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Flashback Fridays: Lounge Seating

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An unforgettable fixture of our early cabins was their classic lounge seating.  For over 30 years, they could be considered the most sought-after, or avoided, seats on the plane. Lounge seats could be found in the first and last rows, as well as around the overwing exits.  The reversed row of seats made a great place for business travelers to have a meeting “on the... read more

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A Roundtrip Surprise

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It was a special day for Kansas City barber Joey Thomas when he received a big surprise from the city’s Mayor. Thomas, a father of two – including a newborn, is deeply invested in helping his community become a better place. One of the initiatives he is very involved in happens to be one that Southwest Airlines supports. It’s a reading-focused organization called... read more

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How to Celebrate July 4th: Fireworks in Your Favorite SWA Cities

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You could watch your hometown’s fireworks this Fourth of July... or you could take advantage of the incredible fanfare at one of these Independence Day celebrations.   Lights on the Lake Touted as the biggest fireworks display in Southern California. Watch the show from Big Bear Lake’s public parks or from a boat! Make sure to bring a blanket—it can get chilly! Fly... read more

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Paper Airplanes in Space? Breaking an Out-of-this-World Record

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Southwest Captain Scott Fitzgerald shares a “moment of discovery” with his two children, a school district, the town mayor, and the Guinness Book of World Records through Adopt-A-Pilot. When I began volunteering with Adopt-A-Pilot in 2009, breaking a Guinness World Record was not on my radar. However, it has quite literally been the flight of my life. In my six years... read more

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Southwest Airlines Throws Surprise Wedding Shower in Baltimore

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With June being the most popular month for weddings, we figured there’s no better time to feature this couples’ story of love, and how our Employees worked together to make their engagement even more memorable.  Andy McIlvaine was an excited groom-to-be, flying out of Baltimore to Portland, Maine,  to propose to his girlfriend, Kelley Mulfinger, when he experienced... read more

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Every Seat Has A Story: Love and Marriage

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Our long distance relationship started in 2009 following college graduation when Cheryl moved to California and Ben continued on to Alabama.  At first, a long distance relationship was not something either of us wanted to embark on.  We had heard the horror stories about how expensive flying so frequently can get and how relationships often crumble. Knowing the risks, we... read more

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Flashback Fridays: LUV Kisses

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LUV might celebrate the birth of its first flight on June 18, but the 19th has its own significance—National Kissing Day. Whether coincidence or wholly intentional, Southwest has a robust (and well-documented) history of celebrating the kiss. Here’s a glimpse at Southwest’s homages to kissing through the years. Have one of your own? Submit it to our SWA Culture Facebook... read more

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Southwest: The Magazine’s Darling of Instagram

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One of this month's cover models has 1.3 million Instagram followers. (We’ll give you a hint: He has four legs.) Tuna, the dachshund-Chihuahua mix behind the IG handle @tunameltsmyheart, came on the scene in late 2011 and has been winning fans on the Web with his snaggletoothed grin ever since. Associate Editor Austin Morton accompanied the famous canine and his owner,... read more

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Dear Colleen Barrett—Sincerely, Colleen Barrett

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Bright-eyed and innovative NoLimits Interns have been a welcome addition to Southwest every semester since 2001.  While it is common for Interns to have parents or other relatives who work for the Company, we were delighted to discover a Southwest connection for one Intern this summer that dates all the way back to the first grade!  Colleen Barrett, currently an Employment... read more

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The Destination Dragons Tour Experience

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This post is guest written by Kate Depetro, who won a seat on the Imagine Dragons Destination Dragons Tour on the Ellen Show. If you were to ask me how I won, I would tell you the stars aligned. If you were to ask me if I knew what was about to happen, I would tell you I never dreamed of anything this big. My eyes glanced down at the sheet of paper with the Destination... read more

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