Picture this—you show up at the airport on a Monday morning to find a camera crew at your gate. As you wait for your flight, you notice the camera honing in on two individuals with guitars. A little unsure of what’s happening, you wonder what’s going on, and you’re not the only one! Once you’ve settled into your Southwest seat, ready for an hour-and-a-half flight, the guys with guitars stand up and surprise you by performing two songs over the plane’s PA system. Is this a dream? Absolutely not! Instead, you are one of the many lucky Customers to experience the ultimate surprise and delight event from Southwest Airlines: Live at 35! As the Official Airline of Live in the Vineyard, Southwest is partnering with various artists to provide an extreme in-air entertainment experience. To gear up for the November event in Napa, brothers Joseph and David Dunwell performed a short acoustic set to a “sold-out crowd” at 35,000 feet somewhere between Dallas and Kansas City. Their British folk sound may have been new for some Customers onboard, but The Dunwells quickly gained fans. After they finished their second song and started putting the guitars away, Customers asked for autographs and encores. With one week left before the Live in the Vineyard weekend experience, two more concerts will take place above the clouds. The flights and artists are a secret, but the surprise is worth the wait!
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The sounds, sights, and smell of Christmas in the air as we anticipate Santa and his reindeer coming to visit. As the magical day gets closer, many of us will face traveling during the busiest days of the year with presents in tow. For those of you heading out to airports, don’t forget to arrive early, pack your patience in your bags that fly free, and leave gifts unwrapped for screening purposes in both carry-on and checked luggage. Lucky for you, The Container Store and Southwest Employees have teamed up again this year to bring free gift wrapping to five airports. But before you entrust us with wrapping the Let’s Rock Elmo toy or Ipods, The Container Store offered us a gift wrapping boot camp. Southwest Employees learned how to make perfect creases and fabulous bows from The Container Store’s Gift Wrap Experts. We not only got step-by-step instructions, we had ample opportunities to make sure you won’t be disappointed in our wrapping abilities. Practice makes perfect, and I know I feel confident in my new wrapping abilities. So, if you are traveling through Dallas Love Field, Denver International, Phoenix Sky Harbor, Los Angeles International, or Lambert-St. Louis International Airport today make sure you stop to say hi, get a gift (or gifts) wrapped, and share with us your favorite Christmas memory. We’ll be set up from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. If the holidays are keeping you grounded, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates throughout the day! www.facebook.com/southwest www.twitter.com/southwestair www.facebook.com/containerstore www.twitter.com/containerstore
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