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Flashback Friday: Cash Back at the Gate

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When Southwest came to “Beautiful Downtown Burbank” in 1990, the average fare was almost $200 to intra-California destinations such as Oakland.  As a way to introduce our brand to the market, our first promotion offered Customers the chance to travel for much less than half the traditional rate by offering cash back at the gate. With ads stating “Fly Southwest to... read more

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Employees Help Seniors in Need

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Today, we hosted our sixth annual Meals on Wheels (MOW) Blitz in Dallas, with 398 Employees taking a few hours of their day to run 126 routes, and deliver 1,953 meals to seniors in need. Thanks to the efforts of these volunteers,  the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) saved the costs for the 12 paid drivers who normally deliver those meals.  This means an additional senior... read more

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It Is Our Honor

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In May 2005, six small planes flew out of Springfield, Ohio, carrying 12 World War II veterans bound for the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. This inaugural Honor Flight Tour was the first of many that would allow for over 115,000 veterans to be flown, free of charge, to visit their memorials.  Last Friday, more than nine years later, Southwest Airlines... read more

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Flashback Friday: Flight to Fight Hunger

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Ten years ago this month, Southwest Airlines teamed up with Texas grocer H-E-B to help feed those in need with a program titled “Flight to Fight Hunger.” Landing in six Southwest Cities, a new 737-700 carried more than 1.2 million pounds of food to 18 food banks supplying more than 350 charities throughout the state thanks to the efforts of the two Texas legends. In... read more

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Military Heroes Month at Southwest Airlines

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At Southwest, we are committed to honoring and thanking our service men and women who safeguard our country.  Throughout the year, we work with organizations to support these heroes and give back after their sacrifices.  Southwest Airlines donates more than $1.5 million to these groups.  And in the month of November, we pay special tribute to the incredible sacrifices of... read more

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Princess Kayci’s Wish Comes True!

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If someone asked you to share your one true wish, what would it be?  Kayci, 8, knew her one true wish was to meet as many of the Disney® princesses as she could.  Their movies, songs, and stories were what helped her through more than three years of treatment for leukemia, including hospital visits, doctor visits, and days of resting between chemotherapy. Now that she... read more

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Flashback Friday: Seafair

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Similar to the way AirTran Airways helped introduce Southwest to Atlanta in 2012, Morris Air paved the airway to the Pacific Northwest during the year following their becoming part of our family in late 1993. And, as part of that expansion, Seattle—the birthplace of our Boeings—became our 39th station when it landed on our route map in the summer of 1994. In addition to... read more

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Who LUVs You—Yeah, Yeah, Yeah: The Great Halloween Costume Reveal!

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Between the new livery, new international destinations, and the repeal of the Wright Amendment, it’s been a Hard Day’s Night of tedious work for Southwest Employees across the Company.  For years, we Let it Be, but with Fearless Leaders and A Little Help from our Friends, we decided to Come Together to accomplish these feats! Don’t Let Me Down, now is the time to Twist... read more

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Halloween Stencils with #SouthwestHeart

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Halloween is one of our favorite holidays at Southwest. In the past we've shared Southwest-themed stencils for our pumpkin carving fans, and this year we're proud to release a set that includes our bold, new look! Our pumpkin stencils are available for download HERE. So carve a pumpkin with "Heart," and share your photos with us on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags... read more

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The Light at the End of the Tunnel

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I am a native New Mexican (from Roswell, N.M.—yep, the alien one!) and a first-generation college student.  Prior to coming home to New Mexico, I had the pleasure of serving as the Executive Director of Development and Marketing for Southwest Airlines’s Community Partner, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities in San Antonio, Texas.  I also have had the... read more

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