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Pilots & Flight Operations

Southwest Airlines®  Pilots are responsible for flying our aircraft throughout our system, while maintaining the highest level of Safety and professionalism. We think our Pilots are the most hardworking and Fun-LUVing Pilots in the industry. Southwest Airlines Pilots are Leaders both in and out of the cockpit who take care of our internal and external Customers to create a one-of-a-kind experience only found at Southwest Airlines.

Our Flight Operations Department consists of Pilot Bases, a Flight Training Center, Operations Coordinator Center, Crew Scheduling, Planning, and Payroll and Administration. Our entire Flight Operations Team is dedicated to providing safe, efficient, and Customer-oriented flights. You can take your career at Southwest Airlines as high as you would like...and the sky really is the limit on the Flight Operations Team.
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