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Meet Southwest Airlines Network Operations Control

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Did you know that there are Southwest Airlines Employees in Dallas, Texas who are dedicated to each and every part of your flight, from planning which Crew will be serving you, to which route your plane will take?  These Employees are at the very heart of our complex network and work in a brand new, state-of-the-art facility called the Network Operations Control (NOC).  They... read more

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Flashback Fridays: A Heart and a Mouse

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In 1979, Southwest became in interstate carrier when New Orleans, our first destination beyond the borders of Texas, joined our route map.  To help make a memorable experience for the first Customers on the inaugural flight, Tommy Lauer and the Bayou Cities Dixies quartet donned their red stripped suites and double bass in what was one of our first onboard entertainment acts.... read more

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The Wright Amendment Wrap

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Monday, October 13, was a truly monumental day in Southwest’s history, with flights taking off from Dallas Love Field to longhaul destinations we’ve never before been able to serve with nonstop service, allowing Southwest to fulfill a decades-old promise to provide our Legendary Customer Service beyond the restrictions of the Wright Amendment.  Words cannot adequately... read more

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Napa Valley, Wine, Food, and Music – What’s not to LUV?

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Held twice a year in Napa Valley, Live In The Vineyard is a private, once-in-a-lifetime three-day festival bringing together the best of food, music, and wine.  The fall festival will include performances by some of today’s top recording artists, including Train, Ingrid Michaelson, Mat Kearney, Meghan Trainor, Echosmith, Blue October, and many more. Southwest is teaming up... read more

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Southwest Airlines responds to the Ice Bucket Challenge

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If you’ve been on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube recently, you’ve probably seen countless videos of friends, family, celebrities, athletes, and even politicians participating in this phenomenon called the Ice Bucket Challenge. The Ice Bucket Challenge is a viral social media campaign, benefiting the ALS Association. The concept is simple. Pour a bucket of ice water on your... read more

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Southwest Airlines and Texas Rangers Provide a Winning Weekend

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This is a guest post by Terrance Moultrie and Holly Barksdale, parents of seven-year-old cancer survivors Trevor and Andrew, for whom Southwest Airlines and The Texas Rangers Foundation recently teamed up. Our families have experienced firsthand the pain in the world, but we’ve also experienced all the good in the world. Both of our sons, Trevor and Andrew, were diagnosed... read more

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Southwest Airlines Flight Turns Into Fashion Show

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Something special took to the skies this week on a Southwest Airlines LUV Jet.  We normally only share the runway with other airlines and airplanes, but this week, we took fashion models and a cool partnership to new heights!  In a truly unique way, we celebrated becoming “The Official Airline of the Magnificent Mile.”  To kick off the renewed partnership and The... read more

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Surprising and Delighting Customers—Even During Irregular Operations

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We know how challenging irregular operations and resulting delays can be for our Customers.  Recently, Southwest’s Ground Operations Team at Baltimore/Washington (aka “B’more”) found a creative way to help our Customers pass the time during an irregular operation by creating a little FUN competition in the concourse. Customers were invited to join in on a paper... read more

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Tapping into National Dance Day

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I have been blessed to be part of the Southwest Family since my Dad started working at the Company in 1997.  As a kid, I was really shy, yet somehow my Dad and his friends at work always figured out a way to get me to come out of my shell to sing or dance. Whether it was tap dancing in the St. Louis airport for Black History Month, flying to perform at schools and churches,... read more

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