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Going Green: Four Ways to Have a Green Halloween

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Halloween is this Friday, and we’re getting ready to have a spooky celebration!  In honor of our favorite holiday, we thought we’d share some green Halloween tips with you. What better way to celebrate the haunting holiday than with some ghoulishly green habits! Give green treats.  Instead of purchasing a bag of mass-produced candy, try giving out treats that are... read more

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Oh, The Places Southwest Has Taken Me

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When my children were younger, I loved to read them Oh, The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss.  Back then, I never imagined all the different places I’d go and opportunities I’d have by working at Southwest Airlines.  Most recently, I had the opportunity to volunteer with the Fireman Rob Foundation and help raise the spirits of sick children at Methodist Children’s... read more

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Father and Daughter Take Adopt-A-Pilot to the Classroom

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In a few months I will begin my third year in the Southwest Airlines Adopt-A-Pilot (AAP) program—what a privilege!  I want to thank the many Pilots and staffers who have served much longer than I have, and who have helped make AAP the great program what it is today. My AAP journey first began in 2012 when my daughter, Katherine, was hired as a fifth grade teacher at... read more

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Southwest Airlines Mystery Flights

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The Wright Amendment was lifted on October 13, so Southwest Airlines now has seven nonstop destinations that fly out of Dallas Love Field, with another eight beginning November 2. To celebrate our initial nonstop flights from Dallas Love Field, we surprised our Customers with our Mystery Flights.  Each day, Customers flying to a new nonstop destination were surprised onboard... read more

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Halloween Stencils with #SouthwestHeart

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Halloween is one of our favorite holidays at Southwest. In the past we've shared Southwest-themed stencils for our pumpkin carving fans, and this year we're proud to release a set that includes our bold, new look! Our pumpkin stencils are available for download HERE. So carve a pumpkin with "Heart," and share your photos with us on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Maintenance Moves Southwest

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Twenty-two years ago this month, our Maintenance (now Technical Operations) Department grew by 25 percent when the hangar doors of our fourth base (Phoenix) welcomed their first Boeings in October 1992. The 125,000 square-foot facility was built to expand our ability to keep our aircraft and ground service equipment in top-of-the-line order, while also representing our... read more

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How do you show your #DisneySide?

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Do you look for Hidden Mickeys wherever you go? Are you prone to whistle while you work? Most of us have a #DisneySide, even if we don’t realize it. Here at Southwest, we have a Disney Side that we recently let show on our first nonstop flight from Dallas to Orlando on October 13! We would love to give you a chance to show YOUR Disney Side through our “Fly direct to the... read more

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SWA Meteorology: Winter Outlook

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Here in Texas, we know the weather won’t cool down (and stay cool) until our State Fair ends.  Other cities follow local weather “folklore” too:  Are the caterpillars extra wooly this year?  Are the pecan and oak trees producing a lot of nuts and acorns? If you split a persimmon seed, do you see a knife (cutting cold with ice), a spoon (digging out of snow), or a... read more

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Going Green: How Does Your Green Garden Grow?

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World Planting Day is October 22, and while many green holidays encourage reactive green habits like recycling or reusing materials, World Planting Day encourages proactive green habits, such as planting a vegetable garden or a tree in your own yard.  Growing your own flowers, fruits, and vegetables is a rewarding and fun way to be green and give back to the environment. ... read more

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The Light at the End of the Tunnel

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I am a native New Mexican (from Roswell, N.M.—yep, the alien one!) and a first-generation college student.  Prior to coming home to New Mexico, I had the pleasure of serving as the Executive Director of Development and Marketing for Southwest Airlines’s Community Partner, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities in San Antonio, Texas.  I also have had the... read more

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