As part of Southwest Airline’s Community Outreach efforts, we are proud to sponsor up-and-coming artists, especially those representing the LGBTQ+ and ally community. Read more to hear a firsthand account from an Employee who attended The Concert for Love & Acceptance through our partnership with GLAAD.
Since 2017, Southwest has served as presenting sponsor of the Luck Reunion, a boutique music festival hosted at Willie Nelson’s legendary ranch in Luck, Texas, 30 miles outside of Austin. As an extension of this partnership, Southwest has teamed up with the Luck Reunion to create a three-part series that highlights musicians and the destinations that have inspired them. Read more to get the inside scoop on Sites and Sounds.
For more than a decade, East Oakland Youth Development Center has been a community partner of Southwest Airlines. Read more to hear from President and CEO, Regina Jackson, on her memorable experience on Southwest’s inaugural flight to Maui and the volunteer efforts she participated in during her time in the Aloha State.
In February, we kicked off a nationwide search for the Next Great Southwest Storyteller. Thousands entered their best travel photos using the #SouthwestStorytellers hashtag on Instagram, but only one storyteller was crowned the grand prize winner.
Read more to learn about all of our finalists as they’re worthy of mentioning and congratulating for their creative talents and compelling stories.
For our first flight from Oakland to Maui, we invited Maui local, Lily Meola, onboard to perform Live at 35 to celebrate the music community in Maui and surprise our Customers onboard the inaugural flight. Read more to learn how Lily Meola’s performance made this inaugural flight even more special and helped our Customers connect to the culture of Hawaii.
Longtime friends, Devin and Kevin love flying Southwest Airlines. They also love their Chase Rapid Rewards credit card. Read on to learn how a simple post on Instagram led to an epic adventure and reunion to see Brett Eldridge’s Christmas Show in New York City.
The Southwest Mobile Boarding Pass is a smart way to save paper and ink all while making the airport experience easier to navigate for our Customers. Read more to discover how our very own Southwest Community Champions, some of our most active Community Members, use the Mobile Boarding Pass on nearly every trip they fly.
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!
Luck Reunion is boutique music festival near Austin, TX, that celebrates music, old and new. The festival features trailblazers of American roots music and up-and-coming artists. Southwest Airlines has once again joined forces with the festival as the presenting sponsor to support the next generation of Artists On The Rise. Read on for more details on how you can enter for a chance to win tickets to Luck Reunion and a legendary experience at the festival.
Last year, we had the world meet our Southwest Storytellers. Eleven incredible influencers, content creators, adventure seekers, and Southwest social brand ambassadors from across the United States who collectively traveled hundreds of thousands of miles in just a few short months. We heard from many of our Customers via social media, email, and even phone calls to our Customer Service Team that you wanted to join this incredible program. Read more to find out how to apply!
Since 2013, the Southwest Airlines Heart of the Community Program, in partnership with Project for Public Spaces (PPS), has awarded grants and placemaking technical assistance to organizations across the United States and Mexico. This year, in our collective effort to help communities and cities shape their future through public space, we are proud to continue our support of placemaking work in San Diego, California and San Antonio, Texas through grants of technical assistance from PPS.
At Southwest, we connect People to what’s important in their lives and we’ve found that music is a passion point for our Customers and Employees. Our Boeing 737 MAX. This aircraft allows us to enhance our Customer Experience through a music-infused cabin experience featuring playlists for boarding and deplaning. Read more to learn how we curate this experience, our current playlist available now, and share your favorite song with us!
Sharing our Heart is a big part of Southwest Airlines and for years, we’ve been dedicated to living responsibly and respecting our resources. As you might have seen on Lifetime last night, we had the unique opportunity to celebrate this dedication by being featured in the fan-favorite, Unconventional Materials episode of Project Runway All Stars!
Read more to hear about this fun partnership and how you can purchase limited edition accessories inspired by the collaboration.
During the month of January, advocates, organizations, and individuals around the globe are uniting to raise awareness about the hidden issue of human trafficking. In recognition of the month, we invite you to learn more about the human trafficking issue and the organizations that Southwest supports.
Southwest Customers Julie and Joanna had a goal of attending a hockey game at every arena in the United States. So, with the perfect assist from Southwest’s Rapid Rewards Program, the two checked off all 31 arenas on their list, and realized their journey was just beginning. Read more to hear how they made this dream a reality!
Southwest Airlines announced today the 24 nonprofit organizations across the United States that will be receiving a portion of a $1 million grant program. These organizations are tasked with using the funds to support one of the following programs: K-12 STEM Education (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), building a resilient workforce, and leadership development.
The holiday season is here which means airports are busier than usual as travelers head to visit family and friends. While holiday travel may seem daunting, there’s no need to fret! At Southwest, we want holiday travel to be as stress-free as possible so we’ve pulled together a few tips and tricks to make the season a little brighter.
Music is a universal language that speaks directly to the soul, which makes it the medium of choice for nonprofit organization Musicians on Call (MOC). Since 2017, Southwest Airlines has been proud to partner with MOC to help bring joy and hope into the lives of hospital patients across the country. Hear from Southwest Employee Marcy Mulnix about her experience volunteering with MOC and representing the organization with her husband at this year’s LUV Classic Golf Tournament & Party!
As the temperatures fall and the snow possibly piles up on the ground, it’s a great time to remember what the holiday season is all about: giving back. Giving back is the Heart of our work at Southwest Airlines, and we’re excited to share how a group of our Employees set their sights on volunteerism all the way in Peru. Read on to learn more about their work, and how Southwest’s Tickets for Time program continues to pay the effort forward.