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.
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.
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!
Longtime friends, Devin and Kevin love flying Southwest Airlines. They also love their Chase Rapid Rewards credit card. Read on to learn how a simple post on Instagram led to an epic adventure and reunion to see Brett Eldridge’s Christmas Show in New York City.
Longtime Southwest Airlines Customer and former Indy500 racecar driver Sam Schmidt wondered if he would ever fly again, after a life-changing injury on the track in 1999. Read on to hear how Schmidt was able to make an impact on the world around him with the help of his new friends at Southwest Airlines who make it easy to be a Customer with a smile every time.
Leon Logothetis quit his desk job and went on a journey to reaffirm his belief that people are kind by putting his fate in the hands of strangers. Read more to learn how the airline with Heart partnered with Logothetis to further our Purpose to connect our Customers to what matters most in their lives.
Luck Reunion is boutique music festival near Austin, TX, that celebrates music, old and new. The festival features trailblazers of American roots music and up-and-coming artists. Southwest Airlines has once again joined forces with the festival as the presenting sponsor to support the next generation of Artists On The Rise. Read on for more details on how you can enter for a chance to win tickets to Luck Reunion and a legendary experience at the festival.
Southwest Customers Morgan Breipohl and Robby Maxey never thought that a Southwest flight, and a chance encounter would lead to an engagement. Read more to hear first-hand from Morgan, how a familiar face from college blossomed into true love.
Since 2013, the Southwest Airlines Heart of the Community Program, in partnership with Project for Public Spaces (PPS), has awarded grants and placemaking technical assistance to organizations across the United States and Mexico. This year, in our collective effort to help communities and cities shape their future through public space, we are proud to continue our support of placemaking work in San Diego, California and San Antonio, Texas through grants of technical assistance from PPS.
Having traveled solo by air dozens, if not hundreds, of times in my life, the routine of flying can often be lonely and monotonous. During the vast majority of my solo flights I've probably never said a word to anyone except airline personnel. However, that all changed one flight roughly 10 years ago when I strayed from my norm.
I love when the temperature starts to drop. For me it means pumpkin spice everything, football, and my favorite sweatshirt. However, if you live in a cold weather region, then you may not share my same enthusiasm. That said, no matter where you call home, “Old Man Winter” may stop in for an unexpected visit and it is time to get prepared.
Southwest Customers Julie and Joanna had a goal of attending a hockey game at every arena in the United States. So, with the perfect assist from Southwest’s Rapid Rewards Program, the two checked off all 31 arenas on their list, and realized their journey was just beginning. Read more to hear how they made this dream a reality!
My youngest son, 10-year-old Brady, has been Southwest’s biggest fan since as early as he can remember. He is autistic and has been fascinated with Southwest since the earliest flight he recalls—a trip to Disney when he was almost three. Just as much as Brady loves Southwest, I love to knit. So the idea of creating a Southwest teddy bear was right up my alley and it was so fun to make for him.
Sometimes, all it takes is an idea. Join Shaffer Nickel and his friends as they take on the spirit of spontaneity and adventure in a jam-packed span of two days, from the mountain peaks of Denver to the sandy beaches in San Diego, to finally come to a peak in the snow-capped evergreens in Bozeman, Montana.
As the airline with Heart, we love hearing stories of Southwest Airlines Customers going above and beyond to lend a helping hand. As you recover from this weekend’s feast, read on to learn how former coworkers Angela and Keith embodied the season’s giving spirit through triumph and tribulation, which all amounted to a greater cause at this year’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
At Southwest Airlines, we put our Heart into everything we do. We do this by connecting People to what’s important in their lives, in the air, on the ground, and in the communities where we live, work, and serve.
It happened just like in the movies—boy meets girl at a sweet wedding and the two immediately hit it off. But there was just one problem: she was headed back home to Atlanta, 800 miles away, and decided to leave it with an open-ended, "What happens in Texas, stays in Texas."
It did not stay in Texas. In fact, it ended up stretching across the better part of two years—much of that time spent in the air and on Southwest runways—doing everything but staying in one place.