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Archive for February, 2012

Flash Forward: Encore—Our First 737-800 Takes to the Air

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We had originally planned to end this series with the post about the Boeing celebration party, but I just had to share these photos from Boeing of the first flight of our new 737-800.  An airplane’s first flight is one of the most significant events in its history, much more than its completion date.  In the case of N8301J, it came alive with its first flight (a... read more

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From the Courts to the Runways—Phoenix Suns Players Say Bye to Basketballs, Hello to Boarding Passes

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One of my favorite times of the year is when our Phoenix Employees trade places with The Phoenix Suns.  This year, we had eight Suns players—Josh Childress, Jared Dudley, Grant Hill, Robin Lopez, Markieff Morris, Ronnie Price, Sebastian Telfair, and Hakim Warrick all show up to welcome Customers and pose for pictures, sign autographs, and they even marshalled in one of... read more

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LUV Your Heart: Reality Check!

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Love has been in the air all month long and we’ve all spent a great deal of time showing others how much we care!  Now it’s your time to learn how to LUV your heart by knowing these 5 numbers to help you improve or maintain your current heart health.  5 Numbers Everyone Should Know Weight A healthy weight range keeps your heart from working too... read more

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Denver Feels the LUV with Second Season at the Skyline Rink

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Thanks to Southwest Airlines, LUV was in the air in Downtown Denver this winter!  For the second straight season, the Downtown Denver Partnership was proud to work with Southwest Airlines and Denver Parks & Recreation to bring the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park to our city center.  We closed out the 2011-2012 season on Southwest Airlines’ favorite... read more

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Going Green: Go Go Gadget Green!

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We all have to get to work, but how we get to work can determine whether or not we are “going Green.”  Below are some tips to help you be at your fuel-efficient best, because when you use less fuel, you reduce emissions and save money. Environmental decisions make good business sense! The Need for Speed:  One of the best ways to improve fuel economy is to change... read more

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Spring Fever in Milwaukee

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Growing up in southern Wisconsin, spring was definitely my favorite season.  It meant that the snow was finally melted, the robins returned from the south and it was time for baseball!  As a kid, the Milwaukee Brewers were always on the TV or radio at our house.The best part about being a Brewers fan as a kid was going to a game at County Stadium each summer. ... read more

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Flash Forward—Part 8: It’s Finished—Almost: The Continued Progress of Our First 737-800

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At the end of our last installment, our first Boeing 737-800 was being towed into the paint shop.  As this batch of photos from some of our folks who travelled to Renton shows, the painting process is complete.   Like most everything we do, a celebration was in order to show off our latest “baby,” and several of our top Leaders were there for the unveiling. ... read more

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8,050,936: Patently Cool!

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Here’s a riddle for you:  what do Zeppo Marx, Harry Connick Jr., Julie Newmar, Abraham Lincoln, Marlon Brando, Jamie Lee Curtis, me, and five other members of the Southwest Airlines Network Planning Department have in common? Answer:  we’ve all been named as inventors in a United States Patent! It’s true!  Six of us in SWA’s Network Planning Department... read more

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Southwest’s New Crew Base to Land in the Mile High City

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Southwest re-entered the Denver market in January 2006, and since that time, the Mile High City has become our fastest growing city in our history.  Our presence in Denver has grown from 13 daily flights to 159, and our commitment to the city of Denver has reached far beyond our presence at Denver International Airport (DIA).  Denver was a natural fit to support our... read more

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Postcards From Home

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Last November during Military Heroes Month, Southwest Customers and Employees wrote their heartfelt thanks on more than 1,000 postcards provided by Southwest in airports from Seattle to Ft. Lauderdale, which were then sent to military bases across the U.S. and distributed to Troops awaiting deployment.  This was the second year that Southwest and A Million Thanks joined... read more

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