The hardest part is getting there

International flights… they eat up a seriously large portion of the budget, even if the hop from FL to Grand Bahama is pretty short, it adds up.

So, some good news on that front. Southwest is adding flights to the Bahamas. By “the Bahamas” I’m only talking about Nassau, nothing to Grand Bahama and certainly not the out islands, but Nassau is the gateway to the Family Islands, so that’s a good thing.

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Hopefully, the “Southwest effect” hits the flights from other carriers and they allllll drop a bit. That’s what happens in the US when Southwest enters a market, so it is hoped the same thing happens for flights to the Caribbean.

Currently, the only Bahamas flight is from Baltimore to Nassua, although other US cities are being looked at as well.

I tried to reserve a flight to see what it all costs and couldn’t get a flight from SFO (or other Bay Area flights), but if I played with the dates I could see a flight from Baltimore to Nassau for about $275, which isn’t bad. Room to improve.

Who do you fly when you go to the Bahamas?

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  1. We sometimes get cheap flights from Boise to Ft. Lauderdale. Around $350 RT with 1 stop somewhere, usually Denver or Chicago. Sometimes it’s Southwest, sometimes others. The problem has been the flights from Ft. Lauderdale to the islands. Also $350 for a much, much shorter distance. Maybe these new Southwest flights will change that.

  2. bonefishbjorn

    That is the hope. We’ll see.

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