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In its 44th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by nearly 46,000 Employees to more than 100 million Customers annually.  Southwest and wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways operate more than 3,400 flights a day, serving 93 destinations across the United States and five additional countries.  Subject to government approvals, service to San Jose, Costa Rica, begins in March 2015; service to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, begins in June 2015; and service to Belize City begins in October 2015. Southwest acquired AirTran Airways in May 2011 and by the end of 2014 intends to complete the full integration of the AirTran network into Southwest.

Based on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s most recent data, Southwest Airlines is the nation's largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded. The Company operates the largest fleet of Boeing aircraft in the world, a majority of which is equipped with satellite-based WiFi providing gate to gate connectivity while over the United States.  That connectivity enables Customers to use their personal devices to access streaming music provided by Beats Music, or to view video on-demand movies and television shows, as well as nearly 20 channels of free, live TV compliments of DISH.  Southwest is the only major U.S. airline to offer Bags Fly Free® (first and second checked pieces of luggage, size and weight limits apply), and there are never change fees, although fare differences might apply. In September 2014, the airline proudly unveiled Heart, a new aircraft livery, airport experience, and logo, showcasing the dedication of Southwest Employees to connect Customers with what’s important in their lives. Book Southwest Airlines' low fares online at or by phone at 800-I-FLY-SWA.

Southwest is committed to return value to its Shareholders.  Since August 2011, Southwest has returned over $2 billion to Shareholders through share repurchases and dividends. For the nine months ended September 30, 2014, Southwest returned nearly $900 million to Shareholders through $755 million in share repurchases, and the distribution of $138 million in dividends.  LUV is Southwest’s stock exchange symbol, selected to represent its home at Dallas Love Field, as well as the theme of Southwest’s Stakeholder relationships.

From its first flights on June 18, 1971, Southwest Airlines launched an era of unprecedented affordability in air travel described by the U.S. Department of Transportation as "The Southwest Effect," a lowering of fares and increase in passenger traffic wherever the carrier serves. With 41 consecutive years of profitability, Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world, known for a triple bottom line approach that contributes to the carrier's performance and productivity, the importance of its People and the communities they serve, and an overall commitment to efficiency and the planet. The 2013 Southwest Airlines One Report™ can be found at

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LUV News: Southwest Airlines Adds More Time-Saving Options For Travelers Headed To And From The Big Game 01/22/2018 11:00:00 AM
LUV News: Southwest Airlines Again Among FORTUNE's Top 10 World's Most Admired Companies 01/19/2018 10:15:00 AM
LUV News: Southwest Airlines to Discuss Fourth Quarter and Annual 2017 Financial Results on January 25, 2018 01/18/2018 05:44:00 PM
LUV News: Current Report Filing (8-k) 01/09/2018 10:03:04 AM
LUV News: Southwest Airlines Reports December Traffic 01/09/2018 06:30:00 AM
#358   today's $LUV move on news maker $DAL and realfast95 10/03/17 11:38:40 AM
#357   Buy buy buy T695 08/25/17 10:28:28 PM
#356   Southwest Airlines Co(NYSE:LUV) Is Now On The Radar ITMS 08/24/17 11:37:25 AM
#355   Very bullish moneymonstersk 07/16/17 02:59:53 PM
#354   Could be up 100% for the year moneymonstersk 07/16/17 02:59:35 PM
#353   Stock should go up to 70's by 2018 moneymonstersk 07/16/17 02:59:11 PM
#352   The increase dividend and stock buyback is huge! moneymonstersk 07/16/17 02:58:48 PM
#350   My Tgts $80-120..LTP 53...Lovers of Luv :-) chetanind2004 02/07/17 09:35:20 AM
#349   Is LUV a short candidate? Close below 50dma jones99 01/26/17 04:21:32 AM
#348   Morgan Stanley upgraded Southwest to Overweight. EBITDA mults ValueInvestor15 01/05/17 11:11:35 AM
#347   Love my LUV! Aggie14 10/13/16 11:00:16 AM
#346   LUV bullish 38.32 stocktrademan 09/29/16 11:38:55 AM
#345   Now a vote of no confidence by two Gumph1 08/01/16 02:44:19 PM
#344   Three front line employee groups four years past Gumph1 07/30/16 09:23:16 PM
#343   Please elaborate One technical mistake and hope is Tradescott818 07/29/16 12:51:36 PM
#342   Just downgraded, Gary Kelly and crew have lost Gumph1 07/27/16 08:50:27 PM
#341   Best airline stock in the industry Tradescott818 07/27/16 01:57:50 PM
#340   Agreed... schaub 07/23/16 08:01:24 PM
#339   Total miss management of IT. Senior management has Gumph1 07/23/16 01:52:29 PM
#338   Chart looks like we could see a bounce, WinningInvestments 05/16/16 06:55:34 PM
#337   Too many open contracts with front line employees. Gumph1 05/02/16 11:14:01 AM
#336   Looks that way but this is and industry PennyStockPickz 04/30/16 02:37:45 PM
#335   Nice call. Luv headed to new highs?? Trollin 4 Trout 01/30/16 12:46:25 PM
#334   Buying down here?? Trollin 4 Trout 01/30/16 12:45:57 PM
#333   Picked up day trade shares $46.80 for a KingDMC 12/08/15 09:39:19 AM
#331   Man LUV is in the ultimate breakout. KingDMC 10/22/15 12:12:41 PM
#330   Southwest Soars Past Expectations Source: Dow Jones News Southwest Airlines KingDMC 10/22/15 09:18:31 AM
#329   Market is looking ugly right now. I'm taking DreamersAndBelievers 08/20/15 01:05:20 PM
#328   Not too late after all. KingDMC 08/20/15 01:03:44 PM
#327   $45 will be easy here. Oil will break $40. popeyemag 08/19/15 05:15:27 PM
#326   Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out DreamersAndBelievers 08/17/15 12:40:15 PM
#325   Crazy uptrend here. LUV and JBLU are in KingDMC 08/17/15 12:39:23 PM
#324   Damn...I'm too late to the party DreamersAndBelievers 08/17/15 12:30:29 PM
#323   Agree media puts fear in investors in order popeyemag 08/05/15 05:10:58 PM
#322   Definitely go with JPM. MS never liked LUV. KingDMC 08/05/15 08:57:59 AM
#321   How is it even possible to decide which Greenguy9 08/05/15 08:56:47 AM
#320   MS underweight rating just reiterated last night. Crooks. KingDMC 08/05/15 08:51:45 AM
#319   Loaded today. A little late, but should popeyemag 08/04/15 09:04:07 PM
#318   $LUV recent news/filings stocktrademan 07/31/15 11:27:38 AM
#317   Dang - Text book profit taker pull back. Popeye 07/23/15 04:15:51 PM
#316   AGREED!!!!! lwc23 07/23/15 10:14:20 AM
#314   Would love to see a break to the KingDMC 07/23/15 09:15:31 AM
#313   Southwest Airlines Earnings Up, Helped by Lower Fuel KingDMC 07/23/15 08:53:40 AM
#312   $37!! KingDMC 07/23/15 08:00:37 AM
#311   Come on baby one more % KingDMC 07/22/15 03:31:59 PM
#310   That's more like it! KingDMC 07/22/15 02:57:42 PM
#309   Added to my position here with AAL fluff. KingDMC 07/20/15 11:49:14 AM
#308   Webcast Alert: Southwest Airlines to Discuss Second Quarter KingDMC 07/16/15 06:14:38 PM
#306's unbelievable the crap that comes out. Always KingDMC 07/15/15 11:00:47 AM
#305   Really??? Will Airline Stocks Only Work In High Oil? 7/15/15, lwc23 07/15/15 10:54:58 AM