Southwest Airlines Extends Schedule Through March 8th 2016

Southwest Airlines schedule extension
Southwest Airlines has extended their schedule to allow bookings until March 8th, 2016. While most legacy airlines release flights on a continual basis 330 days out, Southwest has set days to open up the schedule. This can lead to more obvious schedule reductions and additions. It also is a great time to book upcoming flights especially on points when the new schedule opens up. This way you can guarantee your flights and when using points you can receive a full refund if you want to change o...

Norwegian Air Announces USA to Caribbean Routes!

Norwegian Air flights from JFK, BOS, BWI to PTP (Guadeloupe) and FDF (Martinique)
Norwegian Air has announced new flights from the Caribbean islands of Martinique (FDF) and Guadeloupe (PTP) to Boston (BOS), Baltimore (BWI), and New York City (JFK) that will begin on December 3rd, 2015. The flights will operate 3x weekly between JFK to Martinique (FDF) on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturday and from JFK to Guadeloupe (PTP) on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays. For Boston (BOS) the flights operate Thursday and Sundays to Guadeloupe (PTP), and Wednesday and Sundays to Martinique...

More Elite Airways Routes, & Allegiant Threatens to Leave Phoenix-Mesa Airport

Elite Airways routemap from Phoenix (AZA) to San Diego (SAN) and Salt Lake City (SLC)
Elite Airways may be adding more new scheduled service after just recently announcing their first set of scheduled flights earlier this week. The additional services, if approved would be new routes from Phoenix-Mesa (AZA) to San Diego (SAN) and Salt Lake City (SLC) starting on September 1st, 2015. The service would be a CRJ-200 or a CRJ-700 plane. Elite is providing these new routes thanks to a subsidy provided by the Phoenix-Mesa Airport for these specific destinations. The subsidy would p...

Elite Airways Announces First Routes Rockford, IL to New York & Fort Collins, CO

Elite Airways new flights RFD to EWR and RFD to FNL
  Elite Airways has announced new nonstop routes from Rockford, IL (RFD) to Newark, NJ (EWR) and to Fort Collins, CO (FNL). The flights will only be operated on Thursday, Friday, and Monday and are set to begin in August, 2015. Flights will be on either a CRJ-200 or CRJ-700 that will seat between 50 - 70 passengers. This is Elite Airways' first attempt to market their own flights, previously they have only operated flights for other airlines such as Branson AirExpress. While it is...

American Airlines Announces Australia Route LAX-SYD

American Airlines Los Angeles to Sydney new route, and Qantas SYD to SFO
American Airlines has announced a new nonstop route from Los Angeles (LAX) to Sydney (SYD) , Australia which will allow partner, Qantas, to reenter the Sydney (SYD) to San Francisco (SFO) market. The new LAX to SYD flights will begin on December 17th, 2015 and the new SYD to SFO flights will begin on December 20th. American Airlines will service the route with a Boeing 777-300ER with 3 classes of services. This increased partnership leaves room for more flights from the United States to Aust...

OneJet Announces Indianapolis to Memphis flights

OneJet nonstop flight IND to MEM
OneJet has announced new direct nonstop flights from Indianapolis (IND) to Memphis (MEM) which will start on June 22nd, 2015. The flights will be operate 4 times a week, Monday through Thursday, by PentaStar Aviation on a Hawker 400. This flight cater towards business travelers based in Indianapolis with a departure time of 8:30 AM EST from IND and arriving at 8:50 AM CST in MEM. The return flight will depart from MEM at 3:15 PM CST and arrive back in IND at 5:25 PM EST. Flights are already ...

Etihad Status Match Follow-Up

Etihad Guest Gold Status Received
Back in February Etihad had an offer to match nearly any airline status to an equivalent in their Etihad Guest program. The offer expired on March 15th and they promised at least a response within 2 weeks of submitting your request. Well it took additional follow-up emails but my US Airways Gold status was successfully matched to Etihad Guest Gold on May 10th. The best part for me at least was my US Airways Gold status expired on February 28th so I am very happy that they matched to it. W...

Trip Report: Clearwater Beach, Florida

Inbound For this year's Memorial Weekend I ventured down to Clearwater Beach, Florida to enjoy the beautiful beach with my girlfriend and a couple of friends. Our Southwest direct flight from Indianapolis to Tampa Bay left early Saturday morning. Now I am not big on spending money so I used my Southwest points to fly three of us and only paid $33.60. The best part is I just earned my Southwest Companion pass so my girlfriend flies free when I fly whether I pay cash or with points. I earned mo...