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Southwest Airlines Celebrates its Birthday Week With 40% Off Base Fares and A Week-Long Sweepstakes

By on June 14, 2023 0 83Views

Southwest Airlines Co. is celebrating its 52nd birthday with Wanna Get Away Day and by offering a variety of deals, including daily sweepstakes leading up to the carrier’s official birthday on June 18.

Yesterday, Southwest kicked off the sweepstakes, offering Customers the opportunity to win prizes including round trip air travel for two, Rapid Rewards bonus points, and the highly-coveted promotional Companion Pass (only on June 18) by visiting WannaGetAwayDay.com.

Additionally, Customers can score big starting today, June 13 through June 15, with 40% off base fares, with more surprises happening throughout the week.

Wanna Get Away Day

To celebrate the carrier’s 50th Anniversary of its first commercial flight, Southwest declared June 18 as Wanna Get Away Day and registered the day with the National Day Calendar. In 1996, Southwest coined the phrase “Wanna Get Away” to highlight the Company’s expansion and create humorous moments to share with Customers, becoming an iconic and recognized expression for the brand that is now celebrated every year.

“In true Southwest style, we’re celebrating with Heart all week long with one of the largest sales of the year, week-long sweepstakes, and more fun opportunities leading up to our 52nd birthday and our established national day, Wanna Get Away Day, on June 18,” said Jonathan Clarkson, Vice President Marketing at Southwest Airlines. “Wanna Get Away Day is an annual celebration that allows Southwest to bring together its Customers and Employees to commemorate our rich history and iconic Wanna Get Away campaign.”

Wanna Get Away Day Sweepstakes

Beginning on Monday, June 12, Customers have daily opportunities to enter for a chance to win prizes, including round trip air travel for two and Rapid Rewards bonus points. Visit WannaGetAwayDay.com through Sunday, June 18, 2023, at 11:58:59 p.m. Central Time to enter.1 Participants must be a Rapid Rewards Member. Customers can create an account to become a Rapid Rewards Member at Southwest.com.

Major Sale: 40% Off Base Fares

Additionally, Southwest Airlines launched one of its largest sales of the year for its birthday celebration and Wanna Get Away Day. Starting today, June 13, through June 15, 2023, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, Customers can take advantage of the birthday sale, saving 40% off base fares for their next adventure for travel Aug. 15 through Dec. 14, 2023. Members can use 40OFF in the promo code box when booking to receive the discount. Restrictions, exclusions, and blackout dates apply. Seats and days are limited. The discount is applied before government taxes and fees. Visit Southwest.com to book and view full terms and conditions.

The discount is valid on new reservations only. The discount will apply only for select flights booked within the Booking Period while supplies last for travel flown within the Travel Period. Changes made to the itinerary after purchase will eliminate qualifications for this promotion and will result in the forfeiture of any promotion code savings. The discount is only valid with the provided promotion code and is not combinable with other promotion codes or fares. All reward travel is subject to taxes, fees, and other government or airport-imposed charges of at least $5.60 per one-way trip. Applicable taxes, fees, and other government or airport-imposed charges can vary significantly based on your arrival and departure destination. The payment of any taxes, fees, and other government or airport-imposed charges is the responsibility of the Passenger and must be paid at the time reward travel is booked with a credit card, flight credit, Southwest gift card, or Southwest LUV Vouchers®. Fares are subject to change until ticketed. Offer applies only to published, scheduled service.