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Amtrak Guest Rewards to Offer Free Fourth Round-Trip

Amtrak Guest Rewards to Offer Free Fourth Round-Trip

Amtrak announced its 123Free promotion, which offers a free round trip ticket this summer after completing three round trips between now and February 29, 2020.
The offer is valid on its Acela and Northeast Regional trains.  Membership in the railroad’s loyalty program, Amtrak Guest Rewards, is required.
Amtrak’s high-speed Acela service connects Boston with Washington, D.C. making 14 intermediate stops including New York City and Philadelphia. Acela trains attain 150 mph (240 km/h) on …

JetBlue to Expand Service from Boston to 15 Cities

JetBlue to Expand Service from Boston to 15 Cities

JetBlue Airways announced plans to increase service from Boston to Austin and 15 other cities in 2020.
The airline will add a third daily non-stop to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, bringing the total number of flights to three.
Other cities to which JetBlue will add flights to include Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Nantucket, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Seattle.
Once these flights have been added, JetBlue will operate a total of 180 daily …

WestJet Plans Non-Stop Service Linking Calgary and Boston

WestJet Plans Non-Stop Service Linking Calgary and Boston

WestJet announced plans for service between Calgary and Boston that will start next spring.
The non-stop flights will commence operations on May 14, 2020.
The airline said it is offering the service Alberta’s business and leisure travelers, adding that “it’s never been easier to explore and do business in Calgary, Boston and beyond.”
Boston will be the airline’s 19th destination in the United States, joining a list that includes Atlanta, Portland, Austin, Los …

JetBlue to Offer Shuttle-Like Service from Boston to New York’s LaGuardia Airport

JetBlue to Offer Shuttle-Like Service from Boston to New York’s LaGuardia Airport

JetBlue Airways announced plans to introduce shuttle-like non-stop service linking New York’s LaGuardia Airport and Boston Logan International Airport.
The New York-based airline will offer up to ten daily flights in each direction starting next spring.  JetBlue will operate the flights using Embraer E190 aircraft with 100 seats including 16 in the airline’s Even More Space premium-economy lite space.  The service will include complimentary snacks and beverages as well as satellite television …

Air Canada Introduces New Service Linking Montreal with Nashville and Calgary with Boston

Air Canada Introduces New Service Linking Montreal with Nashville and Calgary with Boston

Air Canada announced several new non-stop routes between the United States and Canada including new summer seasonal service linking Nashville and Montreal and Boston and Calgary.  The airline said it was adding a second daily flight between Vancouver and Newark.
The Montreal-Nashville route will be operated using Embraer E-175 aircraft with 12 seats in the business-class cabin and 64 seats in coach.  Seat in business are 20” wide and have a …

Amtrak to Offer ‘Track Friday’ Sale on Black Friday

Amtrak to Offer ‘Track Friday’ Sale on Black Friday

Starting on Black Friday, Amtrak is offering a Track Friday Sale, with fares as low as $19.
The Track Friday sale will run from November 29 through December 2.  The Track Friday discount will be available on many routes including the Acela and Northeast Regional trains for trips from January 6, 2020 through April 30.  Other discounted fares are available for travel between December 9, 2019 and April 30, 2020.
“Venture aboard …

American Airlines to Add Boston-London Service, Increase Frequencies on 3 South American Flights

American Airlines to Add Boston-London Service, Increase Frequencies on 3 South American Flights

American Airlines plans to offer new daily service from Boston to London and increased service from Miami to Lima, Peru; Santiago, Chile; and São Paulo, Brazil.
The new non-stop service to London’s Heathrow Airport will begin on March 29, 2020, with an evening departure from Boston and an early morning return.  American will operate the flight using Boeing 777-200 aircraft with 37 fully lie-flat seats in its Flagship Business business-class cabin …