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Disaster Relief in Nepal

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As a member of the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program, an AmeriCares Annual Emergency Response Partner, and Corporate Sponsor of both Team Rubicon and All Hands Network, Southwest Airlines proudly provides proactive and ongoing support, helping enable these organizations to respond immediately to the needs of those affected by disasters at home and worldwide,... read more

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We’re Hiring 500 Ramp Agents!

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If you love working outdoors, and are looking for more than just a “job,” Southwest Airlines is looking for you. We’re hiring 500 Ramp Agents to provide our famous Southwest Hospitality by handling cargo and baggage service, directing and servicing aircraft, and performing related activities on the airport ramp. Full disclosure: the Ramp isn’t the place for the faint... read more

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Loyalty Knows No Bounds!

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Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards took home Freddie Awards for Best Redemption Ability, Best Airline Customer Service and Best Loyalty Credit Card at InsideFlyer magazine’s 27th annual Freddie Awards ceremony in Atlanta on April 30. The Freddie Awards, which began as a small recognition program in 1988, has now evolved into the most prestigious member-generated awards... read more

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An Honor of Service and Sacrifice

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This post is written by First Officer Douglas Carroll, a former Navy Diver, advocate for the Navy Diver Foundation and Southwest Pilot.  He attended a POW Medal ceremony in Washington, D.C., where Southwest Airlines played a significant role. After 30 years, six heroes were awarded the Navy Prisoner of War Medal by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus at a private ceremony in... read more

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Southwest and Honeywell: Bringing You a Great Flight!

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You climb onboard a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737, take your seat and buckle in for a safe and comfortable ride. Maybe you’re on your way to an important business meeting, to a favorite vacation spot, to grandma’s house or to that very special place called home. So sit back, relax and enjoy a great flight, brought to you by a top airline and made possible by technology... read more

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Southwest: The Magazine’s April Freedom Story … Jon Acuff

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Whether he’s in front of a room of college students or sitting on a Southwest Airlines plane, New York Times best-selling author Jon Acuff loves talking to people. His books—Quitter, Start, and his latest release, Do Over—all support his mission of helping people enjoy the work they do, and he often finds inspiration for his writing in the people around him. Jon travels... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Florida One

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This week marks the fifth anniversary of Florida One joining the fleet as our eighth flagship aircraft on April 23rd, 2010.  The 737-700 serves as our high-flying tribute to the Sunshine State and the 4,300+ Employees that call Florida home. Similar to the other flagship aircraft in the now fleet of 10, Florida One is a 110’ long depiction of the state’s flag.  46... read more

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The Destination Dragons Tour Experience

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This post is guest written by Kate Depetro, who won a seat on the Imagine Dragons Destination Dragons Tour on the Ellen Show. If you were to ask me how I won, I would tell you the stars aligned. If you were to ask me if I knew what was about to happen, I would tell you I never dreamed of anything this big. My eyes glanced down at the sheet of paper with the Destination... read more

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We’re Two, Two Thankful to be TripAdvisor’s Favorite Airline…again

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I’m “two” excited to share the news. In the latest tribute to our incredible Employees and Customers, Southwest has been chosen as TripAdvisor’s Favorite Airline for the second consecutive year! This recognition means a lot, because loyalty like this is a direct result of Hospitality, setting us apart from the rest. Every vote came from an extra mile our Employees... read more

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Southwest Heart of the Community Program Makes Great Spaces in more Places!

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Happy Earth Day!  Every year, Southwest celebrates Earth Day in a variety of ways—recycling cans inflight, participating in clean-up projects in our communities, and planting new spring trees and flowers at home.  This year, in honor of Earth Day, we are proud to announce that the Southwest Heart of the Community Program is growing again! Since our launch in 2014,... read more

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