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ACavanagh24 Employee Rank
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The Southwest Heart is about loving people, building resilience, and living responsibly. Whether it’s through a Companywide initiative or on an individual basis, our Employees extend their Hearts in service—they create community wherever they are by volunteering time, talent, and Heart to make a difference. 

 

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Shortly after turning 50, I wanted to do something fun for my 50s. I wanted to travel, I wanted to write, I wanted to meet new people … and I wanted to barefoot water ski.

 

Out of all those passions, a quest was born. I wanted to barefoot water ski in all 50 states! I was going to give myself a full 10 years to complete the quest and enjoy every aspect of it.

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We are going to need a bigger boat! Southwest Airlines is teaming up with Discovery Channel’s Shark Week and invites you to enter for a chance to win an all-inclusive trip to Guadalupe Island, Mexico for the adventure of a lifetime.

 

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If you’re looking to get away for a few days or even a week, there are always places to go and experiences to be had—especially when you get to visit one of Southwest’s 99 cities across the United States and 10 additional countries! 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 Cincinnati area and share your hidden gems in our comment section below!

 

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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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ACavanagh24 Employee Rank
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Twice a year, Southwest Airlines organizes a companywide initiative that encourages Employees to come together and spend time volunteering in their local communities. During this year’s spring companywide initiative, hundreds of Employees put their Hearts in Action and participated in more than 70 projects across the system.

 

To help us create impact and make this volunteer event a success, we teamed up with one of our sustainability partners, the Student Conservation Association (SCA) to bring conservation projects to cities across the country.

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“In life there will be highs and lows. The secret is to stay balanced through it all.”

Jess Gartner, Founder, Allovue

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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.

 

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It’s taken me nearly eight years to write this story waiting for the happy ending and now it’s finally time for me to share my Rapid Rewards love story.

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Since 2013, the Southwest Airlines Heart of the Community program, in partnership with Project for Public Spaces, has awarded more than $3.6 million in grants and placemaking technical assistance to 20 organizations across the U.S. and Mexico City to transform their public spaces into thriving community gathering places.

 

Learn more about each of our 2018 Southwest Heart of the Community grant recipients and check out what they hope to accomplish through this program!

 

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My daughter’s high school robotics team competed at the World Championship in Houston recently, and they specifically chose to leave competition early so they would be home in time to celebrate their Senior Prom. All was going according to plan and spirits were high until they learned that their flight had a five hour delay which would put them home mere minutes before prom was to begin. Would senior prom be ruined? Not a chance with Southwest!

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Emerging Leaders Program Participants LEAP for their dreams. With Southwest Airlines' support, LEAP is able to bring a diverse group of individuals together in Los Angeles and New York. Participants who had not been able to travel for leadership training are now able to learn from other Asian and Pacific Islanders across the country. This national perspective has inspired creative solutions and professional opportunities. 

 

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MelanieGraham Employee Rank
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“Vacations are the best reward to rest, refocus, and refresh the body, soul, and mind.”

Maryann Reyes Jackmon, Senior Director of External Relations, California State University Office of the Chancellor

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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!

 

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“Languages have the power to unite the world.” —Judy Jenner, Co-owner, Twin Translations 

 

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Earlier this year, Southwest Airlines welcomed an inaugural group of “Southwest Storytellers” to our Headquarters in Dallas for a dose of Southwest Hospitality and history before they began their year-long journey as our first social media ambassadors. You are encouraged to follow along on their adventures using the hashtag #SouthwestStorytellers or through their personal social media handles on all social channels. 

 


                                                       

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ClaireD
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“Every person has his or her own unique story, and I love that about travel.”

Roberto Treviño, President of Waste Operations, Southern Enterprises

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We’ve pulled together four tips below to help you prepare for the Southwest sponsored music festival, Luck Reunion!

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When each of my sons finished their junior year of high school, I took them on a cross-country road trip to see the back roads of America and visit colleges. Each of the trips started with a Southwest Airlines flight from Boston to San Francisco, and each trip included a baseball game. A few weeks after the trip with my youngest son in 2006, my oldest asked “Dad, how long would it take to see all the major league parks?” I replied “Let’s find out.” 

 

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As a young couple trying to make a life in the Bay Area, we have found that although keeping a budget is the responsible thing to do, it's not always fun. Ryan and I have become experts at creatively having fun within a budget. Enter what has been affectionately named: the Epic 12-hour date day!

 

 

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It’s not a secret that here at Southwest Airlines, we are a Company that has always shown love, support, and admiration for our Military. When we discovered Olivia was seeking assistance with arranging roundtrip airfare for her father, a Vietnam Veteran, to travel to Florida to meet his grandchildren and great grandson—all of whom her father had never met before, we sprung into action. 

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Southwest is returning for a second year as the official presenting sponsor of the Luck Reunion, a boutique music festival hosted on Willie Nelson’s “Luck, TX” ranch. The event celebrates and cultivates the evolution of American Roots, and we’re giving you a chance to join us as a VIP!

 

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Pete_JasonMyers.jpg“The patients we serve know they can count on us for a smiling face and an uplifting tune.”

—Pete Griffin, President, Musicians On Call

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Southwest is returning for a second year as the official presenting sponsor of the Luck Reunion, a boutique music festival hosted on Willie Nelson’s “Luck, TX” ranch and we're giving five lucky Artists on the Rise a chance to join the line-up.

 

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SuperSportsFan
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I’ve attended my first three Super Bowl weekends in New Orleans, San Diego, and Detroit and during my time in the host cities, I attended the great free or low-cost events that the NFL hosts. Thanks to Southwest Airlines, I am able to travel around the country easily for football.

 

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rbarry Employee Rank
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Capture2.JPGHonoring History, Continuing the Legacy. Southwest Airlines has proudly partnered with the Tuskegee Airmen on the Continuing the Legacy program for more than 10 years.

 

 

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aeliasen Employee Rank
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For the second year in a row, Southwest is teaming up with Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl, the cutest competition in sports history. Catch an exclusive preview on Southwest flights and tune in February 3 on Animal Planet.

 

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“Make sure what you are doing matters.”
Aaron Stevens, Senior Director, Global Partnerships, OtterBox

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My family’s love of Disney started from a young age. One of our long-running family daydreams (always talked about, but never expected) has been to buy Annual Passes to Disney. Sadly, it just never made sense as we live in New Mexico and wouldn’t be able to put it to good use. Last year, however, something rather magical happened when I earned Southwest’s Companion Pass and we were able to make that dream a reality!

 

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