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Archive for September, 2011

Rallying Around Justin

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 Dallas Flight Attendant, Valerie Waite, told us last December that her 19-year-old son Justin had been diagnosed with leukemia. They did chemotherapy right away and did a bone marrow transplant shortly after. His 10-year-old brother, Jackson, was a 100% match.  Doctors were confident the transplant would work. Justin was in remission for a while, during which time... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Dayton before AirTran

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After the merger with AirTran was announced, two of their cities took on special interest for me because I worked in both Atlanta (ATL) and Dayton (DAY) for Delta.  I wrote about ATL before AirTran a while back, and today, it’s DAY’s turn.   Dayton lays legitimate claim to being the birthplace of aviation because, even though the Wright’s first flight was... read more

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Owning it During Spirit Week

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I didn’t notice anything out of the ordinary when I arrived at work on Monday morning.  It seemed to be a typical day here at SWA.  As a new Intern on the Customer Support & Services (CS&S) Team, I haven’t been here very long, but Employees roaming the halls adorned with Southwest garb and greeting one another in passing seem to be frequent... read more

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2010 One Report: Environmentally Responsible Decisions

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This is the tenth in a series of posts about our integrated annual report, the 2010 Southwest Airlines One Report™, where we have illustrated our commitment to a triple bottom line and how our passion and focus on Performance, People, and Planet continues to propel us forward. At Southwest Airlines, we are committed to making environmentally responsible decisions and... read more

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Your Next Airport Ride Has Arrived

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Getting a ride to the airport can be a difficult and time-consuming process. You might find yourself begging your friends and family to drive you, or paying a lot of money for a cab. Well, I’ve got some exciting news to share—Southwest Airlines has a couple new Rapid Rewards partners who will help you get to the airport fast and cheap: SuperShuttle and ExecuCar!  You... read more

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Going Green: New Uses for Old Things

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I love to read tips about ways to reuse things in a new and different way.  Below are a couple of my recent favorites:Keep old squeeze bottles from your kitchen to use as bottles for your hair-care and cosmetic needs. Plastic salad dressing and cooking-oil bottles can be cleaned and refilled with soap, lotion, or shampoo.  (www.sierraclub.org) Old towels get a... read more

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Plane vs. Porsche: The Race is On

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It isn't every day an automobile dealership who specializes in Porsche, Maserati and Jaguar challenges you to a race. Nor is it every day that same dealer seeks to give you the advantage: air travel. When Aristocrat Motors approached the Kansas City Aviation Department, operator of Kansas City International Airport (MCI), and proposed a race from downtown Kansas City to the... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Early Landmark Events in Houston

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As I have mentioned in other Flashback Fridays, photos from our early days in Houston are kind of rare, although I have been fortunate enough to uncover more material as I dig deeper through our archives.  This week we don’t have any creepy characters in fur costumes, but we have uncovered some important events in the relationship between Southwest and Houston.  ... read more

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Southwest Airlines Takes Flight on the Big Screen

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Lights, camera, SWAction!  Southwest Airlines hits the big screen tomorrow as the major motion picture Moneyball starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, and Phillip Seymour Hoffman, debuts in theaters across the country. The film is based on the 2002 story of Oakland Athletic's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget by... read more

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2010 One Report: Doing Our Part On The Ground

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This is the ninth in a series of posts about our integrated annual report, the 2010 Southwest Airlines One Report™, where we have illustrated our commitment to a triple bottom line and how our passion and focus on Performance, People, and Planet continues to propel us forward. Doing our part and being a good neighbor in the communities we serve is not only important... read more

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