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The Dream Team: Southwest Airlines and One Man’s Football Fantasy

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This guest post from Christian France originally appeared in the May 2015 edition of Southwest: The Magazine.  January 18, 1976: the day the Dallas Cowboys faced the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl X. I was 5 years old, and with 50 cents in hand I told my dad, “I’ll take the guys with the stars, and you take the guys with the diamonds!” I lost my first bet but... read more

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Helping the Helpers: When Disaster Strikes

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With the earthquake in Nepal, violent spring thunderstorms, tornadoes, and widespread flooding in the U.S., the need for long-term massive response is growing. All of Southwest Airlines’ disaster preparedness and response partners have been activated, and resources are in high demand.  While we support American Red Cross, Team Rubicon, All Hands Network, and... read more

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Remembering Our Heroes

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Southwest proudly sponsors Honor Flight Network and donated more than $20,000 in air travel for nearly 50 Lone Eagle Veterans and their guardians to participate in a special Honor Flight and V.E. Day 70th Anniversary commemoration events in Washington, D.C. The events in early May included a massive flyover of WWII aircraft and a ceremony at the WWII Memorial, during which... 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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Leaders of Tomorrow? How About Leaders of Today.

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Southwest Airlines makes a positive difference in the Asian Pacific American community during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and throughout the year by supporting nonprofit organizations nationwide. This past week, I had the honor of hosting Asian Americans Advancing Justice’s second annual Youth Leadership Summit.  Seventeen bright, young Asian American and Pacific... read more

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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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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 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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Greening up Your April

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It is the true month of Green with both Arbor Day and Earth Day taking place  in April, so here are some great ways to make your spring more eco-friendly: De-junk Green – During spring cleaning, remember to recycle everything you can!  Donate old clothes and household items to second hand stores, or your favorite charity.  Take your old electronics to an e-cycling... read more

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Play Ball!

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Today is Opening Day, marking the official start of baseball season. This national celebration comes with smells of tailgating, concessions, and freshly groomed diamonds. Many cleats will step up to the plate with hopes to make the big plays and to live out bold moments. It brings willful expectations of big hearted fans, who wonder if their team has what it takes to make... read more

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