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Oh, The Places Southwest Has Taken Me

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When my children were younger, I loved to read them Oh, The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss.  Back then, I never imagined all the different places I’d go and opportunities I’d have by working at Southwest Airlines.  Most recently, I had the opportunity to volunteer with the Fireman Rob Foundation and help raise the spirits of sick children at Methodist Children’s... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Maintenance Moves Southwest

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Twenty-two years ago this month, our Maintenance (now Technical Operations) Department grew by 25 percent when the hangar doors of our fourth base (Phoenix) welcomed their first Boeings in October 1992. The 125,000 square-foot facility was built to expand our ability to keep our aircraft and ground service equipment in top-of-the-line order, while also representing our... read more

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Texas? Oklahoma? We don’t judge…

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We don’t judge, unless you’re pulling an 83,000-pound Southwest Airlines 737 aircraft half the length of a regulation football field!  On Thursday, at Southwest Airlines in Dallas, Employees put their game faces on for the annual Southwest Airlines Pigskin Plane Pull to kick off the TX/OU weekend! The event has taken place for thirteen consecutive years as Southwest... read more

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Flashback Friday: A LUVLines Look Around the System

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For over 40 years, LUVLines, our internal Employee magazine, has featured news from around the system while also showcasing the FUN we have both on and off the clock.  Our Flashback this week takes a look back at some of these features from the late summer of 1994. Taking the Plunge at ABQ With temperatures well in excess of 100, Albuquerque Employees look for creative... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Beating the Heat with FUNWEAR

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News Flash—it’s hot here in Dallas—and just about everywhere around the system right now as we approach the end of the dog days of summer.  So, for this week I thought it would be fun to take a look back at some uniforms designed to help beat the heat, as well as showcase our FUN-LUVing Attitudes. In 1986, our FUN FARES campaign debuted, offering Customers fares as... read more

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Giving from the Heart with Honduras Good Works

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On Wednesday, July 17, 105 Honduras Good Works Volunteers made their way to rooms at Clara Montana Retreat Center, 60 kilometers south of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.  This year marked my sixth time traveling to Honduras with my sons to volunteer.  While we come to Honduras to serve others, I’ve found that each trip I leave having received more than I have given, because of the... read more

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Living the Southwest Way: Outing to C.C. Young

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I am so fortunate to work at Southwest Airlines with Leaders and Cohearts who value serving others, enriching the community, and finding creative ways to accomplish that vision.  Recently, the Culture Services Department gave from the heart during an offsite Team meeting, at C.C. Young Senior Living – Senior Care here in Dallas. This project was organized by a... read more

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Our NoLimits Internship is Expanding

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You’re probably familiar with Southwest’s award-winning college internship program, NoLimits.  We’re excited to be in the early stages of a plan to expand the program into high schools, with the intent of giving students exposure to corporations, helping them see the value in staying in school, and possibly pursuing higher education. We’ve partnered with Education is... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Over the Hill Gang

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While compiling some photos of Rollin King, I came across several mentions of Lamar Muse being hired as our first CEO in early 1971, and his subsequent selection of a Leadership Team composed of several other industry veterans.  Lamar himself came from several other airlines, including American and Universal, and had made many connections during his time in the industry. ... read more

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Making Barron’s Wish an Incredible Journey

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At Southwest Airlines, we connect people to what’s important in their lives.  We LUV celebrations and making the ordinary, extraordinary.  This is a guest post by Juli McClave, wish granter and Volunteer Manager for Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington. To paraphrase Ralph Waldo Emerson, experiences are made by the journey, not the destination.  As a society that tends to... read more

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