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Archive for October, 2013

Customers with Disabilities Speak Out: Their Reviews are Great!

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Southwest Airlines is proud to recognize National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).  In addition to recognizing the abilities of all of our Employees, we asked some of our Customers and Employees to share their personal experiences with Southwest Airlines.  The first story is guest-authored by Alex Montoya, Manager of Latino Affairs for the San Diego Padres,... read more

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2012 Southwest Airlines One Report: Part 3 of People in Photos

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This is the fifth in a series of posts about our fourth annual integrated annual 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. At Southwest Airlines, our... read more

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CEO, Gary Kelly, is “Happy, Happy, Happy!”

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Think Halloween at Southwest is not all its “quacked” up to be?  Think again ... our Halloween “dynasty” is back, and stronger than ever! Weeks ago, you all answered “the call” in baiting the hook with suggestions for Gary Kelly’s Halloween costume.  Y’all came up with boatloads of great suggestions, but the one that was ultimately chosen has been... read more

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Who You Gonna Call on Halloween?

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I was born in October, so from an early age fall has been my favorite season — the hot Texas weather begins to cool, leaves change, my birthday rolls around, and the holidays are in sight. And there is one holiday in particular that is near and dear to thousands of SWA Employees—Halloween. In my short time at Southwest I have heard countless stories about elaborate... read more

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#HalloWN 2013

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Like a creeping creature in an 80s horror flick, Halloween is right around the corner just waiting to startle and unnerve you.  Boo!  That means things are going to start getting a little spooky around Southwest and AirTran.  From haunted gates to ghoulish Customer Service Agents, here’s what you can expect to see on this most frightening of fetes.  And we promise there... read more

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Going Green: Relocation in the Green Nation

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Did you know that according to our last U.S. Census, about 12 percent of Americans move every year?  With that many people moving, there are a number of opportunities to implement greener practices when relocating. Here are some tips to "eco-boost" your next move: Utilize reusable bins when moving. This will help you organize your items, and the bins can be reused as... read more

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Party of One: Thoughts on Solo Travel

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I don’t think I fully appreciated the joys of traveling on my own until one early morning in Costa Rica when I realized, I just ate cookies before breakfast. Me, a responsible wife, mom, and exhorter of nutritional standards, had just eaten packaged cookies at 6 a.m. and asked for more. What got into me? I had been nervous before leaving for my trip; I wasn’t used to... read more

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Recognizing National Disability Employment Awareness Month

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Southwest Airlines is proud to recognize National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).  In addition to recognizing the abilities of all of our Employees, we asked some of our Customers and Employees to share their personal experiences with Southwest Airlines. One of my main life lessons instilled by my family has been to give back, even in times when I might be... read more

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Terror-ific Stencils Are Back!

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Halloween is a BIG deal for us at Southwest Airlines. In order to get in the spirit of things, we thought it would be fun to share with you our oh-so-popular pumpkin stencils. Our pumpkin stencils are available for download here: Pumpkin Stencils.   Have fun with them and share your pumpkin photos with us on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #HalloWN and #SWAPic Best... read more

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Southwest Employees Help Raise Money for Kidd’s Kids

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Imagine what your life would be like if you had never gone on a vacation before.  Your days are consumed with doctor’s appointments, and you’ve never even had the chance to step on a plane. When Kidd Kraddick, a syndicated radio personality, first came to Southwest in 2007 asking for our support of his organization, Kidd’s Kids, we knew it would be special.  Since... read more

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