Southwest: Two Free Drink Holidays And A Birthday Sale

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Southwest Airlines says it’s time to celebrate two special holidays with a free cocktail, beer or glass of wine.Screen Shot 2015-06-17 at 10.24.48 AM

As indicated on the Inflight Menu in the seatback pocket, everyone 21 and over is eligible for one free drink on the following days:

  • Thursday June 18th in honor of Southwest Airlines 44th birthday
  • Sunday June 21st in honor of Father’s Day – in a cool twist you don’t have to be a father (or even a male!) to enjoy a complimentary drink

Southwest Airlines is also having a Birthday sale which must be booked by Thursday for travel from August 25th thru December 16th.

Lots of Terms and Conditions apply:

  • Purchase from June 9 through June 18, 2015, 11:59 p.m. for the respective time zone of the originating city.
  • Travel August 25 through December 16, 2015. Travel to/from San Juan, Puerto Rico valid September 9 through December 10, 2015.
  • Blackout dates apply: September 3; September 4; September 7; November 24 – November 25; November 28 – December 1
  • Travel not valid on Fridays and Sundays. Travel to/from Florida or Nevada is valid only on Tuesdays & Wednesdays. Travel to/from San Juan, Puerto Rico is valid only Mondays through Thursdays.
  • Fares valid on nonstop service only.
  • Displayed prices include all U.S. and international government taxes and fees.
  • Points bookings do not include September 11th Security Fee of $5.60 per one-way flight.
  • Seats and days are limited. Fares may vary by destination, flight, and day of week and won’t be available on some flights that operate during very busy travel times and holiday periods.
  • Travel is available for one-way Wanna Get Away® Fares.
  • Fares may be combined with other Southwest Airlines® combinable fares. If combining with other fares, the most restrictive fare’s rules apply.
  • Sale fares may be available on other days of week, but not guaranteed.
  • Fares are nonrefundable but may be applied toward future travel on Southwest Airlines, so long as you cancel your reservations at least ten minutes prior to the scheduled departure of your flight. Failure to cancel prior to departure will result in forfeiture of remaining funds on the reservation.
  • Any change in itinerary may result in an increase in fare. Standby travel requires an upgrade to the Anytime Fare.
  • Fares are subject to change until ticketed.
  • Offer applies to published, scheduled service only

Bottom Line:
If you’re flying on Thursday or Sunday, be sure to get your free beverage.  If you are flying between those days, Southwest seems to have fun flight crews that reward passengers with a free drink, so it might work to wish the flight crew Happy Southwest Birthday, and tell them how much you LUV flying Southwest for a free drink!


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