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Delta, WestJet, and Qatar Airways Lead This Week's New Routes News

November 22, 2013 at 8:49 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.

· Qatar Airways:
More planes and people will be taking to the skies in 2014, as Qatar Airways is getting ready to start some new nonstop service. The plan is to connect their base in Doha all the way over to Edinburgh Airport in Scotland. Things will operate five times each and every week, and best of all it will be some Boeing 787s doing all of the back and forth flying. Flights are scheduled to start up on May 28, and there will be continuing service to spots in Australia like Perth and Melbourne. IF you’re looking to hop aboard one of these new options, they take to the skies on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

· United:
If you need to get out of town for the weekend and hit the slots and the tables then look to see what United is now offering, as the carrier is getting ready to start up some new nonstop service to Atlantic City, New Jersey. As of now it sounds like April 1 will be the big day for the new flights, as the nonstop options will depart from both Houston Bush Intercontinental and Chicago O'Hare en route all the way over to Atlantic City. Stretch your legs before hopping aboard, as the always comfortable Embraer ERJ145 regional jets will be the planes heading into the skies.

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EasyJet, Volaris, and Qatar Airways Lead This Week's New Routes News

October 25, 2013 at 8:31 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.

· EasyJet:
More cheap flights for you and your crew over in Europe, as budget carrier EasyJet is adding around ten new options. Just like other carriers we’ve mentioned these guys have their minds on the summer, as that’s when many of these new flights will take to the skies. Those flying out of London-Gatwick will have options to arrive in spots like Newcastle, Brittany, Paris, and Jersey. Out of Glasgow there’s some new options as well, as EasyJet will be heading to Split over in Croatia, as well as the island of Kos in Greece.

· Hawaiian Airlines:
Keep your credit card digits in your pocket for the moment, but it does sound like Hawaiian Airlines has their sites on a new spot over in Japan. With some carriers backing out of certain routes to and from Japan, there’s room for new carriers to arrive—like Hawaiian Airlines. They have applied to fly between Kona—on the Big Island—and Tokyo-Haneda. The carrier has already submitted the necessary paperwork to get permission to do so, but for now it’s all in the hands of the US Department of Transportation. Stay tuned for further developments in new routes news, but we vote for Hawaiian Airlines to get this new option—why not?

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Mobile Boarding Passes Aren't Just for the Major Airlines Anymore

July 9, 2013 at 6:57 AM | by | Comments (0)

The major carriers across the globe are no strangers to the wonders and magic of the digital boarding pass. However, many of the low-cost carriers seem to be a little behind with the mobile technology, as many still require the old-fashioned paper boarding pass—and even charge you a fee for the pleasure. It looks like EasyJet is taking a step in the right direction, however, as the carrier just expanding their mobile capabilities.

A few months ago they introduced mobile check-in and boarding passes, but at the time things were somewhat limited. That’s no longer the case, as now the carrier has expanded mobile services to around 38 different airports across Europe. This is really good news for those who don’t lug a printer around with them while traveling.

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Three Budget Airline Policies That Don't Suck

May 16, 2013 at 12:07 PM | by | Comments (0)

One of the best ways of jetting off to fabulous locations while staying conscious of your bank account is searching for seats on a low-cost carrier. There's usually a downside, however, and that's the extra fees and policies that come along with no-frills travel.

After hearing horror stories of travel on low-cost airlines like Spirit and Ryanair, you may think there's nothing to look forward to except arriving at your destination. But every so often, there's a diamond in the rough—a policy that benefits instead of punishes traveler. Here's a few of our favorites:

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EasyJet (Hopefully) Kisses Long Airport Lines Good-Bye

April 1, 2013 at 8:14 PM | by | Comments (0)

This is not a late April's Fools prank.

Flying Europe's original low-cost carrier will now begin a different foot, as starting April 30th, the departures area for EasyJet will adopt a futuristic feel where passengers are checking themselves in and tagging their own bags.

Of course you'll still have to pay the £25 fee for a checked bag, but since the airline has estimated that about 80% of their passengers already check-in online, they've decided to do away with the extra cost of staffing a desk. It's all in the name of keeping airfares low, you know.

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This Week's New Routes News: WestJet, easyJet, and Virgin America

February 15, 2013 at 9:19 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.

· WestJet:
We haven’t heard too much from the folks over at WestJet lately, but apparently that’s just because they have been busy planning some new options. This week it sounds like they’re coming to visit us here in the United States, as they’re getting ready for some new flights to spots like Myrtle Beach and Dallas. Starting on May 2 there will be nonstop flights between Toronto and Myrtle Beach a couple times per week, as it looks like Thursdays and Sundays will be the days for flying. If you want to head to Dallas instead—they’ve got you covered—as WestJet will be linking Calgary with Big D beginning on April 29 each and every day of the week. These are destinations number 19 and 20 for WestJet to the United States, and we say keep ‘em coming!

· Virgin America:
It’s a double-dose of new route news out of Virgin America this week, so we thought we’d mention it one more time. Up first are their plans to link San Francisco with Austin beginning on May 21. Tickets are already up for sale, so if you’re looking to head between SFO and AUS they’ve got you covered. The next planned route for the carrier is some seasonal service up to Alaska, as they’re thinking about connecting San Francisco with Anchorage. Those flights will head back and forth like six times per week, and things will run all summer long between June 6 and September 9. Tickets are already up for sale—one-way fares between SFO and AUS will set you back as little as $89, but it’s going to be $199 between SFO and ANC.

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Copa, Spirit Airlines and Frontier are Ready for Plenty of New Routes

January 25, 2013 at 9:05 AM | by | Comments (3)

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.

· Copa Airlines:
For those who call Boston home—or can get to the airport easily—there’s some big new route news this week thanks our buddies over at Copa Airlines. They’re getting ready to fill up the tanks on one of the area’s first nonstop flights into Latin America, as the plan is to connect Boston with Panama City—that’s Tocumen International Airport to be specific. It sounds like July 10 will be the first day that things start heading back and forth, as Boeing 737s will do their best to zip through the air during the five and a half hour flight. With connections available in Panama to pretty much anywhere in the region, this is some good new route news.

· easyJet:
If you’re thinking about flying into Russia, it’s unlikely that the first carrier that comes to mind is easyJet. However, you better readjust your expectations, as they’re the latest carrier planning to head to and from Moscow-Domodedovo. The low cost carrier is doing their thing between London-Gatwick and Moscow beginning on March 18, and the tickets recently went up for sale. Starting off the flights will be a daily option, but after a month or so things will be bumped up to a couple times per day. We checked out prices through their site, and we saw some one-ways for as little as $86—nice.

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Finally Time for FastJet to Sell Tickets for First Africa Routes

Where: Tanzania
November 15, 2012 at 9:12 AM | by | Comments (0)

We’ve been watching the deal with FastJet for quite some time, as the start-up looks to bring the cheap low cost carrier model across Africa. The initial idea was proposed by Sir Stelios of Easyjet fame and, about a year after we heard of this new venture, it’s almost time for the carrier to finally hit the skies.

As part of their plan to get up in the air as quickly as possible, FastJet kind of gobbled up another regional airline—Fly540—as this gave them some easy access to rights to fly to spots like Angola, Ghana, Kenya, and Tanzania. With that kind of paperwork in place it was time to pick a spot to start, and it sounds like they’re going to begin with Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The head honcho over at FastJet is eager to expand to more countries, but it sounds like his carrier plans to stay firmly planted in Africa.

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AeroMexico, Lufthansa and easyJet Start This Week's New Routes Party

October 26, 2012 at 9:26 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.

· AeroMexico:
You’ve had enough of the beach, and now you’re looking for something with a little European flair—we’ve all been there. Well thanks to AeroMexico that’s now possible, as the carrier is getting ready to fly between Mexico City and London-Heathrow.

Flights are scheduled to depart from Mexico on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, as the new flights are ready to start doing their thing on December 14. It sounds like this is nonstop option number three over to Europe from the folks at AeroMexico, and we’ve got to say that we are already looking for more—the more the merrier when it comes to new routes.

· Southwest Airlines:
As part of the overall merger between Southwest Airlines and AirTran there’s been all kinds of moving and shaking with Southwest’s routes. This week brings some new options and new changes, as they’re changing things up at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

AirTran will now be flying down to the Dominican Republic each and every day of the week beginning in April of next year, as long as the government is cool with their plans. As for Southwest it looks like they’re kicking the new route excitement into overdrive with their plans for Flint, Michigan. We kid because we love—the three daily nonstop flights between Flint and Baltimore will start on April 14.

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Prince William and Princess Kate Fly...EasyJet?

April 9, 2012 at 11:20 AM | by | Comments (0)

What shows the world that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are just normal people? Flying commercial airlines of course. What makes that statement even bolder? Naturally, flying low-cost carrier EasyJet. Prince William decided to whisk his princess bride off to a ski holiday in the Swiss Alps and the airline just happened to have the perfect route.

The trip was meant to be a romantic week vacation after the Prince was away for Valentine's Day on official Royal Air Force duty, but it wasn't a total couples retreat; they traveled with Kate's parents, who paid for the getaway. It does sound as if someone splurged for the "speedy boarding" option; the royals had a police escort to the empty orange bird in Geneva, Switzerland. After the rest of the passengers boarded the aircraft, most were completely surprised to see the royal couple belted and ready for departure to Manchester, UK.

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The Latest on FastJet's Low-cost Flight Plans for Africa and Beyond

Where: Ghana
March 8, 2012 at 9:02 AM | by | Comments (0)

Not that long ago we were all intrigued about what Sir Stelios (of EasyJet) was up to, and what he had planned for residents and travelers looking to hop around much of Africa. Well, it sounds like one of the continent's first true low-cost carriers is still in the planning stages, but with a little more progress, Stelios' FastJet might be up in the air doing its thing sooner than later.

The latest news is that the airline may head up into the skies within the next several months, so we wouldn’t find it unusual to see flights operating between now and the end of 2012. Officials at the airline are looking to initially gain access to like 15 planes to help them achieve their travel goals.

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Not Cool! European Airlines Charge for Every Little Thing

March 1, 2012 at 9:53 AM | by | Comments (4)

For many companies, creative ways to positively effect the bottom line sets the more successful business apart from the less successful. Airlines are no different. Frankly we are kind of fed up with hidden fees and, with the recent federal guidelines for airfare advertising, some much needed transparency is returning. This transparency is crossing the Atlantic and being adopted for the European Union as well. Now, Ryanair and Spirit ("the Ryanair of North America"), have a whole lot more in common.

Earlier this month, Spirit Airlines stomped their feet and imposed a ridiculous tax for their passengers. In addition to adding a $2 "unintended consequences" fee, the airline will now charge $5 for an agent printing a boarding pass. This is in addition to digging deep to print your own boarding pass from a self-service kiosk. You guessed it, another two bucks.

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