Luxury motor coach adds new route from Austin to Fort Worth


We may not have the Hyperloop One yet, but at least now Vonlane fans can travel in style between Austin and Fort Worth. The luxury motor coach company — which is known for its roomy, 16-seat buses and complimentary refreshments, Wi-Fi, and satellite TV — is set to open the new route on October 2, just in time for Austin City Limits. There will be service seven days a week. “When we first launched Vonlane…

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One step closer to getting from Austin to Dallas in under 20 minutes


A 19-minute trip from Austin to Dallas is a few miles closer to reality. A proposed project that would connect Austin, Dallas, Houston, Laredo, and San Antonio via a futuristic pod-and-tube system is now one of four U.S. finalists in a global transportation contest. Hyperloop One, the company behind this transportation innovation, designated the envisioned 640-mile, five-city Texas Triangle system as a finalist on Thursday, September 14. The three other U.S. finalists in the Hyperloop…

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Nonstop flight from Austin to Mexico City lands an upgrade


Aeromexico’s nonstop service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to Mexico City is poised for an upgrade. On September 7, Mexico’s leading airline announced that it will introduce a larger aircraft for the popular route, starting September 18. This means more seats and more choices for Austin travelers, says a release from the City of Austin. The new Embraer EMB-190 aircraft includes 11 Premier Class (first class) seats, and 23 more seats total. Aeromexico introduced the nonstop…

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5 incredible caves to explore just outside of Austin


Austin and its surrounding areas are known for beautiful Hill Country landscapes and plenty of outdoor recreation options — but don’t forget to explore the awesome sights underground, too. You can up the adventure by making a day trip to one of these showstopping caves near the city. Longhorn Cavern State Park If the walls could talk at Longhorn Cavern, boy would they have some great stories to tell. Comanche Indians once used the cavern,…

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This breathtaking West Texas road trip takes the road less traveled


I wanted to go on a road trip. I had a three- to four-day window right before Thanksgiving where my family was going to be out of town, and a friend from Brooklyn was coming to visit. Marfa was the official destination, but this was about taking a road trip, and about showing my friend the beauty of Texas. Like a lot of people outside Texas, he had this impression that Texas is all a…

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Southwest adds 3 nonstop flights from Austin — including San Francisco


Southwest is adding to its roster of nonstop flights from Austin in 2018. On Monday, August 28, the airline announced new daily nonstop service to San Francisco and Sacramento, California, as well as Sunday-only nonstop service to Indianapolis. Service starts April 8, 2018. Flights to San Francisco will depart Austin-Bergstrom International Airport at 3:30 pm, arriving at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) at 5:25 pm. Return flights depart SFO at 5:55 am and arrive in…

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New low-cost nonstop flight takes off from Austin to Midwest hot spot


Arriving in Austin: a new affordable, nonstop flight to the Midwest. Allegiant Air has announced new direct service between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and Columbus, Ohio, beginning in February 2018. The twice-weekly flights will run on Mondays and Fridays between ABIA and Rickenbacker International Airport. One-way fares start as low as $55. “We’re very excited to continue our growth in Austin,” says Lukas Johnson, senior vice president of commercial at Allegiant, in a release. “The demand…

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