As a frequent Southwest Customer, Francisco Delgado found answering questions and posting content on the Nuts About Southwest Blog (now known as The Southwest Airlines Community) to be therapeutic while deployed in the Persian Gulf on the USS Nimitz Aircraft Carrier. Read more to learn how he turned a passion helping others into a lifelong career at Southwest Airlines by building relationships with Customers while serving our country.
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!
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.
March 20, 2016 may have been a normal Sunday to most folks, especially to those traveling through Southwest’s terminal at Nashville International Airport. However, it was the start to a fairytale love story for two of those travelers.
Southwest’s Adopt-A-Pilot Program is an educational program where Southwest Pilots volunteer in elementary school classrooms across the country using their experience and knowledge to teach STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), geography, career ideas, and more, using fun, aviation themed lessons.
Read more to hear how First Officer Kristine Rasmussen shows students in the Adopt-A-Pilot program that with education, hard work, and a passion, the sky really is the limit. And, her new uniform tie, designed by one of her Adopt-A-Pilot students, shows it really is!
Southwest Customer Service Agent Becky Handel loves her job at Southwest. Her four other family members do too! Read more to hear from Becky about her experience working at a Company ranked No. 2 on Forbes list of America’s Best Large Employers.
At Southwest Airlines, we believe that empowering young professionals in the communities we serve is an important step in helping those communities thrive. Read more to learn how Southwest supports future leaders in the Asian Pacific American community.
Southwest takes pride in our reputation as the airline with Heart and that naturally extends to a passion for making a difference in our communities and protecting our resources. Read more to learn how two of our Employees take it upon themselves to help the environment in their work and personal lives.
Loving people is at the Heart of Southwest Airlines, and one of the many ways we connect with communities is through our annual Medical Transportation Grant Program (MTGP). Since 2007, Southwest has supported nonprofit hospitals and medical transportation organizations by providing complimentary, roundtrip tickets for patients and their families to use when seeking medical treatment. Read more to learn more about the impactful reach this program has on families.
Costa Rica is a vacation destination that offers a variety of landscapes for you to explore from coffee plantation tours to waterfall gardens. Read more to discover all the ways you can explore Costa Rica.
After Southwest Customer Gretchen shared on social media how she transformed her leftover Southwest pretzels, we were inspired to take our pretzels off the plane and into the kitchen to discover more Instagram-worthy concoctions. In the spirit of National Pretzel Day, read more to learn how you too can enjoy Southwest pretzels in new and unconventional ways.
At Southwest, our Purpose is to connect People to what’s important in their lives and our partnership with Make-A-Wish® allows us to do just that by providing meaningful travel to Make-A-Wish families. While we continuously support this impactful organization by providing travel to wishes, we recently had a special opportunity to be a part of Randy’s day!
Read more to learn how Southwest and Make-A-Wish granted Randy’s wish to be a Southwest Airlines Mechanic for the day at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
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.
Southwest wants to do its part to by championing our communities and respecting our resources. To create a positive environmental impact in the communities we serve, we have partnerships with select environmentally focused organizations, including the National Forest Foundation (NFF). In celebration of Earth Month, read more for a glimpse into how NFF and Southwest work together to impact communities.
Cabo San Lucas offers scenic views with white sand beaches and the opportunity to be a little adventurous. Read more to see why Cabo is a great beach destination for anybody that loves having fun in the sun!
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.
Southwest’s Hospitality extends not only to our Customers but to our Employees and Interns as well. It may come as no surprise that we have many family members and siblings working for Southwest. Read more to learn how Brooklyn, a spring Intern, joined her sister in working at Southwest.
This year, Cinco de Mayo falls on a Sunday, meaning a weekend trip to celebrate the holiday is possible with Southwest’s low fares. Whether you are looking for an authentic celebration or the best place to get a margarita, here are five trips to book for this year’s Cinco de Mayo.
As we reflect on Women’s History Month, we are honored that almost one-third of our Southwest Station Leaders are women! Read more to hear the journey of Atlanta Station Manager Monique Richard who has risen through the ranks at Southwest to lead one of our largest stations.
Southwest Human Resources Business Partner Meredith McAlister transformed her life by turning her vision into a reality by setting goals and sticking to them. Read more to hear how she’s made it her mission to help others develop into the best version of themselves by checking boxes off their bucket list.
Southwest’s Campus Reach program is all about getting Interns involved in real work from day one, but do you ever wonder what a Southwest Intern really does? Dive into this Intern’s calendar for a glimpse into a typical week of Facilities Project Intern Russell Kyles-Flewellen.
In early January, a dream came true for my third-grade student, nine-year-old Davis. Actually, it surpassed every expectation or possibility that we thought could ever happen. I had to share this experience because it was one in a million, and all thanks to Southwest Airlines!