Thursday, January 10, 2008

More Nonstop Flights for Austin

Southwest announced yesterday that Austin will be getting new nonstop flights to Denver, Fort Lauderlale and Oakland starting May 10.

I’m particularly jazzed about the latter since Oakland is the one major Bay Area airport we don’t have nonstop service to. Southwest is also trimming its Austin service to Midland/Odessa and Nashville, but I think we can live with that (insert obligatory Permian Basin dig here).

Unfortunately, I’ve learned that having a nonstop flight from Austin and getting a reasonably-priced seat on such a flight are two different things. More often than not, it’s appreciably cheaper to cool your heels in Phoenix for an hour or so.

CLARIFICATION (1/11/08): Southwest already has nonstop Austin-Denver flights, so this really isn't "new" service.

1 comment:

Pat Doyle said...

United has a non-stop to SFO. Took it last October - 3.5 hours to the Golden Gate is great. But Oakland/Southwest is no doubt cheaper (and still on the BART,) so that's awesome.