On your next family getaway, why just take flight when you could also set sail? Together, Southwest® and Disney Cruise Line can make your dream vacation come true. The magic of a Disney Cruise is that it combines many incredible vacations in one. A vacation filled with Disney entertainment, a hassle-free ocean cruise or getaway to a tropical beach—with a Disney cruise, you can do it all and Southwest wants to give you a chance to experience the fun for yourself.
Southwest Airline’s Adam Rucker recently embarked on a seven-night Disney Cruise on the Disney Dream to get a taste of the onboard entertainment, dining, and activities designed for the whole family.
While flying to your Southwest destination, check out Southwest’s Inflight Entertainment Portal for a look at Adam’s journey in the Caribbean, which included a trip to Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island paradise.
From imaginative dining experiences and Broadway-quality stage shows to lively deck parties and fireworks at sea, there’s something for guests of all ages. Parents can relax at the adult-exclusive Quiet Cove pool or head to the full-service spa, and kids can enjoy exclusive clubs and activities led by Disney Youth Counselors. And thanks to Southwest’s partnership with Disney’s Magical Express® service, it’s a breeze to get from your Southwest destination to the ship. Your bags will even be delivered to your stateroom so the fun can start as soon as you arrive.
Captain Mickey is waiting to welcome you aboard. Visit setsailsweeps.com and enter for a chance to win a seven-night magical Disney Cruise Line vacation in the Caribbean for you and three guests.
Now sit back, relax, and imagine that crystal-clear water. A Disney Cruise is just a jet set away.
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Today, we’re excited to debut the third video in a series called Sites and Sounds, which highlights musicians and the destinations that have inspired them. Each episode features a different artist and takes the audience to their hometown. This episode of Sites and Sounds highlights San Francisco from the perspective of artist and producer Chuck Prophet and his guest, singer-songwriter Aaron Lee Tasjan.
Sites & Sounds: San Francisco invites viewers to join Chuck Prophet as he shows Aaron Lee Tasjan his hometown, including a lively dinner party at Prophet's home and trips to vibrant local favorites including Grooves record store; Hyde Street Studios; and the Make-Out Room, where the duo joins a string-led orchestra to perform on film an entrancing version of Prophet's “High As Johnny Thunders.”
Visit Southwest.fm/SitesandSounds to watch the episode, as well as the other videos from the series. You’ll get an in-depth look at each artist, what makes their hometown special, and how that destination has influenced their music.
Want to learn more about the places you see in the episodes? Visit LuckJournal.com/sitesandsounds for even more inspiration about the locations featured in the videos.
The first episode of Sites and Sounds brings Nashville-based singer-songwriter Nikki Lane to Lukas Nelson's hometown of Maui. Lukas gives an insider's look, taking Lane to the surf spots, restaurants, and the venue that shaped his career and life at an early age.
Episode Two features another member of the Nelson family, Micah, as he leads singer-songwriter Sunny War through Austin, Texas. The two experience some of Micah’s favorite places. From Juiceland, to Torchy’s Tacos, to Hopscotch, which is a pop-up interactive art installation (and the location of Micah Nelson’s band Particle Kid’s newly-released music video), Micah leads Sunny the places that he enjoys most about Austin.
Tune in and enjoy the adventure that unfolds as a host artist guides a guest artist through sights, sounds, and experiences that make their hometown special, incorporating food, culture, music, and family life. Sites and Sounds is an insider’s destination-based travel guide to the host artists’ hometown, enticing you to experience the one-of-kind offerings of each unique location.
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I am new here and was just reading about the sites and sounds series. My jaw dropped to the ground when I read about Micah Nelson being part of this series. I grew up in Dallas Texas, but in my early 20's I decided to move to Las Vegas for 3 years. When I decided to move back to Dallas, my friends had a party for me at a lodge overlooking Vegas called Mt. Charleston. We were eating and drinking and crying because these were my dearest friends I had made while living in Las Vegas. 1 of my friends turned to me and said, "Don't go back to Texas, stay here with us". I replied, "but I miss Texas. It's part of who I am". At that point my friend smiled and said it looked like Texas had come to me here in Vegas. I turned around and there was Mr. Willy Nelson enjoying a meal with his wife and their 2 year old son Micah. All of us turned and waved. Micha waved back. Next thing we knew, Willy and Micah came over to our table and said hello. My friends explained I was going back to Texas the next day and we were having 1 final get together. Willy was in Vegas for the reunion and performance of The Highway men. He was so gratious, and down to earth. Micah was about the cutest kid I'd ever seen. I had my picture taken with the 2 of them. It was a moment I will never forget. I've gotta go look through my 30 year old photo albums and dig that photo up. I'm so glad to see Micah's picture here and partnering with my favorite airline.
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For the first time ever, you can experience your very own Star Wars™ adventure. At Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disney’s new Star Wars–themed land, you can custom-make a lightsaber,* build a droid, and fly the galaxy’s most legendary ship, the Millennium Falcon.
While your Southwest flight coordinates may not be set for the edge of the galaxy, you do have the opportunity to live your own Star Wars story. Southwest is offering you the chance to win a trip for four to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at both Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, California, and Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, Florida. Visit Southwest.com/TakeFlight for official rules and to enter.
Both locations of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge provide visitors with an immersive experience unlike any other. You’ll be transported to the planet Batuu, where you can wander the Black Spire Outpost and encounter its notorious cast of characters, from traders to adventurers to smugglers. Never flown a starship before? No problem. An interactive attraction, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run welcomes participants of all skill levels. You’ll embark on a smuggling mission from the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit, where you’ll fly the ship and manage its controls. Whether you choose to serve as a pilot, engineer, or gunner, each crew member plays an important role.
Southwest Airlines is eager to share this new world with you. While onboard WiFi-enabled flights, you can catch a glimpse of this otherworldly destination by tuning in to the Disney Parks TV Series Channel on the Inflight Entertainment Portal, which is accessible via Southwestwifi.com on your mobile device or laptop.
*Reservations may be required for these experiences. Please check before arrival. Parks, attractions, and offerings are subject to availability, restrictions, and change or cancellation without notice.
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Music can be an escape. A means of connecting with ourselves and with others. A discovery of uncharted territory. Travel, and the places that inspire us, are similarly impactful.
Seeing how both music and travel play such a role in the lives of the people who make great art—and the people who love it—has been one of the greatest joys of helping build the Luck Reunion. We have the chance to witness firsthand as artists journey down memory lane ... remembering the first time they picked up a guitar; the time they hit the road for their first gig; and the people they met along the way.
Every story starts somewhere, and the new Sites & Sounds content series, presented in partnership by Southwest and Luck Reunion, will showcase the crossover between destinations and music: the places and sounds that helped shape the artists we love.
The three-part series will shine a light on destinations that have bred a culture of creativity, inviting the audience to experience unique locations through the artist's lens. Each episode will feature an artist in their hometown who will welcome a creative friend to tag along and experience the spots and people that contributed to their creative path.
Episode One welcomes Nashville's edgy sweetheart, singer-songwriter Nikki Lane, to Lukas Nelson's hometown of Maui. Nelson gives a unique insider's glance at Southwest's newest destination: taking Lane to the surf spots, restaurants, and the venue that shaped his career and life at an early age.
Nelson discusses the impact of travel on his creative work, saying, “Being on an airplane is a good time to write for me because I tend to have a melody in my head. So when I'm in the air and am away from it all, I can focus in and get that general melody and lyrics down. Then I can go anywhere and finish it.”
Lukas' friends, singer Lily Meola and her brother, surfer and fisherman Matt Meola, and many more join the episode and give a real glimpse into the aloha spirit.
The second episode (coming soon) will bring Lukas' brother, Micah Nelson (currently performing as Particle Kid), back to his Austin, Texas, stomping grounds. The younger Nelson welcomes his good friend and amazing artist Sunny War to Texas' capital city where they explore his favorite haunts.
The final episode of Sites and Sounds, episode three, will highlight an artist’s most-loved places in the Bay Area when it debuts later this summer.
Sites and Sounds will consist of three episodes, and will be available for music fans and our Customers to enjoy by visiting Southwest.fm/SitesandSounds.
Do you like some of the places you see in the episodes? Visit LuckJournal.com/sitesandsounds for even more inspiration about the locations featured in the videos.
Tune in and enjoy the adventure that unfolds as a host artist guides a guest artist through sights, sounds, and experiences that make their hometown special, incorporating food, culture, music, and family life. Sites and Sounds is an insider’s destination-based travel guide to the host artists’ hometown, enticing you to experience the one-of-kind offerings of each unique location.
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Southwest is sharing the adventures of "Coco" with Customers onboard WiFi-equipped flights beginning November 1 with the launch of the Disney∙Pixar "Coco" OnDemand Channel. The “Coco” Channel will take Southwest Customers into two parallel worlds, as Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Customers can get a sneak peek of Miguel’s journey through a stunning and colorful new land as he searches for answers to his family’s generations-old ban on music. Showcasing the importance of family, honoring your ancestors, and following your dreams, the film opens in U.S. theaters November 22 in 3D.
Sit back, relax and learn more about Disney∙Pixar’s “Coco.” Here’s what’s in store on your next flight:
Disney∙Pixar’s “Coco” Teaser Trailer
Meet Miguel and learn about his genuine passion for music and his heartfelt talent.
Disney∙Pixar’s “Coco” Trailer
Learn about the story of “Coco,” get a glimpse of the breathtaking world of our ancestors and see a bit of the magic behind Miguel’s extraordinary journey.
Disney∙Pixar’s “Coco” presents “Dante’s Lunch - A Short Tail”
Meet Miguel’s loyal companion from “Coco”—Dante is a Xolo dog who’s nearly hairless with a tongue that has a life of its own, but he will win your heart in an instant (now if only he could get that bone).
Disney∙Pixar’s “Coco” asks, “What is family?”
How does your family shape who you are? What if you could meet your ancestors? Check out this featurette to learn more about the upcoming film “Coco.”
Xolo Dog Tour of Pixar Animation Studios
The Pixar crew had a special visit from a Xolo dog, who joined them on a tour of the Northern California studio.
Disney∙Pixar’s “Coco” Trailer: Find Your Voice
See what sparks Miguel’s desire to seize his moment and pursue his dream of becoming a famous musican—despite his family’s mysterious ban on music—and get a glimpse of the adventure that lies ahead.
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Over the past couple weeks, Southwest Employees across the country have gone above and beyond aiding in relief efforts for southeast Texas communities devastated by Hurricane Harvey. In the midst of it all, we were reminded that humans are not the only victims of natural disasters.
Southwest teamed up with San Diego’s Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC) to help a local Houston organization, Operation Pets Alive! (OPA). Southwest operated an animal relief flight and flew more than 60 animals from Austin to San Diego that had been relocated from Houston shelters to allow OPA to make room for families' displaced pets.
A total of 64 animals boarded a retiring -300 aircraft and flew from Austin to San Diego. Because the aircraft was set to retire in Victorville, we didn’t have to worry about deep-cleaning the aircraft after this incredibly furry, and somewhat stinky, animal rescue flight.
The animal rescue flight was truly a Team effort—Network Operations routed the aircraft; Ground Operations determined the special weight and balances; regulations were followed to keep our furry Friends safe; our Austin Station coordinated special TSA clearances, carefully loaded our precious cargo on board, and secured the crates in the seats; our Flight Crew got us safely to San Diego and soothed the animals in the air; and our San Diego Team swiftly coordinated our arrival and met the animals off the plane with vans for transportation to Helen Woodward Animal Center. This is something we should all be proud of!
This was Southwest's second animal relief flight working alongside Helen Woodward Animal Center to transport shelter animals out of areas devastated by natural disasters. In 2012, Southwest was able to transport more than 40 animals from Newark to San Diego after Hurricane Sandy.
The shelter animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey will remain under the care of Helen Woodward Animal Center in San Diego and will be available for adoption in the following weeks. If you’d like to make a difference in your hometown, consider volunteering at your local animal shelter—you might even find your FUR-ever soul mate!
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You may have seen music in play at Southwest through Live at 35®, our surprise onboard concerts on flights across the country, or through our sponsorship of key music events like Live In The Vineyard and Luck Reunion. You’ll also see Southwest plugged into events and experiences that are important to you and the communities we serve.
As part of Southwest’s ongoing music initiative, we’re excited to introduce the first of our new “Destination” series with the launch of Destination: Red Rocks, a program designed to support emerging artists while placing a focus on the Customer Experience and delivering outstanding Hospitality.
Destination: Red Rocks
Southwest has sourced six emerging artists from cities across the country—Los Angeles, Phoenix, Nashville, Atlanta, Washington D.C., and Ft. Lauderdale—to take part in a friendly competition for a chance to win the opportunity to open for The Fray at the world-famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre, on June 26, 2017. At the center of the program for each participating artist is a Live at 35 performance, where artists perform onboard a Southwest flight at 35,000 feet. Each artist’s Live at 35 video is hosted on Southwest.fm where visitors can view and vote for their favorite performance, helping the artists rise to the top for a chance to win the opening act at Destination: Red Rocks. The winning Artists on the Rise will be selected by an impartial panel of judges and announced on June 12, 2017.
Head over to Southwest.fm to check out our Artists on the Rise and enter for a chance to win our Flyaway sweeps to Destination: Red Rocks from now until June 8, 2017, 11:59 CDT. One lucky winner and three of their friends will receive roundtrip airfare to Denver, a two-night hotel stay, and tickets to attend the concert featuring The Fray. See sweepstakes rules information below.
Our Artists on the Rise
Meet Edan Archer – This Fort Lauderdale-based artist pulls from her southern roots with songs that make you smile. Archer’s sound combines smooth country soul with a rock edge that makes her music an alt country dream. Beginning her career first as a school teacher, Archer soon realized her lifelong dream was to play music. She is currently promoting her EP “Cruel Mother” which was recently featured at #1 on Amazon’s Singer/Songwriter chart. Visit the Edan Archer Artist on the Rise page on Southwest.fm to help her rise to the top for a chance to perform at Destination: Red Rocks.
Meet Sundressed – This Phoenix-based band is an emotive indie rock band featuring members Trevor, Garrett, and Forest and friends. The group distinguishes themselves by their ability to combine pop melodies with deeply personal narrative and lyrics that you can really rock out to. Sundressed is currently touring with their new album “A Little Less Put Together.” Visit the Sundressed Artist on the Rise page on Southwest.fm to help them rise to the top for a chance to perform at Destination: Red Rocks.
Meet Pom Poms – These L.A.-based artists rock out with a retro groove. Pom Poms were founded in 2015 and are led by singer-songwriter Marlene Gold. The group’s primary inspiration is early girl groups from the 1960’s, which is most distinctly heard through Gold’s harmonies. The Pom Poms regularly play the L.A. music scene and recently released a new single called “Gimme You.” Visit the Pom Poms Artist on the Rise page on Southwest.fm to help them rise to the top for a chance to perform at Destination: Red Rocks.
Meet The Daybreaks – This Nashville-based band is a group of talented singer-songwriters formed to make perfect pop songs. The Daybreaks were founded in 2015 by Kaleb Jones, Heather Bond and Bobby Holland, later adding Adam Bokesch and Zac Stred to intensify their sound. Their sound has been described as theatrical and haunting with layered vocals against complex sound schemes. The Daybreaks have been named “Nashville’s next super-group” by local independent radio station Lightning 100. Visit The Daybreaks Artist on the Rise page on Southwest.fm to help them rise to the top for a chance to perform at Destination: Red Rocks.
Meet Pony League – These Atlanta-based artists look to the Americana stars of the ‘70s for inspiration for their soulful sound. Pony League brings together the combination of country acoustic sounds with alt rock production techniques. The band consists of Jay “Chief” Howell, Gus Fernandez, Cyclone Charlie Mills, Mason Turner, and Justin Green. The band is currently promoting music off their album “A Fresh Start in the Same Old Town,” and touring around the Southeastern part of the U.S. Visit the Pony League Artist on the Rise page on Southwest.fm to help them rise to the top for a chance to perform at Destination: Red Rocks.
Meet Broke Royals – This DC-based band is ready for arenas with their crowd-pleasing pop tunes. Broke Royals was founded in 2014 by band members Philip Basnight and Colin Cross, combining elements of alt rock, pop and indie. Basnight and Cross play off each other’s strengths to highlight the best of each of their distinct styles. Broke Royals was recently named an up and coming DC band and is currently working on promoting a new single that comes out this month. Visit the Broke Royals Artist on the Rise page on Southwest.fm to help them rise to the top for a chance to perform at Destination: Red Rocks.
Destination: Red Rocks serves as Southwest’s opportunity to support and elevate talented artists from across the country, utilizing the airline’s official music partnership with Red Rocks Amphitheatre to set the stage for an experience these young bands will likely never forget. For more information on the program and to vote for your favorite Artists on the Rise, visit Southwest.fm.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To enter and for Official Rules, visit Southwest.fm/DestinationSweeps. Enter by June 8, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.
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Who said sharks can’t fly? This -700 aircraft specially decaled with Shark Week graphics can be seen flying through the sky this summer through August 31. Check out how this plane became the official Shark Week aircraft in seven hours, and don’t forget to share your own photos when you spot this fin-tastic plane up above this summer with the hashtag #SharksTakeFlight.
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Southwest recently partnered with SpinMedia on a campaign to promote our new Los Angeles to Liberia/Guanacaste, Costa Rica service. We welcomed Singer/Songwriter VÉRITÉ to perform a Live at 35® from LAX-LIR and to explore and discover the beauty of Costa Rica.
This is the repurposed feature from Spin.com.
From Here to There: Exploring Costa Rica with Singer/Songwriter VÉRITÉ
“It’s about exploration and meeting different people.”
By Drew Fortune
Waking up at the El Mangroove Hotel, Papagayo Bay
Los Angeles via New York pop deconstructionist VÉRITÉ is out of her comfort zone. Based simply on the 25-year-old’s swaths of synths, digital beats and layered vocals, it’s easy to dismiss VÉRITÉ —a.k.a. Kelsey Byrne — as just another Internet sensation who hit #1 on the Hype Machine. By taking the time to analyze the lyrics, the listener is rewarded with a wisdom that belies her age, a cynicism harkening back to Charles Bukowski, and wordplay evoking Oscar Wilde. A pragmatic city girl and self-described “slave to her calendar,” VÉRITÉ is ensconced in black. Our small crew arrived in Liberia — Costa Rica’s capital and largest city — last night on Southwest Airlines from Los Angeles. Golden sun beats down on VÉRITÉ as the sweet smelling orchid breeze casually tussles her bleached blond hair. At breakfast, she refuses that we adhere to our carefully planned day itinerary. “This trip is really spontaneous, which is a change for me,” she says with a nervous grin. “I don’t want solid plans. It’s about exploration and meeting different people.”
After finishing a breakfast of fresh watermelon, papaya and excellent coffee, VÉRITÉ announces that she’s ready to start the adventure. Under her breath, she whispers to me, almost as if she can’t believe her good fortune, “This is truly special.” Our day shuttle was seemingly assembled before the invention of shocks. The roads alternate between paved and rough gravel, and our driver Maria has to make sudden, whiplash stops for jaywalking iguanas. Our 20-minute drive winds us up and down dormant volcanoes, providing ocean views of postcard beauty. Mid-April is the dry season, and that’s not hyperbole: The normally expansive rainforest greens are charred and arid, the distinct smell of burnt leaves stinging our nostrils.
Shopping and snacking in Playa del Coco
All that changes when our shuttle arrives at Playa del Coco, a tourist hotspot littered with local merchants hawking blankets, handcrafted bowls and cheeky hats. The vibe is similar to an airport newsstand, complete with magnets and T-shirts emblazoned with the local catchphrase “Pura Vida.” It’s hot, somewhere in the low 90s, and VÉRITÉ takes a moment to enjoy the sweet nectar of coconut water, chopped right on site with a machete. After a quick stop for lunch at Coco Beach (I had the sautéed octopus while VÉRITÉ had the tuna on grilled pineapple), we pause for a moment on a busy, dusty street. She hesitates. We had numerous activities tentatively planned (ATVs, guided tours, etc), so there’s no shortage of things to do. She doesn’t want to play that game. She squints, and I can almost see the clinical synapses at war with the creative right side of her brain. “Wherever you are,” she says with a monster grin. “Be there.”
Snorkeling and exploring in Culebra Bay
With her approval, we wander. The hot sand feels good on our feet as we cruise the beach. Vendors try and sell us lacquered rosewood bowls and ornate seashells. Suddenly, we’re approached by a short man brandishing a fishing pole. He’s local (judging by his mahogany tan and accent). “My name is Cappy,” he beams. “Short for Captain! Today, I take you on the greatest adventure of your life!” For three hours, Cappy will take us fishing, snorkeling and rainforest exploring. “Sure!” VÉRITÉ beams. A half hour later we’re rocking in Cappy’s 25-foot fishing boat, wondering where the life jackets are, and more importantly, if we’ll survive this three-hour tour. Eventually, we arrive at an isolated white sand beach and dive off the boat, exploring mangroves while listening to howler monkeys in the distance.
After exploring our private island, we climb back aboard Cappy’s boat, the “White Whale,” and head back to shore. The waves are getting stronger, but Cappy insists we jump in for a snorkel. VÉRITÉ has never snorkeled and looks a little sea sick at the prospect. Suddenly, she rises and plops right in, like a tiny seal off a pier. After her snorkeling adventure, she props herself up on the bow, her head thrown back as she sucks in rays and life in general. Back on the vessel, we see a beautiful spotted stingray dart alongside the boat. I nudge her gently, asking about her day. “I got to do a bunch of things I’ve never done before, and see a bunch of things I’d never seen,” she expresses animatedly. “I had never been snorkeling. Before diving in, the thought that a shark could come struck me. For once, it didn’t matter. I was just lost in the moment.”
Photo Credit: Jesse DeFlorio
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January 7 was a very exciting day for us here at Southwest Airlines as we celebrated the tenth anniversary of our service at Denver International Airport. You might be thinking, ten years doesn’t seem very long, considering that Southwest turns 45 this June. But what makes this city a real show-stopper for us is the fact that in just ten short years Denver has become Southwest’s fourth busiest city operation and the fastest growing in our 45-year history. Now that’s something of which we’re very proud!
We certainly didn’t accomplish this overnight. The amazing Mile-High community put its trust in our airline*, helping us grow from 13 flights a day serving three cities in 2006, to nearly 180 flights a day serving more than 55 destinations domestically, and carrying more people to and from Denver than any other airline. We’ve even added service to Cancun, Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, all in the past year.
A group of Denver original Employees with Southwest Airlines CEO, Gary Kelly. Photograph provided courtesy of Denver International Airport.
Knowing where our Customers want to fly is just one piece of the story, but understanding what they find important, and what fuels local passion is the piece of the equation we take to heart. For the past five years, we’ve partnered with Downtown Denver Partnership to bring back the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park for the holiday season, allowing friends, families, and visitors to come together and enjoy the holiday beauty of downtown. You’ll also see Southwest supporting the community as the Official Airline of the Denver Nuggets, as well as the airline partner of one of live music’s most inspiring venues, Red Rocks Amphitheater.
It’s been our honor to support the greater Denver community during the past ten years. Our nearly 3,000 Employees who call Denver home look forward to sharing our unique hospitality with you on your next flight to or from the great state of Colorado.
* As measured by the Department of Transportation O&D Survey for the twelve months ended March 31, 2015 based on domestic originating passengers boarded. O&D stands for Origin and Destination.
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The Bluebird Café is one of Country Music’s most historic and iconic music venues. Since opening its doors in 1982, Nashville’s Bluebird Café has been a venue where up-and-coming songwriters and artists rise to fame and build their careers. From the novice to the star, all levels of songwriters are welcomed and supported—sounds a little like our very own airline!
Musicians and Songwriters such as Kathy Mattea, Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift, James House, Trisha Yearwood, Keith Urban, and numerous others have had career-defining moments in the intimate, 90-seat listening room, and chart-topping hits are heard side-by-side soon-to-be hits.
Taping into community passions is a goal for Southwest; so this year, it only makes sense to become the Official Airline of the Nashville Songwriters Association International and the Bluebird Café, as our little way to support the amazing music community. We have the opportunity to partner with these powerful brands, furthering the connection of our world-famous hospitality with the world-famous country music community that is so fostered in Nashville.
And for those fans of ABC’s hit show, Nashville, we certainly have a treat for you!
On September 21, Southwest and the Bluebird Café will take the sounds of ABC’s Nashville to 35,000 feet with an intimate performance onboard a Southwest flight from Nashville to New York City.
As we near the season premiere of Nashville on September 23, where the set often lands this beloved cast at the Bluebird Café, we’re excited to welcome Charles Esten (Deacon) to join Songwriter Kim Richey, and the country music duo Striking Matches, to take some of your favorite Nashville tunes Live at 35®.
Once this Nashville-inspired flight lands in New York City, we’ll take to the stage at the Southwest Porch at Bryant Park, to give visitors a taste of an iconic Bluebird Café “In the Round” performance, a format made famous at the club where the performers take turns playing their original music, sharing the stories behind the songs, and accompanying each other instrumentally and with backing vocals.
As we can’t share details on what specific flight our Live at 35 will take place on, the performance at the Southwest Porch is open to the public and we encourage fans of ABC’s Nashville to stop by for a chance to hear some of their favorite songs from the show.
The Southwest Porch at Bryant Park
Monday, September 21 – 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Not in New York? Don’t worry; we’ll have the performance from the flight and photos from the Southwest Porch to share with you on our social channels very soon!
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It’s that time of year again, as Guillermo and the entire crew from Jimmy Kimmel Live! head to Austin, TX, for a week of live tapings. If there’s one airline that knows a thing or two about Texas, I think we can all agree Southwest has it in the bag. We also think we know what it takes to make sure Guillermo is a satisfied Customer, as hospitality is top on our list.
We hope you enjoy Guillermo’s journey to Austin as much as we did! Be sure to check him out on Jimmy Kimmel Live! airing from Austin weeknights at 11:35 pm/10:35 pm CT on ABC.
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Southwest is part of a new series on the FYI Network called My City’s Just Not That Into Me, where couples go on the search to find a new city they love to start the next chapter of their life.
In the series, LA-based real estate expert, Courtney Poulos, will help home seekers work through their real estate issues. Each episode of the series will feature a different family, couple or group of friends considering a move as they discover how far their money can go in different parts of the country, and Southwest Airlines is their means of getting there.
The “My City Personality Test” will decipher new locations that are best suited to each home seeker’s personality and needs. In each episode, a new family or individual will explore two new cities and their real estate options, before deciding which city has what it takes to capture their heart.
For a sneak peek, visit http://www.fyi.tv/shows/my-citys-just-not-that-into-me/videos/sneak-peek.
Tune-in tonight for the series premiere on the FYI Network, 10 p.m./9 p.m. central. Who knows, you may find a city that’s calling your name!
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Fans from across the country have gone coast-to-coast with Grammy-award winning rock band Imagine Dragons, acting as the ultimate roadies on this tour from Los Angeles, to Salt Lake City (Provo, UT), to Las Vegas, and ending in Atlanta.
Along the way, the band joined the fans on the Destination Dragons flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta and treated the crowd to a very special Live at 35 performance, playing hit songs “Radioactive” and “It’s Time” at 35,000 feet in the sky!
Check it out – it’s a performance you don't want to miss.
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Flying with your little LUV bugs just got a whole lot easier. We’re so excited to offer our littlest Customers the biggest and best name in entertainment! Available now, the young (and young-at-heart) will have access to a range of Disney movies.
Titles available include classics like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and The Jungle Book, and even the newest sensations including Frozen, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Muppets Most Wanted, and Monsters University.
This content requires a purchase of $5.00 per title, and the content is only accessible of WiFi-enabled aircrafts. To find out if your flight has WiFi, visit our "WiFi Finder" within 24 hours of departure and simply enter your confirmation number, first and last name.download of the Onboard Player app.
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To kick off the #DestinationDragons Tour, Southwest Airlines is celebrating with a special “Twitter Scavenger Hunt” for the Imagine Dragons super-fans out there!
In each of the four cities on the tour (Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Atlanta), we will be stashing an Imagine Dragons vinyl album. The first five people to find the vinyl album – who are at least 18 years old, have their valid picture ID, show the Tweet received, and live within the U.S. – are entitled to the following:
Two tickets to that city’s #DestinationDragons show, including VIP access where available (Transportation to/from the concert is not included.)
One signed SMOKE+MIRRORS CD
Southwest Airlines Destination Dragons Goodie Bag
AND the very first winner will also receive a Meet & Greet with the band before the show!
How will you know where to search?
Follow us on Twitter @SouthwestAir where we will tweet out a picture of each “Twitter Scavenger Hunt” location. Don’t worry, it will be a public, fairly recognizable place (although we can’t make it TOO easy for you). As soon as our Tweet goes out, the hunt is on! Once you arrive at the specified location, look for the Imagine Dragons vinyl album we’ve stashed. If you’re one of the first five people to find it, look for our Southwest Representative who will be standing by to verify your ID and award your prize package.
Below is the information regarding the dates and cities of our “Twitter Scavenger Hunt” events, as well as the official rules. The exact time and location in each city will be a secret until the hunt is on, so stay tuned to @SouthwestAir on Twitter for your opportunity to participate!
Day One: Friday, February 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California
Day Two: Saturday, February 21, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah (please note, the hunt will take place in Salt Lake City, UT but the concert is in Provo, UT)
Day Three: Monday, February 23, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Day Four: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia
Important! Winners will be required to: (1) show valid government-issued identification; (2) show the tweet received; (3) be eligible to participate in, and win, the contest; and (4) promptly read, sign, and agree to winner documentation or the prize will be automatically forfeited (at Sponsor's sole discretion). Winner Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability and Publicity Release forms must be submitted with the winner and their guest's full legal name in order to be eligible to receive any prize. See contest rules below for full contest details.
Southwest Airlines® Twitter Scavenger Hunt Official Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. PURCHASES DO NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. ALL PRIZES SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO FOLLOW ALL APPLICABLE LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL LAWS, INCLUDING ALL APPLICABLE TRAFFIC LAWS AND SPEED LIMITS (THE “APPLICABLE LAWS”). SPONSOR HAS THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY ANY INDIVIDUAL FOUND TO BE IN VIOLATION OF ANY APPLICABLE LAW, SUBJECT TO SPONSOR’S SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION. BE CAREFUL! DO NOT RISK INJURY TO YOURSELF OR OTHERS!
WINNERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW VALID GOVERNMENT-ISSUED IDENTIFICATION, SHOW THE TWEET RECEIVED, BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN AND WIN THE CONTEST, AND PROMPTLY READ, SIGN, AND AGREE TO WINNER DOCUMENTATION OR THE PRIZE WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY FORFEITED (AT SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION). WINNER AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY/LIABILITY AND PUBLICITY RELEASE AND GUEST FULL LEGAL NAME MUST BE SUBMITTED IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE ANY PRIZE.
I. Contest and Sponsor
Participation in the Southwest Airlines® Twitter Scavenger Hunt (the “Contest”) constitutes Participant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules. Participant is free to disclaim any prize and status as Participant (as defined below) and as a result will not be eligible to receive any prize. The Contest is sponsored by Southwest Airlines Co., 2702 Love Field Dr., Dallas, TX 75235 (“Sponsor”). All decisions related to, as well as all interpretation of, these Official Rules by Sponsor shall be final and binding.
This Contest is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other website or medium (collectively “Content Hosts”) that might display, host or accept materials (including photographs, text, videos, gifs and any likenesses contained therein (collectively “Content”) related to this Contest. By uploading, submitting, or posting any Content to any of the Content Hosts related to this Contest or on any Sponsor page, Participant grants Sponsor a non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, modify, publish, transmit, display, and distribute such content in any and all media or distribution methods (now known or later developed), including on other Content Host sites, whether modified or unmodified, in whole or in part and individually or as part of a compilation, with the license extending to all copyright rights, moral rights and all publicity rights in every jurisdiction worldwide.
The Contest is open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia who at the time of participation: (1) are 18 years of age or older, (2) are physically located in the geographic area where the Scavenger Hunt is taking place, and (3) follow Sponsor’s Twitter account and have the Tweet on a mobile device in their possession that can be shown to Sponsor for verification. Employees, officers, and directors of Sponsor and its parent and affiliate companies and subsidiaries, and each such individual’s immediate family (spouse or domestic partner, parents, siblings, children, and all of their respective spouses or domestic partners) and household members of each such individual are not eligible. Eligibility is contingent upon agreement to, and compliance with, these Official Rules and fulfilling all requirements in these Official Rules. Participation in the Contest in any way, including participation or any step taken to participate in the Contest in any manner, constitutes full and unconditional agreement with all provisions of these Official Rules. The Contest Period starts at 7:00 AM (CST) on February 20, 2015 and ends at 7:59 PM (CST) on February 25, 2015 (the “Contest Period”).
III. How to Participate
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. PURCHASES DO NOT INCREASE CHANCES OF WINNING. There is one method of participation. Any eligible participant entering this Contest through this method shall be a “Participant.” Limit one (1) Location Prize per person.
During the Contest Period, you will automatically become a Participant when you follow the Southwest Airlines Twitter account at @SouthwestAir, look for the Tweet (“Tweet”) notifying followers of a #DestinationDragons “Twitter Scavenger Hunt” location (“Location”), and take any affirmative step towards finding the Location to claim a prize. Be one of the first five (5) eligible Participants to visit any specified Location and find the hidden Imagine Dragons vinyl album (“album”). Show the Tweet and you will win a Location Prize (as defined below) subject to eligibility verification. The first eligible Participant to find the hidden album and show the Tweet at any Location will receive a special First Winner Prize (as defined below) subject to eligibility verification. Locations will be at one place each within the cities of Los Angeles, CA, Salt Lake City, UT, Las Vegas, NV, and Atlanta, GA. Notifications of the different Locations will be Tweeted one (1) time each during the Contest Period, with one (1) available Location open in each city. Sponsor will not remain at the Location after the five Location Prizes are awarded, Sponsor may send a Tweet to notify participants that the Location Prizes were awarded. Sponsor reserves the right to leave any Location after what it deems a sufficient amount of time, even if all five Location Prizes have not been awarded. To redeem any prize, you may (in Sponsor’s sole discretion) be required to submit the following personal information: name, phone number, Twitter handle, email address, and date of birth, with valid Picture ID. See Section V below for additional prize details. Winners are to be determined solely by Sponsor’s onsite representative and are subject to Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.
IV. Conditions of Participation
By entering this Contest, all Participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and its authorized representatives, which are final and binding in all matters concerning this Contest.
All requested information must be provided to Sponsor in order to redeem any Location Prize which must be redeemed by the expiration date (concert date, which is subject to change without notice), or it will be void. Sponsor is not responsible if Prizes are not redeemed before expiration, and Sponsor is not responsible for any cancellations, postponements, or other changes to the concert time, place or venue. Sponsor is not responsible if a potential winner does not receive his or her prize because unintelligible, incomplete, invalid, erroneous, expired, canceled, fraudulent, or fake information was provided during Contest.
As a condition of participating, each participant agrees that the decisions of Sponsor (including, without limitation, their representatives) are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest, including, without limitation, breaking any alleged or actual tie. In case of an alleged or actual tie, Sponsor’s representative will decide which participant first completed all Official Rules requirements and thus will be deemed the winner (subject to verification). Sponsor’s representative may request contact or other information from alternate potential winners in case one of the potential winners is not verified as the actual winner. Sponsor is not responsible if any Participant refuses to or for any reason does not provide his or her contact information. Participants who attempt to participate in ways other than as described herein or to use false contact information are subject to disqualification in Sponsor’s sole discretion. If the identity of the individual who actually participated in the Contest cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, that individual will be deemed ineligible.
Any attempt by any Participant to obtain more than one prize by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, and logins; individual or joint Twitter accounts or similar entity; or any other unauthorized methods will void Participant’s participation and Participant will be disqualified.
Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual found to be in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any individual found, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to be tampering with the operation of the Contest (including, but not limited to, tampering with applicable websites or accounts), or acting in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, including, without limitation, hampering in any way any other eligible person’s participation. Any attempt to undermine the operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Actual prize may vary. No compensation or substitution will be provided for any difference in prize value except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. All prizes must be accepted as awarded without substitution and are not, in whole or in part, assignable, transferable, or available for resale. Sponsor has made no warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize. This includes, without limitation, a warranty, representation, or guarantee related to any prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. Prizes are subject to availability and Sponsor reserves the exclusive right to substitute a prize (or a component thereof) with another prize (or component thereof) of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason, as determined by Sponsor’s sole discretion. Federal, state, and local taxes and all other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of any prize not specified herein as being awarded are winner’s sole responsibility. Prize specific terms and conditions apply. Total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of all Prizes is $6,400 (six thousand four hundred dollars).
Prizes to be awarded:
Location Prize: There are five (5) Location Prizes, one of which is a First Winner Prize. Each Location Prize (other than the First Winner Prize described below) consists of two tickets to the Imagine Dragons show nearest to the city where the hunt took place; VIP concert access where available (currently all tour locations except Provo, UT); one SMOKE+MIRRORS CD signed by the band; and one Southwest Airlines Destination Dragons Goodie Bag. There are a total of five (5) prize packages available per location. Prizes available while supplies last. ARV per Location Prize Package is $300 (three hundred dollars).
First Winner Prize: Each First Winner Prize consists of the Location Prize described above plus the opportunity for winner and guest to attend a Meet & Greet with Imagine Dragons before the show to which they received tickets. There is a total of one (1) First Winner Prize available per location. First Winner Prizes available while supplies last and are subject to availability of Imagine Dragons over which Sponsor has no control or responsibility. ARV of each First Winner Prize is $100 (one hundred dollars).
Only the prizes set forth in these Official Rules will be awarded. If, through printing, production, or technical error, or for any other reason whatsoever, more prizes are claimed than intended and/or set forth in these Official Rules, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes.
VI. Winner Determination, Notification, and Eligibility Verification
All potential winners are subject to eligibility verification by Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding. A PARTICIPANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF NOTIFIED OF BEING A WINNER, UNLESS AND UNTIL THE PARTICIPANT’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED.
To be verified as eligible to receive a prize, each potential winner must continue to comply with all terms and conditions, fulfill all requirements of these Official Rules, and not be disqualified for any reason. If a potential winner fails to sign and return any other required documentation or fails to comply with these Official Rules; if a potential winner is unable or unwilling to accept the prize as stated; or if the potential winner cannot be verified as eligible for any other reason, the potential winner is disqualified and forfeits the prize (at Sponsor’s sole discretion).
VII. Indemnification and Limitations of Liability
By entering this Contest, each Participant agrees to release, discharge, indemnify, and hold harmless Sponsor, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, MAC Presents, Imagine Dragons band members, and their respective parent and affiliate companies, subsidiaries, sales representatives, distributors, partners, dealers, wholesalers, retailers, vendors, suppliers, Contest agencies, contractors, advertising, and fulfillment, including each company’s respective officers, directors, employees, and agents and their immediate families (spouse or domestic partner, parents, siblings, children, and all of their respective spouses or domestic partners) and household members of each such individual, and any and all other companies and individuals associated with this Contest (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action related to this Contest. Possible claims or causes of action include, but are not limited to, infringement of any right of publicity or intellectual property; threatened or actual injury, loss, or damage to any person, including death and disability; defamation or portrayal in a false light (intentional and unintentional); and damage to or loss of property, arising out of such Participant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. IN NO EVENT WILL RELEASED PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THIS PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST OR THE USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE. (Some jurisdictions may not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages or exclusion of implied warranties. Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding these limitations or exclusions.)
Participants waive any right to claim ambiguity in these Official Rules. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) technical failures of any kind; (2) incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Participants, any device, internet or email or mobile telephone service provider, any promotional or advertising agency, printing or computing errors, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Contest, including, but not limited to, traffic congestion or lack of available parking; (4) technical or human error that may occur in the administration of the Contest or redeeming any prize; (5) any injury or damage to persons or property that may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Participant’s participation in the Contest, including travel to and from any Location; (6) the receipt, use, or misuse of any prize; and (7) any other errors in any materials, information, or announcements associated with the Contest. Sponsor is in no way responsible for any injury related to any Participant or any Participant’s guest(s)’ transportation to and from any Location in order to receive a prize, or to and from the concert to which they receive tickets. If a Participant is unable to travel safely to any Location, then Participant should not enter the Contest.
Except where prohibited, participation in the Contest and/or receipt or use of any prize constitutes any Participant’s consent to Sponsor’s use of Participant’s Tweets, handle, image, name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, statements, biographical information, and/or hometown and state (or any other indicia of persona) for promotional or advertising purposes in any media, worldwide, now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, without further review, notification, payment, or consideration (unless prohibited by law).
IX. Enforceability of Official Rules
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. The Sponsor reserves the right to correct clerical or typographical errors in promotional materials or these Official Rules. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend, and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failure, tampering, computer virus, or other factor, technical or otherwise, beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control, impairs Sponsor’s ability to properly conduct the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion and subject to any law or regulation. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right, but not the obligation to award any applicable prize(s).
Except where prohibited, Participant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate federal or state court located in Dallas County, Texas; and (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Participant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Texas, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (no matter what jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than as stated.
Sponsor is not responsible if any communication, electronic or otherwise, is intercepted, misdirected, or not received for any reason. Sponsor is not responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, or defect; miscommunications or failed, jumbled, or scrambled computer, telephone, or cable transmissions; delay in operations or transmission; theft, destruction, unauthorized access to, or alterations of Contest materials; technical, network, telephone, electronic, computer, hardware, or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind; lost, interrupted, inaccessible, or unavailable networks, servers, satellites, Internet service providers, websites, or other connections; inaccurate transmissions or failures to receive information on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website; or any combination thereof. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any damage to a Participant’s or any other individual’s computer or wireless phone which occurs by accessing Southwest Airlines websites or otherwise participating or redeeming prizes related to this Contest.
Sponsor: Southwest Airlines Co., 2702 Love Field Dr., Dallas, TX 75235.
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Holiday season is upon us, which can only mean one thing: it’s about to get a lot busier across our already bustling system. While holiday travel may be daunting, don’t fret! We’re here with some helpful travel tips and hints that will get you, your family, and those pretty wrapped presents to your destination without a hitch. Welcome aboard!
Be an Early Bird: If you’re flying Southwest, be sure to check-in for your flight 24 hours in advance to get your boarding number. If you don’t want the hassle of remembering to check yourself in, you can purchase Early Bird and Southwest will do the work for you, checking you in at 36 hours prior to your flight.
Wait before you wrap: TSA may want to check the packages that you are taking through security, so make sure you wait until you arrive to your final destination before wrapping your gifts. Can’t wait? You can check them! On Southwest, Bags Fly Free, so go ahead and wrap your gifts and check them for your trip home for the holidays.
Not only Bags Fly Free: Pack those portable electronic devices to keep you and your kids entertained throughout the flight. Southwest offers WiFi and other entertainment options via their onboard entertainment portal, but you must have your own device to access the offerings. Customers can enjoy free live tv, compliments of Dish, as well as Beats Music, and a variety of movies and kids programming.
Cheers: Traveling on Thanksgiving? Southwest likes to celebrate the holidays with Customers by offering a complimentary adult beverage on the house! Just be sure to reference the inflight beverage menu and your Flight Attendant will take care of the rest!
Bring Spot to Grandma’s: You know, your furry friend can fly home with you for the holidays! Small cats and dogs are allowed on Southwest Airlines; their carrier takes the place of your carry-on.
But you don’t have to take our word for it: trust an expert! One of our amazing Flight Attendants, Kim Nelsen Townsend, teamed up with Good Morning Texas to talk all things travel for your busy holiday season. Enjoy!
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Held twice a year in Napa Valley, Live In The Vineyard is a private, once-in-a-lifetime three-day festival bringing together the best of food, music, and wine. The fall festival will include performances by some of today’s top recording artists, including Train, Ingrid Michaelson, Mat Kearney, Meghan Trainor, Echosmith, Blue October, and many more.
Southwest is teaming up with Live in the Vineyard to send one lucky Customer out to Napa for a once-in-a-lifetime experience full of tunes, food, and of course, wine. Enter now for your chance to win a Live In The Vineyard All-Access package with exclusive access to these artists’ performances, including:
Two VIP tickets to “Live In The Vineyard” events in Napa, Calif. (November 6-9, 2014)
Three-night hotel accommodations at a Napa hotel
Roundtrip air travel for two to San Francisco International Airport or Oakland International Airport
See official rules at www.southwest.com/liveinthevineyard.
In anticipation of the November festivities, Southwest launched the official Live In The Vineyard (LITV) decaled Boeing 737 aircraft into its system. We had a little help “debuting” our LITV plane from breakout artist Echosmith. During a recent flight, they surprised 143 unsuspecting Customers with an unforgettable performance as they danced down the aisle while singing their current hit single “Cool Kids” from their debut album Talking Points. We have several upcoming in-air, live performances planned at 35,000 feet in conjunction with Live in the Vineyard–will your next flight be transformed into a high flying concert?
Visit www.southwest.com/liveinthevineyard to enter to win–cheers!
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Customers boarding a Southwest Airlines flight can take their seat and watch ‘em eat as Sharks Fly Free across the friendly skies! Southwest and Discovery are excited to provide Customers and SHARK WEEK fans traveling this summer with an experience they’ll really sink their teeth into!
Beginning today, Customers can enjoy SHARK WEEK content onboard Southwest Airlines’ WiFi-equipped aircraft via Southwest’s exclusive SHARK WEEK channel. Customers will have the opportunity to view a never-before-seen special, Jaws Strikes Back, prior to its television debut. The show follows marine biologist Greg Skomal and the sharkcam team as they film an epic clash of the titans near the remote Pacific Island of Guadalupe, home to some of the largest great white sharks on earth. Their mission: to film Jaws hunt two-ton mega seals.
Discovery Channel's SHARK WEEK is the longest running prime time series on television as well as one of cable’s most beloved summertime rituals. This year’s SHARK WEEK features new destinations, break-through technologies and exciting celebrity guests … and we’re bringing the feeding frenzy to you. Customers can enjoy SHARK WEEK, live on Discovery, via Southwest’s inflight entertainment portal, which delivers free live television programming to passengers’ WiFi-equipped personal electronic devices at all phases of flight.
Sharks on a plane not enough? Southwest and Discovery want to send you swimming with the sharks! Enter the Dare to Dive Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip, including roundtrip air travel to Nassau/Paradise Island (in the form of three (3) $1,000 southwestgiftcards®); a three-night stay at the Colonial Hilton Nassau (in the form of a $2,000 voucher); and a diving excursion at Stuart Cove, Bahamas. Enter for a chance to win at www.southwest.com/sharkweek now through Aug. 16.
Official Dare to Dive Rules
“Dare to Dive” Sweepstakes
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING
VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED
Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia who are 21 years of age or older as of date of sweepstakes entry. Employees of Southwest Airlines, Co. ("Sponsor"), Discovery Communications LLC, and each of their respective parent companies, divisions, subsidiaries and all coordinating agencies for the Dare to Dive Sweepstakes” (the “Sweepstakes”), and the immediate families of each, and persons living in the same household of such employees are not eligible. Sweepstakes is governed by Texas law and is subject to all federal, state and local laws. Void in Puerto Rico, outside the US and where prohibited or restricted. By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges and Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects.
Sweepstakes Period: The Sweepstakes entry period begins at 8:00 A.M. CT on July 14, 2014 and ends at 11:59 P.M. C.T. on August 16, 2014 (the "Sweepstakes Period").
How To Enter: During the Sweepstakes Period, go to www.southwest.com/sharkweek to register for the Sweepstakes. At the sweepstakes website, you will be asked to provide certain registration information to register for the Sweepstakes drawing. Limit one (1) entry per day per person, immediate family, household, dwelling, street address, email address or account, phone line or account, DSL line or account, or cable line or account. If it is discovered that an entrant has attempted to enter with multiple e-mail addresses or under multiple identities, or uses any other method or device to enter multiple times per day during the Sweepstakes Period, such entrant will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute, online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the Authorized Account Holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. "Authorized Account Holder" means the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address, and entrant may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that he or she is the Authorized Account Holder. Proof of submitting an entry will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same e-mail address. Any use of robotic, automatic, programmed or like entry methods will void all entries affected by such methods and be deemed tampering. Any attempt by an entrant to obtain more than one (1) entry, by using multiple/different e-mail addresses or any other methods will void that entrant’s entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for undeliverable e-mails resulting from any form of active or passive e-mail filtering by an entrant’s Internet service provider and/or email client or for insufficient space in entrant’s e-mail account to receive e-mail. Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for the Sweepstakes.
Prizes/Approximate Retail Value: The Grand Prize consists of three (3) $1000 southwestgiftcards®, a $2,000 voucher for a 3-night hotel stay at the Colonial Hilton Nassau; and a $600 gift certificate for the Shark Excursion at Stuart Cove. The Approximate Prize Value (“APV”) of the Grand Prize is $5,600. The Grand Prize must be accepted as awarded. Currently, Southwest offers daily nonstop flights to Nassau from Baltimore Washington International Airport with limited connecting service. Travel to Nassau will be booked by Southwest Airlines Marketing Department. More than one reservation per person may be required to travel to Nassau. Valid government i.d. is required to travel. Travel on Southwest Airlines is subject to Southwest Airlines terms and conditions; certain restrictions may apply; travel booked will be on Southwest-operated, scheduled service only. If the winner does not live in a city served by Southwest Airlines, he/she is responsible for transportation to the nearest airport served by Southwest Airlines.
Terms for southwestgiftcard : A southwestgiftcard is only redeemable at southwest.com, 1-800-I-FLY-SWA, or any Southwest Airlines ticket counter for air travel only. A southwestgiftcard is not valid for the purchase of Vacation Packages, Cargo, Hotels, Rental Cars, Group Tickets, additional southwestgiftcards, EarlyBird Check-In, International Baggage Fees, or Inflight purchases. Only four total forms of payment, including southwestgiftcards, may be combined per purchase. A gift card is nonrefundable and not redeemable for cash or credit except where required by federal or applicable state law. A gift card is not replaceable if lost, stolen, or destroyed. Protect the card like cash. For balance check, call 1-866-393-2081. For any additional questions, call 214-932-0333. Activation or use of a southwestgiftcard constitutes acceptance of all terms and conditions listed at southwest.com/giftcard.
Colonial Hilton Nassau Gift Certificate : Expires September 1, 2015 and its use is subject to room availability.
Learn to Dive at Stuart Cove Gift Certificate : Participants must be at least 10 years old to participate in the Stuart Cove activity. Gift certificate expires September 1, 2015. Participation is subject to Stuart Cove’s participation requirements and participants will be required to execute a liability release.
No substitutions are allowed. Odds of winning a Grand Prize depend on the number of eligible sweepstakes entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. No substitution, cash equivalent, or transfer of a prize will be permitted by winner. However, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize (or an element of the prize) with an alternate prize (or prize element) of equal or greater retail value as determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor. Any entrant who is notified that he/she has won a Sweepstakes Prize is deemed to be a potential winner until such time as Sponsor determines that the entrant is eligible to win in accordance with these Official Rules. Limit one (1) prize per person or household over the course of the Sweepstakes Period. Winner is responsible for any travel related expenses not covered by the Grand Prize.
Sweepstakes Drawing: On or about August 18, 2014, a random drawing will be conducted by the Sponsor, whose decisions are final, to award the Grand Prize from among all eligible sweepstakes entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Entrants need not be present to win. Prize will be awarded only after eligibility has been determined. This shall include, but not be limited to, entrants satisfying all of the elements of the registration eligibility criteria after a review of documentation and determination of Sponsor in its sole discretion, such determination which shall be deemed final. In addition, entrants shall have fulfilled all of the conditions and accurately completed the documentation required herein. Potential winner will be notified by telephone or email, and will be required to complete and sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release and, where legal, a Publicity Release, which must be returned within seven (7) days after receipt or prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. If prize notification is returned undeliverable or unclaimed, the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner. Any unclaimed or undeliverable prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Participation in this Sweepstakes and acceptance of a prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited) to use winner's name, hometown and likeness for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity in any media without additional compensation. Allow 2-3 weeks for prize delivery.
Conditions of Participation & Certain Restrictions: The entrant is solely responsible for registering for the Sweepstakes drawing during the Sweepstakes Period, as well as replying to a prize notification email within five (5) days and properly claiming a prize within seven days of prize notification if selected as a potential winner. Prize may not be transferred or assigned. Noncompliance may result in disqualification. Once a prize has been delivered to a winner’s residence via delivery-confirmed mail or courier, the prize is considered “awarded.” Taxes on all prizes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission to the Sponsor to use winner's name and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and promotion without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. By entering, entrants acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements. By participating, entrants agree to release Southwest Airlines, Co., Discovery Communications LLC, all prize providers and each of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, wholesalers, retailers or distributors or advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents or representatives (collectively, “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, demands, losses and liabilities of any nature whatsoever, which entrant may now or hereafter be entitled to assert, including but not limited to, any death, injury, loss of enjoyment, damage to computer equipment, or other harm or loss of any nature whatsoever caused or contributed to by participation in the Sweepstakes, any prize awarded in the Sweepstakes and/or in connection with the awarding, receipt and use or misuse of prize or participation in any travel or prize-related activities, and/or claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Released Parties are not responsible for misdirected, late, lost, delayed, inaccurate, damaged, garbled, incomplete, undelivered or stolen entries, delayed or misdirected entries for whatever reason, for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, cable, satellite, Internet Service Provider (ISP) or other connections, or for errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects or delayed transmissions or in operations or transmission of information, in each case whether arising by the way of technical or other failures or malfunctions of computer hardware, software, communications devices, or transmission lines, or data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry materials, loss or otherwise and any mechanical, electronic, network, computer, printing, typographical, human or other error relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of prizes or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Sweepstakes if fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond its reasonable control impairs the integrity of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual they find to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of this Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Sweepstakes Rules or any other promotion, or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys’ fees) from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Winner is solely responsible for any and all expenses relative to the participation in the Sweepstakes (including acceptance of a prize) not specified herein.
Construction and Disputes: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of any entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of Texas, or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Texas. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.
the EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION for any dispute shall be in THE FEDERAL OR STATE COURTS LOCATED IN DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS.
List of Prize Winner: The name of the prize winner will be available after the termination of the Sweepstakes. To receive a winner’s list, mail a self-addressed envelope accompanied with a signed, hand-printed request to the Sponsor at the address below labeled "Dare to Dive". All requests must be received by August 31, 2014.
Sponsor: Southwest Airlines, Co. P.O. Box 36611 - 1CR Dallas, Texas 75235-1611.
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This week Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum songstress Colbie Caillat surprised not only Southwest Airlines Customers with a Live at 35 concert, but listeners everywhere with the release of her new EP, Gypsy Heart Side A.
Colbie welcomes change and really shook things up for Southwest Customers onboard Flight #4137, Denver to Burbank, when she performed Gypsy Heart Side A's lead-off track, "Try." The song's inspiring message to stay true to yourself and to be comfortable in your own skin is really driven home as Colbie sings, "You don't have to try so hard." Experience the beauty of the song for yourself by downloading "Try" FREE on iTunes www.itunes.com/Colbie through Monday, June 16th, 2014.
We thank our partners from “Live In The Vineyard,” for connecting us with Colbie on one of our best Live at 35 performances yet!
Photo credit: Eric Tuin/AXS.com
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Customers should watch for sharks as they board their flights this summer—a jawesome good time is about to be had as Discovery and Southwest team up to bring exclusive Shark Week content onboard Southwest Wi-Fi-equipped aircraft via free live television in the sky!
That’s right! Beginning July, Sharks Fly Free across the friendly skies as Discovery gives Southwest Customers a first look at the excitement of Shark Week 2014. This in-flight exclusive content can be viewed on all Southwest Airlines Wi-Fi-equipped aircraft as we count down the days until the best week of summer officially begins on Sunday, August 10, 9/8c. Southwest Customers can dive in to Shark Week episodes via Discovery on free live TV, compliments of Dish.
Sharks onboard your flight not enough? Be careful what you fish for! Discovery and Southwest want to send you swimming with real sharks, so stay tuned for more information on how you can enter for a chance to win a vacation to see these incredible creatures up close and personal!
Now take your seat and watch ‘em eat!
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Southwest Airlines is once again the Official Airline of the ATX Television Festival and we want to send one lucky winner and a guest to Austin to attend the three-day festival celebrating the past, present, and future of television!
How to Enter:
For a chance to win a pair of roundtrip flights to Austin, TX; a two-night stay at a Downtown Austin Hotel; and two All-Access badges to attend ATX Television Festival Season Three, visit the Southwest Airlines Facebook page and comment on our ATX Television Festival video telling us who you are most excited to see at ATX Television Festival for a chance to win this amazing prize package! For full rules, see below.
Be sure to following along with @ATXFestival and @SouthwestAir to stay updated on all ATX Television Festival news. You may even have a chance to submit questions to some of your favorite TV stars as they fly Southwest Airlines to Austin for the festival!
For more information on the ATX Television Festival and what TV series and stars will attend, visit www.ATXFestival.com .
ATX Television Festival Sweepstakes Official Rules
Sweepstakes: ATX Television Festival
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. VOID IN PUERTO RICO AND WHERE PROHIBITED.
1. How to Enter the Sweepstakes
a. Southwest Airlines’ ATX Television Festival (“Sweepstakes”) will begin at 6:00 a.m. C.T. May 16, 2014 to 11:59 p.m. C.T. on May 18, 2014. (“Sweepstakes Entry Period”).
During the Sweepstakes Entry Period entrants should “comment” on the video posted to our Southwest Airlines Fan Page on Facebook® to enter the Sweepstakes and be directed to the official rules on the Nuts About Southwest blog.
b. To participate in the Sweepstakes, you may enter via the following method:
“Comment” on the video posted to our Southwest Airlines Fan Page on Facebook®. All entries submitted will not be acknowledged or returned. Use of any device to automate entry is prohibited. Proof of submission of an entry shall not be deemed proof of receipt by Southwest. Southwest Airlines’ computer is the official time keeping device for the Sweepstakes. Southwest is not responsible for entries not received due to difficulty accessing the internet, service outage or delays, computer difficulties or other technological glitches. By entering this Sweepstakes, you agree to abide by these Official Rules and acknowledge that this Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by or associated with Facebook® and you agree to hold Facebook® and each of its parent, subsidiary and affiliated corporations, and the officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives of same harmless against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from use or misuse of a prize or participation in the Sweepstakes.
c. One “Comment” per person is permitted for the Sweepstakes entry period. Any person found using multiple Facebook® accounts to enter will be found to be ineligible.
2. Eligibility Restrictions
a. The Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, excluding Rhode Island, who are 18 years of age or older and the age of majority in their place of residence and have a valid e-mail address and Facebook® account as of the beginning of the Sweepstakes Entry Period. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited or restricted by law. The Sweepstakes is offered only in the United States. Employees of Southwest Airlines, AirTran Airways, ATX Television Festival and the members of their immediate families (spouse and parents, children and siblings and their spouses) and individuals living in the same households of such employees are ineligible to enter or win. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
b. Only one winner per household is permitted in any Sweepstakes administered by Southwest Airlines.
c. Entrants are required to provide truthful information and Sponsor will reject and delete any entry that it discovers to be false or fraudulent. Sponsor will disqualify any entry from individuals who do not meet the eligibility requirements, and will also delete any entry received from persons under the age of 13 in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.
a. Grand Prize: Two Roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines from winner’s originating destination to Austin, TX (AUS); two-night hotel stay (double occupancy) at Austin hotel; (2) All-Access ATX Television Festival badges for event Friday, June 6 – Sunday, June 8, 2014. Total Approximate Prize Value $1150.00.
Two Roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines are subject to Southwest Airlines terms and conditions; certain restrictions may apply. Tickets valid on Southwest-operated, published, scheduled service only from the airport closest to Winner’s residence in the United States to Austin, Texas. Airline tickets awarded will be issued for travel on or about June 6, 2014 to June, 10, 2014. Tickets will not be refundable or redeemable for cash or credit at any time, nor will tickets be replaced if lost or stolen. Tickets may not be sold to a third party. . If the winner does not live in a city served by Southwest Airlines, he/she is responsible for transportation to the nearest airport served by Southwest Airlines.
Government issued ID required to travel. All other expenses, not specifically mentioned herein are the sole responsibility of the First Prize Winners. Winner and guest must travel on the same itinerary.
No prize substitutions or cash equivalent of prize permitted except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Prize subject to availability and the Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to award a prize of greater or equal value if the advertised prize is unavailable. Taxes and any other costs and expenses associated with the prize are solely the responsibility of the winner.
b. When the Grand Prize is shipped to the winner, it will be with the prior written consent of the winner and therefore, winner assumes the risk of its loss. Sponsor is not responsible for the safe arrival of the prize. Allow up to six weeks for delivery of the prize. Prize will only be shipped to the winner’s address in the 48 contiguous United States (excluding Rhode Island) and District of Columbia.
c. Prizes are awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
4. Selection of Winner
On or about May 19, 2014 a random drawing from all eligible entries received during the entry period will be conducted by Sponsor. Sponsor’s decisions are final on matters relating to this sweepstakes. Prize is guaranteed to be awarded. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize of equal or greater value. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received. Potential winner will be notified via either Facebook® or via e-mail. Entrants need not be present to win.
Potential winner notification will be made on or about May 19, 2014, by Sponsor. Potential winner will be asked to contact Southwest via private message on the entrant’s Facebook entry. Once a potential winner and Southwest make contact via private message, an e-mail will be sent to the potential winner in order to validate their account. Once the validation occurs, potential winner must execute and return any required affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release in which they agree to hold Sponsor, Facebook, ATX Television Festival and each of their parent, subsidiary and affiliated corporations, and the officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives of same harmless against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from use or misuse of a prize or participation in the Sweepstakes. The affidavit will be mailed or emailed based on the potential winner’s preference upon account validation and must be executed and returned within seven (7) days or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be chosen. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, is unable to validate their account, fails to sign and return the required affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within the required time period, or if a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner. Upon timely completion and return of required affidavit and release, winner should expect to receive their prize in the mail within two weeks.
a. Payments of all federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winner. Winner may be required to sign an IRS Form W-9 or the equivalent.
b. By participating in the Sweepstakes, the winner agrees to have their name, voice, or likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this Sweepstakes, including the Winner’s information, without additional financial or other compensation unless prohibited by law, and, where legal, to sign a publicity release confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize.
c. Southwest Airlines is not responsible for lost, stolen, mangled, miss-delivered, postage due, illegible, incomplete or late entries, telephone service outages, delays, busy signals, equipment malfunctions and any other technological difficulties that may prevent an individual from entering or claiming a prize.
d. Sponsor in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of Southwest Airlines website, or otherwise in violation of the rules. They further reserve the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Sweepstakes if it is not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort.
e. Sponsor reserves the right to make changes in the rules of the Sweepstakes, including the substitution of a prize of greater or equivalent value, which will become effective upon announcement.
f. Failure to comply with the Sweepstakes rules may result in an entrant’s disqualification solely at the discretion of the Sponsor.
g. The Sponsor is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the Sweepstakes, or in the announcement of a prize.
h. Copies of the written Sweepstakes rules and the winner (when complete) are available during regular business hours at Southwest Airlines, Emerging Media P.O. Box 36611, Dallas, TX 75235-1611. For a winner’s list, send a self-addressed postage paid return envelope, after May 19, 2014 All requests must be received by June 1, 2014.
Southwest Airlines Co., Emerging Media, P.O. Box 36611, Dallas, TX 75235-1611.
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Southwest recently had the pleasure of spending some time with the Brooklyn-based band, American Authors, and we couldn’t be more excited to share their recent journeys with our readers.
As Official Airline of the event ‘Live In The Vineyard,’ Southwest Airlines has behind-the-scenes access to a number of artists who are on the bill to perform an acoustic set at the Uptown Theatre in Napa, CA. At the November event, we spent some time with the guys—Zach, James, Matt, and Dave—from American Authors, where we talked about their EP which is currently out and the anticipated release of their album in early 2014. They also talked about how much they love being based in Brooklyn and how often they will walk around the streets of New York playing music, which led to our very own private acoustic performance on the streets of Downtown Napa!
We quickly learned that these guys are known to play in some pretty untraditional places, so it only seemed fitting to have them perform a Live at 35 concert at 35,000 feet in the sky! They were excited to add a plane to their list of unique performance venues, joking that the next stop is playing in space—American Authors on the moon!
Check out our fun journey with the American Authors!
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It’s that time of year for fares to fall even lower on Southwest Airlines! Check!
Today, Southwest is launching a three-day sale with fares starting as low as $49 one-way! For three days only, our Customers can purchase nonstop, one-way tickets for $49, $99, $129, or $149 to select destinations, based on length of travel.
But that’s not all! Southwest has also announced a limited-time sale on hotels in hot destinations, rental cars from Budget, and even Southwest Vacations Packages!
Examples of these low fares and special offers include (see Fare Rules below):
$49 one-way nonstop between Atlanta and Orlando
$99 one-way nonstop between Austin and Denver
$129 one-way nonstop between Kansas City and Seattle
$149 one-way nonstop between Atlanta and San Francisco
Hotels: save 40-60 percent on select hotels in Las Vegas, Orlando, San Diego, and more when you book at southwest.com.
Cars: Save up to 35 percent, plus earn 1,200 Rapid Rewards Points on two-day rentals with Budget, exclusively at southwest.com.
Southwest Vacations: Get these same Sale Air Fares, plus $100 Bonus Savings, on Flight plus Hotel Vacation Packages.
These low fares are available for purchase on southwest.com starting Tuesday, Oct 8 through Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, 11:59 p.m. for the respective time zone of the originating city, for travel every day of the week except Fridays and Sundays, Dec. 4 through Dec. 18, 2013, and Jan. 7 through Feb. 12, 2014. For travel up to 500 miles, fares are $49 one-way. For travel 501 to 1,000 miles, fares are $99 one-way. For travel 1,001 to 1,500 miles, fares are $129 one-way. For travel 1,501 plus miles, fares are $149 one-way.
To see the list of available cities, prices, and to take advantage of these special fares, visit www.southwest.com.
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES FARE RULES
Fares are available only on southwest.com or swabiz.com, and vacation packages are available on southwestvacations.com, and can be purchased today through Oct. 10, 2013, 11:59 pm for the respective time zone of the originating city. Travel must take place Dec. 4 through Dec. 18, 2013, and Jan. 7 through Feb. 12, 2014. Travel is valid every day except Fridays and Sundays. Fares valid on nonstop service only. Some flights are operated by AirTran Airways. Seats are limited. Fares are available for one-way travel. Fares may be combined with other combinable fares. If combining with other fares, the most restrictive fare rules apply. When combining fares, all rules and restrictions apply. Fares are nonrefundable but may be applied toward the purchase of future travel on Southwest Airlines as long as itineraries containing DING! or Wanna Get Away fare segments are cancelled at least ten minutes prior to scheduled departure. Fares are not available through the Group Desk. Any change in the itinerary may result in an increase in fare. Standby travel requires an upgrade to the Anytime fare. Fares are subject to change until ticketed. Fares are valid on published, scheduled service only.
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It was a beautiful night in New York City as the smooth harmony of acclaimed a cappella group, Straight No Chaser, floated through the park. New Yorkers strolling past found themselves drawn in as Atlantic Records recording artists Straight No Chaser performed live at the Southwest Porch at Bryant Park. SNC Fans and special guests packed into the intimate space of the Southwest Porch, anticipating the arrival of the group. I have to say, it's not every day that you find yourself in the midst of ten guys in matching suits serenading you to the tunes of such artists like Adele, Gotye, and Sara Bareilles. It was definitely a moment to remember. Southwest took the opportunity to pull Straight No Chaser aside after the show to get their thoughts on their new album, Under the Influence, and what excites them as they kick off their summer tour.
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We challenged TV LUV’ers to show us which ATX Television Festival series they LUV most via Instagram! We couldn’t pass up this little traveling Mr. Feeny with his free bag! Check out our winning photo below, as well as our honorable mention. Winning photo! Runner Up! Want to attend the ATX Television Festival?! Visit www.atxfestival.com/buy-a-badge and receive the Southwest-only 20% discount by using the discount code LUVATX20, available through May 18, 2013. Check out the list of TV series and panelists attending this year’s ATX Festival and tell us who your favorites are for a chance to attend! You may even see them in person! LUV of TV Contest - OFFICIALLY OVER AND WINNERS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED Simply follow Southwest Airlines and the ATX Television Festival on our social channels (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter), and enter our LUV of TV contest! Southwest Airlines is asking our fans and followers to choose their favorite show or actor from the series and/or panels represented at the ATX Television Festival and to creatively represent that series or actor via a photo submission. Your photo will be judged by a panel on how creatively and craftily you can represent your favorite TV show, with of course, a Southwest twist! The most original and unique photo will win roundtrip airfare to Austin for two to attend the ATX Television Festival June 6-9, 2013, along with a three-night hotel stay and all access badges to the festival! Don’t forget to include @SouthwestAir, @ATXFestival and the #LUVATXTV hash tag with the photo in your Instagram so we will be sure to include your entry. Share your photos on Facebook and Twitter, but make sure your official entry is via Instagram. Not a part of Instagram yet? Don’t worry; sign up today and start following @SouthwestAir. Specific details will be provided via all of our social channels (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter) on Saturday, May 4. Be sure to check out the rules and regulations below so you don’t miss an opportunity to win the ATX Getaway! Not sure what the ATX Television Festival is? Check it out! For more information visit www.atxfestival.com. And for the Southwest-only 20% discount, visitwww.atxfestival.com/buy-a-badge and use the discount code LUVATX20, available through May 18, 2013. Contest Rules "LUV of TV" Contest Rules & Regulations
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. VOID IN PUERTO RICO AND WHERE PROHIBITED.
a. How to Enter the Contest a. Southwest Airlines and ATX Television Festival. “For the LUV of TV” (“Contest”) will begin on or around 9 a.m. CT on Saturday, May 4, 2013 and will end on or around Midnight CT on Sunday, May 12, 2013 (“Contest Period”). This Contest consists of one (1) Contest drawing. Customers/any potential entrants will have to follow Southwest Airlines on Instagram® via the handle @SouthwestAir, Facebook via Southwest Airlines page, and/or Twitter via the handle @Southwestair (“Media Channels”) to participate in the contest. b. To participate in the Contest, you may enter via the following method: Submit an Instagram photo based on the challenge presented on the Media Channels, highlighting a favorite TV series cast while incorporating the Southwest Airlines brand via the Southwest Airlines Instagram handle @SouthwestAir using the hashtag “#LUVATXTV”. Entrants may also share Instagram photos on Twitter® and Facebook®, but will not be judged from those channels. All entries submitted will not be acknowledged or returned. By entering, Entrant grants Sponsor an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, freely transferable license to use the photo for all purposes, in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter devised. Photos must not be copied, violate any third party rights, or use any third-party intellectual property such as logos or background signs. Entrants acknowledge and agree that their photo does not violate any rights of privacy or publicity and that they have the written permission of those appearing in their photo to submit their image. Photos must not disparage; contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, or vulgar; or promote bigotry, racism, hatred or discrimination based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation. Use of any device to automate entry is prohibited. Proof of submission of an entry shall not be deemed proof of receipt by Southwest. Southwest Airlines computer is the official time keeping device for the Contest. Southwest is not responsible for entries not received due to difficulty accessing the internet, service outage or delays, computer difficulties or other technological glitches. By entering this Contest, you agree to abide by these Official Rules and acknowledge that this Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by or associated with Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. c. One entry per person is permitted. Any person found using multiple Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter accounts to enter will be found to be ineligible.
b. Eligibility Restrictions a. The contest is open to all legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older and the age of majority in their place of residence and have a valid e-mail address and an Instagram account as of May 4, 2013. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited or restricted by law. The contest is offered only in the United States. Employees of Southwest Airlines, AirTran Airways, ATX Television Festival, and the members of their immediate families (spouse and parents, children and siblings and their spouses) and individuals living in the same households of such employees are ineligible to enter or win. The contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. b. Only one winner per household is permitted in any Contest administered by Southwest Airlines. c. Entrants are required to provide truthful information and Southwest will reject and delete any entry that it discovers to be false or fraudulent. Southwest Airlines will disqualify any entry from individuals who do not meet the eligibility requirements, and Southwest Airlines will also delete any entry received from persons under the age of 13 in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.
Prizes: a. Grand Prize: Two (2) Roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines from the airport nearest the winner's residence served by Southwest Airlines to Austin, TX; three-night hotel stay (double occupancy) at Austin hotel within walking distance of festival events during the 2013 event weekend; and two (2) All-Access ATX Television Festival badges for event Thursday, June 6 – Sunday, June 9. Approximate Prize Value is $1850.00. Southwest Airline tickets are subject to Southwest Airlines terms and conditions and must be used on or around the 2013 ATX Television Festival dates. Tickets will not be refundable or redeemable for cash or credit at any time, nor will tickets be replaced if lost or stolen. Tickets may not be sold to a third party. Tickets valid on Southwest-operated, published, scheduled service only from the airport nearest the winner's residence served by Southwest Airlines. No prize substitutions, cash equivalent, or transfer of prizes permitted except at the sole discretion of the Sponsors. Prize subject to availability and the Sponsors reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to award a prize of greater or equal value if the advertised prize is unavailable. Taxes and any travel or other expenses not mentioned above are solely the responsibility of the winner. b. In the event that a prize or prize certificate is mailed to the winner, it will be with the prior written consent of the winner and therefore, winner assumes the risk of its loss. Sponsors are not responsible for the safe arrival of a prize or prize certificate.
d. Selection of Winner Decisions of judges with respect to the Contest are final. This is a contest of skill. Your chances of winning depend on how well your entry reflects the judging criteria, as compared to the other eligible entries in the contest. The judges will be judging on the following qualities: *Creativity and Originality: 20% *Entertaining: 25% *Southwest and ATX Festival Appeal: 35% photo should reflect fun Culture and Fun-LUVing Attitude. *Rules: 20% Read and complied with the official rules. . You need not be present to win. Potential winner notification will be made on or about May 14, 2013 by the Sponsor via Instagram. The potential winner will be asked to contact Southwest with a given e-mail address provided via comment on the entrant’s Instagram entry. Once potential winner and Southwest make e-mail contact, Southwest will provide a photo for the potential winner to upload to the Instagram account the user uploaded the photo with in order to validate their account. Once the validation occurs, potential winner must execute and return any required affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release in which they agree to hold Sponsor, Facebook, and each of their parent, subsidiary and affiliated corporations, and the officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives harmless against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from use or misuse of a prize or participation in the Contest. Affidavits will be mailed or emailed based on the potential winner’s preference beginning May 14, 2013. Affidavits must be executed and returned within seven (7) days or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be chosen. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, is unable to accept the Grand Prize as awarded, fails to sign and return the required affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within the required time period, or if a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize and it will be awarded to an alternate winner. Upon timely completion of required affidavits and release, winner should expect to receive their prizes in the mail by May 20, 2013.
e. Conditions a. Payments of all federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winner. Winner may be required to sign an IRS Form W-9 or the equivalent. b. By participating in the contest, the winner agree to have their name, voice, or likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this contest without additional financial or other compensation unless prohibited by law, and, where legal, to sign a publicity release confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize. c. Southwest Airlines and the ATX Television Festival are not responsible for lost, stolen, mangled, miss-delivered, postage due, illegible, incomplete or late entries, telephone service outages, delays, busy signals, equipment malfunctions and any other technological difficulties that may prevent an individual from entering or claiming a prize. d. Southwest Airlines and the ATX Television Festival in their sole discretion, reserve the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of Southwest Airlines website, or otherwise in violation of the rules. They further reserve the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Contest if it is not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort. e. Sponsors reserve the right to make changes in the rules of the Contest, including the substitution of a prize of greater or equivalent value, which will become effective upon announcement. f. Failure to comply with the Contest rules may result in a contestant’s disqualification solely at the discretion of the Sponsor. g. The Sponsors are not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the Contest, or in the announcement of a prize. h. Copies of the written Contest rules and a winner list (when complete) are available during regular business hours at Southwest Airlines, Emerging Media P.O. Box 36611, Dallas, TX 75235-1611. For a winner list, send a self-addressed return envelope, after May 14, 2013. All requests must be received by June 1, 2013.
Each Contest entrant or participant fully releases and holds harmless Facebook against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from participation in the Contest, and each entrant acknowledges that by entering the Contest they are providing information to Sponsor and not to Facebook.
6. Sponsor Southwest Airlines Co., Emerging Media, P.O. Box 36611, Dallas, TX 75235-1611
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It's time again for another round of Live in the Vineyard--the perfect blend of food, music, and wine. Before every festival, we showcase the artists for our Customers inflight; they play two songs, and most audiences are taken completely by surprise. We've selected several attendees to report live from Napa Valley throughout the weekend, and provided access to some of the festival's musicians and chefs. You can join the conversation on Twitter by searching for #LUVatLITV. See more Live at 35 performances here.
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