No, Southwest Airlines isn't giving away free flights -

No, Southwest Airlines isn't giving away free flights

Posted: Updated:
ST. LOUIS, Mo. ( -

It's an eye-catching offer making the rounds on social media. 

According to a post that's being shared on Facebook, Southwest Airlines is offering two free tickets for taking a short survey in honor of the airline's 88th anniversary.

After answering three simple questions, the survey taker is asked to share the post on Facebook along with the line "Thanks Southwest Airlines" 

News 4 Investigates contacted Southwest Airlines about the offer, and learned it's a hoax. 

A spokesperson with the airline pointed out a number of issues with the Facebook post along with the fact that Southwest Airlines was founded in 1971, making it 47 years old not 88.

The spokesperson also added, "if it's too good to be true, it typically is."

Watch News 4 Now

Mouse over player for controls · LAUNCH FULL PLAYER

Powered by Frankly