Thursday, July 7, 2011

cost of business class ticket NYC to Heathrow

Business class air fares on key trans-Atlantic routes appear to be declining ominously, according to Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA), using its new, freely available online air fares database developed in partnership with ITA Software, has found that the cheapest available business class ticket price on 20 key trans-Atlantic routes have dropped an average of 17.8% for bookings made over the next five weeks.

The biggest drop is in average fares from New York JFK to Paris, which have fallen from USD7243.76 on 28-Mar-2011 to USD3944.79 on 01-May-2011 – a drop of 43.6%.

Sample of Business Class fares* (30-day moving average) on key trans-Atlantic routes:
London Heathrow to New York JFK
3802.11 3602.60 -5.2%

Newark Liberty
4651.33 3988.05 -14.3%

5700.41 3304.20 -42.0%

Washington Dulles
5719.03 4496.04 -21.4%

6513.93 4633.67 -28.9%

Chicago O'Hare
6632.37 4813.39 -27.4%

*Fares listed are the lowest return airfare (3 days stay), inclusive of taxes and surcharges.
All fares calculated are a 30-day moving average of a 30-day forward basis, so 30-Mar-2011 fares were as at 01-Mar-2011.
Source: Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation and ITA Software

The period under review includes Easter, which typically reduces business travel. However, the premium fares data does reflect growing concern among airline executives that North Atlantic markets are softening and prices beyond Easter remain soft.

Delta airlines President Ed Bastion said last week that revenues in the Atlantic market were expected to be down 2-3% in 1Q2011, while unit costs were up 11-12% as the airline expands capacity, “reflecting a continuing softening of the trans-Atlantic market”. United Continental CEO Jeff Smisek also last week pointed to the softening of the trans-Atlantic market, noting that Atlantic forward bookings were down 3.7 points.

The North Atlantic is the world’s biggest and most lucrative premium travel market. It accounts for 15% of total premium traffic, but some 25% of worldwide premium revenues.

Directional fares: cheaper ex Heathrow than JFK
The price of business fares continues to show wide disparities too, depending on where the journey begins. Fares on the New York JFK-Heathrow route are for example considerably cheaper out of JFK than from Heathrow. The difference widens by early May.
Much of the economic “recovery” since the GFC has been on main street, especially in the US. That is, the stock market is up, as businesses become more efficient in the tough times. But meanwhile, ugly high unemployment rates continue to nudge 10%.

The outcome of these separate factors has been a renewal of business travel – on which the airlines have generated profitability – while consumer demand has stagnated, meaning discretionary travel has stayed soft throughout.

Now, just as fuel prices start to hurt again and airlines look to build in fuel surcharges, only the less price sensitive business market was likely to absorb the necessary price rises. To push fares higher in discretionary markets is only likely to deter people from flying – or to change to a lower priced airline.

The message that the forward fares data are delivering is that airlines are not only unlikely to claw back the added fuel costs, they are actually going to have to reduce fares to maintain traffic levels.

Spirit flights ft lauderdale to Latrobe PA

Spirit Airlines today starts non-stop service between its Fort Lauderdale home and Pittsburgh/Latrobe, Pennsylvania.The ultra low cost carrier is offering four non-stop flights per week between Latrobe’s Arnold Palmer Regional Airport near Pittsburgh and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

Schedule for Spirit’s Pittsburgh/Latrobe, PA (LBE) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL) service effective May 6,2011:

Depart Arrive

From Latrobe to Fort Lauderdale: 8:00 pm 10:40 pm 727

From Fort Lauderdale to Latrobe: 1:15 pm 3:50 pm 724

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat Frequency

As Pittsburgh’s second airport, Latrobe is conveniently located along Routes 30 and 981 in western Pennsylvania, providing easy access for customers from throughout the region. An excellent alternative to Pittsburgh, Latrobe’s Arnold Palmer Regional Airport offers a smooth and easy travel experience, not to mention free parking.In addition, starting on May 5, 2011, Spirit will seasonally operate four non-stop flights per week between Pittsburgh/Latrobe and Myrtle Beach. To celebrate, Spirit is offering $17 fares* (each way based on round trip purchase) available today and tomorrow only at

“We are proud to be partners with an airline such as Spirit here at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport,”says Gabe Monzo, Executive Director West moreland County Airport Authority. “Our staff is workingdiligently in anticipation of the airline’s arrival. Southwestern Pennsylvania will reap the benefits of thisUltra Low Cost service, and we are excited about the prospects.”“I am delighted that Spirit Airlines has chosen our airport to inaugurate its new services to FortLauderdale this week and later to Myrtle Beach,” said golf legend and Latrobe native Arnold Palmer, along-time member of the Westmoreland County Airport Authority which operates the airport that bears hisname. “This is great news for air travelers from a wide area of Western Pennsylvania and gets us backinto regular airline service with a highly-regarded, low-cost carrier.”

jetblue offer 44 dollars airline ticket

JetBlue Airways is Boston's #1 airline, offering more nonstop destinations than any other carrier. The airline has created a new airline category based on value, service and style. Known for its award-winning service and free TV as much as its low ticket price, the special fares are as follows

Boston, MA (BOS) $29* to Baltimore, MD (BWI)
$39* to Pittsburgh, PA (PIT)
$44* to Raleigh-Durham, NC (RDU)
$49* to Washington, DC (DCA)

From Long Beach, CA (LGB) $44* to Oakland, CA (OAK)

From Burlington, VT (BTV) $44* to New York City (JFK)

Travel costs $15 more per person if purchased by telephone, or at an airport or city ticket office. Travel must take place between May 13, 2011 and June 16, 2011. Travel must be completed by June 16, 2011. tickets may not be available on all days or on all flights. Fares are most often found on midweek travel dates. All fares must be purchased at time of reservation, and are one-way, nonrefundable, and nontransferable.

JetBlue is now pleased to offer customers Lots of Legroom and super-spacious Even More Legroom seats. JetBlue introduced complimentary in-flight e-mail and instant messaging services on aircraft "BetaBlue," a first among U.S. domestic airlines. JetBlue is also America's first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful and specific compensation for customers inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue's control. Visit for details. JetBlue currently serves 60 cities with 650 daily flights, and now offers codeshare service to Europe and beyond through its partner Lufthansa German Airlines. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all travel is ticketless, all fares are one way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information or reservations call 1-800-JET-BLUE (1-800-538-2583), TTY/TDD 1-800-336-5530 or visit

fly dubai to Geneva EK 089 EK 090

Emirates has launched direct flights between Dubai and Geneva. This is Emirates' second gateway into Switzerland after Zurich, which started in 1992, and is now double daily.

The Dubai-Geneva service will be operated by a combination of Boeing 777-200LR and Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The aircraft will be arranged in a three-class configuration, offering First Class Private Suites, lie-flat seats in Business Class, and a spacious cabin in Economy Class.
Starting 1st June 2011, EK 089 will leave Dubai daily at 0855hrs and arrive in Geneva at 1345hrs. From Geneva, EK 090 departs at 1515hrs, arriving in Dubai at 2330hrs.

Throughout all cabin classes, passengers can enjoy the latest version of the airline's much admired ice in-flight entertainment system. It offers a staggering array of over 1,200 channels, making time fly like never before whilst at 40,000 feet.

Geneva is sometimes referred to as the "birthplace of watch making" as the industry dates to the mid 16th century in the city. Even in 1790, Geneva was exporting more than 60,000 watches a year. In 2010, Swiss watch manufacturers exported more than 26 million finished watches, according to the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry.

The luxury sector, including watch making, is amongst the top three employers in the Geneva region, representing 60% of its exports.

Each Emirates' 777 aircraft serving Geneva will have 15-20 tonnes of cargo capacity - space for plenty of luxury watches, along with high-end fashion goods, diplomatic cargo, relief shipments for the International Red Cross, pharmaceutical products and electronics.

"Geneva is our second gateway into Switzerland after Zurich. We see strong demand for both leisure and business travel, bearing in mind the presence of hundreds of international organisations and Geneva's status as a major financial centre," said Richard Vaughan, Emirates' Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations Worldwide.

plane ticket from new york to moscow

Transaero Airlines, Russia's second largest passenger air carrier,offer non-stop service from New York's John F. Kennedy Airport to Moscow's Domodedovo International Airport.The service to Russia operate three times per week for the New York route and round-trip airfares from $431 total. cheaper than most competitor,tickets can be booked at and

Transaero offers convenient connections from New York to 20 major cities in the Russian Federation, including St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg and Far East destinations, as well as in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Israel. The airline offers a frequent-flyer reward program, Transaero Privilege, with two levels of membership available.

For the New York route, the airline will operate a Boeing 747-400 plane with a capacity of 352 passengers configured into Business, Premium Economy and Economy Classes. Business Class passengers will enjoy 11 extra-wide seats that easily transform into comfortable lie-flat beds as well as a generous selection of food and beverage. 56 Premium Economy Class seats feature a 52-inch pitch for more personal space, and food and beverage options close to Business Class standards. Economy Class consists of 285 seats and comes with Transaero's recognized excellence of service as well as competitive pricing. The flight time on this state-of the-art aircraft will be reduced by approximately one hour, making it the fastest flight from Russia of the Boeing 747-400s arriving to JFK.

Starting October 29, 2010, flight UN2222 will depart JFK every Wednesday at 2:00 pm local time and arrive in Moscow at 6:50 am local time, the following day. Flight UN1111 will depart Domodedovo International Airport (DME) at 10:45 am local time and arrive at New York's JFK at 12:15 pm local time.

Flight UN4444 will depart New York on Fridays and Sundays at 9:15 pm and arrive in Moscow at 2:05 pm the following day. Flight UN3333 will depart DME at 6:00 pm and arrive at JFK at 7:30 pm.

DFW Airport new destinations to Mexico

DFW Airport add new destinations in Mexico with the launch of American Eagle Airlines daily nonstop service to Mazatlan and Morelia.

American Eagle will serve Mazatlan with 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 jet aircraft, and the Morelia route will utilize 44-seat Embraer ERJ-140 jet aircraft.

"DFW is very pleased to add American Eagle's new service to Mazatlan and Morelia to the Airport's growing international network," said Jeff Fegan, DFW's Chief Executive Officer. "Any new international flight can bring millions in local economic impact every year. The payoff for our citizens is tremendous, not only in terms of new business opportunities, but also with new connections that allow our passengers to easily reach almost any point around the world."
Located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW International Airport is the world's third busiest, offering nearly 1,750 flights per day and serving 57 million passengers a year. DFW provides non-stop service to 144 domestic and 47 international destinations worldwide. For the past four years in a row, DFW has ranked in the top five for customer service among large airports worldwide in surveys conducted by Airports Council International. For the latest news, real-time flight information, parking availability or further details regarding the many services provided at DFW International Airport, log on to

"We are pleased to expand American's network in Mexico with flights to and from beautiful Mazatlan and Morelia," said Gary Foss, Vice President of Marketing and Planning for American's regional network. "These daily nonstop flights will link customers from throughout the states of Sinaloa and Michoacan with American's largest hub, offering convenient connections throughout the oneworld® global network."

The additions of Mazatlan and Morelia bring the number of destinations served or announced from DFW to a total of 191 cities, including 144 domestic and 47 international destinations.

Already in fiscal year 2011, DFW has seen the start of QANTAS Airways service between DFW and Brisbane and Sydney, Australia. American Airlines also began service to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the Caribbean island nation of Barbados.

Starting today, American Eagle also introduced new daily nonstop service to Durango, Colorado, and Grand Island, Nebraska, operating both routes with 50-seat Embraer jets. Seasonal service also resumed from Dallas/Fort Worth to Asheville, North Carolina, with one nonstop per day and from DFW to Montrose, Colorado, with two daily nonstops.

American Airlines add Brazil routes

American Airlines, which offers more flights to Brazil than any other U.S. airline, plan to fly 10 additional U.S. – Brazil weekly frequencies that it will use to add service from its Miami hub. American proposes to increase its current service from Miami to Brasilia and Belo Horizonte, and to launch new service from Miami to Manaus.

American will use three frequencies to increase Miami – Brasilia route from four per week to daily using 182-seat Boeing 757-200 aircraft beginning Dec. 15, three frequencies to increase Miami – Belo Horizonte service from four times per week to daily using 225-seat Boeing 767-300ER aircraft beginning Dec. 15 and four frequencies to inaugurate Miami – Manaus service using 160-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft beginning June 14, 2012.

"If we are granted the use of these frequencies, we could begin flying as early as this coming December," said Will Ris, American's Senior Vice President – Government Affairs. "From Miami International Airport, we offer more than 380 weekly flights to more than 30 cities throughout Latin America and Mexico. Our proposed new service will give our customers even more travel options to Brazil, Latin America's largest economy."
American serves Brazil from Miami to Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Sao Paulo, and from Dallas/Fort Worth and New York-JFK to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. With more than 65 weekly flights, American operates more service to Brazil than any other U.S. carrier.

American is expanding its service to Brazil, adding both flight frequencies and new destinations to its worldwide network. In November 2010, American plans to begin service from its Miami hub to Brasilia**, and from New York-JFK* to Rio de Janeiro. American is also seeking authority from the Department of Transportation to operate new nonstop service from Dallas/Fort Worth to Rio de Janeiro***. With these additional flights, American will offer a total of 72 weekly flights to and from Brazil.

Following is a summary of American's U.S. - Brazil routes, including new flights scheduled to begin in November 2010:

American Airlines Brazil Service Summary

Sao Paulo – Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, New York JFK

Rio de Janeiro – Miami, New York JFK*, Dallas/Fort Worth***

Belo Horizonte – Miami

Recife – Miami

Salvador – Miami

Brasilia – Miami**

earn AA eqm and eqs on GOL flights

AAdvantage members can earn EQM, points and Elite Qualifying Segments that count toward qualification for elite status membership when traveling on the GOL codeshare flight.
American Airlines has launched codeshare flights operated by GOL Airlines between Sao Paulo and Salvador, Belem, Brasilia, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Natal, Porto Alegre and Recife, as well as between Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre.

The codeshare agreement between American and GOL offers customers a smoother, more-convenient travel experience when flying to and from points in Brazil not served by American. With its service to five major Brazilian cities from the United States, combined with GOL's flights to 51 destinations in Brazil, American offers a level of accessibility between the U.S. and Brazil unequalled by any other airline.

Members of American's AAdvantage® program will continue to earn AAdvantage miles on GOL flights as well as on these new American codeshare flights operated by GOL. Members are also able to redeem miles for travel on GOL flights. The new agreement also expands the opportunities for AAdvantage members to earn miles, Elite Qualifying points and segments that count toward qualification for elite status membership when traveling on the American codeshare flight (booked using the AA flight number) to the additional destinations flown on GOL.

With the codeshare agreement in effect, customers transferring from GOL to an American Airlines flight leaving Brazil will enjoy the convenience of being able to check their luggage through to their final American Airlines destination when they check in for their GOL flight. Similarly, customers traveling to Brazil on American and transferring to a GOL flight within Brazil, or elsewhere in South America, can purchase a single ticket for their journey, rather than multiple tickets, and check their luggage to their final destination. As always, customers will still have to clear U.S. and Brazilian customs upon arrival.

Along with convenient ticketing and luggage arrangements, American and GOL also offer affordable interline fares for both business Class and Economy Class travel. Interline tickets for travel between American and GOL can be purchased through American and its appointed agencies around the world, using electronic ticketing.

American serves five destinations in Brazil from Miami International Airport, New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, while GOL operates more than 860 daily flights to 51 destinations connecting the most important cities in Brazil and nine major destinations in other countries in South America.

American is expanding its service to Brazil, adding both flight frequencies and new destinations to its worldwide network. In November 2010, American plans to begin service from its Miami hub to Brasilia**, and from New York-JFK* to Rio de Janeiro. American is also seeking authority from the Department of Transportation to operate new nonstop service from Dallas/Fort Worth to Rio de Janeiro***. With these additional flights, American will offer a total of 72 weekly flights to and from Brazil.

"This codeshare agreement with GOL makes it even more convenient for travelers to see more of Brazil, South America's largest country," said Peter Dolara, American's Senior Vice President for Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America. "Our customers traveling to and from Brazil will now have an unparalleled choice of destinations and schedules. We are proud to be able to connect more people throughout the world through our new arrangement with GOL."

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Airlines Serving ronald regan airport DCA

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is located in Arlington, VA just across the Potomac River from the Nation’s Capital. Built in 1941, the airport’s original Terminal, now called Terminal A, is on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1987, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority was formed to operate Washington National and Dulles International Airports which were built and owned by the federal government. In 1997, Terminal B/C, designed by Cesar Pelli, was opened with a new roadway and parking garages. The airport features an unequaled view of Washington D.C. and key monuments and quality shopping and dining establishments located before and after security. Reagan National is directly linked to the region’s Metrorail system which is adjacent to Terminal B/C.

Airlines Serving DCA
American Airlines
Air Canada
Alaska Airlines
Jetblue Airways Corporation
Continental Airlines
Delta Air Lines Frontier Airlines Inc.
AirTran Airways
Spirit Airlines
United Airlines
US Airways

New Passenger Air Service

Nonstop, daily service on Spirit Airlines from Reagan National to Myrtle Beach began May 5, 2011.

New nonstop, daily service on Sun Country Airlines from Reagan National to Lansing, MI began April 1, 2011.

New nonstop service from Reagan National on JetBlue began November 1, 2010:

Boston - 7 Daily Flights
Fort Lauderdale - 1 Daily Flight
Orlando - 1 Daily Flight

New nonstop service from Reagan National on Delta began October 31, 2010:

Hartford - 3 Daily Flights
Columbus, OH - 3 Daily Flights
Jacksonville, FL - 3 Daily Flights
Orlando - 4 Daily Flights
Miami - 2 Daily Flights
Tampa - 2 Daily Flights
St.Louis - 4 Daily Flights
Expanded nonstop service from Reagan National on Delta began October 31, 2010:

Boston - 5 Additional Daily Flights (New Total 12 Per Day)
Indianapolis - 1 Additional Daily Flight (New Total 3 Per Day)

alaska airlines smartphone BlackBerry apps

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air launched three mobile applications designed for iPhone, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile users. The free applications are available for download at Unlike the Web-optimized site, the applications are custom built for each device and can be downloaded directly to the smartphone.

"Alaska and Horizon Air's mobile apps offer people access to the most frequently used functions they need on the day of flight," said Steve Jarvis, Alaska Airlines' vice president of marketing, sales and customer experience.

Application Features:
Flight Status
Check your flight's arrival/departure status.
Check in 1 to 24 hours prior to your scheduled departure.
Review our daily flight schedules.
Flight Alerts
Create a flight alert for any Alaska Airlines flight, and get notified of flight updates.
My Trips
View your upcoming trips using your My Account user ID and password.
View Reservation
Review your flight details, seat assignments, and add a mileage program number.
Contact Us
Contact us for your customer care and reservation needs.
Privacy Notice
Easy access to review the privacy notice.
View Full Site
Quick access to

The native applications provide customers flight status information, flight schedules, flight alerts and a link to Web check-in. Customers can also log in to "My Trips" to view their itineraries, change seats, check their upgrade status, and add an Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan number to a reservation. The applications also give customers access to download paperless boarding passes.

amex platinum card spg Gold benefits

american express Platinum Card gives you automatic Gold status in the Starwood Preferred Guest program. This level of membership privileges is usually reserved for guests with a recorded minimum of 10 stays or 25 room nights in a calendar year. It is yours to enjoy with our compliments, with no minimum requirements to fulfill.

Starwood Gold Preferred membership benefits include:

No blackout dates on Free Night Award stays in standard rooms
Complimentary upgrades to a preferred room at check-in, when available2
A 50% bonus Starpoint bonus (for a total of three StarpointsSM) for every eligible dollar spent at the hotel
4:00 p.m. late check-out, except at resort and convention centre properties
you can transfer amex Membership Rewards points at the following rate:
1,000 Membership Rewards points is equal to 500 Starpoints
You can also earn Starpoints each time you stay at a participating hotel, including:

Westin Hotels & Resorts
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
Four Points® by Sheraton
St. Regis®
The Luxury Collection®
W Hotels®
1.Enrollment in the Starwood Preferred Guest program is required. Benefits are subject to change. Terms and conditions of the Starwood Preferred Guest program apply. For complete terms and conditions of the Starwood Preferred Guest program visit Program enrollment is valid as long as you are a Platinum Card member in good standing.
2.Preferred room is defined as a superior room such as a room on a higher floor, a corner room or a recently renovated room. Upgrades are subject to availability at time of check-in.
3.Cardmember must transfer a minimum of 3,000 Membership Rewards points and all transfers must be made in 100 point increments. Cardmember must have made one qualified stay in the 12 months preceding the point transfer request.

aadvantage platinum oneworld Lounge Access

american airlines AAdvantage Platinum status Equivalent to oneworld Sapphire

Lounge access benefits: When travelling internationally* on any of the oneworld member airlines, regardless of the class of service, a Sapphire equivalent member and one guest will be welcome in any of the exclusive airline pre-flight Business Class and Frequent Flyer lounges.

All AAdvantage elite status members are entitled to Business Class priority check-in, preferred boarding and preferential seating, and priority standby and waitlisting when traveling on oneworld airlines.
oneworld partner airlines
American Airlines Admirals Club
British Airways
Cathay Pacific
Iberia VIP Lounges
Japan Airlines (JAL)
Royal Jordanian
S7 Airlines

American Airlines AAdvantage® Program members, regardless of their tier status, may not use lounges when travelling on solely North American itineraries (defined as within or between the USA, Canada, Mexico [except Mexico City], the Bahamas, Bermuda and the Caribbean). In these cases, access rules are governed by American Airlines' own rules (i.e. paid lounge-access membership).
At airlines' First Class lounges, access will be restricted to Emerald members or those travelling in First Class.
At peak periods, access to certain lounges may be restricted due to capacity constraints.
Access is available on the day of departure when your next onward flight is with a oneworld member airline. Access may not apply at a limited number of third-party-operated lounges.
Lounges are owned and operated by the oneworld airline indicated. In some locations lounges may be operated by a third party (non-oneworld affiliated) on behalf of oneworld airlines.
Lounge information may be subject to change.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Montreal to Bangkok cheap fares on Qatar Airways

The time has never been better to book our best fares from Montreal to Bangkok, with fares starting at just 2087 CAD! Qatar Airways is committed to offering you the best fares to Bangkok, and at, you will never pay a booking fee.

Qatar Airways fly to Canada with the launch of scheduled flights to Montreal, effective June 29.

Canada’s second largest city will be served with three-flights-a-week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays using the airline’s flagship Boeing 777-200 Long Range aircraft. The non-stop journey from the airline’s hub in Doha to Montreal’s Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport will be a total flying time of 13 hrs 20 minutes.

Qatar Airways offer three Daily Service To Bangkok in thailand,The service will facilitate connection from canada to Thailand.

Fly Business Class to or from Montreal between 29th June and 30th September 2011 and you’ll earn 10,000 bonus Qmiles each way – that’s 20,000 bonus Qmiles for every return trip. Fly Economy Class and you’ll earn 5,000 bonus Qmiles each way or 10,000 bonus Qmiles for your return trip.
You can also enjoy a 25% discount when you redeem your Qmiles online for flights between Doha and Montreal for travel from 29th June until 30th September, 2011. This discount is also applicable on our Qmiles plus cash option.

Taxes & fees of approximately 422 CAD apply to the above fare
Availability limited and fares are not guaranteed until ticketed
Must be booked at; see website for complete terms & conditions
Cancellation and change penalties may apply
The prices shown are for reference only, and were valid as of: 16/06/2011

Air New Zealand increase fares to cover fuel cost

Air New Zealand is increasing airfares by as much as 8 per cent on average because of the rising cost of jet fuel.

From March 18, domestic airfares will increase by an average of 7 per cent, fares to Australia and the Pacific Islands will increase by an average of 8 per cent and long haul fares will increase by an average of 7 per cent.

Airfares sold in New Zealand for domestic flights will increase by an average of 7%;
- Direct Smart Saver fares will increase by approximately $10 one way
- Direct Flexi Plus fares will increase approximately $15 one way
- Indirect Smart Saver fares will increase by $15 one way
- Indirect Flexi Plus fares will increase by $20 one way

The airline said that in the past month jet fuel has increased from $US114 ($NZ155) per barrel to $US130 per barrel, adding almost $US10 million per month to the airline's operating costs.

Earlier today, Qantas said it would again increase fuel surcharges on international flights on tickets issued on or after March 17.

It said oil and fuel prices were an increasing concern for the aviation industry and its surcharges would not recover the full impact of the latest oil and fuel prices.

Aviation analysts have said that surcharges are a transparent way of recovering rising fuel costs compared with increasing airfares.

Thai air Star Alliance lounge in Hong Kong

The privilege of flying First or Royal Silk Class is achieved by few. It acknowledges having reached high professional or social status, a level of attainment deserving, and expecting, exceptional standards.

Recognising that premium class travellers are entitled to very special treatment, Royal Orchid Lounges provide a luxurious environment in which to relax, or work, while in transit or awaiting a departing flight from Hong Kong.

With comprehensive facilities and attentive staff, THAI's Royal Orchid Lounges offer the traveller an exclusive retreat, discreet and decorous, part of this modern airport, yet removed from its crowds and stresses.
Royal Silk Class Lounge, Hong Kong International Airport

Royal Orchid Lounge
Location: Level 7, Southwest Concourse (near Gate 40)
Opening Hours: 06:00 – 24:00 Hours
Space: 715 sq.m.
Capacity: 20 Royal First Class Seats / 120 Royal Silk Class Seats
Facilities: Food, Snack, Refreshment, Alcohol
Magazine & Newspaper
Massage Chairs
Children Game Zone
Free Local Call
shower facitilites

Royal Silk Class passengers,Business Class passengers departing same day on any Star Alliance operating flight,Star Alliance Gold card holders

No guest allowed

Promotion for ROP members:
Royal Orchid Plus member traveling on TG flight can buy Royal Silk Lounge service for own member and extra guests ex Hong Kong and during transiting in Bangkok

Hong Kong Lounge:
- Charge 270HKD/head
- Pay by cash or credit card at check in counter or lounge
- Subject to space available

Airpoints and Velocity points and lounge benefits

Air New Zealand are joining frequent flyer programmes with Virgin Australia and Virgin Velocity silver,Gold and Platinum level members will be able to use their Gold benefits when travelling on Air New Zealand such as Priority Check-in,Priority security screening lane at Melbourne domestic airport,Priority Boarding.

Under the new network, Air New Zealand will operate approximately 70% of the capacity and Virgin Australia’s Pacific Blue airline will operate 30%, similar to the relative market share the airlines had prior to the commencement of the Alliance.

The Alliance has four key components:
A broad free-sale code share arrangement covering all Tasman sectors and domestic Australian and New Zealand sectors as part of a connecting journey
A revenue share agreement
Reciprocal loyalty scheme benefits to members of Air New Zealand’s Airpoints loyalty programme and Virgin Australia’s Velocity Rewards programme.
Reciprocal lounge access to qualifying guests of either airline
The planned joint trans-Tasman network will see the adjustment of Air New Zealand and Pacific Blue flight times to ensure more convenient schedules for passengers, for example:

Brisbane-Wellington - previously both airlines had flights at similar times four days per week and no afternoon flights on some days. The new schedule will see Pacific Blue operate a double daily service of morning and afternoon/evening flights
Brisbane-Christchurch - previously both airlines had flights at similar times four days per week. The new schedule will see the two airlines operate a combined double daily service of morning and afternoon/evening flights
Queenstown-Sydney - previously both airlines had flights at similar times on Tuesdays and Saturdays only. The new schedule will offer a flight five days a week in peak demand months
Wellington-Sydney - previously both airlines had flights at similar times two days a week and no afternoon flights on some days. The new schedule will see Air New Zealand operating double daily services of morning and afternoon/evening flights
There will also be transferring of capacity on some routes between the two airlines where appropriate, for example:

Pacific Blue will take up Air New Zealand services between Sydney/Melbourne and Dunedin, operating during the December and January peak. There is also improved connectivity via Christchurch to new double daily Christchurch-Brisbane, Christchurch-Sydney and Christchurch-Melbourne services
Air New Zealand will assume all Wellington-Sydney flying and Pacific Blue will assume all Brisbane-Wellington flying
Capacity changes will occur on some routes to match demand and market conditions, for example:

Capacity on Air New Zealand Auckland-Adelaide services will increase by 16%, with a daily service in the peak summer months, and Auckland-Perth services will increase to eight times per week (up 4%) over the summer peak.
Air New Zealand will take over operation of the Auckland-Cairns route and frequency will be matched to projected demand
Total capacity into and out of Wellington is up 3.5%, with Melbourne-Wellington enjoying the largest increase of 10.5% and Brisbane-Wellington up 5%
Capacity on Christchurch markets will be reduced by around 14% to match the ongoing reduction in demand as a result of the recent earthquakes
Total capacity to and from Auckland remains unchanged, including Air New Zealand’s wide body services on Auckland-Sydney, Auckland-Melbourne and Auckland-Brisbane.

Virgin Australia Group Executive Commercial Liz Savage said: “With plans for the joint network now in place, we are focusing on the launch of our comprehensive product offering in early July. We will provide reciprocal Velocity and Airpoints frequent flyer programmes and lounge access in Australia and New Zealand, as well as a coordinated offering of in-flight products and services, so that guests will receive similar first-rate service and benefits, no matter which airline they fly.

“Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand are also committed to growing the market, with plans to grow capacity further from March next year for the Northern Summer schedule.

“Regional areas in Australia and New Zealand will also see significant benefits from the alliance, as the two airlines will offer code share flights on each other’s domestic services as part of connecting Tasman journeys. This will open up regional destinations in both countries like never before, making it easier for regional residents to get across the Tasman and for tourists to access regional destinations in Australia and New Zealand,” says Ms Savage.

delta SWU on klm and airfrance flights

Systemwide Upgrade Certificates are available for Diamond and Platinum Medallion members to select as a Choice Benefit gift. delta SWU have been improved so when redeeming on any Delta flight:

You can always waitlist for an upgrade if it is not available at time of booking.
If you do not clear prior to departure, you will now be automatically added to the standby list.
You will automatically clear for an upgrade if there are empty seats available.
Also, you can now redeem your SWU Certificates on Air France and KLM:
These upgrades are redeemable on most transatlantic flights operated by Air France. And as before, they continue to be valid on all KLM – Royal Dutch Airlines.

Medallion member must contact Delta to book the upgrade reservation.
Seats are subject to availability and may not be available on all flights or in all markets.
Waitlist and standby not permitted.

Redemptions on KLM – Royal Dutch Airlines
Valid on all flights operated by KLM.
One-way upgrade from published Economy fares in M, B, S, or X class to Business class. Valid for travel through May 31, 2011.
One-way upgrade from published Economy fares in Y, B, M, or U class to Business class. Valid for travel on and after June 01, 2011.

Redemptions on Air France
Valid on most transatlantic flights operated by Air France.1
One-way upgrade from Economy when booked in Y,B, K, or M class to Premium economy class. Valid for travel through May 31, 2011.
One-way upgrade from Premium Voyageur to Business when booked in S,A, or W class. Valid for travel through May 31, 2011.

One-way upgrade from Economy when booked in Y, B, or M class to Premium economy class. Valid for travel on and after June 01, 2011.
One-way upgrade from Premium Voyageur when booked in S or W class to Business class. Valid for booking on and after June 01, 2011.

Applicable Fare Classes: For travel within North America, certificate may be used to upgrade only on published coach fares booked in Y, B, M, H, Q or K class. Certificate may not be used to upgrade other published coach fares, including fares booked in L, U or T class. For international travel, certificate may be used to upgrade only on published coach fares booked in Y, B or M class. Certificate may not be used to upgrade other published coach fares, including fares booked in H, Q, K, L, U or T class. For travel on KLM, certificate may be used to upgrade only on booking class in M, B, S or X class.
Travel on carriers other than Delta, when permitted, must be ticketed separately. Upgrade reservations on KLM operated flights must be booked by Delta.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Icelandair Seattle to Reykjavik nontop flights

Icelandair offer direct flights between Seattle, Washington, and Reykjavik, Iceland.
Icelandair's efficient 183-seat Boeing 757-200ER aircraft uses Iceland's unique geographic location, and optimizes a hub-and-spoke route system based in Keflavik, Iceland, to offer the most convenient routes for those traveling from the Pacific Northwest.
"The Boeing 757's versatility continues to create value for our longstanding and esteemed customer Icelandair. We commend Icelandair for optimizing the abilities of the airplane to open new routes and look forward to seeing Icelandair's 757s flying with its distinctive winglets above the Seattle skies soon," said Aldo Basile, vice president of Sales, Europe, Russia and Central Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

the flights operated four times a week departing Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) at 4:30 p.m., arriving in Reykjavik at 6:45 a.m. the following morning. Flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays will connect with Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm and London, offering up to 4 hours faster connection times from Seattle to Scandinavia than possible through other European hubs. Flights to Helsinki, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Paris will also be available via Reykjavik. Connecting flights returning via Reykjavik arrive in Seattle at 5:45 p.m., just in time for dinner at home or easy connections throughout North America.

Additionally, Icelandair will work in cooperation with Alaska Airlines to provide passengers convenient connections to a host of cities across the West Coast, including San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Anchorage and San Jose.

"Icelandair is pleased to now offer more choices to Europe's top destinations from Seattle," said Thorsteinn Egilsson, General Manager - The Americas. "We also look forward to partnering with Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in serving all westward travelers, including the large Scandinavian population of the Pacific Northwest."

Icelandair, the flag carrier of Iceland, was founded in 1937, and is the only airline in existence today with such a long and distinguished record on the North Atlantic transatlantic route. Today, Icelandair offers travelers updated aircraft with personal entertainment centers, and three cabins of service including the new Economy Comfort Class. Icelandair's Frequent Flyer Club awards frequent travelers with airline tickets, hotel and car rentals and the ability to trade points on for an array of goods and services.

Icelandair has been a member of IATA since 1950, a member of AEA since 1957 and the International Flight Safety Foundation since 1966. Safety, convenient schedules, short flying times, on-time performance and customer service have been the hallmarks of Icelandair operations.

Sao Paulo to Saint Maarten low fares flights

GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. the largest low-fare airline in Latin America, begins flying to Saint Marteen (Netherlands Antilles) in the Caribbean as of June 12. These flights, initially under the charter system, will take place on Saturdays under the VARIG brand, although the Company has already applied for authorization from the authorities to operate regular flights.

The flights will leave Sao Paulo Airport/Guarulhos GRU at 2:48 p.m. (local time) on Saturdays, with a stopover in Manaus, from where they will depart for SXM Saint Marteen at 6:10 p.m., arriving at 9:30 p.m. (local time). The return flight will depart from Saint Marteen SXM at 11:30 p.m. (local time), arriving in Manaus at 2:50 a.m. (local time) and in GRU at 8:35 a.m. (local time) on Sunday.

In addition to the normal economy service, the flights will include Comfort class, which offers more leg room, hot meals, individual on-board entertainment, more privacy, a 150% SMILES mileage bonus, exclusive check-in facilities, and priority boarding and disembarking.
"The new flight will increase the options for Brazilian tourists traveling to the Caribbean. In addition, we will be the only airline in the country flying between Brazil and Saint Marteen," declared Claudia Pagnano, GOL's Market Vice-President.

Initially, ticket sales will be handled by tour operators with whom GOL maintains agreements.

Atlanta Airport Marriott offer comfortable stopover

Atlanta Airport Marriott Hotel in College Park, Georgia has created a place for wearied passengers to unwind, refresh, relax for a Dream Layover. So, whether your layover is a couple hours, you're delayed indefinitely or stranded overnight, catch the hotel's free airport shuttle bus and skip the food court for a satisfying meal and an inviting atmosphere to pass the time.
The Atlanta airport hotel boasts five restaurant and lounge options, serving up everything from steaming coffee and pastries in the morning to succulent steaks in the evening. The dining options at the Atlanta Airport Marriott include:
With state-of-the-art workout facilities, a lively lobby atmosphere and the largest green space of any airport hotel in the area, there's no better place to be delayed.
Bentley's Steakhouse – Satisfy a hearty appetite from a day of travel with traditional steakhouse favorites, paired with an impressive wine list. Open for dinner.
Allie's American Grille – Relax between flights by enjoying a casually delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner of American favorites at Allie's. Open all day.

Southside Lounge – Kick back with an eclectic mix of culinary favorites from around the country whether you're preparing to take off or have just landed. Open for lunch and dinner daily.
Allie's Corner Cafe – Enjoy Starbucks coffee and sweet Krispy Kreme treats before catching an early flight or while preparing for a day of business or leisure.
The Lobby Bar – Savor traditional Japanese favorites like hand-rolled sushi and sashimi over cocktails in the hotel's trendy lobby bar destination.
For more information or to make a reservation, call 404-766-7900, or visit

About Atlanta Airport Marriott

Nestled among 14 acres of picturesque grounds, this hotel represents a tranquil retreat combined with state-of-the-art amenities. Spacious Atlanta airport accommodations feature Plug-In Panels, 32-inch flat-screen panel LCD TVs, deluxe bedding and double pane soundproof windows. This Atlanta park and fly hotel provides complimentary airport and MARTA transportation for the perfect layover reprieve.

Air France starts paris to Lima peru route

After 16 years, Air France returns to Lima from June 21st, 2011. The Peruvian capital will be linked to Paris with 5 weekly flights, Air France flights to Lima operated in Boeing 777-200ER with capacity for 309 passengers. Three well-defined classes will satisfy the needs of all travelers: 35 seats in the new “Affaires” Business Class offering a lie-flat seat-bed measuring over 2m in length; 24 in “Premium Voyageur” Intermediate Class and 250 in “Voyageur” Economy Class.The new Paris-Lima route will also increase the opportunities for transporting goods between Peru and Europe.

flight schedule
Paris CDG- Lima:
AF 440, departing every day except Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:40, arriving at 15:55.
Lima - Paris CDG:
AF 441, departing every day except Mondays and Wednesdays at 19:05, arriving at 14:05 the next day.

Air France is the only airline to offer direct flights to Lima from Paris and proposes a new entry point to many destinations in South America.

Explore Lima, the "City of Kings"
Lima, the cradle of the Incan civilization, has all the irresistible Latin charm that characterizes the major metropolises of South America. A tour of this sprawling city gives us an insider’s view that not even the bulk of the residents are able to take in. The residential district of Miraflores offers a most welcome verdant oasis in the heart of a city where urbanization gains more and more terrain each year.

A change of decor for the historic center of Lima, Pizarro’s “City of Kings”, and a jewel of 16th and 17th colonial architecture that was designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1988. Lima boasts a large selection of museums, including the National Museum of Anthropology and Archeology and the Museo Larco, particularly recommended for getting an in-depth look at the history and culture of the country.

With the first rays of the summer sun, the beaches come alive and fill with a colorful array of surfers looking for thrills and workers seeking a cooling breeze far from the bustling city. At night, a visit to the Barranco district is a must with its trendy bars, clubs and shows that attract a chic, ready-to-party crowd.

ba Lounge at Munich Airport Terminal 1

British Airways Galleries Lounge at Munich Airport offer the ultimate in luxury for First class and Club World customers. plenty of choice for a relaxed pre-departure experience amid exclusive surroundings.

the lounge have Approx. 60 seats,Enjoy a glass of fine wine or treat yourself to a glass of champagne,For a light meal or snack simply take your pick from a range of snacks and food.
Reception service
Business center
dedicated Work and Entertainment Zone installed with full Microsoft Office software package and real-time news updates from around the world.
Wireless LAN,wifi internet
TV and International newspapers
Non-smoking lounge

Location and hours Terminal 1, Module B
Level 05, non-public area

Daily from 5:40 a.m. until – 9:15 p.m.

Guest access BA First, Club World and Club Europe customers, Gold and Silver Executive Club members & oneworld Emerald and Sapphire members

Contact details
British Airways
Phone +49 180 5 26 65 22
(Calls to telephone numbers with area codes 0900, 0180 and other area codes may result in higher charges. Please contact the service provider for information on calling charges.)

Air Tahiti Nui stopover free hotel promotion

Air Tahiti Nui is offering US travelers fly from Los Angeles to New Zealand or Australia to experience the stunning islands of Tahiti with a free three-day stopover. Customers who book roundtrip flights to either New Zealand or Australia between June 13, 2011 and July 1, 2011 for travel between August 21, 2011 and March 31, 2012* can spend three nights at the Sofitel Tahiti Maeva Beach Resort for no additional fee – a $480 value. Or, travelers can upgrade to the InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa or the InterContinental Tahiti Resort in an Overwater Motu Bungalow for $200 or $275, respectively.

Using the Airfare Schedule, select your departure, stopover and return dates then call (877) 824-4846 to buy your air tickets.
Free stopover may be used in either direction, but the hotels must be used consecutively. Hotel must be booked within 10 days
of ticket issuance or at least 7 days prior to departure from North America – whichever comes first.

Tickets from Los Angeles to New Zealand start at $1220 and $1450 to Australia.

Sofitel hotel Tahiti Maeva Beach Resort (Three Free Nights):

Sofitel Tahiti Maeva Beach Resort is located in an exceptional, natural site, in the middle of a tropical garden, on the only white sand beach in the island. Recently renovated, the interior decorator, Isabelle Maffre, was inspired by the Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin.

Upgrade to the InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa ($200 per person for all three nights):

InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa is located on the Island of Moorea, just thirty minutes by high-speed catamaran from the island of Tahiti. Moorea, a favorite among repeat visitors who all agree: "The beauty of Moorea is unforgettable as it soars magically out of the ocean in an explosion of green velvet, it is what you would imagine a South Seas island to be. Sitting voluptuously between the mountains and lagoon, the Intercontinental Moorea Resort & Spa is elegantly decorated with noble woods and natural materials combining a respect for the local traditions with non-conspicuous contemporary luxury."

MOOREA TRANSFERS - Transportation from Tahiti to Moorea is additional and required for Moorea Hotel. Roundtrip Ferry from Papeete to Moorea is approximately $30.00 per adult. Tickets can be purchased directly at the ferry docks.

InterContinental Tahiti Resort in an Overwater Motu Bungalow ($275 per person for all three nights):

InterContinental Tahiti Resort has a superbly romantic location lagoonside, with spectacular views across to the soaring peaks of Tahiti's sister Island, Moorea. It offers two of the most beautiful infinity pools in all Polynesia as well as its own Lagoonarium in the heart of the resort.

For more information and to book travel, please visit

This promotion is exclusive to Air Tahiti Nui customers, in conjunction with roundtrip travel from Los Angeles to New Zealand or Australia. Airfares are subject to availability at time of booking. Hotel must be booked within 10 days of ticket issuance or at least seven days prior to departure from North America. Blackout dates apply. Taxes and fuel are not included and will be added at the time of booking.

Air France Free Stopovers in paris CDG

Air France's +Paris Offer
2 Free Stopovers in Paris Charles De Gaulle airport!
In addition to the cheap flights from US to Europe, Air France is giving travelers free layover in Paris when you book multi-leg trips.

This offer lets you stop over in Paris on your way to any other Air France destination in Europe, the Middle East, Africa or India, at no extra cost! You can even opt for a second Paris stopover on your return flight. Take Time & See the Sights
Think of the savings and the fun. take the TGV train to town and Visit the world’s most romantic city for zero additional airfare and all the time you need to see such Paris attractions as the Louvre, Notre Dame, and the Eiffel Tower. Or take a leisurely cruise down the Seine. Linger in one of Paris’ world famous restaurants. Or focus on fashion by visiting one of the city’s trend-setting shopping districts.

Relax Between Flights
Another advantage: Air France’s +Paris Offer can help minimize the effects of long-distance journeys. A stopover in Paris is just what the doctor ordered for helping you arrive refreshed at your next destination.

Finnair cheap europe singapore route

Finnair opens direct flights from Helsinki Airport to Singapore, May 30. Daily flights are the fastest connection between Northern Europe and Singapore.
The flights are being operated using Finnair's state-of-the-art Airbus A340 aircraft,offer new business class and comfortable economy class seats,passengers travel in business class enjoy tasty inflight meal,lie flat bed sleeper seats,avod entertainment and airport lounge access.
Singapore is the tenth scheduled destination from Helsinki vantaa Airport to Asia. Finnair is the only airline which offers daily connections between Singapore and Northern Europe according to a timetable devised especially for the needs of business travelers. "Finnair's Asian strategy has worked extremely well," says Finnair CEO Mika Vehviläinen. "The Singapore route will strongly support our core strategy as well as serving our main target group of customers travelling between Asia and Europe on business."
"The new route to Singapore gives splendid support to Helsinki Airport's position as the leading long haul hub in Northern Europe," says Helsinki Airport’s director Juha-Pekka Pystynen. The route offers excellent onward connections from both Helsinki and Singapore. For Asian customers it opens up connections to the 50-strong European destination network served by Finnair.
Customers traveling onwards through Singapore can connect with flights offered as part of Finnair's partner network to Australia and Singapore's neighbours, Malaysia and Indonesia, for example, with the potential for fabulous holiday trips to these and other countries.

fly to Europe from florida Cheap Options

Dutch low fare airline ArkeFly offer cheap flights from Orlando,florida to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) in The Netherlands

Orlando Sanford Airport President and CEO saying “ArkeFly’s service to Amsterdam provides yet another opportunity for Central Floridians to fly to Europe via SFB. I anticipate tremendous community response to this exciting new destination.”

When flying with ArkeFly, passengers can choose the popular “open jaw” option. This means that passengers can fly non-stop from Amsterdam to Orlando, discover Florida by car and return non-stop to Amsterdam from Miami International Airport. ArkeFly is a Dutch airline that is based in the Netherlands and operates to many destinations around the Mediterranean, Finland, and long haul destinations in the Caribbean, South America, Africa and Asia.

This new year-round service will operate twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays using a 3-Class, 283-seat Boeing 767-300ER aircraft configured with 31 Premium Comfort business class seats, 154 Comfort Class seats and 98 Economy Class seats.

Non-stop service on Mondays is scheduled to leave Amsterdam at 8:30 AM and arrive at Orlando Sanford at 12:45 PM; flights will depart Orlando Sanford at 2:30 PM and arrive in Amsterdam at 7:15 AM (on Tuesdays) via one-stop in Miami. On Fridays the non-stop service is scheduled to leave Amsterdam at 2:30 PM and arrive at Orlando Sanford at 7:45 PM; flights will depart Orlando Sanford at 9:30 PM and arrive in Amsterdam at 1:15 PM (on Saturdays) via one-stop in Miami. All flight times are local.

Manfred Lahey, Manager Product - TUI Netherlands remarked, “The selection of Orlando Sanford for this new service is based upon the convenience to our passengers, economic advantages and the ability of the Airport to accommodate our operational needs.”

This marks the first ever non-stop scheduled service between Amsterdam and Orlando Sanford airport SFB. ArkeFly is part of the World of TUI whose brand Thomson Airways currently operates year-round between various points in the United Kingdom and Orlando Sanford. tickets Reservations can be made online at or through a local travel professional.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Frontier MSP to Kansas City nonstop flights

Beginning today, travelers wishing to visit the home of cool jazz and hot barbeque for business or pleasure have a new option to fly low cost airlines Frontier non-stop service to Kansas City International Airport.

Frontier Airlines will offer two flights a day Monday through Saturday and one flight on Sundays from MSP to Kansas City International with departures at 9:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., depending on day of the week. Return flights arrive at 8:45 a.m. and 3:55 p.m., depending on day of the week.Frontier is pleased to provide low introductory fares on new routes

"The introduction of a competitive air service alternative for people flying between the Twin Cities and Kansas City is great for consumers, providing more scheduling options and keeping fares in check," said Jeff Hamiel, executive director of the Metropolitan Airports Commission, which owns and operates Minneapolis-St. Paul International (MSP) and six general aviation airports. "I am very pleased to see Frontier Airlines expand operations at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport."

“Our new service between Minneapolis and Kansas City highlights Frontier’s commitment to providing our guests affordable and convenient travel to more destinations,” said Daniel Shurz, vice president of strategy and planning. “With our better and different service, we’re looking forward to providing travelers a choice in how they travel.”

Frontier Airlines recently introduced new, lower fares on flights to and from Kansas City. Schedules, connections and fares are available at

The new Minneapolis-Kansas City route will be served by Embraer 190 aircraft, which seat 99 passengers, and Embraer 170 aircraft, which seat 76. The aircraft feature four rows of STRETCH seating, which offer five additional inches of legroom.

Delta is the only other airline offering non-stop service between MSP and Kansas City.

Delta airlines flights MSP to Reno,Nevada

Delta Airlines offer nonstop service between Minneapolis-St. Paul and Reno,Nevada.beginning June 6 2009

Minneapolis (MSP) is a hub airport in the recently-merged Delta-Northwest system and will provide excellent connections to international flights in Europe and Canada.

The Saturday-only service will be offered between June 6 and Sept. 6 and will feature a 124-seat Airbus 319. In the wake of the Delta-Northwest Airlines merger,
The flight will depart MSP at 9:15 a.m. arriving in Reno at 11 a.m. The return flight will depart Reno at noon arriving in MSP at 5:20 p.m.

the new flight is an example of the airline’s new business approach to schedule flights based on peak day and peak season. The once-a-week flight provides an opportunity to prove to the airlines that the Reno-Tahoe community deserves a daily non-stop flight.

“This new seasonal service is a test for our community,” Krys T. Bart, President/CEO of Reno-Tahoe International Airport, said. “It’s truly a case of use it or lose it. We have delivered a new flight and now it’s up to our community to fill the seats.” Airport officials have been working feverishly to maintain and enhance air service during these challenging economic times. “Adding a flight to a hub airport in these economic times is a huge accomplishment for Reno-Tahoe International,” Bart said. “And we are committed to working diligently to add more flights. We have 25 airline meetings set this year.”

There is currently no non-stop airline service between Reno and Minneapolis. In 2005, Northwest Airlines discontinued a highly successful daily non-stop flight between Reno and Minneapolis as a result of the airline’s bankruptcy. “Our community filled seats to Minneapolis before, and I know we can do it again,” Bart said.

Falcon business jet Service Center at Reno Airport

RENO, NV -- Reno-Tahoe International Airport is the new home of the West Coast service center for international aviation manufacturer Dassault Falcon.

The French-owned business jet manufacturer has unveiled the nearly 40,000 square foot factory-owned service center.The service center will eventually be staffed by over 40 highly skilled Dassault Falcon personnel. They will also support a ‘Go Team’ to provide rapid mobile response directly to an aircraft location anywhere in the United States with the parts and tools necessary to get a Falcon flying with minimal delay.

Krys T. Bart, President/CEO of Reno-Tahoe International Airport, said the new service center will raise the international profile of the airport by attracting Dassault Falcon aircraft from Canada and Central America. “We are thrilled today to announce the newest member of the family of businesses at Reno-Tahoe International.” Bart said. “In these challenging economic times, it is a true honor to welcome an international business like Dassault to our region and to our airport.”

“The western United States has experienced a sharp increase in demand for new Falcons over the past five years,” said John Rosanvallon, President and CEO of Dassault Falcon. “This facility in Reno is significant for not only the increased support in that part of the country but also the overall coverage that this adds for the entire United States.”

Dassault Falcon is responsible for selling and supporting Falcon business jets throughout the world. It is part of Dassault Aviation, a leading aerospace company with a presence in over 70 countries across 5 continents. Dassault Aviation produces the renowned Mirage and Rafale fighter jets as well as a complete line of Falcon business jets. The company has assembly and production plants in both France and the United States and service facilities on both continents. It employs a total workforce of over 12,000. Since the rollout of the first Falcon 20 in 1963, over 1,950 Falcon jets have been delivered to more than 65 countries worldwide.

American Eagle fly Reno to Los Angeles route

American Eagle has landed at Reno-Tahoe International Airport and bringing three new flights between Reno and Los Angeles. starting June 10, 2010.

American Eagle, a division of American Airlines, offer non-stop daily service between Reno and LAX on three flights per day. gives the LAX market the largest amount of service of any city served through Reno-Tahoe International with 12 flights per day.
American Eagle fly the Reno-Los Angeles route with three Embraer ERJ-140, 44 seat Regional Jets. The new flights give American Airlines a combination of 14 arrivals and departures each day to Chicago, Dallas and now Los Angeles. “These additional flights highlight how American Airlines provides Reno with amazing one-stop connections around the world through three of the largest hub airports in the United States,” Bart said.

The announcement is the latest in a series of air service accomplishments at RNO. Over the past six months, Reno-Tahoe International has announced 16 additional flights while other airports across the country are still struggling to regain service lost through the challenging economy. “American Eagle adding service and flights is a demonstration of how hard this airport is working to help the economic recovery in this region,” Krys Bart, president/CEO of Reno-Tahoe International Airport, said. “We appreciate the confidence and support American Airlines is showing our community.”

airlines new destination at Reno Tahoe Airport

Most recent additions to air service at Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Nevada.
􀀴 One additional non-stop flights to Los Angeles,CA on United Airlines began December 18,
2009, on a Regional Jet with 50 seats.

One additional non-stop to Denver on United Airlines began January 5, 2010, on a
Regional Jet aircraft with 66 seats.
􀀴 direct daily flights Reno to Denver on Southwest Airlines; 737 aircraft with 136 seats.
Same plane, direct service goes on to Boston. Service began January 10, 2010.
􀀴 One additional non-stop to Phoenix on Southwest Airlines; 737 aircraft with 136
seats; began January 10, 2010.
􀀴 One additional non-stop to Dallas on American Airlines, 757 aircraft with 188 seats;
began February 11, 2010.
􀀴 One additional non-stop to Boise on Southwest Airlines; 737 aircraft with 136 seats,
begin March 15, 2010.
􀀴 One additional non-stop to Portland on Southwest Airlines, 737 aircraft with 137
seats, begin in May 2010.
􀀴 Two additional daily non-stop flights to Seattle on Horizon Air, Q-400 with 76 seats,begin on June 6, 2010.
􀀴 One daily non-stop to Los Angeles on Horizon Air, Q-400 with 76 seats, begin on June 6, 2010.

United airlines flights to Reno from Houston

Continental airlines launched new daily nonstop flight Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) to Houston, TX beginning February 17, 2011.

As part of the recent merger between Continental and United Airlines, the new flight will begin under the Continental name and will serve Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport. The IAH RNO flight will operate a Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 155 seats available.

The new flight will depart Houston at 9:00 a.m. on flight #1470 and arrive in Reno at 11:05 a.m. The return flight will leave Reno at 11:37 a.m. as flight #1480 and arrive in Houston IAH at 4:59 p.m. Tickets reservation are available at

“This is tremendous news for the community,” said Krys Bart, President and CEO of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority. “We couldn’t be happier to have the return of this outstanding service that offers travelers the ease of connections not only to the east, but to South America and beyond.” Non-stop to Houston is not a new route to users of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

Continental flew the Reno-Houston route for several years but had to end service in September of 2008 due to the spike in fuel prices. The previous Houston flight performed very well thanks to strong community support.

“One of the benefits of an airline merger is the ability to optimize the combined routes of two carriers, in this case United and Continental,” said Bart. “But what’s most important is the end result that gives passengers more flight options. Houston service truly supports the Reno- Tahoe International Airport motto of providing non-stop service to the U.S. and one-stop service to the world.”

Phoenix airport parking coupon download

Phoenix, AZ Phoenix Sky Harbor airport is offering close, covered discount parking the entire month of July. Travelers who download a free coupon at may park in any of the terminal garages for a maximum of $15 per day,
This parking promotion offers 40 percent off the full-day rate at any of the terminal parking garages from July 1 through 31, 2011, and will give you the convenience of parking in a covered area and walking right into the terminal to catch your flight!

To get this coupon, go to link and download it (you only need one coupon, even for multiple days). The coupon is for 40 percent off the daily rate of $25 which means that you will not pay more than $15 a day with the coupon during the entire month of July.

Remember when you use the coupon on your way out of the parking garage; you must use one of the lanes with a parking attendant as coupons arent valid in the Credit Card Only lanes. You can still pay with a credit card, but you must go to a lane with an attendant. Also, customers may enter the garage prior to July 1 and stay past July 31; however, the discount is only valid during the month of July.

July is one of the busiest travel months of the year at Sky Harbor. If you are traveling this summer, the Airport offers the following tips:
If you are planning to park, visit for options, price and space availability. You may also call our 24-hour parking hotline 602-273-4545.
Save time: check in on-line and print your boarding pass before coming to the Airport.
Most liquids and gels brought through the checkpoint must be in 3 oz containers or less. Bring a zip top bag to consolidate small quantities of liquids. Larger quantities of medically necessary liquids are allowed only at the discretion of TSA screeners.
Mark your bags and electronics clearly so you recognize them immediately.
Bring a snack or meal for the plane. Food may be carried through security and beverages may be purchased past security and brought onto the aircraft.
Use the free cell phone lots to wait for arriving passengers and avoid circling the terminals.

Friday, July 1, 2011

sw Rapid Rewards partner with Wyndham Hotel

Southwest Airlines and Wyndham Hotel has partnership between the companies' respective loyalty programs, Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Members now have the option to earn 600 Rapid Rewards points for all qualified stays at participating brands.

Wyndham Hotel Group is inviting Rapid Rewards Members to enroll in Wyndham Rewards for a chance to win a FREE flight on Southwest Airlines. Twenty winners will be awarded one (1) FREE flight on Southwest Airlines, valid to more than 60 destinations Southwest serves, including three new markets, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Boston Logan and New York LaGuardia. Visit: to enroll and view complete details on the sweepstakes and official rules. No purchase is necessary to participate.

"This association with the Wyndham Hotel Group brings tremendous value to the Rapid Rewards Program and our mutual Customers," said Ryan Green, Southwest Airlines' Director of Customer Loyalty.

Michael Mueller, Vice President of International Loyalty and Partnerships, Wyndham Hotel Group, added, "We're very pleased to be associated with Southwest's Rapid Rewards Program, as Members will now be rewarded whether they stay with our award-winning upscale Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand or in the many comfortable and familiar hotels of our midscale and economy chains including Ramada, Days Inn, and Super 8."