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Archive for May, 2010

An Amazing Thing

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As the Official Airline of the Honor Flight Network, Southwest Airlines flies Veterans of World War II all through the year to visit their memorial in Washington, D.C. year round. We’re honored and humbled to be a part of what is a trip of a lifetime for many of these Veterans. Recently, the Honor Flight Network received a beautiful letter from Southwest Customer Margy... read more

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Denver Storm Cloud

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Our Denver Station sent us this eerie scene from the recent bad weather afflicting the Mile High City.  The wall cloud looks like the alien craft in Independence Day.

Flashback Fridays–The Texas Sesquicentennial and Southwest Airlines

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Even the most casual Southwest Airlines observer is aware of our high flying tribute to our home state of Texas, Lone Star One.  On November 7, 1990, the aircraft was unveiled in a ceremony that included the famous Kilgore Rangerettes.    Lone Star One was part of our 20th Anniversary celebrations, and in turn it “begat” our other state flag-themed specialty... read more

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Southwest Airlines Teams Up with The Container Store To Make Travel Easy

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   Hello travelers!  Let me introduce myself – my name is Kelly and I’m a 15-year employee of The Container Store – and an organized traveler!  The Container Store is delighted to partner with Southwest to kick off the summer travel season – which also happens to be during Our Organized Traveler Sale – great timing, huh?   So, of course, we know you LUV... read more

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My Favorite Southwest Airlines Moment

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  When I was in Customer Relations, we had a committee called the Spirit Committee.  This particular group works hard to ensure that birthdays, wedding showers, baby showers, and anything else worth celebrating (which is a lot here at Southwest Airlines) goes off “with a bang.”  So, when we got a “newbie” in the Department, we asked them to fill out the Spirit... read more

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Southwest Airlines Shares the Spirit With the Trails of Northern Florida

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Long-sleeved T-shirts, bug spray, and working boots may not make your packing list when you’re headed to the beautiful beaches of Northwest Florida, but these were essentials on our lists when we headed to Panama City Beach for Southwest Airline’s opening weekend.  While we definitely enjoyed our time on the beach, we learned there’s a lot more to this area than the... read more

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Southwest Airlines Kicks Off Summer Travel With Some Tips and a Salute to Memorial Day

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Memorial Day is this Monday, May 31, and while the Nation honors those who gave their lives for this country; Southwest Airlines is paying tribute to servicemen and women who are traveling with us on this holiday! We are providing a complimentary drink on board our flights to all military personnel flying with us on Memorial Day.  Just show your military ID to a Flight... read more

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Everyone Come Party

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Last week, Southwest Airlines served 68 cities across the country, this week were are up to 69! On May 23, Southwest launched service to Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport. But I have a feeling that this airport, not unlike LAX, will be referred to by its city code, not the actual name.  The city code is ECP and it is easy to remember since it allegedly stands... read more

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The Amazing Flying McPhees!

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They fly through the air with the greatest of ease;  then they jump from the planes, landing where ever they please.   It looks like Jim and Elaine with both of their daughters (Lynnie is a Southwest Flight Attendant); followed by grandkids and assorted McPhee Family Armada.  Why would they do this? you ask with alarm.  Don't they know they might break a leg or an... read more

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A Pizza Party on Southwest Airlines

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One of the things I enjoy the most about working for this Company is that I am constantly blown away by the actions of our Employees—especially when dealing with adverse circumstances.  Recently, I received a call from the ABC affiliate in Denver asking about one of our Flight Crews who served pizza to our Customers on a flight last week from Ft. Lauderdale to Denver. ... read more

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