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Nonstop Love: BaltiMORE MORE MORE

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Beginning October 13, Dallas Love Field is FREE!  The restrictions of the Wright Amendment will be gone, ushering in nonstop destinations that span from coast to coast.   Southwest has been counting down the years and weeks (literally—we have a billboard at the Love Field entrance and a countdown clock in our Headquarters lobby) until we can say, “Goodbye, Wright... read more

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2014 Spring Systemwide Volunteer Initiative Winners

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Throughout April, we teamed up with the Student Conservation Association and other environmentally-minded organizations to focus our volunteer efforts on our planet by participating in hands-on conservation projects across the system. We had 30 cities “Spring into Action” and roll up their sleeves to give back in their communities and donated nearly $30,000 of volunteer... read more

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Season of Giving From the Heart: Thank You to the Nonprofits Where Our Employees Volunteer

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At Southwest Airlines, we believe in giving from the heart—not just during the holidays, but all year-round.  Making a positive difference is part of our DNA—we may be an airline, but we do some of our best work on the ground. Of course, it's our Employees who serve our Customers and our communities with their Servant's Hearts every day who make us so successful. Back in... read more

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Nearly $40,000 in Volunteer Time Donated in April!

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Yes, you read that headline correctly! During Southwest’s “Month of Giving Back” in April, our Employees donated nearly $40,000 of volunteer time to the environment to make our communities a better place, benefitting more than 50 nonprofits across the nation. That’s enough time and money for a nonprofit organization to employ one staff member for an entire year!  ... read more

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Mulching, Painting, and Trash Pickup, Oh My! [UPDATED]

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What a great event and amazing display of Servant’s Hearts we saw at the volunteer event following our exciting announcement of Colorado One! More than 120 Southwest and AirTran Employees and their families rolled up their sleeves to help beautify Commons Park. Here’s a huge thank you to our partners at Denver Parks and Recreation for all their help! Here’s how we... read more

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Serving Those Who Serve

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What do the following have in common: 7,000 decks of cards, 3,500 granola bars, over 10,000 bags of Southwest Airlines pretzels, 3,500 bags of popcorn, and 7,000 handy wipes?  These were some of the items featured in the 3,500 Armed Forces Foundation family kits created at all six of our Messages to the Field. This year over 400 Employee volunteers came early to each... read more

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If You Don’t Know By Now, I’m Talkin’ ’bout Chi-Town!

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 Last Thursday at The Thompson Center in Chicago, you might have seen a crowd of people hanging around the area listening to music and eating lunch…they weren’t just there to enjoy the famous Jean Dubuffet sculpture at the front entrance, even though it is nice to look at! They were there because SWA just unveiled the Southwest Front Porch Chicago, our new... read more

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Southwest Airlines Day at Wrigley Field This Monday

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You might have seen our blog post a few weeks back about the Chicago Cubs Trading Places with our Chicago Employees and meeting our Customers. (If you missed it, click here.) Now it’s your turn, Cubs fans! As the Proud Sponsor of the Chicago Cubs,  look for the Southwest Airlines yellow tent at Wrigley Field  at the corner of Addison & Sheffield this Monday from... read more

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CHICAGO CUBS TRADE PLACES WITH SOUTHWEST AIRLINES EMPLOYEES

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The Northsiders come to the South Side Andrew Cashner and Justin Berg, both pitchers for the Chicago Cubs, “traded places” with Southwest Employees last week at Chicago’s Midway Airport. This was the first time Cubs players swapped places with Southwest Employees even though Southwest Airlines has been the proud sponsor of the Chicago Cubs for the past several seasons.... read more

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The Gaelic Storm Meets Southwest Airlines

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Walking on stage to 1,200 screaming fans isn’t something I am used to, but Patrick Murphy, Ryan Lacey, Jessie Burns, Pete Purvis, and Steve Twigger from the band Gaelic Storm call it a normal night. Southwest Airlines sponsored Gaelic Storm's SOLD OUT show at The Pabst Theater in Milwaukee to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! And what a St. Patty’s Day it was…two lucky... read more

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