United joins Delta in Africa
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Last week, United Airlines announced service
from Washington-Dulles to Accra, Ghana, continuing on to Lagos, Nigeria. When the flights start in May, UA will become the second major American carrier to serve the Motherland, giving the large Nigerian population in the DC area nonstop access to the country’s largest business center and former capital. Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines
already flies to Accra and Lagos, as well as Abuja, Nigeria; Dakar, Senegal; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Cairo, Egypt, though they’ve announced several routes
to other African destinations in the past year that either have been terminated or never took off for various reasons. It’s nice to see other airlines taking the (lucrative) chance of serving Africa, but I can’t imagine the in-flight service even approaching that of the European airlines already flying from the US to the continent via their hubs.
AA’s new black travel website, featuring Fly Brother
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In October, American Airlines started a travel website centered around the black travel experience called Black Atlas. Headlined by writer and “travel expert-at-large” Nelson George, the site highlights 27 domestic and 15 international destinations sure to resonate with affluent African-American travelers. Readers can submit blog posts detailing their experiences on the road, as well as search for airfares with a special interactive map. They’ve also been kind enough to feature ya boy, Fly Brother, and his scribblings on Salvador da Bahia, Paris, and Mexico City. Now, that’s fly.
Fly Brother Winter Tour 2009
LOS ANGELES, November 18-23
NEW YORK, December 11-20
ORLANDO, December 20-26
MIAMI, December 29-January 6
If I’m headed your way, shout me!