SWA Vacations lets friends fly free

DALLAS -- Southwest Airlines Vacations is allowing customers who book ski packages by Dec. 20 to bring a companion along for free. The Friends Fly Free offer is available for travel Mondays through Thursdays or on Saturdays during these periods at the following resort areas: Dec. 1 to 13 and Jan. 5 to 31 for Utah and Dec. 1 to 13, Jan. 5 to Feb. 14 and Feb. 19 to 28 for Lake Tahoe, Nev., and New Mexico.

The packages include air, hotel or condominium, taxes, ski lift ticket options and ground transportation options. Sample packages include two nights at Lake Tahoe, with roundtrip air to Reno, accommodations and a lift ticket for Heavenly starting at $449 for two.

The starting price package features accommodations at the Lake Tahoe Horizon Casino and is valid from Las Vegas and Oakland and San Jose, Calif. Additional hotels are available, and an interchangeable lift ticket, good at several areas, can be purchased.

A package to Salt Lake City starts at $374 for two people for two nights and includes accommodations, air and a one-day interchangeable ski ticket, valid at several resorts. The package has options, including rental cars and hotel transfers, that are extra.

A two-night New Mexico plan starts at $429 for two people, with air to Albuquerque, accommodations, rental car and interchangeable lift ticket, valid at several resorts. That starting price includes accommodations at the Best Western Rio Grande Inn and is valid on flights from Amarillo and Lubbock, Texas, and Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.

To qualify for Friends Fly Free, one person must be 18 years or older. Both parties must check in and travel together on the same flight. For more information, contact (800) SKI-8365.

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