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VikkiMoore Employee
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Today, Southwest is excited to introduce its newest installment of the Emerging Leader Development Program (ELDP), ELDP California, which is an incredible career development opportunity for local and prospective candidates looking to lead in one of our host locations: Los Angeles (LAX), San Diego (SAN), and San Jose (SJC).

 

Read more to hear from Customer Service Manager Vikki Moore on her experience as a Leader at San Diego International Airport. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply now through June 28.

 

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rgreen1 Employee
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Read more for an update on our current plans surrounding the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

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andreso Employee
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From day one at Southwest Airlines, Baltimore Ramp Supervisor and Petty Officer Second Class in the United States Coast Guard Andres Oquendo felt the difference.

 

Read more to discover how Andres found a long-term career at Southwest, where he can lead while helping other active service members and veterans find their path, too.

 

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tromo1 Employee
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Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Tammy Romo is thrilled to see Southwest win Airline of the Year by Airfinance Journal. The award, which is a recognition of the best Return on Total Capital, is a great honor. Read more to get Tammy’s take on the recent accolades.

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Lindsey Employee
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Southwest Airlines is proud to be a finalist and Gold Honoree for Best Online Community in the 2019 Shorty Awards.

 

 

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GaryKelly Employee
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Southwest Airline’s Chairman of the Board and CEO Gary Kelly provides an update on Southwest’s financials and the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft series. 

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kitrickm Employee
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Southwest Airlines is leading the world to a more sustainable future by improving how we do business. Read more to take a behind the scenes look into how we guide our citizenship efforts.

 

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TomNealon Employee
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Read more for an update on our current plans surrounding the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from Southwest Airlines President Tom Nealon.

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aeliasen Employee
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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.

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dominiquebyrd Employee
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Southwest’s Emerging Leader Development Program (ELDP) is an 18-month job rotational program that seeks to train and develop excellent Frontline and Operational Leaders for Southwest Airlines. Upon successful completion of the program, participants are placed in a Leadership role in one of the airports we serve or a Customer Support and Services Center anywhere in the Southwest system, based on business need.

 

Read on to hear firsthand how Human Resources Non-Commissioned Officer at the United States Army, Dominque Byrd, discovered leadership skills she never knew she had. And in the process: a career at Southwest Airlines. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply now through February 17.

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jwaddy Employee
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Southwest’s Emerging Leader Development Program (ELDP) is an 18-month job rotational program that seeks to train and develop excellent Frontline and Operational Leaders for Southwest Airlines. Upon successful completion of the program, participants are placed in a Leadership role in one of the airports we serve or a Customer Support and Services Center anywhere in the Southwest system, based on business need.

 

Read on to hear firsthand how LAX Station Services Manager Jeff Waddy grew skills to better serve our Customers through his experiences in the program and at Southwest Airlines University (SWA U), our state-of-the-art training facility. And in the process: a career at Southwest Airlines. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply now through February 17.

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arucker Employee
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Travel this week to many of our East Coast destinations as well as Punta Cana and San Juan, Puerto Rico may be affected by Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Isaac. 

 

Read more for additional details on our operations, flight status and rebooking options, and hear directly from our Dispatch and Meteorology Teams who are preparing our operation for the upcoming storms and members of our Social Care Team to learn more about how they are helping our Customers make adjustments to their travel.

 

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dallasthomas Employee
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Starting September 17, Southwest Airlines will have updated policies that will affect our Customers who travel with an emotional support animal or trained service animal. We hope these changes give our Customers clearer guidelines about the types of animals that can travel on our planes. Read more to learn addiitonal details about these updated policies. 

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AEdwards1904 Employee
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Southwest’s Emerging Leader Development Program (ELDP) is an 18-month job rotational program that seeks to train and develop excellent frontline and operational Leaders for Southwest Airlines. Upon successful completion of the program, participants are placed in a Leadership role anywhere in the Southwest system, based on business need. Read on to hear firsthand from a recent participant of the program! Interested applicants are encouraged to apply now through August 19.

 

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lstone Employee
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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.

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lstone Employee
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Our fourth annual Southwest Summer Camp is underway, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome over 160 campers (who are dependents of Southwest Employees) to our Headquarters this week! Additionally, we are hosting a few students from GenHERation and a few students whose nationally-recognized science experiment was sent to space. Most of these campers aren’t of legal voting age yet, but they just might be future Southwest Employees. In fact, that’s kind of the point.

 

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ToddS Employee
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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.

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GaryKelly Employee
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When I think about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., there are several words that come to mind: civility, equality, respect, love, service, and community to name a few. Today is a great reminder of the responsibility we each have to do our part to show kindness to one another and to embrace civility, even in difficult times. 

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JoeKMet
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Located in Network Operations Control (NOC) at Southwest’s Headquarters, the Meteorology Team consists of 10 operational meteorologists who specialize in impact-oriented forecasting and weather communication. The conclusions from our meteorologists are used in strategic and tactical decision support across all of Southwest’s operations.

 

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jgarbelotti
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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 as full-time Southwest Employees.

 

Jake Garbelotti interned twice in the Technical Operations Department, in Fall 2013 and Summer 2014. He is now a Material Planner I in Technical Operations. Read on for more.

 

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SherryGib
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Once we felt the full impact of Hurricane Harvey, it was apparent no planes would be taking off from Houston Hobby anytime soon. I have never seen so much rain or the lightning and tornadoes that accompanied it. Meanwhile, Southwest had been working around the clock to get us out of Houston. When a brief break in the heavy rain occurred around mid-afternoon on Saturday, Southwest managed to evacuate 500-600 Passengers. Thanks to Southwest it was not the nightmare it could have been.

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JoeKMet
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Joe_BridgeWorking.jpgOur meteorologists work on the bridge in the NOC, and utilize up to seven computer monitors to analyze weather data, build graphics, and collaborate with each other as well as other forecasters in the National Weather Service.

Located in Network Operations Control (NOC) at Southwest’s Headquarters, the Meteorology Team consists of 10 operational meteorologists who specialize in impact-oriented forecasting and weather communication. The conclusions from our meteorologists are used in strategic and tactical decision support across all of Southwest’s operations.

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rwest Employee
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Our Southwest story began more than 50 years ago in San Antonio when southwest Co-Founders Herb Kelleher and Rollin King first sat down to discuss the “crazy” idea of starting an airline. Since then, our Company not only survived, but became the envy of just about every other airline out there. It’s a story worth keeping track of, and that’s exactly what we do within our Corporate Archive at Southwest's Headquarters in Dallas.

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marynewsome
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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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lorrainechomel
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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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MikeVandeVen
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737thRibbon.JPGTo mark the occasion, Boeing hosted a ribbon cutting and signing ceremony at their Seattle Delivery Center. On hand to officially accept the 737th (N8533S) were Southwest’s Managers of Aircraft Field Services Bill Rogers and Peggy Hain.

Southwest Airlines started in 1971 as a mighty airline with only three aircraft. Last Thursday, almost 46 years later, we reached an exciting Southwest milestone by taking delivery of our 737th brand new 737!

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clewis730 Employee
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While you may be familiar with the Customer Service Agent who helps you at the airport, the Flight Attendant who serves you drinks and Hospitality at 35,000 feet, and the Pilot who get you safely to your destination, there are hundreds of Teams who work behind the scenes to keep Southwest successful and our Customers happy.  Here is one such group: Business Development.

 

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AshleeDuncan Employee
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Think back—who motivated, supported, and inspired you when you were starting to consider your future career? Did a certain individual play a pivotal role in your career development? As you think about these two questions, were you immediately inspired or did you have to take time to reflect on a series of events? 

We asked some of our incredible Southwest women to share their stories.

 

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rwest Employee
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A little less than a month after Herb Kelleher filed papers to establish our Company, the aircraft that would become the cornerstone of Southwest airlines operation took flight for the first time on April 9, 1967.  Over the weekend, a birthday party was held at Boeing Field in Seattle to celebrate the half century of service of the 737.

 

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kgao
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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. Kiki Gao is one example. She interned in the Corporate Tax Department in spring 2013, and is now a Tax Accountant within Corporate Tax.

 

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