Press Release: Southwest Airlines Extends Flight Schedule Through Early March 2017

Press Release: Southwest Airlines Extends Flight Schedule Through Early March 2017

Southwest Airlines Extends Flight Schedule Through Early March 2017

Book flights now at Southwest.com for travel through March 8, 2017

PR Newswire

DALLAS, July 7, 2016

DALLAS, July 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today extended the carrier’s bookable flight schedule from Jan. 5 through March 8, 2017, with new options for travelers seeking snow or sun during the deep winter months. In celebration of two new, weekly nonstop offerings to operate during the winter season, Southwest(R) is offering special fares (purchase today through July 14, 2016, 11:59 p.m. in the respective time zone of the originating city, for travel on Saturdays beginning Jan. 7 through March 4, 2017, between Dallas and Reno; and for travel on Saturdays beginning Dec. 17, 2016, through March 4, 2017, between Newark and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Please see below for complete terms & conditions for these fares) now available at Southwest.com.

 
Seasonally on Saturdays beginning Dec. 17, 2016, Southwest will fly nonstop 
between: 
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Newark & San Juan, Puerto Rico  for as low as $128 or 7,561 Rapid Rewards(R) 
                                Points* 
 
Seasonally on Saturdays beginning Jan. 7, 2017, Southwest will fly nonstop 
between: 
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Dallas Love Field & Reno-Tahoe  for as low as $119 or 7,025 Rapid Rewards(R) 
                                Points* 
 
 
 
*Points bookings do not include taxes, fees, and other government/airport 
charges of at least $5.60 per one-way flight 
 
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“Winter brings our planners a great opportunity to use available aircraft time to put our amazing People and comfortable planes on nonstop routes that can cure our Customers’ winter blues,” said Adam Decaire, Southwest’s Managing Director of Network Planning. “Whether it’s skiing or surfing that entices them to fly, we’re pleased to bring these time-saving itineraries coupled with our world famous Customer Service and Value.”

Other markets in the schedule extension include weekend service between Ft. Myers & Buffalo, Flint, Providence, and Washington Reagan National, and Kansas City, daily. Other weekend service links Orlando & Detroit, Flint, Richmond, Va., and Omaha. The carrier also intends to fly nonstop on Saturdays between Ft. Lauderdale & Minneapolis/St. Paul.

In addition, Southwest has optimized its flight schedules to bring additional flights for football fans traveling with their favorite team in mid-September by adding special nonstop service out for sale today between Oakland and New Orleans (weekend of Sept. 9-12, 2016) as well as Columbus and Oklahoma City (weekend of Sept. 16-18, 2016).

FARE TERMS & CONDITIONS

Purchase today through July 14, 2016, 11:59 p.m. in the respective time zone of the originating city. Domestic travel is valid Jan. 7–March 4, 2017. Travel to/from San Juan, Puerto Rico valid Dec.17, 2016, through March 4, 2017. Domestic travel is valid only on Saturdays. Travel to/from San Juan, Puerto Rico is valid only on Saturdays. Fares are valid only on domestic, nonstop service. Displayed prices include all U.S. and international government taxes and fees. Points bookings do not include taxes, fees, and other government/airport charges of at least $5.60 per one-way flight. Seats and days are limited. Fares may vary by destination, flight, and day of week and won’t be available on some flights that operate during very busy travel times and holiday periods. Travel is available for one-way Wanna Get Away(R) fares. Fares may be combined with other Southwest Airlines(R) combinable fares. If combining with other fares, the most restrictive fare’s rules apply. Sale fares may be available on other days of week, but not guaranteed. Fares are nonrefundable but may be applied toward future travel on Southwest Airlines(R), so long as reservations are canceled at least ten minutes prior to the scheduled departure of the flight. Failure to cancel prior to departure will result in forfeiture of remaining funds in the reservation. Any change in an itinerary may result in an increase in fare. Standby travel requires an upgrade to the Anytime fare. Fares are subject to change until ticketed. Offer applies only to published, scheduled service.

ABOUT SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.

In its 46th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by more than 50,000 Employees to more than 100 million Customers annually. Southwest operates more than 3,900 departures a day during peak travel season across a network of 98 destinations in the United States and seven additional countries with service to three airports in Cuba to begin later this year, subject to government approvals.

Based on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s most recent data, Southwest Airlines is the nation’s largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded. The Company operates the largest fleet of Boeing aircraft in the world, the majority of which are equipped with satellite-based WiFi providing gate-to-gate connectivity. That connectivity enables Customers to use their personal devices to view video on-demand movies and television shows, as well as more than 20 channels of free, live TV compliments of our valued Partners. Southwest created TransfarencySM, a philosophy which treats Customers honestly and fairly, and in which low fares actually stay low. Southwest is the only major U.S. airline to offer bags fly free(R) to everyone (first and second checked pieces of luggage, size and weight limits apply, some airlines may allow free checked bags on select routes or for qualified circumstances), and there are no change fees, though fare differences might apply. The airline proudly unveiled a bold new look: Heart. A new logo, aircraft livery, interior design featuring a new seat and Flight Attendant galley, Employee-designed uniforms, and an updated airport experience all showcase the dedication of Southwest Employees who connect Customers with what’s important in their lives.

From its first flights on June 18, 1971, Southwest Airlines launched an era of unprecedented affordability in air travel described by the U.S. Department of Transportation as “The Southwest Effect,” a lowering of fares and increase in passenger traffic whenever the carrier enters new markets. With 43 consecutive years of profitability, Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world, known for a triple bottom line approach that contributes to the carrier’s performance and productivity, the importance of its People and the communities they serve, and an overall commitment to efficiency and the planet. The 2015 Southwest Airlines One Report(TM) can be found at SouthwestOneReport.com.

Book Southwest Airlines’ low fares online at Southwest.com or by phone at 800-I-FLY-SWA.

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