· Qatar Airways:
This week was a big week for Qatar Airways, as they’ve added yet another destination to their expansive route network. The carrier is now doing the nonstop thing between Miami and Doha, and this is city number six for them to and from the nifty fifty—and like destination number 142 worldwide. Planes will be departing from Doha on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and then when it’s time to leave from Miami things are an option on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. Boeing 777-200s will do all the heavy lifting—and flying—on this long-haul route which clocks in somewhere between 14 and 15 hours depending on the direction you’re heading.
You will have to wait a little bit of time for this new route to take to the skies, but it sounds like Lufthansa has some big plans for their planes once December rolls around. They’re actually bringing back nonstop flights between Munich and Miami, as things should start up again on December 2. Round-trip options will head back and forth between the two countries and two cities five times each week. Things do sound like they will be seasonal to start, but we can always hope that things stick around through both the good and bad weather. This time the route will be served by some Airbus A330s, and that’ll give you 217 seats from which to choose across first, business, and economy class cabins.
We are kind of not totally in love with United Airlines lately, and our feelings for them weren’t exactly improved this week—with that frequent flyer announcement and all. Anyway, we must move on, and that’s why we’re excited to share their plans to help plenty of passengers make their way over to Spain. United has just started up nonstop flights between Washington-Dulles and Madrid, and these flights are a daily option through the rest of the summer—September 4 to be exact. Unfortunately Boeing 757s will be making the trip across the Atlantic, so don’t expect a spacious wide-bodied aircraft for your journey.