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Archive for August, 2011

What’s Brewin’ With Drink Coupons

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Southwest Airlines has always been known as a fun and laid-back airline and for some of our Customers, and that attitude is enhanced by a fantastic onboard selection of adult beverages.  We know it’s a treat to unwind on a flight with a glass of wine or a cocktail, and we want to fill you in on some changes brewin' with our Drink Coupons.  Beginning tomorrow,... read more

New Class Nostalgia

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I recently had the pleasure of watching our newest Flight Attendants graduate and earn their wings. What a difference from the first day they arrived at Initial Training! On day one, there were lots of “deer-in-the-headlights” looks, anxious grins, and nervous chatter. At graduation, I saw confident, thrilled Southwest Flight Attendants just itching to serve our valued... read more

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Whatchamacallit

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Being an Aircraft Maintenance Technician is a great profession, and it takes a lot of skill and knowledge (not to mention continuous, recurrent training) to be proficient at our craft.  We have to be able to understand and comprehend the functions of a state-of-the-art aircraft like the Boeing 737. We have to deal with formulas and measurements that must be within a... read more

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Going Green: Stop the Waste!

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Happy Green Tuesday!  As I have been walking past the printers here at HDQ, I’ve noticed a lot of printed sheets sitting in trays, much of it forgotten.  Did you know that according to the Environmental Protection Agency, each employee in a typical business office generates 1.5 pounds of waste paper per day?  That is a lot of paper!! There are several ways to... read more

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Hurricane Irene: How You Can Help Red Cross Efforts

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Our hearts go out to those along the East Coast affected by Hurricane Irene.  As a Company we stand for helping communities prepare for disaster, but also providing comfort and aid when these events occur.  We know many of you are watching Hurricane Irene’s path and wondering how you can help as well. Over the weekend, the Red Cross operated or supported nearly 500... read more

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Golf Bags Fly Free, Too!

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Many folks know that Bags Fly Free on Southwest Airlines, however what you might not know is that this includes golf bags.  With the PGA Tour Playoffs (The Barclays in Edison, NJ) kicking off this weekend, just a pitching wedge away from EWR, we felt it was only fitting to let New Yorkers know that Southwest Airlines is the best way to their favorite golf getaway. ... read more

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Flashback Fridays: A BIG Weekend in 1974

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This photo couldn’t be taken today, or at least, a major company couldn’t use it in a promotion, advertisement, or advisory.  And, it’s not because of our early 70s uniforms.  No, the reason is because the big honchos of pro football would be on the phone to protect the name of the championship game.  However, back in January 1974, they weren’t as... read more

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On the Road with the Artists Den

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Southwest Airlines is on the road again with the Artists Den!  Earlier this week we traveled to Tucson, Arizona for a taping of the PBS series Live from the Artists Den featuring Amos Lee.  Nearly one thousand guests packed the historic Fox Theatre for a special performance by the soulful, singer-songwriter.As the evening progressed, the crowd was mesmerized by songs... read more

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2010 One Report: People—Our Greatest Strength

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This is the fifth in a series of posts about our just-released integrated annual report, the 2010 Southwest Airlines One Report™, where we have illustrated our commitment to a triple bottomline and how our passion and focus on Performance, People, and Planet continues to propel us forward.The business of business is People.  Southwest’s founder, Herb Kelleher, is... read more

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Celebrating 30 Years of Successful Kids

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“Always give back—find a way to help others” are the simple yet powerful words that Denver Nuggets Coach George Karl has always remembered since first hearing them from his former University of North Carolina Basketball Coach Dean Smith in the early ‘70s.  Yes, Coach Karl has 1,036 wins and 75 career playoff series under his belt, but just as important as... read more

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