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UPDATE: At last! Southwest to start PHL-BOS nonstops

UPDATED: Southwest has been reading my mind. At the moment I was posting the Terminal E expansion comments below, the airline announced it would start PHL-Boston Logan nonstops on June 27, five a day. We -- thousands of air travelers -- have been asking for this for years to provide competition to the airlines that now charge $1,000 roundtrip. Southwest's introductory fare will be $59 one way. Find more information in this story.

UPDATE: At last! Southwest to start PHL-BOS nonstops

UPDATED: Southwest has been reading my mind. At the moment I was posting the Terminal E expansion comments below, the airline announced it would start PHL-Boston Logan nonstops on June 27, five a day. We -- thousands of air travelers -- have been asking for this for years to provide competition to the airlines that now charge $1,000 roundtrip. Southwest's introductory fare will be $59 one way. Find more information in this story.

UPDATED information: As of 12:20 pm Philly time today, Tuesday, the roundtrip unrestricted fare on US Airways for nonstop PHL-BOS flights on June 28 and July 9 (I just picked out the dates at random) was still $1,122. I erred in the original portion of this post by saying the fare was $1,000. Keep checking to see if that $1,122 fare comes down.

Tom Belden
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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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