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Southwest Is Adding Over 20 New & Restored Nonstop Routes for 2023 Travel

The airline is responding to ramped-up demand with a ramped-up flight schedule.

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If making it easier to get a Companion Pass wasn’t enough, Southwest is ready to elevate your travel experience with yet another piece of good news.

As part of its latest schedule arrangements, the airline is adding five new nonstop routes, and it is also restoring 16 routes that had been “dormant” mainly due to the pandemic.

Southwest announced on Thursday that three of the five new routes will be departing from California’s Long Beach Airport (LGB). The new developments include service from LGB to Colorado Springs, Colorado and El Paso, Texas, both beginning July 11. Starting September 5, there will also be nonstop Southwest flights departing from LGB and landing in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The other two new routes concern seasonal service. Starting from September 9, Southwest will inaugurate nonstop flights connecting Austin, Texas, and Jacksonville, Florida, and it will also debut the seasonal route between El Paso, Texas, and Orlando, Florida.

The airline has made restoring old routes a priority as well, and it will recommence service on 16 of them, which were mainly cut in the past due to the pandemic. Here’s the complete list of restored Southwest flights and their start date, as shared by the airline:

  • Austin–Pittsburgh: Sunday service, resumes September 10
  • Baltimore–Oakland: Daily service, resumes September 5
  • Charlotte–Houston Hobby: Sunday service, resumes September 10
  • Dallas Love–Philadelphia: Saturday and Sunday service, resume September 9
  • Denver–Richmond, Virginia: Daily service, resumes September 5
  • Houston Hobby–Lubbock, Texas: Two Sunday round trips, resumes September 10
  • Houston Hobby–Ontario, California: Sunday service, resumes September 10
  • Houston Hobby–Philadelphia: Sunday service, resumes September 10
  • Houston Hobby–Raleigh/Durham: One flight each Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday; resumes September 7
  • Houston Bush Intercontinental–Phoenix: Sunday service, resumes September 10
  • Las Vegas–Little Rock, Arkansas: Sunday service, resumes September 10
  • Las Vegas–Minneapolis/St. Paul: Saturday service, resumes September 9
  • Los Angeles–Portland, Oregon: Saturday and Sunday service, resumes September 9
  • Long Beach–New Orleans: Sunday service, resumes September 10
  • Nashville–Islip/Long Island, New York: Sunday service, resumes September 10
  • Nashville–Omaha, Nebraska: Sunday service, resumes September 10

For more information and to book your flights, you can visit the Southwest website.

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Serena Tara is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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