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Southwest Adds Direct Flights From Columbus To Boston, Oakland

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The first direct flight from Columbus to Oakland left early Monday morning.

Travelers flying out of Columbus can now get direct service to Boston and the San Francisco Bay area.

Southwest Airlines on Monday began daily service to Oakland and two daily flights to Boston.

The airline recently added direct flights from Columbus to Dallas and Washington, D.C.

Steve Brown grew up in nearby Richwood, Ohio and now lives there with his wife and sons. He started his journalism career as a weekend board operator at WOSU while majoring in journalism at Ohio State, where he also wrote for the student newspaper The Lantern and co-founded the organization Students for Public Broadcasting.