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Southwest CEO Gary Kelly steps up to the gate podium speaking to the crowd at the carrier's 737 MAX 8 first flight (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Joe Pesek)

Southwest Airlines Begins 2018 with Employee Bonuses and New Airplanes

The GOP tax bill has been making headlines recently and Southwest Airlines just announced a $1,000 bonus to all of its employees as a result of this tax reform. As a way for the airline to celebrate the recent passage of the tax reform legislation, the board of directors at the Dallas-based carrier authorized the cash bonus to be paid to all full-time and part-time employees on Jan. 8, 2018. Southwest Airlines expects to benefit from the new tax bill’s…