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The Flower That Never Wilts

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Meet Greg.   I did while sitting in the coveted middle seat on a flight to TUL, and he showed me many things—pictures of his grandchildren, his passion for giving back, and his LUV for Southwest Airlines. He even had his favorite Southwest Customer Relations Representative’s extension memorized and was working with her (shout out to the dear Julie Meador!) and the... 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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Austin Gets Older, Ages Beautifully

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A lot has changed in the last 35 years, but there’s one thing that obviously hasn’t: Southwest knows how to have a celebration. September 15, 1977 marked an exciting addition to the Southwest city map, and we began service to Austin. With six nonstop daily departures—all to Dallas Love Field—Austin was 9th city in Southwest’s system. Fast forward to today, where we... read more

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How We Beat the Heat!

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How hot is it?  It’s so hot… Guy Fieri's shirt is actually on fire. The Statue of Liberty has pit stains Siri asked to be dipped in a glass of ice water You've learned that a seat belt makes a pretty good branding iron The birds have to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground. New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg was seen drinking a... read more

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Don’t You Want to Dance? Say You Wanna Dance!

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It seems as though the jitterbug has bitten our People here at Southwest Airlines. You can’t attend a Southwest event without doing the Wobble or Cupid Shuffle, and many of our folks have had some star moments in videos that have gone viral. Always jumping at the chance to shake our groove thang, National Dance Day was something we could not let slip by us. Created... read more

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LUV On Air with Southwest Flair

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On The Fly was cleared for takeoff last week, and we were overwhelmed by the positive response to last week's episodes.  We're at it again tonight on TLC at 9/8 CT (so tune in, would ya?).When my fellow SWAmates and I read the blog post about throwing a watch party for the premiere of TLC’s “On the Fly”, we were truly inspired (shout out to our own Ashley Pettit!),... read more

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Peep Peep, Who’s Got the Keys to the Jeep? Vrooooom!

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What comes in six different colors, has two eyes, and outsells any other non-chocolate candy during Easter? Why PEEPS, of course! While most people eat them, we in Culture Services like to think outside the basket…er…box.The assignment: Honor the classic candy by making a display using a box of PEEPS.The competition:  Culture Activities, Culture Ambassadors, The... read more

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A Pair of SWA-Themed Chuck T’s as Charleston Turns One!

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What a FUN, eventful week it has been for Southwest Airlines!  Monday was our first Deck Party of 2012 (and the first ever Monday night Deck Party, might I add); we celebrated the birthdays of our beloved Herb Kelleher and Gary Kelly that same day; and on Tuesday, March 13, we marked SWA's One-Year Anniversary of serving our great friends in South Carolina at... read more

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Culture Ambassadors Sharing the Warmth!

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Yesterday was my favorite day of the year: Valentine's Day.  LUV was in the air...literally!  This Valentine's week (and yes, as a girl, I like to give it a whole week) has been full of LUV as we kicked off service in Atlanta and had the opportunity to get to know and LUV our AirTran family.  I'm not sure the weekend could have gone any better. There was one... read more

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The Fun-LUVing People who Became Family

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I had my interview for Southwest Airlines the day after I moved to New Jersey from Syracuse, NY.  It seemed as if everything was working against me to get this job.  My phone interview was almost sabotaged by my cheek, after realizing that I was talking for almost two minutes while my phone was on mute.  Shelly, the one who interviewed me, thought it was funny... read more

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Building a Playhouse for Good

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As a Southwest Airlines Mechanic, I spend my days working on Southwest’s all-Boeing 737 fleet.  Three years ago, I was given the opportunity to roll up my sleeves to work on a completely different kind of project—a project that would require many hours off the clock, creativity, and most of all, a passion for making a difference in a child’s life. I first heard of... read more

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The Flower That Never Wilts

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Meet Greg.   I did while sitting in the coveted middle seat on a flight to TUL, and he showed me many things—pictures of his grandchildren, his passion for giving back, and his LUV for Southwest Airlines. He even had his favorite Southwest Customer Relations Representative’s extension memorized and was working with her (shout out to the dear Julie Meador!) and the... 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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Building a Playhouse for Good

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As a Southwest Airlines Mechanic, I spend my days working on Southwest’s all-Boeing 737 fleet.  Three years ago, I was given the opportunity to roll up my sleeves to work on a completely different kind of project—a project that would require many hours off the clock, creativity, and most of all, a passion for making a difference in a child’s life. I first heard of... read more

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Peep Peep, Who’s Got the Keys to the Jeep? Vrooooom!

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What comes in six different colors, has two eyes, and outsells any other non-chocolate candy during Easter? Why PEEPS, of course! While most people eat them, we in Culture Services like to think outside the basket…er…box.The assignment: Honor the classic candy by making a display using a box of PEEPS.The competition:  Culture Activities, Culture Ambassadors, The... read more

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