United Adds Nearly 150 Additional Flights for Spring Break Travel

Nov 20, 2018

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United is adding nearly 150 flights between its hubs and popular spring break destinations for the busy travel season. More specifically, it’s adding 31 flights to 12 islands in the Caribbean, 28 flights to seven cities in Mexico and 27 flights to seven destinations in Central America. In addition, it’s using its Denver hub to add five new temporary routes to four destinations in Florida: Destin (VPS), West Palm Beach (PBI), Pensacola (PNS) and Sarasota (SRQ) and one in Texas, South Padre Island (BRO).

Destin (VPS), Pensacola (PNS) and Sarasota (SRQ) service will operate once a week on Saturdays while flights to West Palm Beach (PBI) will depart on Saturdays and return on Sunday. United will also bring service from Denver to South Padre Island-Brownsville (BRO) in Texas for a Saturday-only flight launching March 9 and lasting through the end of the month.

The airline will be increasing flights to spring break destinations, aka warm-weather cities, over the next few months, as well. These are just temporary one-off flights to already-serviced destinations, however, it could be a good opportunity as award availability may have opened up on routes — meaning you could escape the northern cold for some southern warmth. In total, these destinations will have an increased capacity of 41,000 seats.

You can transfer Chase Ultimate Reward points to United instantly if you do decide to book an award. Economy short-haul awards start from 10,000 miles one-way while all flights longer than 700 miles start at 12,500 miles. Economy awards to Mexico and Central begin at 17,500 miles one-way.

The airline will add flights to international destinations:

  • 31 flights to 12 islands in the Caribbean
  • 28 additional flights to seven cities in Mexico
  • 27 flights to seven destinations in Central America including 16 flights to Costa Rica
  • Three flights to Guatemala
  • Three flights to Belize

Domestically, these cities will see more service from United:

  • Seven additional flights to Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona
  • 15 additional flights to 10 cities in Florida
  • Eight more flights to four islands in Hawaii
  • 10 more flights Colorado ski destinations, including Vail, Crested Butte, Steamboat Springs and Telluride.

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