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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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A Very Special Birthday Wish for Caleb

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What is the craziest thing you’ve ever wished for? For Caleb Yao, son of Southwest First Officer Hans Yao, his wish was that for his sixth birthday he could get 10,000 model planes. What’s even more unbelievable? To date, he’s received more than 250 planes. Caleb’s birthday wish came during a particularly hard time for him and his family. Caleb’s mother, Karen, was... read more

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Southwest: The Magazine’s Our Star for May … Darrin Marks

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Darrin Marks started at Southwest Airlines 19 years ago.  After receiving a warm welcome to the Company and experiencing its legendary Culture, he knew he was at home. Darrin brings his expert knowledge about aircraft structures to his role as a Maintenance Supervisor and works closely with Southwest’s Phoenix-based Mechanics to ensure that planes are ready for takeoff. ... read more

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