Every month, domestic and international carriers announce new routes and destinations, making countries around the world more accessible than ever. Here, we've rounded up 12 flights—a collection of current and forthcoming offers—that will have you reconsidering your 2018 plans.
Starting in June of 2018, Delta's new Boeing 777-200LR will link LA to Paris (Charles de Gaulle) and Amsterdam with non-stop service. Once you hit the ground in Europe, you can also catch an easy flight to more than 100 additional destinations (think the Middle East, Africa, and India) with easy connections via Delta partner's KLM and Air France.
This September, Aer Lingus added a non-stop flight from Miami to Dublin to its roster. The three-time weekly service is offered on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and is operated by the carrier's A330-200s. This is kinda a BFD as it's the only airline to offer the route.
Next spring, Delta with start offering seasonal service from New York's JFK to Ponta Delgada (on Portugal's São Miguel Island) and year-round service to Lagos, Nigeria on their A330.
Mid-January 2018, United will be offering direct daily service from Houston to Australia. The flight will join United's two other US to Australia offers, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
In Atlanta—at the world's most traveled airport—Delta will be releasing new daily seasonal service to Lisbon, Portugal. Starting in May and running through September, the airline will offer one-stop connections from more than 150 U.S. hubs.
Traveling to Iceland just got a whole lot easier for Sunshine Staters. Starting this past September, Icelandair launched twice-weekly flights (Thursdays and Sundays) from Tampa to Reykjavik. An added convenience? The carrier also offers connections to more than 25 other European destinations including London, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and Paris.
Sure, Delta already offers non-stop service to Paris from Detroit, but beginning in May, they'll be adding a third daily flight. The additional flight will also offer connections from Paris to more than 100 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India.
As of December 15th, Avianca Brasil (a Star Alliance member) will start operating a daily non-stop flight from JFK to Sao Paulo, Brazil. The route—which is hot on the heel's of the airline's Miami to Sao Paulo route which just launched in June— will be serviced by an Airbus A330-200.
While details are still being ironed out on this one, Southwest Airlines has confirmed—after much speculation—that they'll be offering flights to Hawaii. Exact routes are still TBD, but the carrier has divulged that the initial service will be offered out of California either next year or 2019 via their new fleet of upgraded Boeing 737s.
Next March marks the start of Delta's year-round service from Orlando to Amsterdam and Indianapolis to Paris (Charles de Gaulle). Aside from the convenience of non-stop service, both flights will also offer more than 100 connections to additional destinations around the world.
Starting in May 2018, British Airways will be offering non-stop flights from Nashville to London. The 5-day a week route will be the first ever from Tennessee to Europe.
Last month, Norwegian introduced non-stop service from Denver and Seattle to London's Gatwick Airport. The routes are serviced by Norwegian's Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.