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iJustine Dances Her Way to SXSW

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This past weekend, we had the opportunity to fly Web personality and YouTube superstar, iJustine to the South by Southwest events in Austin, Texas.  Justine let me know that one of her dreams has always been to dance on a plane, and here at Southwest, we like helping make dreams come true.  With the help of our awesome Las Vegas-Austin Crew, we were able to make one very... read more

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Texas Independence Day Trivia with TexasHumor!

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The Lone Star (One) at night is big and bright High in the sky of Texas Texas holds a special place in Southwest Airlines’ heart. More than 40 years ago, SWA began flying out of Dallas Love Field to San Antonio and Houston. Like any good Texan rooted in the Lone Star State, SWA LUVs to celebrate Texas Independence Day. This past Sunday, to celebrate Texas Independence... read more

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Grab Your Passports … Southwest Is Going International

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Southwest Friends—it’s official!  A new chapter begins today in Southwest Airlines’ history, as we begin selling international itineraries that will be flown by Southwest aircraft.  Drum roll, please …. Oranjestad, Aruba (AUA); Nassau, Bahamas (NAS); and Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ) will become the very first international Southwest Airlines destinations beginning... read more

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2012 Southwest Airlines One Report: Part 3 of People in Photos

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This is the fifth in a series of posts about our fourth annual integrated annual report, the 2012 Southwest Airlines One Report™, where we illustrate our triple bottomline approach that takes into account our Performance and productivity, the importance of our People and the Communities we serve, and our commitment to efficiency and the Planet. At Southwest Airlines, our... read more

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Southwest Airlines Lands at Chipotle’s Cultivate Festival

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The Chipotle Cultivate Festival this year drew thousands of visitors to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, City Park in Denver, and Lincoln Park in Chicago for free celebrations of all things sustainable, including food, ideas, and music! Southwest Airlines joined other corporate leaders in sponsoring the 2013 Cultivate Festival, which highlights everyday ways people can... read more

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Inflight WiFi Portal Gets A Facelift!

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The next time you log on to our inflight WiFi, you'll see something very different! A new portal has been rolled out across all 431 of our WiFi-equipped aircraft.  The new portal interface is fresh, engaging, and showcases our growing lineup of products and services including: TV, Movies, WiFi, and destination content. New features include a redesigned navigation bar and... read more

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REVEALED: The Secret to Southwest’s Success

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Ever wonder the real secret behind Southwest’s success? Strange as it may sound, it all traces back to a mad scientist and the meaning of life.On April 25, Gary Kelly announced Southwest’s first quarter 2013 financial results—another successful phase in the Company’s 41 consecutive years of profitability. But as the numbers were reported, I wondered,... read more

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Integrating the Southwest and AirTran Airport Experience

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We are well underway in the process of integrating AirTran into Southwest at airports where both airlines operate.  Generally, integration projects begin with our Project Managers in Dallas.  They determine future needs based on flight schedules, staffing and other operational requirements.  Once the needs of both airlines have been determined, the Project... read more

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6 Bags, 5 People, and 1 Dog… Living the LUV Lifestyle

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After the April Meeting of Southwest’s Companywide Culture Committee, I was buzzing with energy from a blitz of laughter, inspiring talks, creative team-building, and delicious breakfast burritos. Though it wasn’t until we all said our goodbyes to one another that the real magic of Southwest was about to kick in.On the way out, I mentioned to Committee Member Leslie Shults... read more

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Southwest Airlines: 7th Most Admired Company in the World

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Each year, about this time, I am on pins and needles.  Why?  Because this is when FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies list is released.  Southwest has been on the Most Admired list every year since 1994 and all but twice we’ve ranked in the Top 10. So, I am always filled with anticipation to see the results.  I am pleased to announce that... read more

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