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Southwest Is Expanding Considerably in SoCal (Maui From $99 One-Way!)


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Southwest is an airline that has managed to cultivate a friendly, non-confrontational culture, it’s an airline that doesn’t gouge passengers with fees, and it’s an airline that frequently offers fantastic fares on a number of very popular routes. All of those things are why I’m excited to see the airline putting a considerable amount of focus on expanding its offering in California, my home state.

Towards the end of last year, Southwest announced that it would be adding Long Beach to the list of California airports from which it offers non-stop services to Honolulu and since that announcement was made, we’ve seen the airline announce the addition of five further routes to its Long Beach network and, just recently, it announced that it would offer a new non-stop service between Long Beach and my favorite Hawaiian Island – Maui.

With all of these routes set to take flight from next month (and with TFM having a lot of SoCal-based readers), I thought that I take a quick look at what new destinations Southwest will be serving from Long Beach and what the schedules look like, so here’s a quick roundup.

Southwest’s New Long Beach Routes

All services are currently scheduled to start from 11 March 2021.

Chicago (Midway)

Southwest will operate this route 1x/day between 11 March and 11 April 2021 before adding a second daily flight. As things stand, this is what the schedule looks like from 11 April 2021:

WN794 LGB 08:35 – 14:30 MDW (Mon – Fri & Sun)
WN2263 LGB 08:55 – 14:50 MDW (Sat)
WN1144 LGB 11:45 – 17:40 MDW (Mon – Fri & Sun)
WN2971 LGB 12:35 – 19:30 MDW (Sat)

WN1057 MDW 08:15 – 10:35 LGB (Mon – Fri & Sun)
WN4100 MDW 09:25 – 11:45 LGB (Sat)
WN3502 MDW 17:45 – 20:05 LGB (Mon – Fri & Sun)
WN2369 MDW 18:25 – 20:45 LGB (Sat)

This route is currently showing one-way fares from $49 (both from Long Beach and Midway).

Dallas (Love Field)

Southwest will operate this route 1x/day from 11 March but as the airline’s summer season kicks-in from 11 April, that’s the schedule I’ve shown below:

WN3529 LGB 14:30 – 19:20 DAL (Mon – Fri & Sun)
WN3067 LGB 13:45 – 18:35 DAL (Sat)

WN2463 DAL 09:50 – 11:00 LGB (Mon – Fri & Sun)
WN552 DAL 10:10 – 11:20 LGB (Sat)

This route is currently showing one-way fares from $49 (both from Long Beach and Love Field).

Honolulu

Southwest will operate this route 1x/day from 11 March but as the airline’s summer season kicks-in from 11 April, that’s the schedule I’ve shown below:

WN1257 LGB 07:50 – 10:40 HNL (Daily)
WN1260 HNL 11:55 – 20:25 LGB (Daily)

This route is currently showing one-way fares from $99 (both from Long Beach and Honolulu).

Houston (Hobby)

Southwest will operate this route 1x/day between 11 March and 11 April 2021 before adding a second daily flight. As things stand, this is what the schedule looks like from 11 April 2021:

WN28 LGB 07:00 – 12:05 HOU (Mon – Fri & Sun)
WN545 LGB 10:20 – 15:30 HOU (Sat)
WN428 LGB 12:30 – 17:40 HOU (Mon – Fri & Sun)
WN4181 LGB 14:40 – 19:50 HOU (Sat)

WN579 HOU 08:55 – 10:30 LGB (Mon – Fri & Sun)
WN1784 HOU 10:40 – 12:10 LGB (Sat)
WN3502 HOU 15:20 – 17:00 LGB (Mon – Fri & Sun)
WN3215 HOU 15:35 – 17:15 LGB (Sat)

This route is currently showing one-way fares from $49 (both from Long Beach and Houston).

Maui (Kahalui)

Southwest will operate this route 1x/day from 11 March but as the airline’s summer season kicks-in from 11 April, that’s the schedule I’ve shown below:

WN526 LGB 09:35 – 12:35 OGG (Daily)
WN585 OGG 10:25 – 18:50 LGB (Daily)

This route is currently showing one-way fares from $99 (both from Long Beach and Maui).

Reno

Southwest will operate this route 1x/day from 11 March but as the airline’s summer season kicks-in from 11 April, that’s the schedule I’ve shown below:

WN3395 LGB 16:20 – 17:45 RNO (Mon – Fri & Sun)
WN3934 LGB 17:00 – 18:20 RNO (Sat)

WN2670 RNO 08:50 – 10:15 LGB (Mon – Fri & Sun)
WN1915 RNO 11:40 – 13:10 LGB (Sat)

This route is currently showing one-way fares from $39 (both from Long Beach and Reno).

St. Louis

Southwest will operate this route 1x/day from 11 March but as the airline’s summer season kicks-in from 11 April, that’s the schedule I’ve shown below:

WN864 LGB 13:00 – 18:30 STL (Mon – Fri & Sun)
WN2263 LGB 13:45 – 19:20 STL (Sat)

WN3395 STL 13:45 – 15:45 LGB (Mon – Fri & Sun)
WN4100 STL 14:30 – 16:30 LGB (Sat)

This route is currently showing one-way fares from $89 (both from Long Beach and Love Field).


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Bottom Line

Southwest will be launching 7 new routes out of Long Beach from 11 March 2021 and two of those will be new non-stop routes to Hawaii. With roundtrip fares on these routes starting from under $80 and with roundtrip flights to Hawaii currently available for just $198, this is very good news for anyone within easy reach of Long Beach

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