If there’s one thing our Chicago and Minneapolis/St. Paul Employees have in common, it’s that they both know how to celebrate new Southwest service!
At the same time our first Customers were boarding the first MDW bound flight from MSP, we were celebrating the first MSP bound flight from MDW! Adorned with Viking Helmets, Southwest Employees Amy Marhoefer and Tracy Huck led the crowd in a count-down, 3, 2, 1…, before cutting the ribbon and leading our Customers onboard flight #2196 bound for Minneapolis/St. Paul. Our Pilots even traded their Pilot hat for a Viking Helmet to celebrate the inaugural flight!
Throughout the day, we had FUN, Southwest Style, with our Customers. We tested their Minnesota knowledge and engaged in a little friendly competition with a "Viking-Hat-Ring-Toss" game. I'm pretty sure this was the first time our Customers tossed rings on a Viking Hat in the boarding lane! Of course, many fabulous prizes were given away to the lucky winners!
Although our airport celebration came to an end, the excitement for our new MSP service is still going strong. We continue to give our Customers the freedom to fly to the great cities of Chicago and Minneapolis/St. Paul (and 63 others) by offering Low Fares and great Customer Service!