Southwest Offers Free Flights For Vets

Men and women who once committed their lives to the military and their country now have a chance to tour the nation's capital for free.

North Texas based Southwest Airlines is offering it's services free of charge for veterans to visit memorials in Washington D.C. The airlines' officials said they're committing $1.2 million in free travel. It's part of the Honor Flight Network program.

Top priority is given to WWII and terminally ill veterans from all wars. Honor Flight Network will be expanding to include Korean and Vietnam Veterans

There is an application process. If you're interested you can find the application here.

You can also apply as a Guardian who would accompany vets on the tour or a Volunteer.

Examples of Volunteer positions include:

  • sending off the veterans at the airport in the morning and welcoming them home at the end of the trip with a cheering reception
  • answering office phones and entering application info into the data system
  • mailing requested material and purchased merchandise
  • contacting veterans and guardians to make arrangements based on our projected flight schedules