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Archive for August, 2013

Best of Flashback Fridays: A Look at Early 737-200 Delivery Flights

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After rereading this September 2012 post from Brian, I couldn’t agree with him more—there is nothing like that “new-plane” smell. Fortunately for me, the only new aircraft delivery I have experienced at Southwest is one that I have in common with the much-missed Mr. Lusk—N215WN.  It’s a great memory that we enjoyed sharing.  One thing Brian didn’t mention is... read more

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How My Dog Wish Came True

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As a 33-year-old father with severe anxiety and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, I was looking for something–anything–that would make my life a little easier.  Thankfully, with the help of two nonprofits and Southwest Airlines, I was able to adopt a very special service dog, Bowser, to help me cope with my medical conditions.  Now, Bowser is an invaluable... read more

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2012 Southwest Airlines One Report: People in Photos Part 1

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This is the third in a series of posts about our fourth annual integrated annual report, the 2012 Southwest Airlines One Report™, where we illustrate our triple bottom line approach that takes into account our Performance and productivity, the importance of our People and the Communities we serve, and our commitment to efficiency and the Planet. Since I began at Southwest... read more

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A Reflection on the APIASF Higher Education Summit

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As the Official Airline of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), Southwest Airlines helped us connect more than 30 Scholars from across the country to the APIASF Higher Education Summit in Washington, D.C. earlier this summer. For many of the scholarship recipients this was a life-changing opportunity! Now in its fourth year, the APIASF Higher... read more

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Recruiting Our Nation’s Best

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As a Military Recruiter for Southwest Airlines, I LUV showing my appreciation and support for the courageous men and women who have put their lives on the line to serve our country. My husband, Colonel Mike Clanton, served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 29 years, so I’ve seen first-hand the bravery and dedication our military display at home and at work. As a military wife... read more

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Going Green: Myth Busters—Recycling Edition

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Here’s another installment of our Green Myth Busters series.  This week’s edition focuses on some common myths about recycling in general. You may have heard some of these before, but here’s the real scoop on all things recycling: Recycling is hard and time-consuming With increases in resources, recycling is easy!  Check with your city to learn the recycling... read more

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Pencils, Paper, and Paper Planes

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School supplies have taken over store aisles and yellow buses are returning to the roadways—it’s officially back to school season! As the school bell is ringing for children across the nation, our Pilots are also thinking about returning to the classroom with Southwest’s Adopt-A-Pilot Program.  With program registration opening for Pilots this week, Southwest and... read more

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Best of Flashback Fridays: Sequels to Iconic Images

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Whenever I set about selecting another of Brian’s Flashback Fridays posts to re-air as a “Best of,” I occasionally purposely try to tie the subject of the post to something that’s also relevant right now—like last week, when I chose the post about Boston Logan to run on the fourth anniversary of BOS. When the historical “calendar” doesn’t  provide me with an... read more

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The Vince Lombardi Trophy: “It’s Lighter Than It Looks”

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In the Southwest Airlines Communication Department, part of our job is to monitor various media channels for mentions of our airline.  This mention by photographer Daniel Bedell popped on our radar as he blogged about is photography session for the August Spirit Magazine.  Daniel photographed our August Freedom Story, Southwest Rapid Rewards A-List Member David Nevins, at... read more

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A Graduation Gift I Will Never Forget

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I was pregnant with my first child when my husband, Andy, was injured in Iraq.  He came home in a wheelchair in December 2009 after bravely serving our country in the U.S. Army.  Although I had wanted to go back to school to get my degree, we just didn’t have the financial resources to make it happen. That’s when I found out about a scholarship for wounded veterans and... read more

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