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Archive for August, 2006

Where Was I?

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  (click on the pics to enlarge)  Okay...a friend of mine took some really cool pictures, so I thought we could play a little game.  The pictures below are two cities that we fly into.  What cities do you think they are?  The third picture is just cool.  What city do you think it was taken in?   **Photos provided by Dann**  

Becoming a Flight Attendant 101

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Last year 7,593 applicants were interviewed for the job of Flight Attendant. From this number 880 were hired. The big question: "What are they looking for?" While serving on the Flight Attendant Hiring Team, I was looking for those who stood out from the group. Professional appearance, positive attitude, and enthusiasm. A question I asked myself was, "How will a passenger... read more

Our New Orleans Heroes

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                                                        This is the first of three posts commemorating the one-year anniversary of Katrina.  Be sure to read Bill Owen's post about how we are rebuilding our service to New Orleans and Sunny Abercrombie's post about how the Southwest Family came together to assist our... read more

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Rebuilding New Orleans

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As we approach the first anniversary of the horrible destruction wrought on the New Orleans area by Hurricane Katrina, I thought a bit of celebration might be in order. Along with all of Southwest Airlines, as well as the entire human community, I celebrate the spirit of survival that so many in New Orleans and all of the Gulf Coast displayed through their ordeal.  Despite... read more

Reflections on Katrina

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On this one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, I think back with pride and LUV on the unbelievable Warrior Spirit our Employees displayed when they saw that their Fellow Employees were in need.  Catastrophic events such as Katrina truly bring out the best in People, as I witnessed firsthand.  Luckily, our Employee Catastrophic Assistance Charity was created for... read more

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Our Condolences

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The staff of Nuts About Southwest join with the almost 32,000 Southwest Employees in sending our thoughts and prayers to everyone touched by the Comair tragedy in Kentucky.

"GREATEST GENERATION”

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World War II may seem like ancient history to some of us, but, in fact it's living history. A number of the brave men and women who helped shape the way we live in this great country are still with us. If you ever get the chance to meet someone from what Tom Brokaw cites as "The Greatest Generation," those who fought for this country, please thank them. I have been... read more

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Another Write Your Own Caption

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We're gonna give Herb a rest this time, and pick on our CEO Gary Kelly.  Last Halloween, he dressed as Wild Bill Hickok, and we know that all you creative geniuses out there in the blogosphere can have fun coming up with a caption for this photo.  (Click on the pic to enlarge.)

How much experience do pilots need to get hired?

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How much experience do pilots need to get hired?  All airlines have a "minimum" experience level for applicants. Most involve hours logged in flight. There are different categories of pilot time, the most important being "Pilot In Command" time. Basically, if you were a Captain elsewhere or flew single seat planes (general aviation or fighter aircraft) all those hours count.... read more

I’m Feeling a Bit Verklempt…

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I'm a little emotional right now...and, no, it's not because I'm a girl...it's because I just finished reading Colleen's "Packet of Good Letters." Each quarter, our President, Colleen Barrett, circulates a select packet of commendations from Customers and Employees. Every Employee in the system is encouraged to take a few moments to read these letters...and I can speak from... read more