As 2015 is several days away, an innovative new year indicates brand new airline paths to fly, so we asked TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen to have a look into future flight schedules and locate some of the most exciting.
Airline roads and frequencies change all the time, although that can be aggravating for many travelers, it also implies to be able to travel interesting brand new itineraries and plane. For example, both the Airbus A350 and the next-generation Boeing 787-9 should come into usage (or, broader used in the truth associated with 787-9) because they still move off the production line and airlines place them into service.
Other airlines are utilising new plane to fly brand new itineraries and increase their get to to brand-new continents. Overall, 2015 must be a thrilling year to fly, and check out of tracks to help keep an eye fixed on. Generally speaking, they are all-new tracks, though in some cases we noted existing channels in which an airline is swapping aside planes for all-new plane.
Note: once we mention, flight routes are constantly susceptible to alteration, therefore the effective times and airline distribution times noted might change after book.
Air Canada Toronto-Copenhagen YYZ-CPH
This Canadian company is getting an entire order of 787s that it'll be putting into service, including on this fast transatlantic hop from Toronto to the Danish money. This path moved into result in October and can continue to be a 3x regular regularity through April with plans to increase it into a 5x regular frequency at the beginning of the summer.
If you should be thinking about traveling it, you've got several choices. Aeroplan (Air Canada’s mileage program) is a 1:1 transfer lover of Amex Membership Rewards if you have a card like daily Preferred, Platinum or Premier Rewards Gold. You'll require often 60, 000 or 90, 000 kilometers roundtrip to fly in economy or company course correspondingly.
United is a Star Alliance lover of Air Canada, so you might additionally use these miles at a consistent level of 60, 000 or 140, 000 roundtrip to travel economy or company. United is a 1:1 transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards when you have the Sapphire popular, Ink Bold or Ink Plus.
Air Canada in addition started brand new non-stop service from Toronto-Rio de Janeiro on December 11, 2014 and it will become year-round. The routes work 3x regular (Tues, Thurs and Saturday outgoing, Weds, Fri, Sunday incoming) on a 767-300ER with 24 business class and 187 economic climate seating. It’ll cost you 60, 000/95, 000 Aeroplan kilometers roundtrip in economy/business, and may be a good way to reach south usa if US carriers’ award access is tight.
ANA Houston-Tokyo Narita IAH-NRT
This Japanese Star Alliance service will start daily flights from its hub at Narita to Houston Bush Intercontinental beginning Summer 12 aboard a 777-300ER. This opens up a new selection for US flyers seeking to get to Japan, and those trying to connect from Japan through United’s substantial course network as of this hub. You can use ANA miles at a level of 45, 000/70, 000/120, 000 for economy/business/first roundtrip. Just avoid gas surcharges and fees. United will charge a fee 35, 000 miles each way in economic climate, 75, 000 miles in operation course and an astonishing 110, 000 kilometers in first-class.
Cathay Pacific Hong Kong-Boston HKG-BOS
Checking another eastern shore location for this Hong Kong-based Oneworld service, Cathay intends to fly 4x once a week from Hong-Kong to Boston on a single of their 777-300ERs starting May 3, 2015. Boston departures is going to be Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. If you want to book an award in the path, your absolute best wager is either US miles (35, 000/55, 000/67, 500 kilometers each way for economy/business/first) or US Airways miles if you can book a roundtrip (70, 000/110, 000/120, 000 kilometers).
China Airlines Taipei to l . a ., New York and bay area
Taiwan-based SkyTeam member Asia Airlines took delivery of the new flagship 777-300ER in October and has now begun flying it from Taipei to la. It intends to place its second and third airplanes into solution from Taipei-New York on February 1, and Taipei-San Francisco starting September 1, 2015. You can check away this post about how to make use of kilometers to fly it, however your most useful wager is utilizing 70, 000/140, 000 Delta kilometers roundtrip for economy/business.
Delta Salt Lake City-Amsterdam SLC-AMS
Delta recently revealed new non-stop service from Salt Lake City to Amsterdam starting May 1, 2015. It's going to start at 5x once a week but bump up to each day by might 14 and is an excellent option to start more of the Western US to Delta’s European lovers via the hub in Amsterdam. If you would like make use of Delta miles to fly it (and Delta is a 1:1 transfer partner of Amex Membership Rewards), you'll need 60, 000/125, 000 kilometers in economy/business. You might make use of its companion, Flying Blue (this system of Air France/KLM) to book an award. Flying Blue is a 1:1 transfer companion of Amex Membership Rewards and Citi ThankYou Rewards, and allows one-way prizes. You would need 25, 000 miles each means in economy or 62, 500 miles in business course.
Ethiopian Airlines Los Angeles-Dublin LAX-DUB
Starting June 3, 2015, Celebrity Alliance provider Ethiopian Airlines will launch 3x regular solution from LAX-Dublin (and continuing onto Addis Ababa) aboard its 787 Dreamliner. Make use of United kilometers to fly it at a consistent level of 30, 000/70, 000 kilometers in economy/business each way, or Aeroplan kilometers at a rate of 30, 000 or 45, 000 miles each means.
Etihad Dallas-Abu Dhabi DFW-AUH
This growing center Eastern provider simply launched its fifth path to the US from Abu Dhabi to Dallas on December 3 aboard a 777-200LR. It at this time flies 3x regular (Wednesday, Friday, Sunday from Dallas) with plans to boost that to each day by April 16, 2015. Etihad is partners with United states, if you desire to use kilometers to travel the new route, you can make use of 45, 000/67, 500/90, 000 kilometers each technique economy/business/first.