Living in Tampa, I’m depressed by the lack of international options we have out of here. Aside from service to the Caribbean, Mexico, and Canada, we have a single British Airways flight to London Gatwick… yes, Gatwick, London’s forgotten step-child of an airport. Yes, that’s the airport in London that will connect you to just about any spring break destination in the world, but nowhere else useful.
wet dream is that Lufthansa eventually starts service from Tampa to Frankfurt. I realize it’s a long shot, but there’s nothing I’d love more than to leave home, board a Lufthansa flight in the evening, and wake up eight hours later in Frankfurt.
Well, it seems my dream is kind of coming true… well, not really.
Tampa has been eying new service, as I blogged about back in March, and in particular wants Alaska Airlines and Virgin America. Well, destination-wise we have more exciting news.
Ready for this?
Starting next May, we’ll have nonstop service from Tampa to Zurich… on Edelweiss. Yes, that’s Swiss’ low cost carrier featuring just coach and a (really crappy) business class product.
The service will be twice weekly for the summer, and once weekly in winter.
That’s the least exciting news that was almost exciting all week! I guess Lufthansa will start service here once they start a low cost subsidiary.