Coming Soon: Use Your Southwest Points on Flights to Turks and Caicos!

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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.

Southwest Turks And Caicos
Soon You’ll Be Able to Use Southwest Points to Fly to Beautiful Turks and Caicos

Here’s more about this news. 

Southwest Turks and Caicos

Link:   Southwest Turks and Caicos Press Release

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.

Southwest Turks And Caicos
Start Planning a Romantic Trip to Turks and Caicos, Because Soon, You’ll Be Able to Fly There With Southwest. And With the Companion Pass, a Loved One Can Fly With You for Almost Free!

So you can start planning your next beach getaway with a friend or loved one. 😉

If you want to explore some of Southwest’s other international destinations, check out our posts about where to stay using points in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America!

Need More Southwest Points?

Remember, you can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points at a 1:1 ratio to Southwest if you have the:

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:

Note:   If you’ve applied for 5+ credit cards in the past 24 months (except certain small business cards), you will likely NOT be approved for any of these Chase cards.

Bottom Line

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!

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great news, options are good things, but not with SW from their hub in DAL.

Since little Love Field has no customs, you have to fly through a city that does, and because it is SW they don’t just do a straight routing through HOU. The have been flying to Jamaica for a while now, but we refuse to take a flight to Baltimore or Chicago to get there in 8 hours. Even the seldom available ATL connection takes 7+ hours……So we usually get there non-stop on AA using a BA avios award, making it a 3 hour flight. I just checked their Jamaica routes again, and it seems they finally have most routes through HOU now…with the plane change it can now take as little as 5 hours, Yay….now if they would start running all their international routes from DAL through HOU, they may become an option for island destinations for us.

I am sure we went direct from Hobby to monetego bay last year….it was great

Yes! This is great news! Now I am off to plan a vacation to T&C next year!

hmmmm…… well…. nice to see SWA trying to catch up to JetBlue….. Yet anybody ever actually traveled to T&C? But to echo Jeremy’s point below, known any major (or minor) hotel chains there that ordinary mortals who fly SWA could stay at? Checked via CUR to see what the non brand hotels would cost and encountered major sticker shock (yes, and here’s where you’d enter a deserved Daraius-class exclamation points !!!!)

Oh, and since you’re talking SWA, what’s the taxes & gov’t fees to fly in and out of there? (anywhere near as bad as to and from Jamaica these days? — approaching $200 per person there — it matters if you’re thinking to fly points plus companion)

Ok, I get it. For this first t&c post, you’re selling credit cards. (and that’s fine) But next time around, how about telling us the full picture for traveling to T&C. (If you need a volunteer, I’m game. 🙂 )

Turks and Caicos is absolutely gorgeous. We were just there in November of 2016 and can’t wait to go back. They have the most beautiful turquoise waters and almost white sandy beaches. If you prefer an all inclusive travel they have “Beaches” there. We stayed in a villa. The beach was about 200 yards away. We plan to travel there again in 2018. You won’t regret going if you love to snorkel, enjoy the clearest most beautiful blue/turquoise waters, and friendly people.

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