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Archive for November, 2013

Military Heroes Month: Celebrating a True American Hero’s First Trip Back at Sea

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Guest blogger Jack Barnes is the President of the American Fallen Heroes Memorial Foundation. The Foundation focuses on honoring and remembering the sacrifice of our nation’s fallen military heroes.  He wrote to us about a particularly special trip he took on Southwest Airlines with his longtime friend and World War II veteran, Cleatus Lebow. This past summer, I escorted... read more

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2012 Southwest Airlines One Report: Planet in Photos Part 1

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This is the sixth 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. Throughout my 33-year career... read more

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A Healing Journey for Arizona Veterans

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Guest blogger Holliday Moore is a Phoenix native with more than 25 years of experience in the local and national broadcast and media industry. She works part time for KTAR Radio while volunteering for her young son's elementary school and running a freelance media services business. Southwest Airlines is proud to celebrate our fourth annual Military Heroes Month.  This is a... read more

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My Baby Has Four Legs

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Traveling with little ones is no easy feat:  stressing about getting through security, having enough snacks on-hand, fretting about bathroom breaks, hoping for peaceful naps in-flight... the list is endless.   Like many mothers who travel on Southwest, I can relate to the trials and tribulations of traveling with children, but my baby happens to have four legs! My baby,... read more

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From Our Hearts, We Say “Thank You” Military Heroes!

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Our Southwest Family shares an attitude of gratitude toward our Military Heroes!  The month of November has been dedicated to our Military Heroes with four themes:  #Service. #Honor. #Sacrifice.  #Celebrate.  A “Thank You” can be a simple handshake or hug in the airport, a personal note of gratitude on a patriotic card, or volunteering your time with a military support... read more

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Nacho Typical Thanksgiving

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Everyone has their own Thanksgiving traditions, most of which revolve around turkey. We’ve all seen the classic Thanksgiving picture of a family sitting around a table topped with turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and cranberry sauce.  For most people, that picture accurately describes the details of Thanksgiving every year, but I am not one of those people. I... read more

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Southwest and Nintendo Team Up This Holiday Season!

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Southwest Airlines and Nintendo are partnering to bring Friends, Family, and Fun together for the holidays.  That’s right!  With a little help from a Nintendo spokesman with a big mustache, Southwest and Nintendo kicked off this new partnership by surprising a full flight, giving every single Customer on board a free Wii U console! More than 100 passengers on flight 1883... read more

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New Rapid Rewards® Partnership Blooms with 1800FLOWERS ®

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We’re excited to announce a new Rapid Rewards® Partnership with 1800FLOWERS.COM ®, a unique service that delivers smiles through original flower arrangements, gift baskets, gourmet food displays, beautiful centerpieces, and more.  This Partnership will provide exclusive deals on arrangements for our loyal Members to use just in time for the holidays! To celebrate our... read more

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Going Green: Holiday Travel Tips

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We all LUV a good getaway, but don’t take a vacation from your green habits! Whether you’re heading home for Thanksgiving or going to an exotic locale during the holiday season, check out these quick tips to make your next escape more eco-friendly: Go digital: If you like to purchase paperbacks to read inflight, consider an e-book instead.  The glue used to bind books... read more

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