TPA lands new nonstop routes to Chicago

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Y’all ready for a visit to the Windy City? Frontier Airlines will add new nonstop service to Chicago beginning on April 28.

This joins a host of new nonstop routes aboard the low cost carrier. Frontier made the announcement of five new routes out of TPA back in September:

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“We’re excited to grow in our newest base city, Tampa, with five new nonstop routes beginning right in time for the winter travel season,” said Daniel Shurz, senior vice president of commercial, Frontier Airlines. “Tampa continues to shine, literally and figuratively, as a destination people want to visit, especially in the winter months. Moreover, this new service is a convenient, affordable option for Tampa Bay residents to take a trip and explore historic U.S. cities, including Columbus and New York City.”

Frontier Airlines expands with new routes from TPA

The initial nonstop routes from Frontier include Rochester, NY, New York-Laguardia, Green Bay, WI, Bloomington, Illinois, and Columbus, OH.

Those interested in booking their spring vacation to Chicago can reserve tickets online. Round trip tickets for as low as $78 are currently available.

“We’re excited to strengthen our position in two of the five largest metro areas in the country with 13 new routes and two additional airport options for our customers flying to or from Chicago or Houston,” said Daniel Shurz, senior vice president of commercial, Frontier Airlines. “Frontier’s growth in 2021 was nothing short of remarkable and our team continues to look ahead at new opportunities to expand ‘Low Fares Done Right’ across both the U.S. and our rapidly growing international network. This strategic announcement situates Frontier to capture strong existing demand and stimulate new traffic with affordable fares and convenient service.”

Eat your way through Chicago

Looking to eat your way through Chicago? Eater just created a guide to the top restaurants in the city (38 in total).

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The most essential spot is Superdawg, which is described as a throwback dining experience. Visitors park their cars and talk to staff through drive-in speakers and carhops bring out trays of food. They don’t serve up a traditional Chicago-style dog. Superdawg uses a thick, proprietary all-beef sausage that comes with mustard, pickled green tomato, and chopped Spanish onions.

Pequod’s Pizza is also a must-visit. They don’t offer up a full deep dish pizza, but their thinner take on the Chicago delicacy may create the most perfect slice of pizza pie.

Our sister site, I Love the Burg, also just visited Chicago and here’s a few foodie spots they discovered that you can try depending on your budget.

Manny’s Cafeteria is an essential spot for those looking to conquer a giant sandwich.

Of course, the most pressing bit of TPA news is the planned spring arrival of their massive flamingo sculpture. Additionally, the TPA 5K on the runway will return this year.

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