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Archive for March, 2012

Sad News From Southwest’s Past

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An icon of Southwest’s early days is our Flight Attendants with their hot pants.  Our original uniform featured brightly colored hot pants and tops, white boots, and a white belt.  A mini skirt was a slightly later uniform option.  In 1974, a new variation on the hot pants theme was issued with rust colored hot pants and tops and an orange blouse featuring... read more

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Showing a Nashville Staple some Southwest LUV!

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Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, and Carrie Underwood are just some of many talented artists who are members at the Grand Ole Opry.  Known as, “The Show that Made Country Music Famous,” the Grand Ole Opry is rich in history.  Starting as just a barn dance program in a downtown office building during the 1920’s, the show has evolved to something much greater. ... read more

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Flashback Fridays: More Odds and Ends From the Picture Files

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In my recent “file diving,” I’ve uncovered some interesting photos that, by themselves, couldn’t support an entire post.  However, they are interesting enough to be shared, so I put this “hodgepodge” post together in the spirit of the old variety shows that once were a network television staple—a little Topo Gigio, bit of Señor Wences, and close with The... read more

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Giving Wings to Students in Need

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Southwest Airlines, in partnership with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), is excited to announce its 8th year of the “Dándole Alas a Tu Éxito/Giving Flight to Your Success program,” an annual education travel award program for undergraduate and graduate students. This program is designed to help students stay connected to their families while... read more

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Southwest Celebrates One Year in Newark

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Did you know that Southwest has a station where Customers check-in in one city and depart from another?  Yep, Customers in our Newark International Airport check in at our ticket counter in Elizabeth and depart from Newark, and we celebrated with them our first year of service.  Last year, on March 27, we started our service into the New Jersey/New York area through... read more

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LUV That Brand!

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Southwest has done it again!  Southwest came out tops in the Harris Poll EquiTrend® survey of top brands.  Participants ranked Southwest Airlines as top Value Airline Brand of the Year in the airline category. The study shows that the stronger the brand, the greater the bond between the brands and their consumers. The Harris Poll EquiTrend study benchmarks how deep... read more

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Today’s Learners—Tomorrow’s Leaders

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Last month I had the distinct pleasure of celebrating 30 years of excellence with the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) in the beautiful windy city of Chicago. USHLI (http://www.ushli.org/) attracted more than 5,000 college-bound students to their college fair, presentations by world-renowned motivational speakers, and many informative panels. The... read more

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Going Green: There’s an App for That

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Laurel Moffat wrote a really great post last year about Apps that help you go Green (May 31, 2011).  This year, I wanted to do a similar post in honor of approaching Earth Day about apps for your iPad and iPhone.  With help from the really great site www.appadvice.com/, here are some great free and paid Green and Earth-appreciation apps:Green Outlet by Key... read more

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Meteorology Monday: March 26 – April 1

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This week is looking to be more seasonal with temperatures returning back to normal for much of the county.   The system that cooled down the Great Lakes and Northeast is moving off the East Coast, but it’s creating gusty winds in the New England Area for the start of the week.  Another system moving across the central part of the nation will bring a chance... read more

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Wings of Women: Honoring Female Aviators

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Amelia Earhart once said, “Adventure is worthwhile in itself."   What an adventure I experienced when I attended the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) Enshrinement Weekend in Dayton, OH.The first step of this journey landed me right in the middle of the Wings of Women (WOW) Conference, sponsored by the National Aviation Hall of Fame.  Celebrating its fifth... read more

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