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Southwest Airlines helps Houstonians get away with cheap new Memorial Day fares

Southwest helps Houstonians get away with cheap new Memorial Day fares

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Get away for Memorial Day with these hot rates. Southwest Airlines/Facebook

With locals — and indeed, the nation — ready to skip town, a Texas-based airline is launching cheap fares in advance of the long weekend.

Southwest Airlines has released a flurry of new Memorial Day fares, with prices starting at $49 each way.

Prices on are valid through June 10 at 11:59 pm throughout the continental U.S. (Prices for inter-island Hawaii, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and international travel are valid August 17 through November 5.Travel from the continental U.S. to/from Hawaii is valid August 9 through November 5.)

Here in Houston, Southwest offers one-way options from Bush InterContinental, including:

  • Dallas-Fort Worth: $49
  • New Orleans: $67
  • Nashville, Tennessee: $89
  • Denver, Colorado: $116
  • Orlando, Florida: $121
  • Chicago (Midway): $121
  • Montrose (Telluride/Crested Butte, Colorado): $125
  • Bozeman/Yellowstone, Montana: $146
  • Boston (Logan): $157
  • San Francisco: $157
  • Seattle: $157

Meanwhile, Southwest’s service from Hobby includes:

  • Dallas (Love Field): $49
  • Memphis, Tennessee: $67
  • New Orleans: $67
  • Nashville, Tennessee: $89
  • Charleston, South Carolina: $110
  • Orlando, Florida: $121
  • Steamboat Springs, Colorado: $136
  • San Diego, California: $137
  • San Francisco: $157
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico: $177

As is the way with Southwest, bags fly free. More information on rates and restrictions on Memorial Day travel can be found online.

Additionally, in April, the Dallas-based airline announced a return to direct flights to Costa Rica, beginning June 21, according to the Dallas-based airline. Specifically, the jaunts will head to Liberia, Guanacaste (LIR), and the capital region, San Jose (SJO).