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Southwest Behind the Scenes: A Day in the Life of Our Fleet

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With more than 3,900 peak summer flights a day, Southwest Airlines operates more flights in one day than any other airline. In a recently recorded video (created by Jake Zelman, one of Southwest's Superintendents of Dispatch) showing a day in the life of the Southwest fleet, 3,715 flight movements occurred, represented by colored dots. Orchestrating the “dots” is no easy task, and this map overview is one of the many tools that our NOC Employees utilize 24/7 to make sure the network is running smoothly. As you may know, the NOC facility is our world-class operations center in Dallas that functions as the "heart" for major operational decisions and coordination. Employees in the NOC partner with work groups across the operation and business to make sure that each flight operates safely and on time.