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Celebrating Nonstop Love in Dallas with You, Our Customers!

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October 13 is officially less than a month away, which means the countdown to the end of the Wright Amendment is ON!  As you can imagine, this is a historic day for our Company, North Texas, and most importantly for you—our Customers!  This milestone wouldn’t be possible without your LUV and support, which is why it’s time to celebrate YOU.  Please mark your... read more

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Introducing Southwest: The Magazine

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Southwest Airlines new look has a lot of moving parts—literally. One of them is its inflight magazine. Not only did our name change from Spirit to Southwest: The Magazine, but hundreds of thousands of a special, celebratory September issue were switched out on planes beginning September 8 and 9.  (Click here to read more about the first version of our September issue.)... read more

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Flashback Fridays: A Day in the Life of a Plane – Part II

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Earlier this year on St Patrick’s Day, my colleague Dan Landson and I had the opportunity to spend a day in the life of N446WN, one of our 737-700s, as it traveled from one end of the country to the other throughout the Southwest system. An early morning in OAK just before HeartTwo’s first revenue flight. The highlight of the day for both of us was having a chance to... read more

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Southwest Airlines Announces New Service to San Jose, Costa Rica

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What an exciting week for Southwest Airlines!  After unveiling the Company's bold new look on Monday, today Southwest's Chairman, President & CEO Gary Kelly announced that the airline has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to add its first destination in Central America with daily roundtrip service between Baltimore/Washington Thurgood... read more

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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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