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Memorial Day: Tipping our Hats to the Military

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We have a long history of supporting and hiring the men and women who fight for our Freedoms.  We’re proud that many of our 45,000+ Employees have served or currently serve in one of the military branches. And even though we know that Memorial Day honors those brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and our freedoms, Southwest is committed... read more

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Flashback Fridays: 41 Years of ‘The Last’ Chili Cookoff

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In Texas, Chili is taken pretty seriously.  There will always be the debate—beans or no beans, onions or no onions, spicy or mild, and the list goes on.  Despite your preference, you’ll find a little of it all at Southwest’s Annual Chili Cookoff. The irony is that the event that was only expected to happen once has now grown to be one of our longest-lived Culture... 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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Lucky in LUV with YOU – Enjoy some Irish cheer, on us!

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What’s the only thing better than beer?  Free beer, of course!  Well, you’re “Lucky in LUV,” because we’ll be offering a free cocktail onboard our flights today!   Join us in a toast as you fly the airline that LUVs you on the day of the Irish!  Cheers!

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Red, White, and Canyon Blue—Now, it’s Our Turn to Honor You!

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At Southwest and AirTran, our hearts beat true beneath the red, white, and blue!  Okay, so Independence Day didn’t land on the most “ideal” day of the week this year, but nonetheless, we never miss out on a chance to celebrate!As a big thank you to all our Servicemen and Servicewomen please enjoy a free cocktail and priority boarding with Military I.D. when flying... read more

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Employees Wish Southwest a Happy 41st Birthday!

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Southwest celebrates 41 wonderful years today, and to help celebrate Employees were asked to submit their unique videos “wishing Southwest Happy Birthday." From impressive video effects, to an acoustic guitar, a rapper, or Employees in crab cooking mitts, Southwest Employees showed off their FUN-LUVing Attitudes. The contest was a nail-biter, driving several... read more

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Lookin’ for a Reason to Party?

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Look no further! Southwest will be turning on our FUN-LUVing Attitudes this Friday through Monday as we celebrate Father’s Day and our 41st Birthday! Fathers Day: To show all hardworking Dads our appreciation, we’d LUV to give them a complimentary drink of choice onboard our aircraft this Sunday! And, if you’re flying to see your dad and forgot to grab a... read more

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A Little Something Extra

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What special treatment do you receive at your job for working a holiday? A few extra bucks? No doubt, that’s always nice. Maybe some glazed donuts and coffee in your break room? Wonderful…that contributed well to my workout regimen. It’s pretty much business as usual, right?Being in the operational and Customer Service industry, Southwest Employees, like many other... read more

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Flying on St. Patty’s Day? Lucky You!

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March 17th is your lucky day! Enjoy a free drink from your green airline! “Here’s to a long life and a merry one. A pretty girl and an honest one. A cold beer – and another one!” This is a classic Irish toast, displaying the character and charisma of the Irish. Like the Irish, here at Southwest we LUV to show our playful spirit, and holiday pride. That’s why we’re... read more

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Customers Get a Dose of Puppy LUV!

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Mr. Dusek, a Passenger on a flight from MCO to PHX, was raving to one of our Flight Attendant's, Donna Woods, that his wife and he are A-Listers and LUV Southwest. As they chatted, Donna noticed the man’s wife making her way down the aisle holding an unusual package—a Dalmatian costume. Mr. Dusek explained that his company had a costume party and his wife dressed as... read more

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Station Manager Playoffs Challenge

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Being born and raised a Cubs fan, playing baseball through the middle of October is something unknown to me. September always brings the same shrug, “Maybe next year,” and my insistence that it’s football season.  However, after recently moving to Dallas, I have found myself in the middle of Ranger Nation, where winning, unlike my Cubs, isn’t anything new. Now... read more

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