MGM Resorts International And Southwest Airlines Join Forces To Reward Loyal Las Vegas Travelers

 MGM Resorts International And Southwest Airlines Join Forces To Reward Loyal
                             Las Vegas Travelers

Alliance Connects Las Vegas' Most Prominent Air Carrier with Largest Selection
of World-Class Resorts on Las Vegas Strip

PR Newswire

DALLAS, June 3, 2013

DALLAS, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) and MGM
Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) today launched a strategic marketing
alliance between the companies' loyalty rewards programs, Rapid Rewards and M
life. Members of both programs now can accrue Rapid Rewards Points toward free
flights for qualifying stays at MGM Resorts' Las Vegas properties while
enjoying VIP perks during their Vegas vacations.

As a special offering to kick off the alliance, members will receive double
(1,200) Rapid Rewards Points for all valid reservations* booked between May 31
and June 30, 2013, for future visits to MGM Resorts' participating Las Vegas
properties.

Members must enroll in both programs to earn benefits, which include 600 Rapid
Rewards Points when they stay at one of 12 premier MGM Resorts' properties
across Las Vegas, including Bellagio, ARIA, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The
Mirage. They'll also enjoy special offers, such as room upgrades and pre-sale
concert and fight tickets, access to exclusive M life Moments, and more.
Unique to the program, members can accrue both M life Tier Credits and Rapid
Rewards Points simultaneously.*

"The sky now, quite literally, is the limit for M life members," said Bill
Hornbuckle, President & Chief Marketing Officer for MGM Resorts International.
"Teaming up with Southwest Airlines provides more experience options and
rewards for our members traveling to Las Vegas."

"With Southwest Airlines being the largest carrier at McCarran International
Airport, it's clear how much our Rapid Rewards Members enjoy visiting Las
Vegas," said Jonathan Clarkson, Director of Rapid Rewards at Southwest
Airlines. "We're excited that this partnership with MGM Resorts International
will now allow Rapid Rewards Members the ability to earn points for stays in
nearly half of the rooms on the Las Vegas Strip!"

Individuals must be 21 years of age or older and a member of both rewards
programs to earn benefits. For further details, please visit mlife.com's
Preferred Partners Page. Visit mlife.com or any MGM Resorts' property to
enroll in M life; sign up for Rapid Rewards at southwest.com.

Southwest's Rapid Rewards Program, with unlimited reward seats, no blackout
dates, and points that don't expire**, makes it fast and easy for Members to
earn reward flights! That's why Rapid Rewards was recently ranked as having
the best reward seat availability of any U.S. carrier*** for the fourth year
in a row.

*Room reservations made through mlife.com, MGM Resorts' property websites or
call centers will earn both M life Tier Credits and Rapid Rewards Points
simultaneously. Room reservations made through southwest.com, Southwest
Jackpot, and Southwest Vacations will receive Rapid Rewards Points for their
hotel stay and can earn M life Tier Credits through their Las Vegas spend at
participating MGM Resorts' restaurants, spas, shows and more. To earn Rapid
Rewards Points, a member must present both their Southwest and M life loyalty
cards upon check-in or check-out at one of the participating MGM Resorts'
properties: Bellagio, ARIA, Vdara, MGM Grand, The Signature at MGM Grand,
Mandalay Bay, THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York-New
York, Luxor and Excalibur. All new and existing reservations with stays
beginning today, May 31, 2013 or after are eligible for Rapid Rewards Points.
Southwest's Rapid Rewards Members enjoy unlimited reward seats, no blackout
dates, and points that don't expire, as long as member has flight or partner
earning activity every 24 months.

** Applies to point transactions. Points don't expire as long as Member has
flight or Partner earning activity every 24 months.

***As reported in the 2013 Idea Works Company's Worldwide Report of Rewards
Availability.

ABOUT MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global
hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands
including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company also
owns 51% of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and
casino and is in the process of developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50%
of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA resort and casino. For more
information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at
www.mgmresorts.com.

M life
M life is MGM Resorts International's premier rewards program. Members earn
benefits for virtually every dollar spent at 15 MGM Resorts world-renowned
destinations including Bellagio, ARIA, Vdara, MGM Grand, The Signature at MGM
Grand, Mandalay Bay, THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, New
York-New York, Luxor, and Excalibur in Las Vegas; Beau Rivage and Gold Strike
in Mississippi and MGM Grand Detroit.With just one card, M life members have
access to experiential rewards, personalized offers and exclusive benefits
such as special room rates, pre-sale entertainment and fight tickets, priority
reservations, and invitations to members-only events. Preferred relationships,
such as Southwest Airlines Co., Royal Caribbean International and Avis Budget
Group, provide members additional value, access and offers throughout the
world. For more information, visit mlife.com or connect on Facebook or
Twitter.

ABOUT SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.
In its 42^nd year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV)
continues to differentiate itself from other carriers with exemplary Customer
Service delivered by nearly 46,000 Employees to more than 100 million
Customers annually. Southwest is the nation's largest carrier in terms of
originating domestic passengers boarded, and including wholly-owned
subsidiary, AirTran Airways, operates the largest fleet of Boeing aircraft in
the world to serve 97 destinations in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and six near-international countries. Southwest
is one of the most honored airlines in the world, known for its triple bottom
line approach that takes into account the carrier's performance and
productivity, the importance of its People and the communities it serves, and
its commitment to efficiency and the planet. The 2011 Southwest Airlines One
Report™ can be found at southwest.com/citizenship.

Southwest Airlines
From its first flights on June 18, 1971, Southwest Airlines launched an era of
unprecedented affordability in air travel quantified by the U.S. Department of
Transportation as "The Southwest Effect," a lowering of fares and increase in
passenger traffic wherever the carrier serves. On every flight, Southwest
offers Customers the first two pieces of checked luggage (weight and size
limitations apply) and all ticket changes without additional fees. Southwest's
all Boeing fleet consistently offers leather seating and the comfort of
full-size cabins, many of which are equipped with satellite-based WiFi
connectivity and a new, sustainable cabin interior. With 40 consecutive years
of profitability, the People of Southwest operate nearly 3,400 flights a day
and serve communities around 84 airports in Southwest's network of domestic
destinations. Southwest Airlines' frequent flights and low fares are
available only at southwest.com. Southwest's Rapid Rewards Program, with
unlimited reward seats, no blackout dates, and points that don't expire*,
makes it fast and easy for Members to earn reward flights! That's why Rapid
Rewards was recently ranked as having the best reward seat availability of any
U.S. carrier** for the fourth year in a row.

* Applies to point transactions. Points don't expire as long as Member has
flight or Partner earning activity every 24 months.
**As reported in the 2013 Idea Works Company's Worldwide Report of Rewards
Availability.

AirTran Airways
AirTran Airways, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co., offers
coast-to-coast and near-international service with close to 600 flights a day
to 49 destinations. The carrier's high-quality product includes assigned
seating and Business Class. As Southwest continues to integrate AirTran's
People, places, and planes into Southwest Airlines, Customers of both carriers
may book flights at airtran.com and exchange earned loyalty points between
both AirTran's A+ Rewards® and Southwest's Rapid Rewards® for reward travel on
either airline.

SOURCE Southwest Airlines

Website: http://www.southwest.com
Website: http://www.mgmresorts.com
Contact: Katie McDonald, Southwest Airlines Co., (214) 792-4847,
Katie.Mcdonald@wnco.com, or Sandy Zanella, MGM Resorts International, (702)
604-4124, zanellas@mgmresorts.com
 
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