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Archive for December, 2010

Southwest Airlines Named Best Low-Cost Airline in North America

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Business Traveler Magazine recently released their 2010 Best in Business Travel Awards revealing the public’s choice for the world’s best airlines, hotels, and more!  More than 8,000 experienced Business Traveler subscribers were chosen at random to answer a series of questions, ultimately ranking Southwest Airlines as the best low-cost carrier in North America—way to... read more

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Inside the Southwest Weather Center — Podcast

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I have always been fascinated by weather, especially growing up in Texas and going to college in Oklahoma...weather just tends to happen there.  With all of the crazy weather sweeping across the country this time of year and causing all sorts of problems for travelers, we thought it would be a great idea to sit down and talk with Southwest's Chief Meteorologist, Rick Curtis,... read more

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Winter Weather Update

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If you were dreaming of a white Christmas, you were certainly in luck if you were traveling to or lived on the east coast this weekend.   The northeast portion of the country was pummeled by Snowmageddon 2010.  When Mother Nature hands us a storm of this size and proportion, we do our best to predict what the weather will do, anticipate staffing needs, and get our aircraft... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Tales of Airline Christmases Past

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Hi everyone.  I am posting this on Christmas Eve, and I hope that you will allow me some personal reflection in this edition.  During the 58 years I have been on this planet, I have been associated with the airline industry in all 58 of those years either through Dad’s employment with Continental or my own almost 35 years of airline employment at Delta and for the last... read more

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EarlyBird—More Than Just a Better Boarding Position

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Southwest Airlines relies on a dedicated group of local Employees in every city we serve who evaluate and respond to each request for a charitable donation that comes from the community. These “Local Giving Boards” allow local Employees to decide how Southwest can be the hometown carrier when it comes to charitable giving in their communities.  Southwest Airlines focuses... read more

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Southwest Airlines: Giving in a Time of Crisis

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Southwest Airlines relies on a dedicated group of local Employees in every city we serve who evaluate and respond to each request for a charitable donation that comes from the community. These “Local Giving Boards” allow local Employees to decide how Southwest can be the hometown carrier when it comes to charitable giving in their communities.  Southwest Airlines focuses... read more

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Holiday Traditions

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I’m a sucker for holiday traditions.  I love to hear all about what other families do at the holidays. I love to cook and love to eat, so each story gives me a new idea to add to my own holiday menu. Earlier this month, I was attending a work function, and the subject of holiday traditions came up. I was surrounded by folks from places in Texas further south than my East... read more

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Southwest Airlines Supports Youth Leadership

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  Southwest Airlines maintains a dedicated group of local Employees in every city we serve who evaluate and respond to each request for a charitable donation that comes from the community. Southwest Airlines focuses its resources primarily on five areas of charitable giving: the Military and it Families, Families Facing Serious Illness, Youth Leadership and Community... read more

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They Did It!

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Last week I brought you remarks from Gary Kelly, our Chairman, President, and CEO from the Williams Trophy Presentation in Washington DC.   In part two of this series we present remarks from Vice President Operations Coordination Center Jeff Martin who was tasked with leading the efforts of training our Pilots and retrofitting our aircraft for Required Navigational... read more

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Southwest Airlines and a Special Journey For John

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Southwest Airlines relies on a dedicated group of local Employees in every city we serve who evaluate and respond to each request for a charitable donation that comes from the community. These “Local Giving Boards” allow local Employees to decide how Southwest can be the hometown carrier when it comes to charitable giving in their communities.  Southwest Airlines focuses... read more

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