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November 23, 2010

Windows and Southwest Airlines Team Up to Take the Hassle Out of the Holidays

Holiday photos are one of the most popular ways for families to get into the holiday spirit. From the required photo on Santa’s lap to family photos in holiday cards, pictures have always been a key part of celebrating the season, connecting with those you love and sharing memories – in person or from afar. Unfortunately, spending hours in line at the mall to get your picture taken with Santa also makes it one of the most time-consuming traditions.

If you’re flying Southwest Airlines this holiday, we’ve got a present for you! This December, Windows and Southwest are teaming up to offer you free Holiday Photos on the Fly at the gate while you wait for your flight! Starting December 2 and continuing every weekend until Christmas, Southwest and Windows will offer free holiday photos to passengers at 26 airports across the United States.


Each weekend, passengers can stop by one of Santa’s “workshops” in select Southwest terminals and have their photo taken with Santa or a fun winter backdrop. A Windows 7 Elf will guide them through an online experience to learn how to edit, share, and store their photos with ease, thanks to Windows Live and Windows 7. Families will then be able to print a copy of their photo at the airport, or visit to retrieve and share their photos online once they get where they’re going.

If you’re lucky enough to be in New York City this week, you can drop by Bryant Park and get your picture taken, experience Windows Live, play with Kinect and check out the hottest new PCs and Windows Phones – some of which aren’t even available in stores.

Windows and Southwest are making a holiday tradition easier and celebrating the simple things that make this time of year special: spending time with family, connecting with friends and sharing good cheer.


Holiday Photos on the Fly will be available in the following cities: Albuquerque, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, El Paso, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Nashville, New Orleans, Oakland, Ontario, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, San Jose, San Antonio, St Louis, Seattle, and Tampa.

So, plan to leave for the airport a little early and stop by to have your photo taken. From all of us at Windows and Southwest Airlines, thank you and Happy Holidays!