Vancouver: Canada at its finest

Few people venture out to Canada’s west coast, preferring to check out Quebec City, Montreal and Prince Edward Island. This is completely understandable, as each of those has a lot to offer, but those willing to travel to the other side of the country will be greatly rewarded by the city of Vancouver. The city is surrounded by natural beauty. …

Read More »

For a taste of the old Mexico head to Baja California

It was only a few years ago that a highway was completed that ran from north to south along the entire peninsula of Baja California. Before the highway’s completion parts of the 1,200 mile trek from Tijuana to Cabos San Lucas were on dirt roads with nothing but tire tracks to show the way. Even with the highway, which is …

Read More »

Alaska adds another flight to Mexico

Seattle-based Alaska Airlines has announced that it is adding another route to Mexico. Starting October 30, Alaska will offer an additional daily flight from Los Angeles to Mexico City. The route will also offer one-stop continuing service to both Seattle and Portland, Oregon. The flight will leave Los Angeles at 10:20 am and arrive in the Mexican capital at 3:55 …

Read More »

Southwest adds more flights from St. Louis

Discount airline Southwest has announced that it will be adding three non-stop flights from St. Louis’ Lambert International Airport. The destinations will be Kansas City, Tampa and Las Vegas and flights are scheduled to begin on February 5, 2006. Currently Southwest already serves these routes, meaning that these additions will increase frequency to these cities. There will soon be two …

Read More »

JetBlue adds another television channel

Discount airline JetBlue already offers its passengers 36 channels of DIRECTV, but today it has added another. The New York-based airline will now broadcast the WNYW-FOX5 station on all of its flights. WNYW is a more local New York City station, featuring local news and programs. The announcement means that JetBlue now offers the most in-flight live television channels of …

Read More »

Northwest raises booking by phone fee

Financially troubled Northwest Airlines has recently raised the fee for purchasing a ticket on the telephone through its call centers. The previous fee had been $5 per ticket. It is now $10. The airline also raised fees for buying tickets at its ticket counters from $10 to $20. Northwest, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month, indicating that …

Read More »

New international route from Continental

Continental Airlines has announced that in May it will launch a new international route from its hub at Newark Liberty International Airport. Starting on May 10, 2006, the airline will fly direct from Newark to Cologne, Germany. While the route is still subject to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (D.O.T.) approval, if accepted it would become the first scheduled service …

Read More »

Independence Air launches Thanksgiving sale

Most airlines that offer discounts have “black out” periods when the sale is not available, usually around Thanksgiving and Christmas. However discount airline Independence Air is offering a sale during the Thanksgiving holiday. Customers who purchase tickets by midnight October 27, for travel between November 17 and 30, will see discounts as low as $39 one-way.

Read More »

Delta frequent flyer mile promotion

Delta Airlines and American Express have announced a special offer to obtain more frequent flyer miles. Between November 1 and December 31, all purchases bought with an American Express Delta SkyMiles card will earn the customer twice as many frequent flyer miles as they would have previously received. To qualify, card members must first enrol for the promotion on American …

Read More »

Continental offers first class promotion

Continental Airlines and Premier Bags have teamed up to offer a complimentary gift bag to first class passengers on select flights starting November 1. Inside each bag will be a wealth of gifts, including, candies, fragrances, books, gift certificates, tea and luxury travel items. The suppliers of these gifts will all be high-end firms such as Prada, Lindt Chocolates, the …

Read More »