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!
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.
In California over the holidays, my toddler son received a power wheels Jeep as a gift from family. My mother thought we could easily return it to the store and have it reshipped to our home in Washington due to the large size, but that was sadly not the case.
As a last resort, we attempted to pack it up to ship as oversized baggage for our return trip home only to discover that wasn’t going to work. A wonderful Southwest Employee heard our dilemma and was determined to reunite us with my son’s holiday gift. In all honesty, I never expected to hear from him again...
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 Flight Ops Employees' favorite places in the Phoenix area and share your hidden gems in the comment section of the post!
This fall, Southwest has celebrated Disney∙Pixar’s all-new, big-screen adventure “Coco” in a variety of ways, from local Customer activations in Mexico City, to a Customer sweepstakes, to most noticeably, a “Coco”- themed Boeing 737-700 flying throughout our system. We’ve connected many of our Customers and Employees to this inspiring film, but the most meaningful way was when Southwest made a wish happen for a little boy named Nathan.
Southwest is honored to fly 50 families to Orlando for a magical 5-day all-expense paid trip to Walt Disney World for the 2017 Kidd’s Kids trip. Read on to see what Traci Liberto, the mother of two Kidd's Kids participants, says about the program.
After we planned and planned for my daughter’s sixth birthday party, a fiasco with another airline almost prevented her dad from attending the party. After experiencing incredible Customer Service with Southwest’s Employees, he made it home just in time to celebrate.
The Southwest Airlines Heart of the Community program is our commitment to building connections that bring people together and strengthen communities for a more resilient future. Since 2013, Southwest has invested $6.4 million in building connections and supported projects in 21 cities.
Everybody loves surprises, especially when there's food involved! That's why I'm eternally grateful for Southwest helping me fly the most impressive wedding cake I've ever baked from Portland to Belize to surprise my neice on her wedding day.
Colton is an incredible, social young man who has struggled mightily with independence. Soon, we will travel to Ohio to get his service dog, which will help him overcome these struggles—we can’t wait to see how Colton progresses with his new companion.
This is a guest blog post by Anjee Helstrup-Alvarez, Executive Director MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
Southwest Airlines proudly gives back to the Hispanic community during Hispanic Heritage Month and all throughout the year through its support of nonprofit organizations like MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana.
Our daughter, Brittany, was scheduled to give birth by cesarean section on December 1. Plans quickly changed when she went into labor the day following Thanksgiving—Southwest helped us get to Brittany and baby Andrew as quickly and easily as possible.
My husband, Denacio, wants to run a half or full marathon in every state across the country. Since 2015, he’s checked eight states off his list, and with the help from Southwest, I know he can attain his goal!
To celebrate Disney•Pixar’s all-new adventure, Southwest just unveiled its "Coco"-Themed Boeing 737-700 Aircraft. We hope to connect our Customers to even more colorful moments through our connection to this film about an aspiring young musician named Miguel. "Coco" opens in theaters on November 22, 2017.
America’s Longest Working Rosie the Riveter Elinor Otto began building aircraft in 1942. Since then, she has paved the way for women in aviation, and we thank her for her contributions to the industry.
It didn’t take young Aiden long to discover that he lost his stuffed greyhound on their trip. Luckily, after the greyhound took a few flights across the country, a Southwest Pilot returned it safely back to Aiden. Read on to learn more.