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Archive for March, 2013

Flashback Fridays: Generations

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I think that this “Best of” Flashback Fridays, which originally ran on July 13, 2012, is the perfect pick for this week, but that doesn’t mean it was an easy choice to make.  I must admit that it was always one of my favorites, since Brian shared not only his ever-present knowledge of airports and airplanes, but also, in this one, his personal memories of his... read more

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Southwest Airlines Cargo Awarded for Excellence in Air Cargo

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It is no secret that Southwest Airlines Cargo has the best Employees in the industry. The dedication and efficient service our Cargo, Ramp, and Operations Employees provide our Customers continues to amaze me every day. Our incredible Team and award-winning Customer Service is apparent through numerous accolades we have received over the years. We didn’t become the most... read more

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A Houston Warrior

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When Steve Langhart, Southwest Cargo Customer Service Manager, describes Houston Hobby (HOU) Ramp Agent Tan Nguyen, the first word he uses is Warrior. The description is well deserved, in both his personal and professional life. Tan was born in Vietnam and was drafted into the South Vietnamese Air Force as a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War. After seven years of service,... read more

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Celebrating Women’s History Month

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Throughout America’s history, innumerable women have steered the course of the nation with stories of steadfast grit and determination.  From first reaching for the ballot box in 1920 to breaking barriers on both athletic grounds and the battlefields, American women have stood resolute in the face of adversity and overcome obstacles to realize their full measure of... read more

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Going Green: Ladies in Green—Three Women Who Have Improved Our Planet

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With passion and courage, many American women have taught us that when we join together to advocate for change, we can advance our mutual well-being and strengthen the fabric of our Nation.  As Women’s History Month comes to a close, I thought it only sensible to recognize several of the many brilliant American women that have defended our Planet. Rachel Carson... read more

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Are You Ready to Dent the Future with The SCA?

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It's easy to get lost in the crisp mountain air of Sun Valley, Idaho.  Like its namesake suggests, the wind is pretty still in the valley, and like Southwest's hometown, the stars at night are big and bright. Plus, it's a pretty nice view, right?  We have to do our part to keep it that way. We're here as the Official Airline of the Dent the Future conference, a... read more

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Flashback Fridays: The Ten-Minute Turn in Pictures

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For the next several weeks we’ll be publishing what we consider to be the “Best of” Brian’s Flashback Friday posts.  The first one that we’ve selected reflects a subject and practice of Southwest Airlines that still elicits respect and awe from airline insiders and the traveling public alike.  Hope you enjoy this remarkable “Quick-turn” rerun. How cool... read more

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The Kids at YOLA Rock!

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This month’s Spirit cover story is all about the rock stars behind Youth Orchestra LA, a nonprofit initiative that supplies underprivileged children with free instruments, instruction, and, not to mention, profound lessons about pride, community, and commitment. If you like the sound of that, check out the full story here. Or simply scroll down for a few outtakes from... read more

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Going Green: How to Give Your Home Repair Leftovers a Second Life

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Warmer temperatures are creeping into the weather forecasts and before you know it, it will be time to take care of those pesky home repairs you meant to do last year. Whether you are replacing your roof or remodeling a room in your home, there is one constant rule—when something new goes in, something old must be tossed out.  Take a look at these unknown recyclables... read more

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Southwest and AirTran Connect Networks

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Hopefully you all had the chance to read Brooks’ blog post on Feb. 14, 2013, and watch as our boss Beth flew on a connected itinerary.  We were pretty excited to announce that we were on our way to connecting the Southwest and AirTran route networks.  We started operating those initial connected itineraries (which went on sale Feb. 23) on March 10.  Well,... read more

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