Southwest Airlines Heats Up Summer Travel

10th Jul 2002

DALLAS, July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—Summer may be half-over but that
doesn`t mean you can`t still plan an affordable vacation.  With fares ranging
from $39 to $99 each way, you can make those last-minute reservations for end-
of-summer fun or to plan ahead for back-to-school.

Fares range from $39 to $99 each way on off-peak days (Tuesday, Wednesday,
and Saturday) and from $44 to $129 each way on the busier peak days (Sunday,
Monday, Thursday, and Friday).

Southwest has lowered fares even further in several select shorthaul
markets.  Travelers in the Midwest can take advantage of everyday fares of
just $34 each way in select markets from St. Louis, Chicago Midway, Detroit,
Nashville, Cleveland, Columbus, Kansas City, Little Rock, Oklahoma City,
Louisville, Omaha, Tulsa, and Indianapolis.

Travel to and from Southwest`s Florida cities starts at just $39 each way.
(These fares are good for travel from Aug. 5 through Sept. 29, 2002.)

  Travel within California is just $39 each way (except for Orange County,
due to capacity restrictions).  Fares are not necessarily common rated in the
Bay Area or the Los Angeles Basin area.


All fares are on sale through Aug. 1, 2002, for travel beginning
Aug. 5, 2002.  (Travel on the Florida deals is from Aug. 5 through Sept. 29,
2002.)  The fares require roundtrip purchase with an overnight stay (any
night).  Tickets must be purchased at least seven days before departure and
within one day of making reservations.  Fares do not include a federal segment
tax of up to $3 per takeoff and landing.  Fares also do not include airport-
assessed passenger facility charges up to $18 roundtrip or federal
September 11th Security fees of up to $10 roundtrip.

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.  Seats are limited and may not be available on some
flights that operate during peak or holiday travel times.  Fares are subject
to change until ticketed, and any change in itinerary could result in an
increase in the fare.  The offers apply only to published scheduled service.

Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV), the fourth largest domestic carrier in
terms of Customers boarded, currently serves 58 cities in 30 states.  Based in
Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 2,800 flights a day.




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