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Opening Day 2010 and Southwest Airlines

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“People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball.  I'll tell you what I do.  I stare out the window and wait for spring.” --Rogers Hornsby

Today is opening day for Major League Baseball. In 30 cities across the country, baseball fans begin the yearly ritual of checking box scores, agonizing over fantasy stats, or planning which home games to attend or which road trip to take to support their favorite team. Whether it’s the carnival-like atmosphere on Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park in Boston or the 100-year tradition of the current resident at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue throwing out the first pitch, baseball has a rich tradition, and Southwest Airlines is proud to be a supporter of America’s pastime.  We're especially proud to help you support your teams--both home and away--since we fly into the vast majority of Major League cities across the country.

To take our support of America's pastime to the next level, Southwest is excited to announce thatwe are also the official airline for three major league teams: the Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles, and Texas Rangers. To commemorate these partnerships, Employees will be at each home opener visiting with baseball fans, handing out promotional items, and sharing in the excitement that only baseball can bring! Today, you can find our Team Southwest at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. On Friday, April 9, we’ll be at the beautiful Oriole Park at Camden Yards cheering on the Baltimore Orioles, and on Monday, April 12, catch our Southwest Road Warriors in front of Citizens Bank Park as the defending National League Champions Philadelphia Phillies make another run for the World Series.

As a special benefit for Phillies and Orioles fans, we even created a ten percent Fare Saver for travel to and from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). Visit southwest.com  and purchase tickets today and tomorrow (April 5-6, 2010) for travel April 12 – August 31 (see Web site for terms and conditions). Phillies fans can also go to www.southwest.com/philly to take advantage of this great offer.  Phillies and Orioles fans, start saving today and stay tuned throughout the year for more stories from our baseball cities. Play Ball!