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Archive for July, 2013

Join the Conversation at the Diversity Summit on Aug. 1!

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One thing I love about Southwest is working with Employees who come from all walks of life.  What’s even better is feeling comfortable to be myself at work.  Tomorrow on August 1, we will join the conversation on the importance of a diverse workforce when we host our fourth annual Diversity Summit at our Dallas Headquarters. The incredible lineup features some of our very... read more

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Going Green: Stop Drowning in Junk Mail

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Every time I open my mailbox, it’s sitting there.  Annoying—and screaming for attention: “Limited time only!  HUGE SALE THIS WEEKEND!  Isn’t it about time you signed up for a new credit card?  Wouldn’t you like an extra-large pizza for only $9.99??” While that all sounds great, I have a hard time getting excited about junk mail.  Every once in a while, there... read more

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CONTEST ALERT: Showcase Your Talent and Win a Chance to Take the Stage in Music City!

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Nashville is called “Music City,” and rightfully so.  You can’t stroll far down Broadway without hearing music wafting through the air.  It’s the town that produced such musical legends as Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, and George Jones and home to the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.  And now, you have the opportunity to... read more

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Southwest Airlines One Report: Performance in Photos, Part 2

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This is the second 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. As Southwest’s Chief Commercial... read more

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Flashback Friday: Flagship Series, Part 3

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This week features our final blog post in our Flagship Series, taking a closer look at our Southwest planes with state flag liveries. Illinois One Illinois One was revealed as our seventh flagship plane on April 14, 2008. The design is based on the Illinois state flag featuring a flying bald eagle carrying a red ribbon lettered with their state motto “State Sovereignty... read more

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From the Heart: Serving RMH Dallas

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When I was accepted into Southwest’s NoLimits Internship program, I couldn’t wait to participate in service projects with other Employees during the summer.  As an Intern in the Community Outreach Department, I have the unique opportunity to witness just how much Southwest Employees give from the heart to their communities. Although I’ve been a member of the Team... read more

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Going Green: Can We Go Thrift Shopping?

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Shopping at thrift stores can totally pay off, even if you’ve only got $20 in your pocket.  Especially if you’re looking to save a little money (and who isn’t?), shopping at second-hand stores like Goodwill, Buffalo Exchange, or Plato’s Closet can be a worthwhile and fun experience.  And buying secondhand clothes and other items is definitely a green way to... read more

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Statement on Flight 345

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UPDATED STATEMENT:Southwest Airlines flight 345 landed at New York’s LaGuardia at 5:40 PM Eastern Monday evening from Nashville.  There were 150 people on board including Customers and Crew.   Three Customers and five Crew Members were transported to local hospitals—all have been treated and released. The aircraft, a Boeing 737-700, was last inspected July... read more

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Book Now! Southwest/AirTran Schedules Now Extended through March 7, 2014

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This morning, we opened our February base schedule, which adds the date range of February 13 – March 7, 2014 to our bookable inventory.  This includes the “must-travel“ holidays of Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, and Mardi Gras.  No nonstop markets will be discontinued in this schedule, nor are any brand-new nonstop markets being introduced.  We’ll... read more

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Flashback Friday: Flagship Series, Part 2

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For this week’s Flashback Friday, we continue with the second installment of our Flagship plane series.Nevada OneOur fourth flagship plane Nevada One was revealed on June 2, 1999.  The design of the livery includes a silver star, the state flower yellow sagebrush, and the “Battle Born” banner referring to Nevada’s birth as a state during the Civil War in... read more

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