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Archive for April, 2013

Featured in Spirit: April Eats

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Every month in Spirit, our inflight magazine, we present you with something new to nosh on. April's indulgence is Habanero Coriander Pickles from Searsucker in Austin, TX. But first, a word from executive chef Brian Malarkey: “Searsucker started in San Diego. Last fall, we opened in Scottsdale, and this month, we’re coming to Austin. It’s social dining: All three... read more

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Going Green: Five Things In Your Backyard To Recycle

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These past few weekends, I’ve really enjoyed sitting out on my deck with the beautiful weather here in Dallas.  It’s also given me inspiration to plant some native Texas flowers in my garden before those triple-digit days are here. Recently, as I was getting ready to water my newly planted flowers, I realized that my garden hose was leaking.  Instead of... read more

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Operation Boomerang: Jett’s Jaunt

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When I first started my job on the Southwest Airlines Social Media Team, my Coworker, Brooks, told us that every tweet is a story – and he is right. One week in early March this year, I saw a tweet from one of our Customers, Steven Frischling (@flyingwithfish). He and his family recently adopted a nine-week-old Weimaraner puppy from a breeder in Longmont, Colorado. Another... read more

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Slow Summer Living

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Our family experiment in slow living—aka “Slowvember”—has continued long after the month I wrote about for Spirit. We Hochmans are planning a Slow summer, complete with several slow trips, slow get-togethers, and pine-scented slow ambles. Before I tell you how you and yours can make the most of doing less this summer, a word from a leader of the Slow movement and the... read more

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The Joy of Granting Wishes

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At Southwest, we believe in connecting people to what’s important in their lives.  As a national sponsor of Make-A-Wish, we have the opportunity to help wish kids take flight.  Whether our Pilots are taking the time to pose for a photo in the cockpit, our Flight Attendants are making announcements that a special wish kid is onboard, or our Customer Service Agents... read more

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Flashback Friday: Volunteering From the Heart Two Decades Ago

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Volunteerism is a cornerstone of the Southwest Spirit, and has been since the Company’s beginning.  Whenever the communities we serve have been in need, our Warriors have joined together across the nation to give from the heart.As the subsequent photographs show, our Employees’ Servant’s Hearts have beat loudly for quite some time—and take a close look!  You never... read more

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Introducing the Adopt-A-Pilot Tie Design Contest Winner!

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As a member of the Adopt-A-Pilot program, I have the opportunity to go into fifth-grade classrooms and help shape impressionable minds each school year. Through this program, the Pilots who volunteer their time are tasked with teaching school children about not only aerodynamics, math, and geography, but the hard work it will take to reach their goals. Each year,... read more

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CONTEST ALERT: Monstrous Disney Scavenger Hunt

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This week, Southwest is attending 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 other special guests a behind-the-scenes look at all the latest and greatest happenings at the Walt Disney... read more

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Saving the Day in L.A.

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James Clapé, Administrative Supervisor of Customer Service at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), is known for going the extra mile—both figuratively and literally. Throughout his 17-year career at Southwest Airlines, he has saved the day for many Customers, even when it meant dashing across the airport in record time to get a wedding dress to a bride-to-be preparing... read more

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Going Green: Five Items in Your Garage You Should Recycle

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According to a recent study, 75 percent of our nation’s garages are too full to hold cars.  Many of us have an overabundance of stuff that could use a good sifting through.  But wait!  Before you toss out those items, read below to see if they can be reused or recycled.Cables and cords. From extension cords to jumper cables, it’s amazing how garages... read more

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