Southwest Airlines Spotlights Gay Trans Employee

Author: , July 6th, 2017

Southwest Gay Trans Employee

Southwest Airlines features Ethan Avanzino, a creative producer at the company, in a new spot for LGBTQ Pride.

“June is special for me because it is LGBT Pride Month,” says Avanzino in the spot. “As a gay transgender man, Pride is incredibly important to me because it celebrates who I am. At Southwest we say we’re a family and I really truly saw that familial love when I came out and transitioned because how I was treated before and how I’m treated now is one and the same…Having a work environment that is accepting is incredibly important for me. I’m able to just be who I am.”

By Andy Towle – Full Story at Towleroad

Southwest Airlines Offers New Wifi Deal

Author: , November 22nd, 2013

Southwest AirlinesThe FAA made smartphone users leap for joy earlier this month when they announced that electronic devices could – after years of flight attendants’ finger-wagging – be used below 10,000 feet. Now, Southwest is taking things a step further with the launch of gate-to-gate Wifi aboard all flights.

For those who have flown Southwest before and used Wifi onboard, this may seem like non-news. Indeed, it was all the way back in 2010 that Southwest first launched its in-flight Wifi program. But the distinguishing phrase here is “gate-to-gate.” This new service means Wifi for the entire flight – from the minute you sit down to the minute you disembark, you’ll have full access to email, social media, news blogs, and whatever else it is you do on the internet while traveling.

The cost of the service? $8 per device for an entire day of Wifi, including all layovers and connections.

Authored By Alex Schechter – See the Full Story at Shermans Travel

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Southwest Pilot Apologizes for Homophobic Rant

Author: , June 29th, 2011

Southwest Airlines confirmed that its employees received a written apology Tuesday from the pilot whose cockpit rant sparked anger around the globe, Local 2 Investigates reported.

“Because of the impact of my comments, I wanted to communicate with you directly,” wrote Capt. James Taylor, of Argyle, Texas.

Local 2 Investigates fought for the release of his cockpit comments that tied up an air traffic control frequency used by the FAA’s Houston Center. The tape was then played on news outlets worldwide.

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