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Wrapping Up the Adopt-A-Pilot Year with a Special Guest

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Being a Southwest Airlines Pilot carries with it tremendous responsibilities and privileges, but being an Adopt-a-Pilot carriers its own responsibilities and honors.  This year marked my eighth year volunteering as an Adopt-A-Pilot, and going into the classroom and teaching young minds about aviation and the keys to success never gets old!  The students’ shining (yet... read more

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Gary Kelly on the State of Aviation

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Our very own fearless Leader, Gary Kelly, was recently asked to join the exclusive LinkedIn Influencer group.  This impressive group of Leaders is comprised of more than 400 top world and business leaders, who share professional insights with LinkedIn’s members. Gary graciously accepted the invitation and has recently contributed content to his profile, including a post... read more

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CEO, Gary Kelly, is “Happy, Happy, Happy!”

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Think Halloween at Southwest is not all its “quacked” up to be?  Think again ... our Halloween “dynasty” is back, and stronger than ever! Weeks ago, you all answered “the call” in baiting the hook with suggestions for Gary Kelly’s Halloween costume.  Y’all came up with boatloads of great suggestions, but the one that was ultimately chosen has been... read more

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Help Needed: CEO, Gary Kelly, Needs a Halloween Costume!

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No tricks, just treats for this year’s Southwest Airlines Halloween extravaganza!  You know that at Southwest, we tend to do things a littttttle differently—in a good way, of course!  Examples include Bags Fly Free, No Change Fees, Open Seating, and most importantly, our Legendary Corporate Culture, which makes us the most FUN and Friendly to fly! Halloween at Southwest... read more

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Reading is Fundamental and Volunteering is FUN

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As a former third-grade teacher (but really, are you ever former?!), education and students have a very special place in my heart. As the mother of two daughters – one a teacher herself – I have participated in their schooling and watched them learn and thrive as they grew older. My husband, Gary, has always believed in servant leadership, and we try to get involved in the... read more

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An Experiment Gone Wrong

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The anticipation’s been killing you!  For more than a month now, you’ve been wondering what Gary and the Gang would be for Halloween.  Did you suggest the winning costume?  There were several ideas from Customers on Nuts about Southwest, and the post about Gary’s Halloween costume on our internal site has more comments from Employees than any other post.... read more

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Tell Congress to Keep Air Travel Affordable

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As a valued Customer of Southwest Airlines, I am writing to urge you to speak out against the proposed increase in Federal taxes on the airline industry and help keep the cost of air travel affordable. Recently, the White House sent a proposal to Congress that recommends two significant tax increases on the airline industry, a mandatory departure tax and an increased security... read more

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It’s That Time Again: The Costume Question

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Halloween is always a big deal at Southwest Airlines.  Our Employees look forward to it for months.  For those of you who are as serious about Halloween as we are, you know that coming up with a costume that is not only good, but that is so perfect it knocks people’s socks off, takes weeks of preparation. With only ten weeks until Halloween and no costume in... read more

ATL, We’re Comin’ Your Way!

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Atlanta business leaders were given the opportunity to chat with Southwest’s CEO, Gary Kelly, at today’s Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. The Insights on Leadership Luncheon, which was attended by more than 400 business, civic, and community leaders of Atlanta, aims to spotlight national leaders and give them the chance to share tips regarding their success in... read more

A State Affair: Texas Capitol Honors Southwest

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Yesterday, Herb, Gary, Ron and several Leaders from the Austin Station were present at the Texas Capitol while the House unanimously passed a resolution by the dean of the House, Rep. Tom Craddick , R-Midland. The Resolution honored Southwest for our 40 years of service. The Resolution cites that on June 18, 1971, Southwest began commercial flights with three Boeing 737s and... read more

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