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Halloween Stencils with #SouthwestHeart

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Halloween is one of our favorite holidays at Southwest. In the past we've shared Southwest-themed stencils for our pumpkin carving fans, and this year we're proud to release a set that includes our bold, new look! Our pumpkin stencils are available for download HERE. So carve a pumpkin with "Heart," and share your photos with us on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Maintenance Moves Southwest

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Twenty-two years ago this month, our Maintenance (now Technical Operations) Department grew by 25 percent when the hangar doors of our fourth base (Phoenix) welcomed their first Boeings in October 1992. The 125,000 square-foot facility was built to expand our ability to keep our aircraft and ground service equipment in top-of-the-line order, while also representing our... read more

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How do you show your #DisneySide?

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Do you look for Hidden Mickeys wherever you go? Are you prone to whistle while you work? Most of us have a #DisneySide, even if we don’t realize it. Here at Southwest, we have a Disney Side that we recently let show on our first nonstop flight from Dallas to Orlando on October 13! We would love to give you a chance to show YOUR Disney Side through our “Fly direct to the... read more

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From: Michele Logan

A “Coca-Cola” Connection

When Southwest Customer Michele Logan asked OAK Flight Attendant John Nichols for “the whole can of Coke,” he handed her a can with the endearment “BFF” emblazoned across it, which is part of Coca-Cola’s “Share a Coke” campaign. Michele and her travel companion surely did make a “BFF”—“Best Flying Friend”—in John!  They were thoroughly impressed by... read more

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SWA Meteorology: Winter Outlook

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Here in Texas, we know the weather won’t cool down (and stay cool) until our State Fair ends.  Other cities follow local weather “folklore” too:  Are the caterpillars extra wooly this year?  Are the pecan and oak trees producing a lot of nuts and acorns? If you split a persimmon seed, do you see a knife (cutting cold with ice), a spoon (digging out of snow), or a... read more

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Going Green: How Does Your Green Garden Grow?

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World Planting Day is October 22, and while many green holidays encourage reactive green habits like recycling or reusing materials, World Planting Day encourages proactive green habits, such as planting a vegetable garden or a tree in your own yard.  Growing your own flowers, fruits, and vegetables is a rewarding and fun way to be green and give back to the environment. ... read more

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Meet Southwest Airlines Network Operations Control

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Did you know that there are Southwest Airlines Employees in Dallas, Texas, who are dedicated to each and every part of your flight, from planning which Crew will be serving you, to which route your plane will take?  These Employees are at the very heart of our complex network and work in a brand new, state-of-the-art facility called the Network Operations Control (NOC). ... read more

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Flashback Fridays: A Heart and a Mouse

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In 1979, Southwest became in interstate carrier when New Orleans, our first destination beyond the borders of Texas, joined our route map.  To help make a memorable experience for the first Customers on the inaugural flight, Tommy Lauer and the Bayou Cities Dixies quartet donned their red stripped suites and double bass in what was one of our first onboard entertainment acts.... read more

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The Wright Amendment Wrap

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Monday, October 13, was a truly monumental day in Southwest’s history, with flights taking off from Dallas Love Field to longhaul destinations we’ve never before been able to serve with nonstop service, allowing Southwest to fulfill a decades-old promise to provide our Legendary Customer Service beyond the restrictions of the Wright Amendment.  Words cannot adequately... read more

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The Light at the End of the Tunnel

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I am a native New Mexican (from Roswell, N.M.—yep, the alien one!) and a first-generation college student.  Prior to coming home to New Mexico, I had the pleasure of serving as the Executive Director of Development and Marketing for Southwest Airlines’s Community Partner, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities in San Antonio, Texas.  I also have had the... read more

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