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Southwest Airlines seems to be one of the airlines that I end up flying quite a bit.  The only downside for me is that Southwest doesn’t fly out of my home airport (Cincinnati), so when I fly Southwest, I need to drive up to Dayton, Indianapolis or Columbus.  And inevitably, whenever I do that, I think on the 90-120 minute drive up there… “Why am I doing this again?”

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(SEE ALSO: Taking advantage of the Southwest cancellation policy)

Southwest adding 5 new nonstop routes

Per the USA Today, Southwest is adding 5 new nonstop routes, starting November 6th


There are 2 new routes from San Jose, California to Baltimore and Salt Lake City, 2 routes from Washington DC (DCA) to Orlando and Providence, and one from Kansas City to San Antonio.  Southwest also announced the removal of 4 routes

  • Atlanta-Oklahoma City (permanent discontinuation)
  • Chicago Midway-Pensacola, Fla.(seasonal Saturday-only service)
  • Chicago Midway-Reno (seasonal discontinuation)
  • Nashville-Seattle (seasonal discontinuation)

That Chicago – Reno flight is the one where a woman told my wife and I that we “were the type of people that should not have children

Southwest extends their booking calendar

In addition, Southwest extended their booking calendar.  Southwest has a different way of managing their flight schedules.  Instead of opening up their schedules a year or so out, they only make their schedule bookable through a certain date.  Within the past week, Southwest opened up their schedule again.

You can now book flights through January 4, 2017


(SEE ALSO: Family boarding on Southwest Airlines – tips and tricks on how to get to sit with each other)

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