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Paying it Forward to West Africa

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Growing up in Ghana, West Africa, I faced many challenges.  I was lucky compared to most, especially since I was able to attend the university.  Now, as a Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant, I recognize that the opportunities I had at a young age helped me reach success. The challenges I faced growing up inspired me to help less fortunate kids in the neighborhood where... read more

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Flashback Fridays: A 500 with Scimitars?

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A few months ago our Name That Plane Flashback covered a few aircraft in our fleet with special registrations.  For many years, most of our -300 series aircraft registrations started with a 3, the -500s started with a 5, the -700s started with a 7, and usually ended with a SW or WN. The majority of our specialty registrations (outside of the traditional SWs and WNs) honor... read more

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Southwest Spends a couple Days on the Hill

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This post is co-authored by Southwest Senior Business Consultant Bill Owen and Southwest Communications Specialist Sandy Nelson. What happens when you assemble a group of Southwest Airlines Employees in our nation’s capital to learn how to engage our elected officials on issues important to SWA?  The answer is … something wonderful! Earlier this month, we and 25... read more

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Pilots Lend a Hand at Young Eagles Rally

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I have always found wisdom in Ben Franklin's quotes. Two of my favorites are: "An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest," and "Tell me and I forget; teach me and I may remember; involve me and I learn."  Thanks to those that encouraged me to learn by doing, I now have the amazing opportunity to help youngsters stoke the fire of their own curiosity and give... read more

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When a Ticket Means a Home

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Have you ever heard of a 45 miles per hour (mph) couch potato? A greyhound dog can reach speeds of 45 mph, the second fastest land animal behind the cheetah.  But after a quick sprint, that fast greyhound will find the nearest couch and settle in for hours.  After a racing greyhound has been retired from the track, there are numerous groups that work with the owners,... read more

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Southwest Employees Off the Clock: Picture Perfect

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At Southwest, we are known for our unique Culture and Fun-LUVing Employees.  And believe me when I say that they are as interesting off the clock as they are when they are working!  In fact, we often spotlight Employees and their hobbies in our Employee magazine, LUVLines.  Meet Bruce! Bruce Lee Fulk Columbus Ramp Agent I have drawn off and on all my life, but have never... read more

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Flashback Fridays: An Exclusive Speed Limit

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I have always wondered why the speed limit on our Corporate Campus is 18 miles per hour.  My math isn't always that great, and, initially I assumed it had something to do with a possible metric conversion or possibly some obscure city ordinance pertaining to parking lots. While there are many theories circulating, the true intent of this non-standard speed limit is primarily... read more

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Southwest Employees Share Their Servant’s Hearts

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Every June and November, Southwest Airlines Employees throughout the country grab their aprons and bring their culinary expertise to families at Ronald McDonald Houses for our Companywide dinners. I take great pride in working for a Company that supports such an amazing organization like the Ronald McDonald House.  I have coordinated and participated in every meal our... read more

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Behind the Faces of the Southwest Airlines One Report

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My Southwest story started on May 25, 2007, when I joined the Southwest Airlines Distribution Services Team.  For the past seven years, I’ve interacted regularly with folks from a variety of Departments, including the Communication and Outreach Team who leads the publication of the Southwest Airlines One Report, our Company's annual comprehensive report on our triple bottom... read more

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More than a Company—We’re a Family

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From the cockpit of a Boeing 737 to our Governmental Affairs office in Washington, D.C., Southwest Airlines Employees work in all kinds of places.  While each workspace is different, they all share one thing in common: our incredible Employees, who are the heart and soul of Southwest. Though we are spread across the country, we’re united through our Warrior Spirits,... read more

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