In an effort to help advertise the Wii U, Nintendo gave
everyone on a Southwest flight from New Orleans to Dallas a free console.
The 100-passenger flight was informed on the plane and had a
photo-op with Mario upon landing. They were also able to play at Wii U gaming
lounges, now available in some major airports through a partnership of Nintendo
and Southwest Airlines.
“As Southwest’s video game partner, our aim is to bring
smiles to travelers and Southwest Employees through the fun of Nintendo video
So far a few airports have been confirmed to receive the Wii
U lounges, including Dallas Love Field, Chicago Midway, Denver, Atlanta, Tampa
Bay, and St. Louis.
The two companies are even hosting a giveaway, with 30 grand
prizes consisting of two round-trip tickets on Southwest Airlines and a Wii U.
You can enter the contest here.
Make sure to check out the video above and let us know what