2 New Routes Worth Noting

I paused a bit when I saw these two new routes announced yesterday:

– Qatar Airways will launch nonstop service to Philadelphia (?) at some point in the near future. That unlikely destination was chosen because Qatar will join Oneworld, and US Airways has a large(ish) presence in Philly. It’s kinda weird to write that US Airways is part of Oneworld, by the way.

– JetBlue will launch nonstop service from JFK and Ft. Lauderdale to Port Au Prince, Haiti beginning in December. JetBlue’s 1 daily flight from JFK will join Delta and American Airlines serving Haiti from New York. They’ll offer 2 daily services from Ft Lauderdale, presumably because they like going after routes that Spirit already flies.


  1. Well, award seats to Doha from PHL should be pretty easy to get. :)

    I don’t know much about Qatar Airways (I’ve never flown them), but my recollection is that they get good reviews. And they serve alcohol.

    And you could use this flight to get to India and Southeast Asia rather conveniently.

  2. HaitixpressJet


    Sense for Haiti because they’re are going to have 5 airports soon in Haiti