Cheap flights? Southwest proves to be no bargain once you land in Houston
When is a bargain not a bargain?
Probably when it is a low-priced, round-trip, Southwest Airlines ticket from Belize to Houston.
We’ve all seen them since Southwest began flying into Belize a year ago. I was among the cheerleaders since Southwest’s aggressive pricing (initially, at least) often forces the big carriers to drop prices. Win-win!
My wife, Rose, recently snagged a too-good-to-be-true ticket to Houston. She has a son in Oklahoma whom she hadn’t seen since we moved to Belize nearly three years ago. She also has a daughter in Arizona and, not coincidentally, a friend had organized a weeklong yoga retreat in Sedona for early October.
So she jumped on the Southwest sale. And offered to get me one, too. Read the rest of this entry »
Update: Fare sale in Houston, more flights to BZE, Southwest to add Cancun
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. Read the rest of this entry »