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Southwest Airlines Offers Fares as Low as $25 to Select Destinations
The Clock is Tickin'...Take Advantage of Southwest's 72-Hour Sale!

DALLAS, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southwest Airlines announced today its latest fare sale. Customers can purchase one-way travel for $25, $50, $75, or $100 based on length of trip. For travel up to 375 miles, fares are $25 one-way. For travel between 375 and 549 miles, fares are $50 one-way. For travel between 550 and 999 miles, fares are $75 one-way. Lastly, for travel more than 1,000 miles, fares are just $100 one-way.

With Southwest, Customers can purchase one-way airfare for what other airlines charge to check just one bag! These fares are available through 11:59 pm PST Oct. 29, 2009, for travel between Dec. 2, 2009, and Dec. 16, 2009, or travel between Jan. 5, 2010, and Feb. 10, 2010. To see the list of markets, prices, and to take advantage of these special fares, visit www.southwest.com.

"Southwest Airlines saw great success with our wild 48-sale fare sale in July and wanted to offer even more discounts to Customers," said Kevin Krone, Southwest's Vice President of Marketing, Sales, and Distribution. "These fares are so low; Customers can invent a reason to go!"

After 38 years of service, Southwest Airlines, the nation's leading low-fare carrier, continues to stand above other airlines--offering a reliable product with exemplary Customer Service. At Southwest Airlines, bags fly free. Customers can check their first two bags at no extra charge (size and weight limits apply). Southwest offers Customers a comfortable traveling experience with all premium leather seats and plenty of legroom. Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV), the nation's largest carrier in terms of domestic passengers enplaned, currently serves 67 cities (adding Milwaukee Nov. 1, 2009) in 34 states. Based in Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 3,200 flights a day and has nearly 35,000 Employees systemwide.

FARE RULES

Fares are available on www.southwest.com or www.swabiz.com only. Southwest Airlines sale fares are available for purchase from Oct. 27, 2009, through 11:59 PST Oct. 29, 2009. Travel must take place between Dec. 2, 2009, and Dec. 16, 2009, or between Jan. 5, 2010, and Feb. 10, 2010. Travel valid everyday except Sundays. Fares do not include a federal segment tax of $3.60 per takeoff and landing. Fares do not include airport-assessed passenger facility charges (PFC) of up to $9.00 and U.S. government-imposed September 11th Security Fee of up to $5.00 one-way. Seats are limited, especially to popular destinations such as Florida and Las Vegas. 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. Fares are available for one-way travel. Fares are nonrefundable but may be applied 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. Reservations made through www.southwestvacations.com are not eligible for this promotion. Standby travel requires an upgrade to the Anytime Fare. Fares are subject to change until ticketed. Fares are valid on published, scheduled service only.

www.southwest.com

SOURCE Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines Public Relations, +1-214-792-4847

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