Update: Fare sale in Houston, more flights to BZE, Southwest to add Cancun

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Update: United Airlines is offering 30 percent off round-trip tickets between Houston and BZE. Tickets are on sale at $507, normally fares average $720. Departure dates are available from August 2014 to May 2015.

The sale began July 1 and there is no end-of-sale date announced as of yet.

Thank you John East for tipping me off to the sale.

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Delta is ramping up its seasonal flights to Belize from the States at a quicker pace than previously.

Weekly seasonal service between Los Angeles and Belize begins Nov. 7, seven weeks earlier than last year, the inaugural run. Also, Delta is adding four flights to its current  eight roundtrips out of Atlanta, starting Dec. 4.

United  will launch a seasonal weekly nonstop flight between Chicago O’Hare and Belize on Dec. 20, the first nonstop service between the two points. The  service ends in early May 2015.

For those who prefer entering Belize by way of cheaper flights to the more-competitive Cancun airport, Southwest Airines is getting into the game.

You can read more about United’s and Delta’s new flights here in a Belize Tourism Board press release published by the San Pedro Sun.

Southwest adds daily service to Cancun from San Antonio, Austin, Chicago Midway and Orange County, Calif. on Nov. 2. Southwest, which acquired  budget airline AirTran, is picking up lots of Caribbean routes in its first foray out of the States.

Reaching Belize through Cancun is growing in popularity. After all, just about every airline flies there and the competition keeps the prices lower. Plus, getting to Belize is getting easier — direct flights on Tropic Air, supercomfortable buses to te border, water taxi to San Pedro ….

San Pedro Scoop‘s Rebecca Coutant has explored just about every way to get to Belize from Cancun in the past couple of years. Here are some of her blog posts:




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