Yesterday was a good day for price-conscious travelers in North America. As of Sunday, nearly all of the restrictions on flights between the United States and Mexico have been lifted, allowing airlines on both sides of the border to fly whatever routes they want in the other country—and at whatever prices they want to offer.
Up to now, rules had limited two or three airlines from each country to using a particular route. But, as they say down in Mexico, no más.
The change should result in more options and lower fares for customers. American, Delta, and Southwest have already announced plans to add more flights to resort towns including Cancun and Puerto Vallarta by the end of the year; United says it'll wait to see if there's an increase in demand and respond accordingly.