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Archive for May, 2012

LUV On Air with Southwest Flair

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On The Fly was cleared for takeoff last week, and we were overwhelmed by the positive response to last week's episodes.  We're at it again tonight on TLC at 9/8 CT (so tune in, would ya?).When my fellow SWAmates and I read the blog post about throwing a watch party for the premiere of TLC’s “On the Fly”, we were truly inspired (shout out to our own Ashley Pettit!),... read more

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Houston, We Have a Solution!

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In an overwhelming 16-1 vote, the Houston City Council voted this morning in favor of Southwest's proposal for international expansion at Houston Hobby. Gary and more than 60 Southwest Warriors were in attendance for today's historic vote. After the vote, Gary graciously thanked Houston Mayor Annise Parker and members of council for their support. He also thanked members of... read more

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“Crating” a Scene to Free Hobby

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Today was an exciting milestone in our efforts to FREE HOBBY!  This morning, our HOU and HC Employees took City Hall by storm as we delivered crates filled with pages upon pages that included the names of our Free Hobby petition advocates.Local Employees made personal visits to City Council Members to deliver the crates showcasing our groundswell of support.  In... read more

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Our Timeless Superhero in San Diego

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While our witty advertisements and low fares have helped set us apart from the other guys for 41 years, Customers always tell us that our Employees are the reason that Southwest consistently wins the hearts of America. Whether it’s a bright smile in a tough situation or relentless attention to Customer needs, our Employees certainly set the bar for Positively Outrageous... read more

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Going Green—Happy National Trails Day!

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When I got my latest Texas Monthly in the mail, I was reminded of their Monthly Outdoor Guide app that I recently downloaded that tells me all the best places to hike, bike, picnic, and more things to enjoy outdoors in Texas.  It also reminded me that I need to put some air in my bike tires so it’s not just an ornament in my garage.  June 2 is National Trails Day,... read more

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Behind the Scenes of “On The Fly” – Week One

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I hope you all enjoyed the premiere of TLC’s “On The Fly” last night. I had the pleasure of helping the young man in the second episode get his fish back into the safe care of his mother. Can you believe this stuff really happens?! It goes to show, you just never know what the day ahead will bring! First of all I want everyone to know how much I LUV my job. I look... read more

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Calling All Musicians: Vote for your Favorite Finalists!

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“There always on time, so just kick back and relax.”  “Pack your bags and get away—let’s celebrate a special day.”  “It’s just me and my suitcase; even two is okay.”  Last month we asked if you had the skills to play live music at 35,000 feet on a Southwest 737 to help celebrate our 41st birthday.  These are just a few lines from the... read more

AirTran Launches New International Service

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Beautiful Mexico, Mexico of our hearts!  We are excited to announce several new AirTran international routes to Mexico.  Starting today, May 24, AirTran began flying nonstop to Mexico City and Cancun from San Antonio, and tomorrow, AirTran will begin nonstop service from Austin to Cancun.These new flights are part of the international expansion of AirTran, which... read more

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