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The time has come when Southwest has expanded outside of the continental US!!! I cannot even express how excited I am – although maybe all the exclamation marks will show it!!! I am hoping that this is the start of other island destinations (fingers crossed)!
Flights start to San Juan, Puerto Rico on April 14, 2013 with direct flights to/from Orlando and Tampa. While fares are reasonably priced from these Florida locations (as low as $99 on select dates), fares elsewhere are pretty steep. You can get direct flights for less than $250 from many East coast locations. The good thing about Southwest though is the Companion Pass perk – if you have one.
I can’t wait to see if Southwest to fly to more destinations! While I hope for Hawaii, AirTran doesn’t currently have operations there anyways, so I do not have high hopes. If you’ve heard anything around the rumor mill, please feel free to share.