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Rakes, and Shovels, and Axes (Oh My!)

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They say Southwest isn’t your average internship. Little did I know what that entailed. On the morning of July 10, 75 Southwest Interns piled into cars and caravanned to the Elm Fork of the Trinity River in Dallas. (more...)

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BWI Shows Students ‘Without a Heart, it’s just a machine.’

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It's certainly true at Southwest Airlines that “Without a Heart, it’s just a machine.”  Twenty-four BWI Employees put their Heart into showing how they are more than just a 365-day operation. The Southwest BWI Employees served up a heaping amount of Hospitality by hosting 13 aviation-curious students from the First Baptist Church of Glenarden (FBCG) Aviation Career... read more

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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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