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New Photos and Video Now Available From Southwest Airline's First Flights to Memphis

November 08, 2013

Elvis Presley Enterprises and the City of Memphis teamed up to welcome Southwest Airlines' first flights to the Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll! Fans can now check out new video (above) and new photos of all of the day's events!

Fans rocked gold shades and enjoyed Elvis music at the Memphis International Airport as the Memphis family welcomed Southwest Airlines for the first time. Passengers aboard the first flight from Chicago to Memphis were in for a surprise when they received free Elvis shades and passes to Graceland, along with Elvis tribute artist finalist Brandon Bennett performing Elvis tunes at 35,000 feet in the air.

Meanwhile in Memphis, city officials, Southwest officials and passengers were serenaded by 2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Dean Z while waiting for the first official flight to land. Fans enjoyed popular Elvis hits such as "Blue Suede Shoes" and "Suspicious Minds."

Check out our new video and photos and plan your own rock 'n' roll pilgrimage to Graceland! Elvis fans can get great deals by booking your flights through and enter to win the "Southwest Spirit Magazine's Memphis Getaway Sweepstakes" by visiting