As we celebrate our birthday this week at Southwest Airlines, here’s another example of how we’re doing great at 48: our fearless Leader, Gary Kelly, has been named the highest-rated airline CEO on Glassdoor’s list of Top CEOs! To celebrate his spot at No. 35 on the list, read more for 35 fun facts about Gary.
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.
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.
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.
Everyone takes a unique path to Southwest Airlines, including Alex Dressler. He originally heard about the Associate Software Engineer role at Southwest Airlines from his wife, a current Associate Software Engineer at Southwest. Read more to learn firsthand how he grew a career he loves at Southwest and the cool experiences he’s had along the way.
Today marks a huge milestone for Southwest Airlines: our very first flights to Hawaii are officially on sale! We’re thrilled to be able to bring our low fares and Southwest Hospitality to Hawaii! Read more on this exciting announcement and stay tuned over the coming weeks, as we have more to announce!
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.
We at the Southwest Airlines Campus Reach Team are often asked if our Interns are ever hired for full-time employment after their internship. The truth is, we love hiring Interns! The Campus Reach program prioritizes building a solid talent acquisition pipeline here at Southwest, so you can see many of our former Interns roaming the hallways now as full-time Employees.
David Kobbe interned on the Supply Chain Management Team back in the summer of 2013 and 2014, and is now a Senior Business Analyst in Technology. Read on for more!
Southwest’s Campus Reach program is all about getting Interns involved in real work from day one, but do you ever wonder what an Intern really does? Dive into this Intern’s calendar for a glimpse into a day-in-the-life of Organizational Development Intern Selyne Singh.
“In two weeks, on October 17, my 60th birthday, I will turn in my Employee ID badge and retire. I will always be Southwest Airlines, and Southwest Airlines will always be a big part of me and my Heart … I’ll just have a lot of great memories and a Retiree card.”
Read on for Bill Owen’s final post here on The Southwest Airlines Community!
Southwest now serves 99 destinations across the U.S. and 10 additional countries, so if you’re looking to get away, there are always places to go and experiences to be had! Nobody knows a city and its hidden gems better than the Employees who live and work there. Check out a few of our Employees' favorite places in the Omaha area and share your hidden gems in our comment section below!
Twelve flights in 13 weeks sounds like a completely reasonable amount of trips to many of our most frequent-flying Customers and Crew, but as a first-time expecting mom I found myself losing the internal willpower battle to make it through my packed few weeks on the move—all while fighting the symptoms that often come with the first signs of pregnancy. [Insert green, nausea face emoji!].
Fortunately, I have a great network of Coworkers at Southwest that happen to also be moms, so I began reaching out to them in confidence begging for them to bestow their wisdom on me. Read more to see what I learned.
When our founder launched FlightAware in 2005, he wanted to provide a tool for fellow pilots and AV geeks to track live flights (at the time, there was no publicly available way of doing so). I don’t think he ever guessed 12 years later, we would be tracking sharks on our maps—but that’s exactly what happened when we partnered with Southwest Airlines to help promote Shark Week!
Southwest is known for its Company Culture. It’s often imitated, and never duplicated. Did you know that we also have a Culture Services Department that is charged with championing a Culture through which every Employee knows they matter? As Interns on that Team, Emily and I focus specifically on large-scale Employee appreciation events, including our recent Culture Blitz in Houston.
Today is National Intern Day, and we interviewed Vice President Ground Operations (and former Intern!) Anthony Gregory to discuss his career path at Southwest. Read on to learn more about Anthony’s story and his advice to interns everywhere.
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.
Whether you’ve been the parent or the innocent bystander, you’ve probably encountered a child at some point during your airline travels. Oftentimes, traveling children can become impatient, frustrated, or confused during the travel process. The trick to traveling with children is to bring food, entertainment, and mostly luck, because let’s face it—children are unpredictable.
We know you have seen the headlines about children being separated from their parents, and many of you have asked if Southwest is engaging on this important topic. Please rest assured that Southwest Airlines is a Company that cares deeply about our People and the People we serve. As such, we issued the following statement.
On May 21, Southwest Airlines welcomed 162 new Interns to the Southwest Family. As the Marketing Department Operations and Planning Intern, I am fortunate to be one of the Interns selected to participate in the Campus Reach program. Read more to learn about my first day of orientation at Southwest Airlines.
One of the best ways Southwest Airlines celebrates our “Southwest Story” is through our annual One Report. Today, we are excited to announce the release of the 2017 Southwest Airlines One Report, which highlights financial performance, citizenship efforts, and key events that occurred for Southwest throughout the past year.
Southwest now serves 100 destinations across the U.S. and 10 additional countries, so if you’re looking to get away, there are always places to go and experiences to be had! Nobody knows a city and its hidden gems better than the Employees who live and work there. Check out a few of our Employees' favorite places in the Milwaukee area and share your hidden gems in our comment section below!
Mother’s Day is always special, but here at Southwest Airlines it tends to be an extra special day as many of our Employees have followed their mom’s footsteps and now work alongside them as members of the Southwest Family. Here are a few of their stories.
Today, Southwest Airlines announces our intent to serve Honolulu, HI (Oahu); Kahului, HI (Maui); Kona, HI (Island of Hawaii); Lihue, HI (Kauai). While we do not yet have details to share on exact dates or routes, they do represent our initial footprints and top priorities for the soonest service in the State of Hawaii.
Intern Kevin Satterfield works in Network Planning & Performance and helps his Team on a variety of projects. “This internship has been very rewarding. I have a profound hearing loss, which makes hearing others and, by extension, participating difficult. However, Southwest accommodated me at all stages of the interview process, provided interpreters, and continues to ensure I have all the resources to fully contribute to this wonderful Company.”