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FOUR… MORE… CITIES?

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Today, we opened our April/May 2013 Schedules, and effective April 14, we will convert AirTran Airways service at Charlotte, North Carolina; Flint, Mich..; Portland, Maine; and Rochester, New York, to Southwest service. We’ll also open sales out through May 31, 2013, giving us 221 days of bookable inventory. Lots of changes to discuss … so read on!At Charlotte, Southwest... read more

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Who taught you to have fun?

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At Southwest, we honor three basic tenants: to have a Servant’s Heart, a Warrior Spirit, and a Fun-LUVing Attitude.  When I started working for the company almost three years ago, I was happy to know that I was already living those standards thanks to the qualities instilled within me by my family, teachers, and friends.  I was honored to know a very special person... read more

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To All Our Moms!

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We wanted to give the opportunity for a few Nuts About Southwest Blog Team Mother's Day shout-outs. Don't forget to wish Mum a Happy Mother's Day!  I'll kick things off! Every year on the Friday afternoon before Mother's Day, my Mom knows there will be flowers.  My Mother works at the middle school that I attended in my hometown of Lake Bluff, Illinois.... read more

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Receiving the -800 With LUV

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It's a big deal when you get something new.   A new haircut, a new car, all milestones.  But WOW, we got a brand new plane! In my short fifteen years with the Company, I've seen some changes over the years, but this change is something special. This red belly plane is a little different from the norm (and a lot different in size). When I first saw it pulling in,... read more

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Capt. Joe’s “You Never Know Who You’ll Meet on a Southwest Flight”

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On a recent flight to the Pacific Northwest, I was greeting my passengers as they came through the main cabin door. One gent, who looked approximately my age said, “You know I worked on the very first Boeing 737 when I was in college.”  His statement immediately piqued my interest, so I asked him to stop and chat a minute in the cockpit doorway.His name was Kurt... read more

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Going Green: There’s an App for That

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Laurel Moffat wrote a really great post last year about Apps that help you go Green (May 31, 2011).  This year, I wanted to do a similar post in honor of approaching Earth Day about apps for your iPad and iPhone.  With help from the really great site www.appadvice.com/, here are some great free and paid Green and Earth-appreciation apps:Green Outlet by Key... read more

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Wings of Women: Honoring Female Aviators

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Amelia Earhart once said, “Adventure is worthwhile in itself."   What an adventure I experienced when I attended the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) Enshrinement Weekend in Dayton, OH.The first step of this journey landed me right in the middle of the Wings of Women (WOW) Conference, sponsored by the National Aviation Hall of Fame.  Celebrating its fifth... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Mid-70s Love Field Miscellany

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I’ve been spending a ton of time lately looking over our photo collection (and trying to organize the beast), and these photos have two things in common:  they were taken in the mid-70s, and they all involve Love Field. We start with a photo that was taken before Love Field underwent its first modernization with the addition of the current silver façade.  The... read more

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A Pair of SWA-Themed Chuck T’s as Charleston Turns One!

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What a FUN, eventful week it has been for Southwest Airlines!  Monday was our first Deck Party of 2012 (and the first ever Monday night Deck Party, might I add); we celebrated the birthdays of our beloved Herb Kelleher and Gary Kelly that same day; and on Tuesday, March 13, we marked SWA's One-Year Anniversary of serving our great friends in South Carolina at... read more

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