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Rockin' With Gary Kelly

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Keeping in line with the Rock and Roll "theme" for Media Day, Gary's presentation began with a video from a guitar documentary showing Gary playing "Wild Thing" at his house.  He began the more serious portion of his comments praising the Employees of Southwest Airlines for their accomplishments.  He then spoke about how Southwest assisted our 2,700Houston Employees with the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. 

"Southwest Airlines is hard to categorize," he told the media representative, and he thinks our brand is getting stronger.  The past four months have been very stable from a lolad factor standpoint.

He talked a bit about the economy, and it is hard to see if the current events have had an impact on our demand.  We will have to see.  As to next year, our fleet will remain.

The biggest news is that Gary just announced that we will begin service to Minneapolis-St. Paul, and Bill Owen will have a post about this just above this one.

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HOORAY !!!!! SOUTHWEST IS COMING TO MINNEAPOLIS THAANK YOU !! PLEASE CONSIDER ROCHESTER MINNESOTA ONE OF YOUR STOPS IT SERVES THE SOUTH IOWA WISCONSIN DAKOTAS WE NEED YOUR AIRLINES 100,000 PEOPLE IN THIS CITY
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This is super news! Gary, Brian, and all responsible, thank you!! I have an extended family who's foundation is based in Minneapolis (McKnight) so I will be promoting SW as much as I can for several reasons! The first is because it may allow me to nanny for my grandchildren when the kids have board meetings, secondly because we all know how much FUN SW is and last but not least, I am working hard at landing a flight attendant job with you! I have had day dreams for a few years now picturing myself with the P.A. in my hand telling my grandson's favoirtie "knock knock" joke while he is on the plane and I am serving the wonderful guests of Southwest! Soon, my little ones, soon! Gramma will be there on the plane with you seeing to your safety! I hope you are reading this Shawn D. in recruiting at Oakland, I'm coming after that job! You'll remember me, just look at my name and add lich to it, you'll get it! LUV, the young grandmother's association president..."nanna #1"
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BTW...I just sold my brother's Fender Strat....had I known you luv to play and own one yourself I could have cut you one heck of a deal on an original!!