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Southwest is adding a lot of new routes in the US and to the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico. This will give you more convenient options when you’re looking for an award flight!
Find out about the new routes and how you can book them with your points for close to half price!
New Southwest Routes
Here’s a look at a few of the new routes I find interesting:
- Denver to Puerto Vallarta beginning November 1, 2015
- Houston (Hobby) to Cancun (twice daily) beginning October 15, 2015
- Houston (Hobby) to Costa Rica beginning October 15, 2015
- Washington, DC (Reagan National) to Orlando beginning November 1, 2015
Check the full list to see if there’s a new route that will fit into your travel plans.
If you’re looking for accommodations once you arrive at some of Southwest’s international destinations, check out my post on where you can stay using points in places like Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America.
How to Save ~50% on Your Next Award!
By earning the Southwest Companion Pass, a friend or family member flies with you for (almost) free every time you fly Southwest for up to 2 years! That’s like getting 2 tickets for the price of 1!
You have to earn 110,000 Southwest points within a calendar year to get the Southwest Companion Pass.
And keep in mind, you don’t need millions in revenue to qualify for a small business card. In fact, there are activities you may not realize are enough to get you approved.
And you do NOT need an Employer Identification Number to complete your application. If you have a sole proprietorship you can use your social security number.
The Southwest Companion Pass is a 1 reason why Emily and I fly Southwest almost exclusively within the US. Plus, you get 2 free checked bags and if your plans change, you can cancel for a full refund!
Southwest is adding new routes within the US and to the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico! So now you have more ways to fly to places like San Francisco and Montego Bay!
Right now it’s easier to earn the Southwest Companion Pass because the Chase Southwest Plus, Premier, and Premier small business card are all offering 50,000 Southwest points when you complete the minimum spending.
And having additional convenient routes makes your Southwest Companion more valuable!