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Bummer: Direct Air Files for Bankruptcy and REDjet Cancels All Flights

March 19, 2012 at 9:19 AM | by | Comments (0)

It seems like just yesterday that we were wondering about Direct Air and their interesting route choices, and we were pretty excited to hear that REDjet was ready to head over to a couple new spots. Well apparently the party is over, as both of these airlines aren’t in the best overall standing—both financially and operationally. Direct Air sent out a memo on Friday detailing their plans for chapter 11 bankruptcy, and then late that same day REDjet announced that their planes would remain on the ground and refunds would be forthcoming.

First let’s talk about Direct Air, as they probably screwed up a few more vacations, like especially for those who were dreaming of a warm spring break destination from a smaller airport right by their home. It’s time to find alternate accommodations, because Direct Air has totally put a stop to their scheduled charter operation. That means no flights from Springfield, Illinois to spots like Myrtle Beach and Orlando. Since this carrier wasn’t really one of the big boys there’s little to no chance—with the emphasis on no chance—than any other carriers will plan to pick up the pieces.

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XL Airways, Virgin Atlantic and REDjet Rule New Routes This Week

March 16, 2012 at 9:37 AM | by | Comment (1)

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.

· XL Airways:
If you’re dreaming of spring in Paris you might not need to wait that much longer, as there’s another option to get to France when traveling out of San Francisco International Airport. XL Airways is starting up nonstop flights between SFO and CDG twice per week beginning on May 26, and the new options should run throughout the summer all the way until September 8.

We’re not totally sure on the fares—it looks like it’s still too early to book flights—but we’d bet you’d save some spending cash when compared to the big boys like Air France. Airbus A330s will be doing their thing to get you and your buddies cross the United States and the Atlantic, and there will be two seating options—Galaxy Class and regular old Economy Class.

· Emirates:
It might be a little too late to still catch the cherry blossoms doing their thing, but Emirates is still moving full speed ahead with a brand new nonstop option between Washington, DC and Dubai. The new flights will operate to and from Washington-Dulles beginning on September 12, but unfortunately there aren’t any plans—yet—to utilize one of Emirates’ A380s.

That’s okay, as the Boeing 777-300ERs planned for this route is hardly shabby especially with eight private first class suites, 42 flat bed seats in business class, and 304 economy class seats In the back of the cabin. We’re thinking this new option is focused mostly on business and government travelers, but Emirates route network can probably get you to pretty much anywhere if you’re just looking for a nice vacation.

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All is Well with REDJet as They Expand Their $9.99 Flights to St. Maarten

February 29, 2012 at 9:41 AM | by | Comments (0)

If you’re thinking about heading down to the Caribbean for this year’s Spring Break be sure to think about trying out RedJet for your air travel needs. They aren’t flying out of the United States just yet, but they can definitely add a little bit of island hopping to your warm weather getaway.

Like we’ve mentioned before, RedJet offers a cheaper alternative to other carriers in the region, as they’re doing their best to be the Caribbean’s first true low cost carrier. One-way routes often can be had for as little as like $9.99 each way, but of course be sure to factor in a little extra cash for taxes, fees, other airfare extras that have now be come mandatory in the world of air travel.

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New Routes from ANA, AirTran, and More to Get You Psyched for 2012

December 23, 2011 at 9:41 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.

· All Nippon Airways:
It’s finally time for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to head to the nifty fifty, as All Nippon Airways is planning some nonstop service out of Tokyo-Narita. The new flights will head right into San Jose, California as well as Seattle, so it’s kind of a homecoming for the new plane—after all, all the bits and pieces were put together in Seattle.

The flights are supposed to start at some point after April 1 of next year, and we’re thinking that it’ll be sometime that month for sure. Japan Airlines launches their 787 flights to Boston in April, so we bet that ANA will do everything they can to be the first ones to fly to the United States. So if you still haven’t planned a trip to lose your 787 virginity these might just be the flights that you’ve been waiting for.

· REDjet:
Down in the Caribbean it’s business as usual for REDjet, as the area’s first low-cost carrier continues to link slices of paradises on the cheap. The latest plan is to connect Barbados with Saint Lucia two times per week thanks to their fleet of MD82 airplanes. There are still some $9.99 one-way fares—before taxes, fees, and other stuff—during the month of January, but more popular dates seem to go for around $40 each way. Still it’s way faster than renting a kayak—and way safer—so definitely give REDjet a call if you’re looking to a little Caribbean island hoping.

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REDjet Continues to Do Their Thing with Three New Nonstop Options

September 23, 2011 at 9:15 AM | by | Comments (0)

It’s been a little bit of time since we last checked in on the comings and goings of REDjet, and it looks like there’s some good news. The Caribbean’s first low-cost carrier isn’t flying to and from the lower 48 just yet—bummer—but they are working on expanding their route network between several different slices of island paradise.

REDjet is already flying between Barbados, Trinidad and Guyana, but they’re looking to add up to three new routes this November, and the new spots include Antigua and Barbuda as well as Jamaica. New nonstop flights include Barbados to Jamaica, Trinidad nonstop to Jamaica, and Guyana right over to Antigua. Again, all the fun begins towards the end of November—like the 21st and 22nd—but you can go ahead and book your tickets now.

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This Week's New Routes Bring More Quick Connections to the Caribbean

July 29, 2011 at 9:30 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:
When it comes to new routes, JetBlue just can’t stop/won't stop, and this week they’re bringing a new international option to the residents of the greater New York City area. Thanks to JetBlue, Westchester County Airport is getting their very first international flight to Nassau, Bahamas as of November 15. Of course they need to get government approval first, but we’re thinking that won’t be too much of an issue. Flights will run every day of the week, and if you’re looking to test things out for yourself there’s one-way fares as low as $129 if you book today.

· American Airlines:
There’s one more option between New York-JFK and Tokyo-Narita thanks to American Airlines beginning this September. The carrier already kind of does this pretty much all the time, but as of September 6 it becomes a daily option. There doesn’t appear to be any sales or other deals to celebrate, but maybe they’ll surprise us as the schedule change approaches. Just be sure to pack plenty of in-flight entertainment and snacks, as this trip is going to be a long one!

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REDjet, WestJet and Alaska Airlines Lead This Week's New Route News

July 22, 2011 at 8:55 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.

· Alaska Airlines:
Even though their name has the world Alaska in it, Alaska Airlines seems to love Hawaii just as much as their own home. This week the airline announced that they’ll be flying nonstop between San Diego and Honolulu beginning on November 17. They’ll be using Boeing 737s on this route, and this goes along pretty well with their nonstop service between San Diego and Maui that they started up last year. Hawaiian Airlines already flies a similar route between these two cities, so maybe a little fare war can get us to paradise with a little money left over for a Mai Tai or two.

· Volaris:
The time to head to Mexico might be right now if you call Las Vegas or Los Angeles home. Volaris is launching new daily nonstop flights between those two spots and Mexico City, so if you’ve always wanted to see a little more of the real Mexico and less Americans lounging on the beach—this might be a good time. The flights run each day of the week through the end of August, and after that we’re not sure if they’ll decide to change things up. We’re still waiting for Volaris to bring some cheap flights to more parts of the country, but for now, we’ll take what we can get.

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REDjet Takes Off in the Caribbean, But Not from the USA

June 8, 2011 at 9:30 AM | by | Comments (0)

Back in the fall we were happy to learn about REDjet and their plans to bring cheap fares to one and all across the Caribbean. After all, they promised initial rates to start at just like $10 or so each way, but it looks like their business plan is already starting to hit a little bit of turbulence.

The airline is having a little trouble getting government approval to fly here and there, so as of right now, things are pretty limited. The biggest pain—at least for us—is that there are no flights to and from the United States yet, so you might need to look elsewhere if you were banking on REDjet to be your savior for a cheap weekend beach getaway.

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REDjet, the Caribbean’s First Low Cost Carrier, Plans Flights for $9.99

November 9, 2010 at 9:30 AM | by | Comments (0)

When we’re sitting in paradise, we’re usually pretty content focusing on the sand between our toes and the warm sunshine, but apparently there are plenty of other folks that are always thinking about what destination is next. Those are the kind of people that REDjet is looking to target with their new service, as they’re hoping to be the Caribbean’s first low cost carrier.

The airline hasn’t started things up just yet, but they have hired a bunch of employees—hopefully some of them are pilots—and they’re thinking about getting operations up and running at the beginning of December. The planes will be MD-80s formerly flown by American Airlines.

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