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Old 08-22-2011, 08:58 AM
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Atlanta business leaders were given the opportunity to chat with Gary at today’s Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. The Insights on Leadership Luncheon, which was attended by over 400 business, civic, and community leaders of Atlanta, aims to spotlight national leaders and give them the chance to share tips regarding their success in business.

During the program, Gary surprised the audience with the exciting announcement that we will begin service to Atlanta (ATL) with an initial schedule of 15 daily nonstop departures to five destinations: Baltimore/Washington, Chicago Midway, Denver, Houston Hobby, and Austin, Texas! With initial fares for nonstop travel as low as $79 one-way, the first Southwest flights to and from Georgia will be an exciting milestone as Southwest fills a hole in our robust route map. Here’s what the schedule looks like:


$99 each way between ATL and AUS - two daily nonstop roundtrips

$79 each way between ATL and BWI - four daily nonstop roundtrips

$99 each way between ATL and DEN - two daily nonstop roundtrips

$99 each way between ATL and HOU - three daily nonstop roundtrips

$79 each way between ATL and MDW - four daily nonstop roundtrips


The big news was met with applause around the room. After the excitement of the new service was announced, the crowd listened intently as Gary discussed the recent acquisition of AirTran Airways and gave an update on the business. He also spoke very candidly about his career in aviation and even shared of a few of his secrets of success.

Attendees were thrilled to meet Gary and the Team of Southwest Employees who traveled from Dallas to attend the luncheon. These trailblazers of the community conveyed their enthusiasm about Southwest beginning service in Atlanta as well as their eagerness to establish a relationship with our Company.

Gary expressed his enthusiasm about joining forces with AirTran and assured the crowd that Southwest would work hard introducing ourselves to Atlanta and help support the city’s rich diversity of exceptional nonprofits and organizations. He also asked that Atlantans take the time to get to know Southwest and learn more about our Company’s Fun-LUVing, unique culture.

To view a video from the event, check SWALife later this afternoon.
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:00 AM
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ok now the next step is.......
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:11 AM
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ok now the next step is.......

Pizza party?
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:11 AM
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Yawn ... .

Been done before, who cares?

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ATLANTA, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- ValuJet Airlines today announced a system-wide summer fare sale for travel between June 8 and August 21, 1997. In Atlanta, when a customer books a flight at the regular, unrestricted walk-up fare, he or she can bring along as many as three friends for only $19 per person, each way. From ValuJet's 23 other destinations, a customer booking a trip at the regular, unrestricted walk-up fare can take along one friend for $19 one-way and up to two more companions for $29 per person, each way.
For example, a ValuJet customer traveling with three friends pays $236 one way for a flight between Boston and Orlando (an average of only $59 …

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Originally Posted by flysail View Post
Atlanta business leaders were given the opportunity to chat with Gary at today’s Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. The Insights on Leadership Luncheon, which was attended by over 400 business, civic, and community leaders of Atlanta, aims to spotlight national leaders and give them the chance to share tips regarding their success in business.

During the program, Gary surprised the audience with the exciting announcement that we will begin service to Atlanta (ATL) with an initial schedule of 15 daily nonstop departures to five destinations: Baltimore/Washington, Chicago Midway, Denver, Houston Hobby, and Austin, Texas! With initial fares for nonstop travel as low as $79 one-way, the first Southwest flights to and from Georgia will be an exciting milestone as Southwest fills a hole in our robust route map. Here’s what the schedule looks like:


$99 each way between ATL and AUS - two daily nonstop roundtrips

$79 each way between ATL and BWI - four daily nonstop roundtrips

$99 each way between ATL and DEN - two daily nonstop roundtrips

$99 each way between ATL and HOU - three daily nonstop roundtrips

$79 each way between ATL and MDW - four daily nonstop roundtrips


The big news was met with applause around the room. After the excitement of the new service was announced, the crowd listened intently as Gary discussed the recent acquisition of AirTran Airways and gave an update on the business. He also spoke very candidly about his career in aviation and even shared of a few of his secrets of success.

Attendees were thrilled to meet Gary and the Team of Southwest Employees who traveled from Dallas to attend the luncheon. These trailblazers of the community conveyed their enthusiasm about Southwest beginning service in Atlanta as well as their eagerness to establish a relationship with our Company.

Gary expressed his enthusiasm about joining forces with AirTran and assured the crowd that Southwest would work hard introducing ourselves to Atlanta and help support the city’s rich diversity of exceptional nonprofits and organizations. He also asked that Atlantans take the time to get to know Southwest and learn more about our Company’s Fun-LUVing, unique culture.
And now the fun begins!!! Get your popcorn ready!
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I find their pick of cities interesting.

Welcome to ATL LUV. Many of your pilots who used to be based here will bid around it!
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I think Clark Howard just wet himself
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Originally Posted by flysail View Post
During the program, Gary surprised the audience with the exciting announcement that we will begin service to Atlanta (ATL) with an initial schedule of 15 daily nonstop departures to five destinations: Baltimore/Washington, Chicago Midway, Denver, Houston Hobby, and Austin, Texas!
Only one of those destinations (Austin) isn't served by Southwest's subsidiary - Airtran right now, so it's really nothing new.

And not until Feb. 21, 2012... that's what, six months away?
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LUV welcome to ATL.
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Only one of those destinations (Austin) isn't served by Southwest's subsidiary - Airtran. I'd assume that Airtran would stop serving BWI, MDW, DEN, HOU at that point - why would Southwest compete with each other then?

And not until Feb. 21, 2012... that's what, six months away?



The Arbiters ISL is due Jan/Feb 2012. The dates for the ruling are fixed in the 4 party Process agreement.

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