SOUTHWEST AIRLINES EXTENDS ITS DISCOUNT AIR FARES; Cheap Air Fares Systemwide are Extended

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Customers of Southwest Airlines can still take advantage of discount air fares. The airline is extending its cheap air fares systemwide. Customers now can purchase cheap airline tickets through February 26, 2004, for travel beginning February 13, 2004, through the end of the published schedule (currently June 11, 2004).

Customers of Southwest Airlines can still take advantage of discount air fares. The airline is extending its cheap air fares systemwide. Customers now can purchase cheap airline tickets through February 26, 2004, for travel beginning February 13, 2004, through the end of the published schedule (currently June 11, 2004).

“Our Customers have overwhelmingly responded to the discount air fares,” said Joyce Rogge, senior vice president marketing for Southwest Airlines. “With this extension of our air fare sale, Customers will be able to keep enjoying travel for as little as $39 each way.”

As shown in the breakdown below, there are three different discount air fares available:

Systemwide Sale (* fare rules below)

The fares range from $39 to $139 each way and vary by destination and day of travel. Fares range from $39 to $99 each way on off-peak days (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday) and from $44 to $139 each way on the busier peak days (Sunday, Monday, Thursday, and Friday). Some fare examples are shown below.

Sample Off-Peak Fares

  • $39 each way between Los Angeles and Phoenix and between Baltimore/Washington and Norfolk/Southern Virginia.
  • $99 each way between Baltimore/Washington and San Jose and between Detroit Metro and Phoenix.

Sample Peak Fares

  • $44 each way between Chicago Midway and Indianapolis and between Seattle and Spokane.
  • $139 each way fares between Seattle and Albuquerque and between Raleigh/Durham and Phoenix.

California (* fare rules below)

Air fares are just $39 each way in Southwest’s intra-California markets. For example, Californians can enjoy the $39 each-way fares between Los Angeles and Sacramento, between Burbank and Oakland, between Ontario and San Jose, and between San Diego and Oakland.

Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas (* fare rules below)

Southwest Airlines also is offering Customers discount air fares for travel within Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Customers will pay only $34 or $60 each way on select flights. For instance, Customers will pay only $34 each way between Houston and San Antonio, between Amarillo and Dallas Love Field, and between Austin and Lubbock. Examples of the $60 each-way airline fares are between Oklahoma City and San Antonio, between Austin and El Paso, and between Little Rock and Tulsa.

Fare Rules

Fares are only available each way with roundtrip purchase and require an overnight stay (any night). The fares are available for purchase Jan. 30, 2004, through Feb. 26, 2004, and are valid for travel from Feb. 13, 2004, through the end of the published schedule (currently June 11, 2004). Roundtrip tickets must be purchased within one day of making reservations and at least 14 days before departure. Seats are limited and will not be available on some flights that operate during very busy travel times and holiday periods such as Memorial Day. Blackout dates apply to all Florida markets on March 18, 2004, through April 11, 2004. Fares do not include up to a $3.10 federal segment tax per takeoff and landing. Fares do not include airport-assessed passenger facility charges (PFC) of up to $18 roundtrip and federal September 11th Security Fees of up to $10 roundtrip per person. Fares are subject to change until ticketed. Tickets are nonrefundable but (except for tickets purchased through our Group Tickets program) may be applied toward the purchase of future travel on Southwest Airlines. Fares are valid on published, scheduled service only. Any change in itinerary could result in an increase in fare. Fares are not necessarily common rated in Houston, the Bay Area, or the LA Basin.

Customers who book their travel via the Internet can subscribe to Southwest’s Click ‘n Save e-mail updates. The weekly updates deliver the airline’s latest fare sale information right to the Customer’s e-mail “in” box. For more information, visit http://www.southwest.com/email.

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