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Archive for June, 2013

Best of Flashback Fridays—A 39-Year SWA Conundrum Solved?

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Occasionally, I run across one of Brian’s previous Flashback posts that I consider to be a “true gem.”  Last week, when I was doing some research for the Wayback Moment, I came across this post and felt that it simply needed to see the light of day one more time.  Since this post was originally published on June 18, 2010 and focuses on the days surrounding our... read more

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2012 Southwest Airlines One Report: Performance in Photos: Part 1

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This is the first in a series of posts about our fourth annual integrated report, the 2012 Southwest Airlines One Report™, where we illustrate our triple bottomline approach that takes into account our Performance and productivity, the importance of our People and the Communities we serve, and our commitment to efficiency and the Planet.Since my first job in the airline... read more

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Coffee & Conversation—Recognizing Gay Pride Month

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On Thursday, June 13 the Diversity Council recognized Gay Pride Month by hosting our second Coffee and Conversation breakfast at our Headquarters in Dallas. The meeting featured guest speakers Teresa Laraba, Senior Vice President of Customers, and Bill Owen, Senior Business Consultant.  The room was packed with engaged and excited Employees, leaving standing room only for... read more

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Work Hard, Play Pranks

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Everyone says that time flies when you’re having FUN, and Albany International Airport (ALB) Ramp Supervisor Patrick Leahy couldn’t agree more. As with all Ramp Employees in the airline industry, Patrick’s career under the wing has included bags, tugs, and bin slips; however, his four years at Southwest have flown by with added tricks to the standard industry resume.... read more

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Going Green: Not Just a Garden, but a Community

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I LUV being outdoors!  When I helped start a community garden in an unused patch of space at Headquarters a few years ago, I knew that it would be a great way for me and my Fellow Employees to get outside and stay active in the mornings and during our lunch breaks.  But what started as a small garden has grown into an organic way (literally!) for Employees to connect... read more

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Flashback Friday: Remembering Our Birthdays

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This week marks Southwest Airlines’ 42nd birthday, so for this week’s installment of Flashback Fridays, I wanted to share a few photos and artifacts from the archives that show how we have celebrated our landmark birthdays in the past. Archives are not only places for fact-checking history, but also function like a company keepsake box, preserving items that allow our... read more

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Chefs Dish on their Favorite Eats

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“Where should I go to eat?” Here at Spirit we know that’s the first thing on your mind when you land in a new destination. That’s why we went straight to the experts for the six-city culinary guide in our June issue: local chefs. These award-winning maestros had so much to say about their favorite haunts that we couldn’t fit it all in. Check out the list below... read more

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Southwest Tees Off At Air Capital Classic

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Knowing that Wichita is known as the Air Capital of the World, home to the Boeing Company, Cessna, Raytheon, and Bombardier Aerospace's Learjet division, it certainly made sense that our newest Southwest destination was also the host of the 2013 Air Capital Classic (Web.com Tour) golf tournament this past weekend at Crestview Country Club. As the "Official Airline of Golf... read more

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