Using Open Jaws on United to See More
We’re continuing our series on how to get the most out of United award tickets by looking at the airline’s free open jaw. With an open jaw, you can fly to one destination and return from another, or you can depart from one city and return to a different one. Either way, you can visit more places for the same price as a round-trip award ticket.
Fly From Syracuse to Fort Lauderdale on JetBlue
This winter, there’s a new way for Syracuse residents to escape the notoriously snowy and cold upstate New York winters. JetBlue is offering a new seasonal nonstop route between Syracuse and Fort Lauderdale. So get ready for some beaches and sunshine.
Flying to Iceland in Style
Iceland is unique and fascinating, which is proof that you don’t have to travel far to see something new. It’s easy to get there, especially if you live on the East Coast. Flights between New York and Iceland are only five-and-a-half hours. That’s less time than you’d spend flying from New York to Los Angeles.
Using Stopovers on United to Save Miles: The Middle East and Japan
Using United’s free stopover, you can see more places for the same amount of miles. But did you know that you can save miles by adding a stopover to your itinerary?
Southwest Is Open for Business in Houston
Southwest Airlines—known for its no-frills, low-cost approach to flying—has opened a new international concourse in Houston’s Hobby Airport. Passengers using the Houston hub now have more options, as this previously domestic-only airport goes international with five new gates.
Using Stopovers on United to See More: Europe and Asia
In our last post on stopovers, we talked about how to use United’s free stopovers to see two places in Europe for the same amount of miles as a roundtrip. In this post, we’ll discuss how to visit two destinations on two continents using United stopovers.
Who Else Is Flying the Boeing 787 Dreamliner?
Last week we published the first part of our Plane Spotting series, covering the latest airlines to fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. So many airlines have added the aircraft to their fleets since we reported on this topic a year ago that we had to split our update into two parts.
American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card Review
Who Is the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card Good ForThe American Express Premier Rewards Gold card is a premium charge card that allows you to earn and redeem Membership Rewards points. Membership Rewards is one of the best general rewards programs for anyone who’s interested in air travel, particularly if you’re looking for flexibility and don’t want to stick to one particular frequent flyer program.
What Are Stopovers?
Stopovers are an underutilized mechanism that can be used to see more places on an award ticket for the same amount of miles as a direct flight. While most people want to get from point A to point B as quickly as possible, seasoned travelers know how to get the most for their miles.
Icelandair Returns to Orlando International Airport
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.
Moorea: An Island Paradise in French Polynesia
Moorea is one of the Society Islands, an archipelago in French Polynesia. This beautiful and idyllic island, located a few miles off the northwest coast of Tahiti, is the perfect destination if you’ve always wanted to stay at a luxury tropical resort without blowing your budget. Moorea is less costly than its more famous cousin Bora Bora, but no less amazing. So get ready for your overwater bungalow experience, and get there with miles.
British Airways Is Introducing First Class Service Between San Diego and London
British Airways has plans to offer passengers a first class experience on flights between San Diego and London. This upgrade is thanks to the route’s success and the new four-cabin Boeing 777-300 the airline will be flying. First class service is set to start on March 27, 2016. This route was first introduced in the summer of 2011.
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.
Alaska Airlines Visa Business Credit Card Review
Who Is the Alaska Airlines Visa® Business Card From Bank of America Good For?Alaska Airlines may be smaller than the three big U.S. carriers—Delta, American and United—but it has an extensive domestic network of routes, as well as flights to some vacation hot spots in Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America. The airline isn’t just for visiting Alaska, which makes the Alaska Airlines Visa® Business Card valuable to anyone who often flies in the U.S., regardless of where you live.
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.
Tasmania’s Unique Natural Beauty and Stunning Biodiversity
Tasmania is located 150 miles south of mainland Australia, across the Bass Strait. While the biggest island is called Tasmania, this Australian island state is composed of over 330 islands.