Southwest has announced plans to build a partnership with Mexican carrier Volaris to sell tickets to popular locations like Cabo and Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. According to a Southwest press release, a preliminary agreement has been met to put both airlines on a path towards bringing lower fares and better customer service across the U.S./Mexican border.
Volaris airlines plan to begin flying into the US in 2009, and in early 2010 they will become a Southwest Airlines' Mexico codeshare partner. Southwest has also created a codeshare with WestJet. These partnerships allow Southwest to expand its destinations and make it easier for Mexico jet setters, like yourself, to arrive at your favorite Cabo hotel. For more information check out Southwest's blog: http://www.blogsouthwest.com/blog/viva-mexico
New Luggage Charges
There are two updates to report about ongoing news on charges for checked luggage. Delta Air Lines Inc., the world's biggest carrier, said Wednesday it will require a $15 charge to check your first bag. This makes Delta the last of the six legacy airlines to impose an initial checked baggage fee. In better news, United Airlines has recently canceled plans to increase its second checked bag fee to $50 and will discount the fee to check a first bag when customers pay for it online during the holiday travel season.