Post

Archive for February, 2014

Always Give, Always Care, and Always Serve

By:

As a native Atlantan, I come from a family of givers.  I feel that it’s important to continue my family’s long tradition of helping in the community, both in terms of financial giving and volunteerism.  My personal motto is, “Always Give, Always Care, and Always Serve!” I am passionate about so many organizations in the Atlanta Community, but the Georgia Radio... read more

  • 5
  • 0

Southwest Airlines on the Big Screen!

By:

With the Oscars coming up on Sunday, we were thinking about all the great feature films we have  appeared in over the years.  See if you can guess six of the Blockbuster films Southwest Airlines has been featured in! Instead of peanuts on a flight, Brad Pitt took us out to the ball game for peanuts in this film based on a true story with Jonah Hill. When Chris Hemsworth... read more

  • 8
  • 0

Flashback Fridays: Name That Plane

By:

As any avgeek will tell you, the easiest way to identify an aircraft is its official FAA registration, or its “tail number.”  In absence of an official name, it’s the second most unique identifier for any bird, other than serial number assigned to it by the manufacturer. The numbers may look small and sometimes hard to read, but the foot-tall letters and numbers can be... read more

  • 6
  • 0

Southwest Airlines Introduces Mobile Boarding Pass to Two More Cities: Dallas and Houston

By:

At the end of 2013 we launched Mobile Boarding Pass for single passengers traveling on nonstop and direct Southwest Airlines-operated flights originating out of Austin, TX (AUS) as part of a pilot program.  We are excited to announce that we are moving forward and rolling this program out to two more cities, Dallas (DAL—Love Field) and Houston (HOU—Hobby) beginning... read more

  • 7
  • 2

A Most Admired Company

By:

When Southwest launched its first flight nearly 43 years ago, we set out to offer something very different.  There were giant competitors, and to get potential Customers to notice, Southwest had to disrupt their thinking about air travel.  A new way to fly was born. It was a revolution in commercial aviation.  It also was a revolution in how to build a Company—putting... read more

  • 18
  • 0

Southwest Airlines ‘One Square Mile: Texas’ Sneak Peek—The Montrose Section of Houston, TX

By:

Houston has the honor of being Texas' largest city, in addition to being the largest city in the southern United States.  Many Texans have a deep and complicated relationship with Houston.  By any standard, Houston is an incredible city that I happen to love. I spent many of my early days there, at my grandmother’s apartment on Broadway and Belfort—just a stone’s... read more

  • 5
  • 0

Going Green: The Great Green Outdoors

By:

The sun will come out tomorrow!  Warmer weather is on the horizon, so it’s the perfect time to say goodbye to the cold winter and get outside. Being the LUV airline, we fly to beautiful and sunny destinations that are perfect for exploring.   Here are a few activities and tips that are healthy for the environment and your impending spring fever: Happy Hiking: There are... read more

  • 4
  • 0

Surprise and Delight in Nashville: It Mattered

By:

This is a guest post from Southwest Customer Pamela McClure, whose simple “ask” of a Southwest Employee made the surprise of a lifetime a reality for her children. I had spent months planning a surprise trip to Walt Disney World for my family.  It would be my kids’ first time to the Magic Kingdom.  They were going to freak out when they found out they were missing a... read more

  • 13
  • 0

SWA Medical Transportation Grant Program: 33,000 Lives and Counting

By:

As Manager of the Southwest Airlines Medical Transportation Grant Program, I have the privilege of working on a program that has touched the lives of more than 33,000 patients and their families. Throughout the year, we receive numerous thank you notes from patients, doctors, and social workers.  And while every story is special, this year, the story of Toby Shaw has... read more

  • 6
  • 2

Flashback Fridays: Esquire Magazine Creates Iconic Southwest Image

By:

Back in early 1974, Southwest Airlines had finally cleared an annual profit, but remained relatively unknown outside of Texas.  We were still only flying to our original three cities with three airplanes, but it didn’t go completely unnoticed. Forty years ago this month, Southwest entered the national media spotlight when one of our original 1971 Flight Attendants, Sandra... read more

  • 10
  • 0