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Inaugural Flight? Try Inaugural TERMINAL! Southwest Grand Opening HOU 10/15

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I’ve seen your Instagram photos.  I’ve watched your Twitter feeds. I know how many of you #AvGeek (s) are out there.  And I know how excited you get about new routes flying for the first time. Well, next Thursday Southwest is topping that by hosting the grand opening of their Houston Hobby International terminal and the launch of six-yes six– inaugural flights. Better yet, they’re throwing an all-day party to celebrate- and you can still get a ticket!

Each flight is getting a country specific sendoff with music, food and lots of Luv. The entire terminal will have a festive atmosphere you just don’t associate with most departure gates.  If you want in: as of this writing tickets on the Belize City, San Jose, Costa Rica (pending last minute govt. approval) and Mexico City nonstops from HOU were still available.

Book the Mexico City flight and you’ll get a bonus: me and Deal Girl! Southwest was kind enough to invite us along for the ride. We’ll be there for four days: any recs?

Can’t make it next Thursday but want to see the new terminal up close? The new nonstop destinations from Houston Hobby are:

  • Cabo San Lucas
  • Belize City
  • Mexico City
  • San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Cancun
  • Puerto Vallarta

On November 1st they’ll add:

  • Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Liberia, Costa Rica

You might want to bookmark this list when you’re looking for awards as new routes tend to have lots of availability. Southwest’s Rapid Rewards have both no last minute fees and instant transfers from Chase Ultimate Rewards so booking an award ticket should be a breeze.

Now I know dropping everything and getting to Houston to see an airport terminal is not everyone’s cup of tea.  But I’ve definitely seen my #AvGeek friends do some weird stuff in pursuit of “The Hobby”.

Have you been on an inaugural flight?  How was the experience?  Please share in the comments- this is our first so I’m curious!

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7 thoughts on “Inaugural Flight? Try Inaugural TERMINAL! Southwest Grand Opening HOU 10/15

    1. thedealmommy Post author

      Thanks! I’m most excited about taking Deal Girl. She’s been in Spanish classes since age 5 and is desperate to take her skills into the real world.

  1. Leana @Milesforfamily

    I LUV Southwest! Wish they started flying to more Caribbean destinations from Orlando. That’s so neat that you’ll get to hang out with your girl on a mother/daughter getaway. And congrats on scoring a free flight!

    1. thedealmommy Post author

      Thanks! Their International expansion is exciting for a lot of us- they’re also adding a bunch of Baltimore flights to the mix. The good news is that getting to Houston from Orlando is pretty easy, no?

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