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Flashback Fridays: Connecting the Coasts

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Based on our original establishment as a shorthaul, high frequency, intrastate airline, most of our flights in our first 25 years of service were usually no more than an hour or two long, which fit perfectly within the capabilities of our 737-200s and -300s.  As the launch Customer for Boeing’s -700 series aircraft, an opportunity presented itself to take our average trip... read more

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Travel Tips: Checkin and Boarding on Southwest Airlines

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At Southwest Airlines, we know we stand out in the travel industry for a lot of reasons.  We like to boast the friendliest Employees in the business and competitive fares, but we know our boarding procedure is unique too.  It’s not unusual for first-time Passengers to ask what their seat number is.  Weathered Southwest road warriors smile knowingly and help explain how... read more

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Bags Fly Free for All!

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Did you hear the news today?  Feeling a bit blue, perhaps, at the thought of yet another bag fee out there?  Don’t fear—Southwest Airlines has your back, and your bag—and you can take great comfort in knowing that bags fly free for all at Southwest.com!*  Today, we stand alone as the only domestic airline that can say that, which is a tremendous source of pride for... 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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SWA Announces Intention to Serve Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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Speaking to investors and financial analysts Monday morning in Dallas, Gary Kelly announced that Southwest has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to add our fourth destination in Mexico with daily roundtrip service between John Wayne Orange County Airport (SNA) and Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport in Puerto Vallarta,... read more

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Southwest Airlines Bento: Southwest LUV for Lunch!

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We stumbled upon this sweet blog post from Trip With Tykes through Twitter and we just had to share.  While we have done several posts regarding traveling with babies, toddlers, and even your furry babies, we haven't tackled a subject near and dear to the hearts of both both parents and children: lunch.  Enjoy!  (more...)

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Beats Music—Onboard a Southwest Airlines Flight Near You!

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Listen up! Southwest Airlines is giving Customers a reason to pack their headphones!  Starting today, Southwest introduces Beats Music as the newest onboard offering on the Southwest Entertainment Portal on WiFi-enabled aircraft. Beats Music is providing a uniquely curated music experience, giving Customers an opportunity to listen to wide-ranging music programming in pop,... read more

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AirTran Integration Homestretch Brings Major Milestones

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Southwest Airlines has reached a major milestone today in the final stages of the integration of AirTran Airways by launching international flights on Southwest metal to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and Mexico City, Mexico! As of today, all flights previously flown by AirTran between seven international destinations and nine domestic gateway cities are now flown... read more

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Southwest Airlines Mystery Flights

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The Wright Amendment was lifted on October 13, so Southwest Airlines now has seven nonstop destinations that fly out of Dallas Love Field, with another eight beginning November 2. To celebrate our initial nonstop flights from Dallas Love Field, we surprised our Customers with our Mystery Flights.  Each day, Customers flying to a new nonstop destination were surprised onboard... read more

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SWA Meteorology: Winter Outlook

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Here in Texas, we know the weather won’t cool down (and stay cool) until our State Fair ends.  Other cities follow local weather “folklore” too:  Are the caterpillars extra wooly this year?  Are the pecan and oak trees producing a lot of nuts and acorns? If you split a persimmon seed, do you see a knife (cutting cold with ice), a spoon (digging out of snow), or a... read more

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