DALLAS, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV)
recently announced special military fares just in time for holiday travel on
scheduled flights in its 58-city route system nationwide.
“Southwest Airlines understands the importance of family and friends,
especially during the holiday season,” said Joyce Rogge, Southwest`s senior
vice president of marketing. “Our low military fares salute our armed forces,
and welcome them home to share the holiday season with their loved ones.”
Examples of holiday military fares are: San Antonio to Phoenix, $159
one-way; Ft. Lauderdale to Norfolk, $97 one-way; Baltimore/Washington to
Norfolk, $51 one-way; and San Diego to Las Vegas, $69 one-way.
The special military fares require reservations and are valid for travel
from Dec. 16, 2002, through Jan. 8, 2003. No advance purchase is required,
and the tickets are fully refundable. The last day to purchase tickets is
Jan. 8, 2003, and fares are subject to change until ticketed. Seats are
limited and will not be available on some flights. Standby travel is not
permitted. The fares are valid for active military personnel, their spouses,
and their dependent children. Standard military identification requirements
and policies apply. Special military fares do not necessarily reflect the
lowest fares available between two cities, so Customers are encouraged to
inquire about all available fares for their travel itineraries. Fares can be
purchased one-way and can be combined with other fares. When combining fares,
the most restrictive conditions apply. Any change in itinerary may result in
an increase in fare. Fares do not include a federal segment tax of $3 per
takeoff and landing. Fares do not include airport-assessed passenger facility
charges of up to $9 one-way or federal September 11th Security Fees of up to
$5 one-way per person.
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) bestowed Southwest
Airlines with the 2001 Employer Support Freedom Award. The award is presented
annually by the Secretary of Defense, and recognizes the nation`s top
Companies who provide outstanding support to their National Guard and Reserve
Employees, going above and beyond what the law requires. Southwest was chosen
based on Company policies, practices, programs, and overall support the
airline provides Employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve.