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Archive for April, 2007

Pilot Trip Report–Day Three

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This is the final installment in Captain Ray Stark's springtime trip report.  To view the first day, click here, and for the previous day, click here.  (To enlarge photos, click on the picture.) Day 3: Five Legs To Phoenix (Louisville to St. Louis to Tulsa to Las Vegas to San Diego to Phoenix) By the time we arrive at the airport in Louisville (SDF), it is just getting... read more

Our First Birthday

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Yup, that's right--Nuts About Southwest just turned one year old.  It has been a wonderful and exciting first year for all of us associated with the blog, and we hope that you have enjoyed the past year just as much as we have.  Angela Vargo and I can still remember waiting around for our first comment.  When it finally came, you never saw it.  We were crestfallen because... read more

Sayin’ it Loud – Sayin’ it Proud

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Last week, I was out to dinner with a very good friend of mine. We were celebrating her birthday at one of our favorite restaurants, and after dinner, we decided to continue the evening at our favorite watering hole. In what could have been a "Wanna get away?" moment for a very nice young man standing next to us, my friend found herself dampened by the drink he spilled in her... read more

Wanna Get Away Customer video airs tonight!

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Back in December, we asked if anyone had, or witnessed a Wanna Get Away moment. You know, those awkward and humiliating moments when you'd rather be anywhere else? We then asked you to recreate the moments on video and you did! A panel of judges selected Brian Cates' "Out on a Limb" as the Grand Prize Winner out of approximately 140 entries. There were other winning videos as... read more

Pilot Trip Report–Day Two

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This is the second installment of Captain Ray Stark's springtime trip report.  To read the first installment, click here.  (To enlarge the photos, click on the picture.) Day Two: Three Legs To Louisville On this day we are blessed with a nifty 737-700. The 700 can fly higher and faster than the older 737-300 and 500 models. Today, both of these attributes will be handy to... read more

USS Blog Boy’s Deployment Diary–Chapter Two

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(Francisco recently sent us the second installment of his Deployment Diary onboard the USS Nimitz.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  His ship is the aircraft carrier behind the lead ship in the top photo.) I refer to everyday as the same day. While being out to sea you lose track of time and you may even loose track on what day it is. I work the night shift so my schedule... read more

Chilly chili cookoff!

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The air was cold and the chili was hot as fun loving Southwest Employees, families and friends gathered for our "34th and Last Southwest Airlines Chili Cookoff" on Saturday, April 14, at Shadow Creek Ranch.  We always say "last" because when the first chili cookoff was held, it was uncertain if Southwest would be around for a second cookoff! There are many stories to be told... read more

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I BLOGGED. YOU FLAMED. WE CHANGED.

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Admittedly, while that's not quite as catchy as Caesar's famous Latin phrase "veni, vidi, vici" ("I came, I saw, I conquered"), it pretty well sums up the aftermath of my "Why Can't I Make Reservations Further In Advance?" blog piece. In it, I explained the rationale behind Southwest's policy of not allowing reservations more than 180 days in... read more

Battle of the Brands

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I thought y'all might enjoy reading this post from Jonathan Berr on AOL's "blogging stocks:LUV" page.  He has some nice things to say about Southwest, and please note the online poll.

Vote For Nuts!

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"Nuts" was nominated for "Best Corporate Blog" in the Blogger's Choice Awards and we need your vote! (Hey, we're not too proud to ask, beg and plead for your support.) Go here to vote.