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Atlanta At Last! [Live Blog]

Retired Community Manager

This blog chronicles our grand entrance into Atlanta, and the state of Georgia. You can also follow our Atlanta At Last coverage on Twitter, and as told by four guest bloggers with the AJC (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Tuesday, February 14th: 

Atlanta, you have taken our collective breaths away. We can feel the love from Customers, our various hosts for this opening weekend, and our fellow AirTran family members who already call ATL home. 
To that last point, it was great to celebrate one final time Monday evening, and as one, at our Atlanta Message to the Field.  The yearly Messages to the Field (there are multiple) involve our Leaders traveling to a handful of our cities to inspire, and set the course for the year ahead. 
Message to the Field
The key message from Gary: to whom much is given, much is expected. So true, and we have a lot to be thankful for at Southwest.
Happy Valentine's Day, everyone. We can feel the LUV!

Monday, February 13th: 

Today marked the second day of service, and we celebrated with Georgia dignitaries at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.  Georgia Governor Nathan Deal introduced Southwest Chairman, President, and CEO Gary Kelly.
Gov Deal
Meanwhile, in our Atlanta out-markets (our initial five cities, that is), Customers new and old were racing to "Spot the Peach."  In Denver, for instance, our peach Karissa showed off her ice skating talents.
DEN Peach

Sunday Morning, February 12th: 
The first flights were greeted by dozens of beaming Southwest and AirTran Employees, ready to send off our Customers in style. 
Flash Mob
The morning was topped off with an unbelievable flash mob, put together and choreographed by Employees of both our great Companies, right here in Atlanta. Our big One LUV family never ceases to amaze me.  It is truly remarkable to see them in action, wowing the Customers (and fellow Employees) time and time again.