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SWA Meteorology: Halos

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It’s a photo that’s been circulating around the interwebs: a spectacular display of halos, arcs and lines all around the sun, taken by Joshua Thomas in Red River, New Mexico on January 9. We’ve all seen halos around the sun and moon, but I bet you’ve never seen anything like this! One of the subjects meteorologists study in college is optical physics in order to... read more

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Who Moved My Queso? Cancun Changes Time Zone

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Some of you may remember the book “Who Moved My Cheese?” that came out in 1998.  It was quite the thing then and it was all about how people deal with change. In the 16 years since, it’s safe to say that Southwest has seen its fair share of changes. From new cities and new airplanes to international service, Southwest’s cheese has moved a lot as we’ve grown in the... read more

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Party Time in Phoenix—Southwest Adding Extra Options for The Big Game!

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Congratulations to the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots on their wins last night! You know what that means—both teams are headed to the Phoenix area for the biggest annual football show-down in America. Earlier this morning Southwest introduced extra sections, and added connecting itinerariesgiving party people and football fanatics more ways to fly... read more

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A Dog’s Tale: My Journey to the World Dog Awards

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This post is a guest post from Turbo Roo, who received the Underdog of the Year at the World Dog Awards.  He was born with only his two back legs, and thanks to some special love, he was adopted by Ashley Looper and Raymond Hurt and outfitted with a special mobility device. One morning, my parents woke me up super early, and I wasn’t sure why. They said we were going on a... read more

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SWA Metorology: The Return of the Arctic Plunge

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If you read our posts last month, we wrote about was how unusually warm December had been for many across the nation, and how widespread rain and fog events were more the norm than the typical snow and extreme cold we tend to start to see at the start of the winter season.  For those who enjoyed a mild December, January sure has been a harsh and very cold wakeup call! Much... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Ticketless for 20 Years

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This month marks the 20th year of Southwest becoming the first major airline to offer electronic, or ticketless, travel on every flight systemwide. It's something we’ve all become accustomed to today, but it was a revolutionary change in the way we do business. The ability to issue ticketless itineraries came about following our departure from the major reservations systems... read more

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Celebrating AirTran Airways

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On December 28, 2014, we said farewell to AirTran Airways.  A special celebration was held  to commemorate the completion of the Southwest Airlines and AirTran integration, which has now brought two great Companies together as one.  More than 700 AirTran and Southwest Family Members were on hand in Atlanta to celebrate—as AirTran’s Flight 1 departed from Atlanta to... read more

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Flashback Fridays: The Boeing 717

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On Sunday, the final revenue flight using a Citrus call sign will take place aboard the aircraft that defined AirTran Airways, the Boeing 717.  Not only was AirTran the largest operator of the 717, it was also the launch customer when it took its first delivery in September 1999. The 717 was actually the second name of the aircraft, with the original name being the... read more

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Falling in LUV With Our Flexible Fares

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Plans change all the time, and we’re proud to offer the most flexibility in the industry for our Passengers and their travel plans.  Our Passengers LUV our no change or cancellation fees policy.  You can make changes to your ticket as much as you like without paying a traditional penalty. If you purchase a ticket today and next week see a sale at southwest.com, you can... read more

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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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