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Archive for February, 2010

Flashback Fridays–1981 Aerial Views of Dallas Love Field

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I love historical aerial photos because they not only freeze an object in time, they place the object in the context of its surroundings.  For example, I wrote an article for Trains magazine about Dallas Union Station, and in the Dallas Public Library’s photo collection, I found an aerial view of the terminal from the late 1940s.  The photo was a perfect companion to the... read more

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(Canada) Red Mittens

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Little did I know that when I first composed a blog about my non-Southwest Airlines passion (figure skating, in honor of the 2010 Winter Olympics), that I’d have a little Olympic adventure of my own to share. Let me explain. While out on a teambuilding exercise with my graphic design team a few weeks ago, I received the greatest tweet ever. I had just won a Valentine’s... read more

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Old But Timely

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This episode of Red Belly Radio is a “Best Of.” Do you remember when they were called “Re-runs?” the trouble with re-runs is that you wound up watching the “Brady Family Christmas” in July. This is a “Best Of” and it is timely. How, you may ask? Because it is about how planes are deiced and with all the winter weather we have had I know I could use a refresher.

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Blame it on my Mom and Katarina Witt

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I might be a professional graphic designer, but I have a confession…I am a figure skating addict. I admit, I have the most amazing job with a talented Team of Designers, but I really can’t wait to get on the ice every Saturday morning. This icy addiction can really be traced back to two remarkable women—my Mom and Katarina Witt (let me explain). As far back as I can... read more

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Celebrating Black History Month–History 365

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Black History Month sometimes comes and goes without us ever realizing it. I remember Black History Month when I was a kid, and we always leaned about who I would call the big three, Martin Luther King Jr., George Washington Carver, and Rosa Parks. Although the big three helped change the scope of our country for the better, we have so many more individuals before and after... read more

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Celebrating Black History Month–Remembering Rosa Parks

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Our memories of Rosa Parks, the Mother of the Modern Civil Rights Movement, remind us that everyday is Black History.  Rosa Parks was known as an ordinary woman who did extraordinary things.  Recently, in Washington, D.C., I was invited by the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute to represent Southwest Airlines at the U.S. Capitol to celebrate what would have been Rosa Parks’... read more

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Flashback Fridays–Interim Liveries Part Two

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As promised, here is another look at some more interim liveries used here at Southwest.  As I mentioned in an earlier Flashback Friday post, airlines sometimes operate aircraft in the color scheme of their previous carrier, but with modified titles.  This can happen in a merger or during a shortterm lease.  For example, the old British Overseas Airways... read more

LUV in the Air, LUV in the Plane, LUV in the Valley

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True “LUV” takes flight again as Southwest Airlines commemorated its 35th Anniversary of service to Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas, with a ceremony honoring love, commitment, and fun while hosting a Southwest-themed wedding and instant honeymoon for one lucky Valley couple. Rio Grande Valley natives Justin Lang and Rhonda Miller started their new life... read more

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Cheesesteak Wit Beans: Keeping Score

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What’s better, a Philly “cheesesteak wit” or Boston baked beans? To properly eat a cheesesteak, there is a certain stance one should take in order to not spill on one’s shirt. Cheesesteak: one. Boston Baked beans have been around a lot longer than the cheesesteak. Beans: One. Philadelphians Pat and Harry Olivieri are usually credited with inventing the cheesesteak... read more

Best Company for Leadership Award

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I was visiting a class in our University for People recently and overheard a conversation by two Leaders who were in town for a workshop.  One Leader stated “Being a Manager is a job description, becoming a Leader is a choice.”   Wow, he nailed it. We were proud to learn today that Southwest placed #2 on Business Week’s list of 2009 Best Companies for Leadership. ... read more

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