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Fun news for folks who love Southwest! Today, they announced they’ll be adding flights to Turks and Caicos!
So you’ll have another way to use your miles and points to travel to an exotic location.
Here’s more about this news.
Southwest Turks and Caicos
Southwest already flies to tropical destinations like Mexico, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Costa Rica, Cuba, and more. And soon, you’ll be able to fly Southwest via Fort Lauderdale to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos!
Turks and Caicos is an archipelago of islands in the Atlantic Ocean, about 400 miles southeast of the Bahamas. It’s known for it’s emerald green waters, white sand beaches, fantastic scuba diving, and more!
They haven’t announced the details of this new route, like how many times per week or which days of the week they’ll fly to Turks and Caicos. But they plan to begin flying there in late 2017.
You can fly non-stop to Fort Lauderdale on Southwest from cities like Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Newark, and Houston. And it’s always great to have more options to use miles and points!
You can use your Southwest points to book any available seat on any flight. And folks with the Southwest Companion Pass can bring someone with them for only the cost of taxes and fees.
So you can start planning your next beach getaway with a friend or loved one. 😉
Need More Southwest Points?
Remember, you can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points at a 1:1 ratio to Southwest if you have the:
- Chase Sapphire Preferred
- Chase Sapphire Reserve
- Chase Ink Business Preferred
- Chase Ink Plus (no longer available)
- Chase Ink Bold (no longer available)
So it’s easy to top-off your account if you need more points for an award flight! Just remember, points transferred from Chase Ultimate Rewards to Southwest do NOT count toward the Companion Pass.
But the points you earn from Chase’s 3 Southwest co-branded credit cards DO count towards the Southwest Companion Pass. These cards include the:
- Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card
- Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card
- Chase Southwest Premier (small business)
Beginning in late 2017, you’ll be able to fly via Fort Lauderdale to tropical Turks and Caicos on Southwest!
It’s always great to have more options to use your hard-earned miles and points. Especially for amazing destinations like this one!