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Westlake high schooler Mac Breedlove learned a humbling lesson through good old fashioned public humiliation on a Southwest flight. After rudely cutting the early boarding line on a flight to a summer lacrosse tournament, Breedlove was made to apologize over the aircraft’s PA system to the entire group of passengers.
http://youtu.be/DP2Dp0rRUw4Westlake high schooler Mac Breedlove learned a humbling lesson through good old... more
2011 video interview with management consultant Ken Blanchard, author of The One-Minute Manager and Lead with LUV about Southwest Airlines, conducted by Mr. Media, Bob Andelman. http://www.mrmedia.com/?p=11332011 video interview with management consultant Ken Blanchard, author of The... more
Southwest Airlines who originally said that approached openly lesbian singer and actress Leisha Hailey “solely on behavior” because other passengers complained about her same sex kissing her girlfriend is digging themselves deeper now that they are changing thier story and saying that Hailey and galpal Camila Grey got removed from the flight because they had the nerve to get upset and curse AFTER a flight attendent told them to stop kissing and that Southwest was a “family friendly airline”
“Additional reports from our Employees and Customers onboard flight 2274 during a stop in El Paso on Sunday now confirm profane language was being used loudly by two passengers. At least one family who was offended by the loud profanity moved to another area of the cabin. Although we have reports of what Customers characterize as an excessive public display of affection, ultimately their aggressive reaction led to their removal from the aircraft. We do not tolerate discrimination against anyone for any reason. In this situation, their removal was directly and solely related to the escalated conversation that developed onboard the aircraft”
Liesha Hailey responds:
In no way were our actions on Southwest Airlines excessive, inappropriate or vulgar. We want to make it clear we were not making out or creating any kind of spectacle of ourselves, it was one, modest kiss. We are responsible adult women who walk through the world with dignity. We were simply being affectionate like any normal couple. We were on the airplane less than 5 minutes when all was said and done. We take full responsibility for getting verbally upset with the flight attendant after being told it was a “family airline.” We were never told the reason the flight attendant approached us, we were only scolded that we “needed to be aware that Southwest Airlines was a family oriented airline.”
This is nothing more than Southewest Airlines using the same tired spin that many anti-gay groups use of turning the victim into the wrongdoer so they become blamesless.
WELL ITS NOT GOING TO WORK. THIS EVENT NEVER WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IN THE FIRST PLACE IF NOT FOR THE DOUBLE STANDARD HOMOPHOBIC BEHAVIOR OF SOUTHWEST AIRLINES.
End of story.
Let the BOYCOTT and KISS-INS begin! (And someone call Gloria Allred!)
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1 year ago
Hailey and Grey's statement:
We have always promoted tolerance, openness and equality both as a band and as individuals. We both come from loving homes where our parents not only love and accept us, but are also proud of who we are. We believe everyone has the right to live openly in this society as equals. In no way were our actions on Southwest Airlines excessive, inappropriate or vulgar. We want to make it clear we were not making out or creating any kind of spectacle of ourselves, it was one, modest kiss. We are responsible adult women who walk through the world with dignity. We were simply being affectionate like any normal couple. We were on the airplane less than 5 minutes when all was said and done. We take full responsibility for getting verbally upset with the flight attendant after being told it was a “family airline.” We were never told the reason the flight attendant approached us, we were only scolded that we “needed to be aware that Southwest Airlines was a family oriented airline.”
No matter how quietly homophobia is whispered, it doesn’t make it any less loud. You can’t whisper hate. We ask this airline to teach their employees to not discriminate against any couple, ever, regardless of their own beliefs. We want to live in a society where if your loved one leans over to give you an innocent kiss on an airplane it's not labeled as "excessive or not family oriented" by a corporation and it’s employees. We find it very disturbing that the same airline who lauds itself as being LGBT friendly has twisted an upsetting incident that happened into our behavior being "too excessive." The above is not an apology and we are in the process of filing a formal complaint with the airline. We hope that when all is said and done a greater tolerance without prejudice will evolve.Hailey and Grey's statement:
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1 year ago
By TJ WINICK (@tjwinick) and LAURA RIPARBELLI
Sept. 4, 2011
Billie Joe Armstrong is known as much for his punk-rock appearance as he is for his Grammy Award winning lyrics.
But it was apparently that look that got the lead singer of the group Green Day booted off a Southwest Airlines flight from Oakland, Calif., to Burbank, Calif., Thursday night.
"Just got kicked off a Southwest flight because my pants sagged too low!" Armstrong tweeted. "What the f-? No joke!"
Cindy Qiu, an associate producer from "7 Live" on ABC station KGO-TV in San Francisco was on the plane with Armstrong when the incident happened.
"A flight attendant approaches him and says, 'Pull your pants up,'" Qiu said. "He says, 'Don't you have better thing to do than worry about that?' and then the flight attendant says again, 'Pull your pants up or you're getting off the plane.'"
On Saturday, Southwest spokesman Brad Hawkins released a statement saying that the airline and the pop star had settled their differences over the incident, KGO-TV reported.
"We reached out to apologize," the statement read. "We followed up ... and understand from the customer the situation was resolved to his satisfaction."
This isn't the first time an airline passenger's attire has caused problems.
In June, college football player Deshon Marman was arrested after being hauled off a US Airways flight when he refused to pull up his pajama bottoms.
"His underwear was covering his private areas, but his pants were below his shorts, so it was in full view of the traveling public," Sgt. Michael Rodriquez of the San Francisco Police Department said of Marman's appearance.
US Airways said that it was Marman's behavior that got him kicked from the flight and arrested.
US Airways spokesman Andrew Christie said at the time that the "passenger was removed and taken into custody after repeatedly ignoring crew members instructions."
Christie said that although the airline does not have a specific dress code, "we do ask our customers to dress in an appropriate manner to assure the safety and comfort of all passengers."
Marman claimed he was walking onto the plane when airline officals approached him.
"The pajama bottoms were loose and they didn't fit well," but that "only the top of my underwear was showing."
"I tried to pull it up, but I couldn't because I was carrying two big bags and I was in a line of people all moving fast toward the plane," he said.
Marman said he pulled up his pants when he got to his seat, but was arrested shortly after the pilot came out to talk to him.
The pilot asked him to deplane, after which Marman said officers appeared and arrested him as he left.
"I know as a Huge Fan of Billy Joe Armstrong and Green Day as well as Pinhead Gunpowder, that the members of all these groups Fly Southwest Airlines Exclusively, Good For You BJA, I would have done the same!!!By TJ WINICK (@tjwinick) and LAURA RIPARBELLI
Sept. 4, 2011
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Southwest Airlines jet slides off Chicago runway; no injuries reported
Emergency vehicles surround a Southwest Airlines plane that slid off a runway at Chicago's Midway Airport.
Emergency vehicles surround a Southwest Airlines plane that slid off a runway at Chicago's Midway Airport. (Terrence Antonio James / Chicago Tribune)
By Jane Engle Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
April 26, 2011, 3:03 p.m.
Southwest Airlines passengers just can't get a break. The latest: A Southwest plane slid off a runway at Chicago's Midway Airport and into a patch of mud Tuesday afternoon, the Chicago Tribune reported. No injuries were reported.
The story said that the plane, Flight 1919 from Denver, was carrying 134 passengers and five crew members, according to fire department officials. Passengers remained on the Boeing 737-700 while buses were dispatched to bring them to the terminal, according to fire communications.
The plane landed on Runway 13 Center and slid off the left edge near the end of the runway, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. It came to rest on a grassy area near 63rd Street and Cicero Avenue about 150 feet from a wall separating the airport grounds from the street, officials said.
In a news release Tuesday afternoon, Southwest said all passengers had been safely deplaned. It said it was working with them to get them to their final destinations and planned to refund their round-trip fares and issue them two free round-trip passes "as a gesture of goodwill."
Earlier this month, a Southwest plane bound for Sacramento made an emergency landing in Arizona after a rupture opened up a hole in the fuselage.Los Angeles Times...
Southwest Airlines jet slides off Chicago runway; no... more
What Causes an Airline Fuselage to Rupture Mid-Flight? How Can This Be Prevented?
Cracks in the aluminum skin of an aircraft are commonplace, but the hole that opened up in the cabin of Southwest Airlines Flight 812 last week could, and should, have been prevented
By Larry Greenemeier | April 5, 2011
Photo: CHINK IN THE ARMOR: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has sent this torn piece of the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-300 that ruptured on April 1 back to its headquarters in Washington, D.C., for further investigation. Image: NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD (NTSB), VIA YOUTUBE
The 1.5-meter-long gash that opened up in the upper cabin of Friday's Southwest Airlines Flight 812 from Phoenix to Sacramento will have a deep impact on the nature and frequency of commercial aircraft maintenance. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a directive on Tuesday ordering about 175 Boeing 737 aircraft—80 of which are registered in the U.S., most of those operated by Southwest—to be inspected using an electromagnetic device that can identify metal fatigue.
The FAA is targeting Boeing 737 series 300, 400 and 500 aircraft that have accumulated more than 30,000 flight cycles (takeoffs and landings) in order to prevent a repeat of the April 1 incident. The fuselage of a 15-year-old Southwest Boeing 737–300 ruptured 18 minutes into the flight at an altitude of about 10,670 meters, forcing the pilots to make an emergency landing at Arizona's Marine Corps Air Station Yuma.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says its investigators have found cracks in portions of the lap joint running on two lines of riveted joints covering the length of the fuselage of the aircraft involved in the incident. Subsequent Southwest inspections turned up cracks in the lap joints on five other aircraft, grounding them as well. The electromagnetic eddy-current test being performed uses a probe to send high- and low-frequency signals down into the skin of the aircraft. The probe is moved from one rivet to the next. Any crack in the metal changes the current's signal and tips off inspectors to a potential problem.
The riveted joints that failed on Flight 812 were not extensively checked because they were thought not to be susceptible to fatigue, according to the NTSB. "What we saw with Flight 812 was a new and unknown issue," Mike Van de Ven, Southwest's executive vice president and chief operating officer, said in a press release.
Southwest, the largest U.S. domestic carrier with more than 3,400 flights daily, follows a business model that relies exclusively on Boeing 737 aircraft, which for the most part make frequent flights along heavily trafficked regional routes, although the airline has expanded to the Midwest and east coast in recent years. This approach, along with bare-bones service, saves Southwest money but also puts a lot of cycles on its airplanes.
Scientific American spoke with Snorri Gudmundsson, an assistant aerospace engineering professor at Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla., about what causes cracks such as those that may have led to the fuselage rupture, what Flight 812 passengers experienced when their airplane opened up, and how neural networks might be able to someday detect cracks before they become a problem. Prior to joining Embry–Riddle, Gudmundsson worked for 15 years as a flight test engineer, structural engineer and the chief aerodynamicist at Cirrus Aircraft in Duluth, Minn.
[An edited transcript of the interview follows.]
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Southwest Flight Makes Emergency Landing At LAX
April 4, 2011 5:48 AM
(credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A Southwest Airlines flight heading to San Diego from Oakland was diverted to Los Angeles International Airport Sunday night when the crew noticed an electrical smell onboard, Southwest spokesperson Whitney Eichinger said.
KNX 1070′s Aviation Analyst Charles Feldman Reports
The plane, which had 142 people onboard, was a Boeing 737-300, the same model that got a hole in its fuselage during a Southwest flight Friday, she said.
It will be out of service until the cause of the smell is found and repaired, Eichinger said.
The passengers later boarded another flight from LAX to San Diego.
Some 600 Southwest flights were canceled over the weekend as the airline took its fleet of about 80 Boeing 737-300s out of service for inspections, and cracks were subsequently found in the fuselages of three more planes.
About 20 of the planes have passed inspections and put back into service. Southwest canceled 70 flights nationwide Monday, ten of which were at Los Angeles International Airport, as inspections continued on their fleet.Southwest Flight Makes Emergency Landing At LAX
April 4, 2011 5:48 AM
3- to 4-Foot Hole in Southwest Airlines Fuselage | Emergency Landing at Military Base
Large hole discovered after Southwest flight makes emergency landing
By the CNN Wire Staff
April 1, 2011 10:36 p.m. EDT
A passenger captured this image from inside the cabin of Southwest Flight 812 during the incident Friday.
NEW: A 3- to 4-foot hole is discovered in the plane's fuselage
NEW: Passenger commends pilots for their control of the situation
The flight was en route from Phoenix to Sacramento
It made a rapid descent from 36,000 feet to 11,000 feet
See more from CNN affiliate KOVR.
(CNN) -- A Southwest Airlines flight landed safely at a military base in Yuma, Arizona, on Friday with what passengers described as a 3-foot hole in the fuselage of the Boeing 737.
"I heard a loud popping sound about three or four minutes before it blew open on us," passenger Greg Hansen told CNN.
"(Then) a big explosion happened. A big noise, and from there, you felt some of the air being sucked out. It happened right behind me, in the row behind me and it covers about two and a half rows," he said from seat 11C.
Hansen, 41, a regional sales manager for a biotech company, was flying home to Sacramento from a business trip. Some people panicked and screamed as the blue sky and sun began to shine through the cabin in mid-flight, he said.
"Most people were just white knuckles holding onto the arm rests. The pilots did a great job and were under control to get us to a manageable level," he said.
But just behind him, Hansen says he could see the jagged edge of the aircraft where the rivets used to be.
"You can see the insulation and wiring. The interior ceiling panel was bouncing up and down with the air," he said.
"It was surreal, when you're riding in a modern aircraft. You're used to being enclosed and not having the window rolled down," he said.
Hanson described the hole as being about 3 or 4 feet long and about a foot wide.
Hanson said that he and the rest of the passengers were still on board Southwest Flight 812, after making an emergency landing at Yuma Marine Corps Air Station/International Airport at 7:07 p.m. ET.
The FAA said the captain made a rapid controlled descent from 36,000 to about 11,000 feet after the cabin lost pressure. Investigators are en route to the base, the FAA said.
"We do not know the cause of the decompression," said Ian Gregor of the FAA.
Southwest said in a statement that the flight crew "discovered a hole in the top of the aircraft."
A new aircraft is en route to the base with maintenance, ground crew and customer service agents "to assess the damaged aircraft and support the 118 customers aboard."
Hanson said the incident took place about 35 minutes into the flight. He says that it took about 45 seconds or a minute before the oxygen masks came down after the hole blew open.
"The crew was pretty calm about it. They walked around and checked on everyone," he said. "But it wasn't like the movies where papers get sucked out of the hole, but you could feel it and hear the noise."
Hansen said that most of the passengers were complaining of a pain in their eardrums from a rapid descent.
Southwest Airlines said only one injury is being reported.
"There are no reported customer injuries," reads a statement released by the airline. "One of the flight attendants, however, received a minor injury upon descent."
Hansen said one male flight attendant appeared to fall, and was bleeding from a facial injury.
An airport official told CNN that passengers will remain on board the damaged plane to ensure their safety, until the new replacement plane arrives.
"They have been tended to and are being given refreshments because the temperature on the tarmac is near 100 degrees," said Yuma International Airport spokeswoman Gen Grosse.
One of the passengers told CNN affiliate KOVR that the incident occurred shortly after flight attendants took drink orders.
"I heard a huge sound and oxygen masks came down and we started making a rapid decent. They said we'd be making an emergency landing," said the passenger, identified only as Cindy. "There was a hole in the fuselage about 3 feet long. You could see the insulation and the wiring. You could see a tear the length of one of the ceiling panels."
A spokeswoman for Boeing declined to comment on possible causes of the incident.
"The 737 has an outstanding safety record," said Julie O'Donnell. "We are in communication with the (National Transportation Safety Board) and stand ready to assist."
CNN's John Branch contributed to this report3- to 4-Foot Hole in Southwest Airlines Fuselage | Emergency Landing at Military Base... more
Hello from St. Louis, site of this year's Annual Marketing Meeting. Here, we discuss big themes and initiatives; where we've been, and just as importantly, where we're going.
The Meeting also gives us a chance to become more of a Family. One of the ways we do that is by serving the surrounding community (in this case, St. Louis). We split into two groups, bound for two separate destinations. Our target? Two underserved schools.
St. Cecilia Academy is an institution of K-eighth grade promising young students. We sent 50 Southwest Employees there.
I went with the second, bigger group to Gateway Institute of Technology, a magnet school in the largest school district in Missouri, St. Louis Public Schools (SLPS). We sent over 100 Employees there, because of Gateway's larger capacity, with projects meant for a larger group.
The vast majority of these students come from low-income homes, but more than 80 percent also overcome great adversity to attend college or start careers, usually due to training earned through their unique high school programs.
At each school, we completed various odd jobs, like cleaning out storage spaces and re-discovering forgotten-about items. We found many full sets of sporting equipment, still wrapped; baseball helmets in pristine condition, climbing ropes, and yet-to-be-inflated balls of all different sports.
All of this made me realize the importance of service. Donating money is certainly a major need for schools like this that are under-budgeted, but there is often times a greater need for infrastructure and for organization.
Below are a few snapshots of our day. I hope they encourage you to rally your Coworkers, your peers, and especially yourself to make it a point to find a way to get out and serve communities near you that are in need of a helping hand.
http://www.blogsouthwest.com/blog/everybodys-gotta-serve-somebodyHello from St. Louis, site of this year's Annual Marketing Meeting. Here, we... more
A random round up of weird, odd, WTF articles. This week: Sarah Palin's dirty panties, sexpot spy Anna Chapman, trombone titties, Simpson family porn, exploding vibrators, the woman who set a crotch on fire, farts in a jar, cheese and potatoes in space, a Phillip K. Dick robot, and stuff about Japan, robots, and Jesus.A random round up of weird, odd, WTF articles. This week: Sarah Palin's dirty... more
According to a letter from his wife to a website, a pilot with an ultra-tight schedule delayed taking off in order to give a passenger the chance to say goodbye to his murdered grandson.
The three-year-old grandchild, who had been attacked by his the live-in boyfriend of the man, was due to have his life support system switched off ahead of donating his organs.
Although he arrived at the airport two hours before his flight was due to take off, long check-in lines meant he was due to miss the plane. After checking through security, he sprinted to the departure gate in his socks, with his shoes in his hands, but still arrived two minutes late.
According to a letter written to travel blog Elliott.org by the man's wife, he was greeted by the pilot and ticketing agent with the words: 'Are you Mark? We held the plane for you and we’re so sorry about the loss of your grandson.'
The flight had been due to take off at 11:50am that morning but had been held until 12:02 to allow the man to board the plane.
The letter continues: 'As my husband walked down the Jetway with the pilot, he said, “I can’t thank you enough for this.”
'The pilot responded with, “They can’t go anywhere without me and I wasn’t going anywhere without you. Now relax. We’ll get you there. And again, I’m so sorry.”
'Thanks to the kindness of the pilot, the man was able to reach his daughter in Denver and bid farewell to his grandson.
Commenting on the compassion of its employees, a Southwest spokesperson said the airline was 'proud' of the pilot's behaviour.
According to a letter from his wife to a website, a pilot with an... more
2 years ago
Law enforcement officer left loaded gun magazine on plane
By the CNN Wire Staff
November 23, 2010 6:08 p.m. EST
* The clip was left by federal law enforcement officer
* Airline says magazine left by law enforcement officer from previous flight
* Child's foot knocked magazine onto the floor, photographer says
(CNN) -- A federal law enforcement officer mistakenly left a loaded gun magazine that was found Tuesday on a Southwest Airlines plane, officials said.
The discovery was made after the flight from Burbank, California, to Phoenix, Arizona, landed, a member of a CNN crew aboard the plane said.
The head of the Transportation Security Administration said the unnamed law officer will be given remedial training.
"It belonged to a member of federal law enforcement," John Pistole said of the magazine, adding it was not believed to belong to a federal air marshal.
"The full magazine was found in a back seat pocket," a TSA official told CNN. "We believe it was left by a law enforcement officer on a flight that originated in San Jose (California) and landed in Burbank. The officer was not an air marshal and we are trying to establish contact with the agent."
"The item was immediately turned over to the crew working the flight, who called in the local authorities to handle the investigation," a Southwest Airlines statement said. "The passengers who were remaining on that flight were rescreened and the plane was thoroughly inspected before returning to service."
The officer followed the proper protocols to get the gun on the plane and authorities were in the process of returning the misplaced clip to the officer, said Southwest spokeswoman Brandy King.
"We were just taken by surprise," said CNN photographer Gregg Canes, who was headed to Phoenix along with producer Sara Weisfeldt to cover former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's book signing.
He said that after the plane had landed, a child behind them, who had been seated on his mother's lap, was crawling across the other seats on the row toward the window when his foot knocked something onto the floor. A flight attendant picked it up, he said, and he could see it was a gun magazine.
Canes said the flight attendant would not let them take pictures of it.
"It was actually almost funny, given the amount of scrutiny that we've been paying to the [Transportation Security Administration] and personal security. It seemed almost funny to see a magazine with bullets in it just sort of lying on the floor of a commercial jetliner," Canes said.
Passengers were allowed to deplane, he said.
CNN's Ed Lavandera, Mike Ahlers and Paul Vercammen contributed to this report.Law enforcement officer left loaded gun magazine on plane
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Latest News Updates Airtran Buy For $1.4 Billion: Southwest Airlines announced a plan to acquire Airtran Buy For $1.4 Billion Holdings Monday and traders are loving the deal, sending shares higher as opposed to the typical wing-clipping suffered by acquirers.Latest News Updates Airtran Buy For $1.4 Billion: Southwest Airlines announced a plan... more
Southwest is buying AirTran for about $1.4 billion.
The transaction, announced Monday morning, still needs federal regulatory approval before it can close. That's expected to take months.
But, assuming the sale happens, the AirTran brand will eventually disappear as its operations are merged into the Southwest system.
(Full article at link)Southwest is buying AirTran for about $1.4 billion.
The transaction, announced... more
2 years ago
Caroline McCarthy writes that Kevin Smith's response to being kicked off of a Southwest flight because he was "foo fat," "may be the best example we've seen yet of how Twitter and other forms of new-media mass communication are shaping that old industry known as public relations. Nobody walks around with a Twitter follower count or blog URL painted on his or her forehead, and many extremely popular bloggers still live in relative physical anonymity, which means that the customer relations business is like a game of Minesweeper--you can never be sure what might blow up in your face."
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-10454328-36.html?tag=newsLatestHeadlinesArea.0Caroline McCarthy writes that Kevin Smith's response to being kicked off of a... more
It's the start of a relatively short week, but that doesn't mean we don't have a series of links worth your morning clicking.
-Barbara Walters ends her Oscar Interview Hullabaloo Whiskey-A-Go-Go after this year's. [NYT]
-For one night only, Avatar was different in Austin, Texas. [AICN]
-Cary Grant's An Affair To Remember is being remade in Japan, written by Saito Hiroshi (Samurai Fiction) [Variety]
-The award for "Dumbest PR Consultant Trying to Cash In on The Kevin Smith v. Southwest Saga is..." [here]
-The Tron Legacy teaser site for Flynn Lives has a new secret section that looks like Q*Bert line-dancing.
-Toy Fair happened over the weekend. This means you can now see toy versions of Jonah Hex and Avatar: The Last Airbender.
-An image has popped up for Sion Sono's Cold Fish. He could film paint dry and it'd still be incredible. [Twitch]
It's the start of a relatively short week, but that doesn't mean we... more
Today, I bring you two things I love: musicians and a friendly competition. I’d like to challenge all of you to send us your BEST Southwest Airlines “Grab Your Bag—It’s On” music video!
Upload your video to any video-hosting web site you please, and then post the link in the blog comments below. A panel of sophisticated Southwest judges will award one lucky winner (and guest) two tickets to the San Jose Mariachi Festival: Concert Tribute to Cesar Chavez featuring Carlos Santana and Los Lobos. You’ll also receive two roundtrip tickets to get you to San Jose, and a two night stay at the Wyndham Hotel and Resort in San Jose!
Sounds like a good time, huh? Well our Chairman, President, and CEO Gary Kelly LUVs guitars, and if you will click here, you will see Gary with his guitar in an excerpt of a documentary in production called TONE.
The full contest rules are below, see pdf file.
The judges will be judging on the following qualities:
• Length: video must include at least 30 seconds of original music
• Originality: Your song must be completely original!
• Southwest Appeal: video should reflect our Culture and Fun-LUVing Attitude.
• Rules: you read and complied with the official rules
The contest is open today, September 16 at 10:00 a.m. CDT, and the comments section will close September 23 at 11:00 a.m. CDT.
Link to story: http://www.blogsouthwest.com/blog/southwest-luvs-guitars-and-contestsToday, I bring you two things I love: musicians and a friendly competition. I’d... more
A Southwest Airlines flight from Oakland to Las Vegas was turned around today after a man allegedly exposed himself to his female seat-mate, punched her when she screamed, then stripped off all of his clothes as flight attendants and passengers subdued him.
More in the link..
(image shown is from a similar incident.)A Southwest Airlines flight from Oakland to Las Vegas was turned around today after a... more
Air steward raps the safety announcement