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Archive for December, 2013

Going Green: Christmas Tree Recycling 101

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Quick! What’s more environmentally friendly: real or fake Christmas trees? Some shoppers may think that by selecting a plastic tree, they’re “saving a tree” and picking a solution that can be used year after year. However, most fake trees are made from vinyl and other difficult-to-recycle plastics. Real Christmas trees are actually the more eco-friendly choice, thanks... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Long Island & the Grinch

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One of the greatest population densities in the United States is the busy northeast corridor.  There has always been a healthy demand for air service to the area, with possibly the greatest being into the New York City and surrounding area.  With the goal of expanding our network into this major population hub, Southwest began to explore airports in the area in the late... read more

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Live at 35 Top Five Favorite Moments of 2013

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At Southwest, we LUV surprising our Customers with live entertainment at 35,000 feet and who knows where we’ll show up next year ... maybe on your flight!  Here’s a look at our favorite Live at 35 moments from 2013: 1)  Gavin DeGraw flew with us Aug. 21 from Phoenix to Los Angeles and it was one of the Best Times WE Ever Had!   2)  Plain White T’s spent time... read more

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2012 Southwest Airlines One Report: Planet in Photos Part 2

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This is the seventh 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. (more...)

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2013: A Nutty Year for Nuts

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We’ve met hundreds of incredible people, traveled on some amazing adventures, and shared many heartfelt memories over the past seven years thanks to THIS very blog. As 2014 quickly approaches, let’s take a moment to reminisce about the most memorable Nuts About Southwest blog posts of 2013. (more...)

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RE: A Letter of LUV

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At Southwest Airlines we’re NUTS about our Customers, be they young, old, frequent travelers, or first timers. And few things make us happier than knowing when that feeling is mutual. Recently, we received a full blown LUV Letter from perhaps one of our youngest enthusiasts—10      year old Connor, hopeful  future Southwest pilot. According to Connor’s... read more

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#12DaysofLUV Winners Recap!

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This year's 12 Days of LUV contest was one of the best yet! We teamed up with Dr Pepper once more to spread the LUV during the holiday season, and were overwhelmed with the responses. While it was hard to choose one winner each day among all the entries, here are the posts that came out on top: Day 1: Dress your Dr Pepper up like a Southwest Airlines Employee Day 2: Make... read more

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Going Green: Last-Minute Green Gift Guide

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It’s the day before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was worrying, not even—Oh shoot! You forgot a gift for the neighbor, or second cousin, or someone. If you’ve overlooked someone in the holiday frenzy, don’t fret! Here are some last-minute, eco-friendly gifts: Ebook: With just a few keystrokes, you can browse through a library of wonderful gift... read more

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