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Making Barron’s Wish an Incredible Journey

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At Southwest Airlines, we connect people to what’s important in their lives.  We LUV celebrations and making the ordinary, extraordinary.  This is a guest post by Juli McClave, wish granter and Volunteer Manager for Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington. To paraphrase Ralph Waldo Emerson, experiences are made by the journey, not the destination.  As a society that tends to... read more

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Going Green: Five Surprising Recyclable Items

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At Southwest Airlines, we have established an onboard co-mingled recycling program that we are proud to report has diverted more than 12,500 tons of paper, plastic, aluminum, and cardboard from landfills into recycling facilities since August 2008.  That’s the weight of nearly 300 Boeing 737-700 aircraft! When they’re not on our canyon blue planes, many of our Customers... read more

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Southwest’s History: It’s not all about Planes

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In celebration of National Aviation Day, August 19, our Corporate Archiving Intern Anna Weinberger (pictured above on the right) shares her experience at a recent Aviation Archivist Summit event hosted at Southwest’s Headquarters in Dallas. As the Corporate Archiving Intern this summer, I have to confess something: I don’t know much about airplanes.  You want to discuss... read more

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Southwest Airlines Flight Turns Into Fashion Show

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Something special took to the skies this week on a Southwest Airlines LUV Jet.  We normally only share the runway with other airlines and airplanes, but this week, we took fashion models and a cool partnership to new heights!  In a truly unique way, we celebrated becoming “The Official Airline of the Magnificent Mile.”  To kick off the renewed partnership and The... read more

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Nonstop Love: Fast Lauderdale

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Beginning October 13, Dallas Love Field is FREE!  The restrictions of the Wright Amendment will be gone, ushering in nonstop destinations that span from coast to coast.  Southwest has been counting down the years and weeks (literally—we have a billboard at the Love Field entrance and a countdown clock in our Headquarters lobby) until we can say, “Goodbye, Wright... read more

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Happy National Roller Coaster Day!

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Today, August 16, happens to be National Roller Coaster Day, and here at Southwest Airlines with our Fun-LUVing, quirky side, we’ve certainly got a roller-coaster story for you!  Supply Chain Management Intern Jake Garbelotti shares his LUV of flying and LUV of roller coasters with us. Enjoy! “Balder” is Jake’s personal favorite! We all travel for different... read more

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BeCAUSE We Care

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Emergency Response Team and Friends, July 30th Volunteer Day They say that one flame can light a thousand candles.  It can start with one person’s passion, and in turn, have a ripple effect for the greater cause.  For three decades, Employees of Southwest Airlines have supported Community Partners of Dallas (CPD).  CPD supports Child Protective Services caseworkers in... read more

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Flashback Fridays: A Gate Goodbye

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A little over a year ago, the Love Field Modernization Program hit a historic milestone when the first 11 gates were opened in the beautiful new terminal. Our first Customers were welcomed on April 16, and just a few weeks later, 12 more gates were opened.  This modernization allowed us to move the majority of our operations from our home of almost 40 years in the old West... read more

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Helping Hermanitas Achieve Their Dreams

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This guest post from Catherine Arambula, President of MANA de San Diego, originally appeared in the August 2014 edition of our onboard magazine, Spirit. What I LUV most about my role as president of MANA de San Diego, a local chapter of the national Latina organization MANA, is seeing the young women we mentor on their high school graduation days, as they realize the positive... read more

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Q&A: What’s in the belly of a Southwest aircraft?

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Our Q&A blog series answers common questions about aviation and Southwest Airlines.  Our next question about our Cargo service is answered by Senior Director of Cargo and Charters Wally Devereaux.  Have a question of your own?  Leave us a comment! On any given day, Southwest Airlines moves approximately half a million pounds of Cargo in our red belly war birds that... read more

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