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FAA Removes Philippines from Blacklist, Meaning More Flights Could Be on the Way

April 10, 2014 at 11:15 AM | by | Comments (0)

In 2008, the FAA put the Philippines on its Category 2 blacklist after it failed to comply with international safety standards, and the EU followed with similar restrictions in 2010. Here in the US, the sanctions banned Philippine carriers from expanding their service or operating code-share flights with US airlines.

Good news: Those limitations were lifted today after the country spent years reforming its administration policies and its ability to monitor and regulate airlines. This means that air carriers from the Philippines are now allowed to add routes and partner with domestic airlines on code-share flights within the United States.

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Saudi Arabian Airlines Begins Service from Riyadh to LAX

April 1, 2014 at 9:57 AM | by | Comments (0)

This week, Saudi Arabia's flagship air carrier, Saudi Arabian Airlines, completed the first run of its new flight to LAX from its capital city Riyadh. The flight will go three times a week on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays with a stop over in Jeddah.

“Saudi's inaugural flight to Los Angeles is a manifestation of our continued efforts to expand our global reach to better service our valued customers,” said Chief Executive Officer and Director General Designate Abdulaziz Alhazmi. “The services to LAX, following our launch to Toronto, Canada in October last year and the resumption of our flights to Manchester, UK, are just some of the components of this initiative to claim our rightful place among the world`s leading carriers.”

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Everything Old is New Again as Eastern Air Lines Continues Path to Relaunch

March 31, 2014 at 8:50 AM | by | Comments (0)

The airplanes aren't yet up in the air, but a relaunch of the classic Eastern Air Lines is moving full speed ahead.

According to Bloomberg, Eastern Air Lines Group is busy looking around for the best deal on up to ten used airplanes. Both Boeing and Airbus aircraft have a chance, as the company focuses on narrow-body planes for the venture.

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Emirates, Delta, and Icelandair Have This Month's New Route News

March 14, 2014 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.

· Emirates:
Those who call Massachusetts home just got a new nonstop option this week, as Emirates is now doing its thing back and forth out of Boston’s Logan Airport. Boeing 777-200LRs will be the planes taking to the skies, as the passengers, pilots, and personnel do their thing between Dubai and Boston. Emirates will operate the flights each and every day of the week, so no need to balance your schedule to score a ride with them. For those that are interested in the specifics it’s flight 238 that departs Boston at around 11pm, and it arrives over in Dubai at around 7pm the next day, all times local.

· JetBlue:
Here’s one to add to the warm weather map, as JetBlue just announced destination number 86. This time the carrier is making the short trip between New York-JFK and Cape Cod, as they’ll be doing the nonstop thing right into Hyannis, Massachusetts. This is nonstop number 64 out of New York-JFK, and should be a great way to beat the traffic during the summer. Understandably it’s a seasonal thing with flights each and every day of the week between June 26 and September 9.

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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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A New Plane for a New Route: British Airways' 787 Now Flies to Austin, TX

March 4, 2014 at 5:09 PM | by | Comments (0)

Even though the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival doesn't begin until this weekend, the city of Austin, TX was already in quite a flutter yesterday, with the arrival of their first transatlantic flight. Even better is that the airline is British Airways, who've put their brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the nonstop route. Right now, the flight only operates five times a week, but will increase to daily service as soon as this May.

Texans used to flying other airlines and connecting to London can check out a sample of one of the plane's seats as part of a pop-up British Airways experience in the lobby of Austin's Driskill Hotel. Of course, there's always our own 40-image photo gallery and a few things the BA 787 has that other airplanes do not.

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Nonstop Flights to the Grenadines on the Way Thanks to New Airport

Where: St. Vincent and the Grenadines
March 4, 2014 at 1:26 PM | by | Comments (0)

Later this year, the Grenadines will become more accessible for Americans as the first international airport opens on St. Vincent. The chain of 32 Caribbean islands will then offer non-stop flights from North America for the first time.

Set to open in late 2014, the new Argyle International Airport will replace the existing ET Joshua Airport and will offer direct international jet service from the U.S., Canada and Europe. The project broke ground in 2008 and cost $240 million, which is the country’s most expensive capital project in its history and nearly one half of its GDP. How’s that for a sign of commitment to tourism growth?

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Soon You'll Be Able to Fly a United Dreamliner All the Way Down Under

Where: Australia
February 21, 2014 at 10:02 AM | by | Comments (0)

Okay—we realize that we usually try to consolidate our new routes news, but we just couldn’t resist sharing this one sooner than later. It’s especially the case since it might just be a decent use of those United MileagePlus miles that you have been saving up for years and years—maybe even since the Continental days.

As you know United is a fan of the Boeing 787, and they’ve got a few of them on hand for some flying fun. Well the fun is about to go down under, as United has just loaded a new flight into their schedule. The carrier will be doing the nonstop thing between Los Angeles and Melbourne—in Australia—beginning this October.

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Last Chance for Flights to World Cup 2014 in Brazil, as Airlines Add Hundreds Extra

Where: Brazil
February 21, 2014 at 8:38 AM | by | Comments (0)

Last chance to book travel to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup! Regular flights, both into and around the sprawling country, are nearly sold out during the World Cup dates of June 12 - July 13. This means it's time for airlines to announce how many extra planes they'll be running for fans to reach the 12 host cities.

Leading the pack is TAM, Brazil's largest airline, which only just dropped the huge news that they'll add 750 domestic and 300 international flights to supplement their usual schedule, all for travelers and soccer fans eager to visit during the World Cup.

TAM's competitors in the region (Avianca, GOL and Azul) are also throwing extra planes into the sky to help the rush, but nowhere near TAM's outlay. Azul, which only flies domestic routes in Brazil (and was actually created by the same man who founded JetBlue, David Neeleman), will only add around 350 flights during the World Cup period, for example.

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New Airline Alert: Florida Express Jet May Get a Move On in March

February 18, 2014 at 12:39 PM | by | Comments (0)

Pack your bags and get some tickets, as there’s a new airline taking to the skies high above the Sunshine State. This one kind of snuck up on is, but apparently Florida Express Jet is doing its thing as soon as next month. The plan is to fly in and around Florida—no crossing state lines here—with things taking off on March 20.

Nonstop flights are already for sale, and that includes options between Orlando and spots like Fort Lauderdale and Tallahassee. Fares can be had for as little as $69, as the airline questions why you would drive when you could fly.

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Say Aloha to Ohana by Hawaiian, Taking to the Skies in March

February 13, 2014 at 7:23 AM | by | Comments (0)

Just the other day we were looking at the snazzy look of the latest member of the Hawaiian Airlines family, and now it looks like ‘Ohana by Hawaiian is ready to take to the skies.

If you need a refresher ‘Ohana by Hawaiian is the new subsidiary carrier from Hawaiian Airlines, as they plan to connect some smaller airports and locations in and around the islands with a little bit of propeller power.

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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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