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Great news! You’ll soon have more options to book award seats on non-stop routes to Taipei and London from the US. JetBlue is adding flights to Nashville. And Delta has a new airline partner to explore destinations in the Mediterranean.
I’ll share details about the new routes!
1. EVA Air Adds New Flights from US to Taipei!
EVA Air is adding more flights to Taipei from New York (JFK) and new non-stop service from Chicago. There will be 4 new weekly non-stop flights from New York (JFK) to Taipei starting October 2, 2016. And non-stop service from Chicago starts November 3, 2016.
Because EVA Air is part of the Star Alliance, you can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to United Airlines and book an award flight on EVA Air. I searched united.com and award seats are available on the new flights for 35,000 United miles each way in coach.
2. British Airways Starts Non-Stop Flights From San Jose to London!
This week, British Airways launched daily non-stop service between San Jose and London.
3. Fly Non-Stop to Nashville on JetBlue
Remember, if you have the Southwest Companion Pass, JetBlue will match you to their top-tier elite Mosaic status. So you’ll get free checked bags and complimentary alcohol on flights!
4. New Ways to Connect to Mediterranean Destinations
Thanks to a new partnership between Delta and Amsterdam-based airline Transavia, you can connect through Amsterdam to destinations in Morocco, Spain, and Greece.
If you fly on one of Delta’s day flights to Amsterdam, you can connect to these 10 Transavia destinations:
- Thessaloniki, Greece
- Casablanca, Morocco
- Marrakesh, Morocco
- Lisbon, Portugal
- Alicante, Spain
- Barcelona, Spain
- Ibiza, Spain
- Malaga, Spain
- Seville, Spain
- Valencia, Spain
It seems like you can NOT use Delta miles to book these flights. But you can redeem Delta miles to fly to Europe. And then buy a cash ticket to one of the other cities.