Here is a compilation of new routes that we have heard of in the past week:
Travellers from Rhode Island traveling via the TF Green International Airport have more options this year. Delta is adding three daily flights for those heading to Washington National Airport. There are also new services to Minneapolis and Detroit. The connection in Detroit makes life a lot easier for those heading to Asia.
Come April 1, Delta will add three daily options to fly from Boston to Pittsburgh. There will be flights at 9:30 in the morning, 3:05 in the afternoon, and 8:10 in the evening.
If you are thinking of Nantucket and Martha’ Vineyard in New England, Cape Air adds some to their list of destinations with flights to Anguilla, Missouri, and Maine. The flight to the British territory in the Caribbean though are only available if you are coming in from Puerto Rico.
Security norms are fundamental in travel industry. We wouldn’t be able to single out a convenient area where they most have to be strict, but the latest case comes from a plane flying, which probably served also like a bus, from Turkey to Russia, where the passengers were asked to fly all the way through, on stand.
The six passengers said they were forced to stand on for five hour flight, and in cases of air turbulences they were asked to sit in the aisle, without the minimum security requirements, such as seat belts, oxygen masks or life vests.
And if they had any children, they had to seat on their parent’s lap- but the children were big enough to sit there. The incident has occurred on 24 of September and now the 6 passengers have sued the Anex Tour by demanding 4900$ each.
But Anex Tour offered only 212$ for each of them.
If until yesterday your only concern was the plane ticket, now you have to think further than that. You have to decide about your comfort and how much you are willing to pay for it.
Today a seat is not just about legroom. If you need more space, to feel more comfortable, more legroom, then you need to pay more for it. Different airlines are using this strategy to increase their profits.
But according to experts you have to beware, because these so-called- premium seats do not always offer what they promise to. Maybe you end up with the same seat that you could have paid less. Below there are some advices for those passengers who seek for a quitter place and seats that really worth the price you are paying for.
If you thought that your seat wasn’t that comfortable, than you have to try these seats. They were designed by Aviointeriors and they allow the passengers to sit at an angle.
As you can obviously see from the pictures, the seats create the idea of a saddle.
An Aviointeriors agent told: “The seat is like a saddle. Cowboys ride eight hours on their horses during the day and still feel comfortable in it,” Skyrider is trying these seats, thus by increasing the number of the seats and lowering the ticket price.
It looks that also other airline lines are very interested into incorporating these seats too. Skyrider will allow just 23 inch of legroom, seven inches less than the average seat.
According to the Italian seat design company Aviointeriors, these seats are recommended for short flights only, like 1 up to 3 hours, and are designed like saddles that you probably have seen on cowboys’ movies.
Nowadays, air travel is isn’t as exclusive as it used to be. It’s become so common and affordable that sometimes it just like riding a bus only in high altitude. Competition is on for carriers who can give the most discounts and best routes. With practically a smorgasboard of airlines to choose from, it can be quite confusing in keeping up to date with new route announcements. Here are a couple of new service routes from airlines that might help you in planning your next trip.
Starting July 15, Taca Airlines will start shuttling passengers from San Jose to Medellin, Colombia. The airline which is based in the city of San Salvador will be offering these flights to passengers twice a week. However, passengers in New York can also board Taca Airlines when they open their New York-Medellin route on July 17; these will make a connection in San Jose city in Costa Rica.
Do you have a score to pick with that airline you traveled with during your last business trip? Well, that’s not exactly new. Almost everyone who travels by plane is less than impressed, especially when they’re traveling during the peak season. Just in case you want the heads up, below are the top 19 most complained airlines in the USA.
19th Place: Southwest Airlines
Out of every 100,000 passengers of this airline, a total of .21 complains. Just last year, over 100 million passengers who flew them to the Southwest, and compared to the other airlines in this list, there is only one complainant for every 500,000 passengers.
Perhaps it’s the staff’s sunny temperament? The airline ranked No. 1 in the DOT’s list of excellent airlines for three consecutive years. If there are complaints about the airline, their management has done right to keep it to a minimum.
Barcelona’s new Terminal T1 recently debuted at Barcelona Airport, solidifying Barcelona’s situation as one of Europe’s top ten airports. Native son Ricardo Bofill, has planned a sleek sword-shaped construction that is flooded with natural light from its floor-to-ceiling glass walls. Some 100,000 passengers a day will pass through the 5.8 million square-foot terminal, which is predictable to greet 30 million a year. The US $1.7 billion terminal boasts a spa, fitness center, hair salon, four VIP lounges, and a multi-faith chapel. In the airport’s 256,181-square-foot shopping area, there are 51 shops and 30 bars and restaurants. Business tourists will have entrance to the 28,000-square-foot business center that has five offices and a multipurpose section with five board rooms. The center also has a gym and a rest area with 10 rooms with beds, baths and TVs. For people with compact mobility, 49 moving walkways, 26 mechanical ramps, 48 escalators and 125 elevators make available accessibility. Travelers can ask for assistance at eight meeting points and other information centers. There is Wi-Fi access all over the terminal. Made of polished white granite, the sustainable construction allows light to filter through the glass curtain walls creating a “Mediterranean-style” terminal. Ceramic-tile ceilings are slightly arched, lending a futuristic effect. The architecture of the interior of the terminal, known as the “sky center,” blends straight and curved forms, and the glass walls permit for panoramic views of the city and the nearby scenery. The terminal is one of the major civil engineering projects in recent times undertaken in Europe. Bofill planned the construction with sustainability in mind, placing hundreds of solar panels on the aluminum roof. Consequently, 70 percent of the water in T1 is heated using thermal collectors. Curtain walls, designed to resist air, water infiltration, wind and its own dead load forces are composed of an aluminum framing filled with glass to offer an architecturally-pleasing and light-filled composition.
Traveling with kids, especially younger ones, is not an easy task so it is no wonder that most parents dread the thought of going on vacation with the children in tow. Some opt to put the kids under the care of a reliable babysitter while others decide to bring them along, hoping against hope that nothing goes wrong! If you are one of those parents who won’t deny your kids the pleasure of spending a holiday together, well done! Know that avoiding difficulties such as a cranky child or an anxious sibling while traveling can be avoided easily if you set your mind to it. Here are some tips to help you along the way…