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Flashback Fridays: Lounge Seating

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An unforgettable fixture of our early cabins was their classic lounge seating.  For over 30 years, they could be considered the most sought-after, or avoided, seats on the plane. Lounge seats could be found in the first and last rows, as well as around the overwing exits.  The reversed row of seats made a great place for business travelers to have a meeting “on the... read more

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A Roundtrip Surprise

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It was a special day for Kansas City barber Joey Thomas when he received a big surprise from the city’s Mayor. Thomas, a father of two – including a newborn, is deeply invested in helping his community become a better place. One of the initiatives he is very involved in happens to be one that Southwest Airlines supports. It’s a reading-focused organization called... read more

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How to Celebrate July 4th: Fireworks in Your Favorite SWA Cities

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You could watch your hometown’s fireworks this Fourth of July... or you could take advantage of the incredible fanfare at one of these Independence Day celebrations.   Lights on the Lake Touted as the biggest fireworks display in Southern California. Watch the show from Big Bear Lake’s public parks or from a boat! Make sure to bring a blanket—it can get chilly! Fly... read more

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HELLO 2016! January/February Schedule Now Open!

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Good afternoon, everyone!  Today Southwest extended its schedule through January and February, and out to March 8, 2016—there are several changes to note. First, this schedule reflects a bit of a reduction overall to about 3,600 weekday flights, but that happens every year as we move from the end-of-year frenzy into the somewhat quieter months of January and February.... read more

Social Media Day 2015 is here, and Southwest Airlines is celebrating!

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UPDATE: Periscope has emerged victorious in the Social Media Day 2015 competition! Brooks and Stancil showed us the T-point, and the crowds loved it! Thank you to everyone who tuned in; we love bringing you a behind the scenes look at our favorite airport, Dallas Love Field. Social Media Day is put on each year by Mashable to highlight “the contributions made by... read more

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Angi and Tim’s Exceptional Experience

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My fiance (now husband), Tim, and I were heading down to Pensacola, Fla., to get married.  I did not inform Southwest of our wedding plans, but thanks to an Employee at the Nashville airport to whom I asked a wedding dress-related question, our Flight Crew found out why we were traveling and made us feel exceptional throughout the flight.  It was the best trip ever! After... read more

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The Adventures of Southwest and TurboRoo!

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Birthdays are a big deal at Southwest Airlines, and we were happy to support our furry friend, TurboRoo, on his very first birthday adventure! We flew TurboRoo and his family from their home in Indianapolis to Denver, where his birthday wish came true. TurboRoo was born with only two back legs, but that never stopped him from being  an energetic and happy pup. Shortly after... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Remembering Bill Franklin

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Late last week, Bill Franklin, our first Vice President of Ground Operations, passed away at the age of 88.  While Bill has been retired for many years, his contributions to our Company were a key factor in the success we enjoy today.  As a member of the “Over the Hill Gang,” Franklin came into our young Company to help turn it into a profitable venture in less than... read more

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Paper Airplanes in Space? Breaking an Out-of-this-World Record

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Southwest Captain Scott Fitzgerald shares a “moment of discovery” with his two children, a school district, the town mayor, and the Guinness Book of World Records through Adopt-A-Pilot. When I began volunteering with Adopt-A-Pilot in 2009, breaking a Guinness World Record was not on my radar. However, it has quite literally been the flight of my life. In my six years... read more

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Southwest Airlines Throws Surprise Wedding Shower in Baltimore

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With June being the most popular month for weddings, we figured there’s no better time to feature this couples’ story of love, and how our Employees worked together to make their engagement even more memorable.  Andy McIlvaine was an excited groom-to-be, flying out of Baltimore to Portland, Maine,  to propose to his girlfriend, Kelley Mulfinger, when he experienced... read more

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