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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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Nonstop Love: Viva Las Nonstops

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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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Southwest Celebrates Embrace Your Geekness Day

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Today, July 13th, happens to be Embrace Your Geekness Day, and here at Southwest Airlines, we’re celebrating a special type of geekness—avgeekness!  Avgeeks are aviation geeks, who love anything and everything from airline brand memorabilia to airplane parts.  Today (and every day) avgeeks should embrace their geekness and showcase their Fun-LUVing, quirky side! ... read more

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Flashback Fridays: AirTran Goes International

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Southwest Airlines launched our first international service operated by a canyon blue LUV jet when our first three flights departed Baltimore last Tuesday morning.  This milestone was the result of countless hours of hard work from thousands of Employees Companywide.  But a major resource in our international efforts was actually put in place over 13 years ago by AirTran... read more

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Q&A: What is Turbulence?

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Our Q&A blog series answers common questions about aviation and Southwest Airlines.  Our first question about Turbulence is answered by  Southwest’s Chief Meteorologist Rick Curtis.  Have a question of your own?  Leave us a comment! Most airplane flights experience some form of turbulence between takeoff and touchdown, but luckily most of the time it’s either very... read more

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