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A Million Thanks

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Imagine you are a U. S. soldier deployed and far away from home with the holiday season just days away!  How would it feel to receive a message of love and support from home at this special time of year? During November, Southwest’s Military Heroes Month, Southwest Customers and Employees wrote more than 6,000 patriotic and inspirational messages on our “We LUV Our... read more

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November, December, and the Holidays—Now Available for Sale

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We’re now accepting bookings all the way to January 5, 2014, which (of course) includes Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannukah, and New Year’s.  This schedule time period is always THE HARDEST SCHEDULE of each year to prepare and publish because of the extreme traffic fluctuations driven by holiday travel.  Couple that with the fact that each of those three holiday... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Southwest’s First Valentine’s Day Celebrations

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It’s no secret that Southwest LUVs to celebrate holidays, especially Valentine’s Day and Halloween.  It’s a longtime tradition, but just how deep are those roots?  As these documents and photos from the archives show, our association with Valentine’s Day goes all the way back to our very beginnings.  I recently found documents recapping both our very... read more

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Going Green: Green Your Holidays!

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year and it’s also a wonderful time to be Green! With all the time and money we spend on bringing our loved ones holiday cheer, why not take a few simple steps to make life a little easier and Greener around our holiday celebrations?  Follow these tips to save Green and be Green this holiday season:... read more

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Going Green With Your Gift Wrap!

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It’s that time of year again when lights are strewn throughout neighborhoods, holiday music is played in almost every store, and festive get-togethers are plentiful. It is likely that you will attend a few gift exchanges throughout the month and be in need of wrapping for your gifts. Although beautiful, paper gift wrap isn’t easily re-usable and usually ends up in the... read more

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Lighting Up The Street with our Southwest Spirit

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A tradition started when I was very young. My aunt took me and my cousins to downtown Chicago for a weekend during the holiday season. I grew up in Northwest Indiana and to go "into the city" was a treat. It was exciting. In fact, to do so during the holiday's was even more a thrill because there was always so much going on.  For the next few years, this tradition... read more

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Going Green: DIY Holiday Gifts

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The holiday season is now upon us as grocery stores and shopping malls are decking their halls with red and green trinkets, reminding us, and our wallets, that it’s time to think about what to give our loved ones. Although sometimes stressful, the holidays don’t always have to put a dent in the bank. Thanks to websites like Pinterest and Etsy, you can find ideas to... read more

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Holiday Entertaining 101: Cheeseboards, Cookies and Cakes, Oh My!

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The food-lovin’ folks over at DishTrip.com are here to fill you up on ideas to entertain throughout the holidays. From cookies to cheese, your guests will scream “more, please”! Cheese Board 101 As a cheese monger at Talula’s Table (Kennett Square, Pennsylania), Sarah Reese spends most of her days playing with cheese—wrapping, cutting, selling, and her... read more

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Gift Giving 101: Foodie and Beer-Lover Gifts

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Every year when the holiday season arrives, we all start thinking about getting some little presents for our friends and loved ones. The same dilemma comes up each year: What do I get? If you’re not quite done checking that Christmas list off AND you have a foodie or beer lover on your gift-giving list, you’re in luck. Look no further than this FUN-LUVing gift list... read more

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When James Came Home

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My son, James Bauserman, wanted to be in the military since he was four. Like all mothers, I thought this was cute, but figured he would change his career aspirations at least ten times by the time he graduated high school. Then, while James was still in school, 9/11 happened. At the time, James was a member of the Navy ROTC, and his desire to be in the military quickly became... read more

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