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Airline Wars: Southwest Airlines Objects to Volaris Costa Rica’s FACP Application

Airline Wars: Southwest Airlines Objects to Volaris Costa Rica’s FACP Application

Q COSTA RICA – Southwest Airlines has lodged an objection against the application by Volaris Costa Rica for a Foreign Air Carrier Permit (FACP) and Exemption Authority from the United States Department of Transportation (DOT). The US carrier contends that Volaris Costa Rica is not a Costa Rican company but is wholly owned by a […]

Low-cost Airlines Push Down Regional Fares

Low-cost Airlines Push Down Regional Fares

Q COSTA RICA TRAVEL – Aggressive strategies by low-cost carriers are poised to overthrow the region’s established airline order. Low-cost airlines flying to and from Costa Rica are now offering never-seen-before rates of less than US$100 to a Central American destination. The Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT) – Costa Rica Tourism Board – classifies low-cost […]

Don’t The The Voucher: Ariline Owes You For Overbooking

Don’t The The Voucher: Ariline Owes You For Overbooking

QTRAVEL – A great infographic on overbooking and what do if you get bumped from your flight. Important here is DO NOT VOLUNTEER when your flight is overbooked. Don’t take the voucher, you are entitled to compensation, as well as a refund for your confirmed reservation. Who does the most overbooking? Delta, United and Southwest […]

Southwest Airlines on Wednesday Inaugurated Direct Flight Between Liberia and California

Southwest Airlines on Wednesday Inaugurated Direct Flight Between Liberia and California

QCOSTARICA TRAVEL – The low-cost U.S. airline, Southwe, inaugurated on Wednesday its direct flight between the Daniel Oduber international airport in Liberia, Guanacaste (LIR) and Los Angeles, California (LAX). The daily nonstop service will be on a Boeing 737-700 with a capacity of 143 passengers. The direct flight to Los Angeles will also allow connections […]

Low-Cost Airlines Gain Speed In Costa Rica

Low-Cost Airlines Gain Speed In Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA – The more than US$600 cost of flights between Central American countries by Avianca and Copa airlines could soon be a thing of the past, with the increased flights by “low-cost” airline moving international passengers to and from the San Jose and Liberia airports. Last year, the low-cost airlines moved 13% of the total […]

Southwest Inaugurates San José (Costa Rica) / Baltimore Daily Service

Southwest Inaugurates San José (Costa Rica) / Baltimore Daily Service

QCOSTARICA – Southwest Airlines on Saturday inaugurated its daily nonstop service between San Jose (SJO) Costa Rica and Baltimore / Washington. According to Southwest, this is the first-ever international flying offered from Houston’s Hobby Airport. Flight 602 from Baltimore / Washington to San Jose, Costa Rica, brought 143 people to Costa Rica and Central America […]