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Spring out of Summer: March 2019 Schedules Now Available!

mmilligan Employee
Employee

With kids across the country heading back to school, it may be tough to start thinking about Spring Break; although, we know you’re already planning ahead. Now that Southwest’s schedule has been extended through April 7, 2019, it’s time to get a head start on those plans! Grab some sunscreen (and your passport!) and let’s dig into some of the exciting changes next spring.

 

Although it’s one of the newer international gateways, it’s clear that St. Louis Customers love our flights to Cancún. We’re thrilled to announce that we‘re making it even easier for them to collect additional passport stamps with new seasonal Saturday nonstops to both Montego Bay and Punta Cana (both routes subject to government approvals). These two new destinations will join our existing year-round service to Cancún.

 

Speaking of Cancún, Milwaukee will once again see nonstop service on Saturdays to Cancún after a brief hiatus. Pittsburgh, Raleigh, and San Antonio will also see the return of their seasonal Saturday service to Cancún.

 

Having grown up in the Midwest, I can personally attest to the amount of vacations taken in March to try and thaw out after a brutally cold winter. Southwest is responding to this demand with some great additions to warmer destinations.

 

Saturdays in March will be busier in the Buckeye State, where Cincinnati (yes, I do realize the airport is technically in Kentucky!) will be linked nonstop with Orlando. This new service is in addition to the seasonal return of Cincinnati-Phoenix nonstops. If skiing is your thing, don’t forget we just started daily Cincinnati-Denver nonstop service earlier this month. Meanwhile, in Cleveland, Customers will enjoy new seasonal Saturday nonstop service to Tampa Bay. We are also planning seasonal increases to several Florida cities from Chicago Midway, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and St. Louis.

 

And don’t think we’ve forgotten about our home state of Texas—you will see a few new and returning markets in this schedule too. Dallas Customers will have a tough time choosing between beaches on the Gulf Coast and those on the Atlantic with Sunday only nonstops to both Harlingen and West Palm Beach. West Texas residents will also have an easier time getting to their favorite Southwest Spring Break destinations around the country with returning Sunday nonstop service from Lubbock to Houston Hobby.

 

As always, this schedule contains several other capacity tweaks, which can be found below. Have a great Labor Day weekend … if you have any questions, just leave us a comment! 

 

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3 Comments
jshank83
New Arrival

I take by reading the spreadsheet that STL-MBJ/PUJ are only going to run in March? They won't extend past that?

Deronium
New Arrival

While it's nice that these are finally listed, it was done in a poor fashion.  So originally the flights were to be posted on the 16th.  Even as late as the weekend, the CS reps confirmed they would be on sale at 5am est.  Needless to say, it got delayed. (Which was fine, I understand stuff happens).

 

Fast forward to today.  Online and CS rep confirmed 5am est.  This morning at 5am, no flights. 6 am, 7 am 8 am nothing.  Eventually just past 8:30 am est they posted.  No updates on delays.  

 

I was on at 8:40, and prime wanna get away tickets already gone.

 

I called customer service, and was told they tend to get bought in bulk by travel agents.

 

On Twitter it was posted an hour and half after they went live, and we'll over 5 hours on here.

 

IF you haven't got them yet, good luck getting a good price (unless you want to fly extra early or extra late).  All they care about is taking care of travel agents 

ober7212
New Arrival

Keep up the additions at MSP! I like the Orlando service happening this Nov/Dec/Jan in addition to March/April. 
LAS needs to get to year-round. Every season, I check the loads and they are outstanding.

LUV IT!