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Video Interlude: The Airbus A380 as a Canvas for Light Projection Artwork

November 17, 2014 at 11:33 PM | by | Comments (0)

When it comes right down to it, all aircraft are works of art. One particular masterpiece of recent is the super-jumbo A380, with its double-decker curves and four-engine strength. British Airways is particularly enthralled with their sparkling new A380s and thus created a piece of video art in homage to it.

The British carrier has swapped canvas for fuselage to celebrate their newest non-stop route between London-Heathrow and Singapore with a stunning video that's right out of the cool 4D trend of late. You know—when a projection on a building gives the illusion of it coming alive right before your very eyes.

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Lufthansa, American Airlines, and Finnair Flaunt New Routes for 2015

November 14, 2014 at 11:11 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.

· Lufthansa:
Good news for those trying to get to—or from—the Sunshine State, as Lufthansa is getting ready to make Tampa one of its newest nonstop destinations. The flights are scheduled to begin on September 25 of next year, so you have quite some time to get the funds in place. Things will begin by heading back and forth four times each and every week, but then things will bump up to five times per week when the weather gets warmer. It’ll be Airbus A340s doing the flying, but just note one thing—this will be one of the first flights operated by the carrier’s new low cost carrier arm.

· Finnair:
Want to go to Finland? Finnair can take your there from all kinds of different destinations, but beginning next year Chicago becomes a new option. The plan is to start the flights beginning in June of next year, as it’ll be a seasonal affair between Chicago-O’Hare and Helsinki. Airbus A330s will do the back and forth thing, and it sounds like the flights will operate thrice weekly. Just be sure not to miss your flight, as things will end for the year on October 17.

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Three Airlines Cut Flights to Bangkok Amidst Protests

January 7, 2014 at 10:52 AM | by | Comments (0)

The political unrest currently underway in Bangkok has convinced at least three airlines, including Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, and Hong Kong Airlines, to reduce the number of flights into Thailand's capital during the second half of January and February.

"We've learned that Singapore Airlines plans to cut 19 flights between Jan 14 and Feb 25. Cathay will probably follow suit because passengers are uneasy about the political situation in Thailand," Suvarnabhumi Airport General Manager Rawewan Netrakavesna told the Bangkok Post. Transport Minister Chadchart Sittipunt said that Hong Kong Airlines was probably going to cut about 60 flights as well.

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This Week Brings New Cities and Destinations to JetBlue, Spirit and More

September 14, 2012 at 9:23 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.

· JetBlue:
Usually when JetBlue is planning to arrive in a new city there’s some rumors and news preceding the big announcement, but this week we were kind of caught off guard. JetBlue just announced that Charleston, South Carolina will be their latest destination, and the flying fun will be done to cities like Boston and New York. Flights will head back and forth twice per day between New York, and just once per day to and from Boston. All the new options start up on February 28 of next year, and all the flying fun will be done thanks to a little assistance from some of JetBlue’s Embraer E190s. Oh—and of course—the live television and snacks will be free.

· Spirit Airlines:
Hopefully you weren’t too attached to Spirit Airlines and their service to and from Washington-National Airport, as it looks like the planes and pilots are on the move. Spirit is flying out of town in favor of utilizing the somewhat nearby Baltimore/Washington International Airport. Apparently the airline wasn’t too pleased with the ability to expand and grow at an airport that kind of has rules against growth and expansion. They’re already added a new option over to Dallas/Fort Worth, and that joins Ft. Lauderdale as their other nonstop option. You know the deal when it comes to Spirit Airlines, so just watch those fees!

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Virgin Atlantic, JetBlue and United Airlines Announce New Routes to Warm Destinations

June 17, 2011 at 8:41 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 Atlantic:
Unfortunately we’ll be waiting a little bit for this new route to take flight, but we’re still pretty excited that Virgin Atlantic is looking to head into Mexico. The new option will link London with Cancun, and this will be the airline’s 33rd destination around the globe. Things are scheduled to start up on June 12 of 2012, and the new flights will run just two times per week. They’ll be using Boeing 747s to get the job done on this new route, and they’re planning on splitting things into three different cabins—start saving up your pence for a chance to ride in one of the upper class suites.

· Southwest Airlines:
They’re busy gobbling up AirTran, but that doesn’t mean that Southwest Airlines doesn’t have a little time to add some new options to its route network. The free checked baggage airline just added three nonstop options into and out of Denver from Jacksonville, Pittsburgh, and Newark-Liberty. None of these cities are new to the Southwest family, but the ability to connect a little closer to the West Coast should improve the trip for those looking to make the journey across the country. After all, one connection is always way better than two.

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JetBlue, Lufthansa and United Round Out This Week's New Routes

May 27, 2011 at 9:13 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.

· JetBlue:
At this point JetBlue could probably just change their name to Caribbean Airways, as they’ve got so many flights to and from different slices of paradise every day of the week. This week the airline is adding a fifth destinations to the Dominican Republic—La Romana to be specific—from New York’s JFK Airport. The flights won’t start up until just before Thanksgiving, but once they do, they'll run on Wednesdays and Saturdays—perfect for a long weekend.

· United:
We knew that United Airlines was planning to add some airplanes between Los Angeles and Shanghai, and last week was when the route officially kicked off. They have around 11 flights or so to China from all of their various hubs across the United States, and this new one will do its thing thanks to a little assistance from some Boeing 777s. Expect them to leave at 1:30pm from California and arrive over in China at like 6:00pm—that’s a long flight for sure, so let’s hope they’ve got a good in-flight movie or two.

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The Route of the First Boeing 787 is Still Up in the Air

Where: Japan
June 9, 2010 at 8:48 AM | by | Comments (0)

The pilots over at ANA recently got to take the Boeing 787 for a little bit of a test flight, and now that they’re getting comfortable in the cockpit the airline has some serious decisions to make. While other airlines have already announced tentative plans for their initial 787 routes, ANA is still trying to figure out what’s going to work best.

When the airline receives their plane in November, they’re just going to use it on local routes, but the real fun will come when they launch overseas routes starting in March. It seems that every option is still on the table, as an airline official reports that they’re thinking about Los Angeles, London, San Francisco, and Paris among other spots. China is even a consideration as they look into tapping that expanding market.

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From the 'Nerd Bird' to the 'Barbie Bird': The Best Airline Route Nicknames

April 2, 2010 at 10:35 AM | by | Comments (5)

Spring is definitely here, so we thought we’d do a little "bird" watching. Sure nature is great and all, but we wanted to focus more on some of the bigger options in the sky. Check out some of the "bird" airline routes we found while doing a little research, and let us know if you have any more!

· Barbie Bird
If you’re looking for the ladies, this is the route where you’ll find them. This route usually connects Los Angeles to San Francisco and its outlying areas. There are often models, actresses, and wannabes commuting back and forth for that dream opportunity or just to serve as a booth babe at a trade show—whatever pays the bills that week. United and American Airlines are the two main carriers from LAX to SFO, and they both have several flights throughout the day. Virgin America does the trip as well, and since they are little trendier, they might be the new pick for this trip.

Headshots are a must on this flight, and it’s important to be dressed in something a little more formal than sweatpants and a hoodie. There’s always the chance that some hotshot could be looking for the next big thing. Just don’t get too excited, because that next great opportunity is probably just another flight on the Barbie Bird to another trade show.

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