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Flashback Fridays: Florida One

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This week marks the fifth anniversary of Florida One joining the fleet as our eighth flagship aircraft on April 23rd, 2010.  The 737-700 serves as our high-flying tribute to the Sunshine State and the 4,300+ Employees that call Florida home. Similar to the other flagship aircraft in the now fleet of 10, Florida One is a 110’ long depiction of the state’s flag.  46... read more

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The Destination Dragons Tour Experience

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This post is guest written by Kate Depetro, who won a seat on the Imagine Dragons Destination Dragons Tour on the Ellen Show. If you were to ask me how I won, I would tell you the stars aligned. If you were to ask me if I knew what was about to happen, I would tell you I never dreamed of anything this big. My eyes glanced down at the sheet of paper with the Destination... read more

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We’re Two, Two Thankful to be TripAdvisor’s Favorite Airline…again

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I’m “two” excited to share the news. In the latest tribute to our incredible Employees and Customers, Southwest has been chosen as TripAdvisor’s Favorite Airline for the second consecutive year! This recognition means a lot, because loyalty like this is a direct result of Hospitality, setting us apart from the rest. Every vote came from an extra mile our Employees... read more

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Southwest Heart of the Community Program Makes Great Spaces in more Places!

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Happy Earth Day!  Every year, Southwest celebrates Earth Day in a variety of ways—recycling cans inflight, participating in clean-up projects in our communities, and planting new spring trees and flowers at home.  This year, in honor of Earth Day, we are proud to announce that the Southwest Heart of the Community Program is growing again! Since our launch in 2014,... read more

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Every Seat Has a Story: LUV at First Bite

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A Hero, by definition, is a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities; but you don’t have to scale a mountain or face a lion to be a “Hospitality Hero.” In one of our recent LUV Mail stories, we heard from Customer Jennifer Robertson, a real estate agent in Dallas.  While Ms. Robinson was traveling from Dallas to... read more

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Southwest: The Magazine’s April Star … Cecil Medina

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Although raking leaves with your dad doesn’t typically fall into the category of life-changing events, First Officer Cecil Medina was in the middle of yard work when his dad first asked where he wanted to go to college. His father’s next question was: “How are you going to pay for it?” The unexpected reality check was the start of a journey that would lead Cecil to the... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Signals of Success

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The aviation industry has “borrowed” many terms and practices from the maritime world, such as how we refer to the right side of the plane as the starboard side, or even the Pilot in Command being known as the Captain, just as he or she would on a boat. And in 1990, Southwest Airlines paid tribute aviation’s maritime heritage with our International Collection of uniform... read more

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From: Tim Murphy

Brotherly Ball Game

April saw the celebration of National Sibling Day on the 10th and the beginning of the Major League Baseball season.  We share with you a letter that we received last baseball season that still rings true in the hearts of Southwest Employees and the Murphy brothers. On June 30, 2014, my flight to Providence was cancelled due to bad weather at Chicago. I was traveling with... read more

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Celebrating our Servants’ Hearts at Volunteers of LUV

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At Southwest, we have a passion for people- a passion that comes from the heart and motivates us to not only make a positive difference, but change lives. Each year at our annual Volunteers of LUV event, we celebrate Employee volunteers who embody the Southwest Airlines Servant’s Heart. Southwest is committed to being a good neighbor in the cities we serve, but we... read more

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It’s Show Time! Missouri One Joins the Southwest Fleet

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With more than 30 years of service in Missouri, we’re showing our commitment to the state in a big way! Earlier today at the Aviation Technical Services hangar at Kansas City International Airport (the first Show-Me State city we served), Southwest introduced the latest addition to our fleet—Missouri One! She is a 737-700 that is emblazoned with an artist’s rendition of... read more

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