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Southwest Airlines Introduces Wireless Check-In
Access to Several Key southwest.com Features Now Available Via Web-Enabled Mobile Devices

DALLAS, Jan 23, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Starting today, Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) Customers can be closer to the travel information they need while on the road and away from their computer. By visiting http://mobile.southwest.com, Customers can get access to several key southwest.com features including:

  • Flight Check-in
  • Cancel Boarding Passes
  • Southwest Airlines Contact Information
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Privacy Policy

"With the growing popularity of web-enabled mobile devices, we wanted to offer our Customers the convenience of checking in for their flight wherever they may be," said Kevin Krone, Southwest's Vice President of Marketing. "This is just one more example of how we are striving the make the travel experience even easier for our Customers."

How it Works:

To access wireless check-in on http://www.southwest.com, Customers with data access functionality and a web browser simply visit mobile.southwest.com.

Customers then enter a confirmation number and the first and last name of one of the passengers listed in the reservation. Once checked in for the flight via the mobile device, Customers can simply proceed to the airport and go to the nearest RAPID CHECK-IN Kiosk to print the boarding pass. The system will recognize that the Customer has already checked in for the flight and will print a boarding pass reflecting the boarding group that was indicated on the Check-in Confirmation screen of the mobile device.

Southwest Airlines, the nation's largest airline in terms of domestic Customers boarded, currently serves 62 cities in 32 states. Based in Dallas, Southwest Airlines operates more than 3,000 flights a day. The carrier began service to Denver, its newest destination, on Jan. 3, 2006.

http://www.southwest.com

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