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K10: Resilient New Orleans

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I remember the day like it was yesterday - Hurricane Katrina had made landfall in New Orleans and was quickly devastating and destroying everything I knew about home. My house.  My grandparents’ house.  My high school. Favorite neighborhood park. Everything. Although I had moved away from New Orleans a year before the storm, it was absolutely devastating to watch my... read more

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Campus Reach: Family is just a Flight Away

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Campus Reach internships regularly open the doors to learning, friendship, and fulltime jobs. But in my case, it also opened doors to love, healing, and the chance to serve my family in a way I never expected. When I heard the news that I landed an internship in the Diversity & Inclusion Department at Southwest Airlines, I was thrilled. I drove the 1,702 miles from my... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Bay to Breakers Race

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For several years in the early ‘90s, our Employees in the San Francisco Bay area and around the system had the chance to participate in the annual Bay to Breakers race, with Southwest serving as the official airline sponsor.  Early on a Sunday morning in May, more than 75,000 runners delighted thousands more spectators with the creative costumes they competed in.  Many... read more

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LUV Mail: Raising the Bar

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At Southwest, we’re raising the bar when it comes to Hospitality and Reliability.  Just ask Customer Ron Wilson, who recently had a very uplifting experience with some of our finest at our Detroit (DTW) Cargo Office.  If you ask DTW Freight Agent Sandy Tarrant, DTW Ramp Agent Joe Toth, and DTW Ramp Agent Mac Macintosh though, they say it’s all in a day’s work. Ron... read more

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Employee Stories: From NASA to SWA

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A lot of our Southwest Employees have had previous lives and interesting experiences prior to joining the LUV airline. But for HOU First Officer Kevin Kregel, his time before joining the Southwest Family was literally out of this world. Kevin worked for NASA from 1990 to 2003 before starting at Southwest, logging 52 days in space. The Cradle of Aviation Museum in Long... read more

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Southwest: The Magazine’s Reinvention of the American Drive-In

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I never thought I’d have a bucket list of movie venues. Not movies, but the places you see movies. But then, when we started work on this month’s issue, that list presented itself. I mean, seeing Jaws in an inner tube? While fake sharks swim around? I’m in, literally. Or catching a flick on an aircraft carrier, a stone’s throw from midtown Manhattan? Or at the... read more

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