Yesterday was Southwest Airlines's inaugural flight to Costa Rica from William P. Hobby Airpot in Houston, Texas, and I was fortunate to be a part of that historical flight along with my travel blogger pal Kristi Trimmer. My first experience flying Southwest was last spring and I loved it. The airline is great. The attendants are fun (have you ever had an attendant sing to you before?) and genuinely entertaining.
My first two bags always fly for free on Southwest (bonus!), so I had to figure out which of my two awesome Star Wars suitcases from American Tourister would make it as my carry-on and which would go underneath (the experienced traveler in me always has a carry-on). Ultimately Darth Vader won and R2-D2 got checked.
From balloons to bachelor parties (two on that flight, in fact—a story unto itself), everyone was really excited for the flight to Costa Rica, a new service as part of Southwest's expanding international destinations, including new destinations such as Cancun, Belize, Costa Rica, Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta, and Jamaica. The VP of Ground Operations Steve Goldberg greeted us before the flight with a short speech and then indulged us with a selfie (groupie?) after the flight.
While in Costa Rica, I'll be at the Iguana Lodge on the Osa Penninsula enjoying some beach time and adventures with Kristi. I love traveling and making new experiences with friends. Thanks to Southwest I am able to do that on this trip.
Bonus, have you ever used the Southwest Companion pass? Learn more about using the Southwest Airlines Companion pass here.
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