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Southwest Spends a couple Days on the Hill

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This post is co-authored by Southwest Senior Business Consultant Bill Owen and Southwest Communications Specialist Sandy Nelson. What happens when you assemble a group of Southwest Airlines Employees in our nation’s capital to learn how to engage our elected officials on issues important to SWA?  The answer is … something wonderful! Earlier this month, we and 25... read more

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Pilots Lend a Hand at Young Eagles Rally

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I have always found wisdom in Ben Franklin's quotes. Two of my favorites are: "An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest," and "Tell me and I forget; teach me and I may remember; involve me and I learn."  Thanks to those that encouraged me to learn by doing, I now have the amazing opportunity to help youngsters stoke the fire of their own curiosity and give... read more

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An Artist’s Discovery

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This guest post from Illinois high schooler Hannah Munson originally appeared in the July 2014 edition of our onboard magazine, Spirit.  Southwest Airlines has proudly supported the Congressional Art Competition for 13 consecutive years.  In 2014, 370 congressional offices participated in the Congressional Art Competition.  Southwest donated complimentary airfare to more... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Puttin’ on the ‘Ritz

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Earlier this week, we learned about our LUV Seat repurposing efforts, which utilize leather from our Spirit cabin interiors for a variety of items benefiting communities around the world.  These materials became available as our fleet was modernized with our new Evolve interior starting in early 2012. While our LUV Seat efforts see former seat covers turning into new... read more

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Repurpose with Purpose: Southwest Airlines Takes Sustainability to the Next Level

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Today Southwest Airlines is excited to launch LUV Seat: Repurpose with Purpose, our Company’s newest global sustainability initiative that will upcycle the used leather seat coverings from the Evolve retrofit into brand new products that support local communities.  Through the initiative's pilot program, the products will benefit communities in Kenya, Malawi, and the... read more

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A Push Toward Education: Southwest Hosts Operation Push Foundation

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Walk through the door of Umphrey Lee Elementary School, and you know you’re in a special place.  The Principle, Tondolyn Mosley, and staff have created a warm, safe, and inspiring environment in an area of Dallas that could use a lot more of that.  I became involved with Umphrey Lee through Adopt-A-Pilot and met a very special member of the community named Daiquari Wilson,... read more

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National Picnic Month: Southwest’s Top Ten Picnic Destinations

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I like to picnic every chance I get—which mostly depends on the Texas weather.  If it’s not raining or at 150 percent humidity level, a few Fellow Interns and I take our lunch breaks on the Headquarters’ “deck” for some good ole’ plane watching and sunshine.  And, we’re not the only ones!  Southwest is extremely familiar with picnicking, as it incorporates two... read more

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Celebrating Freedom on Different Levels

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Southwest Airlines proudly sponsors the Yellow Ribbon Fund, which provides services like car rentals, hotel rooms, and caregiver outings to injured service members and their families while they are receiving treatment and recovering in the Washington, DC, area at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. Our nation’s military families... read more

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Swing by a Southwest Porch

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It’s summertime, so we should get outside and take advantage of the warm weather and sun rays!  Spend the day at a local park and—if you happen to be in Atlanta, Dallas, or New York City—swing by a Southwest Porch!  Each of our Porches offer comfortable seating and FUN perks, nesting in a local park, ready for you and friends and family to enjoy. Park Tavern, Atlanta,... read more

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Be GLAAD: Moving Understanding and Acceptance Forward

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As President and CEO of GLAAD, I can say without exaggeration that working fulltime for LGBT equality has been the most rewarding experience of my career.  But what I've also learned is that hard work and collaboration are key.  Allies are key to moving understanding and acceptance forward. Sarah Kate Ellis and her family Each and every day, GLAAD works with companies,... read more

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