At long last, the long-awaited (by few) return of the SWA Stew! In this longer-than-normal episode, we tackle the reason behind the delay, a salute to our troops, rockin' Denver, and Mary, the trailblazing Flight Attendant. Oh, and some minor self-indulgence by the likes of myself. Link LUV: Denver Day of RockHoliday Travel AlertSaluting Our TroopsFlight Attendant for the... read more
This Memorial Day marks the
four-year anniversary of the Lost Heroes
Art Quilt, my personal tribute to the men and women who died in the Iraq
and Afghanistan wars.
Having experienced loss in
my own life, I wanted to acknowledge the overwhelming sense of loss and grief and,
at the same time, find a way to honor and celebrate the lives of those who have
so selflessly sacrificed to protect our... read more
May 28, is Denver’s third annual Denver Day of Rock presented by Concerts for
Kids, a nonprofit organization that puts on musical events and distributes the
proceeds to children’s charities in the Denver area. Great concept, huh? We
thought so too. That’s why Southwest Airlines is proud to be a stage sponsor of
this great event that will bring more than 20 bands to five stages along... read more
always seems weird to talk about our schedule for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New
Years, and the end of the year when the calendar hasn’t even hit Memorial
Day. But that’s life for an airline scheduler—well, for everyone,
really. After all—you have to plan ahead to “make the Season bright!”
OPEN! Bookings are now being accepted through January 6, 2012. I
know how... read more
Landing one of Southwest’s red bellies at Greenville-Spartanburg on March 12 to kick off Southwest’s inaugural weekend celebration was just the beginning of Captain Bert Godwin’s involvement in his hometown airport. Last month, Captain Godwin took his Adopt-A-Pilot class from Westcliff Elementary school to the GSP airport to have the opportunity to experience aviation first-hand.
GSP Station... read more
Panic washed over me as I stepped onto
the jet bridge in Baltimore. Indeed, producing a three-to-five minute
video was well within photographer Terry and my skill sets. I am often
quick to remind people about my News background (old habits die hard).
Terry's eye for video is unrivaled (check's in the mail, Terry).
But this was undiscovered country.
Tackling the feelings... read more
It brings me great
joy and tremendous pride to announce today that Southwest Airlines has closed
on the transaction to acquire AirTran Airways. Today is an exciting day for
both airlines. Today, we let the ink dry and celebrate. Of course, all good
things take time – and change will not be immediate. For
now, Southwest and AirTran will continue to operate as two separate carriers... read more