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Out of the gate! Six International Destinations Planned for Launch Service from Houston Hobby

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We’re excited to make it official today by filing to fly from our new international facility at Houston (Hobby) to four destinations in Mexico plus Costa Rica, and a new country for Southwest Airlines—Belize!  The service to six destinations in three countries would begin in October 2015, subject to government approval:  Cancun; Mexico City; Puerto Vallarta, and San... read more

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Branson Welcomes Southwest in Big Fashion

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Branson's finest turned out for a star-studded welcome party for Southwest Airlines.  Amid the celebrities, cheers, and balloons was an unrivaled fondness for the LUV carrier.  Service begins March 9, 2013 with nonstop routes to Chicago Midway, Dallas Love Field, Houston Hobby, and Saturday service to Orlando.  Get booking now, at southwest.com!  

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Southwest’s Milwaukee All-Stars Get Some Relief From the Pros

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One of the great things about airports is people watching.  Even if you're not into airplanes or the air travel experience, you're bound to see something or someone memorable on a trip to a busy terminal like Milwaukee's Mitchell International.   And when you throw in the hometown fans' love of— alright, let's call it an obsession with— baseball and the Milwaukee... read more

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Lucky Day

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LAS-Based Captain Brad Burgmann loves Friday the 13th.  No lie.  And the date seems to love him, too. On his pre-flight PA this morning before a flight from New Orleans to Dallas, Burgmann took the mic with a smile in his voice to let our Customers know they were on the right flight to find some luck on this particular Friday. This Southwest Warrior was born on a... read more

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Trading Places: AirTran Employees & The Atlanta Falcons

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It was all for the hometown fans—both those who cheer from their stadium seats and those who fill up our flights as loyal Customers.  To surprise and delight both Employees and Customers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the Atlanta Falcons swooped in and traded places with some of our pros at ATL's gate C-16 Tuesday morning.   This is the... read more

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More Than a Pitchman: Herb’s Latest Honor Speaks to the Heart of Southwest’s Advertising Success

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 In this momentous year of reflection and celebration for anyone who holds LUV for Southwest, advertisers had their say, too, recently inducting our Chairman Emeritus into the American Advertising Federation's Hall of Fame.  Forty years after Southwest's first ads beckoned our first Customers, Herb Kelleher entered the Hall of Fame with seven other legendary... read more

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What a Week—Marking Quite a First Year in Milwaukee!

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When Carol Desoto walked off one of our BWI to MKE flights en route to her parent’s 60th wedding anniversary weekend on October 29, she didn’t quite know what had hit her. Sure, she had heard from the Flight Attendants on the inbound flight that Milwaukee’s first-ever "Eight Millionth Passenger" was going to be recognized in a big way. But the TV cameras, the... read more

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Good Morning From the Information Superskyway!

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There's a different blue glow in the pre-dawn sky over Texas this morning.  It's the diamond light of productivity from internet-connected laptops and smart phones aboard Southwest Airlines flight 1 between Dallas Love Field and Houston Hobby Airport. I started this blog from my middle seat at 33-thousand feet with both my MacBook and iPhone tethered to the internet as we... read more

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