Prayers answered: Southwest Airlines in TC

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Southwest Airlines announced today that they will start flying from MSP to Chicago Midway in March 2009.

 I’ve been begging readers for years to fly competitors when you can, so the Twin Cities remains as competitive as possible. If Northwest devotees cling tightly to their hub, it drives away excellent competitors such as Sun Country.

Now that Southwest will be getting its feet wet in our market, it’s time to take an even harder look at alternatives. Check out the several sites that tell you how to get the best seat on Southwest and other tips.

Honestly, unless you’re a Northwest employee or a relative of one, you’re making all of us pay higher fares through a lack of competition. More competition is always better for the consumer.