Photo of Flight Crew and Military Ambassadors in front of Freedom One

Southwest Airlines® Flight Operations at
​​​​​​​The Pilot Network Conference.

Say hello.

Thanks for flying by! We're so glad you're here. Visit our Team on the fifth floor in Terminal C or at one of our briefings below.
Saturday, April 23
First Officer hiring briefing 1315-1400
Sunday, April 24
​​​​​​​First Officer hiring briefing 1400-1445

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 here (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. 

Freedom One.

Freedom One is a Boeing 737-800 emblazoned with a stylized flag of the United States of America and features 50 stars and 13 stripes. This aircraft is a high-flying tribute to 50 years of Southwest Airlines service with a symbol of unwavering pride for our Nation and its heroes. 

Photo of Freedom One
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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