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.

Don Goin

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

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.


Southwest Airlines has reached a multiyear collaboration with Mexican fashion label Carla Fernández that

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 …