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Weekender Bill ‎07-27-2017 12:33 PM
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Southwest Airlines’ new scheduStart planning your Spring Break 2018 getaway today!Start planning your Spring Break 2018 getaway today!le debuted today effective March 8 through April 6. With 4,012 weekday flights, an increase of nearly 260 a day over February of 2018, you have to think we have some surprises in store. And you would be right! Such interesting surprises, in fact, that we need to chat. Pour yourself a glass of lemonade and let’s dive in.

 

 

 

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Plane Spotter lorrainechomel ‎07-24-2017 01:32 PM
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We like to think every seat has aSouthwest Tshirt.jpg story. Whether it be your first flight, a fun on-board birthday, or a simple heartfelt moment you've experienced while in the air, we want to hear it! The Southwest Airlines Community is the place for you, Customers and Employees, to share your tips, stories, and pictures with the rest of the Southwest Family.

 

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marynewsome Employee ‎07-21-2017 04:06 PM
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We’re often asked if Campus Reach Interns are ever hired for full-time employment after their internship. Our answer: we love hiring Interns! The Campus Reach Program has built a talent acquisition pipeline here at Southwest, so you will see many of our former Interns roaming the hallways now as full-time Southwest Employees. 

 

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New Arrival Pbirthrong ‎07-20-2017 02:08 PM
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My grandson, Royel, had never flown before. He is very gifted and it was his desire to learn as much as possible on our trip. Southwest delivered big time! Royel was allowed to meet the Crew and sit in the cockpit chair. Totally fantastic. I cannot thank you enough for this wonderful smile.

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ClaireD Employee ‎07-19-2017 03:31 PM
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Southwest’s Campus Reach program continuously goes above and beyond to ensure its Interns are accepted into Company Culture, have positive work-life balances, and are well-equipped moving forward after the internship. A perfect example of the program’s genuine care for its Interns is Career Day. 

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Cruiser Davycrockettmhs ‎07-18-2017 08:49 AM
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David and Lydia met on a Southwest flight.David and Lydia met on a Southwest flight.

My name is David and my wife's name is Lydia. I was on my way to Texas for a  job interview and Lydia was on her way to Arizona for work. We met while flying Southwest Airlines. We were both on the same flights from SLC to Las Vegas and back. And this is our story of how we fell in Love.

 

 

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Adventure Seeker cmiller ‎07-17-2017 01:46 PM
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At Southwest Airlines, we believe in empowering the next generation to achieve their career goals.  One of the ways we do that is by passing along the lessons we’ve learned along the way.  We are proud to partner with GenHERation, and next week we’ll welcome a group of talented young women to our Headquarters for Discovery Days.  These young women will learn what some of our women Leaders throughout their careers. Captain Nicole Alicea shares how studying hard in science and math can give you a view you can’t find in any other career!

 

 

 

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Cruiser sara_shaw ‎07-14-2017 07:37 AM
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Today, Southwest is celebrating National Shark Awareness Day!  We have had waves of excitement with the debut of our larger-than-life Shark Week-themed aircraft.  With Shark Week airing on July 23, we’re taking some time to celebrate and appreciate the five shark species swimming through the skies with us!

 

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Plane Spotter lorrainechomel ‎07-12-2017 07:17 AM
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“I love talking to Customers and hosting them in my living room in the sky.”

 

—Laurie Liss, Flight Attendant

 

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Window Seater rbarry ‎07-10-2017 03:45 PM
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Our People have always been the Heart of Southwest Airlines and that's why we're passionate about inspiring the next generation.  In less than a month, Southwest Airlines will proudly welcome the young women of GenHERation to learn what it takes to be a Leader at Southwest Airlines and get advice on how to make their career dreams come true!

 

Thank you to Ramp Agent, Sara Pawlak, for sharing your career journey with these young women and helping to show one of the many ways women kick tail at Southwest Airlines!

 

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Adventure Seeker tvaldez ‎07-06-2017 08:57 AM
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Southwest Airlines helped fly, Flash--a beautiful and loving African Spurred tortoise--to her fantastic new home in sunny and warm Jacksonville, Florida. It is not every day a tortoise gets to fly, but it’s safe to say this one had a turtley-awesome experience!

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Cruiser jclairedaniel ‎07-05-2017 11:44 AM
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Southwest and Lilly Pulitzer paired in June to celebrate the first day of summer in STYLE. We brightened up the terminals with Lilly artists painting canvases, showing Customers exactly how the colorful prints of Lilly Pulitzer come to life. The fun continued with onboard trivia and special treats for passengers making their way to Fort Lauderdale on two lucky flights. Do you have any trips planned this summer? We’ve gathered up some favorites from our Lilly Pulitzer friends located in a few of Lilly’s most-loved Southwest cities:

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arucker Employee ‎07-05-2017 09:59 AM
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“You don’t need a certain job title to be a leader. Start acting like one, and the rest will follow.”

 

—Heike Young, Content Innovation Lead, Salesforce

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Cruiser sara_shaw ‎06-30-2017 10:42 AM
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With Shark Week just around the corner, Southwest and Discovery Channel are taking the sharks to new heights.  First, we welcome our Shark Week-themed aircraft to our fleet for summer 2017. Second, leading up to Shark Week (July 23-29), Customers onboard WiFi-equipped aircraft have the chance to watch a pre-premiere episode of African Shark Safari, along with three episodes from Shark Week 2016, on our custom Shark Week on demand channel. Finally, Southwest and Discovery want to send a winner and three guests on an adventure of a lifetime to Southwest's newest international destination, Grand Cayman!

 

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Cruiser aboen ‎06-29-2017 07:56 AM
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"We were recently on KPIX and KRON for finding a lost cat of six years and reuniting him with his military family." Read the story of Mellow the cat here.

 

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New Arrival SGoldberg ‎06-28-2017 09:16 AM
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Today, Southwest Airlines announced that we will cease operations in both Varadero (VRA) and Santa Clara (SNU) at the conclusion of the summer travel season, with the final flights operating on the U.S. holiday that wraps-up Labor Day weekend.

Southwest will continue our service between Havana and Floridia via our Ft. Lauderdale and Tampa operations. We remain committed to serving travelers who choose the value that only Southwest’s Cuba service will continue to offer our Customers traveling to and from Havana.

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New Arrival mamabrownbird ‎06-27-2017 09:20 AM
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Mom wouldn't go to San Francisco because "The Big One" might hit, she went and survived. She wouldn't go to Disneyland because of the crowds and the possibility of getting sick on the rides, she went and was happy. Mom was always afraid to fly, but a day before her 84th birthday, she was brave enough and flew to Las Vegas.

 

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Plane Spotter lorrainechomel ‎06-26-2017 02:14 PM
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We’re often asked if Campus Reach Interns are ever hired for full-time employment after their internship. Our answer: we love hiring Interns! The Campus Reach Program has built a talent acquisition pipeline here at Southwest, so you will see many of our former Interns roaming the hallways now as full-time Southwest Employees. 

 

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Caitrin Batlle interned on both the Customer Intelligence and Revenue Management Teams back in Spring 2015 and Summer 2016, and is now a Market Strategy Yield Analyst in Revenue Management. Read on for more.

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Cruiser Todd_N ‎06-22-2017 07:22 AM
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Happy New Year … err … I should say, “Happy January 2018 Schedule!”  Southwest is now offering flights  thru March 7, and with a New Year comes New Year’s resolutions, January winters to hunker down through, and the customary changes to our flight schedule.  Check them out!

 

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Adventure Seeker lstone ‎06-20-2017 01:37 PM
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The Campus Reach internship program, which welcomes 400+ Interns each year, is expanding across the United States!

Currently, our Intern program is at Southwest Headquarters in Dallas, but, we are currently testing the ability to have Interns in other locations across the country...

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New Arrival jzelman ‎06-20-2017 09:06 AM
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Challenger, the Bald Eagle, is a frequent flier and celebrity here at Southwest Airlines! He is the first eagle in U.S. history trained to free-fly through stadiums during the National Anthem and has flown close to 12,700 nautical miles onboard Southwest this year alone!

 

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MillieT Employee ‎06-16-2017 07:39 AM
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“If you treat others with kindness, you’re going to get it back.”

—Moses Noriega, Customer Service Agent

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PatricA Employee ‎06-15-2017 10:00 AM
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This time last week Captain Lou Freeman was making his final descent on a career of 36 years of legendary service to Southwest Airlines. As the first African-American Chief Pilot for any major U.S. airline, Captain Lou Freeman is more than just a retired Pilot; he is a trailblazer, hero, a mentor, a friend, a leader, a husband, and a father.

 

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PatricA Employee ‎06-14-2017 10:00 AM
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On June 12, 2016, a senseless act of violence occurred at Pulse night club in Orlando, FL. Several Southwest Airlines Employees were there at the time, including Orlando Customer Service Agent Angelique Caro, who was shot twice.

 

One year later, Southwest's Orlando Employees held a memorial at the Station, for the lives lost. Angelique continues to recover from her injuries, but I had a chance to sit down with her in this video. Team MCO—we’re all Orlando Strong, and we’re thinking of you.

 

 

 

 

 

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Cruiser kayers ‎06-13-2017 07:33 AM
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After interning for Guinness in Dublin, Ireland, last summer, I knew I wanted to work for a company with the culture of a “work family” that strives together for excellence and takes pride in its success. I have found that with my internship at Southwest.  As an Intern, I have become part of the “Southwest Family,” and during my second week on the job I learned that we not only work hard, but we play hard, too! 

 

Winners of the EPIC Finance Field Day strike a pose with Southwest Leaders.Winners of the EPIC Finance Field Day strike a pose with Southwest Leaders.

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New Arrival LisaK ‎06-12-2017 01:51 PM
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On May 16, we spent an entire day flying around the country to celebrate my daughter, Kellisa's, 18th birthday.  A birthday that doctors' predicited whould never arrive. Our 20.5 hour trip included stops in Tampa, New Orleans, Dallas, Columbus, Orlando, Nashville, Phoenix, San Diego, and ended in Sacramento. Why would we do this? Because we love our daughter, and she loves all forms of travel, planes, trains, boats, buses, and cars. She especially loves the take off and landing on an airplane.

 

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Adventure Seeker lstone ‎06-12-2017 10:02 AM
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For the second summer, Southwest's Campus Reach Team is excited to offer Dallas-area students opportunities to learn about the aviation industry and experience the Southwest Culture firsthand. The 16 participants come to us from 13 different schools in the Dallas Metroplex, joining seven different departments. During this eight-week program, they will be shadowing Employees, attending our High School Summer Camp, and taking on projects of their own in their designated areas.

 

Southwest's 2017 Summer High School Intern Class.Southwest's 2017 Summer High School Intern Class.

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BrieStrickland Employee ‎06-08-2017 07:44 AM
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Southwest's June A-Lister, David Holmes.  Photo by David BowmanSouthwest's June A-Lister, David Holmes. Photo by David Bowman

“Success is infinite. Someone else getting their slice of the pie doesn’t mean there’s less for you.”

—David Holmes, Chiropractic Sports Physician

 

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Cruiser ethan-avanzino ‎06-07-2017 08:58 AM
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This month we celebrate LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) Pride across the globe, and I am so lucky that I work for a Company that celebrates the diversity of the Southwest Airlines Family throughout the year.  It's because of my work Cohearts, I get to be me at Southwest. 

 

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