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Archive for August, 2012

Live at 35—Music in the Sky!

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What would you say if I told you there’s a possibility that your next flight could double as a concert venue?  You may be a little confused and think I’m off my rocker, but I’m serious! As the Official Airline of “Live In The Vineyard,” an event which marries people’s access to recording artists, top tier wine makers, and world-renowned chefs during an... read more

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Flashback Fridays: A Longtime Relationship with College Football

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Another college football season starts this weekend in earnest, and in my browsing through still more black and white negatives, I found some photos that involve my favorite school getting together with my favorite airline.  I should note that Southwest recently became the Official Airline of the Athletic Department of the University of Texas, but before we begin, I must... read more

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The Year of 100 Roller Coasters Part 2: Clearing Customs for Coasters

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Well, it’s been a…productive…four weeks. Seeing as the pace at which I was riding roller coasters for the first half of the year wasn’t nearly quick enough to hit one hundred, I had to pick things up a bit. So how have things gone since the last recap? I’m now sitting at seventy-six roller coasters on the year with a lifetime track record that now sits at two hundred... read more

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Mulching, Painting, and Trash Pickup, Oh My! [UPDATED]

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What a great event and amazing display of Servant’s Hearts we saw at the volunteer event following our exciting announcement of Colorado One! More than 120 Southwest and AirTran Employees and their families rolled up their sleeves to help beautify Commons Park. Here’s a huge thank you to our partners at Denver Parks and Recreation for all their help! Here’s how we... read more

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From Small Town to SWA

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Starting a new job often invokes mixed feelings of excitement and intimidation. At Southwest, though, we’re known for making everyone feel like an important part of the Team from day one. At the Nashville International Airport (BNA), our new Employees quickly find a friend and mentor upon meeting Operations Supervisor McQuiddy Bragg. Since 2001, McQuiddy has served as a BNA... read more

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Connecting Patients with Their Best Options

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By the time a patient gets to The Johns Hopkins Hospital, we are usually their last stop for hope on what has been a long road in search of the right treatment. Not only is the patient suffering from a life-threatening medical condition, but they have likely already exhausted all financial resources. At this point, though, no distance or amount of money matters; what matters... read more

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Going Green: Back to School Edition

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Happy Green Tuesday!  It’s that time of year when kids head back to school.  Did you know that about 1.6 billion pens get thrown away each year?  Or, that on average, a U.S. elementary school cafeteria will generate more than 18,000 pounds of trash?In honor of the back-to-school season, here are some great tips to keep in mind for going green this school... read more

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Meteorology Monday: August 27 – September 2

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After moving through some of our southern Florida stations, conditions following Isaac should be improving early this week for EYW, FLL, PBI, RSW, and TPA.  The storm appears to be next heading toward MSY, and possibly, PNS and ECP.  We are keeping a close eye on Isaac as its current forecast track takes the storm right into New Orleans as a... read more

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HELLO, BRANSON … AND OTHER MARCH/APRIL SCHEDULE CHANGES!

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Today, Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways open our schedules from March 9 through April 12, 2013.  This covers the PEAK of Spring Break vacation season as well as both Easter and Passover.  It’s going to be a busy time—and we have some fun changes to talk about! Conversion from AirTran to Southwest continues steadily.  Biggest news in this new schedule... read more

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CONTEST ALERT: #ViddyADay Will Help You Get Away!

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You know the old saying... a Viddy a day keeps the doctor away?  Okay, so I used my unwarranted creative license there, but it's not entirely false.  For three days in August, we're partnering with our Viddy buddies to give you a chance to get away to one our 76 Southwest cities.  The objectives are the same, but very different.  Of course, you must... read more

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