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Every Seat Has a Story: Celebrating with Southwest

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We LUV when our Customers share the memories they make while flying with us. Here is Customer Kim Thomas Muffoletto’s story about the day her family celebrated two special occasions on a recent Southwest Airlines flight! Dear Southwest, I am a recently retired business traveler who has experienced many air travel experiences … some not always so pleasant.  My first... read more

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Southwest: The Magazine’s March Freedom Story … Thomas Bakewell

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When Thomas Bakewell started Bakewell Consulting in 1990, Southwest immediately became his carrier of choice. Much like the airline, he has since expanded his company with service in cities across the nation. Today, Thomas’ business is thriving. He travels at least twice a week to visit clients from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., and he recently authored his first book,... read more

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How’d They Do That? US CBP Preclearance in Aruba

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Bon Bini!*  Southwest Airlines has officially launched the very first international flights from Houston (Hobby) to Aruba! The seasonal, weekly nonstop service took off this weekend, marking the beginning of what’s to come in 2015 for Houston. Later this year, Southwest will take more travelers to new destinations beyond the United States when Hobby’s new five-gate... read more

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Aruba from Houston Hobby—how’d they do that?

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Houston Hobby has officially seen its first international flight push from the gate, bound for the beautiful Caribbean island of Aruba. On the same day, Southwest Employees welcomed the first inbound flight from Aruba, where Customers walked off the flight and onto the next chapter of their journey. You might be thinking, "no Customs?" Well, not exactly. Thanks to the U.S.... read more

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The Times, They Are A-Changin’: Daylight Savings Time is Here!

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Ah, Daylight Saving Time.  The two days each year that mess around with our sleep patterns (and I don’t count New Year’s Eve—that’s self- inflicted!).  This weekend, Sunday, March 8 to be exact, is the one where we LOSE an hour of sleep.  But, we trade an hour of early morning sunshine for an hour of evening sunshine, so after the sleep deprivation wears off most of... read more

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Inside the March Issue of Southwest: The Magazine

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At Southwest: The Magazine, we sometimes like to dream up themes that cover a whole gamut of things. We hit the jackpot this time: a whole feature section on time. The one thing we don’t write about in this issue is how to save it. Instead we talk about how to freeze time (a story about a guy who made a fortune from ice), travel back in time (through collections), and... read more

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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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More LUV at Love! New Nonstops from Dallas—added Flights—and 180 Weekday Departures!

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Our home at Dallas Love Field is growing again. Effective August 9, we’re adding more nonstop destinations, more flights, and more capacity to and from Love than ever before! On August 9, we’ll add one nonstop weekday roundtrip between Dallas/Love Field and: Boston/Logan Charlotte Detroit Omaha Philadelphia Pittsburgh Raleigh/Durham Salt Lake City We’ll also... 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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