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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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New Routes Coming Your Way Thanks to Delta, United, and Korean Air

September 13, 2013 at 8:20 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.

· United:
It’s not official just yet, but if things go according to plan United will soon be sending some more planes and people across the Atlantic. The plan is to start nonstop service between Chicago and Edinburgh beginning on May 22 of 2014. Boeing 757s are set to do the flying, so it might be a little cozy—with the single aisle and everything—as the planes head overseas. Flights will do their thing four times per week at first, and then will be bumped up to daily between June 12 and September 1. After that things will go back down to four times weekly between September 2 and October 5.

· Korean Air:
It’s been a couple weeks since the A380 took off from Atlanta, and it looks like things are going well. Korean Air recently started up nonstop A380 service between Atlanta and Seoul, as the world’s biggest plane arrived at the world’s busiest airport. Korean Air has been flying between the two cities and countries since like 1994, but the upgrade to the super jumbo jet is certainly welcome. For now A380s will head back and forth three times per week—with a little pause towards the end of the month. Beginning on October 27, it’ll be all A380s all the time on the daily flights between the two destinations.

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Enjoying the 333 Islands of Fiji: How to Get There

Where: Fiji
March 25, 2013 at 11:16 AM | by | Comments (0)

Last week, we dished on Air Pacific's brand new airplane, new look as Fiji Airways, and even mentioned how to test out the fresh bird.

Just the thought of Fiji seems exotic, pretty far away, and difficult to get to. Exotic, yes. Far away, sure. Hard to get to, not at all. With major airline routes and cruise ship itineraries, you too can set your watches to Fiji-time soon. If you just can't wait and feel the need to wiggle your toes in the sand while enjoying a sunset like the one above, here are our recommendations to get yourself to the middle of paradise:

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Flash Your Korean Air Boarding Pass for On-the-Ground Discounts

Where: Korea
December 20, 2012 at 10:30 AM | by | Comments (0)

We’ve seen all kinds of advertisements and stuff scrolled across our boarding passes—even a little Sudoku game now and then. Now there’s an airline upping the ante on the boarding pass offerings, as they’re handing out their own version of coupons, discounts, and other deals. Sure it’s a chance for them to sell a little bit of advertising and making a couple bucks, but maybe you’ll actually benefit.

It’s Korean Air that’s getting into the boarding pass coupon-clipping game, as they’re releasing something called “Excellent Boarding Pass.” Like we said a minute ago, it’s all about providing benefits and discounts to stuff like restaurants, movies, banks, and kind of anything else where you can save a few dollars.

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The Little Things: In-Flight Birthday Cakes on Korean Air

June 25, 2012 at 4:16 PM | by | Comments (0)

In the midst of the bustle of travel, it's all too easy to overlook the details. We're talking about special touches others have stressed over just so you can enjoy a unique experience, whether you know it or not. Every so often we'll highlight The Little Things like this, so now you will know.

The Little Thing: Korean Air's surprise, in-flight birthday and honeymoon cakes.

Remember Midwest Airlines? They delighted passengers for years by servinb complimentary warm cookies onboard. Then they were taken over by Frontier and, though Frontier tried to keep the cookie tradition alive, they eliminated the treats earlier this year.

It's hard out there for an airline, trying to stay in the black while still giving passengers a little extra something special. But then there's Korean Air, who still offer a free dessert that get all your seatmates talking: in-flight birthday and honeymoon cakes.

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Five Videos from SkyTeam's Biggest Hubs, from Some Famous Names

May 17, 2012 at 4:11 PM | by | Comments (0)

The modern airport is for so much more than simply leaving a flight. These days, they features everything from excellent eateries to spas, and even a library in Amsterdam's case. Well, the SkyTeam alliance is fully aware that their member airlines fly to some of the coolest airports in the world, and they wanted to show off a bit with a video series of famous names showing around their favorite hubs.

Granted, we've already featured the Pam Ann-takes-LHR video, but up until today's web searching, we didn't know there were more to the series. Enjoy!

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Airlines Actually Increase Checked Bag Limits, Thanks to the 'Piece System'

May 14, 2012 at 9:32 AM | by | Comments (2)

With all of the drama and outrage about certain airlines decreasing baggage limits, charging for extra baggage, and even (over)charging for carry-on baggage, here is a story that make you feel excited to fly. Yes, Virginia, there is happiness in flying.

Believe it or not, there are airlines that don't nickle and dime their passengers by charging to check a bag in the belly of the plane. And there are even airlines that have chosen to get even more liberal with how much they allow you to stuff in one suitcase. Or even up to three suitcases. We can't be more excited for these new rules.

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Get Here, There and Everywhere on New Routes from JetBlue, United and More

March 2, 2012 at 9:49 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.

· JetBlue:
It’s always exciting when JetBlue has a new route to announce, and this week they’re getting us all hot and bothered with their newest option to and from Bogotá, Colombia. The new flights will start up on May 7 and will do their thing between Fort Lauderdale and Bogotá. Planes are scheduled to leave Florida around 8am, and the flights back to the nifty fifty will depart from Colombia around 11:30am. JetBlue is particular excited about this new route, so they’re even offering initial fares for as low as $99 each way. We can taste the blue chips already.

· Korean Air:
The big bird is on the move, as it sounds like Korean Air is sending one of their Airbus A380s all the way to Atlanta. The carrier is still ironing out all the different details, but the plane could be headed between Seoul and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport as soon as January of 2013. The airport is still finalizing a couple bits and pieces of airport infrastructure to welcome the new plane, so hopefully the shiny new Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal will be one of the first to welcome the A380 to Atlanta.

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Six US Airports for Stalking the Airbus A380

January 11, 2012 at 9:28 AM | by | Comment (1)


Korean Air and Lufthansa A380s snuggle up at JFK Terminal 1

Look, if you're an airport and you want to have the superjumbo Airbus A380 flying in and out, you can't just be like "hey, airlines, bring that big thang on over." Nope. Instead certain preparations must be made to accommodate an airliner of the A380's size and heft. To effectively manage each plane's 500+ passenger load, more jetways are needed, plus support vehicles to reach the upper deck. In some cases, airport runway indicator lights may need to be moved and the tarmac reinforced.

In other words, A380s can't just fly anywhere and, although the massive planes have been in the air since Singapore Airlines took delivery of the very first in 2007, not all that many airports around the world are treated to them. At least some of those are the United States...

US airports where you'll find A380s:

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The Three Airbus A380s to Look For at Los Angeles International Airport

Where: LAX International Airport [map], Los Angeles , CA, United States
October 27, 2011 at 5:25 PM | by | Comment (1)

It never fails. We'll be at an airport, chilling at a gate awaiting a flight boarding announcement, and every time an Airbus A380 rolls up nearby, other travelers around us will stand and head to the windows for a better look.

There's just something about the double-decker jet, maybe that it's easy to spot or maybe because it's simply so massive that makes people pay attention. Flyers who wouldn't be able to tell the difference between a 737 and a 777 will point and reverently whisper, "that's that new superjumbo. Cooool."

LAX may not have as many airlines arriving with A380s as JFK, but they're inching up there. On the other hand, LAX has only two gates best equipped to service the beasts, so you'll usually know where to find them at the large airport. That'd be gates 101 and 123. Of the 7 airlines currently flying A380s, 3 have routes to LAX. Here's who to look for:

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The Four Airbus A380s to Look For at New York's JFK Airport

Where: JFK International Airport [map], New York, NY, United States
October 20, 2011 at 9:35 AM | by | Comments (0)


Looking up the nose of a Lufthansa A380

It never fails. We'll be at an airport, chilling at a gate awaiting a flight boarding announcement, and every time an Airbus A380 rolls up nearby, other travelers around us will stand and head to the windows for a better look.

There's just something about the double-decker jet, maybe that it's easy to spot or maybe because it's simply so massive that makes people pay attention. Flyers who wouldn't be able to tell the difference between a 737 and a 777 will point and reverently whisper, "that's that new superjumbo. Cooool."

Even we still get crazy excited when we spot so much as an A380 tail peeking up from behind a terminal, and luckily New York-JFK Airport is one of the best places to get a good look. Of the 7 airlines currently flying A380s, 4 have routes to JFK, with a fifth arriving next year. Here's who to look for:

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Korean Air's Latest A380 Commercial Has Us Reaching For Our Credit Card

September 21, 2011 at 8:42 AM | by | Comment (1)

If you’ve been paying attention to the comings and goings of the A380, you’d know that Korean Air recently got their very first big birds. The carrier is already shuttling happy passengers back and forth between New York-JFK and Seoul-Incheon International Airport, and there are plans to send similar planes further and farther.

We’ve been lucky enough to experience some A380 fun before—thanks Lufthansa—but unfortunately the in-flight duty free shop and the three onboard bars of Korean Air's A380 elude us.

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