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The Southwest Rink at Denver’s Skyline Park Is Here for the Holidays!

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At Southwest Airlines, we’re all about connecting People to what’s important in their lives—and sometimes, that’s connecting them to some good ol’ fashioned winter fun!  Earlier today, the Southwest Rink at Denver’s Skyline Park officially opened for business, inviting the Mile High Community to lace up their skates and take to the ice. Denver Mayor Michael B.... read more

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Going Green: Green is the New Black (Friday)

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Every year, after feasting on turkey and dressing, millions of Americans line up outside retail stores as they wait for the doors to open for the most anticipated sale of the year.  Many people take this opportunity to get great deals for their holiday shopping lists, while others simply enjoy taking part in the ritual.  However you choose to participate, the day has evolved... read more

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Turkey, Trimmings, and Other Thanksgiving To-Do’s

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There are several things that come to mind when we think about our to-do lists when getting ready for Thanksgiving:  baste the turkey, put the pumpkin pie in the oven, and clean our homes for the company that will soon arrive.  Chances are, though, most of us will do some sort of traveling this Thanksgiving too—it is the busiest travel time of the year, after all! ... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Connecting the Coasts

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Based on our original establishment as a shorthaul, high frequency, intrastate airline, most of our flights in our first 25 years of service were usually no more than an hour or two long, which fit perfectly within the capabilities of our 737-200s and -300s.  As the launch Customer for Boeing’s -700 series aircraft, an opportunity presented itself to take our average trip... read more

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Kidd’s Kids Fly Away with Our Hearts

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This year was our eighth year supporting Kidd’s Kids, an extraordinary organization that provides chronically or terminally ill children and their families a trip of a lifetime to Walt Disney World.  This year, I had the honor to be the official Southwest liaison to Kidd’s Kids.  From kicking off the fundraising telethon manned by Southwest Airlines Employees several... read more

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The Magic of Live In The Vineyard

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As an entrepreneur, it’s hard for me to get time away.  But for Live in the Vineyard (an event held in Napa Valley that pairs food, music, and wine), I will not only clear my schedule but also volunteer my own time and money for travel. Why?  The food is great. The wine is incredible. The people are awesome. But what’s the most special for me is the music.  There is... read more

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Travel Tips: Checkin and Boarding on Southwest Airlines

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At Southwest Airlines, we know we stand out in the travel industry for a lot of reasons.  We like to boast the friendliest Employees in the business and competitive fares, but we know our boarding procedure is unique too.  It’s not unusual for first-time Passengers to ask what their seat number is.  Weathered Southwest road warriors smile knowingly and help explain how... read more

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Bags Fly Free for All!

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Did you hear the news today?  Feeling a bit blue, perhaps, at the thought of yet another bag fee out there?  Don’t fear—Southwest Airlines has your back, and your bag—and you can take great comfort in knowing that bags fly free for all at Southwest.com!*  Today, we stand alone as the only domestic airline that can say that, which is a tremendous source of pride for... read more

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Going Green: Celebrate America Recycles Day

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America Recycles Day was November 15, but at Southwest, we are celebrating today by promoting proper recycling practices.  Southwest is proud of our Triple Bottom Line commitment to Performance, People, and Planet, and part of the commitment to the Planet is to minimize our impact on the environment.  Recycling is one of many ways we honor our commitment to the Planet and... read more

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Flashback Friday: Cash Back at the Gate

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When Southwest came to “Beautiful Downtown Burbank” in 1990, the average fare was almost $200 to intra-California destinations such as Oakland.  As a way to introduce our brand to the market, our first promotion offered Customers the chance to travel for much less than half the traditional rate by offering cash back at the gate. With ads stating “Fly Southwest to... read more

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