Southwest Airlines to expand in Houston and Chicago in 2021

Southwest Airlines said Monday it will expand in Houston and Chicago by starting flights to those cities’ largest airports, stepping up its head-to-head competition against bigger airlines.

Southwest already serves smaller airports in both cities — Hobby in Houston and Midway in Chicago. The airline said it expects to return to Houston George Bush Intercontinental, where United is the dominant carrier, and launch service at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, where

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Southwest Airlines to Challenge Rivals at O’Hare and in Houston

Southwest will start service to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport next year, the airline said Monday. The moves mean expanding Southwest’s already large footprint in Chicago to take on

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and in Houston, to an airport where United dominates.

Southwest’s move is one of the first signs of the tectonic shifts under way

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Southwest Airlines will expand to Houston Intercontinental, Chicago O’Hare airports in early 2021

Southwest Airlines will start service to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental and Chicago O’Hare airports early next year, two markets where it already has a major presence.

Southwest, which flies now to Chicago Midway and Houston Hobby airports, is continuing its coronavirus pandemic strategy of flying to more U.S. airports to capture more customers.

“It’s very common for us to serve multiple airports in the same city, we just had not

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Southwest Airlines to serve Chicago O’Hare, Houston Intercontinental


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In a move that may alarm its larger rivals, Southwest Airlines said Monday that it is going to start service from Chicago’s and Houston’s main, larger airports.

In saying it will begin operations at Chicago’s O’Hare and Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental, Southwest said it will continue to fly from

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Southwest Airlines to add Chicago O’Hare and Houston Bush Intercontinental

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Southwest Airlines is on a tear adding new airports to its route map with Chicago O’Hare and Houston Bush Intercontinental due to join next year.

The Dallas-based carrier will add the large hubs of Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and

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Houston will travel to Tampa Bay in the first game of the ALCS

Houston Astros (29-31, second in the AL West) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (40-20, first in the AL East)

San Diego; Sunday, 7:37 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Houston: Framber Valdez (5-3, 3.57 ERA in regular season) Tampa Bay: Blake Snell (4-2, 3.24 ERA in regular season)

LINE: Rays favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Tampa Bay will host Houston in Game 1 of the ALCS.

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5 Houston luxury hotels take top spots on Conde Nast Traveler’s awards for best hotels in Texas

Magical getaways. Sumptuous digs. Over-the-top amenities. When a hotel lands on the coveted Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards List for Top 20 Hotels in Texas in 2020, it has arrived at its zenith for a luxury hotel. Never a town to disappoint when it comes to luxury accommodations, H-Town is home to several exclusive, extravagant hotels, including five that have landed a top spot on the list.


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See how you can stay at this Texas haunted hotel suite about three hours from Houston

HOUSTON – If you ever wanted to rent a haunted house, here is your chance.

Guests can stay at a two-bedroom period decorated second-floor suite at The Magnolia Hotel in downtown Seguin, which is about a two and half hour drive west of Houston. The accommodation is available to rent through Airbnb, at about $235 per night.

The Magnolia Hotel opened as a two-room log cabin in 1840 by Texas

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Houston airline attendant makes emotional final arrival announcement after losing job from United furloughs

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Thousands of airline workers lost their job Thursday, but experts say passengers may not notice an immediate impact to flights, or price.

Justin Hanna got on the microphone like he’s done countless times before Thursday to welcome passengers to Houston. But for the flight attendant, the announcement was one he dreaded.

Hanna let the passengers know this was his final flight.

“I actually just turned my

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Southwest Airlines launching new service between CVG and Houston

ERLANGER, Ky. — Southwest Airlines has announced new nonstop service between Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and Houston, Texas – William P. Hobby Airport (HOU). The new flight will operate roundtrip daily beginning Nov. 5, 2020. Tickets are available now at

Houston is one of the top markets in the Southwest system providing access to more than 60 nonstop destinations. It becomes the fourth nonstop destination served year-round by

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