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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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Internal Customer Care is a “Cool Job!”

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I don’t know many Southwest Employees who don’t feel like a member of the Southwest Family.  Our Family is never truer than when we face a significant life moment or something that requires a little TLC.  When I had surgery, receiving a Southwest blanket and heart pillow brightened my day and made me feel better!  These little bits of comfort came from the Internal... read more

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A Southwest Hero

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When we heard that FORTUNE was looking for an Employee to feature in their article "Heroes of the FORTUNE 500 list," we knew we’d have plenty of great choices. The person had to be someone who had performed extraordinary acts of bravery, charity, ingenuity, or selflessness—transforming their communities (and often the lives of total strangers) in the process. It wasn’t... read more

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