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Archive for January, 2014

Flashback Fridays: Message to the Field

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Communicating openly and often has always been an expectation for our Southwest Leaders.  When the Company first started, long before the countless means of digital communication we all rely on today, it was still small enough to have face-to-face conversations with just about everyone. In fact, it wouldn’t have been uncommon to see Lamar Muse or Rollin King at one of the... read more

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DEN vs. SEA: Who’s got Super Southwest Spirit?

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Here at Southwest, we LUV our fellow Employees, but that doesn’t mean we don’t also love a good challenge. This weekend’s “Big Game” presents the perfect opportunity for two of our cities to show their Team Spirit. As a result, our Denver and Seattle Teams took to decorating their ticket counters in an effort to show who has the most spirit for their hometown team,... read more

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Dreaming Big with Southwest Airlines

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This is a guest post from Patricia Whittemore, Marketing Professional and Green Fitnesspreneur, who won the Cocktail Napkin business concept challenge during last September’s Southwest-sponsored Denver Startup Week. I think of myself as an innovative marketing professional who is passionate about fitness and sustainability.  I always thought it would be great to meld my... read more

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Southwest Bringing New Service & More Low Fares to Washington, D.C.

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Southwest Airlines is excited to announce that we have successfully purchased of 54 slots—allowing 27 additional daily fights—in a blind auction, which will allow us to provide additional competition to Washington D.C.’s downtown airport, Reagan National (DCA). Southwest’s Chairman President, & CEO Gary Kelly had this to say about the successful transaction: ... read more

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A Huge ‘Gracias’ from a Partner in Puerto Rico

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This is a guest post from Brandi Hale, Executive Director, Puerto Rico Ronald McDonald House, which was one of the eight recipients of the 2013 LUV Classic. Gracias from your friends at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Puerto Rico (Fundacion Infantil Ronald McDonald).  When we received the news that we would be a recipient of the Southwest Airlines 2013 LUV Classic,... read more

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Southwest Airlines ‘One Square Mile: Texas’ Sneak Peek – Silverton, TX

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This week the Southwest Sneak Peek takes us to the tiny Texas panhandle town of Silverton, which is exactly one square mile. Silverton is a close-knit community, and living there means a 45-minute journey to the grocery store, and a 90-minute drive to the nearest hospital.  In other words, it’s a town in the middle of nowhere.  Silverton survives because of the strong... read more

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Going Green: Ten on Tuesday

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Each week on Going Green we post ideas and steps that we can all take to live and work green, conserve, and recycle. One of the topics we cover often provides advice on cleaning up litter to prevent garbage from getting into our water sources.  By finding ways to recycle items rather than fill up landfills, we beautify the places we live and work. But as Southwest... read more

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Top Ten Ways that We Have FUN at Southwest!

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Though we all come from different backgrounds and corners of the world, we all seem to share one thing – a LUV of Fun!  Whether we’re working behind the scenes at Headquarters or serving Customers in the terminals and in the sky, a Fun-LUVing personality is part of our job description. In honor of January 28th being “National Have Fun at Work Day”, here are some of... read more

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January 2014 Southwest Star of the Month: Diana Barth

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The word “star” has a wide variety of definitions. You may think of people who shine on the silver screen, sing the latest Top 40 hits, dance the cha-cha, or all three. But at Southwest Airlines, people like Diana Barth are the ones who truly shine. After more than 23 years as an Employee with the LUV airline, Diana’s Fun-LUVing Attitude, Warrior Spirit, and Servant’s... read more

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Southwest Airlines Big Game Headquarters

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Are you in NYC for the Big Game? Make sure and stop by the Southwest Porch at Bryant Park–your ultimate Southwest Airlines Big Game Headquarters amidst the football frenzy. Whether you are rooting for one team or the other, there will be much to cheer about at the Southwest Porch. Warm yourself by the fire, put your feet up, play a little football trivia and sip a tall one... read more

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