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A Special Treat for a Special Little Guy

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This is guest blog post from Stacy Johnson, mother of Ayden, a Kidd’s Kids family who experienced the trip of a lifetime to Disney World in 2012.   Southwest is the official airline of Kidd’s Kids, providing travel for chronically ill and/or physically challenged children to an all-expense paid vacation to Walt Disney World in Florida. As a mother of three, we are... read more

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It’s All in the Family at Southwest Airlines!

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As Southwest Airlines Employees, we consider our Coworkers as Family, drawn together by our common Purpose and Vision. But there are some Employees who are linked by more than that—they’re united by the branches of their family tree. In honor of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day today, here are some Southwest Airlines Employees who “brought” their sons or... read more

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From: SWA Customer

Sweet Customer Service

Recently, one of our Customers wrote in about her Rapid Rewards Drink Coupons—she explained that she will not use the coupons that had been sent to her, but hinted that she loves chocolate!  Much to her surprise, she received a package from HDQ CR/RR Representative Elly Jurgensen that contained chocolate almonds and a king-size Hershey candy bar!  Elly, we applaud your... read more

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Teeing Up With LUV

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If given the chance, would you drop everything to tee-off at the world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, the nation’s foremost municipal golf course and home of the 2008 U.S. Open Championship? That was the very question asked by PGA Tour Pro Kenny Perry, Southwest Airlines, and Adams Golf, to four unsuspecting golfers on the course at Houston’s Wildcat Golf... read more

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Going Green: Five Egg-cellent Things to Do with Easter Leftovers

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Holidays are a great time to for us celebrate with family and friends, as well as a great opportunity to maintain a green filter to make sure that we are reusing and recycling as many items as we can.  As with many other holidays, Easter celebrations can have extra items left over that can be used for a variety of other purposes.  Here are some ways that you can reuse some... read more

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Greening up the Blue Planet

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I serve as president and CEO of Earth Day Network, and as you might guess from the name of our organization, a healthy Earth is the place we LUV the most. That’s why we work with select corporate sponsors like Southwest Airlines to provide civic engagement opportunities at the local, state, national, and global levels.  One of the core principles shared by Southwest and EDN... read more

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Our Live in the Vineyard Experience

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As we re-enter the “real world” after a magical weekend in Napa Valley, we are grateful to Southwest Airlines for allowing us the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of our favorite musicians.  And not to mention all the perfectly-paired food and wine we were able to enjoy.  The weekend was so magical, that often we had to pinch ourselves to make sure it... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Mad Dog’s Last Run

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We’ve all been on a flight and heard the Pilots over the public address system after boarding, but there are probably only a handful of these greetings that anyone remembers after their journey. There is one Captain, though, whose unmistakable welcome, and name, is tough to forget—and he goes by the call sign Mad Dog.  On Sunday, Mad Dog took to the skies for one last... read more

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Off the Clock: Sealed with a Kisa

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At Southwest, we are known for our unique Culture and Fun-LUVing Employees.  And believe me when I say that they are as interesting off the clock as they are when they are working!  In fact, we often spotlight Employees and their hobbies in our Employee magazine, LUVLines.  Meet Pam! Pam Graham Finance Business Process Consultant I have rescued greyhounds for a long time;... read more

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Ahhh … That New Plane Smell!

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There’s nothing like the smell of “new”—new houses, new cars, and of course, new airplanes! I was recently able to join two dozen of my Southwest Family Members in picking up one of our brand-new 737-800s from our friends and partners at Boeing.   It was one of the most exciting and FUN experiences of my 35 years in this industry! There’s more to picking up one... read more

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