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DALLAS and MADRID, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Southwest Airlines(NYSE: LUV) and Amadeus IT Group (AMS: MC) announced today that they have entered into a joint contract for Amadeus’ Altea reservations solution that will support the carrier’s domestic service. Amadeus’ Altea reservations solution currently supports the Company’s international service, and Southwest has long indicated a desire to operate just one reservation system, operating multiple systems following the acquisition of AirTran and the launch of international service on Southwest. After months of due diligence, the airline selected Amadeus’ Altea solution based on a successful international launch and future capabilities.

“We were pleased with the international launch, and we could not be more impressed with the experience of Amadeus and the capabilities of their product,” said Gary Kelly, Southwest Airlines Chairman, President, and CEO. “We are the largest domestic carrier in the United States, and we believe having one reservation system will provide a better operation for our Employees and our Customers as we embark on our very bright future domestically and abroad.”

Over the next few years, Southwest and Amadeus will partner to move to a single reservation system. Until then, the airline will continue with two reservation platforms after the sunset of the AirTran brand in December 2014. Amadeus is the leading IT provider for the travel and tourism industry with a unique portfolio of new generation solutions and the largest customer base for airline passenger service systems.

“We are extremely pleased to have been selected by Southwest. Without question, this is truly a landmark IT partnership for Amadeus, and we are committed to delivering a successful transition to a single reservation system. We are confident that Southwest will enrich our global airline community and look forward to their active involvement and contributions to the future evolution of the Altea platform,” said Luis Maroto, President and CEO, Amadeus.

After two years of work, Southwest began selling international itineraries in January 2014 using Amadeus’ Altea reservation solution. The carrier will begin flying those itineraries on July 1, 2014.

“This is an exciting time in the Technology Department of Southwest Airlines, and I could not be more enthusiastic about this partnership with Amadeus,” said Randy Sloan, Southwest Airlines Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. airline IT partner in terms of domestic passengers boarded annually. Amadeus has more than 100 airlines on their reservation system mostly based in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Once implemented, Southwest will be Amadeus’ largest airline IT partner worldwide in terms of passengers boarded.

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About AmadeusAmadeus is a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel industry. airlines, hotels, rail and ferry operators, etc.), travel sellers (travel agencies and websites), and travel buyers (corporations and travel management companies).

The Amadeus group employs around 10,000 people worldwide. Amadeus has central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters), Nice (development) and Erding (operations data processing center) and regional offices and centers in Boston, Dallas, Miami, Buenos Aires, Bangkok and Dubai. At a market level, Amadeus maintains customer operations through 71 local Amadeus Commercial Organizations covering 195 countries.

The group operates a transaction based business model. For the year ended December 31, 2013 the company reported revenues of EUR3,103.7million and EBITDA of EUR1,188.7 million. The Amadeus Altea

Reservation system ensures seamless reservation service across all sales

channels through the unique sharing of reservation services between all

airlines and Amadeus subscribers; the Amadeus Altea Inventory Systemseating management services; and the Amadeus Altea Departure Control

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DALLAS, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) announced today a three day fall travel super sale with one way nonstop tickets available starting at $49, $99, $129, or $149 to select destinations, based on length of travel. But that’s not all! The airline also announced a limited time sale on hotels in hot destinations, rental cars from Dollar Rent A Car, and even Southwest Vacations Packages!

Fares are falling fast and they won’t be around for long. Thursday, June 13, 2013, and are available for travel every day of the week except Fridays and Sundays beginning Aug. 26 through Dec. 18, 2013 (blackout dates apply).

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Southwest Airlines adding fees

airlines have been in an add on fee frenzy in recent years, but Southwest Airlines has stood apart from the crowd.

We seen airlines add fees for many things that used to be free, such as checked bags, meals and some seat assignments.

On Southwest, you still get two checked bags free, and the airline still doesn charge fees for canceling or changing your flight. But the airl mulberry outlet ine has been quietly adding new fees.

The newest fee from Southwest is a $40 charge to be one of the first 15 passengers to board a flight. Southwest doesn offer seat assignments, mulberry outlet so this fee gives you a shot at the best seats on the plane.

The $40 early boarding pass is offered 45 minutes before the flight is scheduled to depart, and customers will hear an announcement from the gate agent if the option is available. Customers who purchase more expensive Business Select fares are guaranteed to get one of the b mulberry outlet oarding numbers. If there are fewer than 15 Business Select travelers on the flight, the remaining early boarding passes will be sold for $40.

Southwest also has EarlyBird Check In that will automatically check you in 36 hours in advance for an additional $12.50. That is 12 hours earlier than online general boarding check in is available.

This option will get you in the A boarding group if space is available, and the A group makes you one of the first 60 people to board the flight.

Southwest doesn charge a change fee or a cancellation fee, but the airline will begin charging a fee if you don make your flight and you fail to contact the airline in advance of departure.

This no show fee will go into effect sometime in 2013, so keep checking for details. If you cancel a flight prior to departure, you won have issues on Southwest, but if you cancel after your flight departs, you will have to pay an as yet undetermined fee. On other airlines you could lose the whole value of your ticket if you fail to cancel in advance, making your ticket worthless on those carriers.

Travelers should also note that the fees for extra bags, overweight bags (from 51 100 pounds) and oversize bags (more than 62 linear inches and up to 80 linear inches), have increased from $50 to $75 per bag as of last Wednesday. That a 50 percent increase, but the prices are still much better than fees charged by other airlines. For example, some airlines charge up to $200 extra for a bag weighing 70 to 100 pounds and up to $150 for the third checked bag.

The new fee increases that Southwest plans to add this year should generate more than $100 million in extra revenue.

Some of you may be irate over these new fees, but to be fair, when it comes to all of these new and old fees, Southwest doesn take y mulberry outlet ou to the cleaners like some other airlines. In many cases, Southwest fees are still are much lower than what other airlines charge for the same service, sometimes by 50 percent or more.

If you think you are going to need any of the items we just mentioned, keep the difference in fees in mind the next time you look at fares. It could save you a bundle.