- The Washington Times - Friday, June 9, 2006


Travel to London in British Airways’ Club World business class in summer for $3,000 round trip — more than 65 percent off regular fares. Or, if you just want a little extra legroom, B.A.’s World Traveller Plus seats, which have a 38-inch pitch, are available for $999 round trip or $499 one way. These reduced fares are available only at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Book by June 20; travel June 20 to Aug. 30. Taxes not included. A 14-day advance booking is required. Go to www.ba.com.


Fly nonstop to Tahiti in the fall aboard Air Tahiti Nui for $748 from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. The airline’s nonstop service was introduced in July on an Airbus A340-300, which was awarded the “best on-board service for a smaller airline” by Skytrax.

Flights from JFK are available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Book by June 30 and travel Sept. 1 to Nov. 30 — or Aug. 18 to 31 for $40 more. Go to at www.airtahitinui-usa.com.


The W New Orleans is back in business, and it is welcoming customers with a cool summer deal.

Stay at the four-star property for $105 a night — 50 percent off — and have two cocktails on the house at the Whiskey Blue Bar. Or stay at the W French Quarter for $119 a night, but no free drinks. Book by Friday. Stay anytime through Aug. 31. Go to www.whotels.com.


JetBlue continues to expand its route network from Washington Dulles International Airport with new service to JFK. The daily service begins Aug. 17 with six round-trip flights Monday through Friday and five round-trip flights on Sunday.

Introductory fares are available for $39 each way. Regular one-way fares will range between $50 and $145 — a savings when compared to the $630 round-trip fares at least one airline is charging between JFK and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The introductory fares must be purchased by June 30 and are good for travel Aug. 17 through Sept. 30. Service will be aboard JetBlue’s new Embraer 190 — with the airline’s in-flight perks. See www.jetblue.com.


Stay at the hip new Standard Miami starting at $125 a night all summer. This is Andre Balaz’s first combination spa-hotel and also the first of the minichain on the East Coast after two openings in Los Angeles.

The hotel features a one-of-a-kind spa with Turkish baths, a cedar sauna, private patios overlooking the Biscayne Bay and much more. Book at www.standardhotel.com.


Delta Airlines will add a $10 fuel surcharge to all trans-Atlantic flights beginning in the United States and South America. See www.delta.com for more information.


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