Southwest Airlines Offers Airfares as Low as $39 One-Way; Internet-Only Airfares Systemwide are Extended

DALLAS, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — In keeping with its tradition of low airfares, Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) extends its systemwide fare sale offering discount southwest.com-only airfares as low as $39 one-way with a 14-day advance purchase. Fares range from $39 to $149 one-way and vary by destination and day of travel. To book these fare specials available only at southwest.com, go to: http://www.southwest.com/jp/hotfares.shtml?src=PR_eng_sale_020305

“Southwest Airlines is pleased to extend these southwest.com-only fares to our Customers,” said Joyce Rogge, Southwest’s senior vice president of marketing. “With airfares this low, our Customers can enjoy any of Southwest’s 59 destinations.”

The following are examples of the special fares:
* $39 one-way fares are available between Buffalo and
Baltimore/Washington and between Las Vegas and Ontario.
* $59 one-way fares are available between Portland and Salt Lake City
and between Oakland and Phoenix.
* $79 one-way fares are available between Las Vegas and Seattle/Tacoma
and between Baltimore/Washington and Chicago Midway.
* $89 one-way fares are available between Philadelphia and Phoenix and
between Nashville and Detroit Metro.
* $99 one-way fares are available between El Paso and Las Vegas and
between Birmingham and Houston Hobby.
* $104 one-way fares are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays
between Las Vegas and New Orleans. One-way fares of $139 are
available Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays between Las Vegas
and New Orleans.
* $109 one-way fares are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays
between Nashville and Oakland. One-way fares of $139 are available
Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays between Nashville and
Oakland.
* $109 one-way fares are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays
between Las Vegas and Raleigh/Durham. One-way fares of $149 are
available Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays between Las Vegas
and Raleigh/Durham.

Fare Rules (for systemwide sale only)

Fares are available one-way and are combinable with all other fares. When combining fares, all ticketing restrictions apply. The fares are available for purchase today through March 3, 2005, and are valid for travel through the end of Southwest’s published schedule (currently June 6, 2005). Florida blackout dates apply March 17, 2005, through April 25, 2005. Tickets must be purchased at least 14 days before departure. Seats are limited. Fares may vary by flight and day of week and will not be available on some flights that operate during very busy travel times. Fares are valid for travel on Southwest Airlines. Fares do not include a $3.20 federal segment tax per takeoff and landing. Fares do not include airport-assessed passenger facility charges (PFC) of up to $9 one-way and U.S. government-imposed September 11th Security Fees of up to $5 one-way. Fares are subject to change until ticketed. Tickets are nonrefundable but may be applied toward the purchase of future travel on Southwest Airlines. Fares are valid on Southwest-operated published, scheduled service only and are not available through the Group Desk. Any change in itinerary may result in an increase in fare. Fares are not necessarily common rated in Houston, the Bay Area or the Los Angeles Basin. Orange County’s John Wayne Airport is not included in this sale.

California Fare Sale

Southwest Airlines also extends its fare sale between select California cities with southwest.com-only airfares of only $39 one-way with a 14-day advance purchase. Fares are available seven days a week. Examples of the $39 low one-way fares are between Burbank and San Jose, between Los Angeles and Oakland, between Ontario and Sacramento, and between San Diego and Oakland.

Fare Rules (for California fare sale only)

Fares are available one-way and are combinable with all other fares. When combining fares, all ticketing restrictions apply. The fares are available for purchase through March 3, 2005, and are valid for travel through the end of Southwest’s published schedule (currently June 6, 2005). Tickets must be purchased at least 14 days before departure. Seats are limited. Fares may not be available on some flights that operate during very busy travel times and holiday periods. Fares are valid for travel on Southwest Airlines. Fares do not include a $3.20 federal segment tax per takeoff and landing. Fares do not include airport-assessed passenger facility charges (PFC) of up to $9 one- way and U.S. government-imposed September 11th Security Fees of up to $5 one- way. Fares are subject to change until ticketed. Tickets are nonrefundable but may be applied toward the purchase of future travel on Southwest Airlines. Fares are valid on Southwest-operated published, scheduled service only and are not available through the Group Desk. Any change in itinerary may result in an increase in fare. Fares are not necessarily common rated in the Bay Area or the Los Angeles Basin. Orange County’s John Wayne Airport is not included in this sale.

Midwest Fare Sale

Southwest Airlines extends its fare sale in its Midwest cities with southwest.com-only airfares of $39 one-way with a 14-day advance purchase. Fares are available seven days a week. Examples of the $39 low one-way fares are between Chicago Midway and Omaha, between Cleveland and St. Louis, between Kansas City and Oklahoma City, and between Columbus and Chicago Midway.

Fare Rules (for Midwest fare sale only)

Fares are available one-way and are combinable with all other fares. If combining with other fares, the most restrictive fare rules apply. The fares are available for purchase through March 3, 2005, and are valid for travel through the end of Southwest’s published schedule (currently June 6, 2005). Tickets must be purchased at least 14 days before departure. Seats are limited. Fares may not be available on some flights that operate during very busy travel times and holiday periods. Fares are valid for travel on Southwest Airlines. Fares do not include a $3.20 federal segment tax per takeoff and landing. Fares do not include airport-assessed passenger facility charges (PFC) of up to $9 one-way and U.S. government-imposed September 11th Security Fees of up to $5 one-way. Fares are subject to change until ticketed. Tickets are nonrefundable but may be applied toward the purchase of future travel on Southwest Airlines. Fares are valid on Southwest-operated published, scheduled service only and are not available through the Group Desk. Any change in itinerary may result in an increase in fare. Fares are not necessarily common rated in the Houston, Bay Area or the Los Angeles Basin.

Texas Fare Sale

Southwest Airlines extends its fare sale in select Texas markets with southwest.com-only airfares of $39 and $60 one-way with a 14-day advance purchase. Fares are available seven days a week. The following are examples of the special fares:

* $39 one-way fares are available on nonstop flights between Amarillo
and Dallas, between Corpus Christi and San Antonio, between Dallas and
Houston Hobby, between Houston Hobby and Harlingen/South Padre Island,
between Austin and Lubbock, between Dallas and Oklahoma City, and
between El Paso and Midland.
* $60 one-way fares are available on direct and connecting flights
between Amarillo and Corpus Christi, between Austin and El Paso,
between Corpus Christi and Tulsa, between Dallas and El Paso, between
El Paso and San Antonio, between Houston Hobby and Oklahoma City, and
between Little Rock and Midland.

Fare Rules (for Texas fare sale only)

Fares are available one-way and are combinable with all other fares. When combining fares, all ticketing restrictions apply. The fares are available for purchase today through March 3, 2005, and are valid for travel through the end of Southwest’s published schedule (currently June 6, 2005). Tickets must be purchased at least 14 days before departure. Seats are limited. Fares may not be available on some flights that operate during very busy travel times and holiday periods. Fares are valid for travel on Southwest Airlines. Fares do not include a $3.20 federal segment tax per takeoff and landing. Fares do not include airport-assessed passenger facility charges (PFC) of up to $9 one- way and U.S. government imposed September 11th Security Fees of up to $5 one- way. Fares are subject to change until ticketed. Tickets are nonrefundable but may be applied toward the purchase of future travel on Southwest Airlines. Fares are valid on Southwest-operated published, scheduled service only and are not available through the Group Desk. Any change in itinerary may result in an increase in fare. Fares are not necessarily common rated in Houston.

Northwest Fare Sale

Southwest Airlines extends its fare sale in its Northwest cities with southwest.com-only airfares from $39 to $79 one-way with a 14-day advance purchase. Fares are available seven days a week. The following are examples of the fares:

* $39 one-way fares are available between Seattle/Tacoma and Spokane,
between Spokane and Boise, and between Portland and Boise.
* $59 one-way fares are available between Spokane and Oakland, between
Portland and Salt Lake City, and between Seattle/Tacoma and
Sacramento.
* $79 one-way fares are available between Spokane and Burbank, between
Seattle/Tacoma and Phoenix, between Portland and Las Vegas, and
between Seattle/Tacoma and Los Angeles.

Fare Rules (for Northwest fare sale only)

Fares are available one-way and are combinable with all other fares. When combining fares, all ticketing restrictions apply. The fares are available for purchase through March 3, 2005, and are valid for travel today through the end of Southwest’s published schedule (currently June 6, 2005). Tickets must be purchased at least 14 days before departure. Seats are limited. Fares may not be available on some flights that operate during very busy travel times and holiday periods. Fares are valid for travel on Southwest Airlines. Fares do not include a $3.20 federal segment tax per takeoff and landing. Fares do not include airport-assessed passenger facility charges (PFC) of up to $9 one- way and U.S. government-imposed September 11th Security Fees of up to $5 one- way. Fares are subject to change until ticketed. Tickets are nonrefundable but may be applied toward the purchase of future travel on Southwest Airlines. Fares are valid on Southwest-operated published, scheduled service only and are not available through the Group Desk. Any change in itinerary may result in an increase in fare. Fares are not necessarily common rated in the Bay Area or the Los Angeles Basin. Orange County’s John Wayne Airport is not included in this sale.

Houston to Oakland Fare Sale

Fly away from the hustle-and-bustle of Houston to warm and sunny Oakland on Southwest Airlines with hot southwest.com-only airfares of $99 one-way with a 14-day advance purchase. Fares are available for travel seven days a week.

Fare Rules (for Houston to Oakland fare sale only)

Fares are available one-way and are combinable with all other fares. When combining fares, all ticketing restrictions apply. The fares are available for purchase through March 3, 2005, and are valid for travel today through the end of Southwest’s published schedule (currently June 6, 2005). Tickets must be purchased at least 14 days before departure. Seats are limited. Fares may not be available on some flights that operate during very busy travel times and holiday periods. Fares are valid for travel on Southwest Airlines. Fares do not include a $3.20 federal segment tax per takeoff and landing. Fares do not include airport-assessed passenger facility charges (PFC) of up to $9 one- way and U.S. government-imposed September 11th Security Fees of up to $5 one- way. Fares are subject to change until ticketed. Tickets are nonrefundable but may be applied toward the purchase of future travel on Southwest Airlines. Fares are valid on Southwest-operated published, scheduled service only and are not available through the Group Desk. Any change in itinerary may result in an increase in fare. Fares are not necessarily common rated in Houston.

Customers who book their travel via the Internet can subscribe to Southwest’s Click ‘n Save e-mail updates. The weekly updates deliver the airline’s latest fare sale information right to the Customer’s e-mail “in” box. For more information, visit http://www.southwest.com/ .

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