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Daylight Saving Time: Cause and Effect

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Daylight saving time is fast approaching—this weekend in fact!  This year, in the United States, daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. on March 9. If you’re like me, the whole clock-changing concept is a love-hate relationship.  I hate losing an hour of beloved sleep when the clock “springs forward,” but I thoroughly enjoy more daylight in the evenings during the... read more

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August 2014 Schedule Now Available

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Happy Monday, Southwest Airlines Customers!  This morning we extended our schedule out through Halloween—October 31, 2014—and it contains some REALLY great stuff. International conversion from AirTran to Southwest is marching right along!  We’re adding our first two cities in Mexico, completely converting service at San Jose Del Cabo to canyon blue airplanes with... read more

THE BIG BOWL GAME—Extra Sections Available!

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Southwest Airlines is making the right call for college sports fans planning to travel to Miami for the Bowl Game on Jan. 7, 2013.  Today we introduced additional flights to accommodate Customers traveling to South Florida, including service not normally offered between Birmingham (BHM) and Ft. Lauderdale (FLL), specifically for the big game.   Additional... read more

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Happy Father’s Day

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Father’s Day is bittersweet for me.  Reminds me of my Pops, who passed in 1991, and it also reminds me that I won’t be around forever for my son, The Officer, and my stepdaughters, and my upcoming granddaughter, Vivian.I miss Pops like crazy… but like any good father he taught me so many wonderful things. Family comes before anything.  Be a parent first, be a... read more

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8,050,936: Patently Cool!

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Here’s a riddle for you:  what do Zeppo Marx, Harry Connick Jr., Julie Newmar, Abraham Lincoln, Marlon Brando, Jamie Lee Curtis, me, and five other members of the Southwest Airlines Network Planning Department have in common? Answer:  we’ve all been named as inventors in a United States Patent! It’s true!  Six of us in SWA’s Network Planning Department... read more

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THE 4-1-1 ON TWO NEW EQUIPMENT TYPES IN THE SWA FLEET

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A milestone event happened today at Southwest!  Today, we changed our schedule by introducing aircraft with the new “Evolve” interior that we unveiled on Jan. 17, and the 737-800.  The new equipment types were planned in advance, so these are equipment changes on existing flights with no “net-new” flying.  This particular milestone comes from a... read more

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SCHEDULE EXTENDED—NOW ACCEPTING BOOKINGS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 28, 2012!

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Today, we put out the Southwest and AirTran schedules for sale from August 12 through September 28, 2012.  And if you thought some of the previous schedule changes I’ve walked you guys through have been complex…stand by for a NEW standard of complexity!  Conversion, network harmonization, market changes, and a smaller schedule design that reflects the normal... read more

SEASONAL SERVICE COMING IN FEBRUARY/MARCH!

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We’re adding new seasonal nonstop service between February 12th and April 9th, 2012 to accommodate winter and Spring Break demand next year!  Southwest will add three new nonstop markets to the SWA network for the period—one daily roundtrip between Ft. Myers and both Hartford/Springfield and Providence, and new nonstop roundtrip service between Baltimore/Washington... read more

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SCHEDULE EXTENDED—NOW ACCEPTING BOOKINGS THROUGH JUNE 1, 2012!

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This morning we extended our schedule out through the first of June of next year, which gives us 242 days of bookable inventory!  We’ve re-optimized the schedule to allow for typical seasonal changes (traffic, weather) which drove changes in 50 markets (and all market changes noted are roundtrip).  Nineteen markets will decrease slightly, 24 will increase... read more