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High-flying thanks to our Military!

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For the past three years, Southwest has provided the opportunity for our Customers and Southwest Employees to write their well wishes and encouraging words on patriotic cards themed Service, Honor, Sacrifice, and Celebrate.  These themes sum up Southwest’s commitment to our men and women in uniform during November, dubbed Military Heroes Month, and all year long. The card... read more

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IAVA Vets: Southwest Airlines and Stories From the Field

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At Southwest Airlines, we are thankful for the deep roots we have established with our military partners that support our Heroes.  Together we join hearts and hands to bring meaningful support to our Veterans and their families.  One of the organizations Southwest supports is the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA).  The following are IAVA Member Reflections on... read more

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Southwest and ATL Falcons Help Make a Wish Come True

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Today's feature is a guest post from Fabiola Charles Make-A-Wish Georgia, VP, Communications & External Affairs Fourteen-year-old wish kid Jordan thought his parents were driving him to yet another doctor’s app  ointment. But instead of arriving at the hospital, he found a sweet surprise from Southwest Airlines. After more than a year of battling bone cancer, Jordan... read more

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Flashback Fridays: More Odds and Ends From the Picture Files

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In my recent “file diving,” I’ve uncovered some interesting photos that, by themselves, couldn’t support an entire post.  However, they are interesting enough to be shared, so I put this “hodgepodge” post together in the spirit of the old variety shows that once were a network television staple—a little Topo Gigio, bit of Señor Wences, and close with The... read more

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What is 25 Stories Tall and Viewed by 75,000 People an Hour?

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Jay-Z and Alicia Keys aren’t the only ones with an Empire State of Mind! This week, the Conservation in Action Tour joins the glossy lights of Times Square--15,000 square feet of LED lights, to be exact. The Tour is featured on a Times Square digital billboard that climbs 25 stories above Broadway. According to AdWeek, it's one of the nation's premium ad spaces. There are... read more

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Spring Storm Update and Response

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A band of tornadoes that pummeled the South made their way from Oklahoma up through North Carolina and Virginia Saturday evening and this week’s weather has continued to be relentless.  Our hearts go out to those affected by these and other devastating natural disasters.   The American Red Cross is responding to these storms, which affected Oklahoma, Mississippi,... read more

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Interns Scoop Their Way Out of Clusterfluff to Benefit Red Cross

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What’s better than ice cream?  Free ice cream.  What’s better than free ice cream? Free ice cream in support of a good cause.  Here’s the scoop…On April 12, Southwest’s NoLimits Internship Program teamed up with the Ben & Jerry’s of Dallas/Fort Worth for B&J’s 33rd Annual Free Cone Day Celebration.  While the ice cream itself was... read more

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Jersey Cares, and So Does Southwest!

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Newark is OPEN! This is huge. From our newest airport, you can hop a train to Penn Station, and faster than a "Friends" rerun, you’re in the heart of New York City: home of the Yankees and the Mets, Broadway, and 5th Avenue. Land of 20,000 restaurants. The place never sleeps. What’s not to love? On the first Southwest Airlines plane to land in Newark, I was sitting... read more

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It’s Not a Charity. It’s a Challenge.

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Southwest Airlines isn’t the only organization issuing a challenge during National Volunteer Week. (On Monday we announced our 40 Hours for 40 Years Employee Volunteer Pledge). The Mission Continues, a nonprofit organization focused on providing service opportunities to veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, launched The Mission Continues Challenge that asks all... read more

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Get Up. Get Amped. Give Back.

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This week Southwest Airlines celebrates National Volunteer Week in a big way by issuing a challenge to our 35,000 Employees! In honor of our 40 years of service and our rich history of giving back, Southwest Airlines today launches the 40 Hours for 40 Years volunteer pledge for Employees. For every 40 hours volunteered at a nonprofit by an Employee or group of Employees,... read more