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Name That Neighborhood: A Visit to the Emerald City

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Put on those thinking caps!  In “Name That Neighborhood,” we challenge you to master your geography skills and guess the SWA destination city from the clues provided.  Having trouble remembering all of the cities we service?  No problem—click here for our route map. Happy travels! When we think of this city, one of the first things that comes to mind is that classic... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Rudolph the Radome Reindeer

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One of my favorite Southwest holiday images is that of an odd-looking 737 with “a nose that glows.”  Back in the fall of 1981, a rather strange looking -200 had recently joined the fleet as a short-term lease from Belgium’s Trans European Airways. The standard “Southwest” name was affixed to the vertical stabilizer, but otherwise the aircraft retained the... read more

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WiFi in the Sky

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Before Southwest’s loyalty program was named Rapid Rewards, it was called the Company Club, and we were fondly known as the Company Plane.  Even though we’ve moved away from that name, we know we’re still an "office in the sky" for a lot of business travelers.  Staying connected with emails and news is crucial for some of our road warriors, who fly with us a couple... read more

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A Heartfelt Salute for Our Troops

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While recovering at the Fort Carson Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB), Frankie Gomez, who recently retired as a Sergeant Major as a career National Guardsman, was searching for organizations that support veterans where he could spend his time volunteering.  He was referred to the Armed Forces Foundation (AFF),began volunteering in small roles, and quickly became a leader.... read more

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Southwest Customer Spotlight: Taking Flight

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What if new experiences and simple human interaction caused you great stress?  This is my son Sean’s experience on a daily basis. He suffers from low vision, Asperger’s, anxiety disorder, and ADD.  When he approached me with his desire to fly from Maryland to Utah to visit a long-time friend for the first time, I was the one who panicked! There was only one airline... read more

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Southwest to Operate More Daily Flights Than Any Other Airline!

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If you thought after Southwest's HUGE international announcement last Thursday’s that we’d be tired of talking about new schedules, you’d be wrong!  Today we release the Summer 2015 Schedule, making Southwest flights available for sale from June 6 through August 7, 2015. The increase in summer traffic lets a scheduler do what a scheduler LUVs best—add stuff! And... read more

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CONTEST: Tell Us Who’s on Your Nice List and Win a $500 Southwest Gift Card!

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This holiday season Southwest Airlines wants to help give the gift of travel to the nicest jetsetter on your list with the chance to win a $500 Southwest gift card. Sure, coffee mugs, sweaters and fancy pens are great, but loved ones deserve an extra special something in their stocking—a trip they won’t forget!  Enter to win now by following the steps below: Just... read more

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Heart of the Community: We Heart Chicago

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Last April, Southwest launched its Heart of the Community Program to support Placemaking, the activation of outdoor, public spaces in an effort to enhance and strengthen communities. Throughout the year, we’ve selected five projects to receive the Heart of the Community grant to enrich communities we serve around the nation. Today, we announced the University of Chicago’s... read more

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December #SouthwestHeart Scavenger Hunt

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Not every flight has a musician or an inflight food challenge, but every flight has #SouthwestHeart! We created a scavenger hunt to help pass the time. Get out your smartphones and snap some of the following items. You can share them individually, or as a pic stitch—just make sure to tag @SouthwestAir and include the hashtag #SouthwestHeart when you’re sharing them (so... read more

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Flashback Fridays: 30 Years of -300s

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As we commemorate the 111th anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ first powered flight over Kitty Hawk, our very own Kitty Hawk will also celebrate an anniversary of its own.  Thirty years ago this week, N300SW, the first Boeing 737-300 to enter revenue service, was welcomed to the Southwest Family with a star-studded event. When explaining how the timing and name for the... read more

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