Archive for October, 2009

Southwest is a Great Place to Work!


I was reminded the other day by an Employee at a local blood bank about one of the best things about working at Southwest Airlines.  She was describing her recent change in employment and said, “I’ve been here three months and I STILL love my job.”  That really stuck with me.   A small testimony to that fact was confirmed today at The Dallas Morning News "Best... read more

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An Optimized Halloween


In case you haven’t seen the other blog posts, Halloween isn’t just a big deal here at Southwest Airlines—it’s ginormous!  At our Headquarters here in Dallas, various departments plan decorations and practice skits for months...and the competition is always fierce.  For the third year in a row, I am charged with organizing Southwest’s Halloween festivities.  It... read more

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D CEO Magazine Names Gary Kelly CEO of the Year


Southwest Airlines has a reputation as a company that marches to its own beat, even a little offbeat, in its sensibilities. That picture was reinforced during my first trip to Southwest Headquarters, when I entered the lobby to find a big Halloween display of castles and demons and skeletons under construction. The sight raised my hopes for enjoying my interview with Southwest... read more

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The Green Plane Mystery


This week, a bit of a twist: Red Belly Radio Theater proudly presents radio as it used to be.  Old time radio is the theme with this docudrama that features the talents of John, Trent, Caleb and me--your host Steve Heaser--with a special appearance by Southwest CEO Gary Kelly whose part was recorded while addressing a group of reporters and online media folks at the unveiling... read more

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Touchdown in Milwaukee!


Come celebrate Southwest Airlines' new service in Milwaukee with a Southwest Airlines Touchdown Milwaukee Party on November 1st at McKinley Park on Lincoln Memorial Drive (just North of Veteran's Park). *  Enjoy the game on the giant video screen inside a heated tent. *  A chance to win Southwest Airlines Roundtrip Tickets and Southwest Airlines Vacations Packages * ... read more

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Count Bagula Haunts This Halloween…


"It's the fall of 2009 and bag fees are reaching new heights all across the nation. Business travelers in Philadelphia report feeling haunted by a mysterious figure wearing a dark cloak and wielding a dangerous device resembling a calculator. Two detectives are summoned to interview the victims: a mummified corporate travel manager, an unlucky executive with last-minute... read more

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Southwest Airlines is offering fares as low as $25 to select destinations – Hurry…the clock is tickin’


Who can remember the last time Southwest offered fare sales starting at $25? I can, but I have to admit, I was still in grade school. Depending on the length of travel, you can fly for $25/$50/$75/$100 one way! These crazy cheap fares are available for purchase through 11:59 pm PST Oct. 29, 2009, for travel between Dec. 2, 2009, and Dec. 16, 2009, or travel... read more

Southwest Hosts Career Fair in Denver


Southwest is hosting a Career Fair in Denver on Tuesday, October 27, 2009, at the Doubletree Hotel at 3203 Quebec St.  The Career Fair will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom, and Southwest Employees from the Company’s People Department will be available to provide information about career opportunities at Southwest Airlines, in Denver, and in other Southwest... read more

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Grab your bats, cleats, racquets and clubs–It’s On!


Since late August, teams of Southwest Airlines Employees have been competing in dozens of athletic events for the City of Richardson Corporate Challenge as part of our “Share the Spirit” mission. These events include a wide range of activities, from hobby sports like horseshoes and darts, to schoolyard games like kickball and dodgeball. Field sports include soccer, flag... read more

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