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Southwest Women Lead on the Ground and in the Skies

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At Southwest Airlines, we’re proud of our talented women Employees who have made history not only at Southwest, but in the aviation industry as a whole.  During Women’s History Month, we salute the many women who are blazing trails all over the globe and right here in our corner of the world. Colleen Barrett, Southwest Airlines’ President Emeritus In 2001, Colleen... read more

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Dreaming Big with Southwest Airlines

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This is a guest post from Patricia Whittemore, Marketing Professional and Green Fitnesspreneur, who won the Cocktail Napkin business concept challenge during last September’s Southwest-sponsored Denver Startup Week. I think of myself as an innovative marketing professional who is passionate about fitness and sustainability.  I always thought it would be great to meld my... read more

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A Denver Wonderland

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This is a guest post from Jim White, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, Volunteers of America, Colorado Branch. When I walk by the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park in Denver, I’m immediately drawn in by the great music that’s always playing, the sound of children laughing, and the sight of people of all ages and backgrounds enjoying their day together. You might... read more

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Customers with Disabilities Speak Out: Their Reviews are Great!

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Southwest Airlines is proud to recognize National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).  In addition to recognizing the abilities of all of our Employees, we asked some of our Customers and Employees to share their personal experiences with Southwest Airlines.  The first story is guest-authored by Alex Montoya, Manager of Latino Affairs for the San Diego Padres,... read more

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

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Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, Southwest Airlines celebrated the Hispanic culture all throughout our system. On September 24, Southwest Airlines Employees enjoyed a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration featuring a performance by Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico.  This event honored Southwest’s dedication to diversity and inclusion as Employees celebrated the... read more

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Celebrating a Champion of Diversity & Inclusion

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Ellen Torbert, Southwest Airlines’ Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, was honored Thursday with the Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award.  This award, presented by the Women’s Transportation Seminar San Francisco Bay Area (WTS), honors women and organizations that have made a significant contribution in promoting diversity and cultural awareness within their... read more

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The Road to 1600: Diveheart

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Last week, we took you to New York City on a journey with Nellie’s Youth Village from Florida.  This week, we’re taking you under the sea where you’ll learn how an Illinois-based organization used 40 roundtrip tickets on Southwest for a unique scuba diving experience: Jim Elliott, President and Founder of Diveheart We were recently given the amazing opportunity of... read more

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The Road to 1600: Nellie’s Youth Village

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When we celebrated our 40th anniversary, Southwest Airlines decided to give flight to the dreams of nonprofit organizations across the nation.  We did that by giving away 1600 roundtrip tickets—40 roundtrip tickets for 40 nonprofit organizations. We asked nonprofits to send us a photo and an essay describing what they’d do with 40 tickets from Southwest Airlines, and... read more

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D-Day: Remembering the Soldiers

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Throughout my life, I’ve had the rare opportunity to have living history at my fingertips.  My grandfather (whom I’ve always called Tops) is a veteran of World War II, and I’ve been able to ask him questions about the war and get his firsthand memories as my answers.  As a Purple Heart recipient and former Prisoner of War, you can imagine that he has some... read more

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Southwest Announces Third 10 Winners for Showing LUV to our Communities 1,600 Ticket Giveaway

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It’s that time again—we’re ready to announce our third set of ten winners for our very exciting 1,600 ticket giveaway in honor of Southwest’s 40th anniversary to spread the LUV even further to the communities we serve.  Nonprofit organizations focused on community initiatives that concentrate on education, diversity, military, environment, and families facing... read more

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Southwest Announces Second 10 Winners for Showing LUV to our Communities 1,600 Ticket Giveaway

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Last week, we announced our first set of ten winners for a very exciting 1,600 ticket giveaway in honor of Southwest’s 40th anniversary to spread the LUV even further to the communities we serve.  Nonprofit organizations focused on community initiatives that concentrate on education, diversity, military, environment, and families facing serious illness had the chance to... read more

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Southwest Announces First 10 Winners for Showing LUV to our Communities 1,600 Ticket Giveaway

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Just two weeks ago, we announced a very exciting ticket giveaway in honor of Southwest’s 40th anniversary to spread the LUV even further to the communities we serve in 72 cities across our system.  Nonprofit organizations focused on community initiatives that concentrate on education, diversity, military, environment, and families facing serious illness... read more

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Showing LUV to Our Communities for 40 Years

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In Southwest Airlines’ 40th year of service, it’s amazing to look back and see how much we have changed over the years.  Since our humble beginnings, there are some things that we’ve held true—building meaningful relationships, showing our LUV and our commitment to our Customers, and making a positive difference in the communities we serve.  In honor of our... read more

Southwest Airlines Supports Meals On Wheels

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What do cars, coolers, and the famous Southwest Servant's Heart have in common?  Southwest Airlines Employees delivering Meals on Wheels, of course!  On June 8 in typical Texas fashion (100 degree weather, that is), more than 400 Dallas-based Employees loaded up 126 cars and spread out across Dallas County to Share the Spirit and deliver food to people in need. While... read more

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My Favorite Southwest Airlines Moment

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  When I was in Customer Relations, we had a committee called the Spirit Committee.  This particular group works hard to ensure that birthdays, wedding showers, baby showers, and anything else worth celebrating (which is a lot here at Southwest Airlines) goes off “with a bang.”  So, when we got a “newbie” in the Department, we asked them to fill out the Spirit... read more

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