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From the Road: Conservation in Action

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To celebrate our 40th Anniversary, we're teaming up with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) to take our commitment to volunteerism and the environment on the road, literally! The following is their constantly evolving story from the road.  Mission: HoustonOur Houston service day was sunny and warm, a fitting end to our cross-country tour. The team was both excited... read more

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From San Antonio, With LUV

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The Mayor of San Antonio finally got caught holding the bags.  (Of peanuts and pretzels, that is!)  And here’s the evidence!  We presented Mayor Julián Castro with those small tokens of appreciation after he read a formal proclamation to Southwest Airlines Employees from SAT and DAL. And all this took place in the solemn chambers of the San Antonio City Hall. At an... read more

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Showing LUV to Our Communities for 40 Years

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In Southwest Airlines’ 40th year of service, it’s amazing to look back and see how much we have changed over the years.  Since our humble beginnings, there are some things that we’ve held true—building meaningful relationships, showing our LUV and our commitment to our Customers, and making a positive difference in the communities we serve.  In honor of our... read more

Time Capsule Diving, Part Two

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Here's more items that we pulled out of the time capsule at our 40th Anniversary Party last month.  We begin with more paper work saved for posterity.  The FLIFO department contributed this flow sheet of the day’s operation for June 18, 1991, and most of the Team signed it.   This might be the most unusual item preserved in the time capsule.  It looks to... read more

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Time Capsule Diving, Part One

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No, I didn’t have to wear fins or goggles, and I could breathe just fine.  However,  I was lucky enough to dive to the bottom of the time capsule that was opened at the 40th Anniversary Party in Dallas.  Here’s a report of what I found—so far.  The biggest quantity of items were the guess Southwest’s future contest entries.  Back in 1991,... read more

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A Sweet Treat for SWA Employees

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Southwest Employees are certainly feeling the LUV this month as they commemorate 40 sweet years in the airline industry!  What better way to celebrate than with some indulgent treats from Mrs. Fields?  SWA Employees were treated to these birthday-themed, specially-packaged Ultimate Bundles complete with 40th anniversary logo cookies, Nibblers® and Brownie Bites and... read more

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A State Affair: Texas Capitol Honors Southwest

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Yesterday, Herb, Gary, Ron and several Leaders from the Austin Station were present at the Texas Capitol while the House unanimously passed a resolution by the dean of the House, Rep. Tom Craddick , R-Midland. The Resolution honored Southwest for our 40 years of service. The Resolution cites that on June 18, 1971, Southwest began commercial flights with three Boeing 737s and... read more

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Now that We’ve Celebrated: It’s YOUR Turn!

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At Southwest Airlines, we celebrated our 40th birthday in style last week! Now, we are excited to announce we are sharing the LUV with you—our Customers. Today, we are launching a 72-hour sale with fares as low as $40 one-way! It’s our way of saying thank you for keeping us in business for 40 years.For 72-hours only, you can purchase one-way tickets for $40, $80, or... read more

40 Years in 40 Days: Class of 1971

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It's a great honor to be able to represent the founding year of Southwest Airlines: 1971.  I suppose it's more a testament to longevity than anything else.  Forty years later, and I'm still here.  Like so many others, I was a Purdue Airlines refugee, and unlike others finding Southwest, it was Southwest that found me.  Someone from Southwest found out... read more

Turning 40 the Southwest Way

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I’ve been working for this airline for nearly 13 years and one thing still amazes me—that fact that nobody can celebrate quite like Southwest!  Saturday, June 18, marks Southwest Airline’s 40th anniversary—but why contain the festivities to just one day?  We started celebrating our 40th year back in February with Gary’s Messages to... read more