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Big Heart in the Big Apple: Southwest Porch at Bryant Park Now Open!

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Southwest Airlines Employees show love to our Customers throughout their entire travel experience—whether they’re booking a flight at home, in transit at an airport, or flying on one of our planes. But our Hospitality doesn’t stop there. We're dedicated to the cities we serve and strive to be an integral part of those communities. One of the ways we have done so is by partnering with local spaces in various cities to create what we call the Southwest Porch—an inviting gathering place in the community. In 2009, we first opened the Southwest Porch at Bryant Park in the heart of Manhattan. Recently, we renovated the space, and introduced our bold, new look to the design of the Porch’s menus and umbrellas. Last Friday, we hosted an official opening event, welcoming guests to the Porch to experience the updated space. Michelle Chamuel, runner-up from season four of The Voice, performed an acoustic set while attendees mingled at the Porch. IMG_4612 Headed to NYC soon? You can take part in a variety of fun activities in the park, including bingo, concerts, movie screenings, and (in the winter) ice skating. We’re proud to share the love on the ground both with our Customers who live in New York City and those just visiting the Big Apple. We invite you to visit the Southwest Porch at Bryant Park for a taste of our Southwest-style Hospitality. The Porch is open daily; visit for details.