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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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The Light at the End of the Tunnel

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I am a native New Mexican (from Roswell, N.M.—yep, the alien one!) and a first-generation college student.  Prior to coming home to New Mexico, I had the pleasure of serving as the Executive Director of Development and Marketing for Southwest Airlines’s Community Partner, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities in San Antonio, Texas.  I also have had the... read more

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Texas? Oklahoma? We don’t judge…

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We don’t judge, unless you’re pulling an 83,000-pound Southwest Airlines 737 aircraft half the length of a regulation football field!  On Thursday, at Southwest Airlines in Dallas, Employees put their game faces on for the annual Southwest Airlines Pigskin Plane Pull to kick off the TX/OU weekend! The event has taken place for thirteen consecutive years as Southwest... 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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Gary Needs Your Help for Halloween!

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At Southwest, we’re known for our Fun-LUVing Attitude, but one thing we take very seriously is our LUV for Halloween!  Of course, who better to champion that LUV than our Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO, Gary Kelly?  With Halloween just around the corner, Gary needs your help deciding who or what he’ll be this year to outdo all of his previous costumes. Need a... read more

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Flashback Friday: Early Flying Rules

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While looking through our archive for some additional information regarding the Wright Amendment, I found what may have actually been our first Flashback—well before my predecessor had the idea for a weekly feature highlighting the history of our Company and the industry. Buried within a October 1979 LUVLines article about our new 737-200 simulator was a look back at some... read more

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Flashhback Friday: Drive-Thru Ticket Counter

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It’s hard to imagine a time when we didn’t have the convenience of purchasing airfare on southwest.com or over the phone from one of our friendly CS&S Reps.  You can even book your next trip while in the car (just not while driving, of course) on your cell phone.  But prior to these modern booking channels, we actually offered another method otherwise associated with... read more

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Flashback Friday: A LUVLines Look Around the System

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For over 40 years, LUVLines, our internal Employee magazine, has featured news from around the system while also showcasing the FUN we have both on and off the clock.  Our Flashback this week takes a look back at some of these features from the late summer of 1994. Taking the Plunge at ABQ With temperatures well in excess of 100, Albuquerque Employees look for creative... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Beating the Heat with FUNWEAR

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News Flash—it’s hot here in Dallas—and just about everywhere around the system right now as we approach the end of the dog days of summer.  So, for this week I thought it would be fun to take a look back at some uniforms designed to help beat the heat, as well as showcase our FUN-LUVing Attitudes. In 1986, our FUN FARES campaign debuted, offering Customers fares as... read more

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Giving from the Heart with Honduras Good Works

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On Wednesday, July 17, 105 Honduras Good Works Volunteers made their way to rooms at Clara Montana Retreat Center, 60 kilometers south of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.  This year marked my sixth time traveling to Honduras with my sons to volunteer.  While we come to Honduras to serve others, I’ve found that each trip I leave having received more than I have given, because of the... read more

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