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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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When the Path to Freedom Leads Home

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While each Southwest Employee plays a different role, we all have the opportunity to connect People to what’s important in their lives.  I recently took this responsibility to heart and bridged one of Southwest’s Community Partners in Buffalo to an important landmark in our nation’s history—a place that also means something to me because this landmark is located in my... read more

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Helping Hermanitas Achieve Their Dreams

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This guest post from Catherine Arambula, President of MANA de San Diego, originally appeared in the August 2014 edition of our onboard magazine, Spirit. What I LUV most about my role as president of MANA de San Diego, a local chapter of the national Latina organization MANA, is seeing the young women we mentor on their high school graduation days, as they realize the positive... read more

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CONTEST ALERT: Southwest and Discovery Take a Bite Out of Summer!

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Customers boarding a Southwest Airlines flight can take their seat and watch ‘em eat as Sharks Fly Free across the friendly skies!  Southwest and Discovery are excited to provide Customers and SHARK WEEK fans traveling this summer with an experience they’ll really sink their teeth into! Beginning today, Customers can enjoy SHARK WEEK content onboard Southwest Airlines’... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Club Schmitz

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About 25 years before our first flight from Love Field, a small burger joint on what was then the far reaches of Dallas opened its doors for the first time. As the area around Love Field grew, so did the restaurant's fan base.  And when Southwest Airlines established roots in the community, the restaurant known as Club Schmitz quickly became an Employee favorite.  On May... read more

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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