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magnew Employee
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Since 2017, Southwest has served as presenting sponsor of the Luck Reunion, a boutique music festival hosted at Willie Nelson’s legendary ranch in Luck, Texas, 30 miles outside of Austin. As an extension of this partnership, Southwest has teamed up with the Luck Reunion to create a three-part series that highlights musicians and the destinations that have inspired them. Read more to get the inside scoop on Sites and Sounds.

 

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Southwest Storyteller, Leslie, and her family recently snagged seats on one of Southwest’s first flights to Hawaii to celebrate her children’s spring break in Honolulu.

 

Read more for their tips on why Southwest’s service to Hawaii worked best for their family travel and how to make the most of an upcoming trip to the Islands!

 

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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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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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jwaddy Employee
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Southwest’s Emerging Leader Development Program (ELDP) is an 18-month job rotational program that seeks to train and develop excellent Frontline and Operational Leaders for Southwest Airlines. Upon successful completion of the program, participants are placed in a Leadership role in one of the airports we serve or a Customer Support and Services Center anywhere in the Southwest system, based on business need.

 

Read on to hear firsthand how LAX Station Services Manager Jeff Waddy grew skills to better serve our Customers through his experiences in the program and at Southwest Airlines University (SWA U), our state-of-the-art training facility. And in the process: a career at Southwest Airlines. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply now through February 17.

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cllewellyn Employee
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I love when the temperature starts to drop. For me it means pumpkin spice everything, football, and my favorite sweatshirt. However, if you live in a cold weather region, then you may not share my same enthusiasm. That said, no matter where you call home, “Old Man Winter” may stop in for an unexpected visit and it is time to get prepared.

 

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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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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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EunbeeKim Employee
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Whether it’s spontaneously adopting two puppies on a trip to Puerto Rico or fulfilling a loved one’s final wish to care for their pooch, Southwest has got you covered. Read more to hear from Customers and their pets, and learn what is and isn’t allowed when it comes to bringing your favorite furry friends onboard.

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rgreen1 Employee
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Grab your ticket and go! For a limited time, Southwest Airlines is offering a winter travel sale with domestic fares starting as low as $49, $79, $99, and $129 one-way, and international fares starting as low as $99 one-way to some of our most popular destinations. Don’t delay, this sale will only last three days, so head to Southwest.com now to book your flight.

 

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hannahburress Employee
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While we’re starting to nail down our Halloween costumes, it’s never too soon to start thinking about those spring vacations you deserve. Today, Southwest schedules were extended through June 8, 2019, giving us the opportunity to start planning for a long Memorial Day weekend! Let’s take a look at what we have in store.

 

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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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SydLeonard Employee
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Twelve flights in 13 weeks sounds like a completely reasonable amount of trips to many of our most frequent-flying Customers and Crew, but as a first-time expecting mom I found myself losing the internal willpower battle to make it through my packed few weeks on the move—all while fighting the symptoms that often come with the first signs of pregnancy. [Insert green, nausea face emoji!].

 

Fortunately, I have a great network of Coworkers at Southwest that happen to also be moms, so I began reaching out to them in confidence begging for them to bestow their wisdom on me. Read more to see what I learned.

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mmilligan Employee
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With kids across the country heading back to school, it may be tough to start thinking about Spring Break; although, we know you’re already planning ahead. Now that Southwest’s schedule has been extended through April 7, 2019, it’s time to get a head start on those plans! Grab some sunscreen (and your passport!) and let’s dig into some of the exciting changes next spring.

 

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SewMom
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My husband, two sons, and I have been loyal Southwest fans for many years. Southwest's many advantages have benefitted our family in countless ways—but my personal favorite benefit is the Companion Pass. Read more to learn how our Southwest story shaped the college experience for my family and helped us travel the country together.

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emilysamuels Employee
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Family travel is not for the faint of heart. Knowing the resources that are available to you at the airport—from mother’s rooms to pods to family restrooms—can help reduce some stress, so we’ve compiled family resources for every location Southwest serves.

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jclarkson Employee
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We introduced our EarlyBird product in 2009, and we’ve seen the popularity of the product increase with our Customers every year. With EarlyBird, we’ll automatically check you in and assign your boarding position within 36 hours of your flight’s departure—12 hours before general boarding positions become available.

 

Until now, the price for EarlyBird has been a flat rate for all routes—starting at $10 in 2009, and is currently $15. Beginning August 29, we are moving to a variable pricing structure with three price points: $15, $20, and $25. Read more for additional details on the changes to our EarlyBird pricing model.

 

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saraorsi
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When our founder launched FlightAware in 2005, he wanted to provide a tool for fellow pilots and AV geeks to track live flights (at the time, there was no publicly available way of doing so). I don’t think he ever guessed 12 years later, we would be tracking sharks on our maps—but that’s exactly what happened when we partnered with Southwest Airlines to help promote Shark Week!

 

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dallasthomas Employee
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Starting September 17, Southwest Airlines will have updated policies that will affect our Customers who travel with an emotional support animal or trained service animal. We hope these changes give our Customers clearer guidelines about the types of animals that can travel on our planes. Read more to learn addiitonal details about these updated policies. 

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carolynmcmenemo Employee
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It’s no secret Southwest Airlines is dedicated to the People and communities we serve. We love to give back and one of the many ways we do this is through our Medical Transportation Grant Program. Since the program’s inception in 2007, we have donated more than 69,000 tickets to nonprofit hospitals and medical organizations for use by patients and caregivers in need of travel assistance.

 

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AEdwards1904 Employee
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Southwest’s Emerging Leader Development Program (ELDP) is an 18-month job rotational program that seeks to train and develop excellent frontline and operational Leaders for Southwest Airlines. Upon successful completion of the program, participants are placed in a Leadership role anywhere in the Southwest system, based on business need. Read on to hear firsthand from a recent participant of the program! Interested applicants are encouraged to apply now through August 19.

 

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As a California native, my passion for the ocean started at a young age—in fact, just two months after I was born my father sat me on a surfboard for the first time. Ever since then, I have been hooked on surfing and working to preserve our oceans. I’m passionate about helping all the creatures in the ocean, which is why participating in Southwest Airlines’ Shark Week flight was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

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christinawalker Employee
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At Southwest Airlines, we always strive to make traveling easier for our Customers. Recently, our mobile website and apps have undergone a few improvements that will make everything from your trip, arriving at the airport, and boarding easier. Read more to learn about these exciting new enhancements!

 

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aeliasen Employee
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We are going to need a bigger boat! Southwest Airlines is teaming up with Discovery Channel’s Shark Week and invites you to enter for a chance to win an all-inclusive trip to Guadalupe Island, Mexico for the adventure of a lifetime.

 

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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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Ah, summertime. Three things are guaranteed each summer: one, HEAT! Two, full flights. And three, Network Planning publishes the January schedule. That happened this morning, extending our schedule out through March 6, 2019. Some interesting changes to our schedule always await as we move from the holiday season schedule into the heart of winter of the new year, and this one’s no exception. Let’s discuss!

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Grab your ticket and go! For a limited time, Southwest Airlines is offering a travel sale with domestic fares starting as low as $49, $79, $99, and $129 one-way, and international fares starting as low as $99 one-way to some of our most popular destinations. Don’t delay, this sale will only last three days, so head to Southwest.com now to book your flight.

 

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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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rgreen1 Employee
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Grab your ticket and go! For a limited time, Southwest Airlines is offering a summer travel sale with domestic fares starting as low as $49, $79, $99, and $149 one-way to some of our most popular destinations.

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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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