With Fares So Low, You Can't Afford To Leave Those Vacation Days On The Table - Carpe Vacay!

Southwest Airlines Challenges YOU to Seize Your Vacation with Fares Starting as Low as $69 One-Way to Select Nonstop Destinations Nationwide

Aug 20, 2013

DALLAS, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) and wholly-owned subsidiary AirTran Airways are challenging Americans to stop allowing their vacation days to go unused and to seize the moment to Carpe Vacay!  According to a survey by Harris Interactive Inc., Americans left an average of 9.2 vacation days unused in 2012. Today, the carriers are encouraging Customers to Carpe Vacay with HOT low fares starting at $69 one-way.

It's time to seize your vacation by purchasing these low fares today through Thursday, August 29, 2013, 11:59 p.m. for the respective time zone of the originating city.  A 14-day advance purchase is required.  Fares are available for travel on nonstop flights every day except Fridays and Sundays beginning Sept. 3 through Feb. 12, 2014 (blackout dates apply; check fare rules for restrictions). To see the list of available cities, prices, and to take advantage of these special fares, visit www.southwest.com and airtran.com.

Examples of Southwest Airlines' low fares include (see Fare Rules below):

  • $69 one-way nonstop between Boston Logan and Baltimore/Washington
  • $69 one-way nonstop between Chicago Midway and Memphis
  • $69 one-way nonstop between San Diego and Las Vegas
  • $89 one-way nonstop between Orlando and Key West
  • $89 on-way nonstop between Atlanta and New Orleans
  • $99 one-way nonstop between Austin and Denver
  • $99 one-way nonstop between Newark and New Orleans
  • $109 one-way nonstop between Chicago Midway and New York's LaGuardia
  • $119 one-way nonstop between San Francisco and Denver

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 domestic 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 triple bottom line approach that takes into account the carrier's performance and productivity, the importance of its People and the communities it serves, and its commitment to efficiency and the planet.  The 2012 Southwest Airlines One Report™ can be found at southwest.com/citizenship.

Southwest Airlines
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, sustainable cabin interior. With 40 consecutive years of profitability, the People of Southwest operate more than 3,200 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
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 47 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

14-day advance purchase required. Fares are available only on southwest.com or swabiz.com and can be purchased today through August 29, 2013, 11:59 p.m. for the respective time zone of the originating city. Travel must take place between Sept. 3, 2013 and Feb. 12, 2014. Travel is valid every day except Fridays and Sundays.  Fares valid on nonstop service only. Blackout dates apply for Nov. 26 through Dec. 3, and Dec. 19 through Jan. 5, 2014.  Some flights are operated by AirTran Airways. Displayed fares include all government taxes and fees.  Service to Memphis, Richmond, and Pensacola begins on Nov. 3, 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.  Fares are available for one-way travel. Fares may be combined with other combinable fares.  If combining with other fares, the most restrictive fare rules apply.  When combining fares, all rules and restrictions apply.  Fares are nonrefundable but may be applied toward the purchase of future travel on Southwest Airlines as long as itineraries containing DING! or Wanna Get Away fare segments are cancelled at least ten minutes prior to scheduled departure (for travel beginning Sept. 13, 2013). 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.    

AIRTRAN AIRWAYS FARE RULES   

14-day advance purchase required. Fares are available at airtran.com and can be purchased today through August 29, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. for the respective time zone of the originating city. Travel must take place between Sept. 3, 2013 and Feb. 12, 2014. Travel is valid every day except Fridays and Sundays. Fares valid on nonstop service only.  Blackout dates apply for Nov. 26 through Dec. 3, and Dec. 19 through Jan. 5, 2014.  Some flights are operated by Southwest Airlines. Available on published, scheduled service only. Service to Memphis and Pensacola will no longer be available after Nov. 2, 2013.  Displayed prices include all government taxes and fees. All fares are one-way. A first bag may be checked for a fee of $25 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 nonrefundable and a $150 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.

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SOURCE Southwest Airlines

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