Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways recently launched a sale on non-stop flights starting as low as $59 one-way. The sale expires this Thursday, March 14 at 11:59 pm. Fares are available for travel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning March 19 through Oct. 30, 2013 with a 10-day advance purchase required (check fare rules for restrictions). To see the list of available cities, prices, and to take advantage of these special fares, visit www.southwest.com and airtran.com.
Also, if you’re interested specifically in travel to Mexico, check out Alaska Airlines. The airline has steeply discounted one-way flights to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta from various West Coast cities – including San Francisco, San Diego, Portland and Spokane. Sorry Seattle, you seem to have been left out of the fun. (Que diablos esta pasando aqui!) Similar to Southwest & AirTran, you need to purchase by 11:59 p.m. (PT) on March 14th. Travel from the US is valid Sundays through Wednesdays from April 20, 2013, through June 14, 2013. See the AlaskaAir website for more details – including blackout dates.
Here’s some more travel news you can use:
- If you want to keep your luggage, the statistics from 2012 indicate that you’d probably want to fly on Virgin America. And at the other end of the spectrum, American Eagle was the most likely to lose your bag. Here’s a complete look at who handles baggage the best.
- Whatever you do, don’t take a picture of your seat or any other part of a United Airlines aircraft. They may throw you off the flight because you’re sketching them out. This happened just recently on one of United’s international flights departing from Newark.
- The TSA recently upset a number of people by revising regulations to allow small pocket knives to be carried onto airplanes. The changes, to take effect on April 25, 2013, will permit passengers to carry folding pocket knives with blades up to 2.36 inches (6 centimeters) in length, as well as sporting equipment such as lacrosse and hockey sticks and golf clubs.