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A Push Toward Education: Southwest Hosts Operation Push Foundation

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Walk through the door of Umphrey Lee Elementary School, and you know you’re in a special place.  The Principle, Tondolyn Mosley, and staff have created a warm, safe, and inspiring environment in an area of Dallas that could use a lot more of that.  I became involved with Umphrey Lee through Adopt-A-Pilot and met a very special member of the community named Daiquari Wilson,... read more

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National Picnic Month: Southwest’s Top Ten Picnic Destinations

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I like to picnic every chance I get—which mostly depends on the Texas weather.  If it’s not raining or at 150 percent humidity level, a few Fellow Interns and I take our lunch breaks on the Headquarters’ “deck” for some good ole’ plane watching and sunshine.  And, we’re not the only ones!  Southwest is extremely familiar with picnicking, as it incorporates two... read more

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Swing by a Southwest Porch

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It’s summertime, so we should get outside and take advantage of the warm weather and sun rays!  Spend the day at a local park and—if you happen to be in Atlanta, Dallas, or New York City—swing by a Southwest Porch!  Each of our Porches offer comfortable seating and FUN perks, nesting in a local park, ready for you and friends and family to enjoy. Park Tavern, Atlanta,... read more

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Flashback Fridays: TJ LUV, the Musical

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One of our most beloved characters from over the years has been our mascot TJ LUV. His name derives from Thomas J. Volz, a former Southwest Marketing Vice President, who collaborated with Gumwrappers and Goggles author and illustrator Wini Barnum Newman to create the character. But did you know that, in addition to being the protagonist of the children’s book, TJ also made... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Frontiers of Flight

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This week marks the tenth anniversary of our neighbors on the southeast side of Love Field—the Frontiers of Flight Museum—moving into their home on Lemmon Avenue. In addition to being home to “The Heart of our History” exhibit, it is also home to such notable treasures as the Apollo 7 command module and even a Vought V-173 “Flying Pancake.” Photo credit... read more

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Southwest Appreciates Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

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Southwest Airlines has always given from the heart, and we especially LUV to support organizations that assist Families Facing Serious Illnesses. Our relationships with Ronald McDonald House Charities, Make-A-Wish, and the nearly 100 hospitals in our Medical Transportation Grant Program allow us to help families dealing with difficult medical issues on a daily basis.... read more

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What’s Love got to do with it? Everything!

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Southwest Airlines and Dallas have a long and spirited Love story.  Through good times and some tough times over the last 43 years, Southwest has shown a strong commitment to our hometown, Dallas.  With the departure of the Wright Amendment just around the corner, we have some exciting times ahead! Southwest wants to show Dallas even more LUV by adding 12 new, nonstop... read more

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Southwest Airlines Introduces Mobile Boarding Pass to Two More Cities: Dallas and Houston

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At the end of 2013 we launched Mobile Boarding Pass for single passengers traveling on nonstop and direct Southwest Airlines-operated flights originating out of Austin, TX (AUS) as part of a pilot program.  We are excited to announce that we are moving forward and rolling this program out to two more cities, Dallas (DAL—Love Field) and Houston (HOU—Hobby) beginning... read more

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Nonstop Love: Post—Wright Cities Announced

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It’s been a long time in the making (34 years, to be exact!) but we are now one step closer to the departure of the Wright Amendment!  This morning, Southwest Airlines CEO, Gary Kelly, alongside Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and former Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, announced our new, nonstop destinations from Dallas Love Field. For the first time in our Company history,... read more

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Keep Looking Up: Continuing the Kidd’s Kids Legacy

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Kidd’s Kids has been one of the biggest loves of my family for my whole life and a real passion for me personally.  It not only owned a huge piece of my Dad’s heart, but it also has a place in the hearts of those who support it and, most of all, in those whose lives  have been touched. This year, I am thrilled to be a part of this bittersweet moment.  Although Dad... read more

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