Spirit Magazine - October 2013 - (Page 20)

Rapid Rewards Freedom Story Jack Ingram + S I N G ER /S O N GW R I T ER , AU S T I N , T E X A S FINE TUNED To Jack, SWA hits all the right notes. 20 SPIRIT OCTOBER 2013 It’s only fitting that country music songwriter and performer Jack Ingram’s carrier of choice is Southwest Airlines. After all, he and the Company both got their starts in the Lone Star State. But Jack’s preference for Southwest goes much deeper than their shared roots. “Southwest flies to, or near, every city I need to go to,” Jack says. “The boarding process is simple and easy, and so is the Rapid Rewards Frequent Flyer Program. I know I sound like a darn commercial, but these really are the main reasons I fly Southwest whenever I can.” But above all, Jack says the Culture is the best thing about Southwest. “From Ticket Agents and baggage service to Flight Attendants, Southwest Employees are always friendly and helpful.” In fact, Jack has his own way of testing if an airline is cool or not. “Whenever I get up during a flight, Southwest is the only airline where, almost every time, the Employees say, ‘Hi,’ or ‘How you doing,’ or ‘Hey, you look like the guitar player from Rascal Flatts!’ I only experience that on Southwest.” Southwest helped Jack create a unique experience to support one of his favorite charities, The Boot Campaign, when he performed onboard a plane as part of the Live at 35 concert series (see page 156). “It was awesome to surprise the passengers with a concert at 35,000 feet in the air. I love that Southwest not only supports musicians, but that they think of fun ways to create a great memory.” Jack is grateful for Southwest not only because it allows him to connect with his fans, but also, more importantly, because the airline connects him to his wife and kids. “I make my travel choices for my family. I leave Austin as late as possible, and then I hop a return flight as soon as possible after a gig. I want to get back home and spend as much time as I can with my family.” Southwest is happy to be able to connect Jack to what’s important in his life. We are mighty proud to consider a Lone Star legend like Jack Ingram part of our Family. —Todd Painter PHOTOGRAPHY BY MATT RAINWATERS

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Spirit Magazine - October 2013

Spirit Magazine - October 2013
Contents
Gary’s Greeting
Star of the Month
Freedom Story
From the Editor
Your Words
Your Pictures
Media Center
Eat Drink Sleep
The Numbers
Business
Be Here Now
Don’t Just Stand There
Your Adventure In San Jua
Promotional Series: Florida: Full of Surprises
Your Adventure In San Juan
Promotional Series: Focus on Women’s Health
Promotional Series: Focus on Franchises
Calendar
Fun!
Spotlight
Community Outreach
Products & Services
Flight Service
Terminal Maps
Information
Rapid Rewards and A+ Rewards Partners
Route Map
The “If” List

Spirit Magazine - October 2013

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