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Flashback Fridays: Reforming Wright, One Step at a Time

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Between the time the Wright Amendment was signed into law by President Carter in February 1980 and another Federal law in 2006 finally set in play the freedoms we will begin to enjoy on Monday, 56 additional dots joined our route map, but a Customer traveling to or from Love Field was not allowed to buy a single ticket to the majority of our new destinations.  And although we... 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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Flashback Fridays: A Gate Goodbye

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A little over a year ago, the Love Field Modernization Program hit a historic milestone when the first 11 gates were opened in the beautiful new terminal. Our first Customers were welcomed on April 16, and just a few weeks later, 12 more gates were opened.  This modernization allowed us to move the majority of our operations from our home of almost 40 years in the old West... read more

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What’s Love got to do with it? Everything!

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Southwest Airlines and Dallas have a long and spirited Love story.  Through good times and some tough times over the last 43 years, Southwest has shown a strong commitment to our hometown, Dallas.  With the departure of the Wright Amendment just around the corner, we have some exciting times ahead! Southwest wants to show Dallas even more LUV by adding 12 new, nonstop... read more

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Texas Independence Day Trivia with TexasHumor!

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The Lone Star (One) at night is big and bright High in the sky of Texas Texas holds a special place in Southwest Airlines’ heart. More than 40 years ago, SWA began flying out of Dallas Love Field to San Antonio and Houston. Like any good Texan rooted in the Lone Star State, SWA LUVs to celebrate Texas Independence Day. This past Sunday, to celebrate Texas Independence... read more

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BIG Nonstop News for Dallas Could Mean BIG Prizes for YOU!

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BIG things are happening in the Big D, and we are thrilled to celebrate the new nonstop destinations to which Southwest will fly from Dallas Love Field when the Wright Amendment expires in October of this year. And, we want to share the nonstop LUV with you. Here’s your chance to visit one of our 15 new nonstop destinations straight from the Big D! Snap and share an... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Welcome to Byrd Field

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Byrd Field, circa 1960* This week, Southwest Airlines began service to my home airport, Richmond International Airport, or as anyone who has lived in Virginia more than 30 years would call it, Byrd Field. This airport holds a special place in my heart, as it is where I first rode on an airplane (on Eastern Airlines in 1987) and also earned my private pilot license 95 years... read more

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Spirit Magazine’s Adventure in Memphis!

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Did you know that Southwest Airlines’ LUV jets can now be spotted at Memphis International Airport?  That’s one more reason to visit this vibrant city! With its rich musical heritage, world-renowned barbecue, and one of the most sacred landmarks in the country, Memphis is a city that should top your bucket list, as it has a way of seeping into your soul.  And that is... read more

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Welcome to Memphis, Pensacola, and Richmond!

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The best things come in threes: ingredients for a BLT, leaves on a shamrock, The Hanson Brothers … and our city openings! This weekend, as part of our ongoing integration of AirTran Airways, Southwest will proudly begin service in Memphis, Tenn.; Pensacola, Fla.; and Richmond, Va.  That means three new Southwest destinations for our Customers to enjoy! Keep reading to... read more

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Best of Flashback Fridays—Los Angeles International before SWA

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Choosing this week’s “Best of” Flashback Fridays was fairly simple—a “no-brainer,” some might say.  To begin, LAX celebrated a birthday this week, having turned the ripe, old age of 31 in Southwest years.  However, there was another reason—one that also has to do with a birthday—a birthday that wouldn’t be celebrated the same way this year as it had in the... read more

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