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Ep 34: Southwest Airlines’ 50th Anniversary

On this week’s episode of “History Factory Plugged In,” host Jason Dressel sits down with Richard West, corporate historian at Southwest Airlines. As Southwest celebrates its 50th anniversary, Richard shares a fascinating trip through the iconic brand’s history, from its humble beginning as a regional carrier — with the famous “Texas Triangle” sketched on a cocktail napkin — to its emergence as the world’s largest low-cost carrier. 

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