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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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Southwest Airlines Mystery Flights

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The Wright Amendment was lifted on October 13, so Southwest Airlines now has seven nonstop destinations that fly out of Dallas Love Field, with another eight beginning November 2. To celebrate our initial nonstop flights from Dallas Love Field, we surprised our Customers with our Mystery Flights.  Each day, Customers flying to a new nonstop destination were surprised onboard... read more

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Halloween Stencils with #SouthwestHeart

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Halloween is one of our favorite holidays at Southwest. In the past we've shared Southwest-themed stencils for our pumpkin carving fans, and this year we're proud to release a set that includes our bold, new look! Our pumpkin stencils are available for download HERE. So carve a pumpkin with "Heart," and share your photos with us on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags... read more

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How do you show your #DisneySide?

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Do you look for Hidden Mickeys wherever you go? Are you prone to whistle while you work? Most of us have a #DisneySide, even if we don’t realize it. Here at Southwest, we have a Disney Side that we recently let show on our first nonstop flight from Dallas to Orlando on October 13! We would love to give you a chance to show YOUR Disney Side through our “Fly direct to the... read more

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Road to Dallas Love Field Officially Named “Herb Kelleher Way“

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In June 2011, the road leading into the entrance of Dallas Love Field was given the honorary name of “Herb Kelleher Way” in honor and recognition of our beloved Founder.  In preparation for the repeal of the Wright Amendment, The Dallas City Council unanimously approved to officially and permanently rename a portion of Cedar Springs Road from Mockingbird Lane to the... read more

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