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Archive for November, 2011

Fly to be Free

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For the last 40 years, Southwest Airlines has been known as the airline that has allowed everyday people in this country to be “Free to Move About the Country.”  But, over a quarter of a century before the LUV airline took to the skies with a philosophy of being “Free to Fly,” there was a group of people who took to the skies over Europe with the philosophy of... read more

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A Southwest Airlines Winter Wonderland

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Nestled in the heart of Downtown Denver lies a Southwest Airlines winter wonderland; from the holiday music to the bistro lights over the ice, to the lighted holiday trees and the Southwest-painted Zamboni, the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park truly embodies the SPIRIT of the holidays. The above holiday tune rang throughout... read more

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Going Green: Save Green and Be Green This Holiday Season!

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If you’re like me and weren’t brave enough to venture out on Black Friday and go shopping (I don’t have enough football padding to survive that madness) and you missed Cyber Monday, there are still plenty of deals out there to be had. If you want to save green and be green, I have just the shopping fix for you.  Nonprofit organization Green America is... read more

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A Witness to History

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Once my airplane arrives at the gate, I make it a point to help out our Operations Agents and ask them if they have any Customers in wheelchairs. Often they appreciate the extra set of hands, and it can minimize our scheduled turn time. On a recent Dallas to Lubbock flight, although I didn’t know it at the time, I had the opportunity to bring a very special passenger down to... read more

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Rapid Rewards Shopping is Finally Here!

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Happy Cyber Monday! We have special news for all you holiday deal hunters. For today only, earn double Rapid Rewards Standard Points when you visit Rapid Rewards Shopping and then shop online with homedepot.com, bestbuy.com, Macys.com, Sears.com, Barnes & Noble.com, and Groupon! Make sure you log in to your Rapid Rewards account and go through Rapid Rewards... read more

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Wining and Dining in Milwaukee

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Earlier this month, members of the Brand Engagement Team from Headquarters traveled to Milwaukee for the third annual Wine and Dine Wisconsin. Since the opening of our Milwaukee station in 2009, SWA has been proud to sponsor the yearly event.  After getting over the initial shock of cold weather to our Texan blood, we started preparing ourselves for the two day... read more

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Skate on Over to Skyline

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It’s that time of the year!  The holidays have hit Downtown Denver, which means it’s the perfect time for ice skating!  That’s right, in case you haven’t heard, Southwest Airlines has partnered with our good friends at the Downtown Denver Partnership to bring back the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park for a second year!Located at the corner of... read more

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Red Fridays: Support Our Military

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When I first started at Southwest, It didn't take me long to realize the patriotism of our Employees, and pride for our country.  Southwest Airlines is perrennially named a Top Military-Friendly Employer by G.I. Jobs.  These fine men and women get the recognition they deserve, especially on Fridays.  On 11/11/11 at 11 a.m., for example, our team at... read more

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A True Welcome Home Celebration

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The date was November 12.  Imagine entering the PHX Maintenance Hangar and, instead of a plane, you were greeted by columns and bunches of balloons, chairs set up theater-style, and a stage positioned close to the bay hangar doors.  Picture multiple flags, banners, and signs anxiously displayed for a group of special guests.  Imagine the cheers, chants, and... read more

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We Are Thankful

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A few days ago, I asked members of the Blog Team to share thoughts on what each of them was thankful for this Thanksgiving. Only fair that I rise to the occasion as well. Yes, as the picture indicates, I am a huge fan of pumpkin pie.  We are all thankful for our Families (blood-related and Southwest-related), our great service men and women, our great Customers, and... read more

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