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Southwest Airlines turned 50 this year, and its long history of humor, warm pants and unique marketing campaigns have made it a favorite among leisure and business travelers.

Southwest Heart One

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To celebrate its history, the airline took snippets of its past and important aspects of its culture and displayed them throughout its corporate headquarters in Dallas, Texas.

Southwestern Headquarters in Dallas, Texas

Southwestern Headquarters in Dallas, Texas

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The company has walls lined with photos of special events, murals showcasing important people and moments, and dozens of other little treats that tell the story of the company.

Southwestern wall art living our heritage

Southwestern wall art living our heritage

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Part of Southwest’s interior was imagined by architecture and design firm Corgan, who worked with more than 1,000 employees to select furniture and create area models. The result was a vibrant decor that maximized building density without sacrificing the company’s employee-centric culture.

Big Tee representing the culture of the South West

Big Tee representing the culture of the South West

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One of the building’s largest exhibits is the fleet of model airplanes suspended from the ceiling of its main hall. The planes include the company’s original Desert Gold livery, its new Canyon Blue paint scheme, and many of its special state flag liveries.

Main hall of the southwest headquarters

Main hall of the southwest headquarters

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Southwest’s corporate buildings have a handful of beautiful murals that tell the story of its people and culture, including information about its founders Herb Kelleher and Rollin King …

Southwest Founders Herb Kelleher and Rollin King

Southwest Founders Herb Kelleher and Rollin King

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Small relics from the history of the Southwest are also on display, such as mannequins of old flight attendant and pilot uniforms …

Old uniforms

Old uniforms

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