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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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National Picnic Month: Southwest’s Top Ten Picnic Destinations

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I like to picnic every chance I get—which mostly depends on the Texas weather.  If it’s not raining or at 150 percent humidity level, a few Fellow Interns and I take our lunch breaks on the Headquarters’ “deck” for some good ole’ plane watching and sunshine.  And, we’re not the only ones!  Southwest is extremely familiar with picnicking, as it incorporates two... read more

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Nonstop Love: Denver on Demand

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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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Happy Independence Day—Home of the Red, White, and Canyon Blue!

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Every Independence Day I can remember has been the same:  My family goes to my grandma’s house; we toss the younger cousins around in the pool; we eat too much BBQ and then, drive over to the stadium to grab a good spot for the fireworks show. Some may call those activities boring in their predictability, but to me they’re perfect.  I get to celebrate the country I love... read more

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Celebrating Freedom on Different Levels

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Southwest Airlines proudly sponsors the Yellow Ribbon Fund, which provides services like car rentals, hotel rooms, and caregiver outings to injured service members and their families while they are receiving treatment and recovering in the Washington, DC, area at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. Our nation’s military families... read more

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Smile! Southwest is Going International!

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Pack up your sunscreen and don’t forget your sunglasses–Southwest Airlines is now flying international!  Today marks a huge milestone in Southwest’s international future as we launch inaugural nonstop service to three Caribbean locations: Oranjestad, Aruba (AUA); Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ); and Nassau, The Bahamas (NAS). A momentous occasion like this wouldn’t be... read more

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Daniel’s Wish: Up, Up, and Away with Southwest

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It seems like cancer affects everything.  There’s no getting around the difficult truth of this when you have a five-year-old battling leukemia, but every once in a great while, the effect is actually thrilling! Recently Daniel, our sun beam, told Make-A-Wish® Arizona volunteers he wished for a trip to the Florida theme parks.  The thing he was most excited about? ... read more

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