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Archive for April, 2012

Meteorology Monday: April 29 – May 6

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As we move into May this week, things will be fairly active across much of the country, with plenty of showers and thunderstorms in the Midwest, Plains, Great Lakes, and Northeast.  South Florida also will remain uncharacteristically wet the first half of the week, while from much of the Southeast, into Texas, and west to the Southwest & California, it will be very... read more

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Crooning by the Chicago Children’s Choir

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What comes to mind when you think of Chicago?  Possibly Garrett’s popcorn, deep dish pizza, the Sears... ahem... Willis Tower, shopping the Magnificent Mile, visiting Millennium Park or Wrigley Field?  Bet you did not think of the Chicago Children’s Choir!  The Choir was the vision of Christopher Moore in the late 1950's, as our nation struggled with our... read more

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Serving Those Who Serve

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What do the following have in common: 7,000 decks of cards, 3,500 granola bars, over 10,000 bags of Southwest Airlines pretzels, 3,500 bags of popcorn, and 7,000 handy wipes?  These were some of the items featured in the 3,500 Armed Forces Foundation family kits created at all six of our Messages to the Field. This year over 400 Employee volunteers came early to each... read more

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Soar to the Magic – Disney

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I’m going to Disney World!  Or shall I say, I’m going BACK to Disney World!  I can’t express how excited I am to head back to Disney this year to The Art of Animation resort.  Last year, our Disney friends shared their newest Star Tours adventure with us – it’s an intergalactic 3D adventure inspired by 'Star Wars' at Disney's Hollywood Studios... read more

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Flashback Fridays: A First and Other Early Goodies

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The best part of my job is opening a box of photographs or negatives and finding images that haven’t seen the light of day for decades.  Late last week, I found a box full of some great scenes that I can’t wait to share with you in this and future editions of Flashback Fridays.   Above we see the start of a treasured Southwest tradition and a key annual Culture... read more

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Did You Know? It’s National Park Week

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That’s right!  Earth Day and National Park Week (April 21–April 29) coincide every year and give travelers and outdoor enthusiasts a one-of-a-kind opportunity to get outside and experience the greatest treasures our nation has to offer.Here are a few other things you may not have known:Did you know that National Park Week is FREE?  That’s correct,... read more

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Wounded Warriors Family Ski Week

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The following blog post was written by retired long-time SWA Captain Ted Lawson...    During the week of April 8-15, a group of residents of Breckenridge, Colorado, including me and fellow retired long-time SWA Captain John Schnobrich, held the 5th annual Wounded Warriors Family Ski Week. This event is held annually to invite a group of Wounded Soldiers from around... read more

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CONTEST ALERT: The #Hunt4Magic!

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This weekend Southwest is in attendance at the Resort Showcase at the Walt Disney World® Resort  in beautiful, sunny Orlando!  The Disney Resort Showcase is an exclusive, invitation-only, event held once a year intended to give the media and others a behind-the-scenes look at all the latest and greatest happenings at the Walt Disney World® Resort!  Even... read more

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Live in the Vineyard: A Perfect Pairing

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As soon as I stepped into Uptown Theatre in downtown Napa on Friday night, April 13, I knew I wasn’t at an ordinary concert. The theatre was filled with experts in the music, food, and wine industries, making the perfect audience for the event.  The venue was small and intimate, complimenting the acoustic sounds of some of the most popular artists today. The event was... read more

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CONTEST ALERT: Calling All Musicians

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Do you have the skills to play live music at 35,000 feet on a Southwest 737? We’re looking for a few good musicians to surprise and delight our Customers with an inflight concert.  On June 18, Southwest turns 41. To help celebrate our birthday, show us what you’ve got in a :30 second video or less.  Make sure your song theme includes Southwest Airlines and... read more