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It’s All in the Family at Southwest Airlines!

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As Southwest Airlines Employees, we consider our Coworkers as Family, drawn together by our common Purpose and Vision. But there are some Employees who are linked by more than that—they’re united by the branches of their family tree. In honor of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day today, here are some Southwest Airlines Employees who “brought” their sons or... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Love Events

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Prior to 1984, our official inflight magazine found in the 112 seatback pockets onboard our aircraft was known simply as Southwest Airlines Magazine, and it was published by Summit Publishing Company of San Antonio. While we didn’t pay for the publication (the publisher earned revenue from the advertisements within,) it did feature Southwest-generated content providing a... read more

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Flashback Fridays: 41 Years of ‘The Last’ Chili Cookoff

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In Texas, Chili is taken pretty seriously.  There will always be the debate—beans or no beans, onions or no onions, spicy or mild, and the list goes on.  Despite your preference, you’ll find a little of it all at Southwest’s Annual Chili Cookoff. The irony is that the event that was only expected to happen once has now grown to be one of our longest-lived Culture... read more

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Flashback Friday: Being Admired for 20 Years

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This year, our Company once again appeared on FORTUNE Magazine’s coveted Most Admired list.  Described as “the definitive report card on corporate reputations” by the publisher, most companies would be happy to see their name appear just once somewhere on the list, and be ecstatic with a top-ten position. To be consistently recognized 20 years in a row is truly an... read more

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Lucky in LUV

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St. Patrick's Day is a holiday known for Leprechauns, shamrocks, parades, and all things Irish!  At Southwest Airlines, we take this holiday very seriously.  We literally have Leprechauns out and about all around the system! For example, our Ground Operations Department is doing an Employee contest called, “Flat Pat,” where locations across the system take pictures of a... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Games of LUV

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From time to time, factors often beyond any of our control may cause our Customers to spend a little more time at the airport or on one of our planes than expected.  Over the years, our Employees have created various songs, games, and trivia contests to keep our Customers engaged and help spread the Southwest Culture. After many years of these activities being passed... read more

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Southwest Women Lead on the Ground and in the Skies

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At Southwest Airlines, we’re proud of our talented women Employees who have made history not only at Southwest, but in the aviation industry as a whole.  During Women’s History Month, we salute the many women who are blazing trails all over the globe and right here in our corner of the world. Colleen Barrett, Southwest Airlines’ President Emeritus In 2001, Colleen... read more

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iJustine Dances Her Way to SXSW

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This past weekend, we had the opportunity to fly Web personality and YouTube superstar, iJustine to the South by Southwest events in Austin, Texas.  Justine let me know that one of her dreams has always been to dance on a plane, and here at Southwest, we like helping make dreams come true.  With the help of our awesome Las Vegas-Austin Crew, we were able to make one very... read more

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Flashback Fridays: The Crescent City

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If you’ve flown around the system over the past few days, you may have noticed some Customers adorned with festive colorful beads and hats, sharing stories of an experience like no other.  Some may have even had such a good time that their recollection of events remains rather fuzzy. But there is a good chance they just came from our first destination outside of the... read more

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Young LUV

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I’ve never met Yisrael Wealcatch, but I like him already.  This young man loves Southwest Airlines.  I mean … LOVES Southwest Airlines!  So much so, that when his parents planned to redecorate his room, all Yisrael wanted was a Southwest Airlines airplane on his wall.   Yes, I think it’s fair to say that I like Yisrael.  Maybe it’s because Yisrael reminds... read more

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