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Archive for April, 2014

Celebrating World Wish Day

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Today is a special day.  Today we celebrate World Wish Day.  You probably know of Make-A-Wish and their mission—to grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. I’ve had the great blessing of becoming more involved with Make-A-Wish over the past couple of years by serving on their National Board of Directors. Make-A-Wish and Southwest Airlines have... read more

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Going Green: Five Tips for a Green Garden

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This post was authored by Communication and Outreach Intern Christine Cermak. Ever heard of the saying “April showers bring May flowers”?  We’ve had some rain in April, but drought is still present across most of the United States.  Check out these green gardening tips to be sure that your garden is environmentally friendly and helps to conserve water: Reuse... read more

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Nat Geo Photographer Joel Sartore Helps You Take Better Travel Pics

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In the April issue of Spirit we caught up with photographer Joel Sartore, who gave readers five fail-safe tips for sharpening their picture-taking skills. Below, he tells you what you need to know about snapping shots on the go. Do the rules for good photographs change when traveling? No matter where you’re shooting, at home or on the road, you’ll need good light, great... read more

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A Star Amongst Them

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At Southwest Airlines we connect.  We connect People to what’s important in their lives, and we connect to one another as Cohearts systemwide.  We also connect in the community – to the hundreds of organizations that champion causes that matter most in the communities we serve. And while the American Repertory Theater, widely known as the “A.R.T.,” based in... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Indianapolis Welcomes SWA

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This April marks the 25th year of Southwest service into Indianapolis. As our 27th destination, service was initially composed of 11 daily departures to St. Louis and Detroit City Airport. A hallmark of our entry into new markets has always been a reduction in fares, and Indianapolis was no exception.  Compared to the $189.00 fares traditionally offered by other airlines to... read more

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A Special Treat for a Special Little Guy

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This is guest blog post from Stacy Johnson, mother of Ayden, a Kidd’s Kids family who experienced the trip of a lifetime to Disney World in 2012.   Southwest is the official airline of Kidd’s Kids, providing travel for chronically ill and/or physically challenged children to an all-expense paid vacation to Walt Disney World in Florida. As a mother of three, we are... read more

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It’s All in the Family at Southwest Airlines!

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As Southwest Airlines Employees, we consider our Coworkers as Family, drawn together by our common Purpose and Vision. But there are some Employees who are linked by more than that—they’re united by the branches of their family tree. In honor of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day today, here are some Southwest Airlines Employees who “brought” their sons or... read more

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Going Green: Five Egg-cellent Things to Do with Easter Leftovers

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Holidays are a great time to for us celebrate with family and friends, as well as a great opportunity to maintain a green filter to make sure that we are reusing and recycling as many items as we can.  As with many other holidays, Easter celebrations can have extra items left over that can be used for a variety of other purposes.  Here are some ways that you can reuse some... read more

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Greening up the Blue Planet

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I serve as president and CEO of Earth Day Network, and as you might guess from the name of our organization, a healthy Earth is the place we LUV the most. That’s why we work with select corporate sponsors like Southwest Airlines to provide civic engagement opportunities at the local, state, national, and global levels.  One of the core principles shared by Southwest and EDN... read more

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Southwest Employees Off the Clock: Sealed with a Kisa

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At Southwest, we are known for our unique Culture and Fun-LUVing Employees.  And believe me when I say that they are as interesting off the clock as they are when they are working!  In fact, we often spotlight Employees and their hobbies in our Employee magazine, LUVLines.  Meet Pam! Pam Graham Finance Business Process Consultant I have rescued greyhounds for a long time;... read more

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