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New Route News from Emirates, American and Frontier

April 12, 2013 at 9:32 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:
It’s time for a brand new flight out of New York-JFK, as if they don’t enough nonstop flights anyway. We’re looking forward to what Emirates has to offer, as they’re getting ready to start up their only transatlantic service. It’s going to be a nonstop thing between JFK and Milan beginning on October 1, and if you’re interested the tickets are already up for grabs.

It’ll be Boeing 777-300ERs doing the flying, and the flight will continue on towards Dubai if you’re interested. Milan is great so snag some tickets, but just be sure to build in some time for a trip to Lake Como as well.

· SAS:
The weather is warming up, and that means it’s time to start planning that European getaway. Denmark just got a little bit closer to the United States, as Scandinavian Airlines—SAS to their pals—started nonstop flights between San Francisco and Copenhagen.

It’s the first ever nonstop connecting the San Francisco Bay Area with Copenhagen, and the plan is for the flights to run six times each and every week. So grab a cup of coffee, cram yourself into an economy seat, and a wienerbrød will be waiting for you.

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JetBlue, AeroMexico and Korean Air Add New Routes and New Cities

April 5, 2013 at 9:37 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:
The rumors have been kicking around for quite some time, but it now sounds like things are becoming a reality. JetBlue is arriving in Worcester, Massachusetts, and if all goes according to plan it’ll be a more convenient option for those that just don’t want to take the ride all the way out towards Boston. This is destination number 80 for JetBlue, and from Worcester they’ll head down to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando—those are in Florida—beginning on November 7.

The flights will head back and forth once daily each and every day of the week, so start thinking about asking for some time off from work. Tickets can be snagged for as little as $60 each way through April 10, so get that credit card ready to go.

· Alaska Airlines:
Things must be going pretty well for Alaska Airlines, as they’re getting ready to add some more flights across the country. Their option between Seattle and Boston is a hit, so now it looks like they’re getting ready to boost this service even more. Beginning on June 9 the carrier is starting up a third nonstop flight between the two cities. Things will run on a seasonal basis through around August 23, and after that it’ll just drop back to a couple times per day. Of course this could be a great addition for business travelers, but we’re thinking about the options for a long weekend in New England or the Pacific Northwest.

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It's SAS, Hawaiian Airlines and Allegiant with This Week's New Routes

December 7, 2012 at 8:47 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.

· SAS:
Known to its buddies as SAS, it’s Scandinavian Airlines planning all kinds of stuff for 2013. We think that we mentioned that they’ve got their eyes on a new nonstop between San Francisco and Copenhagen, but that’s not all. Tickets went on sale over the last week or so, as SAS is planning plenty of new regional routes to help get passengers to where they need to be. Out of Stockholm there’ll be flights to spots like Innsbruck, Palermo, and Tel Aviv—among plenty of others. Oslo is getting on the fun to with options over to Salzburg, Berlin, Budapest, Malta, Lisbon, and Athens. That’s just scratching the surface of what’s on tap for SAS, so stay tuned.

· Japan Airlines:
We let you know about this one some time ago, but this was the week that it finally took to the skies. Japan Airlines started to connect San Diego with Tokyo-Narita on December 2, and it’s all being done thanks to some brand new Boeing 787s. Plenty of officials in suits were on hand to welcome the new planes and passengers to San Diego, as the new service is scheduled to do its thing at least four times per week—at least for now.

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Duty-Free Shopping Must-Haves: Child's Play

September 20, 2012 at 1:58 PM | by | Comments (0)

If you're anything like us, you probably think that the in-flight duty-free shopping catalog can eat up a good chunk of time on long-haul international flights and provide a few giggles or unique gift ideas. This week, we'll dive into the pages of some favorite airline shopping magazines and highlight our picks for the just-can't-live-without items.

Next time your are on an international flight, don't forget about the littlest frequent flyers on your souvenir list. Most duty-free trollies have enough plush animals and plane toys to stock a Toys-R-Us. Long live the days when children were happy with with a set of plastic wings and a visit to the cockpit. Here's some of our favorite options:

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JetBlue, ANA and Southwest Lead This Week's New Route News

July 13, 2012 at 8:33 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 to hear about where JetBlue is headed, especially when you consider all that free live television and those complimentary snacks. It looks like they’ve added city number 72, as JetBlue is getting ready to start flying to and from Cartagena, Colombia. That’s not all folks, as this was a busy week for JetBlue with cities 73 and 74 as well.

They’re also going to head to Samaná, Dominican Republic, and Grand Cayman. All the new options are set to start up later this year—November to be specific—and all will be heading out of New York-JFK. Looks like it’s time to start planning a little Caribbean getaway.

· SAS:
It’s a long way to Denmark from the left side of the United States, but Scandinavian Airlines is up for the challenge. They’re planning to connect San Francisco with Copenhagen beginning in April of 2013
and, if all goes according to plan, the nonstop options will do their thing up to six times per week all year long. These long-haul routes will require plenty of jet fuel, so we’re sure the tanks will be filled to the max on either the A330s or A340s that will do the heavy lifting on these new routes.

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New Year, New Routes from SAS, Frontier, Delta and More

January 6, 2012 at 10:14 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.

· SAS:
It’s still cold outside, but it’s already time to start planning about hopping in and around Europe this summer. SAS—thanks to an awesome post on Instagram—revealed some of their plans for the warmer weather. They’ll be heading from Oslo to Faro, Portugal, and that’s just one of many. There are also new options to spots like Nice, Barcelona, and Palma de Mallorca from some of their favorite airports like Stavanger Airport in Sola and Bergen Airport—both in Norway. So remember that the summer of 2012 is right around the corner and start saving those pennies (and euros).

· Frontier:
The animal-tailed airline is on the move again, and it looks like there’s going to be a few more new routes. Frontier Airlines is starting up nonstop service between Kansas City and Orlando this week, and the plan is to keep the route as a seasonal thing through April. In addition there will also be new flights from Grand Rapids, Michigan and Madison, Wisconsin to and from Washington, DC—Reagan-National to be specific. The airline is running a New Year’s Sale through January 12, so if you’ve been looking to score some decent fares for these new routes—or others—be sure to check out what they’re offering.

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Can't Ever Get Enough of Travel Photography

January 3, 2012 at 6:49 PM | by | Comments (0)


Some of our recent shots on Instagram

Yo. We already told you last week that we're now on Instagram (username: jaunted), but we thought we'd give you a fair warning that things are about to quadruple in awesome as we prepare for a late winter and spring insanely packed with international travel. That means more awesome, behind-the-scenes travel shots on Instagram from our writers...wherever they may be on this blue globe of ours.

Not only that, but here's a few additional updates we've noticed among the travel brands on Instagram:

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Airlines and Travel Brands to Follow Right Now on Instagram

December 27, 2011 at 1:09 PM | by | Comments (0)

And just like that, social photo sharing app Instagram is super hot. Sure it's only just celebrated its one-year anniversary as an iPhone app, but recent contests and exposure given to it by brands and influential figures in social media have pushed it over the edge. Heck, we jumped in head first! And we're freaking loving it. (Follow us by searching "jaunted" & "hotelchatter" in the app).

It's not just people posting images of their kids eating birthday cake or close-ups of kitty paws, either; Instagram seems to be spreading most rapidly among those interested in design, architecture, analogue photography, nature and—of course—the rest of the world. This is where travel images enter the game, and the airlines are paying attention.

We ran a fine-toothed comb through Instagram to find the airlines you need to follow now, and who else to watch:

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In-Flight Cocktail of the Month: 'Fit For Flight' on SAS

April 1, 2011 at 1:51 PM | by | Comments (0)

As many already know, we have a serious obsession with airline cocktails, and so much is our passion that we've created a whole first-Friday-of-the-month feature called In-Flight Cocktail of the Month, which highlights the special concoctions that flight attendants whip up with only a cocktail shaker, some tiny liquor bottles and a whole lot of hope that it won't make you drunk and unruly.

Most people would just call this drink a "cranberry cooler," but on an SAS plane, it adopts the more aviation-appropriate name "Fit For Flight." Perhaps you can guess already why it's called this—it's nonalcoholic. This will actually be the second alcohol-free cocktail we've featured, following the Cathay Delight. For those who aren't in the mood for an alcoholic drink, are worried about the effects of jetlag or simply can't drink, there's no need to completely sit out the party.

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JetBlue Heads North to Alaska, Southwest Goes South to Mexico, and More New Routes This Week

October 29, 2010 at 9:10 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:
Even though in-flight WiFi arrived in Alaska this week, there’s another airline that’s bringing even better entertainment to Anchorage. JetBlue announced their 65th destination this week with seasonal flights to and from Anchorage and Long Beach, California, beginning on May 26 of next year. Flights start at just $119 each way—not too bad—and are available for booking today. Just remember your camera, as JetBlue is asking for pictures in case you can see Russia from your hotel room!

· SAS:
There are a few new options in and out of Norway and Denmark this week, as SAS looks to expand their offerings around the globe. First, the airline of Scandinavia will start Oslo to New York service beginning in March of 2011. They’ll also start up service direct between Copenhagen and Shanghai sometime over the winter. New York’s new route will be a daily option aboard Airbus A330-300 planes, and the route to the east will utilize Airbus A340-300 aircraft five times per week. Not settling with just international routes, there’s also new options within Europe as well, like Oslo to Munich and Stockholm to Venice.

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New Routes Get You to Oslo, Shanghai, Memphis and Everywhere in Between

October 15, 2010 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.

· SAS Airlines:
We’re no Al Roker, but we’re pretty sure that Oslo is chilly in March. That’s not stopping SAS, as they are planning to launch brand new service between Newark and Oslo at the end of March. Get comfy about Airbus A330-300 aircraft, especially if you have the cash to sit in one of the 34 business class seats. There will be some premium economy options as well if you just can’t stand the though of coach on a transatlantic long haul. Also—just in case you’re in the neighborhood—SAS will also be flying from Copenhagen to Shanghai next year as well.

· Delta:
This week’s new option from Delta isn’t as exciting as their announcement from a couple weeks ago about Angola, but we’ll take what we can get. Despite shrinking down their base in Memphis, they’re launching a new nonstop option to Mexico City. Starting January 8 they’ll send Airbus A319 jets once a week on Saturday. Mexico City doesn’t have the beaches of the country’s resort destinations, but this will probably make some business-type-people pretty happy.

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