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We’re Gifting San Diego Customers Four New Nonstop Destinations!

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We have BIG news to share!  This Mystery Present was delivered to the Plaza De Panama at Balboa Park on Monday, December 9, and the attached gift tag read, “To San Diego, From Southwest Airlines.”  What’s in the box? The #SWAMysteryGift sat at Balboa Park all last week and was finally unwrapped this morning.  With the help of Interim Mayor of the City of San Diego,... read more

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Live at 35 with American Authors

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Southwest recently had the pleasure of spending some time with the Brooklyn-based band, American Authors, and we couldn’t be more excited to share their recent journeys with our readers. As Official Airline of the event ‘Live In The Vineyard,’ Southwest Airlines has behind-the-scenes access to a number of artists who are on the bill to perform an acoustic set at the... read more

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Super Low Fares on Winter Travel? Check! [FARE SALE ALERT]

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It’s that time of year for fares to fall even lower on Southwest Airlines!  Check! Today, Southwest is launching a three-day sale with fares starting as low as $49 one-way! For three days only, our Customers can purchase nonstop, one-way tickets for $49, $99, $129, or $149 to select destinations, based on length of travel. But that’s not all!  Southwest has also... read more

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A Straight No Chaser Kind of Night!

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It was a beautiful night in New York City as the smooth harmony of acclaimed a cappella group, Straight No Chaser, floated through the park. New Yorkers strolling past found themselves drawn in as Atlantic Records recording artists Straight No Chaser performed live at the Southwest Porch at Bryant Park. SNC Fans and special guests packed into the intimate space of the... read more

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LUV TV? Baby Feeny Does!

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We challenged TV LUV’ers to show us which ATX Television Festival series they LUV most via Instagram!  We couldn’t pass up this little traveling Mr. Feeny with his free bag!  Check out our winning photo below, as well as our honorable mention.Winning photo!Runner Up!Want to attend the ATX Television Festival?!  Visit www.atxfestival.com/buy-a-badge and... read more

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Live at 35 with Youngblood Hawke

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It's time again for another round of Live in the Vineyard--the perfect blend of food, music, and wine. Before every festival, we showcase the artists for our Customers inflight; they play two songs, and most audiences are taken completely by surprise. We've selected several attendees to report live from Napa Valley throughout the weekend, and provided access to some... read more

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Live at 35—Southwest Hits the Right Note!

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It’s that time again!  We’re launching our third consecutive sponsorship as the Official Airline Partner of “Live In The Vineyard,” and with that, comes music in the sky!We kicked off our partnership by reintroducing the official “Live In The Vineyard”-decaled Boeing 737 airplane to our fleet and surprising Customers onboard a flight from Nashville to Kansas... read more

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Spirit Star of the Month: February, 2013

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Every day, Southwest Airlines strives to maintain astrong brand presence and deliver a great CustomerExperience. According to Vanessa Peace, Managerof Advertising and Brand Experience for SouthwestAirlines, preserving the Southwest brand image helpsdeliver our world-class Customer Experience.Vanessa and her Team work with internal and externalpartners to help produce creative... read more

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Spirit Star of the Month: February, 2013

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Every day, Southwest Airlines strives to maintain astrong brand presence and deliver a great Customer Experience. According to Vanessa Peace, Manager of Advertising and Brand Experience for Southwest Airlines, preserving the Southwest brand image helps deliver our world-class Customer Experience. Vanessa and her Team work with internal and external partners to help... read more

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[FARE SALE ALERT] LUV IS IN THE AIR THREE-DAY SALE

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Southwest and AirTran are spreading low fares today with a three-day ‘LUV Sale’, offering sweet one-way nonstop fares for as low as $49, $89, $119, and $149 to select destinations, based on length of travel. For travel up to 500 miles, fares are $49 one-way.For travel 501 to 1,000 miles, fares are $89 one-way. For travel 1,001 to 1,500 miles, fares are $119 one-way. ... read more

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Music in the Sky: Name That Tune!

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This past season of Live In The Vineyard inflight performances has been my favorite yet!  In the past, we’ve had artists like SafetySuit, Mat Kearney, Green River Ordinance, and even Kris Allen perform Live at 35 concerts, surprising our Customers with a live performance at 35,000 feet in the air!This season, leading up to the Live In The... read more

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CONTEST ALERT: Key West is Calling Your Hidden Talent!

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From beautiful sunsets to local entertainment; from the history of the island to amazing nightlife, Key West is a destination that is sure to please!  That’s why I’m excited to announce, beginning today, Southwest Airlines has officially landed in the Florida Keys! Southwest will serve the southernmost point of Florida with two daily departures to Key... read more

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Behind-the-Scenes with Our Feathered Frequent Flyers!

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As you’ll see in the video, SeaWorld’s Pete and Penny Penguin are treated like rock stars when it comes to traveling with Southwest Airlines.  The penguins and the SeaWorld aviculturists are frequent flyers and travel all over the country to visit schools, make TV appearances, and get people excited about wildlife in wild places—they even take the time to greet... read more

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Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways Offer 72-Hour Winter Travel Sale! [FARE SALE ALERT]

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Autumn is here and the leaves aren’t the only thing that’s falling.  That’s right, Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways are dropping fares for winter travel.  Today, we’re kicking off a 72-hour sale for both carriers.  Southwest Airlines is offering a 40 percent discount on roundtrip airfare, and fares on AirTran Airways are starting as low as $45... read more

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Access to Headlining Artists: Alanis Morissette

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Back in August, we were fortunate enough to land, what I would have to say, one of the biggest artists we’ve yet had the pleasure of working with through our Live In The Vineyard partnership.  Being the Official Airline of Live In The Vineyard, an event that takes place twice a year in Napa, CA, comes with quite a few perks.  Perks even beyond the fact that we get... read more

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Live at 35—Music in the Sky!

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What would you say if I told you there’s a possibility that your next flight could double as a concert venue?  You may be a little confused and think I’m off my rocker, but I’m serious! As the Official Airline of “Live In The Vineyard,” an event which marries people’s access to recording artists, top tier wine makers, and world-renowned chefs during an... read more

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Why Ginger Wins!

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If you asked Ginger why she was named to PRWeek’s Power List 50 2012, she would say it’s because of our People. In the PR world, it is a true honor to be recognized on this list, and Ginger has placed Southwest Airlines as a powerhouse among the ranks of leading corporations such as Google, Walt Disney World Company, McDonalds, Coca-Cola, The White House, and... read more

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Gettin’ Down With Country Throwdown

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As a sponsor of the Annual Country Throwdown Tour, the only tour of its kind in the world of country music, Southwest Airlines has been granted access to give our Customers and Employees a closer look at some of country music’s top-selling and emerging singer-songwriters, right here! The Throwdown Tour kicked off on May 18 in Gulfport, Mississippi, and has... read more

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On The Fly: Feathered Frequent Flyers

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If you love penguins (who doesn’t?!), you’ll want to tune in to TLC’s newest episode of On The Fly tonight at 9/8c.  Two of Southwest’s most special Feathered Frequent Flyers show off their waddle as they take to the skies, only on Southwest Airlines, of course. Pete and Penny Penguin and their SeaWorld San Diego Aviculturists fly... read more

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Our Fares are Falling for You! [FARE SALE ALERT]

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We haven’t even officially hit summer, and we’re already thinking about the fall—falling fares, that is!  Today, we’re kicking off a 72-hour fall fare sale with fares starting as low as $49 one-way!  Grab your bag, we’re taking you places!For 72-hours only, you can purchase nonstop, one-way tickets for $49, $99, or $139 to select destinations, based on... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Farewell to a Friend

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In the presence of Brian Lusk, I learned a lot, and I groaned a lot. The man had a knack for knowledge, and a penchant for puns (and planes). Mr. Lusk was the unmatched combination of a human encyclopedia, almanac, and thesaurus, all wrapped into one of the worst joke-of-the-day books I’ve ever read. Often, Mr. Lusk would dispense my way one of his trademark puns, and... read more

Flashback Fridays: Love Field A Month Before DFW Opened

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It probably doesn’t keep you awake at night, but it is of comfort to me that I am not the only person my age who is a total aviation (and railroad) geek.  You might find several folks of either persuasion, but finding one with both qualities is exceedingly rare.  Fortunately, George Hamlin is such a person.  We are about the same age, and George’s father-n-law worked... read more