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Archive for October, 2007

Gary’s Costume

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A lot of you have been wondering "who" Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly will be this Halloween.  The answer is in, and he revealed his outfit at a gala photo shoot this morning. The lovely "Edna Turnblad" is visting Southwest Headquarters as part of "her" tour promoting the movie "Hairspray."  Thanks to Mallory Messina for contributing this suggestion on Gary's blog piece.

The BlogWorld Winner is…

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Drum roll, please.  The winner of our BlogWorld contest is Luther Lowe, aka "espressod," and he scored an impressive 424 thumb's up with his caption of "What happens in Vegas starts on Southwest" for the photo below. Luther will receive two roundtrip passes to Las Vegas on Southwest Airlines, a three-nights stay at the MGM Grand, and admission to the BlogWorld Expo on... read more

Putting on Our Game Face

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Hurricane threats, thunderstorms, nor rain on game day can't keep Southwest Airlines away from the Prince George's Classic in Maryland for the last four years. Can you believe it has rained for the past three years?  But, this year's forecast was perfect -- sunny and in the 80s. The Prince George's Classic is a one-stop, educational, and cultural extravaganza.  The Classic... read more

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O’ Miss, may I ask you a question?

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We are asked a lot of questions during flight.  The most-asked question is, "Can I use the rest room?"  The next is, "Where are we?"  The craziest question I've ever been asked is, "Did you used to be a boy?"  (My ID picture was taken when I had real short hair.)   I gave the lady my most serious look and said, "Yes, and this gentleman here was my sister!"  I'd like... read more

Aviation Milestone– with a dash of humor

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This morning, the world's first scheduled A-380 flight touched down in Sydney after it completed  the Singapore Air flight from Singapore.  Congrats to the Airbus and Singapore Air folks for this accomplishment.  But, the world is full of pundits.  Besides being a total airplane geek, I am a connoisseur of parody, and I came across a blink on Holley Hegeman's blog, Plane... read more

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Two Days Left For Blog World Contest

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Just a quick reminder that midnight tomorrow (Pacific Time on October 26) is the close of our photo caption contest for a free trip on Southwest Airlines to Las Vegas to attend Blog World.  You still have time to enter and/or vote for your favorite caption at our official contest site.   The Blog Team is looking forward to meeting the winner (and hopefully, a few... read more

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We got Spirit, yes we do! We got Spirit, how `bout YOU?

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For those of you in the know, Southwest Airlines has an award winning inflight magazine called Spirit!  The magazine has a word from our President, Colleen Barrett, all kinds of great articles, travel tips, puzzles (yes, Sudoku for you Sudoku people!), and even contests for you to enter.  If you haven't had the opportunity to check out this months magazine by taking a... read more

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More Shameless Self-Promotion

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Terry Maxon of The Dallas Morning News and its aviation blog, Airline Biz, has kiddingly accused us of that sin, and I guess we are gonna have to plead "guilty" because we can't resist doing a one-week anniversary post on Southwest Airlines' winning the PR News blog award.  If you would like to read more about the event, click here, and below is a photo of the lovely... read more

Where everyone knows your name…

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So...did an image of Sam, Norm, Cliff, or Woody just pop in your head? While I do love the TV show Cheers, I am referring to an attitude, lifestyle or personality. Several months ago, my job brought me back to Southwest's Headquarters building. Everyone is so friendly. Even people I've never met before. (My previous position was in a Field Marketing Regional Office--we were... read more

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Win a Trip to BlogWorld in Fabulous Las Vegas

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  That's right!  Here's your chance to do something in Vegas that will stay in Vegas.  Southwest Airlines is proud to be the Official Airline of the BlogWorld Expo, which is being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center on November 8 and 9.  This is a huge event promoting blogging and new media, and we hope everyone will stop by our booth at the event and meet some of... read more