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Flashback Fridays: Puttin’ on the ‘Ritz

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Earlier this week, we learned about our LUV Seat repurposing efforts, which utilize leather from our Spirit cabin interiors for a variety of items benefiting communities around the world.  These materials became available as our fleet was modernized with our new Evolve interior starting in early 2012. While our LUV Seat efforts see former seat covers turning into new... read more

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Q&A: Which Type of Southwest Aircraft is This?

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Our Q&A blog series answers common questions about aviation and Southwest Airlines.  Our next question about our Fleet is answered by Editorial Team Intern Erin Boren.  Have a question of your own?  Leave us a comment! At Southwest we believe in variety: Peanuts or pretzels?  Aisle or window seat?  Gray or red Flap-track fairings?  Wait—what are fairings? I’ve... read more

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Flashback Fridays: AirTran Goes International

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Southwest Airlines launched our first international service operated by a canyon blue LUV jet when our first three flights departed Baltimore last Tuesday morning.  This milestone was the result of countless hours of hard work from thousands of Employees Companywide.  But a major resource in our international efforts was actually put in place over 13 years ago by AirTran... read more

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Q&A: What is Turbulence?

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Our Q&A blog series answers common questions about aviation and Southwest Airlines.  Our first question about Turbulence is answered by  Southwest’s Chief Meteorologist Rick Curtis.  Have a question of your own?  Leave us a comment! Most airplane flights experience some form of turbulence between takeoff and touchdown, but luckily most of the time it’s either very... read more

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Best of Flashback Fridays: Assorted Early Southwest Photos

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This week, we're bringing you a “golden oldie” as a fun, Fourth of July Flashback gift.  This post originally appeared in January 2013 and was authored by our then Corporate Historian, Brian Lusk.  Given all the achievements Southwest has made over the years, and that the AirTran acquisition provided us the opportunity to achieve our most recent milestone of... read more

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Smile! Southwest is Going International!

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Pack up your sunscreen and don’t forget your sunglasses–Southwest Airlines is now flying international!  Today marks a huge milestone in Southwest’s international future as we launch inaugural nonstop service to three Caribbean locations: Oranjestad, Aruba (AUA); Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ); and Nassau, The Bahamas (NAS). A momentous occasion like this wouldn’t be... read more

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Happy First Day of Summer! LUV, Lilly Pulitzer and Southwest

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The long-awaited first day of summer, June 21, is almost here—or as we at Lilly Pulitzer like to call it, “National Wear Your Lilly Day”!  Lilly Pulitzer is thrilled to have Southwest Airlines join in on our toast to lighthearted lifestyles and the sunny days to come. At Lilly, we are all about tradition with a twist, and that's why Southwest is our favorite airline.... read more

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Southwest Marks 43 Years by Giving Back

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As Executive Director for The Birthday Party Project, I am in the birthday business.  Since 2012, The Birthday Party Project has been bringing homeless children joy through the magic of birthdays.  Every month, we host ten birthday parties in the Dallas/Fort Worth area at our partner nonprofit agencies.  Each party is complete with games, crafts, cupcakes, and party... read more

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43 for 43: Celebrate Southwest’s 43rd Birthday

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Today at Southwest Airlines, we’re celebrating our 43rd birthday, and we couldn’t be more excited!  This milestone marks another year of bringing our Customers the highest quality of Service, delivered with lots of LUV!  Over the years, we’ve adapted to the ever-changing airline industry and stayed true to our Company Spirit, conquering numerous fare wars and, of... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Old Glory

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On June 14 each year we recognize Flag Day, which commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States as approved by the second Continental Congress in 1777.  And today, a standard fixture on the 603 dorsal fins across our fleet is a two-foot, high-speed decal with 50 stars and 13 stripes. Even though we have always been a Company of proud Americans, Southwest's Old... read more

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