Southwest Airlines® Flight Operations at the International Women in Aviation (WAI) Conference.

Say hello.

Thanks for flying by! We're so glad you're here. Southwest® is proud to be a Premier Level Sponsor of WAI. Visit us at Booth 241 or at one of our briefings below in Governor's D room.​​​​​​​
Thursday, March 17
Destination 225°® briefing 3:00-3:45 p.m.

First Officer hiring briefing 4:00-4:45 p.m.
Friday, March 18
First Officer hiring briefing 3:00-3:45 p.m.

​​​​​​​Destination 225° briefing 4:00-4:45 p.m.
Saturday, March 19
First Officer hiring briefing 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Destination 225° briefing 12:00-12:45 p.m.

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. 

Our Purpose and Vision.

From the very beginning, Southwest Airlines has been a maverick in the airline and Customer Service industries. We set ourselves apart as the airline with Heart by connecting our Customers to the moments that matter.
Southwest Airplane on a tarmac at sunrise.
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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