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American Airlines and JetBlue have added 10 new destinations to Northeast Alliance

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FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines and JetBlue Airways are further increasing competition for travelers in the Northeast. The airlines announced they are adding a variety of new nonstop destinations from New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) in 2023. The new service — which includes many routes currently only flown by one other carrier — is made possible through JetBlue and American’s innovative and effective Northeast Alliance (NEA).

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The NEA will offer nearly 300 daily departures from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) and will serve 49 of the top 50 global markets in 2023. Across New York’s three major airports, the NEA will fly more than 500 daily departures next year, as well as nearly 200 daily departures from Boston.

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“Giving customers more choices for travel is a critical part of the Northeast Alliance,” said Anmol Bhargava, American’s Vice President of Global Alliances and Partnerships. “We are pleased that with our partner, JetBlue, we will now serve 45 of the top 50 domestic markets from LGA.”

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New American service

Starting in May, American will launch new service to several new destinations.

From To Service launches
LGA Birmingham, Alabama (BHM) May 5, 2023
LGA Buffalo, New York (BUF) May 5, 2023
LGA Columbia, South Carolina (CAE) May 5, 2023
LGA Grand Rapids, Michigan (GRR) May 5, 2023
LGA Greenville, South Carolina (GSP) May 5, 2023
LGA Knoxville, Tennessee (TYS) May 5, 2023

Also in New York, American will expand its summer seasonal flying between LGA and Asheville, North Carolina (AVL), to year-round service. The airline will also add an additional frequency between BOS and Louisville, Kentucky (SDF).

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New JetBlue service

In spring 2023, JetBlue will introduce nonstop flying between LGA and Atlanta (ATL); Hyannis, Massachusetts (HYA); and Nassau, Bahamas (NAS) and Bermuda (BDA); pending government approval.

In summer 2023, JetBlue will offer customers Mint®, the airline’s premium travel experience, on nonstop flights between EWR and Aruba (AUA). The airline will also reintroduce service between EWR and Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ).

JetBlue plans to expand the airline’s service to Canada with daily summer seasonal service between Boston and Vancouver, B.C. (YVR). New Vancouver flying will complement JetBlue’s service between New York and Vancouver, which first launched earlier this year as part of the NEA.

 

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Korean Air Rolls Out Next-Generation Business Class: ‘Prestige Suites 2.0’

Korean Air Rolls Out Next-Generation Business Class: ‘Prestige Suites 2.0’

Korean Air has introduced its latest business class offering, the Prestige Suites 2.0, set to make its debut aboard the airline’s new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner fleet.

This new product marks a significant upgrade from the previous Collins Apex forward-facing staggered seats, known as Prestige Suites. The Prestige Suites 2.0 is designed in a staggered 1-2-1 configuration, ensuring each passenger direct aisle access and ample privacy.

The seats offer 46 inches of pitch, 21 inches of width, and can be transformed into a flat bed measuring between 78.2 and 79.2 inches. A standout feature of these seats is the inclusion of privacy doors that stand 52 inches high, offering a more secluded experience even when positioned closer to the aisle.

Tech-savvy travelers will appreciate the suite’s cutting-edge features, which include a 23.8-inch ultra-high-definition entertainment monitor, 60W USB-C charging, AC power outlets, and wireless charging capabilities.

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Moreover, Korean Air’s Boeing 787-10s will be the first in the fleet to offer Wi-Fi, enhancing connectivity for passengers. The new business class seats come with a range of amenities aimed at maximizing comfort and convenience. These include a storage cubby, a handheld remote, USB-C charging ports, and universal outlets.

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The wireless charging pad is a notable highlight, reflecting the suite’s advanced technological integration. The layout of the Prestige Suites 2.0 comprises 10 rows of seats in a 1-2-1 arrangement, specifically rows 7-16 in the business class cabin. The cabin is flanked by lavatories and galleys at both the front and the rear, ensuring easy access for all passengers.

A striking departure from Korean Air’s traditional design, the new seats feature a bold brown color palette. This is a significant change from the airline’s iconic Morning Calm blue and bright white interiors.

The new design incorporates semi-matte deep brown side consoles with metallic tops, brushed coppery-almond cabinet doors, and textured tan interior shrouds, giving the cabin a modern and sophisticated look.

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