New Southwest Caribbean routes

New Southwest Caribbean Routes January 2017
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Southwest continues their efforts to expand their footprint in the Caribbean.  The new Southwest Caribbean routes will now include non-stop flights to Montego Bay, Belize, Grand Cayman islands, and Cancun.  This is in addition to the 8 other Caribbean destinations!  I LUV how Southwest is expanding internationally.  Don’t you?


New Southwest Caribbean Routes –
8 Southwest International Destinations from Ft Lauderdale

Southwest Airlines will be opening up a brand-new international concourse to serve the 8 Southwest international destinations served from the Ft Lauderdale (FLL) airport.  The concourse will have 5 gates and will be known as Concourse A at Terminal 1.  Southwest expects to open the new terminal in June 2017.

Southwest filed a petition to begin service to Owen Roberts International Airport in Grand Cayman from Ft Lauderdale effective June 4, 2017.  This new destination pairs nicely with Southwest’s recent approval to fly to Cuba.

I’m going to Grand Cayman in April to visit the new Kimpton Seafire Resort.  Looks like a return trip is necessary once Southwest starts flying there!

The 8 Caribbean destinations served from Ft Lauderdale will be:

  • Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Belize City, Belize
  • Cancun, Mexico
  • Havana, Cuba
  • Varadero, Cuba
  • Santa Clara, Cuba
  • Nassau, The Bahamas
  • Grand Cayman
New Southwest Caribbean Routes. Southwest Airlines Adds New Destinations In The Caribbean
Photo courtesy: Southwest Airlines. Southwest Airlines Adds New Destinations In The Caribbean

If you’re ready to book your trip on Southwest Airlines, go to their website and find their latest deals.  There’s even a sale going on right now to Saleabrate new Non-Stop service from California.


Southwest Flight Deals to the Caribbean

From the Southwest website, “In celebration of this new service to South Florida, Southwest Customers may travel from Fort Lauderdale to“:

Montego Bay

for as low as $99 one-way**


for as low as $89 one-way**


for as low as $79 one-way**

Washington. D.C. (Dulles)

for as low as $69 one-way**


for as low as $69 one-way**


for as low as $49 one-way**

(**Purchase from today through Jan. 26, 2017, 11:59 p.m. in the respective time zone of the originating city. Domestic travel is valid June 4 through Aug. 14, 2017. International travel is valid June 6 through Aug. 9, 2017. Domestic travel is blacked out June 30 – July 9, 2017. These fares from Fort Lauderdale are valid only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Full terms and conditions are located below.)


The Bald Thoughts

Many travel bloggers discount Southwest because they don’t fly to Europe or Asia, or because they don’t have Business or First Class amenities like other airlines do.  However, Southwest knows what it does well, and they stick to it.  They offer affordable flights with great service.  And I LUV how they are slowly, but surely, expanding their reach to Mexico, the Caribbean, and beyond.

Have you flown an international flight with Southwest?  What has been your experience?

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  1. My wife and I have been using SW companion pass to fly to Aruba, Cancun, and punta cana from Wisconsin many times. We book these trips for around 26,000 points RT for 2 people – incredible value not to be found on any other airline. No it’s not first class, it’s how we can get to these beautiful locations so cheap that we can afford to go every few months. We are looking forward to adding grand cayman to this list!

    • Congrats on making great use of your Companion Pass! That’s so awesome! We fly down to Cabo a couple times a year for long weekends. I LUV being able to fly internationally with Southwest. I’ve had the Companion Pass for 10 years now. It’s the absolute best airline perk around. See you in the Caymans!!!


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