Don't Let Life Pass You By - Carpe Vacay!

                  Don't Let Life Pass You By - Carpe Vacay!

Seize Your Vacation Days with Southwest Airlines and AirTran with Fares
Starting as Low as $59 One-Way to Select Nonstop Destinations Nationwide

PR Newswire

DALLAS, July 16, 2013

DALLAS, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) and
wholly-owned subsidiary AirTran Airways are taking a stand against unused
vacation days. According to a survey by Harris Interactive Inc., Americans
left an average of 9.2 vacation days unused in 2012. Today, the carriers
encourage Customers to Carpe Vacay with special low fares starting at $59
one-way. Seize your vacation by purchasing these low fares today through
Thursday, July 25, 2013, 11:59 p.m. for the respective time zone of the
originating city. Fares are available for travel on nonstop flights every day
except Fridays and Sundays beginning Aug. 26 through Feb. 12, 2014 (blackout
dates apply; check fare rules for restrictions). To see the list of available
cities, prices, and to take advantage of these special fares, visit
www.southwest.com  and airtran.com.

Examples of Southwest Airlines' low fares include (see Fare Rules below):

  o$59 one-way nonstop between San Francisco and Las Vegas
  o$59 one-way nonstop between Chicago-Midway and Minneapolis-Saint Paul
  o$90 one-way nonstop between Orlando and Manchester
  o$97 one-way nonstop between Denver and Los Angeles

Examples of AirTran Airways' low fares include (see Fare Rules below):

  o$59 one-way nonstop between Orlando and Atlanta
  o$89 one-way nonstop between Baltimore/Washington and Raleigh-Durham
  o$115 one-way nonstop between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Boston Logan

AirTran's fares along with terms and conditions can be found at
www.airtran.com.

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 2012 Southwest Airlines One
Report™ can be found at southwest.com/citizenship.

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 47 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.

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES FARE RULES

Fares are available only on southwest.com or swabiz.com  and can be purchased
today through July 25, 2013, 11:59 pm for the respective time zone of the
originating city. Travel must take place between Aug. 26, 2013 and Feb. 12,
2014. Travel is valid every day except Fridays and Sundays. Fares valid on
nonstop service only. Blackout dates apply for Sept. 2, Nov. 26 through Dec.
3, and Dec. 19 through Jan. 5, 2014. Some flights are operated by AirTran
Airways. Displayed fares include all government taxes and fees. The lowest
advertised fare is not available for service to or from the following cities:
Dayton, Washington, D.C. (Reagan National and Dulles), New York (LaGuardia and
Newark), Philadelphia, West Palm Beach, San Juan, Fort Myers, Portland, Maine,
Raleigh-Durham, and Seattle. Service to Grand Rapids begins on Aug. 11, 2013,
and service to Memphis, Richmond, and Pensacola begins on Nov. 3, 2013. Seats
are limited. Fares may vary by destinations, flight, and day of week and
won't be available on some flights that operate during very busy travel times
and holiday periods. 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 (for travel beginning Sept. 13, 2013).
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.

AIRTRAN AIRWAYS FARE RULES

Fares are available at  airtran.com and can be purchased today through July
25, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. for the respective time zone of the originating city.
Travel must take place between Aug. 26, 2013 and Feb. 12, 2014. Travel is
valid every day except Fridays and Sundays. Fares valid on nonstop service
only. Blackout dates apply for Sept. 2, Nov. 26 through Dec. 3, and Dec. 19
through Jan. 5, 2014. Some flights are operated by Southwest Airlines.
Available on published, scheduled service only. Service to Grand Rapids will
no longer be available after Aug. 10, 2013. Service to Memphis and Pensacola
will no longer be available after Nov. 2, 2013. Displayed prices include all
government taxes and fees. All fares are one-way. A first bag may be checked
for a fee of $25 each way and a second bag may be checked for a fee of $35
each way. Reservations may be made via AirTran Airways' Telephone Reservations
Center for a fee of $15. Reservations may also be changed via AirTran Airways'
Telephone Reservations Center for a $15 fee plus any applicable change fees
and fare differences. Fares may be combined with other AirTran Airways
combinable fares. If combining with other fares, the most restrictive fare's
rules apply. When combining fares, all rules and restrictions apply. All fares
are non-refundable and a $75 fee per person applies to any change made after
purchase, plus any applicable increase in airfare. Changes made on or after
Aug. 20, 2013 will be charged $150 fee per passenger. Seats are limited,
subject to availability, and may not be available on all flights. Fares,
routes, and schedules are subject to change without notice. Fares may vary by
destinations, flight, and day of week and won't be available on some flights
that operate during very busy travel times and holiday periods. Fares are
nonrefundable but may be applied toward the purchase of future travel on
AirTran Airways after applicable change fees and fare differences. Fares are
not available through the Group Desk. Any change in the itinerary may result
in an increase in fare. Fares are valid on published, scheduled service only.

www.southwest.com

SOURCE Southwest Airlines

Website: http://www.southwest.com
Contact: Southwest Airlines Public Relations at 214-792-4847