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50 DESTINATIONS IN A DAY? NO WAY!

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We’re doing something amazing at our home in Dallas, Texas! Today, we officially begin flying to 50 destinations with new nonstop flights, bringing our Love Field operation up to 180 daily departures! (more...)

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Southwest: The Magazine’s Reinvention of the American Drive-In

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I never thought I’d have a bucket list of movie venues. Not movies, but the places you see movies. But then, when we started work on this month’s issue, that list presented itself. I mean, seeing Jaws in an inner tube? While fake sharks swim around? I’m in, literally. Or catching a flick on an aircraft carrier, a stone’s throw from midtown Manhattan? Or at the... read more

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Flashback Fridays: The Sue (Pratt) Schaulin Collection

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Working as an Intern in the Southwest Airlines Corporate Archive has offered me a rather interesting experience.  Within those walls I can learn the fine details to Southwest Airlines stories, I can see the negatives that first caught the Company’s history, and I can be a part of the acquisitions of new archival donations into our ever-growing collection. (more...)

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Wide Urban Spaces: Southwest Airlines brings Placemaking to Baltimore

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This guest post from Mike Evitts originally appeared in the July 2015 edition of Southwest: The Magazine.  If you’ve ever been to the Inner Harbor in Downtown Baltimore, you’ve likely walked down Pratt Street. With shops, stores, restaurants, and apartments along the water’s edge, this thoroughfare functions as Baltimore’s Main Street. But it was designed before... read more

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Flashback Fridays: SWA Belt Buckles

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We recently noticed a neat piece of our Southwest history being discussed on the SWA Culture Facebook page—unique belt buckles celebrating past events!  In particular, an Employee shared a buckle that recognized our 10th anniversary in 1981. Within our archive, we have several of these commemorative pieces, and I recently had the opportunity to learn a little more about... read more

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Get Ready, Jet Set, Go! International Fare Sale is Going on Now!

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The international fare sale is coming, the international fare sale is coming! Wanna get away? Now’s as good as Anytime! Southwest Airlines is offering an international fare sale with fares starting as low as $97 one-way to some of our international hotspots. But wait, it gets better! The sale won’t be for one or two days, but for THREE DAYS! Head to Southwest.com now... read more

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Every Seat Has A Story: Abracadabra! Magical Hospitality

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On a recent late night flight from Baltimore to Portland, Maine, 142 Customers experienced some Southwest Hospitality delivered in an unusual fashion.  The flight was already late leaving BWI due to a weather-related delay on the aircraft’s previous segment, and then, just before pushing from the gate, a minor maintenance issue cropped up, lengthening the delay even further... read more

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