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Introducing Our New Triple Crown One

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I’m happy to report aircraft N409WN has emerged from the paint hangar in Spokane as Southwest's new Triple Crown One specialty plane, featuring both its original #1 heart medallion, along with our new Heart branding on its tail. Originally introduced on June 9, 1997, Triple Crown One was dedicated to the Employees of Southwest Airlines responsible for achieving five annual... read more

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A Historic Day in Houston

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Cancún,  Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos, Belize City, Puerto Vallarta, San José, Mexico City, Montego Bay, Liberia… What do these cities have in common?  We announced last week that we will serve all of these destinations out of our brand new international terminal in Houston starting in October.  Tickets to all of these international routes from Houston are now for sale on... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Closing the Triangle

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It’s pretty well known that our first three cities were Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, which was referred to as the “Golden Triangle” between the three major Texas cities. Rollin’s first venture in the airline world, his Wild Goose Flying Service, also operated exclusively within the Lone Star State, but much smaller locations that proved to be unsustainable to for... read more

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T-Minus 154 Days to International, Oct. Additions, & Nov./Dec. 2015 Schedule

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Houston, we’re fixin’ to have liftoff! On October 15, 2015, Southwest is going to put the International back into William P. Hobby International Airport! Plus, we’ve extended the schedule through the incredibly busy November/December time period, with lots of associated changes.  So much cool news ... read on! International Houston’s awesome new International... read more

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Flashback Friday: Flight Attendant Uniforms

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During my time as the Archiving Intern at Southwest I have learned my fair share of history and an incredible amount of information about the Company that I LUV.  While browsing through countless pictures and News Releases, one of my favorite subjects became our wonderful Hostesses, who are now referred to as Flight Attendants. When looking back through the history of... read more

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Houston Hobby: A Storied Past and an Exciting New Beginning

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As every Southwest Employee, our Customers, and Houstonians continues to get excited about the opening of the new International Concourse at William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) in Houston later this year, I thought it might be cool to look back at Hobby’s international history.  And yes, it has one—a storied and vibrant one, in fact! We all know that Hobby was Houston’s... read more

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Inside May’s Southwest: The Magazine

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We’re no Johnny-come-latelies with the whole Taylor Swift thing. Southwest: The Magazine first put the budding singer/songwriter on the cover years ago, when she was a really talented kid just beginning to make her mark. Maybe that’s why she spent some quality time with J. Rentilly for an exclusive interview in this month’s edition. In any case, we’re not into... read more

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Southwest and Honeywell: Bringing You a Great Flight!

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You climb onboard a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737, take your seat and buckle in for a safe and comfortable ride. Maybe you’re on your way to an important business meeting, to a favorite vacation spot, to grandma’s house or to that very special place called home. So sit back, relax and enjoy a great flight, brought to you by a top airline and made possible by technology... read more

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Every Seat Has a Story: Celebrating with Southwest

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We LUV when our Customers share the memories they make while flying with us. Here is Customer Kim Thomas Muffoletto’s story about the day her family celebrated two special occasions on a recent Southwest Airlines flight! Dear Southwest, I am a recently retired business traveler who has experienced many air travel experiences … some not always so pleasant.  My first... read more

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Southwest: The Magazine’s March Freedom Story … Thomas Bakewell

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When Thomas Bakewell started Bakewell Consulting in 1990, Southwest immediately became his carrier of choice. Much like the airline, he has since expanded his company with service in cities across the nation. Today, Thomas’ business is thriving. He travels at least twice a week to visit clients from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., and he recently authored his first book,... read more

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