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Flashback Fridays: Final AirTran 737

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Last Sunday, the final AirTran 737 revenue flight took place between Baltimore and Las Vegas as flight 1003. It marked the conclusion of 10 years of service aboard the aircraft that provided the range for AirTran to expand service from a predominantly East Coast network to one that could travel to the West and beyond. Although the original AirTran Airways that began... read more

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A Behind-the-Scenes Peek at the Hustle and Bustle of Holiday Travel

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How can you tell it’s the busiest travel time of year? As airline Employees in the hospitality business, we are pros at handling the throngs of Customers that come to the airport during the busiest travel day of the year.  What you can’t tell by looking at us is that it is all in a day’s work and a part of fulfilling a vision to unite people to what is important in... 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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The Mission Continues: Building a Community Through Service

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Southwest Airlines is proud to support the military and be the official airline of The Mission Continues.  Since 2010, Southwest has donated more than $640,000 in travel in support of their efforts to empower veterans facing the challenge of adjusting to life at home to find new missions serving their community. As an infantryman in combat, your survival depends upon the men... 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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Nonstop Love: LAXOXO

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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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Q&A: How Do Air Traffic Control Facilities Work?

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The airspace over the United States are composed of a complex system of highways in the sky, navigational aides, and boundaries, all of which are coordinated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  For more than 85 years, professionals both on the ground and in the air have worked together to ensure the Safe and efficient flow of aircraft throughout the National... read more

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Nonstop Love: Get to Orange County While It’s Ripe

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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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Nonstop Love: Soon Diego

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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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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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