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Archive for May, 2009

Proud to be a Mobile Junkie……and LUV our new Mobile Site

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I take pride in that title.   Maybe that is why they asked me to write this blog about our enhanced Mobile Site, or maybe it's because I'm a part of the Team that helped implement it, or maybe it's just because I haven't blogged in a while (most likely all three). At any rate, we have been working feverishly to enhance our mobile site and it has arrived! Check out the... read more

Southwest Airlines Introduces New Pet Policy, Other Changes

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 I don’t think you will be surprised to hear me say that we are in the midst of one of the most challenging times in aviation history.  In fact, it’s my opinion that this decade has been the most difficult in our industry’s 100-year history, and this year is arguably the most difficult we’ve seen this decade.  While Southwest Airlines is prepared for these tough... read more

Traveling with Jack Bauer…Or not

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Jack Bauer sure will be happy this week.  Not only because this season of “24” is over (finally…it was way too suspenseful), but also because now his little furry friends can travel on Southwest Airlines flights.  For those of you who don’t know, Jack Bauer is my huge Maine Coon Cat.  Beginning today, Southwest Airlines will offer special pet fares for your cats... read more

Making My Mark at the ICDC

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Before I begin, I wanted to say how honored I am to be doing a guest post for my favorite blog!  I am a freshman in high school, and I am a commercial aviation enthusiast (aka: the crazy people who actually enjoy flying!).         A little over a week ago, I flew down to sunny Anaheim, California for DECA’s ICDC.   DECA (formerly known as... read more

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I Bought Some Stock – Now Entertain Me!

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There are two major airlines based in North Texas. Both are publically held and out of the 250+ business days of the year, both hold their annual shareholders’ meeting on the same date. Do we plan it? I really don’t know.  I was no where around when the dates were picked by either airline, but much to the chagrin of our local media, Southwest Airlines and American... read more

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Orange You Glad We LUV You?

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Sometimes you just have to stop and smell the oranges. Especially yesterday because Orange County celebrated 15 years of Service with Southwest Airlines, and we had a tubular time. Not to mention that SWA is SO in LUV with the OC. Fun in the fake sun was had with some summer classics blasting from a souped up iPod, and someone attempted faux surfing on a surfboard loaned... read more

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Thoughts on Our Transportation Heritage

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When it comes from getting to “here” from “there,” there has been a constant push  to do it faster (until the demise of Concorde at least), more reliably, and more comfortably.  The steamship doomed the sailing vessels by eliminating the need for a following wind, and steam locomotive made long distance train travel possible.  The Wright Brothers' use of... read more

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Saluting Memorial Day Heroes

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I would like to share a few thoughts about this year’s Memorial Day and what it means to me. I am a Marine Colonel and my wife is a Recruiter for Southwest Airlines. For me, Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the sacrifices of our fellow Americans who have served in the military and lost their lives in that service. They are gone, and we are reminded that they paid a... read more

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Honor Flights Salute Deserving Veterans

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Just in time for Memorial Day, the Honor Flight Network has named Southwest as its Official Commercial Airline.  Almost every week at Baltimore/Washington (BWI) we receive the Honor Flights from all over the country.  Honor Flight is a non-profit organization formed to transport America's veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their... read more

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A Memorial Day Honor For One of Our Own

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  As many of you may know, Southwest Airlines partnered with the Center for Citizen Leadership last November to endow two Fellowships in honor of two Southwest Employees who gave their lives in the current war-- Sergeant Charles B. Kitowski III, U.S. Army and Sergeant First Class Michael T. Fuga, Army National Guard.   This Memorial Day, the Center for Citizen... read more

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