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!
A few months ago, Nic Jepsen, a high school student, reached out to our CEO, Gary Kelly, to ask for roundtrip airfare to see his team’s nationally-recognized science experiment rocketed into space. At Southwest, we love to inspire students to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers, and our Purpose is connecting Customers to what’s important in their lives. So, we weren’t surprised to learn Gary said yes.
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.
Have you ever been on the trip of a lifetime? In November, Southwest Airlines had the privilege of flying 50 families to Walt Disney World in Orlando for the 2017 Kidd’s Kids trip. I’m not a gambler, but I’d bet the Kidd’s Kids families will tell you they went on the trip of a lifetime!
Southwest Airlines breathes new life into nearly 675,000 pounds of seat covers and other discarded materials in 2017. Collaborations are underway to upcycle, recycle, and downcycle materials in Mexico, Florida, Texas, Missouri, Arizona, and Tennessee.
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.
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.
It’s cooling down outside, but the competition on the football field is heating up. The annual rivalry between The University of Texas and The University of Oklahoma is a beloved tradition. As the Official Airline of the Red River Showdown, we have come up with our own friendly competition that can onlybe done one way—the Southwest Way.
I just shared with our Employees at our Spirit Party at Universal Studios: we’re going to Hawaii, baby! That’s right—the day is finally here that we can say we’re going to add some Aloha to our world-famous Hospitality, as Southwest Airlines will soon serve the Hawaiian Islands!
Joan Vorderbruggen has a strong vision for her hometown of Minneapolis. She sees the town's potential to act as a haven for the diverse and multi-cultural community members, and with her new position with Hennepin Theatre Trust, she hopes to help her vision come to life with a program called "5 to 10 on Hennepin."
Grab your ticket and go! For a limited time, Southwest Airlines is offering a travel sale with domestic fares starting as low as $49, $79, $99, and $129 one-way, and international fares starting as low as $99 one-way to some of our most popular destinations. Don’t delay, this sale will only last three days, so head toSouthwest.com now to book your flight.
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.
Southwest Airlines partnered with GenHERation for Discovery Days 2017 to provide a day of learning about Southwest and women in the workforce for 50 young women. Among these girls was Lilly Santiago, a SWA Ramp Agent's daughter, who previously connected with many Southwest women and spent a day in the field in Baltimore.
In recent years, the Foro Lindbergh section of Parque México has been recognized as a space that should be defined by community members. Southwest Airlines' Heart of the Community program has helped to support Foro Lindbergh as a community-led public space.
Executive Director of Indy Bike Hub YMCA Karen Ogden acts as a connector for the hub of City Market East Plaza in downtown Indianapolis. She and her team partnered with Southwest's Heart of the Community program to promote growth for this neighborhood.
After a local elementary school defied odds to make it to major soccer tournament in Orlando, they realized they wouldn't be able to afford the trip. Southwest Heart jumped into action to save the day.
Southwest teamed up with San Diego’s Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC) to aid in relief efforts for a local Houston organization, Operation Pets Alive! (OPA). A total of 64 shelter animals boarded a retiring -300 aircraft to fly from Austin to San Diego, where they will remain under the care of HWAC and available for adoption in the following weeks.