Southwest Airlines Hits a Grand Slam Across the Nation; Fares as Low as $39 to $99 Each-Way With Roundtrip Purchase

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Southwest Airlines

    DALLAS, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE:   LUV) scored a
 home run with its Customers today.  Now, Southwest Airlines travelers can
 enjoy fares as low as $39 each way in select shorthaul markets and fares as
 low as $99 each way in many longhaul markets.
     "Southwest Airlines Customers can enjoy sizzling summer savings!" said
 Joyce Rogge, Southwest's vice president of marketing.  "With fares as low as
 $39 each way in select markets, Southwest Customers can attend an afternoon
 away baseball game and return to work the following morning."
     Southwest's savings span the National and American leagues and may even
 hit the playoffs in select markets.  For example, the $39 each-way fare
 enables Customers to travel between Baltimore/Washington and Providence to
 catch either an Orioles game or a Boston Red Sox game!  The $99 each-way fare
 allows travelers to fly between Houston Hobby and Chicago's convenient Midway
 Airport for an Astros or a White Sox game.  Customers can call 1-800-IFLYSWA
 for these great fares or book online through www.southwest.com.
     The fares are on sale now until midnight (PDT) May 24, for travel between
 April 24 through the end of the published schedule (now September 10), and the
 following restrictions apply.  The fares are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays,
 and Saturdays and require roundtrip purchase with an overnight stay (any
 night).  Fares will be higher on peak days.  Tickets must be purchased at
 least seven days before departure and within one day of making reservations.
 Fares do not include airport-assessed passenger facility charges of up to
 $18 roundtrip and a federal tax of $2.75 per takeoff and landing.  Tickets are
 nonrefundable (except for tickets purchased through Southwest's Group Tickets
 Program), but unused tickets may be applied toward the purchase of future
 travel on Southwest.
     Seats are limited and may not be available on some flights that operate
 during peak or holiday travel times, such as Memorial Day and Independence
 Day.  Fares are subject to change until ticketed, and any change in itinerary
 could result in an increase in the fare.
     Fares are not necessarily common rated in Houston, the Bay Area, or the
 Los Angeles Basin area.  Orange County's John Wayne Airport and Houston's
 Intercontinental Airport are not included in this sale.
     Southwest Airlines, the fourth largest domestic carrier in terms of
 Customers boarded, currently serves 58 airports in 57 cities in 29 states.
 Based in Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 2,750 flights a day
 with a fleet of 353 Boeing 737s with an average age of 8.2 years -- one of the
 youngest pure jet fleets in the domestic airline industry.
 
                               www.southwest.com
 
 

SOURCE Southwest Airlines
    DALLAS, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE:   LUV) scored a
 home run with its Customers today.  Now, Southwest Airlines travelers can
 enjoy fares as low as $39 each way in select shorthaul markets and fares as
 low as $99 each way in many longhaul markets.
     "Southwest Airlines Customers can enjoy sizzling summer savings!" said
 Joyce Rogge, Southwest's vice president of marketing.  "With fares as low as
 $39 each way in select markets, Southwest Customers can attend an afternoon
 away baseball game and return to work the following morning."
     Southwest's savings span the National and American leagues and may even
 hit the playoffs in select markets.  For example, the $39 each-way fare
 enables Customers to travel between Baltimore/Washington and Providence to
 catch either an Orioles game or a Boston Red Sox game!  The $99 each-way fare
 allows travelers to fly between Houston Hobby and Chicago's convenient Midway
 Airport for an Astros or a White Sox game.  Customers can call 1-800-IFLYSWA
 for these great fares or book online through www.southwest.com.
     The fares are on sale now until midnight (PDT) May 24, for travel between
 April 24 through the end of the published schedule (now September 10), and the
 following restrictions apply.  The fares are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays,
 and Saturdays and require roundtrip purchase with an overnight stay (any
 night).  Fares will be higher on peak days.  Tickets must be purchased at
 least seven days before departure and within one day of making reservations.
 Fares do not include airport-assessed passenger facility charges of up to
 $18 roundtrip and a federal tax of $2.75 per takeoff and landing.  Tickets are
 nonrefundable (except for tickets purchased through Southwest's Group Tickets
 Program), but unused tickets may be applied toward the purchase of future
 travel on Southwest.
     Seats are limited and may not be available on some flights that operate
 during peak or holiday travel times, such as Memorial Day and Independence
 Day.  Fares are subject to change until ticketed, and any change in itinerary
 could result in an increase in the fare.
     Fares are not necessarily common rated in Houston, the Bay Area, or the
 Los Angeles Basin area.  Orange County's John Wayne Airport and Houston's
 Intercontinental Airport are not included in this sale.
     Southwest Airlines, the fourth largest domestic carrier in terms of
 Customers boarded, currently serves 58 airports in 57 cities in 29 states.
 Based in Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 2,750 flights a day
 with a fleet of 353 Boeing 737s with an average age of 8.2 years -- one of the
 youngest pure jet fleets in the domestic airline industry.
 
                               www.southwest.com
 
 SOURCE  Southwest Airlines