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Archive for April, 2008

Grande, Please!

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What are your morning caffeine rituals?  Do you drink the same black coffee every morning with French vanilla or hazelnut creamer?  The power of coffee not only does wonders for my attention level, of course, but really plays a role mentally for me.I base what kind of coffee I choose to drink each and every morning by how jam packed my day is planned out to be. I trick... read more

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And the Freddie Goes to…Southwest Airlines

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April 24, 2008 was quite a night for our frequent flyer program, Rapid Rewards. After a year of ups and downs in the airline industry, we were thrilled to win three awards and place in the top five in four other categories at the 20th Annual Freddie Awards. For those of you who don't know what a Freddie is, let me explain. As David Grossman points out in his article in USA... read more

Odds and Ends

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We have a temporary shortage of posts in the ol' "blog larder" this week, so I thought I would share some unusual stuff I found while monitoring the blogosphere.   The first "blink" comes from Flight International again, and it is about a priest who is missing after he strapped himself to a bunch of helium balloons.  (The scariest part about this post... read more

Last Flight

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A lot of you are probably too young to remember the fall of South Vietnam, but it was a very tumultuous time.  The Flight International blog has posted a video taken 33 years ago on the last flight from DaNang to Saigon.  Besides the heroics of the World Airways Crew on the flight, the durability and toughness of Boeing aircraft are displayed in the video.

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Freedom To Fly

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Everyone knows that airline employees get the benefit of free travel. If there is an open seat, we can go. What you may not know is that Southwest also extends those flight privileges to our spouse, minor children, and parents. The Freedom to Fly is one of the best things about working for Southwest. It became even more of a blessing when my wife's mom, Mary, was diagnosed... read more

What’s in Your Belly?

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As part of my job with Southwest Airlines, I travel quite a bit, and, as a result, get to see some interesting places and things...not a bad perk!  I also see various unique aspects of Southwest Airlines, and the things that we do as a Company. One aspect that I certainly find to be amazing is the incredible array of products moved as air cargo in the belly of our aircraft,... read more

Roll It Forward

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 There are a zillion things about our Culture at Southwest Airlines that never cease to amaze me.  Our CEO, Gary, dressed in full drag handing out peanuts on a Halloween flight; Employees are all on a first-name basis with not only our CEO, but our President (Colleen), and our Co-Founder and Chairman (Herb); and the fact that no one at the Company even bats an eye at the... read more

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Behind the Scenes with Illinois One

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I finally added some additional photos.  On Monday, Paula posted about the ceremonies that introduced our newest specialty aircraft, Illinois One, to the Southwest fleet.  Well, I was there working as a volunteer with our Public Relations folks at the event.  Let me tell you, events like this don't happen overnight, and they involved a lot of coordination among all the... read more

Three’s A Crowd

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Several months ago, my husband and I received the most shocking news of our life. It was our first sonogram and we were giddy invisioning our first child. The doctor looked at my husband and said "Please don't hate me." Were my dreams of a family coming to a crashing hault? To our surprise, we were blessed with beyond measure with three. TRIPLETS! I've recently... read more

Life After the Navy

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For those of you who followed Francisco's posts during his deployment on the Nimitz last year, he offers us this update in his life.  I left the Navy and San Diego on October 15th 2007. I signed some paper work and recieved my DD form 214--honorable discharge. My base decals were stripped off my vehicle, and I turned over my military I.D. back to the government. My bags were... read more

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