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2012 Southwest Airlines One Report: Part 3 of People in Photos

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This is the fifth in a series of posts about our fourth annual integrated annual report, the 2012 Southwest Airlines One Report™, where we illustrate our triple bottomline approach that takes into account our Performance and productivity, the importance of our People and the Communities we serve, and our commitment to efficiency and the Planet. At Southwest Airlines, our... read more

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LUV in Fortune: A Kelleher Story

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Fortune Magazine is one of the most popular and esteemed business magazines in the world. In the current issue that’s on stands now, Fortune’s Jennifer Reingold talks to Herb about airline consolidation, the book he’s writing, and many other colorful topics! In the article, Fortune describes Herb as a rare bird: “an entrepreneur who managed to create a successful... read more

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The Feast: Where Hat-Makers Unite

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Tevye sang about it best. Tradition, tradition. Tradition! It’s what makes the holidays special and helps you look back at past memories with nostalgia. Like many Departments within Southwest Airlines, Culture and Communication has an annual Thanksgiving Feast filled with delicious potluck dishes and something that we believe adds a FUN touch—a Thanksgiving hat decorating... read more

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The Fun-LUVing People who Became Family

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I had my interview for Southwest Airlines the day after I moved to New Jersey from Syracuse, NY.  It seemed as if everything was working against me to get this job.  My phone interview was almost sabotaged by my cheek, after realizing that I was talking for almost two minutes while my phone was on mute.  Shelly, the one who interviewed me, thought it was funny... read more

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Peep Peep, Who’s Got the Keys to the Jeep? Vrooooom!

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What comes in six different colors, has two eyes, and outsells any other non-chocolate candy during Easter? Why PEEPS, of course! While most people eat them, we in Culture Services like to think outside the basket…er…box.The assignment: Honor the classic candy by making a display using a box of PEEPS.The competition:  Culture Activities, Culture Ambassadors, The... read more

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Passion Takes Flight at Southwest

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I almost always fall asleep on planes (not fun for those who travel with me), and being awakened by a singing pilot is a nice way to come back to consciousness. But that’s not the only reason I looked forward to the Southwest flight I took to Dallas a week ago.The company I work for, Ragan Communications, held our ‘Communicating your Company Story’ conference—an event... read more

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One Report — Culture is the Name of the Game

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This is the fourth in a series of posts about our just-released integrated annual report, the 2010 Southwest Airlines One Report™, where we have illustrated our commitment to a triple bottom line and how our passion and focus on Performance, People, and Planet continues to propel us forward. It’s fair to say that Southwest’s Culture is kind of a big deal around... read more

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This One Takes the Cake!

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People!   It’s the People who make this such a wonderful Company.   I’d like to introduce you to two of my new favorite People—Phoenix based Flight Attendants Jaycee and Terry.  It was Saturday, April 2 when I knew my birthday/vacation week was off to a great start when I was able to secure the one coveted 4th Jumpseat (the seat for only... read more

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Windows and Southwest Airlines Team Up to Take the Hassle Out of the Holidays

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Holiday photos are one of the most popular ways for families to get into the holiday spirit.  From the required photo on Santa’s lap to family photos in holiday cards, pictures have always been a key part of celebrating the season, connecting with those you love and sharing memories – in person or from afar.  Unfortunately, spending hours in line at the mall to get your... read more

Mashed Potato Mile

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Thanksgiving 2009 brings about the third annual "Smith Family Mashed Potato Mile." This grueling race forces my family to overcome the forces of laziness, gluttony, and of course...early morning! Before I can go into detail about the "SFMPM," I need to give everyone a brief overview of my family. Nana and Papa, my grandparents on my mom's side (and also my... read more