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Your Insiders’ View from Southwest Airlines into Live in the Vineyard

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This weekend, Kristie and I are excited to be guest bloggers here on the Nuts About Southwest Blog, reporting on all the amazing music, wine, and food from Live in the Vineyard happening in Napa this weekend April 3-6, 2014. With Lee DeWyze If you weren't one of the lucky few sweepstakes winners or Rapid Rewards Credit Cardmembers attending this weekend, we will give you a... read more

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Folded Hearts for the Love of Travel

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I grew up as a Nisei (second-generation Japanese) in Southern California. As a child, my mother taught me the basic origami folds and patterns: The crane, the blow-up ball, the hat and the fish. I still have my first origami book, written in Japanese, that expands on those basic folds, forming pelicans, samurai and lilies. As an adult, I learned more about the art of origami... read more

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Six Signs You Are Ready for Spring Break

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1. You are on your 5th cup of coffee and its only 10 am. Too much caffeine doesn't exist, right? 2. You woke up late, and now you have to get ready at work. What’s more fun than doing your makeup with friends? 3. You are swamped with projects and paper pile-ups on your desk. Make a to-do list? Check. 4. You started filling out your March Madness bracket... in... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Games of LUV

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From time to time, factors often beyond any of our control may cause our Customers to spend a little more time at the airport or on one of our planes than expected.  Over the years, our Employees have created various songs, games, and trivia contests to keep our Customers engaged and help spread the Southwest Culture. After many years of these activities being passed... read more

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Kevin O’Hanlon: Angst and an engagement at 30,000 feet

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This article first appeared in the Lincoln Journal-Star. It happened about 30,000 feet above Iowa, and not without considerable angst and hand-wringing. After dating about six months, my girlfriend, Lori, and I decided to celebrate with a getaway to Chicago for Valentine's Day. But I upped the ante and decided to propose on the trip, so I had to come up with something... read more

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Young LUV

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I’ve never met Yisrael Wealcatch, but I like him already.  This young man loves Southwest Airlines.  I mean … LOVES Southwest Airlines!  So much so, that when his parents planned to redecorate his room, all Yisrael wanted was a Southwest Airlines airplane on his wall.   Yes, I think it’s fair to say that I like Yisrael.  Maybe it’s because Yisrael reminds... read more

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Daylight Saving Time: Cause and Effect

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Daylight saving time is fast approaching—this weekend in fact!  This year, in the United States, daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. on March 9. If you’re like me, the whole clock-changing concept is a love-hate relationship.  I hate losing an hour of beloved sleep when the clock “springs forward,” but I thoroughly enjoy more daylight in the evenings during the... read more

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Southwest Airlines on the Big Screen!

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With the Oscars coming up on Sunday, we were thinking about all the great feature films we have  appeared in over the years.  See if you can guess six of the Blockbuster films Southwest Airlines has been featured in! Instead of peanuts on a flight, Brad Pitt took us out to the ball game for peanuts in this film based on a true story with Jonah Hill. When Chris Hemsworth... read more

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Flashback Fridays: With this Wing I Thee Wed

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Earlier this year, we took a look back at Morris Air and its 20 years as part of the Southwest Family.  While most of the logistics pertaining to acquisition took place in legal offices or boardrooms, one very unique part of the deal actually took place in a wedding chapel on the Las Vegas strip. What better way than a wedding to connect the Culture of two corporate families... read more

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Off the Clock: For the LUV of the Game

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At Southwest, we are known for our unique Culture and Fun-LUVing Employees.  And believe me when I say that they are as interesting off the clock as they are when they are working!  In fact, we often spotlight Employees and their hobbies in our Employee magazine, LUVLines.  Here's one just in time for tonight's opening ceremony in Sochi. Casey Goodwin Tech Ops... read more

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