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Nacho Typical Thanksgiving

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Everyone has their own Thanksgiving traditions, most of which revolve around turkey. We’ve all seen the classic Thanksgiving picture of a family sitting around a table topped with turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and cranberry sauce.  For most people, that picture accurately describes the details of Thanksgiving every year, but I am not one of those people. I... read more

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Wild Turkey: The National Bird of Southwest Airlines

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Is there a more iconic symbol of Thanksgiving than the turkey?  No, we’re not talking about a big Tom as the centerpiece of the table surrounded by dressing, mashed potatoes, and cranberries.  I’m talking about the magnificent wild turkey, which was the mainstay of the diets of Native Americans along the East Coast.  Ben Franklin thought the bird was more... read more

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A Social Media Team Potlucksgiving

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Awkward conversation at Thanksgiving dinner is practically a national past-time.  Each of us has a loudmouthed, inappropriate, or otherwise controversial family member who makes Thanksgiving entertaining for half of us, and miserable for those who share a direct bloodline.  I'm probably that controversial family member (but I say this mostly to absolve myself of any... read more

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The Feast: Where Hat-Makers Unite

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Tevye sang about it best. Tradition, tradition. Tradition! It’s what makes the holidays special and helps you look back at past memories with nostalgia. Like many Departments within Southwest Airlines, Culture and Communication has an annual Thanksgiving Feast filled with delicious potluck dishes and something that we believe adds a FUN touch—a Thanksgiving hat decorating... read more

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Going Green: Decoding Your Turkey Label

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With Thanksgiving only two days away, Green Tuesday is dedicated to keeping you educated about your turkey feast! If you haven’t purchased your Thanksgiving bird yet, consider buying an organically-raised turkey. Buying organic foods can help support a healthy Planet and also give you many added nutrients that modified foods may not have. However, be cautious of... read more

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Meteorology Monday: November 19 – November 25

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The busy Thanksgiving travel week is here, and this year it looks like the weather will largely cooperate and provide only minimal impacts across the country. By and large it will be dry and mild over the eastern half of the country in the days leading up to Thanksgiving Day, with any precipitation that does occur very light and spotty.  A weak system will start to... read more

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We Are Thankful

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A few days ago, I asked members of the Blog Team to share thoughts on what each of them was thankful for this Thanksgiving. Only fair that I rise to the occasion as well. Yes, as the picture indicates, I am a huge fan of pumpkin pie.  We are all thankful for our Families (blood-related and Southwest-related), our great service men and women, our great Customers, and... read more

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Going Green: A Green Thanksgiving

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I love Thanksgiving and, though I am thankful each and every day for the blessings in my life, this special time of year is a great reminder to look for the joy around us.  I love autumn and, of course, I’m thankful for our Planet.  So, this year, let’s have a delicious and green Thanksgiving!You can really make it a special occasion by using cloth napkins, table... read more

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Flashback Fridays: A Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Thanksgiving

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Amarillo's old airport terminal. John Hughes’s movie starring Steve Martin and John Candy is a favorite of airline employees because most of us have had similar situations when trying to get home for a holiday.  Because we fly standby, the possibilities for delay and creative reroutings at the holidays are magnified.  My Planes, Trains, and Automobiles... read more

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The Best Holiday?

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I’m not a big “holiday guy."   I’m usually in bed before the New Year clicks over, I don’t wait for Christmas with eager anticipation like I once did as a kid, and I won’t drive far to see fireworks on July 4th.  However, I do have a very special holiday, and Thanksgiving Day is a very big deal to me. In my previous incarnation with another airline, I had... read more

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