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Southwest Will Give Away 1600 LUV Tickets to 40 Nonprofits

July 13, 2011 By: George Dooley Travel Agent


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Southwest Airlines is celebrating the airline's 40th year of service and commitment to the communities where its customers work and live by giving 40 deserving nonprofit organizations the chance to win 40 roundtrip tickets each.

Nonprofit organizations focused on community initiatives that concentrate on education, diversity, military, environment or families facing serious illness will share their stories and explain how they will use the 40 tickets to achieve their missions in the community, Southwest says.

"Southwest is thrilled to spread the LUV by giving 40 nonprofit organizations the opportunity to receive 40 roundtrip tickets each to help champion their cause and positive impact in the community," said Linda Rutherford, Southwest Airlines' Vice President Communication and Strategic Outreach. "Our goal is to be the hometown carrier that truly cares by being involved in initiatives that resonate in the hearts of those in the communities we serve."

Starting today through the end of day on July 14, nonprofit organizations can submit a photo illustrating the positive work they do in the community along with their compelling story to [email protected] to explain how they make an impact in their community for the chance to win 40 roundtrip tickets. To view contest details, official rules, and to submit an entry, visit

In its 40th year of service, Southwest Airlines says it continues to differentiate itself from other low-fare carriers--offering a reliable product with exemplary customer service. Southwest Airlines is the nation's largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded and has recently acquired AirTran Airways, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co. 



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By George Dooley | July 13, 2011
Nonprofit groups can submit entries illustrating positive work they do in the community.