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Not Your Typical Work Day

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At Southwest Airlines, giving from the heart is in our DNA.  Our People are what make this Company so great. This November, Southwest Airlines and Ronald McDonald House Charities partnered in honor of their 40th anniversary to recognize three long-time Southwest Airlines Employee volunteers at their work places as a thank you for their dedication. One of these Employees,... read more

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A Symphony in the Sky

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It was impossible to miss the plane filling up with instruments.  The first row was completely taken up with cellos, and two people were closely watching them; not subtle. I learned these weren’t just any regular orchestra players but an elite group of musicians known as Sphinx Virtuosi, a group assembled from all around the United States.  They were traveling on... read more

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A Healing Heart

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Here at Southwest, fellow Employees are more than just Coworkers, they're Family.  Part of what bonds a family is storytelling, and the above-and-beyond lengths we’re willing to go for one another.  (more...)

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Love is in the Air! A #NonstopLove Wedding at 35,000 Feet

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This past weekend, Southwest Airlines® took love to new heights when two of our most loyal Customers tied the knot at 35,000 feet!  Rapid Rewards® Members Keith and Dottie Stewart showed their love for each other—and the LUV airline—on the very first nonstop flight from Nashville to Dallas Love Field.  The Southwest-themed wedding was held in conjunction with our... read more

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Meet Southwest Airlines Network Operations Control

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Did you know that there are Southwest Airlines Employees in Dallas, Texas, who are dedicated to each and every part of your flight, from planning which Crew will be serving you, to which route your plane will take?  These Employees are at the very heart of our complex network and work in a brand new, state-of-the-art facility called the Network Operations Control (NOC). ... read more

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Flashback Fridays: A Heart and a Mouse

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In 1979, Southwest became in interstate carrier when New Orleans, our first destination beyond the borders of Texas, joined our route map.  To help make a memorable experience for the first Customers on the inaugural flight, Tommy Lauer and the Bayou Cities Dixies quartet donned their red stripped suites and double bass in what was one of our first onboard entertainment acts.... read more

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The Wright Amendment Wrap

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Monday, October 13, was a truly monumental day in Southwest’s history, with flights taking off from Dallas Love Field to longhaul destinations we’ve never before been able to serve with nonstop service, allowing Southwest to fulfill a decades-old promise to provide our Legendary Customer Service beyond the restrictions of the Wright Amendment.  Words cannot adequately... read more

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Napa Valley, Wine, Food, and Music – What’s not to LUV?

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Held twice a year in Napa Valley, Live In The Vineyard is a private, once-in-a-lifetime three-day festival bringing together the best of food, music, and wine.  The fall festival will include performances by some of today’s top recording artists, including Train, Ingrid Michaelson, Mat Kearney, Meghan Trainor, Echosmith, Blue October, and many more. Southwest is teaming up... read more

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Southwest Airlines responds to the Ice Bucket Challenge

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If you’ve been on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube recently, you’ve probably seen countless videos of friends, family, celebrities, athletes, and even politicians participating in this phenomenon called the Ice Bucket Challenge. The Ice Bucket Challenge is a viral social media campaign, benefiting the ALS Association. The concept is simple. Pour a bucket of ice water on your... read more

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