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Flashback Fridays: Mad Dog’s Last Run

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We’ve all been on a flight and heard the Pilots over the public address system after boarding, but there are probably only a handful of these greetings that anyone remembers after their journey. There is one Captain, though, whose unmistakable welcome, and name, is tough to forget—and he goes by the call sign Mad Dog.  On Sunday, Mad Dog took to the skies for one last... read more

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Sea.Ship.Shuck.

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Schlafly Beer in St. Louis, Missouri is known for its diverse portfolio, and thanks to Southwest Airlines Cargo, it is also known for throwing one of the biggest oyster festivals in the Midwest. The Cargo services at Southwest allow us to procure oysters from both coasts and fly them into St. Louis within days of being harvested.  Southwest’s careful handling,... read more

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From Concert Tour to the Tarmac: Live at 35 with O.A.R.

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Recently we had special guests, O.A.R., with us at the Baltimore/Washington Airport.  Marc Roberge, Jerry Depizzo, and Richard On traded in their guitars for boarding passes and received a round of applause from our Customers and Employees.  Customers were excited to see the guys assist Southwest Employees with taking Customer tickets and marshaling in an aircraft; they then... read more

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Happy Birthday to Two Southwest Legends!

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One of the very cool nuances to Southwest’s story is that our Founder and Chairman Emeritus Herb Kelleher—and our current Chairman, President, and CEO Gary Kelly—share the same birthday, which happens to be today, March 12th! Herb and Gary share a lot more than just a birthday.  They both share a deep passion and LUV for Southwest Airlines.  They recently had a chance... read more

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Celebrating LUV Day—the Southwest Way!

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How are you celebrating LUV Day?  As the official LUV Airline, we’re making Valentine’s dreams a reality by surprising dozens of Customers from Coast to Coast with $500 in southwestgiftcards®!  And that’s not all! Our LUVing Customers nationwide have a chance to win $1,000 in southwestgiftcards® to enjoy their very own LUV travels by going on our Facebook page and... read more

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Behind-the-Scenes: Aircraft Deicing

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When the outside temperatures drop, our winter ops procedures kick into gear. Thanks to the hard work of Ramp Employees and Pilots across the system, Southwest and AirTran ensure that our planes are free from any snow, frost, or ice prior to takeoff as part of our deicing/anti-icing program. Onboard the aircraft, you typically only see the billowing clouds of steam that... read more

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How Southwest Airlines Medical Transportation Grant Program Brought Life to My Family

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Toby is a magical kid. He lives as though it’s is his job to bring everyone joy—and that is exactly what he has brought to our family!  But, we didn’t always have Toby in our family; we adopted him from China about a year ago. Toby waiting in the orphanage to meet our family. Adoption was not always our family plan. We had delighted in the birth of four biological... read more

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It’s A Great Big World Out There

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Wow … what A Great Big surprise for Southwest Customers at Chicago Midway and the Passengers onboard a recent flight from Chicago to Vegas.  The band, A Great Big World, traveled from their hometown of New York to Las Vegas for an event to bring in the New Year. Customers passing through Chicago Midway's Terminal B were stunned to hear the amazing voices of Ian Axel and... read more

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Rocking Around … in the Napa Valley!

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After a fall calendar full of Live at 35 performances on Southwest aircraft, Live In The Vineyard once again produced an incredible event in the foothills of California's famed wine country.  Watch the video for behind-the-scenes access to some of the great artists who performed in these fun venues! Unforgettable performances from emerging artists and fan favorites rocked... read more

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