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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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Flashback Fridays: Over the Years with Southwest Airlines’ Onboard Magazine

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On September 1, Customers looking in the seatback pocket in front of them across our combined Southwest and AirTran fleet found that the publication they’ve always known as a familiar part of their travel experience had a new name on the cover. Spirit magazine, a title born from both a Company attribute, as well as an advertising campaign of its era, transitioned to... read more

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From the Heart to Kidd’s Kids

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I’ve been a fan of Kidd Kraddick from my teenage years to adulthood. My admiration for him steadily grew over the years, and especially when he started Kidd’s Kids, which focuses on families with terminally ill or physically-challenged children. Each year, Kidd’s Kids treats 50 families to a week-long, all-expenses paid magical theme park vacation.  I always thought it... read more

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Going Green: Dig Your Green Thumbs into a Vegetable Garden

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Now that Labor Day has passed and fall is coming, it’s a great time to take advantage of the cooler weather and add to your vegetable garden. The plants that will thrive best depend on where you live, so be sure to do some research—Organicgardening.com has a great list of items by region to plant. Here are some tips to get the most out of your garden: Create a good... read more

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Nonstop Love: NYC You Soon

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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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Inside Southwest: The Magazine’s September Issue

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At Southwest’s inflight magazine, we don’t shove just any celebrity on the cover.  We generally feature real people with real stories to tell. This month, though, we couldn’t resist featuring Mindy Kaling—writer, director, actress, comedian, and star.  The issue focuses on ways to show your heart, getting people to like and trust you.  We were trying to think of... read more

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