For more than a decade, East Oakland Youth Development Center has been a community partner of Southwest Airlines. Read more to hear from President and CEO, Regina Jackson, on her memorable experience on Southwest’s inaugural flight to Maui and the volunteer efforts she participated in during her time in the Aloha State.
Southwest Storyteller, Leslie, and her family recently snagged seats on one of Southwest’s first flights to Hawaii to celebrate her children’s spring break in Honolulu. Read more for their tips on why Southwest’s service to Hawaii worked best for their family travel and how to make the most of an upcoming trip to the Islands!
In February, we kicked off a nationwide search for the Next Great Southwest Storyteller. Thousands entered their best travel photos using the #SouthwestStorytellers hashtag on Instagram, but only one storyteller was crowned the grand prize winner. Read more to learn about all of our finalists as they’re worthy of mentioning and congratulating for their creative talents and compelling stories
For our first flight from Oakland to Maui, we invited Maui local, Lily Meola, onboard to perform Live at 35 to celebrate the music community in Maui and surprise our Customers onboard the inaugural flight. Read more to learn how Lily Meola’s performance made this inaugural flight even more special and helped our Customers connect to the culture of Hawaii.