Let’s Fly! Airlines Schedule Spring Additions For LAX & SFO

Do you love our nonstop service to and from Los Angeles and San Francisco? The airlines offering those flights have announced additional flights beginning this Spring. Cancun and Nassau return to the RDU schedule this month. Also, learn about fare changes in store for JetBlue passengers. 

San Francisco

United’s second daily round-trip flight returns in April 2015

United Returns Second Roundtrip SFO Flight

Beginning in April 2015, RDU will once again have two daily nonstop RDU-SFO flights via United. The airline is bringing the popular afternoon departure back from April-August to meet high demand for travel from RDU to SFO.  The additional arriving flight will land at RDU in the late morning.

Los Angeles

Delta is bringing back the second daily LAX flight in 2015.

Delta Bumps Up RDU-LAX Service

America’s second largest city continues to be a major draw for RDU passengers. In response to demand, Delta is bringing back a second daily flight from March-September on Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The flight is scheduled to depart RDU in the morning and return in the late afternoon. The year-round RDU-LAX flight departs in the afternoon with a red-eye return that arrives in the early morning hours.

Delta is offering Nassau service for the holidays.

Delta is offering Nassau service for the holidays.

Cancun, Nassau Service Begin This Month

Speaking of Delta, the airline is bringing back its very popular seasonal nonstop service to Cancun beginning Saturday, Dec. 20. The weekly nonstop flight will continue on Saturday through the winter. Also, as previously announced, Delta is offering a limited nonstop service to Nassau on Saturday from Dec. 20-Jan. 10.

JetBlue Launching Bag Fees in 2015

Checking bags will soon cost you if you fly JetBlue airline. USA Today reports that the airline will modify its fare structure early in the new year. With those changes comes a basic fare level that does not include checked bags. The other types of fare will include options for a limited amount of checked baggage at no charge.

JetBlue Launches Online Reading Program

Do you love to read? JetBlue is introducing Fly-Fi Hub throughout its fleet. The online portal provides passengers with free content from a number of newspapers and magazines. The service is being rolled out aboard aircraft outfitted with Wi-Fi service. Both a free and paid option will be available to travelers.

Earn JetBlue Loyalty Points Aboard South African Airways

Keeping with a JetBlue theme: Planning to head to Africa in 2015? JetBlue has announced an upgrade of its partnership with South African Airways that allows JetBlue passengers to earn frequent flyer points aboard any of the carrier’s flights. Later in 2015, members will be allowed to redeem existing JetBlue points for flights aboard the African air carrier.

New St. Louis Roof Project Complete

Traveling to St. Louis soon? Don’t miss the newly-restored Terminal 1 roof on your way in or out of the airport. The airport recently completed a major overhaul of the terminals iconic copper roof, leaving the structure with a bright brassy shine for the first time since the building opened in 1956. The project is the talk of St. Louis and is making waves in a number of national publications.

About Andrew Sawyer

Andrew Sawyer is the External Communication Specialist for the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority and is the main writer for RDU’s website, electronic communication and airport publications. He’s also the primary face behind RDU’s social media channels. Andrew also assists with many other things, from media relations to event planning. In fact, he has an advanced degree in "other duties as assigned."
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8 Responses to Let’s Fly! Airlines Schedule Spring Additions For LAX & SFO

  1. JB Books says:

    Merry Christmas and keep up the good work

  2. George Smart says:

    What happened to AA direct flights to LAX?

  3. cschlenker says:

    Thanks for this update. I note that it appears Delta dropped their non-stop to Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, is that true?

    • Yes, we had short-term Las Vegas service by Delta back in the summer. The route is handled year-round by Southwest. Salt Lake City services ended in November and we’re actively working to recruit a new carrier for the route as it was very busy. And, Delta just announced this past weekend that it will end RDU-Memphis service in March 2015.

      • mary e. says:

        Really bummed by the Memphis news. Was it due to lack of interest? Wish SW could take if over…

      • We appear to be one of the final routes that was tied to the old Delta hub in Memphis. Our air service team doesn’t believe we’ll see non-stop service there in the near future. The number of passengers that fly there daily mixed with the type of aircraft needed to fly there isn’t in sync right now. Plus, Southwest has a strong presence in the RDU-Nashville route, making it an easy, one-stop connection.

  4. Ed says:

    When did Delta cancel its LAX-RDU direct red-eye flight?

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