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CONTEST ALERT: Plane Palooza

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Southwest Airlines is joining in this month’s excitement! We aren’t giving away a billion dollars for predicting the winner, but one entrant will win a pair of roundtrip tickets on Southwest. Which plane will make or break your bracket? Simply comment on the Southwest Airlines Plane Palooza Facebook photo introducing this year’s competing planes with your prediction as... read more

Valentine’s Day Surprises—Because We LUV Ya!

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Everyone loves surprises, right?  Of course!  The anticipation and excitement of the unknown is equally enjoyable and frustrating.  The moment when that all ends, though, is when a surprise is ruined.  Well, here’s your spoiler alert, because I’ve been known to ruin a surprise or two.  If you read on, I can let you in on some surprises we have to offer you if... read more

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RE: A Letter of LUV

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At Southwest Airlines we’re NUTS about our Customers, be they young, old, frequent travelers, or first timers. And few things make us happier than knowing when that feeling is mutual. Recently, we received a full blown LUV Letter from perhaps one of our youngest enthusiasts—10      year old Connor, hopeful  future Southwest pilot. According to Connor’s... read more

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Flashback Fridays: The Most Important Single Location at Love Field

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While today is primarily remembered for the tragedy which unfolded in Dealey Plaza in Dallas, it also marks the 50th anniversary of several firsts which have not occurred since. Only feet away from our new terminal here at Love Field, a simple orange square spray-painted onto the concrete marks the exact location where the only presidential inauguration west of the... read more

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2012 Southwest Airlines One Report: Part 3 of People in Photos

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This is the fifth in a series of posts about our fourth annual integrated annual report, the 2012 Southwest Airlines One Report™, where we illustrate our triple bottomline approach that takes into account our Performance and productivity, the importance of our People and the Communities we serve, and our commitment to efficiency and the Planet. At Southwest Airlines, our... read more

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Who You Gonna Call on Halloween?

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I was born in October, so from an early age fall has been my favorite season — the hot Texas weather begins to cool, leaves change, my birthday rolls around, and the holidays are in sight. And there is one holiday in particular that is near and dear to thousands of SWA Employees—Halloween. In my short time at Southwest I have heard countless stories about elaborate... read more

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#HalloWN 2013

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Like a creeping creature in an 80s horror flick, Halloween is right around the corner just waiting to startle and unnerve you.  Boo!  That means things are going to start getting a little spooky around Southwest and AirTran.  From haunted gates to ghoulish Customer Service Agents, here’s what you can expect to see on this most frightening of fetes.  And we promise there... read more

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Party of One: Thoughts on Solo Travel

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I don’t think I fully appreciated the joys of traveling on my own until one early morning in Costa Rica when I realized, I just ate cookies before breakfast. Me, a responsible wife, mom, and exhorter of nutritional standards, had just eaten packaged cookies at 6 a.m. and asked for more. What got into me? I had been nervous before leaving for my trip; I wasn’t used to... read more

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Terror-ific Stencils Are Back!

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Halloween is a BIG deal for us at Southwest Airlines. In order to get in the spirit of things, we thought it would be fun to share with you our oh-so-popular pumpkin stencils. Our pumpkin stencils are available for download here: Pumpkin Stencils.   Have fun with them and share your pumpkin photos with us on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #HalloWN and #SWAPic Best... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Happy 20th Anniversary, AirTran!

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In the early 1990s, the travel industry entered a time of rapid change.  Fuel prices soared in the midst of a global recession.  Legacy airline giants Eastern and Pan Am reached their demise.  As Delta attempted to capitalize on its market advantage throughout the southeast, a group of industry veterans saw an opportunity.  AirTran Airways traces its roots to this period,... read more

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