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Rapid Rewards Accelerates

outhwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) is offering its Fun Pack Vacations Customers double credit on its Rapid Rewards frequent flyer program.

“We want to give our Rapid Rewards Customers an even better reason to take a Fun Pack Vacation on Southwest Airlines,” said Janet Powell, director of marketing products. “With this offer, Customers not only get in all-in-one vacation to a great destination at a low price, they also double their credits toward free award tickets on our simple frequent flyer program.”

Customers traveling on Southwest Airlines Fun Pack Vacations tickets simply have their Rapid Rewards card validated at the gate upon check-in. Customers who are in the process of completing a Rapid Rewards application toward membership can have their application stamped at the gate.

The double credit offer is good from any Southwest Airlines city to any Fun Pack Vacation destination, as long as the Customer is flying on Fun Pack Vacation tickets.

“Southwest Airlines’ Rapid Rewards program is the easiest way for a frequent flyer to earn free trips,” said Powell. “And, we have made the award tickets the easiest and most convenient to use in the entire industry.”

Members can use award tickets on any flight and towards a Fun Pack Vacation. If there is a seat available on the plane, Members can fly using their award tickets.

Southwest’s award tickets are fully transferable. Eight roundtrips are required to become a Rapid Rewards Member and to earn the first award ticket. Each time a Member 21 years of age or older earns an award ticket, Southwest also toasts him/her with a free drink coupon book. Members also can make their reservations through an exclusive reservations number. Members who fly 50 roundtrips (or earn 100 flight credits) within 12 consecutive months earn the elite distinction of becoming a Companion Pass holder, allowing a designated companion to travel free with the Member for an entire year.

Southwest Airlines Fun Pack Vacations give consumers the freedom to go to new places and have fun on an affordable vacation package to one of more than 30 destinations. All packages include roundtrip air via Southwest Airlines, hotel accommodations, ground transportation options, a FunBook discount coupon book, Destination Guide, 24-hour traveler assistance and Rapid Rewards flight credit.

For more information or to book reservations, call Southwest Airlines Fun Pack Vacations at 1-800-423-5683. Southwest Airlines Fun Pack Vacations packages are available on the internet at and for booking in all four travel agency electronic distribution systems: Apollo(R) LeisureShopper(R), WORLDSPAN(R) TOUR SOURCE(R), System One(R) Tour Source and SABRE Tourlink(SM) using the vendor code WNV. Southwest Airlines Fun Pack Vacations is operated in conjunction with Southwest Airlines by The Mark Travel Corporation in Orlando.

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