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The Dream Team: Southwest Airlines and One Man’s Football Fantasy

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This guest post from Christian France originally appeared in the May 2015 edition of Southwest: The Magazine.  January 18, 1976: the day the Dallas Cowboys faced the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl X. I was 5 years old, and with 50 cents in hand I told my dad, “I’ll take the guys with the stars, and you take the guys with the diamonds!” I lost my first bet but... read more

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Helping the Helpers: When Disaster Strikes

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With the earthquake in Nepal, violent spring thunderstorms, tornadoes, and widespread flooding in the U.S., the need for long-term massive response is growing. All of Southwest Airlines’ disaster preparedness and response partners have been activated, and resources are in high demand.  While we support American Red Cross, Team Rubicon, All Hands Network, and... read more

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Dear Colleen Barrett—Sincerely, Colleen Barrett

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Bright-eyed and innovative NoLimits Interns have been a welcome addition to Southwest every semester since 2001.  While it is common for Interns to have parents or other relatives who work for the Company, we were delighted to discover a Southwest connection for one Intern this summer that dates all the way back to the first grade!  Colleen Barrett, currently an Employment... read more

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Remembering Our Heroes

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Southwest proudly sponsors Honor Flight Network and donated more than $20,000 in air travel for nearly 50 Lone Eagle Veterans and their guardians to participate in a special Honor Flight and V.E. Day 70th Anniversary commemoration events in Washington, D.C. The events in early May included a massive flyover of WWII aircraft and a ceremony at the WWII Memorial, during which... read more

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Flashback Fridays: One of the Originals

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One of the best ways to learn about our history is from People who were directly involved.  Each day, Employees from every department are hard at work creating tomorrow's "history."  But how many people can actually say they were there on day one in 1971?  This week we celebrate Original Employee Dan Johnson who—after a career spanning five decades—starts the next... read more

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Introducing Our New Triple Crown One

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I’m happy to report aircraft N409WN has emerged from the paint hangar in Spokane as Southwest's new Triple Crown One specialty plane, featuring both its original #1 heart medallion, along with our new Heart branding on its tail. Originally introduced on June 9, 1997, Triple Crown One was dedicated to the Employees of Southwest Airlines responsible for achieving five annual... read more

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A Historic Day in Houston

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Cancún,  Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos, Belize City, Puerto Vallarta, San José, Mexico City, Montego Bay, Liberia… What do these cities have in common?  We announced last week that we will serve all of these destinations out of our brand new international terminal in Houston starting in October.  Tickets to all of these international routes from Houston are now for sale on... read more

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Southwest: The Magazine’s Freedom Story for May . . . Karla Perez-Larragoite

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As the national director of gaming for Cintas, Karla Perez-Larragoite oversees a team that designs and implements uniform programs for casinos. Although she frequently works in Las Vegas, she also trains and mentors team members across the country. Thanks to Southwest Airlines’ flight schedule, maintaining those relationships is easy. Even in the air, Karla can keep in... read more

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Gary Kelly on the 2014 Southwest Airlines One Report

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There are so many reasons that I am proud to work for Southwest Airlines.  As a 29-year Employee, Southwest has become like a second home and an extended Family to me.  And, I know many of our Employees feel the same way.  Of all the 29 years I’ve been at Southwest, I can’t remember a time when I’ve been more proud than right now, on the heels of one of our most... read more

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It’s show time! Rapid Rewards has a big new partner—ScoreBig.com

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Southwest is proud to announce our newest Rapid Rewards partner, ScoreBig™. As a Rapid Rewards Member, you can now earn points on ticket purchases for the hottest games and shows nationwide. ScoreBig allows Rapid Rewards Members to buy great tickets to their favorite sports, concerts, or Broadway shows, and earn points that can be used to book their next vacation. Members... read more

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