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Destination Bracket presented by Southwest® gift card: You LIKE it. You REALLY LIKE it!

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Fortune favors the like. It's better to be "likey" than good. Luck be a like tonight. You know the old adages (okay, so I took a bit of creative likecense--ahem--license). The bottom line here, and the painfully transparent theme,  I'm sure, is that the "LIKE" destinations ran the table in the first round. The committee did define that higher seeding would not only receive a... read more

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Destination Bracket: A late switch due to destination tending

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Destination Select, the governing body of the committee behind the RRPI (Rapid Rewards Performance Index) has made a late disqualification involving Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos. The fact that two cities were billed was deemed to be destination tending. This destination tending happened when the committee was tipped off at the last second, resulting in an automatic loss. Since the... read more

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Destination Bracket: The One Seeds

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#ihateyouroneseeds.  We hear you.  Everybody loves an underdog.  It’s lonely at the top for our four one seeds, but the selection committee feels strongly that their place is right and just in each region.  And haters gonna hate no matter what.  But for those needing a little more insight, here’s why your favorite city isn’t number one. Salt Lake City: has your... read more

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Cultures of Advocacy: People, Product and Change

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The word “advocacy” is very dependent on the setting you’re in. Employee advocacy, for example, is very “buzzy” inside the walls of Companies large and small. Advocacy in every sense has to start with a buy-in of some sort—a worthy identifier to which people can latch on. Innovation inherently requires advocacy, because how else are you going to get an idea... read more

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Hell’s Kitchen: These Chefs Can Handle the Heat!

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Tune-in to Hell’s Kitchen on FOX tonight, 8 p.m./7 p.m. Central, to see where Southwest Airlines is flying the lucky winning team! Should we guess, just for the Fun of it? If you’re on the go, you can also catch Hell’s Kitchen on a Southwest WiFi-enabled flight via our Free Live TV on FOX. Can you handle the heat?

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Name That Neighborhood

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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! Art, food, history… This city has it all, and is perfect for a weekend getaway. When you... read more

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‘To the Airline that has Heart, Thanks for Helping Us get Ours.’

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My husband and I have always been fans of Southwest for their low fares and great service.  After having our third child, Dylan, we thought travelling would be out of the question since Dylan was born with Dilated Cardiomyopathy.  The medications used to help this condition caused his heart to enlarge, making it work harder than a normal heart.  He spent the first 6... read more

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Follow Southwest’s #thecrewcouple on The Amazing Race

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Do we look familiar? You may have seen us on one of your recent Southwest Flights. We’re Jeff and Lyda, a Phoenix-based Pilot and Flight Attendant, respectively. Recently, we had the opportunity of a lifetime to be contestants on the 26th season of CBS’ The Amazing Race. This season features 11 teams racing around the globe for the opportunity to win the $1 million dollar... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Our Official Pitchman

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Just as the roadway leading up to Love Field (Herb Kelleher Way) is named in honor of the man who helped put it on the map, the expressway going into the ballpark a few miles to the west bears the name of another north Texas legend – Nolan Ryan.  Both Herb and Nolan are hall of famers in their own right, and both helped build their organizations to greatness.  And in... read more

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Southwest Love Helps Tie the Knot

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This post is written by Jeff Hensley, former Fellow with The Mission Continues and national spokesman for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, recounting the day he met the love of his life. After 21 years of service as an officer and fighter pilot, I left the Navy with a strong sense of duty and purpose, but thick armor around my heart.   What protected me through war... read more

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