Over the past few months, Icelandair has been rolling out new routes across the globe, including some strategic moves in the United States. As part of that push to expand, the carrier started flying out of Orlando International this month after a nine-year absence. The nonstop flights to Icelandair’s hub at Reykjavik, depart on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.
Etihad Is Flying in Style With the Airbus A380
Etihad Airways originally announced that it would start flying the first Airbus A380 between New York and Abu Dhabi on December 1. But that date has been moved up to November 23, which is just in time for Thanksgiving weekend and the 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Air China Adds Flights From Newark to Beijing
There’s change in the air this fall, as Air China is expanding its reach with a new route between Newark and Beijing. The route will include four nonstop flights a week, starting on October 26. Air China is not new to the New York City area, and already flies twice a day from JFK to Beijing.
Who’s Flying the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Now?
When we first reported on the Dreamliner last year, we featured eight airlines that were flying Boeing’s new 787-8 passenger aircraft. There are now 34 airlines that boast the plane in their fleets. So many that we’ve dedicated a two-part series to the carriers and their routes and service classes.
Hawaiian Airlines Clocks in With The Best Arrival Times
Flight delays are a part of the traveling experience, but wouldn’t it help if you knew ahead of time which airlines have the best track record when it comes to getting you to your destination on time, and which ones have the worst? With the release of the U.S Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report, we do – and Hawaiian Airlines took the top spot, with 90% of their flights being on time for take off and landing
JetBlue Is Rolling Out Service to Mexico City
JetBlue’s new flights to Mexico City will have you saying, “Viva Mexico!” The airline now offers daily flights from Orlando and Fort Lauderdale to Mexico City.
Alaska Airlines Is Adding New Routes This Fall
Starting November 5, Alaska Airlines will be offering flights from Los Angeles to Monterey, and from Boise to Reno. In addition to these daily flights, the airline will also be adding new seasonal flights from Los Angeles to Crested Butte in December, making it easier for skiers and snowboarders to hit the slopes in Colorado.
Icelandair Upgrades Service to Portland
While this summer is still a recent memory for most of us, Icelandair is getting ready for next summer, with plans to give travelers in Portland, Oregon, more options when flying to its hub in Keflavik.
Hilton Partners With Uber to Expand Its HHonors App
Members of the Hilton HHonors program can now use the HHonors app to find popular destinations in the cities they’re visiting, thanks to a new partnership with Uber. Hot spots most visited by Uber riders can now be accessed through the Hilton app, allowing users to enjoy the city like a local.
A New Route and A New Plane For British Airways
In 2016 British Airways will start flying from Mineta San José International Airport to London Heathrow, and is the first time there has been nonstop service to the UK from this airport. Along with the news of the new route, they will also be bringing on the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, the newest aircraft in their fleet, and it has been outfitted with a re-designed first cabin. The route and the Dreamliner are slated to take off on May 4th, 2016, and tickets are now on sale.
Japan Airlines Is Adding Nonstop Flights Between DFW and Tokyo
Japan Airlines is returning to Dallas, starting with four weekly flights between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Tokyo Narita (NRT) Airport. Service will resume in November, with the possibility of daily flights in the spring of 2016.
Houston to Be Home to Newest Centurion Lounge
American Express is opening another branch of its popular Centurion Lounge, this time in Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Slated to open during the first half of 2016, the 8,500-square-foot traveler respite will be the seventh Centurion Lounge location.
Palm Springs Gets A New Carrier: JetBlue
New Yorkers looking for some fun in the sun during the cold winter can now jump on a nonstop flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport and Palm Springs International Airport courtesy of JetBlue. Tickets are on sale now, with one-way introductory fares starting at $99.
Alaska Airlines and Icelandair Partner Up
Big things are underway with the new partnership between Alaska Airlines and Icelandair. This deal is good news: It gives members of Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan a way to earn miles when flying to Iceland. And to celebrate, you can earn double Mileage Plan miles on any Icelandair flight until December 15.
Qatar Airways Announces Flights Between Los Angeles and Doha
Qatar Airways will be flying from Los Angeles to its hub in Doha starting January 1, 2016. This new route is part of the expansion that the airline announced earlier this year, which also includes service from Atlanta and Boston to Doha, and more flights out of JFK airport in New York.
British Airways Adds Flights to Las Vegas, Seattle and San Jose
If you’re a frequent flyer who’s on the lookout for the best values in travel, you should watch for new service from all the airlines. Why? Award availability is usually quite good during the first few weeks a new route or flight is added to any airline’s reservation system. That’s why you should take a look at British Airways’ new flights between London and Las Vegas; London and Seattle; and London and San Jose.
Virgin America Elevate and Citi ThankYou Rewards Are Now Transfer Partners
Citi ThankYou Rewards members can now transfer their points to Virgin America Elevate at a rate of two-to-one. There are a number of lucrative aspects to this partnership, including the fact that until October 21, cardholders get a 25 percent bonus when they transfer points.
Upgrades for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
With the tenth anniversary celebration of the opening of International Terminal D at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport comes the announcement that more upgrades are in the works. The airport will be adding a spa, more retail shops, expanded dinning choices and a much larger duty free shopping area. Top luxury retailers, like Gucci and Dior, will be setting up shop in the terminal.
American Airlines Heads to Havana
Cuban rum and hand-rolled cigars may be closer than you think with new nonstop charters flying from Los Angeles International Airport to José Martí International Airport in Havana. The new route, offered by American Airlines and charter flight operator Cuba Travel Services, is slated to start on December 12, with Saturday flights to Havana.
The American Way Road Warrior Contest is Back
Have you ever wished that you had an extra 100,000 miles on hand so you could get out of town? If you’re one of the five winners of American Airlines’ American Way magazine’s Road Warrior Contest, that’s exactly what you’ll get, along with a vacation in Belize and lots of other prizes.