Southwest Airlines wants to provide you the freedom to fly non stop from Washington National Airport (DCA) to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) -- but we need YOUR help to make it happen!
Southwest Airlines has submitted our formal request to the Department of Transportation for permission to fly nonstop from DCA - AUS. The DCA - AUS market is currently underserved and overpriced, with inadequate travel options for those wanting to fly between these two capital cities. DCA-AUS flights will produce consumer benefits in the form of fare savings and new travel options in the DCA - AUS markets. Southwest Airlines has a 40-year history of improving competition, lowering average ticket prices, expanding the market place, and stimulating travel in the markets it enters.
Additionally, if our request is approved, it opens up more choices for travelers to markets like San Diego, Dallas, and Houston—just to name a few!
Join the growing list of American travelers supporting Southwest’s application, and respectfully request that it be approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Tell the DOT to choose Liberty & LUV with Southwest Airlines service from AUS-DCA by signing our petition at www.southwest.com\DCA
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Last week, working with the National Japanese American Memorial Foundation (NJAMF) and Honor Flight, Southwest Airlines transported about 150 Veterans and their guests to the Congressional Gold Medal celebration in Washington, D.C. The Congressional Gold Medal is the nation’s highest civilian honor. It is bestowed by the United States Congress, which awarded the medal to the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team and Military Intelligence for their unparalleled Patriotism and dedicated service during World War II. The 442nd Regimental Combat Team fought for our country nearly 70 years ago and went on to become one of the most highly decorated units in U.S. Military History. The Congressional Gold Medal states in part, "The United States remains forever indebted to the bravery, valor, and dedication to country that these men faced while fighting a two-front battle of discrimination at home and fascism abroad. Their commitment demonstrates a highly uncommon and commendable sense of patriotism and honor." During a dark time in our country’s history when Americans were discriminating against, and interning, Japanese Americans, these three units bravely fought for their fellow country men's and women’s freedom. It was humbling to be among these gentle warriors, most of whom are in their 80s. They were quiet as their proud family members recounted war stories that their dads had shared with them. One daughter told me that Southwest’s ticket donations were especially meaningful because, when these soldiers returned home after serving in WWII, many were not even allowed to ride on buses. Another Vet teared up at the end of the story he was telling me as he thought of his many friends and comrades who never returned. It was truly an honor to be in the presence of this distinguished group of veterans. A huge thank you goes to Kim Delevett, who established and has grown our relationship with the NJAMF. It was a privilege for Kim and I to represent Southwest and help celebrate this important, well-deserved honor.
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