Beginning today, there will be some changes in the cost of using Rapid Rewards® Points to purchase tickets at Southwest. It’s our hope that the updates to our Rapid Rewards® program will make it more attractive for you to redeem the fare type that fits your travel needs.
In 2007, Southwest Airlines proudly launched the Medical Transportation Grant Program (MTGP) to help provide nonprofit hospitals and medical organizations across the nation with roundtrip tickets for patients and/or caregivers in need. We are pleased to share the 2018 MTGP recipients includes 79 hospitals across the United States, including 3 hospitals that are brand new to the program this year!
We are excited to share the ability to view the standby list is now accessible on your mobile device! All Travelers are now able to see their location on the standby list via the Southwest mobile app (for both iOS and Android) or the Southwest mobile website (mobile.southwest.com).
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.
Today, we are thrilled to welcome Louisiana One as the 12th state-themed aircraft* in Southwest Airlines’ specialty fleet! On the heels of New Orleans’ tri-centennial celebration, Southwest is thanking our Employees and loyal Customers for 39 years of dedicated service with a state-dedicated Boeing 737-700 emblazoned with an artist’s rendition of the Louisiana State flag.
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.
We are thrilled to share our Repurpose with Purpose program video has been entered at the 2018 International Corporate Citizenship Film Festival. We’re proud to celebrate our talented Employees and partners who have made this program possible. To reach the final round of the film finalists, we need your help to spread the LUV!
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.
Southwest Airlines is proud to share that it has been recognized by the American Society of Professional Communicators (ASPC) for its 2016 Southwest Airlines One Report. The One Report highlights the many ways Southwest brings to life its Purpose of connecting People to what’s important in their lives through friendly, reliable, and low-cost air travel.
On Saturday, Southwest flew its third humanitarian animal rescue flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Baltimore/Washington to help relocate animals off the island after many were impacted by Hurricane Maria. It all started with a call to Southwest from Lucky Dog Animal Rescue, an animal rescue organization based in the D.C. area and their partner in Puerto Rico, PR Animals. Seeing our Employees come together and donate their time to make an effort such as this happen, make me so proud to work for Southwest Airlines!
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.