Aaleyah was a happy, healthy girl until being hospitalized for a high fever at only nine-months old. The doctors swore she would never speak, see, or move ever again. Last week, thanks to Kidd’s Kids, Aaleyah was able to embark on a five-day, all-expenses paid trip to Disney World with her family. In the ten years we’ve partnered with Kidd’s Kids, we’ve had the privilege of flying more than 500 families like Aaleyah’s to Orlando for this memorable trip. Thank you to all of the Southwest Warriors who made this an incredible experience for so many children and their families.
Beth Twenty-nine years ago, my daughter Beth and I were the only occupants of a Ronald McDonald House in Texas. The Southwest Employees who had volunteered to make dinner one night didn't have to come for just the two of us, but they did anyway.
It really is amazing how a small act of kindness can make a profound difference in someone’s day…or life! We’ve all heard this saying a thousand times and have probably passed up opportunities to do something nice for someone else—I know I have! But last month I got to witness this firsthand when I enlisted the help of our Customers to send LUV to a child in need.
Interning at Southwest Airlines has been nothing but a dream. I cannot explain how much I love my work, the company, the culture, and the experiences. This internship has given me the opportunity to travel the world with some of my now-closest friends and learn more about the aviation industry and how it operates. After traveling to Los Angeles, New Orleans, Las Vegas and Orlando, I knew it was time to try the "East to West Coast Challenge." This post is about my journey.
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the by Cirque du Soleil® at The Mirage, Southwest and MGM partnered up to surprise a plane full of Customers traveling from Dallas Love to Las Vegas. On the “Love to LOVE” flight, Cirque performers took over the gate area, taking photos with Customers and building the excitement of what was to come on the flight. The Dallas Station Hospitality Team celebrated with 70s attire and decorations to send our Customers off to Vegas in style.