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Our Boeing 737 MAX Music Takes Flight: A Music-Infused Cabin Experience on Southwest Airlines


In October 2017, Southwest added the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to our fleet family. This aircraft allows us to enhance our Customer Experience through a music-infused cabin experience featuring playlists for boarding and deplaning. At Southwest, we connect People to what’s important in their lives and we’ve found that music is a passion point for our Customers and Employees.




In curating this playlist, we focus on blending recognizable radio hits while also providing the opportunity for our Customers and Employees to discover new music and up-and-coming artists. You may even recognize some of the artists from past Live at 35® performances and events that Southwest has supported.


Songs in the playlist are categorized and played onboard according to the time of day and respective mood. There is “Seize The Day” for early morning departures, “Soaring Anthems” for the late morning and afternoon crowd, and “Uplifting Chill” for the evening flights.


As part of the Customer Experience, boarding music on our MAX aircraft uses the connection point of music to enhance the Customer Experience and grow our reputation as a Fun-LUVing airline.


Here is our current playlist available on MAX aircraft now:


  • “Colorful by Jukebox” the Ghost
  • “Good Morning” by Max Frost
  • “Yes Yes I Can” by Rayelle
  • “Something New” by Score
  • “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back” by Shawn Mendes
  • “Ain’t Got Far To Go” by Jess Glynne
  • “Freedom” by Juliet Roberts
  • “Brand New” by Ben Rector
  • “This Girl” by Hunter Hayes
  • “Better than I Used to Be” by Matt Kearney
  • “Be the One” by Dua Lipa
  • “Oh Wonder” by the Lifetimes
  • “Kiss Somebody” by Morgan Evans
  • “Rhythm Inside” by Calum Scott
  • “Walking in My Sleep” by Andrew McMahon
  • “Signs” by NoMBE
  • “Have Some Love” by Childish Gambino
  • “Don’t Wanna Wake Up” by Capital Kings
  • “Don’t Cry for Me” by Matt Kearney


Which song is your favorite? Let us know by commenting below!

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