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Southwest Airlines® is a Diamond Level sponsor of the National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA). Let us know how to reach you and we’ll keep you updated on the latest job opportunities.

We're proud to be recognized as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index recognized us as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality for the eighth consecutive year.

Bring your whole self to work.

"Southwest Airlines strives to foster a safe and welcoming environment where everyone can feel comfortable and valued regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity."

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Steven Tustin

Southwest Captain and NGPA Board Chair

"Southwest Airlines is a Company that encourages you to be yourself no matter your race, gender, orientation, creed, color, or religion."

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Anita Weaver

Customer Service Supervisor

"I'm proud to be an LGBTQ Employee at Southwest because our passion for spreading love and acceptance isn't limited on our aircraft."

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Tom Eisele

Flight Attendant

Our Heart starts with our People.

Want to work in a unique, People-first Culture, with competitive benefits and a solid record of job security? Southwest Airlines is growing, and we’re looking for top-notch Employees to grow with us.


Benefits for First Officers you'll love: 
  • Fly for free on any open seat on all Southwest flights, see all the destinations Southwest serves (your eligible dependents fly, too)
  • 15% non-elective contribution (B-Fund) deposited into your 401(k)*
  • A ProfitSharing contribution toward retirement—when we profit, you profit*
  • Competitive health insurance for you and your eligible dependents
  • Opportunity to purchase 10% off Southwest Airlines common stock, LUV, traded on NYSE
  • Company-paid Loss of License

*ProfitSharing contributions are subject to the plan’s vesting schedule and are made at the discretion of the Company. 

Every. Single. One. Of. Us.

At Southwest Airlines, we’re committed to our diversity journey, we value equity among our Employees and Customers, and we drive for an inclusive workplace and business.
Pro tips:
  • Don’t include simulator or rotorcraft flight time.  
  • Time logged as WSO, RIO, FE NAV, EWO, or UAV also doesn’t count.
  • If applicable, don’t forget to select High School Diploma or GED on Pilot Credentials, as this is a minimum requirement.

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