Southwest Airlines Launches Nationwide Fare Sale For Holiday Travel

DALLAS, Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It's time to plan your holiday travel because Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) has lowered its fares! The airline announced today a nationwide sale; offering Customers air fares starting as low as $79 one-way to select destinations nationwide (see fare rules below). These low fares are available for purchase only at and today through Nov. 1, 2012, 11:59 pm PT. The fares are available for travel between Nov. 16 and Nov. 28, 2012, as well as Dec. 13, 2012 through Jan. 2, 2013 (blackout dates apply). To see the list of markets, prices, and to take advantage of these special fares, visit or

Examples of fares include (see Additional Fare Rules below):

  • $79 one-way between Akron-Canton and Chicago Midway
  • $79 one-way between Las Vegas and Los Angeles (LAX)
  • $109 one-way between Kansas City and New Orleans
  • $119 one-way between Atlanta and Houston Hobby

AirTran Airways, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest, also lowered its fares with a sale starting today! Please visit to see list a list of markets and fares.


In its 42nd year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other low-fare carriers by providing reliability and exemplary Customer Service delivered by 46,000 Employees to more than 100 million Customers every year. Including wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways, the Company 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.Visit to read the Southwest Airlines One Report™ and see how Southwest is doing its part to be a good citizen while underscoring a commitment to the triple bottom line of Performance, People, and Planet.

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 wherever the carrier serves. Southwest now flies the most passengers nonstop of any U.S. airline and stands alone among major air carriers in offering all Customers the first two pieces of checked luggage (weight and size limitations apply) and all ticket changes without additional fees (fare difference may apply). On every flight, Southwest consistently offers leather seating and the comfort of full-size cabins across the world's largest fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft, many of which are being equipped with satellite-based WiFi connectivity and a new, eco-friendly cabin interior featuring sustainable materials. Having achieved a 39th consecutive year of profitability, the People of Southwest operate more than 3,200 flights a day and serve communities around 77 airports in Southwest's network of domestic destinations. Southwest Airlines' frequent flights and low fares are available only at

AirTran Airways

AirTran Airways, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co., has been ranked top airline in the Airline Quality Rating study three times in the past five years. AirTran offers coast-to-coast and near-international service with close to 600 flights a day to 55 destinations. The carrier's low-cost, 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 and exchange earned loyalty points between both AirTran's A+ Rewards® and Southwest's Rapid Rewards® for reward travel on either airline.*

Fares are available only on and and can be purchased today, through Nov. 1, 2012, 11:59 pm PT. Travel must take place between Nov. 16 and Nov. 28, 2012, and Dec. 13 through Jan. 2, 2013. Fares are valid for travel every day of the week, however, blackout dates apply for Nov. 21, Nov. 24 through 26, and Dec. 21 through 22, 2012. 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. Government-imposed taxes and fees are now included in the advertised fare. Fares are available for one-way travel. Fares may be combined with other Southwest combinable fares, except Senior Fares. When combining fares, the most restrictive fare rules apply. Fares are nonrefundable but may be applied, if unused, 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. Standby travel requires an upgrade to the Anytime fare. Fares are subject to change until ticketed. Fares are valid on published, scheduled service only.

* In order to redeem A+ Reward Credits for Southwest Airlines flights, members must have both a Rapid Rewards account and an A+Rewards account, and both accounts must be in the name of the same Member. Click here for complete rules and regulations.

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