Southwest Airlines gave away free Nintendo Switches to passengers

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Nintendo and Southwest Airlines have teamed up to give away Nintendo Switches.

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Lucky passengers on one Southwest Airlines flight didn’t just get a free drink and snacks. They all received a free Nintendo Switch and a copy of Mario Maker 2 as part of a new partnership between the airline and the Japanese company. 

Southwest began its Lets Play Getaway sweepstakes on July 15, according to a press release from the airline. The company will give away a Nintendo Switch and a digital copy of Mario Maker 2 every day until August 13. Passengers on Southwest flight 2246 from Dallas to San Diego on Wednesday were the lucky ones, receiving the console and game. 

Nicholas Friedman, social media manager for Funimation, was on that flight and tweeted images of the free swag he received. 

Southwest will also be at San Diego Comic-Con in the Nintendo gaming lounge. Attendees can stop by to enter the sweepstakes and play the air travel-inspired Super Sky Challenge course in Super Mario Maker 2. 

Nintendo said Wednesday a Nintendo Switch with a longer battery life will come out in August. Last week, the company revealed its new portable-focused Switch Lite