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Re: Southwest Pulling Out of Smaller Cities

Travel Rob ·
Originally Posted by Travel Rob: I wanted to link to our story on Allegiant ,which is in part expanding because of Southwest eliminating these smaller city routes. https://www.travelgumbo.com/blo...tes-in-the-northeast
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Re: A Springtime Walk in the Desert

PHeymont ·
Great color and variety! Thanks...I'm going to have to get to the desert in spring, sometime. I visited the Sonora desert in December, and recognize some of these from seeing them without their brilliant display (click HERE for that blog) This is certainly a reminder of how little we know a place when we only know it "in season."
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Re: A Springtime Walk in the Desert

GarryRF ·
How many times do folks say "Why did you go there ? There's nothing to see !" That's why I love going the opposite way from the crowd. Beautiful selection of photo's ! Any little beasties on the loose ?
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Re: A Springtime Walk in the Desert

DrFumblefinger ·
There were a lot of these little lizards around, GarryRF. Generally a good sign because if there's rattlesnakes about they hide. Except for birds, everything else was well hidden.
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Re: Southwest Airlines continues its No-Fee Baggage policy

Travel Rob ·
This really is good news! It makes a huge difference when an airline tries to make the customer happy.
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Buffalo-ed by the snow? Airlines waiving change fees

PHeymont ·
Each with its own set of rules, but American, Delta, Southwest and JetBlue are all adjusting rules on schedule and flight changes for passengers affected by the huge snows in the Great Lakes region. The USA Today article has more  DETAILS and...
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Say it isn't so! Southwest to charge for bags???

DrFumblefinger ·
There are only two domestic airlines in the US that don't charge for checked bags -- Southwest and JetBlue.  Will Southwest start charging a baggage fee?  Click on this link to read more
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Song at 35,000 feet

DrFumblefinger ·
Southwest airlines posted a fun clip of a band (the Black Cadillacs) performing a song they wrote in Memphis, in a 737 flying to Memphis.  The plane's public address system provides far from a perfect sound environment, but the passengers seem to...
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No "Love" in this battle for Dallas airport gates

PHeymont ·
Southwest, which already controlled 16 of the 20 gate spots at Love Field, Dallas' second airport, has been approved to buy two more from United, in a move that could freeze Delta out altogether.   The gate slots are highly prized because the...
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Airline ratings: Frontier is worst and latest

PHeymont ·
Frontier and Southwest planes pass each other at Seattle. Photo: Wikimedia / rsocol   In two different surveys recently released, Frontier takes the cake...sort of. On one, it was the airline garnering the most complaints; on the other (perhaps...
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Airline capacity shifts: Bigger planes, fewer flights

PHeymont ·
Time's about up for United's fleet of 50-seat regional jets; other airlines are dumping them, too.   Just as airlines carefully price tickets—often day to day—to maximize their revenue and avoid unsold seats, they also massage their...
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Southwest Airlines continues its No-Fee Baggage policy

DrFumblefinger ·
    Good news for travelers in the USA!  Southwest Airlines continues its "outlier" policy of not charging for a checked bag.  While every other major carrier in the United States charges for a checked bag -- generally in the $15 -...
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Southwest's Software Issue Cause Hundreds of Delays

Travel Rob ·
Southwest Airlines said that about 800 of its 3,355 scheduled flights were delayed at least 15 minutes Sunday. Passengers reported long lines at several airports and in  Los Angeles, airport workers handed out water and provided shade...
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Arches National Park, Utah. Where Gumbo was #33

DrFumblefinger ·
  Gumbo was enjoying the unparalleled beauty of the American Southwest.   Without having been there when the photo was taken, I would not have guessed it was taken in Arches National Park, at least not without having tried a dozen other...
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Frontier cuts fares 12% and cuts amenities to 0

PHeymont ·
Denver-based Frontier Airlines, whose goal is to become an "ultra low-cost" carrier, has dropped its fares by about 12% (which works out to about 18% below Southwest on competing routes).    The fare cuts come with a big "but" but with no...
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Southwest, Virgin America buy LGA gates from AA, new service soon

PHeymont ·
Southwest, now the biggest U.S. domestic carrier, and Virgin America will expand service from New York's Laguardia Airport using gate slots bought from American Airlines. The sale was part of the requirement for merger approval of AA and USAir, which...
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Southwest Pulling Out of Smaller Cities

PHeymont ·
Southwest Airlines, the upstart that is now the biggest domestic-only U.S. carrier, is pulling out of a number of smaller cities, including Key West, Jackson MS and Branson MO and shifting its planes to cities where they can fly fuller. It's leaving...
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Southwest Plans Will Start International Service to Central, South America

PHeymont ·
Southwest Airlines, the largest domestic-only U.S. carrier will lose that distinction in 2015 when it starts serving destinations in Mexico, the Caribbean and South America from Houston's Love Field, its homebase, where flight restrictions will end in...
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Southwest Adds LGA, and more flights to other hubs

PHeymont ·
Southwest will add flights in the next months from its newly-acquired Laguardia slots, and add more service to San Diego, Houston and Portland OR, including several trans-continental non-stops. DETAILS
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Love it or hate it: Southwest changes its look

PHeymont ·
Southwest Airlines will have a major announcement this morning, including plans for the future—and a new look for its planes, nearly solid blue with red and yellow stripes at the tail and wingtips. The look was supposed to be secret, but blog...
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Virgin America gets American's Love Field gates

PHeymont ·
Two gates at Dallas' Love Field that American was required to give up as part of its merger deal will go to Virgin America, which will shift its Dallas operations there from DFW. They're adding flights between Love and SFO, LAX, and Washington Reagan...
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Southwest starts its Cuba routes with $59 sale

PHeymont ·
Southwest Airlines is about to start the routes to Cuba it's been licensed for, and they're doing it at a discount.
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Southwest: We'll charge fees, but not for bags

PHeymont ·
Southwest isn't giving up its special niche as the airline that doesn't charge for bags, but it'll soon be adding fees for a bunch of other things.
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JetBlue's big plans for Boston and Atlanta

PHeymont ·
JetBlue continues to expand its routes from Boston, where it's the largest carrier. Atlanta's on the list, and Delta and Southwest are the targets.
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Southwest's day: 1100 flights canceled, but sale extended

PHeymont ·
A system crash on Wednesday forced Southwest Airlines to cancel about hundreds of flights, but the news isn't all bad: The airline has extended its fare sale by a week.
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A Springtime Walk in the Desert

DrFumblefinger ·
  I've been intrigued by deserts ever since I first visited one as a teenager.  The first impression I remember having is of a lifeless, hostile and barren place.  It's certainly a hostile environment but I couldn't have been more wrong...
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Spirit ramps up Atlanta routes: Taking aim at Delta, Southwest?

PHeymont ·
Spirit adds Atlanta non-stops from Minneapolis and New Orleans, competing with Delta
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Southwest Airlines thinks about big future

PHeymont ·
At 45 years in business, Southwest has become one of the world's largest airlines, and its CEO is dreaming of more.
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Southwest's hot sale: Under $50 flights

PHeymont ·
Southwest Airlines is holding a 72-hour sale with some big bargains, but you'd better hurry if you want to grab them!
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Southwest Airlines announces 'Pay with Amazon' option onboard

Travel Rob ·
Southwest announced that it will let passengers pay onboard for certain services using their Amazon account.
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Riding the Southwest Chief from Chicago to LA

Jonathan L ·
Riding the Southwest Chief from Chicago to LA give you the chance to see a lot of the country without having to drive.
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Re: Riding the Southwest Chief from Chicago to LA

PHeymont ·
Thanks for the pointers! Since I'm about 6 weeks away from my first U.S. sleeper, I'm both excited...and a little worried about the 15" space...we'll see...maybe I should practice by sleeping UNDER my bed for a couple of days!
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The Southwest Chief

Jonathan L ·
The Southwest Chief
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