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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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Flashback Fridays: Closing the Triangle

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It’s pretty well known that our first three cities were Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, which was referred to as the “Golden Triangle” between the three major Texas cities. Rollin’s first venture in the airline world, his Wild Goose Flying Service, also operated exclusively within the Lone Star State, but much smaller locations that proved to be unsustainable to for... read more

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Developing Southwest Airlines Operational Leaders

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Southwest Airlines’ Emerging Leader Development Program (ELDP) is opening its doors to high potential Leaders, with a drive to work in Southwest Operations.  ELDP is an 18-month job rotational program consisting of on-the-job training, with an emphasis in Leadership Development.  During the course of the program, participants work as Supervisors in their host locations in... read more

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T-Minus 154 Days to International, Oct. Additions, & Nov./Dec. 2015 Schedule

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Houston, we’re fixin’ to have liftoff! On October 15, 2015, Southwest is going to put the International back into William P. Hobby International Airport! Plus, we’ve extended the schedule through the incredibly busy November/December time period, with lots of associated changes.  So much cool news ... read on! International Houston’s awesome new International... read more

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eBooks Take Flight

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Thanks to Southwest’s partnership with Global Eagle Entertainment and Kobo, our basket of complimentary inflight products is expanding. Southwest Customers can now enjoy complimentary access to hundreds of digital publications from Kobo’s world-class digital reading platform via the inflight entertainment portal. The reading platform includes full books and extended... read more

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