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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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Flashback Fridays: Over the Hill Gang

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While compiling some photos of Rollin King, I came across several mentions of Lamar Muse being hired as our first CEO in early 1971, and his subsequent selection of a Leadership Team composed of several other industry veterans.  Lamar himself came from several other airlines, including American and Universal, and had made many connections during his time in the industry. ... read more

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Making Barron’s Wish an Incredible Journey

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At Southwest Airlines, we connect people to what’s important in their lives.  We LUV celebrations and making the ordinary, extraordinary.  This is a guest post by Juli McClave, wish granter and Volunteer Manager for Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington. To paraphrase Ralph Waldo Emerson, experiences are made by the journey, not the destination.  As a society that tends to... read more

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Going Green: Five Surprising Recyclable Items

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At Southwest Airlines, we have established an onboard co-mingled recycling program that we are proud to report has diverted more than 12,500 tons of paper, plastic, aluminum, and cardboard from landfills into recycling facilities since August 2008.  That’s the weight of nearly 300 Boeing 737-700 aircraft! When they’re not on our canyon blue planes, many of our Customers... read more

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Southwest’s History: It’s not all about Planes

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In celebration of National Aviation Day, August 19, our Corporate Archiving Intern Anna Weinberger (pictured above on the right) shares her experience at a recent Aviation Archivist Summit event hosted at Southwest’s Headquarters in Dallas. As the Corporate Archiving Intern this summer, I have to confess something: I don’t know much about airplanes.  You want to discuss... read more

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Nonstop Love: Fast Lauderdale

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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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Happy National Roller Coaster Day!

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Today, August 16, happens to be National Roller Coaster Day, and here at Southwest Airlines with our Fun-LUVing, quirky side, we’ve certainly got a roller-coaster story for you!  Supply Chain Management Intern Jake Garbelotti shares his LUV of flying and LUV of roller coasters with us. Enjoy! “Balder” is Jake’s personal favorite! We all travel for different... read more

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BeCAUSE We Care

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Emergency Response Team and Friends, July 30th Volunteer Day They say that one flame can light a thousand candles.  It can start with one person’s passion, and in turn, have a ripple effect for the greater cause.  For three decades, Employees of Southwest Airlines have supported Community Partners of Dallas (CPD).  CPD supports Child Protective Services caseworkers in... read more

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Flashback Fridays: A Gate Goodbye

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A little over a year ago, the Love Field Modernization Program hit a historic milestone when the first 11 gates were opened in the beautiful new terminal. Our first Customers were welcomed on April 16, and just a few weeks later, 12 more gates were opened.  This modernization allowed us to move the majority of our operations from our home of almost 40 years in the old West... read more

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