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Everyone from Alaska Airlines to US Airways Deals Up New Routes This Week

September 7, 2012 at 9:03 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:
There’s a brand new option between Portland—the one in Oregon—and Washington, DC, as Alaska Airlines just started flying between the two cities. The new flights will link the Pacific Northwest with Reagan Washington National Airport. Things are scheduled to depart from Portland around 9:30am local time, and the Boeing 737s are set to touch down over in Washington around 5:40pm local time. Apparently this is the only nonstop flight between the two airports, so expect to pay a little bit of a premium if you’re looking to cross the country with Alaska Airlines and their new flight.

· Singapore Airlines:
New daily service is soon arriving in Myanmar, as Singapore Airlines is planning to link Singapore with Yangon beginning on October 28. The new flights are done thanks to a little assistance from the airline’s regional buddies over at SilkAir, so don’t except Airbus A380s on these routes. However, Singapore Airlines will operate certain flights, and they’ll be using some Boeing 777s to boost the number of seats available between the two cities. It sounds like the flights are still subject to government approval, so you’ll have to wait a little bit to book your tickets.

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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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XL Airways Will Get You to Paris This Summer for Around $700

April 26, 2011 at 8:27 AM | by | Comments (0)

Getting to Europe this summer is probably going to be fairly expensive thanks to rising oil prices, as well as the fact that everyone wants to cross the Atlantic for vacation. Finding cheap airfare might not be impossible if you know where to look, especially if you consider thinking outside the box when it comes to your air carrier.

Although we haven’t flown them ourselves (yet), we’re thinking that you might want to give XL Airways France a chance once the weather gets a little warmer. They’re hardly some random new airline, as they’ve been kicking around France and Europe since 1995. Hopefully that means that you won’t be left high and dry when its time to get a new stamp in your passport.

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