, as things are designed for those frequently heading back and forth over the border.

· United:
It’ll be a little bit easier to head to Atlantic City for the weekend, as United is bringing in some new nonstop flights to the local airport. Gamblers and visitors alike will now be able to jump aboard options out of airports like Houston Bush Intercontinental and Chicago-O'Hare. Don’t expect wide-bodied jets or anything similar here, as these routes will do their thing thanks to a little help from Embraer ERJ-145 regional jets. Sure Atlantic City might have some charm and appeal, but we’re thinking these flights are even better for those looking to head from New Jersey. After all with United hubs in both Chicago and Houston the connections to elsewhere are petty much limitless.

[Photos: Aero Icarus & Aero Icarus]

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