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Greening up Your April

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It is the true month of Green with both Arbor Day and Earth Day taking place  in April, so here are some great ways to make your spring more eco-friendly: De-junk Green – During spring cleaning, remember to recycle everything you can!  Donate old clothes and household items to second hand stores, or your favorite charity.  Take your old electronics to an e-cycling... read more

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Play Ball!

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Today is Opening Day, marking the official start of baseball season. This national celebration comes with smells of tailgating, concessions, and freshly groomed diamonds. Many cleats will step up to the plate with hopes to make the big plays and to live out bold moments. It brings willful expectations of big hearted fans, who wonder if their team has what it takes to make... read more

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Motivating and Inspiring at 35,000 Feet: Inflight Live Book Reading

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We're excited to have Eric Greitens, former U.S. Navy SEAL, founder of The Mission Continues, and award-winning author, onboard a flight this morning from STL-DCA for an inflight book reading, where he will be sharing excerpts from his new book, answering questions onboard and on Twitter, and distributing signed, hard-copy audio books courtesy of Macmillan Audio to everyone... read more

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Now Accepting Applications for the ¡Lánzate!/Take off! Higher Education Travel Award Program

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Over the last 11 years, Southwest has helped more than 700 students pursue their dreams in higher education. For many Latino students the decision to move far away from home for college comes at a cost.  Without the ability to visit home, a student can suffer emotionally and academically. Staying connected to family and the emotional support they provide can often be the... read more

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Capt. Nancy Martin-Belitz on Empowering Youth through Adopt-A-Pilot

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Southwest Airlines is proud to celebrate Women’s History Month. We are passionate about empowering women all year long. Below is a post by Captain Nancy Martin-Belitz about how she empowers youth, and how she inspires those in her community.  Nancy in a Fall Travel Ad Amelia Earhart tells us the most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. ... read more

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Educating and Empowering: How the Arizona Foundation for Women Advocates for Others

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Former U.S. House Representative Gabrielle Giffords and husband Mark Kelly spoke at an AFW luncheon in October. As the CEO of the Arizona Foundation for Women and the first female mayor of Flagstaff, Arizona, I stand on the shoulders of the women who came before me, and I believe in reaching back to help the next woman up the ladder. AFW has a long history of advocating... read more

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Make-A-Wish Presents Levi’s Story

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Emma had never been on a plane or seen the ocean; that’s not uncommon for a 10-year-old. What is rare is for a 10-year-old to empathize with someone the way Emma does with Make-A-Wish® kid, Levi. As Levi’s mom says, “When Emma said hello to Levi for the first time, she opened two hearts at once.” Little did Emma know what being a good friend to Levi would bring her. ... read more

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MCI Supports Camp Fire Absolutely Incredible Kid Day

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Earlier this month, SWA volunteers set up at MCI Airport to support Camp Fire’s Absolutely Incredible Kid Day®, which honors our nation’s youth by asking adults to write letters of encouragement and inspiration to the incredible kids in their lives. The following is a blog post from the President & CEO of Camp Fire, Cathy Tisdale, that talks about how YOU can get... read more

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Celebrating 20 years of Low Fares Online

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Today, March 16, is Southwest.com’s 20th birthday! Explore the history of our website and enjoy these 20 fun facts to celebrate 20 years of low fares online: The first version of Southwest.com was created by nine dedicated Employees over a span of nine months. When the first version launched, Southwest Airlines became one of the first airlines to have a website.... read more

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Flashback Fridays: A Plane Tail of Two Cities

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In addition to opening Chicago Midway on St. Patrick’s Day of 1985, another key Station about 300 miles to the south joined the Southwest system the same morning – St. Louis Lambert International Airport. At gate 80 in the east terminal building, Herb was joined by several St. Louis area leaders for a ribbon cutting ceremony at our single gate in the new terminal.  And... read more

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