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Inaugural Flight of Southwest's First Boeing 737-800

Ramp agent Brandon Brown looks at one of Southwest's first Boeing 737-800 as it pulls into a gate in Fort Myers, Florida after its inaugural flight. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines 2012.

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Ramp agent Brandon Brown looks at one of Southwest's first Boeing 737-800 as it pulls into a gate in Fort Myers, Florida after its inaugural flight. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines 2012.
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Ramp agent Brandon Brown prepares to push out one of Southwest's first Boeing 737-800 from Fort Myers, Florida during its first day in service. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines 2012.
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Gary Kelly, Southwest President, Chairman and CEO, smiles as he walks to the stage during the 737-800 launch party on March 21, 2012.
Southwest Airlines 737-800 Launch Party
Southwest Airlines employees get a first look at the Boeing 737-800 at the launch party on March 21, 2012.
Southwest Airlines 737-800 Launch Party
(left to right) Gary Kelly, Southwest President, Chairman and CEO, Ginger Hardage, Senior Vice President of Culture and Communication, and Mike Van De Ven, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, announce the arrival of Southwest's first 737-800 launch party on March 21, 2012.
Southwest Airlines 737-800 Launch Party
Southwest Airlines employees cheer during the 737-800 launch party on March 21, 2012.
Southwest Airlines 737-800 Launch Party
Southwest Airlines Captain Ed Givens, System Chief Pilot (pictured in mirror) and Captain Tim Leonard, director of flight ops compliance and operations, talk in the cockpit of Southwest's first Boeing 737-800 on March 21, 2012.
Southwest Airlines 737-800 Launch Party
Southwest Airlines employee Christopher Sultana gets a first look at the Boeing 737-800 during the launch party on March 21, 2012.
Southwest Airlines 737-800 Launch Party
Southwest Airlines employee Nichole Boyer gets a first look at the Boeing 737-800 during the launch party on March 21, 2012.
Southwest Airlines 737-800 Launch Party
Southwest Airlines employees get a first look at the Boeing 737-800 at the launch party on March 21, 2012.
Southwest Airlines 737-800 Launch Party
Southwest Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 737-800 at Dallas Love Field on March 19, 2012. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines 2012
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Southwest Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 737-800 at Dallas Love Field on March 19, 2012. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines 2012
Southwest Airlines Takes Delivery of It ...
Southwest Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 737-800 at Dallas Love Field on March 19, 2012. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines 2012
Southwest Airlines Takes Delivery of It ...
Boeing unveils the first Southwest Airlines painted 737-800 featuring the new Boeing Sky interior..Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines 2012
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Mike Van de Ven, Southwest Airlines Executive Vice President and COO, tours Southwest's first painted 737-800 at the Boeing facility..Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines 2012
Boeing Unveils Southwest Airlines' Firs ...
Boeing unveils Southwest Airlines' first 737-800..Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines 2012
Boeing Unveils Southwest Airlines' Firs ...
Boeing unveils Southwest Airlines' first 737-800..Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines 2012
Boeing Unveils Southwest Airlines' Firs ...
Boeing unveils Southwest Airlines' first 737-800..Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines 2012
Boeing Unveils Southwest Airlines' Firs ...
Boeing unveils Southwest Airlines' first 737-800..Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines 2012
Boeing Unveils Southwest Airlines' Firs ...
Boeing unveils Southwest Airlines' first 737-800..Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines 2012
Boeing Unveils Southwest Airlines' Firs ...
Boeing unveils the first Southwest Airlines painted 737-800 featuring the new Boeing Sky interior..Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines 2012
Boeing Unveils Southwest Airlines' Firs ...
(left to right) Gary Kelly, President, CEO and Chairman of Southwest Airlines, John Allen, FAA Director of Flight Standards Services, Mike Van de Ven, EVP and Chief Operating Officer, applaud at the official presentation of a Single Operating Certificate to Southwest Airlines from the FAA. This marks an important milestone in the integration of Southwest Airlines and AirTran. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines 2012
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Gary Kelly, President, CEO and Chairman of Southwest Airlines, John Allen, FAA Director of Flight Standards Services, shake hands at the official presentation of a Single Operating Certificate to Southwest Airlines from the FAA. This marks an important milestone in the integration of Southwest Airlines and AirTran. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines 2012
Official Presentation of a Single Opera ...
Gary Kelly, President, CEO and Chairman of Southwest Airlines, John Allen, FAA Director of Flight Standards Services, shake hands at the official presentation of a Single Operating Certificate to Southwest Airlines from the FAA. This marks an important milestone in the integration of Southwest Airlines and AirTran. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines 2012
Official Presentation of a Single Opera ...
(left to right) Gary Kelly, President, CEO and Chairman of Southwest Airlines, John Allen, FAA Director of Flight Standards Services, Mike Van de Ven, EVP and Chief Operating Officer, and Brian Hirshman, Senior VP of Technical Operations, share a laugh at the official presentation of a Single Operating Certificate to Southwest Airlines from the FAA. This marks an important milestone in the integration of Southwest Airlines and AirTran. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines 2012
Official Presentation of a Single Opera ...
(left to right) Gary Kelly, President, CEO and Chairman of Southwest Airlines, John Allen, FAA Director of Flight Standards Services, Mike Van de Ven, EVP and Chief Operating Officer, talk at the official presentation of a Single Operating Certificate to Southwest Airlines from the FAA. This marks an important milestone in the integration of Southwest Airlines and AirTran. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines 2012
Official Presentation of a Single Opera ...
(left to right) Gary Kelly, President, CEO and Chairman of Southwest Airlines, John Allen, FAA Director of Flight Standards Services, Mike Van de Ven, EVP and Chief Operating Officer, talk at the official presentation of a Single Operating Certificate to Southwest Airlines from the FAA. This marks an important milestone in the integration of Southwest Airlines and AirTran. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines 2012
Official Presentation of a Single Opera ...
Mike Van de Ven (right), EVP and Chief Operating Officer, and Jeff Lamb (left), EVP and Chief People and Admin Officer, attend the official presentation of a Single Operating Certificate to Southwest Airlines from the FAA. This marks an important milestone in the integration of Southwest Airlines and AirTran. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines 2012
Official Presentation of a Single Opera ...
Jeff Lamb (right), EVP and Chief People and Admin Officer, presents John Allen, FAA Director of Flight Standards Services, with a Southwest and AirTran-patterned rubber duck at the official presentation of a Single Operating Certificate to Southwest Airlines from the FAA. This marks an important milestone in the integration of Southwest Airlines and AirTran. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines 2012
Official Presentation of a Single Opera ...
Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly shakes hands with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed before a news conference on Monday Feb. 13, 2012 announcing the company's launch at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines Atlanta Ceremony
Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly shakes hands with Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal before a news conference on Monday Feb. 13, 2012 announcing the company's launch at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines Atlanta Ceremony
From left, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, airport aviation manager Louis Miller, U.S. Rep. Saxby Chambliss and Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly chat before a news conference on Monday Feb. 13, 2012 announcing the company's launch at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines Atlanta Ceremony
Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly hugs long-time employee Amy Powers after a news conference on Monday Feb. 13, 2012 announcing the company's launch at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines Atlanta Ceremony
Balloons drop as Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly announced on Monday Feb. 13, 2012 the company's official launch at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines Atlanta Ceremony
Southwest Airlines ramp agent Kijuan Evans pushes out one of the company's first departures from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday, February 12, 2012. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines
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A Southwest Airlines flight prepares to take off from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport early Sunday, February 12, 2012. Southwest began departures from the airport on Sunday. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines
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A Southwest Airlines flight prepares to take off from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport early Sunday, February 12, 2012. Southwest began departures from the airport on Sunday. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines Begins Departures fr ...
Charlene Maupins, a Southwest customer heading to San Diego, shows photos of her grandkids to Southwest employee Colleen Ooell (#44510) at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on early Sunday, February 12, 2012. Southwest began of departures from the airport on Sunday. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines
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Mark Clan, 3, tries on a Southwest Airlines mascot costume while waiting for his flight from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport early Sunday, February 12, 2012. His parents Tim and Holly are frequent Southwest fliers. Southwest began departures from the airport on Sunday. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines
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Southwest Airlines ramp agents make final preparations during one of the company's first departures from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday, February 12, 2012. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines Begins Departures fr ...
Southwest Airlines ramp agents make final preparations during one of the company's first departures from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday, February 12, 2012. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines Begins Departures fr ...
A Southwest Airlines flight prepares to take off from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport early Sunday, February 12, 2012. Southwest began departures from the airport on Sunday. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines Begins Departures fr ...
A Southwest Airlines flight takes off from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport early Sunday, February 12, 2012. Southwest began departures from the airport on Sunday. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines
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AirTran flight attendant Jamillah Shareef dances in a flash mob at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday, February 12, 2012. Southwest celebrated the beginning of departures from the airport on Sunday. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines
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Southwest ops agent Yolondia Johnson checks in customers during one of the company's first departures from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on early Sunday, February 12, 2012. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines Begins Departures fr ...
Southwest Airlines ramp agent Kijuan Evans radios to the cockpit during one of the company's first departures from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday, February 12, 2012. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines Begins Departures fr ...
Southwest Airlines ramp agent Kijuan Evans pushes out one of the company's first departures from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday, February 12, 2012. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines Begins Departures fr ...
AirTran flight attendant Jamillah Shareef (center) dances in a flash mob with fellow AirTran and Southwest employees at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday, February 12, 2012. Southwest celebrated the beginning of departures from the airport on Sunday. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines
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A Southwest Airlines flight prepares to take off from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport early Sunday, February 12, 2012. Southwest began departures from the airport on Sunday. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines Begins Departures fr ...
A Southwest Airlines flight prepares to take off from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport early Sunday, February 12, 2012. Southwest began departures from the airport on Sunday. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines Begins Departures fr ...
A Southwest Airlines flight takes off from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport early Sunday, February 12, 2012. Southwest began departures from the airport on Sunday. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines Begins Departures fr ...
Southwest Airlines began departures from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday, February 12, 2012. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines Begins Departures fr ...
The first Southwest Airlines plane to ever arrive in Atlanta touches down during the company's opening ceremony at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines
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Ramp agent Abdelaziz Abdelaziz waves at a Southwest Airlines plane during the company's opening ceremony at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines
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A Southwest Airlines plane stops at a gate during the company's opening ceremony at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines
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Flight attendant Belinda Yanits gives a thumbs up after landing in a Southwest Airlines plane during the company's opening ceremony at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines LUV Jets Arrive in G ...
Flight attendant Belinda Yanits waves after landing in a Southwest Airlines plane during the company's opening ceremony at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines LUV Jets Arrive in G ...
The first Southwest Airlines plane to ever arrive in Atlanta sits at a gate as the next flight approaches during the company's opening ceremony at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines LUV Jets Arrive in G ...
Southwest Airlines employees cheer during the company's opening ceremony at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines LUV Jets Arrive in G ...