Free Drinks on Southwest Flights? Yes, But Only on These Dates for 2014
We thought this was pretty widely known, but recent conversations have revealed that it is apparently not common knowledge that Southwest Airlines offers a free first cocktail on a handful of days throughout the year.
Here is the complete list, starting with the next to occur, just FYI:
• St Patty’s Day (3/17)
• Mother’s Day (5/11)
• Memorial Day (5/26)
• Father’s Day (6/15)
• SWA Birthday (6/18)
• Independence Day (7/4)
• Chase Customer Appreciation Day (8/11)
• Halloween (10/31)
• Thanksgiving Day (11/27)
Tip: Southwest will probably not remind you of this on board, so be sure to speak up. When we flew Southwest last Halloween, we promptly made everyone around us aware of the freebie, and all of a sudden we had a festive little flight brewing. If you want to keep it going after the first round, remember that Southwest also has a rotating $4 in-flight drink special.