Beginning the first week of August, if you need a flight to DC, it just got a little easier. Southwest Airlines is launching nonstop flight service between Hobby Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, according to a release. Recently, the airline began nonstop service to Pittsburgh (yay?) and Charlotte (yee haw?), and it will begin nonstop flights to New York's LaGuardia Airport in June.
Let me just say that while I personally hate to fly, if I am going to go somewhere, I absolutely want to go nonstop. Layovers suck and a nonstop means one less takeoff and landing. They can sometimes be a necessity, but when it comes to flying to large airports around the country, there's no good reason to have layovers unless you either love airport lounges or absolutely must save every penny you have because that extra $20 you saved having a layover in Little Rock for four hours was so TOTALLY worth it, right?
Southwest currently has 153 departures out of Hobby Airport, and now that they will service both DC and NYC and already have service to Boston, they've basically become a legit option to most of the largest destinations on the East Coast.
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Hey, anything that makes travel easier. Personally, I'm holding out for the transporter. It may split up your being at the molecular level and send you hurtling across time and space in tiny pieces, but it seems somehow less terrifying than being crammed into a tin can and blasted through the sky and hundreds of miles per hour.