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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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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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Ahhh … That New Plane Smell!

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There’s nothing like the smell of “new”—new houses, new cars, and of course, new airplanes! I was recently able to join two dozen of my Southwest Family Members in picking up one of our brand-new 737-800s from our friends and partners at Boeing.   It was one of the most exciting and FUN experiences of my 35 years in this industry! There’s more to picking up one... read more

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Going Green: Reducing Your Impact and Making a Difference

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I recently volunteered at the Texas Tree Foundation with my fellow interns, and it really reaffirmed for me how important it is to be aware of the world around us and the importance of our natural resources … like trees!  According to Urban Forestry Network, a single acre of a forest absorbs up to 2.5 tons of carbon every year.  I had the opportunity to help care for young... read more

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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Signing of the Civil Rights Act

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This week the Civil Rights Summit was held at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act.  If you ask why the Johnson Library, then you don’t realize that when President Johnson was a United States Senator from Texas, he voted against every civil rights bill that came his way. ... read more

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A Day in the Life of a Southwest 737

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This article by John Harrell, with photos by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren, was a special to Airchive.com that was published April 4, 2014. It’s still dark in Seattle at 5:00 a.m. as passengers check in for early-morning departures.  But one of Southwest Airlines’ most hardworking employees, about to begin a 14-hour workday, has already been waiting here at Sea-Tac Airport since... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Love Events

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Prior to 1984, our official inflight magazine found in the 112 seatback pockets onboard our aircraft was known simply as Southwest Airlines Magazine, and it was published by Summit Publishing Company of San Antonio. While we didn’t pay for the publication (the publisher earned revenue from the advertisements within,) it did feature Southwest-generated content providing a... read more

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A Dream in the Making

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All across the country each year, Southwest Airlines Pilots volunteer their time to participate in the Southwest Airlines Adopt-a-Pilot Program.  The program educates fifth-grade students through aviation-themed activities related to science, geography, math, writing, and other core subjects.  Nine years ago, I was one of those students sitting in the classroom.  At that... read more

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