Christian Kjelgaard, the founder and editor of www.AirlinesAndDestinations.com and its associated Facebook page and Twitter account, is the featured guest on the Internet radio program Travel Itch Radio on June 27. Visitors to AirlinesAndDestinations.com may catch the episode live on June 27, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. EDT or listen afterwards to the recorded show.

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Cision, a major provider of publicity services, PR software and owner of the United States’ best-known database of media outlets, has ranked www.AirlinesAndDestinations.com among the top 50 travel blogs based in North America.

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The Air Transport Association of America is expectng a 3.5 per cent year-over-year increase in the number of passengers traveling on U.S. airlines during the 2010 Thanksgiving holiday season from Friday, November 19 through Tuesday, November 30.

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United Continental Holdings, Inc.’s subsidiaries Continental Airlines and United Airlines are increasing their joint network between the U.S. and Mexico.

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Azores Express, the vacation company of the Azores Islands airline SATA, is offering six-night fall and winter packages to the mid-Atlantic islands, which represent the closest point in Europe to North America.

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The five-times-weekly service between Heathrow and Haneda will begin on February 19, 2011. British Airways will operate its Heathrow-Haneda round-trips with Boeing 777-200ERs outfitted in four-class configuration.

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Delta Air Lines will serve Luanda three times a week from January 20, 2011 using 243-seat Airbus A330-200s, with each flight making an intermediate stop in Dakar, Senegal.

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Air China’s new domestic routes for the late summer and autumn seasons include the leisure routes Beijing-Manzhouli, Chengdu-Urumqi-Korla Sinkiang and Chongqing-Qingdao.

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JetBlue Airways is planning to expand its focus-city operation at San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport by launching daily nonstop service to Tampa International Airport in May 2011 and adding a second daily flight on the route from June 2011.

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Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort, a luxury, Green Globe-certified St. Lucia resort hotel, is marking its 21st birthday with a new villa-refurbishment program and a ‘Forever 21’ Caribbean vacation package.

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El Monte RV Rentals, one of the United States’ largest recreational vehicle rental firms, has created a list of its ‘Top Ten Fall Foliage Road Trips’ for scenic autumn sightseeing across the country.

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Alaska Airlines will inaugurate service between San José in California and Guadalajara in Mexico on December 15, and between Sacramento and Guadalajara on December 16.

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The Australian-owned international carrier will operate Brisbane-Townsville-Denpasar services twice a week, adding to the weekly Brisbane-Port Hedland-Denpasar service it began on August 3.

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The carrier intends to launch daily, year-round service to Providenciales International Airport from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport from February 17 and seasonal, Saturday-only service beginning February 19 from Boston Logan International.

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JDB Fine Hotels & Resorts’ ‘SmartStart: One Night Free’ offer provides an additional night free for clients pre-paying for two or three nights at more than 60 participating hotels in Italy, Spain, Ireland, France and Mexico.

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The 10 Australian vacation packages start from $1,399 per person including airfare and accommodation (based on double occupancy). The sale ends September 30 and the package offers are good for travel between October 11 to November 23 and from January 30, 2011 to March 22, 2011, with the option to travel until March 31, 2011.

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From September 1 to October 31, 2010, members of Carlson’s goldpoints plus guest loyalty program (and those who enroll) can obtain the Business Class upgrade for $5 at all Radisson hotels in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, instead of the average $30 price.

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‘Fly Rights’ offers air travelers advice on such issues as how to get the best airfare, what to expect when a flight is delayed or canceled, and how to avoid travel scams. It also provides information on various federal airline regulations, including accommodating air travelers with disabilities and rules for bumping and baggage compensation.

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The airline is planning to begin the new three-times-weekly schedule on December 16. The service will add to American Airlines’ existing services to Barbados from New York JFK and Miami International Airport.

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