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Flight Number Trivia: Guess the ‘Big Game’ Significance

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When it comes to staying in the game, sometimes you have to get creative with your way of thinking. Here at Southwest, our Network Planning and Performance Team is staying on top of their skills by creating some incredible experiences for our Customers. This week, they announced the addition of several new nonstop flights between Seattle and Phoenix and Manchester and Boston... read more

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Taking Care of Number One

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They say that “one is the loneliest number.”  Well, not onboard a Southwest flight!  Customer Ashley Obrien recently found herself as the lone Passenger onboard a Southwest flight to Buffalo, but she was anything but lonely. After working the Thanksgiving shift in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC, Ashley... read more

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SWA Meteorology: Don’t Miss 2015′s Meteor Showers!

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Happy New Year!  As we head into 2015, meteorologists are often asked about the weather outlook for the year ahead. It's frustrating that the science of meteorology is still so young,  long term predictions for rain or snow showers are impossible, but astronomy is a much older science and a lot more predictable, so mark your calendars for this year’s meteor showers! (Don't... read more

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Happy Holidays from our Heart to Yours!

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Please enjoy this poem by San Diego Customer Service Agent Bernardo F. Olvera.   A Southwest Christmas The crowds have cleared and the planes have all flown. With Christmas in the air my job was to get people home. To be with their loved ones and to enjoy this day, my gift was so that others could love, laugh and play. So, I felt a little sadness land in my heart, for I've... read more

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Name That Neighborhood: A Visit to the Emerald City

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Put on those thinking caps!  In “Name That Neighborhood,” we challenge you to master your geography skills and guess the SWA destination city from the clues provided.  Having trouble remembering all of the cities we service?  No problem—click here for our route map. Happy travels! When we think of this city, one of the first things that comes to mind is that classic... read more

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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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