"Southwest Customers can book their tickets now to travel to Cuba with our low fares and no hidden fees, bags fly free, and the best Employees in the industry," Gary Kelly, Southwest Airlines' Chairman, President & CEO, said in a press release. "Cuba will be the ninth country on our route map and Havana will mark Southwest's 100th city, a significant and proud milestone."
To celebrate the new service, the airline is selling special $59 one-way fares on non-stop flights to and from Cuba if you buy your tickets two weeks ahead of time and before the deal expires at midnight on November 20th. Additionally, the discounted fares are only good for flights between November 13, 2016 and April 24, 2017, according to the release.
In other words, checking out Cuba and packing an entire suitcase full of its famous rum and cigars just got way easier and way cheaper, well, at least if you can successfully meet the government's newly relaxed criteria to legally travel there. You know what to do.