Terry Maxon of the Dallas Morning News reports that Southwest Airlines has filed to fly from Baltimore (BWI) to San Jose, Costa Rica(SJO).
Now, Southwest isn’t the low-cost carrier it used to be. But, I suspect this will help lower fares in my area. The lowest fare from the region that I could find for dates shortly after they launch next year are over $600 RT. I would expect those to come down.
Costa Rica has been on my radar for a while since Hyatt announced the opening of Andaz Papagayo. Unfortunately, Papagayo is 4-ish hours away from SJO (LIR is a lot closer).