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New Route News from Qatar, United, and ANA Means New Destination Ideas

April 11, 2014 at 8:26 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.

· Qatar Airways:
Just last week Qatar Airways made another debut on US soil, as the carrier officially started up service to and from Philadelphia. Things started flying during the middle of last week, as Boeing 777s brought a new international option to the Philadelphia area for the first time in a long time. Nonstop flights will do their thing all the way over to the carrier’s hub in Doha, and after that there are connections available to pretty much anywhere else in the region. Qatar Airways isn’t stopping here, as they will also be heading to Miami in June. After that they will also be visiting Dallas-Ft. Worth beginning in July.

· Emirates:
A new plane is headed to Dallas-Ft. Worth later this year, as Emirates shows off what it can do flying to and from the area. As of now it’s October 1 for the very first flight, as an Airbus A380 will carry plenty of passengers between Dallas-Ft. Worth and Dubai. For those keeping count of the big bird’s capacity it will be exactly 489 passengers heading between the two countries. Emirates currently offers nonstop flights aboard some Boeing 777s, but it sounds like they need a few more seats to keep up with the demand on this route.

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Qatar Goes Super Luxury with All-Business-Class to London

Where: Qatar
February 21, 2014 at 12:22 PM | by | Comments (0)

Getting to the Middle East might seem like a fuss with only a few handfuls of non-stop flights from the U.S. and plenty of hours in a plane, so a welcome addition is Qatar Airways' launch of all-business-class flights from Doha, Qatar to London-Heathrow. This marks the first time for such a service between the two regions.

In all, flights from Qatar to the UK take just about 7 hours. So, for that amount of time, passengers will be able to eat, sleep, and catch up on work with the in-flight SMS and GPRS technology. The Airbus A319 will seat a mere 40 passengers in a 2-2 configuration of lie-flat seats, so the sense of a small domestic flight will be as pervasive as the free-flowing bubbles.

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There's New Routes This Week from EVA Air, United, and Frontier

January 10, 2014 at 7:57 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 cold—we get it—and that means it’s time to book a little bit of a winter escape, and one of the easier options just has to be a trip to Florida. United is ready to take you there, as they just started up new nonstop flights between Denver and Fort Myers. Initially things were limited to just a few flights per week, but as of the other day these flights are now a daily option until around the beginning of April. There’s room for about 150 of your closest friends and family aboard the Boeing 737s that are set to serve these new routes. So grab a ticket, a seat, and enjoy your time in the Sunshine State.

· Qatar Airways:
Those carriers from the Middle East are always busy heading to new and exciting destinations across the globe, and this week is no exception as Qatar Airways is once again headed into the skies. We’ve heard that this is destination number 121 for the carrier, as its planes are now connecting Doha with Hangzhou over in China. Airbus A330s are doing all of the flying between the two countries, and as of now these flights are an option four times each and every week. With connections out of Doha to pretty much anywhere across the globe this just might be a great option for that around-the-world itinerary you keep dreaming about.

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Etihad, Volaris, and Alaska Airlines Set Up Some New Routes

December 13, 2013 at 9:11 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.

· Etihad Airways:
There’s some moving and shaking this week over at Etihad Airways, as the carrier is getting ready to send some more planes and people back and forth between the United States and Abu Dhabi. The only problem is that you’ll have almost an entire year to wait, as the new service will hit the skies on December 3, 2014. Boeing 777-200LRs will do the flying between Dallas/Fort Worth and Abu Dhabi. For those looking to hop aboard to join in on the journey there will be eight first-class suites, 40 business class seats—flat bed ones—and 189 spots in the back of the plane.

· Alaska Airlines:
A few new flights went up for sale this week, as Alaska Airlines is getting ready to add a few new options to their route network. Nonstop flights are being added in June of next year, as the carrier will start flying between Salt Lake City and Portland—the one in Oregon. They’re not done there either, as Salt Lake City is also getting nonstop options to spots like Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Jose. These new options kind of coincide with some existing options offered up by Delta, so hopefully a little friendly competition leads to more affordable fares between these cities and states.

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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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How You Can Benefit from Qatar Airways Joining Oneworld Alliance

November 4, 2013 at 9:22 AM | by | Comment (1)

Just over a year ago, we reported on the news that Qatar Airways was about to do something no other Middle Eastern airline had done before: join an alliance. More specifically, it accepted the invitation to cozy up to the likes of American Airlines and British Airways to become part of Oneworld. Such an integration process doesn’t happen overnight, but on October 30 - last week - the process was finally complete.

So what benefit is there for you? For starters, if you plan your travel right, you may find yourself in the luxurious environment of the business class cabin on Qatar’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner (flying between home base Doha and London for instance). More importantly, Oneworld alliance membership means more opportunity to both earn and burn miles for frequent travelers.

Now that the details have been published, we’ll have a quick look at what that means for those with American’s Advantage and British Airways Executive Club programs:

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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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Emirates, Air Canada and Volaris Lead This Week's New Routes News

August 9, 2013 at 9:00 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.

· Air Canada:
They are already flying nonstop between Montreal and San Francisco, but things are going so well that they’re now going to do it all year long. Air Canada just announced that this city pair will be more than just a seasonal option beginning this November, as Airbus A319s will make the flight throughout the entire year. The flight times are even pretty nice too, as they don’t even stick you with an overnight flight. No redeyes on the way back from California, as the flights depart San Francisco around 8am and arrive in Montreal around 4:30pm—all times local.

· Interjet:
There was some new airplane action this week to and from Mexico City, as Interjet is on the move once again. They’re bringing the low cost carrier thing to New York City, as earlier this week nonstop flights started between Mexico City and New York-JFK. There’s plenty of competition on flights between these two cities from carriers like Aeromexico and Delta, but let’s hope that a little friendly competition brings airfare down. If JFK isn’t where you want to go, Interjet also flies nonstop to spots like Miami and San Antonio.

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International New Route News from Emirates, American, and Even Allegiant

July 12, 2013 at 9:34 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:
Sooner than later you’ll be able to spend more than just one night in Bangkok, as Emirates is getting ready to boost their service with some new flights. They’re increasing capacity between Dubai and Bangkok with another daily nonstop flight—this is number six.

The plan is to start it on October 27, and if you’re keeping track it’s going to do its thing as EK370. Airbus A380s head back and forth on this route already, but this extra flight is Boeing-flavored. Boeing 777-200ERs will do the heavy lifting on flight number six.

· Qatar Airways:
Over at Qatar Airways they love ‘em some Boeing 787s, and now it looks like they’re getting ready to send their planes to new spots. The Dreamliner will be on the move to and from Doha, of course, as the plan is to start flights to Stockholm on August 1.

After that the planes will also be heading to both Copenhagen and Oslo as of September 1. There’s 254 seats aboard this bird across a couple different cabins, so we’re sure that you’ll find a spot to rest your rear on the way to your next destination.

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Buy Luggage, a Travel Wardrobe, and Now Even Airline Tickets at Harrods

July 5, 2013 at 9:53 AM | by | Comments (0)

London superstore Harrods has always raised the bar of ridiculously expensive, and now they're adding one more item to their list of potential impulse buys: a ticket on Qatar Airways. The Qatari royal family now owns Harrods, so it makes total sense that they'd want to do a solid for their national airline, even though they recently showed off Singapore Airlines right in the store's main display windows.

The new ticket counter opened yesterday on the ground floor of Harrods. According to British Vogue, "customers will be able to book flights to over 128 destinations around the world from the office, as well as take advantage of the company's personalised booking service." In other words? You can now pick up your ticket to Doha, your luggage, and your new travel wardrobe all in one fell swoop. If you run out of money along the way, the Qatar Airways desk is conveniently located right next to the Harrods Bank.

[Photo: Jaunted]

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Aer Lingus, Alaska Airlines, and JetBlue Star in This Week's New Route News

July 5, 2013 at 7:57 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.

· Aer Lingus:
There’s usually not a lot of new routes news from the Aer Lingus group, but that is certainly not the case this week. The carrier just announced that they’re getting ready to launch a couple new flights to spots in North America, but it will be a few months—like almost a year—before these flights takeoff. Up first are the scheduled nonstop options between Dublin and San Francisco, as Airbus A330s are set to debut on this route beginning around March of 2014.

After that it’s going to be Toronto to Dublin, as Boeing 757s will begin doing their thing during the warmer months. Capacity boosts might also arrive in spots like New York and Boston, but the new nonstops to San Francisco and Toronto are clearly the big news here.

· JetBlue:
Just last week it was time for JetBlue to send another new route into the skies, and this time the carrier is going for a spot in Costa Rica. JetBlue is now doing the nonstop thing between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Juan Santamaría International Airport in San José.

Flights leave around 9:45am local time out of Florida, and they will arrive at about 10:30am local time. On the way back it’s roughly a 1:30pm departure time, as the flight will be scheduled to touchdown back in the United States around 6:30pm—again all times local.

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JetBlue, American, and Delta Add New Routes And New Cities

May 10, 2013 at 9:35 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:
Okay at this point it’s pretty much getting out of hand, as we can hardly go a week without talking about a new option from JetBlue. This week the carrier is celebrating the announcement of destination number 82, and it’s going to be Port-au-Prince in Haiti. One daily flight is an option to Toussaint Louverture International Airport from New York’s JFK Airport, and it’ll be two daily options back and forth from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Government paperwork is still pending, but it sounds like the flights should take to the skies on December 5 of this year.

· American Airlines:
We knew this one was in the planning stages, but yesterday was the official kickoff for the new American Airlines service between the United States and South Korea. To be specific, American Airlines will now be doing the nonstop thing between Dallas-Ft. Worth and Seoul each and everyday of the week all year long. It’s Boeing 777-200s that will do all the flying fun between the two counties. To celebrate American Airlines is even feeling pretty generous with their frequent flyer miles, as they’re offering up to 50,000 miles for those flying between the two cities on eligible fares between now and the middle of August.

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