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cacharbonneau Employee Rank
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Our Purpose at Southwest Airlines is to connect People to what's important in their lives through friendly, reliable, and low-cost air travel. We’re thrilled to share some of the recent family travel success stories that our Customers shared with us!

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At Southwest Airlines, we love to inspire future generations to succeed, and one of the many ways we do that is through our Adopt-A-Pilot program. Since 1997, our Pilots have dedicated their own time to help students define, articulate, and plan for future success; all while enjoying fun-filled lessons! But for these father-son duos, this program has become more than fun—it’s become a family legacy.  

 

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It’s taken me nearly eight years to write this story waiting for the happy ending and now it’s finally time for me to share my Rapid Rewards love story.

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MHS.jpgSouthwest’s Campus Reach Team identifies and engages future Southwest Employees at an early age to hopefully inspire an interest in a career in aviation. Recently, we had the opportunity to host a special group of students at William P. Hobby Airport in Houston after Houston ABC Channel 13’s Foti Kallergis reached out to us.

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My daughter’s high school robotics team competed at the World Championship in Houston recently, and they specifically chose to leave competition early so they would be home in time to celebrate their Senior Prom. All was going according to plan and spirits were high until they learned that their flight had a five hour delay which would put them home mere minutes before prom was to begin. Would senior prom be ruined? Not a chance with Southwest!

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Our Vision at Southwest Airlines is to be the world’s most loved, most flown, and most profitable airline. We strive to deliver Outstanding Hospitality to our Customers day in and day out as we serve over 100 destinations across the U.S. and 10 additional countries. Our Employees are the Heart of our Company and interact daily with our Customers. Read more to hear some of the recent travel stories that our Customers shared with us!

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Mother’s Day is always special, but here at Southwest Airlines it tends to be an extra special day as many of our Employees have followed their mom’s footsteps and now work alongside them as members of the Southwest Family. Here are a few of their stories.

 

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saraluvsbob
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I stowed my luggage and when I went to look for a seat, just to my right, there was a woman with long, dark hair with an open seat next to her. I don't remember anything about whoever was in the window seat. It was at that moment—I realized in retrospect—that my mind centered on what would end up being my most successful pick-up line ever.

 

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image1.jpegEmployees are the Heart of our business at Southwest. They help us connect People to what’s important in their lives through friendly, reliable, and low-cost air travel. We know from our 2017 fall campaign that behind every seat is a story, but there’s also a story behind every Employee across the system. SMF Ops Agent Jay Thomas and DEN First Officer Mike McGee are no exceptions.

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mcminnemily Employee Rank
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Our Vision at Southwest Airlines is to be the world’s most loved, most flown, and most profitable airline. We strive to deliver Outstanding Hospitality to our Customers day in and day out as we serve over 100 destinations across the U.S. and 10 additional countries. Our Employees are the Heart of our Company and interact daily with our Customers. Read more to hear some of the recent travel stories that our Customers shared with us!

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hannahbuhr
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During a memorable Southwest inflight “wedding,” a bouquet was made out of napkins and coffee packets, the usual veil was crafted lovingly out of peanut packages and coffee stirrers, and of course, videos and pictures were taken to commemorate the special occasion.

 

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Southwest Airlines and The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) have partnered together the last 14 years for the annual "¡Lánzate! / Take Off!" Program. The program provides an opportunity for college students to travel home to see family.

  

For one of last year’s recipients, Emily Rojas, the award meant the world to her.

 

When I moved from California to attend college across the country in Washington D.C., I always assumed I was going to travel back home for the holidays. However, when my family and I realized how much it would financially cost us for me to go back home, we knew it wasn’t something we could afford. After two years away at school, I was finally able to make the trip back home for Thanksgiving thanks to the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) and Southwest Airlines.

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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. 

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Three years ago, we met on a Southwest flight and this July is our wedding. Thanks, Southwest Airlines for helping me connect with my fiancé after spending time together in the airport, sitting next to each other on the flight, and working on a crossword puzzle together.

 

 

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Capture2.JPGHonoring History, Continuing the Legacy. Southwest Airlines has proudly partnered with the Tuskegee Airmen on the Continuing the Legacy program for more than 10 years.

 

 

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LindaRutherford Employee Rank
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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! 

 

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Hannie888
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When my Grandma fell terminally ill at 92, I went to Dallas to be with her in her final days and to support my Mom. Thanks to a chance encounter at the airport and Southwest's open seating policy; I was able to reconnect with someone from my past after one of the most emotional weeks of my life. To this day, I swear my Grandma Bette sent Rick to be with me that day not wanting me to be alone and not wanting me to stop believing in love.

 

 

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As a first time solo-flyer, 13-year-old Nathan was a bit nervous traveling from Rochester, New York, to Tampa, Florida, without the help of his parents. For Nathan, traveling to see his grandparents was a big adventure–especially since he was making the journey all by himself!

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"She, of course, said yes, and the rest is history." -Jacob Erlick


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What's could possibly top a family vacation in Vegas? Meeting your future husband on the returning flight to Denver sure comes close! Here's how Kristina and Adam found love in the air. 

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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. 

 

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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!

 

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Southwest Airlines Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of its Medical Transportation Grant Program by Donating 10,000 Roundtrip Flights.

 

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When a Southwest Flight Attendant announced that "Someone is going to fall in love," I never thought it would be me! 

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3_izauld.jpgPHX Southwest Coheart, Steve Land, Ground Operations – Provisioning Operations Manager, shares about his personal connection, involvement, and perspective about the Southwest Resilient Communities commitment to the Park South community.

 

 

 

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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. 

 

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Southwest has made our long distance love story a possibility.

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At Southwest, patriotism runs deep and we’re proud of the more than 7,500 veterans who we have the honor to also call our Cohearts. For Emily Estapa, the Director of the Network Operations Control Network, a life in aviation was always in the cards.

 

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Southwest Airlines is proud to announce that for the third consecutive year, we earned 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 16th Annual Scorecard on LGBTQ Workplace Equality!

 

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Over the past few years, I've been on many Southwest flights. Most recently, I had a very memorable one where a Pilot flew his last commercial flight. From his family's presence to the fire department's water salute, this was such a special flight to be a part of.

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