Southwest Dares You to be Spontaneous

DALLASå—January 7, 2003å—Every seat, every day for $99 one-way between Baltimore/Washington and San Jose, Calif.! Southwest is lowering its walk-up fare to $99 each way on its new nonstop flight between Baltimore/Washington and San Jose, Calif. This unrestricted fare is available whenever you are ready to travelå... no advance purchase, no overnight stay, and no mandatory roundtrip purchase required.

“With these low fares, you can pick up and go tomorrow,” said Joyce Rogge, Southwest’s senior vice president of marketing. “We`re certain that our East Coast Customers will recognize the convenience of San Jose and all that San Francisco`s South Bay Area has to offer, and likewise, we think our San Jose Customers will appreciate a low-fare option to reach the East Coast. ”

The benefits and attractions in the Washington, D.C., area are well known. While many people have come to associate San Jose, Calif. with the high-tech industry, San Francisco`s South Bay Area boasts more than just computer chips. Take the 17-Mile Drive around Monterey Bay into the Pebble Beach Resort or a bit further into Carmel. Visit the historic Santa Cruz Boardwalk or any of 50 wineries in the area. The kids would love a peek at Snoopy or Charlie Brown at the Charles M. Schultz Museum in nearby Santa Rosa, or get them started early for acceptance to Stanford University in Palo Alto. Likewise, the City of San Jose features opera, the symphony, historic missions, and the Great America theme park, just to name a few.

The $99 walk-up fare between San Jose, Calif. and Baltimore/Washington is on sale now through February 12, 2003, for travel January 12, 2003, through February 12, 2003, on the nonstop flights only. Fares are one-way, must be purchased at least one hour prior to departure, and are fully refundable and changeable. 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 $9 roundtrip or government-imposed September 11th Security fees of up to $5 roundtrip.

According to Consumer Reports Travel Letters, Southwest Airlines` fares cannot be beat. In June 2002, Consumer Reports Travel Letters, recognized Southwest as the airline to check before booking a flight. Southwest Airlines is synonymous with low fares and frequent flights. For easy access to the latest news about the airline, schedules, and fare information, visit the Southwest Airlines Web Site at