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.
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.
Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card Review
Who Is the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card From American Express Good For?If you fly on Delta and are trying to reach or maintain elite status, the Platinum Delta SkyMiles card can be a great tool. This premium card offers a welcome bonus that includes Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) that count toward elite status.
Although the Platinum Delta card does come with a higher annual fee than both the basic and Gold Delta SkyMiles cards, it offers a greater potential for earning miles, with a slightly higher welcome bonus, as well as the ability to earn more bonus miles if you spend more.
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.
The Maldives: Clear Blue Waters, Relaxing Beaches and Luxurious Resorts
The Maldives is an archipelago of 26 coral atolls with over 1,000 islands. Only 200 of them are inhabited. They lie in the Indian Ocean, about an hour by plane from Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. In the last 40 years, the Maldives has transformed from a virtually unknown British colony to one of the most popular travel destinations in the world.