Feb 5, 2013
DALLAS, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) and wholly-owned subsidiary AirTran Airways spread the LUV today with a three-day LUV Sale with sweet one-way nonstop fares available for $49, $89, $119, or $149 to select destinations, based on length of travel. For travel up to 500 miles, fares are $49 one-way. For travel 501 to 1,000 miles, fares are $89 one-way. For travel 1,001 to 1,500 miles, fares are $119 one-way. For travel 1,501 miles or more, fares are $149. These incredibly low fares are available for purchase on southwest.com and airtran.com today through Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, 11:59 p.m. for the respective time zone of the originating city. Fares are available for travel every day of the week except for Sundays beginning April 3 through June 8, 2013 (blackout dates apply). To see the list of available cities, prices, and to take advantage of these special fares, visit www.southwest.com and airtran.com.
"Southwest Airlines is thrilled to offer even lower fares for the spring and summer travel season," said Kevin Krone, Southwest Airlines Vice President of Marketing, Sales, and Distribution. "We love the excitement our Customers have for our sales, and we are proud that Southwest remains committed to providing low fares to Customers across the nation."
Examples of Southwest Airlines' low fares include (see Fare Rules below):
Examples of AirTran Airways' low fares include (see Fare Rules below):
AirTran's fares along with terms and conditions can be found at www.airtran.com.
ABOUT SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.
In its 42nd year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by nearly 46,000 Employees to more than 100 million Customers annually. Southwest is the nation's largest carrier in terms of originating passengers boarded, and including wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways, operates the largest fleet of Boeing aircraft in the world to serve 97 destinations in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and six near-international countries. Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world, known for its commitment to the triple bottom line of Performance, People and Planet. To read about how Southwest is doing its part to be a good corporate citizen, visit southwest.com/citizenship to read the Southwest Airlines One Report™.
From its first flights on June 18, 1971, Southwest Airlines launched an era of unprecedented affordability in air travel quantified by the U.S. Department of Transportation as "The Southwest Effect," a lowering of fares and increase in passenger traffic wherever the carrier serves. On every flight, Southwest offers Customers the first two pieces of checked luggage (weight and size limitations apply) and all ticket changes without additional fees. Southwest's all Boeing fleet consistently offers leather seating and the comfort of full-size cabins, many of which are equipped with satellite-based WiFi connectivity and a new, eco-friendly cabin interior. With 40 consecutive years of profitability, the People of Southwest operate more than 3,100 flights a day and serve communities around 78 airports in Southwest's network of domestic destinations. Southwest Airlines' frequent flights and low fares are available only at southwest.com.
AirTran Airways, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co., offers coast-to-coast and near-international service with close to 600 flights a day to 54 destinations. The carrier's high-quality product includes assigned seating and Business Class. As Southwest continues to integrate AirTran's People, places, and planes into Southwest Airlines, Customers of both carriers may book flights at airtran.com and exchange earned loyalty points between both AirTran's A+ Rewards® and Southwest's Rapid Rewards® for reward travel on either airline.
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES FARE RULES
Fares are available only on www.southwest.com and can be purchased today through Feb. 7, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. for the respective time zone of the originating city. Travel must take place between April 3, 2013, and June 8, 2013. Fares are available for travel every day except Sunday. Blackout dates systemwide include May 10, May 17, May 23 through 24, and May 27 through 28, 2013. Additional blackout dates for travel to Boston, Providence, and Manchester include April 12 through 13, and April 15 through 16, 2013. Seats are limited. Fares may vary by destinations, flight, and day of week and won't be available on some flights that operate during very busy travel times and holiday periods. Connecting itinerates might be slightly higher due to government imposed taxes. Fares are available for one-way travel. Fares may be combined with other Southwest combinable fares, except Senior Fares. When combining fares, the most restrictive fare rules apply. Fares are nonrefundable but may be applied, if unused, toward the purchase of future travel on Southwest Airlines. Fares are not available through the Group Desk. Any change in the itinerary may result in an increase in fare. Standby travel requires an upgrade to the Anytime fare. Fares are subject to change until ticketed. Fares are valid on published, scheduled service only. Government-imposed taxes and fees are now included in the advertised fare. To comply with new government regulations, all airlines must include government-imposed taxes and fees in advertised air fares.
AIRTRAN AIRWAYS FARE RULES
Fares are available only at airtran.com and can be purchased today through Feb. 7, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. for the respective time zone of the originating city. Travel must take place between April 3, 2013, and June 8, 2013. Fares are available for travel every day except Sunday. Blackout dates systemwide include May 10, May 17, May 23 through 24, and May 27 through 28, 2013. Blackout dates for travel to Boston include April 12 through 13, and April 15 through 16, 2013. Service to Flint, Michigan; Portland, Maine; Rochester, New York; and Charlotte, North Carolina will no longer be available after April 14, 2013. Displayed prices include all government taxes and fees. A first bag may be checked for a fee of $20 each way and a second bag may be checked for a fee of $35 each way. Reservations may be made via AirTran Airways' Telephone Reservations Center for a fee of $15. Reservations may also be changed via AirTran Airways' Telephone Reservations Center for a $15 fee plus any applicable change fees and fare differences. Fares may be combined with other AirTran Airways combinable fares. If combining with other fares, the most restrictive fare's rules apply. When combining fares, all rules and restrictions apply. All fares are non-refundable and a $75 fee per person applies to any change made after purchase, plus any applicable increase in airfare. Seats are limited, subject to availability, and may not be available on all flights. Fares, routes, and schedules are subject to change without notice. Fares may vary by destinations, flight, and day of week and won't be available on some flights that operate during very busy travel times and holiday periods. Fares are nonrefundable but may be applied toward the purchase of future travel on AirTran Airways after applicable change fees and fare differences. Fares are not available through the Group Desk. Any change in the itinerary may result in an increase in fare. Fares are valid on published, scheduled service only.
SOURCE Southwest Airlines
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