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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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Out of the gate! Six International Destinations Planned for Launch Service from Houston Hobby

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We’re excited to make it official today by filing to fly from our new international facility at Houston (Hobby) to four destinations in Mexico plus Costa Rica, and a new country for Southwest Airlines—Belize!  The service to six destinations in three countries would begin in October 2015, subject to government approval:  Cancun; Mexico City; Puerto Vallarta, and San... read more

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Holiday Travel Tips, Southwest Style!

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Click on photo to play video clip from Good Morning Texas   Holiday season is upon us, which can only mean one thing: it’s about to get a lot busier across our already bustling system. While holiday travel may be daunting, don’t fret! We’re here with some helpful travel tips and hints that will get you, your family, and those pretty wrapped presents to your... read more

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Southwest Recognized as Best Place to Work by Glassdoor

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At Southwest, we LUV our Employees and the hard work and passion they show.  Thanks to their commitment, we’re been named one of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work in 2015! This is the sixth consecutive year for us to receive this recognition. We’re #15 on the list, the only airline to make the list, and the highest-ranked Company in the travel industry to receive this... read more

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Going Green: Winter Warmth

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Did you know that heating and cooling contributes to 48 percent of energy usage in a typical U.S. household? As we venture into the winter months, temperatures are dropping meaning more of us are turning up the heaters. Being green in the cold is just as important as in the summer months, and a few small changes in your daily habits can make a big impact on the environment.... read more

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Let Houston Inspire You!

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At Southwest Airlines, we know that everything is bigger in Texas, but did you know that Houston alone is home to more than 500 cultural, visual, and performing arts organizations?  Enter the “Let Houston Inspire You!” contest, from December 8–19, 2014, for the spring 2015 weekend trip for a family of four and experience just a fraction of the great art, culture, and... read more

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