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Southwest Spends a couple Days on the Hill

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This post is co-authored by Southwest Senior Business Consultant Bill Owen and Southwest Communications Specialist Sandy Nelson. What happens when you assemble a group of Southwest Airlines Employees in our nation’s capital to learn how to engage our elected officials on issues important to SWA?  The answer is … something wonderful! Earlier this month, we and 25... read more

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Pilots Lend a Hand at Young Eagles Rally

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I have always found wisdom in Ben Franklin's quotes. Two of my favorites are: "An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest," and "Tell me and I forget; teach me and I may remember; involve me and I learn."  Thanks to those that encouraged me to learn by doing, I now have the amazing opportunity to help youngsters stoke the fire of their own curiosity and give... read more

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Going Green: It’s Hammock Day—Try an Upcycled Plastic Bag Hammock

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Today, July 22, marks National Hammock Day, a reminder in the midst of the dog days of summer to take some time to relax and enjoy.  There’s nothing like relaxing on a lazy summer day in a hammock you’ve made yourself by upcycling materials you have on hand! The most basic kind of hammock consists of mosquito netting or a sheet held up by two posts, often trees. You can... read more

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An Artist’s Discovery

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This guest post from Illinois high schooler Hannah Munson originally appeared in the July 2014 edition of our onboard magazine, Spirit.  Southwest Airlines has proudly supported the Congressional Art Competition for 13 consecutive years.  In 2014, 370 congressional offices participated in the Congressional Art Competition.  Southwest donated complimentary airfare to more... read more

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Nonstop Love: MORELANDO

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Beginning October 13, Dallas Love Field is FREE!  The restrictions of the Wright Amendment will be gone, ushering in nonstop destinations that span from coast to coast.   Southwest has been counting down the years and weeks (literally—we have a billboard at the Love Field entrance and a countdown clock in our Headquarters lobby) until we can say, “Goodbye, Wright... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Puttin’ on the ‘Ritz

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Earlier this week, we learned about our LUV Seat repurposing efforts, which utilize leather from our Spirit cabin interiors for a variety of items benefiting communities around the world.  These materials became available as our fleet was modernized with our new Evolve interior starting in early 2012. While our LUV Seat efforts see former seat covers turning into new... read more

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Q&A: Which Type of Southwest Aircraft is This?

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Our Q&A blog series answers common questions about aviation and Southwest Airlines.  Our next question about our Fleet is answered by Editorial Team Intern Erin Boren.  Have a question of your own?  Leave us a comment! At Southwest we believe in variety: Peanuts or pretzels?  Aisle or window seat?  Gray or red Flap-track fairings?  Wait—what are fairings? I’ve... read more

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Going Green: Upcycling

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Different from recycling, upcycling seeks to turn used materials into something more valuable, and often beautiful.  Upcycling gives an item a better purpose.  It goes without saying that upcycling makes a positive impact on the environment.  By upcycling, you can remove items from the global waste stream and reuse materials without expending energy to break them down. At... read more

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Repurpose with Purpose: Southwest Airlines Takes Sustainability to the Next Level

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Today Southwest Airlines is excited to launch LUV Seat: Repurpose with Purpose, our Company’s newest global sustainability initiative that will upcycle the used leather seat coverings from the Evolve retrofit into brand new products that support local communities.  Through the initiative's pilot program, the products will benefit communities in Kenya, Malawi, and the... read more

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CONTEST ALERT: Southwest and Discovery Take a Bite Out of Summer!

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Customers boarding a Southwest Airlines flight can take their seat and watch ‘em eat as Sharks Fly Free across the friendly skies!  Southwest and Discovery are excited to provide Customers and SHARK WEEK fans traveling this summer with an experience they’ll really sink their teeth into! Beginning today, Customers can enjoy SHARK WEEK content onboard Southwest Airlines’... read more

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