Southwest airlines to Cancun

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  1. mnjvegas

    mnjvegas Enthusiast Registered Member

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    Just incase anyone hasnt seen this yet..but SouthWest Airlines has added cancun to their flights starting in september.

    Just a heads up for anyone who has a ton of southwest miles ( like us). We might add a few nights to our stay now since we wont have to sweat airfare for our trip in the fall.
     
  2. JnLStuck

    JnLStuck Guru Registered Member

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    I know this is crazy early, but we just booked our October air via SW and saved over $300 plus we get 2 free checked bags! AWESOME! Thanks for the scoop!!
     
  3. Guest

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    Awesome! We like to fly southwest. Thanks!
     
  4. MelissaNRoss

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    Hope you land at the right airport or alive!
     
  5. aziano

    aziano Newbie Registered Member

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    I just tried booking a flight with SW for August but was directed to Airtran.com instead. Also, they are at least $200 more expensive than UA for a return from Buffalo.
     
  6. CancunViaCO

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    Do you say this because SW is bad or because Captain D. fly's for Frontier? I don't have a lot of SW flight experience.
     
  7. Chris&Tammy

    Chris&Tammy Guru Registered Member

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    Booked our November trip with SW. Finally use some long saved points.
     
  8. dikfore

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    SW and AirTran are partners... That's why it redirects you...

    Its very hit or miss.. Depends on the airport, and sometimes the day...
     
  9. LikeToTravel

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    We flew down there the end of April and back the first part of May. We booked SouthWest but flew AirTran as SW bought AitTran as I understood it. As I understand it the full transition will take place later this year.
     
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    When I booked, the only direct flights through November were out of Baltimore, Chicago Atlanta, and I think it was Austin. Any other cities had to connect through one of these. They are just getting started so sure to be better as time goes on. We couldn't get there from KC before 3:30 something in the afternoon so with a little research booked to Orlando on SW the night before for only 7000 points and got a JetBlue flight to Cancun for 150.00 that arrives at 8:30am. Return flight all SW through Atlanta had good times and 17000 points. Hoping by January they have a nonstop out of KC to compete with Frontier with early arrival times.

    May be coincidence but every time we have got to the hotel before noon, we have always got one of the rooms we requested and never got the boot.
     
  11. Doug&Val

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    We booked our flights with Southwest for Halloween this past Monday. Roundtrip, direct flights and no baggage fees for $376.00 per person.
     
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    I just did a quick comparison between USAir and SW for September from Buffalo to Cancun. USAir was $80 more per person. For me I'll spend the $80 to avoid SW's cattle call. I know I can spend the $25 per person to avoid the cattle call, but then SW is more expensive than USAir. Also with USAir you had several flight options for times in both directions. SW only had one flight option in each direction.
     
  13. oldies_but_newbies

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    1. We don't mind the cattle call. They're not going to take off until everyone is on the plane. 2. The last time we flew to Cancun, SW was not even an option, so we flew Spirit. It was cheaper UNTIL they added the fees. $10 to print a boarding pass. $20 per carry on bag. etc. We ended up spending $200+ on fees, over and above the tickets. 3. We're looking forward to trying the SW experience to Cancun next time.
     
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    Same thing happened to me last time I flew spirit-with added fees-for "everything" was more expensive than other flts-which had various leave and return options-where spirit had only one
     
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    They've got some nice fares on offer all the way to January 4, for NYC to Cancun (just over $400 USD), with more routes and offers to come.

    I'll be looking at Cancun to Ft Meyers in late March, which will be one of the new routes.

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    We booked our upcoming vacation via AirTran (Southwest) and saved about $375 from the price it would have been with another carrier. We are hoping it goes smoothly. We connect in Chicago.
     
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    Midway isn't too bad to get around in... AirTran/SW is pretty solid in that airport.
     
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    I love SW and fly SW whenever possible
     
  20. tw1mempho

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    Problem with us and SW is they do not fly out of Memphis with their package tours... we used US airways from Memphis to Charlotte to Cancun ...with flight and hotel package.
    We used to fly Northwest from Memphis to Cancun direct years ago plus used their hotel & flight packages... that was the good old days..but delta screwed that up for Memphis travelers...