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marenkauffman Employee
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New Orleans has a unique culture with history in its bones and a jazz beat that won’t quit! Read more to learn how Southwest can get you closer to the food, the sites, and the music of New Orleans.

 

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marenkauffman Employee
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Cabo San Lucas offers scenic views with white sand beaches and the opportunity to be a little adventurous. Read more to see why Cabo is a great beach destination for anybody that loves having fun in the sun!

 

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This year, Cinco de Mayo falls on a Sunday, meaning a weekend trip to celebrate the holiday is possible with Southwest’s low fares. Whether you are looking for an authentic celebration or the best place to get a margarita, here are five trips to book for this year’s Cinco de Mayo.

 

 

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Southwest Human Resources Business Partner Meredith McAlister transformed her life by turning her vision into a reality by setting goals and sticking to them. Read more to hear how she’s made it her mission to help others develop into the best version of themselves by checking boxes off their bucket list.

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TimeToFlyFinley Employee
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Southwest Employee Keith Finley set out on a journey to watch a game at all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums across the country last summer in honor of his Dad. Read more about Keith’s life-changing journey and his tips and tricks for making the most out of the experience.

 

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devinandkevin
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Longtime friends, Devin and Kevin love flying Southwest Airlines. They also love their Chase Rapid Rewards credit card. Read on to learn how a simple post on Instagram led to an epic adventure and reunion to see Brett Eldridge’s Christmas Show in New York City.

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kitrickm Employee
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Longtime Southwest Airlines Customer and former Indy500 racecar driver Sam Schmidt wondered if he would ever fly again, after a life-changing injury on the track in 1999. Read on to hear how Schmidt was able to make an impact on the world around him with the help of his new friends at Southwest Airlines who make it easy to be a Customer with a smile every time.

 

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AdamDecaire Employee
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Today marks a huge milestone for Southwest Airlines: our very first flights to Hawaii are officially on sale! We’re thrilled to be able to bring our low fares and Southwest Hospitality to Hawaii! Read more on this exciting announcement and stay tuned over the coming weeks, as we have more to announce!

 

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MorganBreipohl
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Southwest Customers Morgan Breipohl and Robby Maxey never thought that a Southwest flight, and a chance encounter would lead to an engagement. Read more to hear first-hand from Morgan, how a familiar face from college blossomed into true love.  

 

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MelanieGraham Employee
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2019 is here which means it’s time to make those New Year’s resolutions! We know that between drinking more water and getting more steps into your daily routine that it’s important to have new goals centered on adventure.

 

New Year; new bucket list. Start booking flights to complete your 2019 adventures. With Southwest’s low fares and reliable flights, the possibilities are limitless. Need some inspiration? We’ve got you covered with a list of seven Southwest cities to visit and local attractions to check out while you’re there.

 

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1.jpgSometimes, all it takes is an idea. Join Shaffer Nickel and his friends as they take on the spirit of spontaneity and adventure in a jam-packed span of two days, from the mountain peaks of Denver to the sandy beaches in San Diego, to finally come to a peak in the snow-capped evergreens in Bozeman, Montana.

 

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dsanders1 Employee
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They say you can’t have the best of both worlds, but sometimes, it really is possible. Taking on two climates in one trip is the perfect antidote for the indecisive traveler, who can’t decide if they want to beat the heat or chase after it. Read more for a few tips on how to pack for warm and cold temperatures, and some helpful advice from our very own seasoned travel experts!

 

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kalef Employee
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One morning, as I was lying in bed, a passing thought inspired me to make a promise to myself. I decided I would do something I’ve always wanted to do every year on my birthday—essentially crossing an item off my proverbial bucket list. Anyone could foreseeably eat breakfast in Houston, lunch in San Antonio, and dinner in Dallas—it would be a great day trip! I figured I could put it on my bucket list and try it someday. Keeping a promise to yourself is more difficult than it sounds, but that day finally arrived this summer.

 

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cacharbonneau Employee
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Five to seven days—that’s the average amount of time an American family will take time off of work and school to go on a vacation. But what if you only had five to seven hours to go on a vacation? In the midst of busy work and school schedules, a day trip is all you need to pack in local favorites, sites to see, and things to do in your bucket list cities. Hop on a morning flight out and grab an evening flight home to get the most out of your day trip to Nashville, Tennessee.

 

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MelanieGraham Employee
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Southwest now serves 99 destinations across the U.S. and 10 additional countries, so if you’re looking to get away, there are always places to go and experiences to be had! Nobody knows a city and its hidden gems better than the Employees who live and work there. Check out a few of our Employees' favorite places in the Omaha area and share your hidden gems in our comment section below!

 

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Ever since my obsession with the show Big Little Lies started, Monterey has been calling my name. Earlier this year, I had the privilege of joining the #SouthwestStorytellers team, so when a friend told me he was celebrating his birthday there it seemed like the perfect getaway.

 

During our short weekend stay, we were able to cover a lot of ground both in and around the city and discover some of the most scenic areas in California. Read more for my list of top five places to check out the next time you make it to this special part of the golden coast.

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chitownmom
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I'd like to give a big thanks to Southwest. Recently, my 7-year-old and 8-year-old flew by themselves for the first time. I chose Southwest to be the provider of that experience because truthfully, it seems to be the only airline left where the Employees actually enjoy their job and interacting with Customers.

 

While any parent would be nervous about leaving their kids alone to fly, I had faith that Southwest would not only deliver my children safely, but do it with care. So, my expectations were not low for this experience— yet you still managed to exceed them. 

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baylo96 Employee
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People associate a number of emotions with travel; however, adrenaline isn’t typically one of those emotions—unless you’re a Southwest Airlines Intern! On Friday mornings, before I leave for work, I always pack a backpack with the essentials for travel: a swimsuit, my passport, hiking shoes, and a rain jacket. One thing I don’t have? A boarding pass or a destination! This summer, I’ve been fortunate to spend the majority of my weekends traveling with my fellow Interns. As July is Parks and Recreation Month, we’ve been especially focused on exploring as much of America’s open space and natural wonder as possible.

 

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Shortly after turning 50, I wanted to do something fun for my 50s. I wanted to travel, I wanted to write, I wanted to meet new people … and I wanted to barefoot water ski.

 

Out of all those passions, a quest was born. I wanted to barefoot water ski in all 50 states! I was going to give myself a full 10 years to complete the quest and enjoy every aspect of it.

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MelanieGraham Employee
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If you’re looking to get away for a few days or even a week, there are always places to go and experiences to be had—especially when you get to visit one of Southwest’s 99 cities across the United States and 10 additional countries! Nobody knows a city and its hidden gems better than the Employees who live and work there. Check out a few of our Employees' favorite places in the Cincinnati area and share your hidden gems in our comment section below!

 

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MelanieGraham Employee
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Southwest now serves 100 destinations across the U.S. and 10 additional countries, so if you’re looking to get away, there are always places to go and experiences to be had! Nobody knows a city and its hidden gems better than the Employees who live and work there. Check out a few of our Employees' favorite places in the Milwaukee area and share your hidden gems in our comment section below!

 

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LinneaJordan Employee
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Figuring out where to go on your summer escape can be a bit overwhelming. You may even be tempted to go back to the same place that you went last summer—or where “everyone else is going”. This year, challenge yourself and step out of your travel comfort zone and explore somewhere new! Check out six of our favorite Southwest cities for your summer getaway.

 

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kknox Employee
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As you may recall, last week Southwest announced our initial four airports in the Hawaiian Islands. Today, we have more news about Southwest’s intended service plans for Hawaii. 

 

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kknox Employee
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Today, Southwest Airlines announces our intent to serve Honolulu, HI (Oahu); Kahului, HI (Maui); Kona, HI (Island of Hawaii); Lihue, HI (Kauai). While we do not yet have details to share on exact dates or routes, they do represent our initial footprints and top priorities for the soonest service in the State of Hawaii. 

 

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To make a long story short, I decided to quit my job, pack up my stuff, and move everything into my parent’s attic in Dallas because it was the perfect city to set up my adventure headquarters.

 

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SuperSportsFan
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I’ve attended my first three Super Bowl weekends in New Orleans, San Diego, and Detroit and during my time in the host cities, I attended the great free or low-cost events that the NFL hosts. Thanks to Southwest Airlines, I am able to travel around the country easily for football.

 

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MelanieGraham Employee
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Southwest now serves 100 destinations across the U.S. and 10 additional countries, so if you’re looking to get away, there are always places to go and experiences to be had! Nobody knows a city and its hidden gems better than the Employees who live and work there. Check out a few of our Flight Ops Employees' favorite places in the Phoenix area and share your hidden gems in the comment section of the post!

 

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles 

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At Southwest Airlines, we think flying should be fun—and we’re glad these first-time flyers thought so too! Whether in the cockpit aspiring to be a Pilot or in the cabin just along for the ride, our younger Passengers’ excitement and curiosity is what inspires us every day.

 

Read more to see stories of our younger Customers’ memorable first flights!

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