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Why the Longview Viewettes LUV Southwest

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The following is a guest post by Debbie McGowan, daughter of Southwest's Maintenance Certificate Compliance Senior Specialist Bill Morton and director of the Longview High School Viewettes.   As I fasten my seat belt with an audible click, I breathe a huge sigh of relief.  After all, months of planning and fundraising has gone into place to get here.  Where is here?  Here... read more

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Not Your Typical Work Day

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At Southwest Airlines, giving from the heart is in our DNA.  Our People are what make this Company so great. This November, Southwest Airlines and Ronald McDonald House Charities partnered in honor of their 40th anniversary to recognize three long-time Southwest Airlines Employee volunteers at their work places as a thank you for their dedication. One of these Employees,... read more

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A Behind-the-Scenes Peek at the Hustle and Bustle of Holiday Travel

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How can you tell it’s the busiest travel time of year? As airline Employees in the hospitality business, we are pros at handling the throngs of Customers that come to the airport during the busiest travel day of the year.  What you can’t tell by looking at us is that it is all in a day’s work and a part of fulfilling a vision to unite people to what is important in... read more

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The Southwest Rink at Denver’s Skyline Park Is Here for the Holidays!

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At Southwest Airlines, we’re all about connecting People to what’s important in their lives—and sometimes, that’s connecting them to some good ol’ fashioned winter fun!  Earlier today, the Southwest Rink at Denver’s Skyline Park officially opened for business, inviting the Mile High Community to lace up their skates and take to the ice. Denver Mayor Michael B.... read more

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Going Green: Green is the New Black (Friday)

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Every year, after feasting on turkey and dressing, millions of Americans line up outside retail stores as they wait for the doors to open for the most anticipated sale of the year.  Many people take this opportunity to get great deals for their holiday shopping lists, while others simply enjoy taking part in the ritual.  However you choose to participate, the day has evolved... read more

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Turkey, Trimmings, and Other Thanksgiving To-Do’s

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There are several things that come to mind when we think about our to-do lists when getting ready for Thanksgiving:  baste the turkey, put the pumpkin pie in the oven, and clean our homes for the company that will soon arrive.  Chances are, though, most of us will do some sort of traveling this Thanksgiving too—it is the busiest travel time of the year, after all! ... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Connecting the Coasts

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Based on our original establishment as a shorthaul, high frequency, intrastate airline, most of our flights in our first 25 years of service were usually no more than an hour or two long, which fit perfectly within the capabilities of our 737-200s and -300s.  As the launch Customer for Boeing’s -700 series aircraft, an opportunity presented itself to take our average trip... read more

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Kidd’s Kids Fly Away with Our Hearts

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This year was our eighth year supporting Kidd’s Kids, an extraordinary organization that provides chronically or terminally ill children and their families a trip of a lifetime to Walt Disney World.  This year, I had the honor to be the official Southwest liaison to Kidd’s Kids.  From kicking off the fundraising telethon manned by Southwest Airlines Employees several... read more

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The Magic of Live In The Vineyard

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As an entrepreneur, it’s hard for me to get time away.  But for Live in the Vineyard (an event held in Napa Valley that pairs food, music, and wine), I will not only clear my schedule but also volunteer my own time and money for travel. Why?  The food is great. The wine is incredible. The people are awesome. But what’s the most special for me is the music.  There is... read more

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Travel Tips: Checkin and Boarding on Southwest Airlines

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At Southwest Airlines, we know we stand out in the travel industry for a lot of reasons.  We like to boast the friendliest Employees in the business and competitive fares, but we know our boarding procedure is unique too.  It’s not unusual for first-time Passengers to ask what their seat number is.  Weathered Southwest road warriors smile knowingly and help explain how... read more

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