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How to Celebrate July 4th: Fireworks in Your Favorite SWA Cities

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You could watch your hometown’s fireworks this Fourth of July... or you could take advantage of the incredible fanfare at one of these Independence Day celebrations.   Lights on the Lake Touted as the biggest fireworks display in Southern California. Watch the show from Big Bear Lake’s public parks or from a boat! Make sure to bring a blanket—it can get chilly! Fly... read more

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Paper Airplanes in Space? Breaking an Out-of-this-World Record

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Southwest Captain Scott Fitzgerald shares a “moment of discovery” with his two children, a school district, the town mayor, and the Guinness Book of World Records through Adopt-A-Pilot. When I began volunteering with Adopt-A-Pilot in 2009, breaking a Guinness World Record was not on my radar. However, it has quite literally been the flight of my life. In my six years... read more

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Southwest Airlines Throws Surprise Wedding Shower in Baltimore

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With June being the most popular month for weddings, we figured there’s no better time to feature this couples’ story of love, and how our Employees worked together to make their engagement even more memorable.  Andy McIlvaine was an excited groom-to-be, flying out of Baltimore to Portland, Maine,  to propose to his girlfriend, Kelley Mulfinger, when he experienced... read more

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Every Seat Has A Story: Love and Marriage

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Our long distance relationship started in 2009 following college graduation when Cheryl moved to California and Ben continued on to Alabama.  At first, a long distance relationship was not something either of us wanted to embark on.  We had heard the horror stories about how expensive flying so frequently can get and how relationships often crumble. Knowing the risks, we... read more

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Flashback Fridays: LUV Kisses

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LUV might celebrate the birth of its first flight on June 18, but the 19th has its own significance—National Kissing Day. Whether coincidence or wholly intentional, Southwest has a robust (and well-documented) history of celebrating the kiss. Here’s a glimpse at Southwest’s homages to kissing through the years. Have one of your own? Submit it to our SWA Culture Facebook... read more

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Southwest: The Magazine’s Darling of Instagram

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One of this month's cover models has 1.3 million Instagram followers. (We’ll give you a hint: He has four legs.) Tuna, the dachshund-Chihuahua mix behind the IG handle @tunameltsmyheart, came on the scene in late 2011 and has been winning fans on the Web with his snaggletoothed grin ever since. Associate Editor Austin Morton accompanied the famous canine and his owner,... read more

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Dear Colleen Barrett—Sincerely, Colleen Barrett

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Bright-eyed and innovative NoLimits Interns have been a welcome addition to Southwest every semester since 2001.  While it is common for Interns to have parents or other relatives who work for the Company, we were delighted to discover a Southwest connection for one Intern this summer that dates all the way back to the first grade!  Colleen Barrett, currently an Employment... read more

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The Destination Dragons Tour Experience

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This post is guest written by Kate Depetro, who won a seat on the Imagine Dragons Destination Dragons Tour on the Ellen Show. If you were to ask me how I won, I would tell you the stars aligned. If you were to ask me if I knew what was about to happen, I would tell you I never dreamed of anything this big. My eyes glanced down at the sheet of paper with the Destination... read more

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Destination Bracket: The Identity Index

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Where is San Francisco? No New York? C’mon, leaving Las Vegas out—what were you thinking? We’ve heard from a lot of fans who can’t believe the committee would leave out a few of these iconic cities. And while we agree, they are iconic, there is one simple explanation for why they didn’t make the cut: The Identity Index. The Identity Index is a complex algorithm... read more

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Presenting: The Destination Bracket

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By now you all have dug in to your respective pools for the “big tournament” (which probably has a certain wild feline taking the crown).  I can’t blame you for picking an undefeated team stacked with future pros, but I’m not here to get everybody riled up.  No, I’m here bearing news of a little something fun we organized on Facebook.  The Destination Bracket pits... read more

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