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.
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.”
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!
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 Seattle area and share your hidden gems in our comment section below!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.