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Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 12:12 pm

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Southwest Airlines@ And New Kids On The Block Announce NKOTB Party

Plane Giveaway To Las Vegas!

DALLAS, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Get excited! Block Nation Fans

from across the country will have a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime

trip to fly on the official Southwest Airlines NKOTB Party Plane from

Chicago-Midway to Las Vegas!

Southwest Airlines and New Kids On The Block's Joey McIntyre, Jordan

Knight, Donnie Wahlberg, Jonathan Knight, and Danny Wood will give

lucky fans and a guest a fan experience they'll never forget.  In

partnership with the airline, NKOTB is offering flights to Vegas for

winners this July for their exclusive engagement at The AXIS powered

by Monster at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.  From

Thursday, July 10, through Sunday, July 13, fans can see NKOTB in a

special four-night run, their ONLY North American appearance this

year.  Winning fans will not only receive a flight to Vegas from

Chicago, but they will also receive flights to Chicago to catch the

NKOTB Party Plane (restrictions apply), a two-night stay at Planet

Hollywood, tickets for the opening night NKOTB concert run at The AXIS

powered by Monster at Planet Hollywood, tickets to a private NKOTB

party after the show on July 10, and return flights home.

Fans can enter for a chance to win on Southwest Airlines' Facebook Fan

page at www.Facebook.com/southwest, as well as a chance to win by

entering at www.NKOTB.com.

As previously announced, New Kids On The Block are set to host the

ultimate Vegas weekend this summer.  The multi-platinum selling act

will show their U.S. fans some much wanted love with an exclusive

engagement at The AXIS powered by Monster at Planet Hollywood Resort &

Casino in Las Vegas.  From Thursday, July 10, through Sunday, July 13,

fans can see NKOTB in a special four night run, their ONLY North

American appearance this year.

In what will certainly be the ultimate Vegas getaway weekend, fans

will have the opportunity to hang with NKOTB at a variety of different

events throughout the action packed four days. The group will be

performing nightly at The AXIS, as well as hosting private daytime

pool parties and late night after parties. Building off the unique

experience of the annual NKOTB cruise, this weekend will be full of

one-of-a-kind experiences with the five guys that fans won't want to

miss.  After going through a major transformation, The AXIS recently

opened on Dec. 27, 2013 with its first resident artist, Britney

Spears, and also serves as home to top touring acts including NKOTB.

NKOTB will take over The AXIS stage for their own extended four-night

run, the first time for any artist to do an extended run since Britney

kicked off her show.   Special room rates starting as low as $99 will

be available for ticket holders.

Tickets are available now at www.ticketmaster.com . Exclusive VIP

packages will be available at www.nkotb.com/vip , offering fans meet &

greets and photo opportunities with the band.

See full NKOTB Party Plane contest details and official rules below.

New Kids On The Block NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK sold more than 80 million

albums worldwide -- including back-to-back international #1 songs,

1988's Hangin' Tough and 1990's Step By Step -- and a series of

crossover smash R&B, pop hits like "You Got It (The Right Stuff),"

 "Cover Girl," "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)," "Hangin' Tough,"

"I'll Be Loving You," "Step By Step" and "Tonight."  The group

shattered concert box office records playing an estimated 200 concerts

a year, in sold out stadiums throughout the world.  They still hold

many of these records to date.  They were Forbes highest paid

entertainers of 1990, beating out Michael Jackson and Madonna.  The

band boasted an extensive and highly profitable merchandise line which

included everything from lunch boxes and sleeping bags to comic books,

marbles and dolls.  More Information is available at www.nkotb.com.

ABOUT SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO. In its 43rd year of service, Dallas-based

Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from

other carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by more than

45,000 Employees to more than 100 million Customers annually. Based on

the most recent data available from the U.S. Department of

Transportation, Southwest is the nation's largest carrier in terms of

originating domestic passengers boarded.  The airline also operates

the largest fleet of Boeing aircraft in the world to serve 93

destinations in 40 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth

of Puerto Rico, and five near-international countries via wholly owned

subsidiary, AirTran Airways. Southwest is one of the most honored

airlines in the world, known for its triple bottom line approach that

takes into account the carrier's performance and productivity, the

importance of its People and the communities it serves, and its

commitment to efficiency and the planet. The 2013 Southwest Airlines

One ReportT can be found at southwest.com/citizenship. From its first

flights on June 18, 1971, Southwest Airlines launched an era of

unprecedented affordability in air travel described by the U.S.

Department of Transportation as "The Southwest Effect," a lowering of

fares and increase in passenger traffic wherever the carrier serves.

With Southwest Airlines, Bags Fly Free @ (first and second checked

pieces of luggage, size and weight limits apply), and there are no

change fees (fare difference may apply) when you need to change your

flight. Southwest's fleet offers leather seating and the comfort of

full-size cabins, a majority of which are equipped with

satellite-based WiFi connectivity over the United States, which

enables live and video-on-demand TV currently FREE compliments of

DISH, and a new, sustainable cabin interior. Southwest acquired

AirTran Airways in May 2011 and by the end of 2014 intends to complete

the full integration of the AirTran network into Southwest. With 41

consecutive years of profitability, the People of Southwest and

AirTran operate more than 3,600 flights a day. Southwest Airlines'

frequent flights and low fares are available online

at southwest.com or by phone at 800-I-FLY-SWA.

THE AXIS POWERED BY MONSTER The AXIS Powered by Monster is the

newly-renovated 7,000-seat theater at Planet Hollywood Resort &

Casino, which opened on Dec. 27, 2013 with the venue's first

artist-in-residence, Britney Spears and her show, "Britney: Piece of

Me." Partnered with the world's leading promoter of live

entertainment, Live Nation Entertainment, The AXIS marks Live Nation's

first significant alliance with a venue of this size in Las Vegas.

Through its exclusive, long-term partnership, Live Nation is dedicated

to securing an impressive set of resident headliners and top touring

acts to the venue. With a nod to the growing importance of nightlife

to the Las Vegas visitor experience, The AXIS also features in

innovative dance floor and VIP table seating concept that allows

guests a one-of-a-kind concert experience that is made even more

exceptional by the nightlife-oriented service provided by Drai's

Management Group.

PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is

the newest member of the Caesars Entertainment family in Las Vegas and

is a full partner in Total RewardsT. With 2,500 beautifully designed

guest rooms and suites showcasing some of the best views in town,

Planet Hollywood encompasses more than 100,000 square-feet of gaming,

several lounges, ten restaurants including Gordon Ramsay BurGR, KOI,

Strip House, the award-winning Spice Market Buffet and LA's Pink's Hot

Dogs, and the Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara. The resort is also home

to one of pop music's biggest superstars Britney Spears' brand new

show, "Britney: Piece of Me." The property is encircled by Miracle

Mile Shops with more 170 specialty stores and restaurants. For more

information, visit www.planethollywoodresort.com. Find Planet

Hollywood on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

"NKOTB Party Plane" Sweepstakes Rules & Regulations NO PURCHASE

NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE

OF WINNING.  VOID IN PUERTO RICO AND WHERE PROHIBITED.

a. How to Enter the Sweepstakes a. Southwest Airlines and New Kids On

The Block  "NKOTB Party Plane" ("Sweepstakes") will begin at 9 a.m. CT

on June 24, 2014 and will end at Midnight CT on Sunday, June 29, 2014

("Sweepstakes Period").   This Sweepstakes consists of one Grand Prize

Entrant must have internet access and a Facebook.  You may create a

Facebook account by accessing Facebook at http://www.facebook.com and

following the instructions to create an account for free. Information

you provide to Facebook to open an account is subject to Facebook's

privacy policy, located at www.facebook.com/privacy.

b.  During the Sweepstakes Period, enter the Sweepstakes by going to

Southwest Airlines Fan Page on Facebook@ at www.facebook.com/southwest

and "comment" on the NKOTB Party Plane post and be directed to the

official rules on the Nuts About Southwest blog. All entries submitted

will not be acknowledged or returned.  Use of any device to automate

entry is prohibited. Proof of submission of an entry shall not be

deemed proof of receipt by Southwest Airlines. Southwest Airlines'

computer is the official time keeping device for the Sweepstakes.

Southwest Airlines is not responsible for entries not received due to

difficulty accessing the internet, service outage or delays, computer

difficulties or other technological glitches.  By entering this

Sweepstakes, you agree to abide by these Official Rules and

acknowledge that this Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or

administered by or associated with Facebook@ and you agree to hold

Facebook@ and each of its parent, subsidiary and affiliated

corporations, and the officers, shareholders, directors, employees,

agents and representatives of same harmless against any and all claims

or liability arising directly or indirectly from use or misuse of a

prize or participation in the Sweepstakes.    c. One entry per person

is permitted. Any person found using multiple Facebook accounts to

enter will be found to be ineligible.

b.    Eligibility Restrictions a. The Sweepstakes is open to all legal

residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of

Columbia who are 18 years of age or older and the age of majority in

their place of residence and have a valid e-mail address and Facebook

account as of June 29, 2014.   Void in Puerto Rico and where

prohibited or restricted by law.  The Sweepstakes is offered only in

the United States.  Employees of Southwest Airlines, AirTran Airways,

NKOTB II, Inc., and the members of their immediate families (spouse

and parents, children and siblings and their spouses) and individuals

living in the same households of such employees are ineligible to

enter or win.  The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal,

state, and local laws and regulations. b. Only one winner per

household is permitted in any Sweepstakes administered by Southwest

Airlines. c. Entrants are required to provide truthful information and

Southwest Airlines will reject and delete any entry that it discovers

to be false or fraudulent.  Southwest Airlines will disqualify any

entry from individuals who do not meet the eligibility requirements,

and Southwest Airlines will also delete any entry received from

persons under the age of 13 in compliance with the Children's Online

Privacy Protection Act.

c. Prizes: a. Grand Prize: Two (2) one-way tickets for the winner and

one guest from the closest major airport to winner's residence served

by Southwest Airlines, on Southwest Airlines published, scheduled

service (subject to Southwest Airlines terms and conditions; certain

restrictions may apply) to Chicago-Midway on or around Wednesday, July

9, 2014; two one-way tickets for the winner and one guest from Las

Vegas, NV (LAS) to the closest major airport to winner's residence

served by Southwest Airlines, on Southwest Airlines published,

scheduled service (subject to Southwest Airlines terms and conditions;

certain restrictions may apply) on or around July 11, 2014; two

one-way tickets for the winner and one guest from Chicago-Midway to

Las Vegas on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, on the Official Southwest NKOTB

Party Plane; one-night hotel stay (double occupancy) in Chicago, IL on

Tuesday, July 8, two-night hotel stay (double occupancy) at Planet

Hollywood Las Vegas, Check-in on July 9, checking out on July 11,

2014; and two (2) NKOTB After Dark concert tickets on Thursday, July

10.

If the winner resides within 50 miles of Chicago, IL, the winner will

not receive two (2) one-way tickets for the winner and one guest to

Chicago and will not receive one-night hotel stay in Chicago.  If the

winner does not live in a city served by Southwest Airlines, he/she is

responsible for transportation to the nearest airport served by

Southwest Airlines. No substitutions are allowed.  Valid government

i.d. is required to travel

Approximate Prize Value is $1,750.00. Southwest Airline tickets are

subject to Southwest Airlines terms and conditions and must be used on

or around the 2014 NKOTB Party Plane dates.  Tickets will not be

refundable or redeemable for cash or credit at any time, nor will

tickets be replaced if lost or stolen. Tickets may not be sold to a

third party. Tickets valid on Southwest-operated, published, scheduled

service only from the airport nearest the winner's residence served by

Southwest Airlines.   No prize substitutions, cash equivalent, or

transfer of prizes permitted except at the sole discretion of the

Sponsors. Prize subject to availability and the Sponsors reserves the

right, at its sole discretion, to award a prize of greater or equal

value if the advertised prize is unavailable.  Taxes and any travel or

other expenses not mentioned above are solely the responsibility of

the winner.    Tickets are subject to Southwest Airlines terms and

conditions.  Tickets are not valid on code-share or AirTran operated

service, or any international service.  Certain restrictions may

apply. Use of tickets is subject to airline's conditions and tariffs,

and to all applicable federal regulations.   Winner and guest must

travel on the same itinerary.  .  If travel guest is a minor, winner

must be his/her parent/guardian, or be accompanied by his/her

parent/guardian. b. In the event that a prize or prize certificate is

mailed to the winner, it will be with the prior written consent of the

winner and therefore, winner assumes the risk of its loss.  Sponsors

are not responsible for the safe arrival of a prize or prize

certificate.

d.   Selection of Winner On or about June 30, 2014, a random drawing

from all eligible entries received during the entry period will be

conducted by Sponsor.  Sponsor's decisions are final on matters

relating to this Sweepstakes.  Prize is guaranteed to be awarded.

Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize of equal or greater

value.  Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries

received.  Potential winner will be notified vie either Facebook@ or

via e-mail.  Entrants need not be present to win. Potential winner

notification will be made on or about June 30, 2014 by the Sponsor via

Facebook.  The potential winner will be asked to contact Southwest

with a given e-mail address provided via comment on the entrant's

Facebook. Prizes will be awarded only after eligibility has been

determined.  This shall include, but not be limited to, entrants

satisfying all of the elements of the registration eligibility

criteria after a review of documentation and determination of Sponsor

in its sole discretion, such determination which shall be deemed

final.  In addition, entrants shall have fulfilled all of the

conditions and accurately completed the documentation required

herein.  Potential winner must execute and return any required

affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release in which

they agree to hold Sponsor, Facebook, and each of their parent,

subsidiary and affiliated corporations, and the officers,

shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives

harmless against any and all claims or liability arising directly or

indirectly from use or misuse of a prize or participation in the

Sweepstakes. Guest of winner, or if minor(s) their parent(s)/legal

guardian(s), must execute a Liability Release, and where legal, a

Publicity Release prior to the issuance of travel documents.

Affidavits will be mailed or emailed based on the potential winner's

preference beginning July 1, 2014.  Affidavits must be executed and

returned within seven (7) days or prize will be forfeited and an

alternate winner may be chosen. If a potential winner cannot be

contacted, is unable to accept the Grand Prize as awarded, fails to

sign and return the required affidavit of eligibility and

liability/publicity release within the required time period, or if a

prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential

winner forfeits prize and it will be awarded to an alternate winner.

Upon timely completion of required affidavits and release, winner

should expect to receive their prize in the mail by July 7, 2014.

e.   Conditions a. Payments of all federal, state and local taxes are

solely the responsibility of the winner.  Winner may be required to

sign an IRS Form W-9 or the equivalent. b. By participating in the

Sweepstakes, the winner agree to have their name, voice, or likeness

used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this

Sweepstakes without additional financial or other compensation unless

prohibited by law, and, where legal, to sign a publicity release

confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize.   c.

Southwest Airlines and NKOTB II, Inc. are not responsible for lost,

stolen, mangled, miss-delivered, postage due, illegible, incomplete or

late entries, telephone service outages, delays, busy signals,

equipment malfunctions and any other technological difficulties that

may prevent an individual from entering or claiming a prize.

d. Southwest Airlines and NKOTB II, Inc. in their sole discretion,

reserve the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry

process, the operation of Southwest Airlines website, or otherwise in

violation of the rules.  They further reserve the right to cancel,

terminate or modify the Sweepstakes if it is not capable of completion

as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering,

unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort.

e. Sponsors reserve the right to make changes in the rules of the

Sweepstakes, including the substitution of a prize of greater or

equivalent value, which will become effective upon announcement.

f. Failure to comply with the Sweepstakes rules may result in a

participant's disqualification solely at the discretion of the

Sponsor. g. The Sponsor is not responsible for typographical or other

errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the

Sweepstakes, or in the announcement of a prize. h. Copies of the

written Sweepstakes rules and a winner list (when complete) are

available during regular business hours at Southwest Airlines, P.O.

Box 36611, Dallas, TX 75235-1611.  For a winner list, send a

self-addressed return envelope, after June 30, 2014.  All requests

must be received by August 1, 2014.

i. Each entrant or participant fully releases and holds harmless

Facebook against any and all claims or liability arising directly or

indirectly from participation in the Sweepstakes, and each entrant

acknowledges that by entering the Sweepstakes they are providing

information to Sponsor and not to Facebook.

f.   Limitation of Liability:  Neither Southwest Airlines Co., AirTran

Airways, Inc., nor their affiliated entities, are responsible for

printing or typographical errors in any sweepstakes related materials;

or transactions that are processed late or incorrectly or are lost due

to computer or electronic malfunction.

Winner and guest assume all liability for any injury or damage caused,

or claimed to be caused by participation in this sweepstakes,

redemption of any prize, and use or misuse of any prize.

By entering, entrant agrees to hold harmless and indemnify Southwest

Airlines Co. and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors,

officers, employees, and agents against any and all liability,

damages, or causes of action (however named or described), with

respect to or arising out of (i) entrant's participation in the

sweepstakes, (ii) the receipt of the prizes, and/or (iii) use or

misuse of the prizes awarded herein.

g.  Construction and Disputes:  All issues and questions concerning

the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these

Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of any entrant and

Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and

construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, without

giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or

provisions (whether of the State of Texas, or any other jurisdiction)

that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other

than the State of Texas.  The invalidity or unenforceability of any

provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or

enforceability of any other provision.  In the event that any such

provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable,

these Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms

as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained

therein.

THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN THE FEDERAL OR

STATE COURTS LOCATED IN DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS.

h.  Sponsor Southwest Airlines Co., P.O. Box 36611, Dallas, TX

75235-1611

SOURCE Southwest Airlines

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/CONTACT: Media, NKOTB, Erica Gerard: 212.373.6108, Erica.Gerard@pmkbnc.com; or Southwest Airlines, Michelle Agnew: 214-792-4634, Michelle.Agnew@wnco.com; or SWA Media Line: 214-792-4847, swamedia@wnco.com

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/Web Site: http://www.southwest.com

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