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Some Snappy Ideas: Seven Travel Pics for Instagram

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If you're like me, you take around a million photos on any given vacation—sometimes it's even more, depending on the length of the trip.  Obviously I can't post all of them, so I do my best to pick out my favorites.  Here's a list of my must-have pics for your Instagram feed.  Be sure to use #SWApic and check out our Southwest Instagram! 1. In Your Bag: Are you packing... read more

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Gate Games are just ‘Plane’ Fun

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Like any time-contentious traveler, I have at least an hour of downtime before my flight begins boarding.  When I’m traveling with my family, waiting time seems to go by even more slowly.  On my last vacation with my family, we had a two hour layover.  Normally we play a card game, but unfortunately, we (cough, cough—my dad) had forgotten to bring a deck of cards. ... read more

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Southwest Celebrates Embrace Your Geekness Day

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Today, July 13th, happens to be Embrace Your Geekness Day, and here at Southwest Airlines, we’re celebrating a special type of geekness—avgeekness!  Avgeeks are aviation geeks, who love anything and everything from airline brand memorabilia to airplane parts.  Today (and every day) avgeeks should embrace their geekness and showcase their Fun-LUVing, quirky side! ... read more

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Flashback Fridays: An Exclusive Speed Limit

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I have always wondered why the speed limit on our Corporate Campus is 18 miles per hour.  My math isn't always that great, and, initially I assumed it had something to do with a possible metric conversion or possibly some obscure city ordinance pertaining to parking lots. While there are many theories circulating, the true intent of this non-standard speed limit is primarily... read more

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Meet Sheldon, Our Newest Employee!

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What if we told you one of our employees was green, cold-blooded, and a little slower than the rest? Sheldon’s journey to Southwest isn’t your typical hiring story. Instead of being interviewed, Sheldon was adopted into our Family. It began when one of our younger Customers arrived at the airport with her new pet turtle in tow. Unfortunately, due to airport policy, her... read more

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Your Insiders’ View from Southwest Airlines into Live in the Vineyard

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This weekend, Kristie and I are excited to be guest bloggers here on the Nuts About Southwest Blog, reporting on all the amazing music, wine, and food from Live in the Vineyard happening in Napa this weekend April 3-6, 2014. With Lee DeWyze If you weren't one of the lucky few sweepstakes winners or Rapid Rewards Credit Cardmembers attending this weekend, we will give you a... read more

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Folded Hearts for the Love of Travel

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I grew up as a Nisei (second-generation Japanese) in Southern California. As a child, my mother taught me the basic origami folds and patterns: The crane, the blow-up ball, the hat and the fish. I still have my first origami book, written in Japanese, that expands on those basic folds, forming pelicans, samurai and lilies. As an adult, I learned more about the art of origami... read more

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Six Signs You Are Ready for Spring Break

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1. You are on your 5th cup of coffee and its only 10 am. Too much caffeine doesn't exist, right? 2. You woke up late, and now you have to get ready at work. What’s more fun than doing your makeup with friends? 3. You are swamped with projects and paper pile-ups on your desk. Make a to-do list? Check. 4. You started filling out your March Madness bracket... in... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Games of LUV

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From time to time, factors often beyond any of our control may cause our Customers to spend a little more time at the airport or on one of our planes than expected.  Over the years, our Employees have created various songs, games, and trivia contests to keep our Customers engaged and help spread the Southwest Culture. After many years of these activities being passed... read more

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Kevin O’Hanlon: Angst and an engagement at 30,000 feet

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This article first appeared in the Lincoln Journal-Star. It happened about 30,000 feet above Iowa, and not without considerable angst and hand-wringing. After dating about six months, my girlfriend, Lori, and I decided to celebrate with a getaway to Chicago for Valentine's Day. But I upped the ante and decided to propose on the trip, so I had to come up with something... read more

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