Passengers who crave for more flight options to European cities will not have to wait much longer. Starting 25th May 2017, Delta will offer new, nonstop routes from New York's John F. Kennedy Airport to Lisbon's Portela Airport and Berlin's Tegel Airport. The airline will also offer a new route from Boston's Logan International Airport to Dublin Airport.
According to Henry Kuykendall, Delta's Vice President-New York, the European cities Lisbon and Berlin have seen a jump in tourism from the United States. Delta will use the Boeing 757-200 for the Dublin and Lisbon fights, and it will use the comfortable Boeing 767-300 for the Berlin flights.
The Boston to Dublin flight will have a scheduled departure from Boston at 9:10 p.m. and a scheduled arrival at 8:30 a.m. the next day. Return flights have a scheduled departure at 10:15 a.m. and a scheduled arrival in Boston at 12:41 p.m.
The New York to Lisbon flight will have scheduled departure from New York at 9:43 p.m. and a scheduled arrival at 10 a.m the next day. Return flights have a scheduled departure at 11:35 a.m. and a scheduled arrival in New York at 2:19 p.m.
The New York to Berlin flight will have a scheduled departure at 7:49 p.m. and a scheduled arrival at 10:30 a.m. the next day. Return flights have a scheduled departure at 1:30 p.m. and a scheduled arrival in New York at 4:19 p.m.
British Airways To Charge Economy Passengers For Sandwiches
Starting 11th January 2017, British Airways passengers in the economy class will have to shell out money if they want an in-air meal. The airline will sell food offered by U.K. retailer Marks and Spencer.
The switch will effect short-haul and domestic flights at London's Gatwick and Heathrow airports. Everything on the in-flight menu will cost around £5.00, or less. For a bag of potato chips, passengers will be charged £1.00. Hungrier passengers who want a sandwich can get one by paying £4.95.
Frequent flyers with Avios frequent-flier points will be able to use their loyalty points to buy menu items. For example, a £3 ploughman's will cost 375 loyalty points.
But, it's not all bad news - the airline plans to offer many vegetarian and gluten-free meals on top of seasonally updated menus so that travelers will have more options.
Frontier Airlines Gets TSA PreCheck
As of September 29th, Frontier Airlines passengers can now use TSA PreCheck to get through airport security lines quickly. In June, the Denver-based low-cost carrier announced it'd applied for the program. Just last Thursday, the TSA said the airline was accepted.
Flyers can sign up for a travel number with TSA PreCheck, which comes at a cost of $85 for five years, at tsa.gov. There is certainly good reason to sign up for the PreCheck program; TSA said that in July, 97 percent of passengers who used PreCheck waited five minutes or less to get through security.
Customers with existing reservations can simply input their travel number to their reservation at flyfrontier.com or by going to the airport ticket counter on the day of travel. When making a reservation, passengers can add their travel number to skip the long lines.