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Flashback Fridays: The -500

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One of the smallest subfleets of aircraft within our family of 737s celebrates its silver anniversary this week.  For the second time in our history, Southwest became the launch Customer for a new aircraft series when we took delivery of our first 737-500 on the last day of February, 1990. At just over 97 feet, the -500 was about 10 inches longer than the -200s that were... read more

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Frozen, Cinderella, The Jungle Book—Your Disney Favorites Now Available Onboard!

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Flying with your little LUV bugs just got a whole lot easier. We’re so excited to offer our littlest Customers the biggest and best name in entertainment! Available now, the young (and young-at-heart) will have access to a range of Disney movies. Titles available include classics like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and The Jungle Book, and even the newest sensations... read more

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August – October Schedule Announced—See the Changes Now!

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Today we’re making Southwest’s schedule from August 8 through October 30—WOOT!  This is the time of year in which we transition from the uber-busy summer travel season to the back-to-school, take-a-breather time just before and after Labor Day.  But that doesn’t mean it’s going to be quiet.  Seriously, these days—when is it quiet?  Answer:  NEVER! As we go... read more

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USAToday.com Follows Flower Shipments on SWA

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This Valentine’s Day, Southwest Airlines is helping spreading even more LUV than ever before.  Throughout the system, Southwest Teams are helping hand deliver hundreds of thousands of pounds of fresh flowers just in time for Valentine’s Day. But what you might not know is all the hard work and logistics that goes into making sure you have the brightest and freshest... read more

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Dallas Love Field & Orange County: More LUV Starting in April!

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There is no better early Valentine's Day present than added flights.  Well, from a Network Planner’s perspective, anyway! Dallas Love Field Starting on April 8, we’re adding brand new nonstop service between Dallas Love Field and eight airports—Columbus; Indianapolis; Memphis; Milwaukee; Portland, Ore.; Seattle/Tacoma; San Jose; and Sacramento!  Here's the breakdown... read more

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SWA Meteorology: Halos

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It’s a photo that’s been circulating around the interwebs: a spectacular display of halos, arcs and lines all around the sun, taken by Joshua Thomas in Red River, New Mexico on January 9. We’ve all seen halos around the sun and moon, but I bet you’ve never seen anything like this! One of the subjects meteorologists study in college is optical physics in order to... read more

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Who Moved My Queso? Cancun Changes Time Zone

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Some of you may remember the book “Who Moved My Cheese?” that came out in 1998.  It was quite the thing then and it was all about how people deal with change. In the 16 years since, it’s safe to say that Southwest has seen its fair share of changes. From new cities and new airplanes to international service, Southwest’s cheese has moved a lot as we’ve grown in the... read more

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Party Time in Phoenix—Southwest Adding Extra Options for The Big Game!

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Congratulations to the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots on their wins last night! You know what that means—both teams are headed to the Phoenix area for the biggest annual football show-down in America. Earlier this morning Southwest introduced extra sections, and added connecting itinerariesgiving party people and football fanatics more ways to fly... read more

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A Dog’s Tale: My Journey to the World Dog Awards

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This post is a guest post from Turbo Roo, who received the Underdog of the Year at the World Dog Awards.  He was born with only his two back legs, and thanks to some special love, he was adopted by Ashley Looper and Raymond Hurt and outfitted with a special mobility device. One morning, my parents woke me up super early, and I wasn’t sure why. They said we were going on a... read more

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