Southwest deal alert: Nonstop between Houston and Cozumel from $99 one-way

Sep 27, 2019

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My fellow Texans, rejoice: Southwest is giving us some extra LUV with the addition of a new nonstop daily route between Houston (HOU) and Cozumel (CZM), Mexico, beginning March 7, 2020.

This new flight gives travelers the option of heading straight to the island of Cozumel without having to fly in to Cancun and then ferry over. The airline already operates a nonstop route between Houston and Cancun (CUN), 55 miles north.

The nonstop routes fall at great times, too: There’s a noon departure time from Houston for people who would like to arrive just in time to check into their hotels, and an early evening departure time for people who want to knock out most of a day’s worth of work before relaxing on the beach. The return routes are great as well: You can leave Cozumel at 9 a.m. to get back to Houston before noon, or spend a little bit more time maximizing your late check-out privileges before departing Cozumel at 2:55 p.m., touching down in Houston by 5:25 p.m.

To celebrate the new route, Southwest is offering low rates from $99 one way, or 3,198 Rapid Rewards points plus taxes and fees from $34.09.

Airline: Southwest
Routes: HOU to CZM
Cost: from $99 one-way, or 3,198 Rapid Rewards points + cash taxes and fees
Dates: September – March 2020
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Here’s the Southwest low fares calendar for Houston outbound to Cozumel in March:

Here’s the Southwest low fares calendar for Cozumel returning to Houston in March:

And the rates for Houston to Cozumel in April:

Then back again from Cozumel to Houston in April:

Here are some examples of routes you can book:

Houston to Cozumel nonstop in March for $212.69 round trip:

Houston to Cozumel nonstop in April for $212.69 round trip:

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