Monthly Archives: August 2010

Delta Adds Calendar Web Feature

I was looking for a better seat on my next Delta flight (no luck there) when I happened on a smart new feature on the airline’s Web site  — a link to add flight details to my electronic calendar with one click.

The feature works for Outlook, the Mac’s iCal and the Yahoo! and Gmail calendars.

I have to hand it to Delta, which has always been a leader in integrating its reservations system and its Web site.  A sweet little feature like that may not be enough to win my business on its own, but every little bit helps.

Delta Adds Flights From Bradley To Raleigh-Durham

Delta has announced that it will begin twice-daily flights Nov. 1 between Bradley and Raleigh-Durham, The Hartford Courant reports. Starting in October, Delta will start also flying once a week between  Bradley and Las Vegas and three times a day to Reagan National in Washington. Coincidentally, this news arrived just as I was booking my daughter on one of Delta’s last direct flights between Bradley and Los Angeles, which will drop off the schedule Sept. 26. Sadly, there will no longer be any transcontinental flights out of Bradley at all.

One-Day Sale At JetBlue

JetBlue is having a one-day sale on fares for Tuesdays and Wednesdays between Aug. 31 and Oct. 27.

The discounts are substantial, but availability is limited. For example, flights from Boston to Washington-Dulles are $39 each way, which comes out to $99 round-trip with taxes and fees. Fares from JFK to Aruba are $129 each way, which comes out to $347 with taxes and fees.

One day means buy those tickets today, Aug. 24, 2010, or forget about it.

JetBlue will start flying out of Bradley on Nov. 17, after this sale has expired.

Icelandair Launches Fare Sale

Icelandair has some falls sale fares from Boston, New York and Seattle kicking in to various European destinations. A round trip between Boston and London, for example, costs $626 with taxes and fees included. 

The fares are available from Boston for flights between Nov. 1 and  Dec. 10; New York , Nov. 15 to Dec 16 ; and Seattle,  Oct. 25 to Dec 16 .  Technically this is indeed a fall sale, but it seems more of a pre-winter sale to me.  Brrr.

The tickets must be booked by Aug. 26.  More details are available from airfarewatchdog.com and icelandair.com.