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Bozeman, MT (BZN) and Destin, FL (VPS) now bookable

Bozeman, MT (BZN) and Destin, FL (VPS) now bookable

Old Feb 25, 21, 8:11 am
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Bozeman, MT (BZN) and Destin, FL (VPS) now bookable

Both added this morning, VPS starts May 6 while BZN starts May 27.
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Old Feb 25, 21, 8:48 am
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Originally Posted by alggag View Post
Both added this morning, VPS starts May 6 while BZN starts May 27.
Yes, it is! BZN-LAS/DEN begin on May 27, 2021.

VPS-BWI/BNA/DAL begin on May 6, 2021 and MDW June 6, 2021.

Still no official release from Southwest. Yet.
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Old Feb 25, 21, 9:15 am
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Thanks for the heads up. Just saved me $1200 on my summer trip to Yellowstone with the family (and our CPs) vs Delta!
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Old Feb 25, 21, 9:21 am
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Hooray!!! We're flying in to Bozeman and home from Spokane this summer. That's fantastic news!

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Old Feb 25, 21, 9:34 am
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Originally Posted by synergistic View Post
Hooray!!! We're flying in to Bozeman and home from Spokane this summer. That's fantastic news!

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Don't miss Rockin Rudy's record and CD store in Missoula. One of USA's great treasures!
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Old Feb 25, 21, 10:10 am
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Itís official!!

Hereís a press release: https://www.swamedia.com/releases/re...s-as-low-as-39


BZN-DEN 2 daily RT and will increase to 4 daily on June 6.
BZN-LAS 2 daily RT.
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Old Feb 25, 21, 10:55 am
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This is GREAT! I just booked us to Destin nonstop from Midway for week over July 4th.

Was this known to be coming at some point or is this a complete surprise? I had no idea whatsoever and am glad I held off booking our usual flights which are either to ECP or PNS with a connection.
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Old Feb 25, 21, 11:02 am
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I guess the financial incentives that ECP offered to effectively keep WN out of VPS finally expired.

While Iím pretty sure Delta will remain my primary carrier I always love seeing more airlines and more competition at the airport 20 minutes down the road and it makes burning the Southwest points in my stash a more attractive option than driving to ECP or PNS.
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Old Feb 25, 21, 11:56 am
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Originally Posted by ScubaCat View Post
This is GREAT! I just booked us to Destin nonstop from Midway for week over July 4th.

Was this known to be coming at some point or is this a complete surprise? I had no idea whatsoever and am glad I held off booking our usual flights which are either to ECP or PNS with a connection.
As far as I know these were released without any sort of "coming soon" announcement unlike the other new destinations.

I booked BZN for the summer, I went back to Glacier last summer via FCA with the intention of going back to Yellowstone and Grand Teton this summer so it worked out for me.
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Old Feb 25, 21, 12:28 pm
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I'm now trying to figure out where they'll putt the planes at VPS in the short term since I can't see the Legacy 3 giving up upstairs gate space and the terminal expansion isn't supposed to be finished until fall. I'm guessing it will probably be some sort of temporary space at ground level in the Allegiant corral until construction is complete.

VPS seemed to be operating at about 120% capacity in the summer of 2019 and if domestic traffic comes back strongly this summer like some think it might, it's going to be chaos in July and August. I'm glad I've got Pre-check.
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Old Feb 25, 21, 1:15 pm
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I hope they add more nonstop flight PHX/HOU/DAL/BWI/BNA-BZN. Will they ever consider it?
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Old Feb 25, 21, 3:29 pm
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Hooray!!! We're flying in to Bozeman and home from Spokane this summer. That's fantastic news!​​​​
About halfway between them is the National Bison Range. We really enjoyed the drive-through wildlife viewing there during our drive from Glacier NP to Spokane and I think it is well worth a stop!
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Old Feb 25, 21, 4:38 pm
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The place to stay if you fly to BZN:

https://www.flyertalk.com/hotel-revi...l-of-2020-3765
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Old Feb 25, 21, 4:55 pm
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The place to stay if you fly to BZN:

https://www.flyertalk.com/hotel-revi...l-of-2020-3765
Wow! Sounds wonderful! I think it is very expensive hotel room. Thereís no cheap hotel.
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Old Feb 25, 21, 6:18 pm
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BZN is a good add. The only problem there is the high cost of lodging, but I think it will do well for WN nonetheless.
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