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Flashback Fridays: One of the Originals

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One of the best ways to learn about our history is from People who were directly involved.  Each day, Employees from every department are hard at work creating tomorrow's "history."  But how many people can actually say they were there on day one in 1971?  This week we celebrate Original Employee Dan Johnson who—after a career spanning five decades—starts the next... read more

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Introducing Our New Triple Crown One

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I’m happy to report aircraft N409WN has emerged from the paint hangar in Spokane as Southwest's new Triple Crown One specialty plane, featuring both its original #1 heart medallion, along with our new Heart branding on its tail. Originally introduced on June 9, 1997, Triple Crown One was dedicated to the Employees of Southwest Airlines responsible for achieving five annual... read more

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A Very Special Birthday Wish for Caleb

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What is the craziest thing you’ve ever wished for? For Caleb Yao, son of Southwest First Officer Hans Yao, his wish was that for his sixth birthday he could get 10,000 model planes. What’s even more unbelievable? To date, he’s received more than 250 planes. Caleb’s birthday wish came during a particularly hard time for him and his family. Caleb’s mother, Karen, was... read more

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Southwest: The Magazine’s Our Star for May … Darrin Marks

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Darrin Marks started at Southwest Airlines 19 years ago.  After receiving a warm welcome to the Company and experiencing its legendary Culture, he knew he was at home. Darrin brings his expert knowledge about aircraft structures to his role as a Maintenance Supervisor and works closely with Southwest’s Phoenix-based Mechanics to ensure that planes are ready for takeoff. ... read more

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Flying into My Mother’s Footsteps

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My mother, Ellen Wester, has been a Southwest Flight Attendant for 35 years.  I always tell people I've been flying since before I was born, because that's the truth! I am so thankful to have a mother that taught me to be kind, work hard, and to always follow The Golden Rule, much like the values that are ingrained in every Southwest Employee—mine just started a little bit... read more

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Flashback Friday: Flight Attendant Uniforms

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During my time as the Archiving Intern at Southwest I have learned my fair share of history and an incredible amount of information about the Company that I LUV.  While browsing through countless pictures and News Releases, one of my favorite subjects became our wonderful Hostesses, who are now referred to as Flight Attendants. When looking back through the history of... read more

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We’re Hiring 500 Ramp Agents!

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If you love working outdoors, and are looking for more than just a “job,” Southwest Airlines is looking for you. We’re hiring 500 Ramp Agents to provide our famous Southwest Hospitality by handling cargo and baggage service, directing and servicing aircraft, and performing related activities on the airport ramp. Full disclosure: the Ramp isn’t the place for the faint... read more

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Southwest: The Magazine’s April Star … Cecil Medina

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Although raking leaves with your dad doesn’t typically fall into the category of life-changing events, First Officer Cecil Medina was in the middle of yard work when his dad first asked where he wanted to go to college. His father’s next question was: “How are you going to pay for it?” The unexpected reality check was the start of a journey that would lead Cecil to the... read more

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Happy National Siblings Day!

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Today, April 10, is National Sibling Day! To celebrate, we spoke to some of our awesome Southwest siblings about why they love working with their family at Southwest Airlines: Mallory Pyles & Chelsea Ridley Older sister Chelsea began working at Southwest Airlines as a Customer Relations Representative in October 2009, and her younger sister Mallory joined her in the... read more

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Capt. Nancy Martin-Belitz on Empowering Youth through Adopt-A-Pilot

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Southwest Airlines is proud to celebrate Women’s History Month. We are passionate about empowering women all year long. Below is a post by Captain Nancy Martin-Belitz about how she empowers youth, and how she inspires those in her community.  Nancy in a Fall Travel Ad Amelia Earhart tells us the most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. ... read more

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