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December #SouthwestHeart Scavenger Hunt

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Not every flight has a musician or an inflight food challenge, but every flight has #SouthwestHeart! We created a scavenger hunt to help pass the time. Get out your smartphones and snap some of the following items. You can share them individually, or as a pic stitch—just make sure to tag @SouthwestAir and include the hashtag #SouthwestHeart when you’re sharing them (so... read more

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The Incredible Journey of Spice the Kitten

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Some of you may remember the movie Homeward Bound, in which household animals become lost from their family and make the Incredible Journey to reunite with their loved ones.  It’s truly a heartwarming story. But that doesn’t just happen on the big screen—it also happened on one of our Southwest 737s. Meet Spice the Kitten, who slipped out of her home in Albuquerque,... read more

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Why the Longview Viewettes LUV Southwest

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The following is a guest post by Debbie McGowan, daughter of Southwest's Maintenance Certificate Compliance Senior Specialist Bill Morton and director of the Longview High School Viewettes.   As I fasten my seat belt with an audible click, I breathe a huge sigh of relief.  After all, months of planning and fundraising has gone into place to get here.  Where is here?  Here... read more

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A Behind-the-Scenes Peek at the Hustle and Bustle of Holiday Travel

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How can you tell it’s the busiest travel time of year? As airline Employees in the hospitality business, we are pros at handling the throngs of Customers that come to the airport during the busiest travel day of the year.  What you can’t tell by looking at us is that it is all in a day’s work and a part of fulfilling a vision to unite people to what is important in... read more

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Turkey, Trimmings, and Other Thanksgiving To-Do’s

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There are several things that come to mind when we think about our to-do lists when getting ready for Thanksgiving:  baste the turkey, put the pumpkin pie in the oven, and clean our homes for the company that will soon arrive.  Chances are, though, most of us will do some sort of traveling this Thanksgiving too—it is the busiest travel time of the year, after all! ... read more

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Flashback Friday: Cash Back at the Gate

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When Southwest came to “Beautiful Downtown Burbank” in 1990, the average fare was almost $200 to intra-California destinations such as Oakland.  As a way to introduce our brand to the market, our first promotion offered Customers the chance to travel for much less than half the traditional rate by offering cash back at the gate. With ads stating “Fly Southwest to... read more

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A Traveler’s Guide to Photography

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With 96 different domestic and international locations, Southwest is guaranteed to take you somewhere you’ll want to be camera-ready.  Whether you’re a seasoned photographer or a newbie behind the lens, these tips on being prepared to capture the perfect picture will help you come home with plenty of snapshots ready to be framed. Do some research:  Especially if... read more

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Flashback Friday: Seafair

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Similar to the way AirTran Airways helped introduce Southwest to Atlanta in 2012, Morris Air paved the airway to the Pacific Northwest during the year following their becoming part of our family in late 1993. And, as part of that expansion, Seattle—the birthplace of our Boeings—became our 39th station when it landed on our route map in the summer of 1994. In addition to... read more

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Who LUVs You—Yeah, Yeah, Yeah: The Great Halloween Costume Reveal!

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Between the new livery, new international destinations, and the repeal of the Wright Amendment, it’s been a Hard Day’s Night of tedious work for Southwest Employees across the Company.  For years, we Let it Be, but with Fearless Leaders and A Little Help from our Friends, we decided to Come Together to accomplish these feats! Don’t Let Me Down, now is the time to Twist... read more

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Father and Daughter Take Adopt-A-Pilot to the Classroom

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In a few months I will begin my third year in the Southwest Airlines Adopt-A-Pilot (AAP) program—what a privilege!  I want to thank the many Pilots and staffers who have served much longer than I have, and who have helped make AAP the great program what it is today. My AAP journey first began in 2012 when my daughter, Katherine, was hired as a fifth grade teacher at... read more

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