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Courtesy of the Red, White, and Canyon Blue

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This post is written by Rolando Lopez, Greater St. Louis Honor Flight Operations Manager (and retired Southwest Employee!), recounting a recovered Honor Flight and a delayed welcome home celebration for the veterans. My journey with Southwest Airlines began in 1980 and led me to a variety of positions throughout my career, encompassing multiple cities in the network. ... read more

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Rapid Rewards: Flying Among the Best!

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Imagine a frequent flier program where blackout dates are nonexistent, where every seat is an award seat, and you can use your points to fly to any of 93 destinations in the U.S. and Caribbean on the largest domestic airline in America. Sound too good to be true?  Welcome to Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards, one of the most decorated frequent flier programs in the... read more

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Nonstop Love: Peach within Reach

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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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Flashback Friday: Splitting the Town

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Since 1987, Southwest has served Michigan when our first service to Detroit Metro airport commenced.  And, for a brief period of time, we even had service to two Detroit area airports. Twenty-five years ago this summer, Southwest launched a multi-million dollar campaign to promote our service to the city, particularly Detroit’s City (DET) Airport, now commonly known as the... read more

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SWA Meteorology: Thanks, Canada!

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It was just two weeks ago we were experiencing the “return of the Polar Vortex” in the middle of summer, a highly unusual occurrence, or so we thought.  Now another round of welcome cool air is bringing much needed relief for the eastern half of the nation.  Is it another Polar Vortex?  Nah, this time, it’s cool air from Canada. Listen to a forecast on TV or read a... read more

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Nonstop Love: CHICA-GO

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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: MORELANDO

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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: 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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Nonstop Love: Viva Las Nonstops

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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: 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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