Monday, October 17, 2011

Southwest Airlines sponors Napa Valley event

Have you heard? Southwest Airlines is venturing into the music, food, and wine business! Now, before you get too excited, we’re not starting our own SWA band, or having chefs on our planes; we’ll stick to what we know best. But we are the official airline sponsor of Live in the Vineyard (LITV), a three-day event that takes place twice a year in Napa Valley.

LITV consists of a series of exclusive “winner-only" acoustic concerts, wine tastings, and chef demonstrations that give event-goers a total immersion in music, food, and wine!
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-7H4 (36664/3365) N950WN now sports "Live in the Vineyard" titles. The aircraft is captured at John Wayne Orange County Airport (SNA/KSNA) on October 16, 2011 as she readies to depart for San Jose, California (SJC/KSJC) as "SWA 3164."

To kick-off our sponsorship, we held a mini-LITV event at the Southwest Porch at Bryant Park located in the heart of New York City. New Yorkers had a chance to grab a preview of the LITV experience while enjoying an intimate acoustic performance from one of the November headlining bands, O.A.R., along with light food and Napa wines, courtesy of ‘wichcraft.

As the official airline sponsor, Southwest will fly LITV contest winners to and from the Napa event on one of our Boeing 737s, which proudly displays a Live in the Vineyard decal. This aircraft will be flying across our system during the next month and will offer a spontaneous outlet for exciting artist in-flight events and Live in the Vineyard-inspired ‘surprises' for our Customers. Who knows, you may find yourself sitting next to a pop star!

(Michelle Agnew - Southwest Airlines)

(Photos by Michael Carter)

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