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Archive for February, 2009

Big Heart, Little Rock

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Sometimes, the littlest airports can have the biggest families. At least that's what I walked away with (well, flew) after spending the day at the Little Rock National Airport in (you guessed it) Little Rock, Arkansas. With only 62 Employees, I was able to meet just about everyone on a rainy, gloomy day in February. The occasion? Why, the 25th Anniversary of Southwest... read more

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Another “Amazing” Leg of the Race Ends in a Photo Finish

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Hollye continues her reports on the progress of Jodi and Christie, two Southwest Flight Attendants competing on "The Amazing Race."    Jodi and Christie (J&C) got a late start on the second leg, and a late finish would soon follow--but all that matters is that they finished before the lovable country couple, Linda and Steve.  Did I want to see sweet... read more

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Our Thoughts on Black History Month

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As members of the Corporate Community Affairs Team, we have the unique and distinct opportunity to work with many diverse populations (African American, Hispanic, Asian American, LGBT, women, military, and seniors). Our partnerships with organizations such as the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute, the Bessie Coleman Foundation, Tuskegee Airmen, National Black Chamber of... read more

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Tuskegee Airmen

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Red Belly Radio, used to be only for the Employees of Southwest Airlines. From time to time I pull from the archives and replay shows. This show was originally released in August of 2007. I wanted to replay this episode as part of Black History month but also because I just don’t think this group can get enough recognition. I am talking about the Tuskegee Airmen and those... read more

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Mardi Gras With the Locals!

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Never had I imagined attending an “official” Mardi Gras in New Orleans would be in my near future; (insert favorite horror story here).  My parents would shudder at the thought of their youngest daughter on the streets of Bourbon during one of the craziest festivals known worldwide.   Well, my first Mardi Gras experience is one I will never forget.  How can it... read more

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A Place in History

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We’ve grown up with Black History Month as a backdrop for our lives.  Remember your first attempts at diligently staying inside the lines of crude crayon drawings on mimeograph paper?  We drew images depicting these “heroes” of our recent past, many of which we had just been introduced to:  Martin Luther King, Sojourner Truth, Marian Anderson, Arthur Ashe, Thurgood... read more

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Southwest Stays True to Its “Rep”

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Southwest Airlines is often regarded as one of the best companies to work for in America. In 2007, we received over 300,000 applications, and hired less than 5,000 of the best. This competitive hiring process is only one of the reasons I feel so lucky to have been hired on with the Graphic Design & Creative Services Department in late 2008. I’ve always been a fan of... read more

SWA TO BOSTON: WE’RE GOING WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS OUR NAME!

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Queue the background sounds of the teletype, and then in your best "newsman voice" read the copy: THIS JUST IN: SOUTHWEST PLANS TO START SERVICE TO BOSTON LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LATER THIS YEAR! It’s true! We intend to add a third new city to our expanding route network in 2009, and this time it's Boston! Of course….calling Boston a "new" city... read more

Three Letters That Could Save a Life–AED

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Statistics show that more than 200,000 Americans die of sudden cardiac arrest every year. Up to 50,000 of these deaths could have been prevented if someone had initiated the Cardiac Chain of Survival and if an automated external defibrillator (AED) had been available for immediate use.  For every minute that passes before a cardiac arrest victim’s heart is defibrillated,... read more

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Southwest Flight Attendants Escape Elimination and Live to Race Another Day

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I first learned from my boyfriend (also a Southwest Employee) that my Fellow Coworkers were teaming up to race around the world against ten other couples, and we wondered: How would two Southwest Flight Attendants stack up against the competition? Our own Southwest “Amazing Racers” started off strong, and their travel savvy and friendly personalities came in handy during... read more

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