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WiFi in the Sky

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Before Southwest’s loyalty program was named Rapid Rewards, it was called the Company Club, and we were fondly known as the Company Plane.  Even though we’ve moved away from that name, we know we’re still an "office in the sky" for a lot of business travelers.  Staying connected with emails and news is crucial for some of our road warriors, who fly with us a couple... read more

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December #SouthwestHeart Scavenger Hunt

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Not every flight has a musician or an inflight food challenge, but every flight has #SouthwestHeart! We created a scavenger hunt to help pass the time. Get out your smartphones and snap some of the following items. You can share them individually, or as a pic stitch—just make sure to tag @SouthwestAir and include the hashtag #SouthwestHeart when you’re sharing them (so... read more

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Holiday Travel Tips, Southwest Style!

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Click on photo to play video clip from Good Morning Texas   Holiday season is upon us, which can only mean one thing: it’s about to get a lot busier across our already bustling system. While holiday travel may be daunting, don’t fret! We’re here with some helpful travel tips and hints that will get you, your family, and those pretty wrapped presents to your... read more

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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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Why the Longview Viewettes LUV Southwest

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The following is a guest post by Debbie McGowan, daughter of Southwest's Maintenance Certificate Compliance Senior Specialist Bill Morton and director of the Longview High School Viewettes.   As I fasten my seat belt with an audible click, I breathe a huge sigh of relief.  After all, months of planning and fundraising has gone into place to get here.  Where is here?  Here... 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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Travel Tips: Checkin and Boarding on Southwest Airlines

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At Southwest Airlines, we know we stand out in the travel industry for a lot of reasons.  We like to boast the friendliest Employees in the business and competitive fares, but we know our boarding procedure is unique too.  It’s not unusual for first-time Passengers to ask what their seat number is.  Weathered Southwest road warriors smile knowingly and help explain how... read more

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Bags Fly Free for All!

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Did you hear the news today?  Feeling a bit blue, perhaps, at the thought of yet another bag fee out there?  Don’t fear—Southwest Airlines has your back, and your bag—and you can take great comfort in knowing that bags fly free for all at Southwest.com!*  Today, we stand alone as the only domestic airline that can say that, which is a tremendous source of pride for... read more

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It Is Our Honor

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In May 2005, six small planes flew out of Springfield, Ohio, carrying 12 World War II veterans bound for the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. This inaugural Honor Flight Tour was the first of many that would allow for over 115,000 veterans to be flown, free of charge, to visit their memorials.  Last Friday, more than nine years later, Southwest Airlines... read more

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SWA Announces Intention to Serve Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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Speaking to investors and financial analysts Monday morning in Dallas, Gary Kelly announced that Southwest has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to add our fourth destination in Mexico with daily roundtrip service between John Wayne Orange County Airport (SNA) and Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport in Puerto Vallarta,... read more

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