MAXjet is offering new nonstop flights between L.A. and London. Starting at the end of August, the all-business-class carrier will offer fares starting from $1,398 round-trip, plus taxes of about $300, according to a press release. These fares are considerably lower than the current business-class fares on this route. MAXjet will fly between Los Angeles International airport and Stansted airport, the latter of which is a 45-minute train ride away from central London. Last fall, Budget Travel gave MAXjet an Extra Mile Award for offering "champagne cocktails and spacious leather seats with no middle rows" and airfares that tempt middle-class travelers. MAXjet also has gateways in Las Vegas, New York City, and Washington, D.C.
Britain's popular airline BMI is planning to add flights between the U.S. and the U.K. next March, according to London's Guardian Unlimited. Let's hope that this move will spark a fare war that makes it more affordable to see some of those 25 travel wonders.
New Mexico has launched the wackiest state tourism campaign ever. Check out its new website, which is riffing off the state's association with Area 51 and UFO sightings. TV, print, and online ads are being rolled out. At the new website Newmexicoearth.org, you can click on one of the links to see one of the "out of this world" videos and learn about some off-beat tourist attractions. (via TripCart)