Southwest Airlines Hosts “Pup Rally” at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

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Southwest Airlines teamed up with Animal Planet to celebrate the Big Game—Puppy Bowl, that is—at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). Southwest hosted a Surprise & Delight Pup Rally with local Employees and Customers on Flight # 2353 that departed MSY and landed at Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas. Customers enjoyed Puppy Bowl trivia in the gate area, as well as a special visit by puppies from Take Paws Rescue, prior to boarding the  aircraft through a Puppy Bowl-themed jet bridge. Customers, Employees, and the Flight Crew were given Puppy Bowl beanies as a memento of the PAWsome flight. 

This season, Southwest also had the opportunity to play a small part in this year's event by transporting a V-I-Pup, Beignet, to participate in this Puppy Bowl XX. Beignet is a cute Dachshund Mix, representing Take Paws Rescue in New Orleans (from which  he was adopted and now lives with his fur-ever family). 

Southwest Customers can tune in to a dog-gone good time and cheer on their favorite pups with the Puppy Bowl On Demand TV series on the Southwest Inflight Entertainment Portal, which features past Puppy Bowl favorites, including last year's game "Puppy Bowl XIX," "Puppy Bowl Presents: Dog Bowl All Stars," and "Journey to Puppy Bowl," which follows puppies as they travel to compete in the Puppy Bowl.  

Customers can also catch that other Big Game with Southwest's onboard live TV on CBS by connecting to the Southwest Inflight Entertainment Portal. See the full list of channels available and free entertainment options at

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