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Flashback Friday: A LUVLines Look Around the System

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For over 40 years, LUVLines, our internal Employee magazine, has featured news from around the system while also showcasing the FUN we have both on and off the clock.  Our Flashback this week takes a look back at some of these features from the late summer of 1994. Taking the Plunge at ABQ With temperatures well in excess of 100, Albuquerque Employees look for creative... read more

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Celebrating Nonstop Love in Dallas with You, Our Customers!

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October 13 is officially less than a month away, which means the countdown to the end of the Wright Amendment is ON!  As you can imagine, this is a historic day for our Company, North Texas, and most importantly for you—our Customers!  This milestone wouldn’t be possible without your LUV and support, which is why it’s time to celebrate YOU.  Please mark your... read more

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Going Green: Electric Cars

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Southwest LUVs to be Green, and we are always looking for ways to inform and help our Employees and Customers go Green in their daily lives. Electric cars have become an increasingly popular mode of transportation due to the low cost to operate, as well as their lower air pollution levels, which is a great example of going Green to save Green!  In fact, the United States has... read more

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Introducing Southwest: The Magazine

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Southwest Airlines new look has a lot of moving parts—literally. One of them is its inflight magazine. Not only did our name change from Spirit to Southwest: The Magazine, but hundreds of thousands of a special, celebratory September issue were switched out on planes beginning September 8 and 9.  (Click here to read more about the first version of our September issue.)... read more

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Nonstop Love: Phoenix Phast

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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: A Day in the Life of a Plane – Part II

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Earlier this year on St Patrick’s Day, my colleague Dan Landson and I had the opportunity to spend a day in the life of N446WN, one of our 737-700s, as it traveled from one end of the country to the other throughout the Southwest system. An early morning in OAK just before HeartTwo’s first revenue flight. The highlight of the day for both of us was having a chance to... read more

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Southwest Airlines Announces New Service to San Jose, Costa Rica

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What an exciting week for Southwest Airlines!  After unveiling the Company's bold new look on Monday, today Southwest's Chairman, President & CEO Gary Kelly announced that the airline has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to add its first destination in Central America with daily roundtrip service between Baltimore/Washington Thurgood... read more

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Going Green: Reduce Your Plastic Footprint

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Did you know that in the United States 38 billion waters bottles are thrown away each year?  That’s a lot of plastic—more than $1 billion worth! At Southwest Airlines, we try to recycle and reduce our waste, which often saves costs too.  Here are some tips to help reduce your plastic footprint: Invest in a reusable water bottle and skip the bottled water.  Not... read more

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Nonstop Love: Tampa Bay Right Away

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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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Heart of the Community Program Revitalizes My Hometown

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As a San Antonio native, I was personally excited to take part in the Southwest Airlines Heart of the Community project at Travis Park.  This spring, I had the opportunity to volunteer at the re-opening of Travis Park alongside my Cohearts. We kicked off the morning with Zumba and yoga classes followed by games and good ole’ fun.  Gary Kelly and Mayor Castro held a press... read more

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