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Archive for December, 2012

9 Months to go with Capt. Joe

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This series chronicles Capt. Joe's journies during his last year as a Southwest Pilot. December Well December 2012 is about over and 2013 is just on the horizon. So just about nine months to fly for Captain Joe.  December started off on the heels of a great Thanksgiving and all of the hectic Christmas shopping kicked into high gear. The first trip of the month... read more

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A Well-Deserved Welcome Home

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For those of us who live near family and friends, it’s easy to take for granted a hug from a loved one.  Even when we have family in another state (like I do), it’s comforting to know that they are just a plane ride away, but our Military Heroes know just how meaningful a hug and a welcome home celebration can be.  Recently, Southwest Airlines had the opportunity... read more

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Going Green: Start A New Tradition

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Today, as we reflect on the meaning of Christmas and time spent together with our families, think about your favorite Christmas tradition?  Do you decorate the tree as a family; bake cookies with Grandma; wrap presents while watching your favorite movie? What if you started a new tradition this year?  Over the past few weeks, we have talked about Going... read more

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Hemisphere Dancer

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“Hemisphere Dancer, flight 1225, you’re cleared for takeoff.   Climb to flight level 4000, keep your fins to the right on BUFIT ONE to your heading.  Have a safe flight”.  Awhile back, I was listening to a radio talk show panel discussing the merits of Jimmy Buffett songs.  We all know the influence, good or bad, of Cheeseburger in Paradise,... read more

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12 Days of LUV: The Winners

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We had a really great time selecting the winners each day of the 12 Days of LUV. It's a shame that, out of hundreds upon hundreds of submissions, only 12 people can win. The creativity was unbelievable! Check out the 12 winners, and tell us in the comments which one is your favorite!

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Flashback Fridays: Happy Holidays from Long Ago

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This week’s Flashback gives you the opportunity to look at the details of how we have celebrated a few of the past 42 Holiday Seasons, and the photos run the gamut from early Southwest to early AirTran holiday costumes and celebrations.   The first photo features a trio of Flight Attendants from the the earliest of the years that Southwest was in operation.  Our... read more

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Things Got Ugly at the Southwest Porch… and We Need Your Vote

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To celebrate the holidays at the Southwest Porch in Bryant Park, we threw an Ugly Holiday Sweater Party last Monday. Guests were asked to come decked out in their tackiest knits, and enjoy a winter’s evening outdoors, cozied up around the fire. When asked to come dressed in their worst, people showed a daring lack of shame, arriving to the Porch with some hilariously... read more

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Piloting the Skies: A Family Affair

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In January 1979, Russ Mason joined Southwest Airlines as a Pilot. Several months later, in October 1979, his twin brother Rick left the military to join his brother as a Southwest Pilot. If two Mason Pilots weren’t enough, Russ and Rick wanted to get their younger brother Mark on board with Southwest, too. But after Rick’s training class, Pilot hiring at Southwest was... read more

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Going Green: The Plastic Bottle Challenge

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Water is a vital part of everyday life. It has been said that you should drink half your body weight in ounces of water each day! But, along with this healthy amount of water can come A LOT of plastic bottles. I have decided to challenge myself to be more conscious of the consequences that follow disposing of these wasteful bottles, and I hope you’ll join me. According to... read more

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Help Support our HOU-DCA Route Application!

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Southwest Airlines needs YOUR help in the fight for Red, White & HOU!  On Wednesday, December 5th, Southwest Airlines filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for slot exemptions that would allow Southwest to offer nonstop service between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU).  We need... read more

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