Posts Tagged ‘Southwest Airlines’

Ex-Capital One CIO Joins Naya Ventures as Entrepreneur in Residence

Posted by Lance Murray

Don Goin, a veteran chief information officer and digital leader, has joined Irving-based investment firm Naya Ventures as entrepreneur in residence.

Goin is a former CIO for Capital One, which has a large financial services campus in Plano, and Dallas-based …

DFW Companies in Top 50 of Fortune’s Most Admired List

Posted by Lance Murray

Four Dallas-Fort Worth-based companies are among the top 50 in Fortune’s list of “World’s Most Admired Companies.”

The companies are Dallas-based Southwest Airlines at No. 8, Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp., whose U.S. headquarters is in Plano, at No. 29; Irving-based …

Where ‘Big D’ Stands for Digital

Posted by Dave Moore

Presented by The Dallas Regional Chamber

As consumers and business professionals have found computers and smartphones to be essential for the way they live, work, and play, the scuffle among companies to land on home screens has intensified.

Since July …

Love Field to Get High-Tech System That Detects, Tracks Wildlife, Drones & People

Posted by Lance Murray

New technology has been authorized for Dallas Love Field that will enhance safety for aircraft taking off and landing at the city-owned airport six miles northwest of downtown Dallas.

The Dallas City Council voted recently to buy the Pharovision Wildlife …

From Seats to Shoes: Southwest Airlines, Mexican Fashion Label to ‘Upcycle’ Old Leather

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. is working with Mexican fashion label Carla Fernandez to upcycle hundreds of pounds of leather from airplane seat covers into consumer goods.

The line of products is called LUV Seat: Mexico, and the recycled seat …

North Texas Businesses Receive Top Marks for Corporate Equality

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has awarded perfect scores of 100 percent to 13 Dallas-Fort Worth companies on its 2018 Corporate Equality Index.

The CEI is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate practices and policies pertaining to lesbian, …

Personnel File: AT&T, Southwest Airlines Name New Executives

Posted by Lance Murray

Two major Dallas-based companies have announced the hiring of executives who will be charged with leading critical technology and creative components of the businesses.

AT&T Inc. has named Brian Lesser to lead and build an advertising and analytics business using …

Southwest Airlines Undertakes $800M Modernization

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines is embracing an $800 million modernization program, saying so long to paper tickets and pneumatic tubes at airports.

According to Fortune, Southwest has invested roughly $500 million into updating is reservation system — the biggest tech …

Southwest Airlines Will Speed Up Its Wi-Fi Next Year

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Southwest Airlines will have Wi-Fi on 100 percent of its aircraft within a year, the Dallas Morning News reported.

The Dallas-based airline will debut faster internet on 700 aircraft beginning next year while it phases out older Boeing 737 Classics. …

How Southwest’s Social Media Team Tackled a Crisis

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

With thousands of flights canceled, passengers and employees stranded, and the brand taking a beating on both social and traditional media, it’s hard to believe Southwest Airlines would ever want to relive the nightmare of July 20.

But that’s exactly …

Southwest Airlines Accepting Grant Applications

Posted by Nealie Sanchez

Southwest Airlines is accepting applications for its Heart of the Community grants until Dec. 5 to strengthen communities and stimulate local economies through placemaking, according to a Southwest Airlines news release.

Dallas-based Southwest and partner, Project for Public Spaces

Health Care Startup Snags Free Flights in ‘Soar To Success’ Competition

Posted by Heather Noel


When Sunny Nadolsky set out to create an online platform allowing patients to compare pricing for medical imaging services, she had two things in mind: efficiency and transparency. 

“If you’ve ever had the …

Finalists Announced in ‘Soar to Success’ Contest

Posted by Heather Noel


The finalists have been announced in the Southwest Airlines “Soar to Success” Business Pitch Competition.

The Dallas-based airline (NYSE: LUV) and Addison TreeHouse partnered for the contest, which invited women …

Southwest, TreeHouse Team Up for Pitch Competition

Posted by Lance Murray


Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. is teaming up with the Addison TreeHouse to support the local startup community by starting a new business competition.

Called the Southwest Airlines “Soar …

History of Aviation: How DFW Took Flight as a World Leader

Posted by Sarah Bennett


Dallas-Fort Worth is one of the world’s major aviation centers, growing from the early small air fields to become the home of the world’s largest airline, the world’s biggest …

Why Airline In-flight Tech will Continue to Soar

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

The MRO Americas held its 21st annual conference and exhibition at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas this week.

MRO Americas Aviation Week is a the three-day event that brings the aerospace industry’s top thought leaders and experts …

Southwest Airlines Takes Social Media to New Heights

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Southwest Airlines has more than 30 employees working to keep the airline’s Twitter and Facebook accounts live, active and responsive 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

It’s a must in today’s world where disgruntled customers will take to …