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Archive for December, 2009

Years and Years of New Years Memories

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It used to be that New Years Day capped the end of the holiday season, but it really doesn’t seem that way any more.  Back in the day, the big four bowl games were all on January 1, and once they were complete, it was back to the grind until Thanksgiving of the New Year.  Then along came the Super Bowl in late January, which helped to extend the holidays.  Now the big... read more

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The (First) Blizzard of 09

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An odd thought ran through my mind the week before Christmas. Spending my second night in a hotel while the "BLIZZARD OF '09" dumped a couple of feet of snow on Baltimore and much of the Northeast, I began to realize, we have this all wrong. We need to have Christmas in summer like they do in Australia. That way our Christmas travel plans would never be interrupted... read more

Christmas Memories Over the Years

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This year marks my 58th Christmas (one of these days, I will decide on what I want to be when I grow up), and I have some favorite Christmas memories over the years.  My “Santa” years occurred as a young child in Amarillo, and when I think of that time, I have all of these random memories flash by.  I can remember visiting Santa in his “home” on the grounds of the... read more

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Southwest Hosts the Rockettes

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Here at Southwest Airlines, if there’s one thing we LUV, it’s celebrating the Holidays! So, to help us celebrate, the world-famous Radio City Rockettes ‘kicked-off’ the busy Holiday travel week at Dallas Love Field.    The precision dance company known for their eye-high kicks and fancy costumes, spent some time at Love Field Monday as they visited with... read more

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There’s No Such Thing As Centrifugal Force

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This week’s episode of Red Belly Radio is about physics. In it, you will learn the difference of Centrifugal and Centripetal forces and about the energy required to move 321,300 tons through the air. BTW, that is about four times the weight of the Queen Elizabeth (the ship, not the actual Queen). (Did I really need to point that out?) I hope you enjoy the Physics of Santa... read more

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Holiday Thanks to Southwest Employees

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Each year, Southwest Employees involved in the Companywide Culture Committee, gather together to stuff 3,000 goodie bags full of trinkets and treats to give to our hardworking Flight Attendants and Pilots who sacrifice being home with their Family, to keep our red bellied beauties braving the skies for the Holidays. We have thousands of dedicated Southwest Employees who... read more

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Share the Spirit

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Everyone knows how the People of Southwest LUV our Customers and take great care of them on the planes, in the airport, and on the telephone.  What you might not know, but would expect, is that same care and love extends beyond our Customers to our Communities.  We hire People who care, so it stands to reason that they would also want to help the communities where they live... read more

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Oh Deer Holiday Contest

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The good folks at the Where I've Been web site have come up with a contest involving their Twitter site, and they asked us to spread the word.    Breaking news out of the North Pole: Rudolph's famous glowing nose is busted! We're as stunned as you are. With a particularly foggy Christmas Eve ahead, Santa just couldn't afford to take any chances, and he's already... read more

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What’s In A Name?

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Quite a bit, apparently. At least we think so. It all started with a few dozen donuts, kolaches, (it’s a Czech-Texan thing…see pic below) and a dream. A dream that a group of Marketing and Communications Employees wouldn’t get completely loopy from all the sugar in the room and actually come up with a creative name for our newest e-mail. kolache [kuh-lah-chee]: a type... read more

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Gift Wrap Boot Camp with The Container Store

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Just in time for Christmas, a special blog post from our guest, Courtney Shaver of The Container Store. We just can’t contain ourselves!  Today, The Container Store hosted 20 Southwest Airlines volunteers at one of our stores in Dallas to learn how to create a beautiful gift wrap presentation. Our Gift Wrap Stylists shared tips and tricks for how to create crisp corners... read more

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