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Southwest and the East Oakland Youth Development Center

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At the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC), we serve a population that doesn’t have access beyond their own community within the City of Oakland and rarely gets an opportunity to dream of the possibilities that exist beyond.  Since 2008, Southwest has allowed us to take our young people on a five-day journey to New York, where students see a diverse range of... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Beating the Heat with FUNWEAR

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News Flash—it’s hot here in Dallas—and just about everywhere around the system right now as we approach the end of the dog days of summer.  So, for this week I thought it would be fun to take a look back at some uniforms designed to help beat the heat, as well as showcase our FUN-LUVing Attitudes. In 1986, our FUN FARES campaign debuted, offering Customers fares as... read more

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Giving from the Heart with Honduras Good Works

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On Wednesday, July 17, 105 Honduras Good Works Volunteers made their way to rooms at Clara Montana Retreat Center, 60 kilometers south of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.  This year marked my sixth time traveling to Honduras with my sons to volunteer.  While we come to Honduras to serve others, I’ve found that each trip I leave having received more than I have given, because of the... read more

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Southwest Airlines introduces State-of-the-Art Listening Center!

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Southwest Airlines has long been regarded as a pioneer in the social media space, and our Social Media Team has been recognized in many ways for embracing social technologies. As we continue to evolve as a leading social business, we continue to look for new and innovative ways to connect with our Customers. The new, state-of-the-art Listening Center symbolizes our... read more

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Going Green: Green Your Football Season

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Are you ready for some football?  I know I sure am! One of my favorite things about fall—besides cooler weather—is football season, because I LUV cheering on my favorite teams to victory each week (the Green Bay Packers and the University of Georgia Bulldogs)! Here are a few tips to use that will help you score a GREEN touchdown this football season: Throw a flag when... read more

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Southwest Airlines Contest: Enter for a chance to win a “Dog Days of LUV” prize package for you and your furry friend!

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With National Dog Day on August 26 and the “dog days of summer” quickly coming to a close, what better way to celebrate than with a “Dog Days of LUV” photo contest of pets on vacation! Between August 26 and September 5, 2014, enter Southwest Airline’s “Dog Days of LUV” contest by submitting an original photo of your pet on vacation via Twitter or Instagram using... read more

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Nonstop Love: Nash in a Flash

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Beginning October 13, Dallas Love Field is FREE!  The restrictions of the Wright Amendment will be gone, ushering in nonstop destinations that span from coast to coast.  Southwest has been counting down the years and weeks (literally—we have a billboard at the Love Field entrance and a countdown clock in our Headquarters lobby) until we can say, “Goodbye, Wright... read more

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MARCH 2015 BASE SCHEDULE AVAILABLE!

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Happy Monday!  Got a Spring Break trip you (or your friends or family) have been wanting to plan?  We’ve now got you covered—Southwest’s schedule is now available for reservations out through April 6, 2015. The schedule is, as usual, fully reoptimized based on expected weather-related, block time variations and includes lots of capacity changes to handle the SBS... read more

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Living the Southwest Way: Outing to C.C. Young

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I am so fortunate to work at Southwest Airlines with Leaders and Cohearts who value serving others, enriching the community, and finding creative ways to accomplish that vision.  Recently, the Culture Services Department gave from the heart during an offsite Team meeting, at C.C. Young Senior Living – Senior Care here in Dallas. This project was organized by a... read more

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Our NoLimits Internship is Expanding

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You’re probably familiar with Southwest’s award-winning college internship program, NoLimits.  We’re excited to be in the early stages of a plan to expand the program into high schools, with the intent of giving students exposure to corporations, helping them see the value in staying in school, and possibly pursuing higher education. We’ve partnered with Education is... read more

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