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New Nonstop Route on Air China Puts $1,000 Between DC and Beijing

March 7, 2014 at 10:05 AM | by | Comments (0)

Air China has announced that it will begin nonstop service between our Nation's Capital and Beijing starting this summer on June 10th.

The flight will go four times a week via a CA817/8 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays and on the wings of a Boeing 777-300ER every Saturday. According to the release, the flight departs Washington at 16:35 local time and arrives at 18:15 Beijing time the following day. The return flight leaves Beijing at 13:00 and arrives in Washington at 14:35 local time.

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American, Korean Air, and Southwest Bring Us All Kinds of New Routes News

February 7, 2014 at 8:51 AM | by | Comments (0)

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.

· American Airlines:
It looks like the new American Airlines is on the move again, as the carrier already has their eyes on the summer weather and some new flights. It sounds like they’re more than ready to move forward with new nonstop flights between Dallas-Ft. Worth and Shanghai, as the planes and people are set to hit the skies for the first time on June 11.

Daily flights will be an option aboard some Boeing 777-200s, and flights were opened up for your booking pleasure earlier in the week. In case you’re looking to call ahead to arrange a taxi—your flight will leave Dallas at just before 11am and will arrive at Shanghai's Pudong International Airport the following day at just before 3pm, all times local.

· Copa Airlines:
For those looking to head to Central America there’s a strong possibility that Copa Airlines will be flying toward your desired destination. It sounds like they’re ready to add more options to their route network, and they have their eyes on Florida. The plan is to do the nonstop thing between Fort Lauderdale and their hub down in Panama City.

The new flights should head into the clouds beginning on July 11, as Boeing 737-700s will do the flying between the two countries. This is destination number four for the airline in the Sunshine State, and overall they’re now flying to eleven destinations in the states.

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'World's Highest Airport' Opens in Tibetan China

Where: China
September 25, 2013 at 7:40 AM | by | Comments (0)

We’ve got a new airport to add to our travel to-do list, as one of the world’s newest airports is now open for business. Not only does it have that new airport smell, but this place is also the highest civilian airport in the world as well.

The security lines are now open for business in China, as the airport is now doing its thing in the Tibetan region of southwestern Sichuan province. Daocheng Yading Airport which does its thing in Garzi sits at just around 15,000-feet above sea level. That makes us wonder if we can use our electronic devices right from the runway, as technically we’re already well above 10,000-feet.

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Air China, Emirates, and Alitalia Work It Out with New Routes

September 20, 2013 at 8:23 AM | by | Comments (0)

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.

· Emirates:
Some of the biggest new routes this week comes from the folks over at Emirates, as once again they’re looking to expand their reach across the globe. This week news arrives that they will be starting service between Boston and Dubai as of March 10. Emirates will go between the two spots on a daily basis, as they will rely on Boeing 777-200LR jets to get things done. Overall this is destination number eight for Emirates in and out of the nifty fifty, as they also do the nonstop thing over to Dubai from places like New York, San Francisco, and Seattle.

· Air China:
There’s few people that wouldn’t be interested in a new option over to Hawaii, so that’s why we’re excited to pass along the news regarding a new flight in and out of Honolulu. Air China is thinking about starting nonstop service between Beijing and Honolulu beginning in January of 2014, so pack those snorkels and swimsuits. It looks like this new option will be competing with some new service between the two cities from Hawaiian Airlines, so be on the lookout for the possibility of some competitive fares.

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United, Air China, and Wizz Air Send New Routes Here and There

July 19, 2013 at 8:52 AM | by | Comments (0)

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.

· Wizz Air:
One of our favorite purple planes is on the move, as Wizz Air is getting ready to visit a new country. It looks like the plan is for the carrier to connect Budapest with Moscow beginning on September 23, five times per week. The flights are scheduled to touch down at Vnukovo Airport over in Moscow, so be sure to keep that in mind when arranging ground transportation. We’re thinking this is like country 36 for Wizz Air, so they are certainly pretty darn busy with their connections to international destinations.

· Copa Airlines:
We’ll be waiting a little bit of time before this one hits the skies, but Copa Airlines is hard at working getting a new route ready for the United States. The carrier already flies a few flights to and from the nifty fifty, and now it looks like they’ll add a new option between Panama City and Tampa beginning on December 16. Boeing 737s are scheduled to go between the two counties four times each and every week, as the airline adds destination number 66 overall to its route network.

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Virgin America, Air China and Frontier Lead This Week's New Routes News

February 8, 2013 at 8:47 AM | by | Comments (0)

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.

· Virgin America:
One of the best—if not the best—domestic carriers is on the move again, as it looks like Virgin America is busy building their route network. Up next for the carrier is Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport right in the heart of Silicon Valley, and not too far from where the carrier calls home over at SFO.

The new flights will head back and forth between San Jose and Los Angeles four times per day each and every day of the week. Tickets are already up for grabs, so feel free to head over to your favorite travel booking site and start entering those credit card digits. The flights start hitting the skies for the first time on May 1.

· Delta:
The folks over at Delta have been waiting on the necessary stamps, seals, and other approvals, but now it looks like it’s go time for one of their latest nonstop options. We knew this was in the works, but now it sounds like Seattle to Tokyo is now officially going to be an option. The nonstop flights will fly into Tokyo-Haneda, and if all goes according to plan the planes will take to the skies on June 1 of this year. Now’s the time to start checking that award calendar, as this certainly would be a nice way to use up some of those Delta SkyMiles.

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Hainan, Brussels Airlines and Frontier Lead This Week's New Route News

February 1, 2013 at 8:03 AM | by | Comments (0)

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.

· Brussels Airlines:
If you’re still thinking about heading across the pond this summer it might be time to finally make a decision, as Brussels Airlines just announced that they’re starting up some brand new nonstop flights between Washington Dulles International Airport and Brussels Airport.

The flights are set to start up for the first time on June 18, so this is pretty much perfect for your summer holiday over in Europe. Airbus A330s will be doing the heavy lifting across the Atlantic, as the flights are scheduled to head back and forth five times per week. There’s solid in-flight entertainment across both cabins, and if you upgrade to business class you’ll even score yourself a fully flat bed—as your seat. Finally, the carrier is part of the Star Alliance, so feel free to cash in some of those United MileagePlus frequent flyer miles.

· Spirit Airlines:
They must be doing something correctly over at Spirit Airlines, as it seems like they’re always stealing a spot in our new route roundup. This week they’re at it again, as they’re looking to connect Las Vegas with Baltimore.

The new flights are set to take to the skies as soon as April 25, and the plan is to fly them back and forth each and every day of the week. Flights head out of Baltimore around 7:30pm and are scheduled to arrive over in Las Vegas at around 9:30pm—all times local. Heading out of Sin City en route to Charm City it’s going to be a redeye flight leaving at just before midnight and arriving back on the east coast at 7:20am.

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So About That In-Flight WiFi Coming to Air China...It's Gogo.

November 21, 2011 at 9:52 AM | by | Comments (0)

We knew that Air China was testing out in-flight WiFi aboard some of its domestic flights, and it sounds like the initial tests must have gone pretty darn well. That’s because even more tests and trials are planned for additional flights through the first part of 2012.

Again, the in-flight WiFi is technically for accessing the airline’s entertainment system, so online holiday shopping high above China isn’t exactly an option just yet. However, we can’t imagine that it’ll remain that way for long, because it's actually our buddies over at Gogo providing the in-flight magic. Just like back at home in the nifty fifty, it’s Gogo that’s responsible for all the wires, transmitters, and other do-dads that makes the system hum along.

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China Gets Its Very First In-Flight WiFi Flights Thanks to Air China

Where: China
November 11, 2011 at 9:50 AM | by | Comments (0)

Alright this might not be as groundbreaking as United’s announcement to finally equip their planes with plenty of WiFi. However, it does have to do with airplanes and in-flight connectivity, so we think it’s a winner.

Air China is testing out their own flavor of in-flight WiFi this week, and that makes it the very first airline in China to do so. It’s even free for all passengers while the airline works to test it out, so that’s definitely a step in the right direction.

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Watch the Skies for United's Eco Plane, Already Flying on Biofuels

November 8, 2011 at 9:00 AM | by | Comments (0)

Huge news. Yesterday marked the first time a US airline used biofuel in a commercial flight. No, it wasn't Alaska Airlines even though they are trying; it was United, and they flew their eco-friendly 737-800 from Continental's's former home base, Houston, to the United home base of Chicago.

For the #avgeeks: The biofuel is algae-based and includes 60 percent petroleum fuel and 40 percent biofuel produced by a company named Solazyme.

The eco-consciousness isn't limited to what goes in the tank, either. United flight attendants now push lighter serving carts and pilots traded in their 38-pound flight bags for more weight-conscious iPads (already loaded with their in-flight navigation charts and aircraft manuals). Furthermore, United makes it easy for plane spotters to identify the Mother Earth-friendly aircraft by its green winglets and 'eco-skies' written towards the front of the fuselage.

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This Week is All About Bermuda, China, and Liberia Thanks to New Routes

April 29, 2011 at 7:26 AM | by | Comments (0)

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.

· Air China:
After a few days in Milan you might just get sick of being in Italy—we’re kidding—but if you do there’s always Air China to help you escape Europe and head into Asia. Beginning on June 15, the carrier will be sending Airbus A330s back and forth between Milan and Beijing just in time for the summer tourism season. The flights will run three times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. They’re the only airline flying nonstop on this route, so expect to pay a little bit of a premium if you decide to hop between continents anytime soon.

· Air France:
If you’re looking to impress your friends with a unique trip, you might just want to consider some of Air France’s new options to West Africa. Earlier this month they started up flights to Freetown—that’s in Sierra Leone—as well as flights to Monrovia, Liberia. They’re even heading to the capital of Guinea; that’s Conakry of course! All the flights will depart from Paris—not surprising—and will be operated thanks to a little assistance from those trusty Airbus A330s.

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Air China Looks Like They're Going For World Domination

Where: China
October 30, 2009 at 8:39 AM | by | Comments (0)

Air China last came to our attention with their cheap and lucky tours; now they want to make us happy (and make themselves some money, no doubt) with a bunch of new domestic and international routes.

China-side, there are now flights between Beijing and Daqing, Chengdu and Zhuhai, and Shenzhen and Dazhou, making it easier to get around this large land. And to get there in the first place, Air China has started new routes between Beijing and Tokyo's Haneda Airport, and from Hangzhou to Frankfurt, Germany.

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