Southwest Airlines was founded in 1971 in Dallas, Texas
Headquarters / Main Hub:
Southwest is based in Dallas, Texas. Its main hub is Dallas Love Field Airport, as well as hubs in Las Vegas and Chicago.
Frequent Flyer and Global Alliance:
Southwest's frequent flyer program is Rapid Rewards. They are not currently associated with a global alliance of airlines.
Frequent flyer info
Major Crashes / Incidents:
Southwest Airlines has not had a crash that resulted in loss of life on board. However, in December of 2005 it did have a flight that skidded off the runway at Chicago's Midway Airport, and killed a boy traveling in a car that was hit by the plane as it skid.
Southwest Airlines is a pioneer in low cost airlines, fighting legal battles for over 3 years in order to be allowed to fly. The legal fight was documented in an odd way and became a children's book.