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Defining the Future of the Public Research University

UC San Diego Safe and Sound Keeping citizens of the world safe from cybercrime, political violence, global conflict and environmental disasters requires innovation. At UC San Diego, the campus “DNA” of invention, experimentation and observation encourages a laser-sharp focus on discoveries and new technologies. Our interdisciplinary research centers allow faculty to come together and collaborate to find solutions to society’s most serious issues.

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Solving Societal Problems With Technology

Stefan Savage, Ph.D.

The commercial enterprise of data mining and the economics of cybercrime have created vulnerabilities, inspiring Stefan Savage, Ph.D., to consider the public-policy implications of cybersecurity. In the near future, Internet immunology may have less to do with the technology and more to do with human relations. His work reveals how computer science is catalyzing scientific advances and solving societal problems.

Advising on Political Violence

Barbara Walter, Ph.D.

Outcomes of rebel civil wars and the rise of Islamic extremism are the vital research topics of political scientist Barbara Walter, Ph.D. Her expertise on international security, terrorism and counter-terrorism has been sought after by the U.S. State Department, CIA and numerous foreign governments.

Building International Trust and Security

Tai Ming Cheung, Ph.D.

Understanding Chinese defense and national security is important work at UC’s Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, one of the premier think tanks in the U.S. Director Tai Ming Cheung, Ph.D., brings together representatives from the U.S. and Asia to analyze security in the region and promote strategic trust to reduce the risk of conflict in Northeast Asia.

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Wildfires are one of the most intractable— and unpredictable—environmental threats in Southern California. The best defense is to get ahead of them. Ilkay Altintas, Ph.D., and her team at WIFIRE use cutting-edge technology at the campus’ San Diego Supercomputer Center to monitor and forecast where a wildfire is heading while it’s burning. The information helps firefighters and first responders to evacuate areas and keep people safe.

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In Criticism of Praise

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According to the latest research by psychologists, our kids lose when we constantly offer approval. One doting mother sets out to break the cycle. by Heidi Stevens

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In Every Issue Gary’s Greeting Saludos de Gary You Made Our Day Our Star Rapid Rewards Freedom Story 26 From the Editor 28 Feedback 32 Contributors

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Happy New Year! Customers and the challenges of an ever-changing operating environment. That transformation has resulted in some major changes, including the acquisition and subsequent integration of AirTran Airways; an all-new Rapid Rewards program; the addition of the 737-800 model to our fleet; the launch of international service for the first time in our history; the repeal of the Wright Amendment; and a bold, new look to our Brand—just to name a few. That’s a lot of change in a fairly short period of time. This year, however, our focus is on the things that have not changed at

Southwest: Hospitality and Reliability. For 43 years, we’ve hung our hat on providing the best Customer Service in the industry with the most reliable operation. I’m immensely proud of our proven track record on both. And we resolve, once again, to deliver a reliable, low-cost product in the most hospitable way. At Southwest, Hospitality means treating one another like Family and our Customers like guests in our home. Our Employees are world-famous for establishing meaningful connections with our Customers in a way that is specific, genuine, and welcoming. Reliability is pretty simple: We don’t want to let you down. We intend to get you where you want, when you want, hopefully exceeding your expectations along the way. Hospitality and Reliability go hand in hand, and we know that we must have both to delight our Customers. I’m also mindful of the fact that Hospitality and Reliability are not resolutions that can be achieved and crossed off our list. They are not destinations but rather a journey of constantly improving on the things we set out to accomplish 43 years ago. So thank you for coming along for the ride all these years. I wish you and yours all the best in 2015!

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¡Feliz Año Nuevo! desafíos de un ambiente operativo en constante cambio. El proceso de transformación generó cambios importantes, como la compra y posterior integración de AirTran Airways; un programa Rapid Rewards completamente nuevo; la llegada del modelo 737-800 a nuestra flota; el lanzamiento del servicio internacional por primera vez en nuestra historia; la derogación de la Enmienda Wright; y un nuevo y atractivo look para nuestra marca, por mencionar solo algunos. Sin lugar a dudas, son muchos cambios en un período bastante breve. Sin embargo, este año centraremos nuestra atención en aquellas cosas que no cambian en Southwest: la Hospitalidad y la Confiabilidad. Durante

43 años, hemos confiado en la importancia de ofrecer a nuestros Clientes el mejor Servicio de la industria, con la operación más confiable. Estoy muy orgulloso de los éxitos cosechados en ambos aspectos. Y ahora, una vez más, nos proponemos brindar un producto confiable, de bajo costo y del modo más amable jamás visto. Para nosotros en Southwest, la Hospitalidad significa ser una Familia y tratar a nuestros Clientes como invitados a nuestra casa. Nuestros Empleados son famosos en todo el mundo por establecer relaciones significativas con nuestros Clientes, de un modo genuino y abierto. En cuanto a la Confiabilidad, es muy simple: no queremos decepcionarte. Queremos llevarte adonde quieras ir, cuando quieras y además, nos proponemos superar tus expectativas. La Hospitalidad y la Confiabilidad van de la mano, y somos conscientes de que para complacer a nuestros Clientes, ambas deben formar parte de nuestro quehacer diario. También sé que la Hospitalidad y la Confiabilidad no son de los propósitos que puedes tachar de la lista una vez que los logras. No constituyen un destino, más bien son un viaje que nos lleva a perfeccionar continuamente las metas que nos propusimos alcanzar hace 43 años. Gracias por acompañarnos en este viaje durante todos estos años. ¡Les deseo a ustedes y a sus seres queridos todo lo mejor para el 2015!

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RIB IT?

George, 11, proved Dad a rotten critic.

Dear Reader, As the father of two grown children, I can say this with some confidence: Any particular theory of parenting should be taken with a child-size grain of salt. Take the question of how much a parent should praise a kid. On page 60, Heidi Stevens wonders if many of us aren’t overdoing it in the self-esteem department. Looking beyond her own sample population of two kids to study the latest research, Heidi found that too much ego boosting may foster cautious, risk-averse children. No one could have called me guilty of overpraising. My kids knew that whenever they brought home art, for instance, they could expect judicious criticism. Artistic talent does not run strong in their ancestors’ genes, and I had no desire to encourage the delusion that one of my kids would become the next Rembrandt. Gazing at the latest opus taped on the refrigerator, I would say objectively, “Don’t quit your day job.” 26 southwest january 2015

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Nonetheless, their mother took them to art classes when we lived in Santa Fe for a year. One day I came home to find the kids waiting triumphantly by the door. “We made new paintings,” said Dorothy Jr., a ninth-grader. “OK, let’s see them,” I said. “You can’t!” shouted George, our sixthgrader. “They were bought!” Their mother confirmed: Each had a piece sold in a high-end Santa Fe gallery. While no words convey sincere appreciation better than a nice check, nothing—nothing—builds a child’s selfesteem better than proving a critical dad dead wrong. Dorothy, George: You’re welcome.

BRING YOUR KID TO WORK This month’s feature photographer, Gregg Segal, recruited his own son to model for the shoot: “This was Hank’s first paid gig, and on the whole I think he did a pretty decent job. Not brilliant, but decent. It’s funny, I was monitoring my praise level while photographing him. When I first asked if he wanted to be in a magazine, he said, ‘No.’ It was Stone Soup day at school. Then I told him it was a paying gig, and he said ‘OK’ without hesitation. He was already shopping for Lego Chima in his mind before I had the chance to explain he’d have to wear an Albert Einstein wig and be cocooned in school papers, among other things.”

Jay Heinrichs

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR @JAYHEINRICHS

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As an avid sports fan, I was immediately hooked by “Last Man Standing” (November 2014). The profile of “Mr. Irrelevant” vividly painted a picture of the winding roads these athletes sometimes take before making it to the big time. In light of so much negative publicity this year, it was refreshing to read the story of Lonnie Ballentine. He reminds us there are still good guys in the world of professional sports.

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/ Excellent point, Tyler. It’s the good ones who make sports—and everything else—worthwhile. MR. RELEVANT

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As an educator in the inner city, I find that this story exemplifies the grit and determination we instill in our students today. I look forward to following his well-deserved journey. Go Texans! 

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I’m a teacher at a charter school serving low-income students in Houston. As a fan of the Texans, I read your November cover story with great interest, but I didn’t expect to be so moved by the story of Lonnie Ballentine. He overcame several obstacles in his life and continually made decisions that put his family above himself. I shared the story with my

students, and I wanted to thank you for inspiring us all!

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/ Thanks, Cindy. It’s true: We all build our lives one decision at a time.

legitimate shot to make the NFL, but also that the festivities in his honor raised so much money for Special Olympics is really heartwarming. It’s nice to see hard work and determination pay off.

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Adam Voorhes PHOTOGRAPHER

Meet the people behind this issue.

AUSTIN, TEXAS @ADAMSVOORHES

Drink / p. 40 Adam shoots our Drink page each month—and sneaks a few sips in the process. His after-hours joint for nursing one in Austin: “By then I’m ready for a dive bar, and it’s hard to top the Yellow Jacket Social Club: good people, good music, great beer, and brilliant bar food.”

Stirling Kelso WRITER AUSTIN, TEXAS @STIRLINGKELSO

Your Adventure In Los Cabos / p. 72 Stirling reports on Los Cabos for this month’s Your Adventure In. The origin of her love affair with Mexico: “I first visited when I was 6 weeks old, and I’ve returned every year since, often to the Yucatán. So much is accessible via Cancún: white sand beaches, Mayan ruins, cenotes, and colonial charm in Mérida and Valladolid.”

Joshua Davis WRITER, SAN FRANCISCO @JOSHUADAVISNOW

WRITER, CHICAGO @HEIDISTEVENS13

In Criticism of Praise / p. 60

For our cover story, Heidi chronicles the proven perils of overpraising children—and why it’s still hard to stop. An ideal afternoon with the kids: “If they get a vote, we’re heading to Navy Pier, with its Ferris wheel and Children’s Museum. But if I’m voting, we hop on our bikes and ride to Palmer Square Park, which has a charming playground and everything I love about urban life smooshed into a single city block. A stop at Miko’s Italian Ice on the way home is a must.” Read more about Heidi’s parenting adventures in Balancing Act.

Joshua explores how running backwards led to the tale of Spare Parts, his recent book that inspired the movie in theaters this month. Best spot to try retrorunning in San Francisco: “Kezar Stadium, original home of the 49ers. It’s open to the public and played a key role in the film Dirty Harry.”

Gregg Segal PHOTOGRAPHER, LOS ANGELES @GREGGSEGAL

In Criticism of Praise / p. 60 Gregg did his best to withhold flattery when photographing the cute kids for the cover story. Where he turns to capture characters in L.A.: “Venice Beach is loaded. Look out for the Tree Man. He walks around on stilts and is camouflaged as part of the forest.”

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JESSICA SAMPLE (STIRLING), ED KASHI (JOSHUA)

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One Foot Behind The Other / p. 56

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OUTTAKES HOW WOULD YOU SUM UP WHAT YOU DO? I try not to advocate positions or give people advice but rather convey issues the way we’ve done for centuries: by telling stories. WHAT DO YOU REFUSE TO TR AVEL WITHOUT? Two smartphones. I actually write stories on my Blackberry, but I’m completely addicted to my iPhone.

The acclaimed biographer on teamwork A year ago, I was writing the history of the Internet and gathering stories, but it wasn’t quite jelling. Then, in an interview with Bill Gates, he suggested I write a full history of the people behind the digital revolution instead. We have histories of the Industrial Revolution and the American Revolution but not of all the geniuses who brought about the current digital age. So I went back to the project and expanded it into a story about the

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bloomnation’s startup guide Embrace the blank slate. None of us had a floral background, so we walked into every flower shop we could to learn about the industry. That allowed us to be very open-minded.

Care for your people. We want our employees to be happy. It seems like it’s more expensive or harder to do that, but in the long run it’s so much more beneficial to the growth of the company.

Go all in. David was a pro poker player so we all chipped in, and he played in a tournament while Gregg and I worked on the business plan nearby. When he won, he looked at us and said, “It’s flower time.”

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A backwards-running writer meets a band of young robotics engineers: the unlikely story behind the new movie Spare Parts.

I love to run.

I regularly enter local races in San Francisco and get pretty competitive. The problem is, I’m not a particularly fast runner. I spend most of my time getting passed by speedier entrants. In the fall of 2003, I entered a 7-mile race from Fisherman’s Wharf to the Golden Gate Bridge and back. I trained for months and still finished at the back of the leader pack. For days afterward, my knees ached. I considered looking for another sport.

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While researching ways to alleviate joint pain, I stumbled across a competition called the Gambero D’Oro, which billed itself as the world championship of backwards running. That’s right: backwards running. It turns out there’s a small but devoted community of people who like to run in reverse. They call it “retrorunning.” Every year, hundreds gather in Northern Italy for a 3-kilometer sprint. It’s supposed to be easy on the knees. It sounded ridiculous. How would you know where you were going? We weren’t built to run that way. Why would anyone try? But my knees continued to ache, so during one morning jog I spun around and started trotting backwards along the San Francisco waterfront. It was terrifying and embarrassing. People stared as if I’d lost my mind, and I narrowly avoided collisions with pedestrians, porta-potties, and parking meters. It also took a lot more energy: After half a mile I was exhausted. But it was exhilarating. Because I couldn’t see where I was going, I had to rely on my hearing and intuition. I memorized what the waterfront looked like so I could avoid obstacles. It was an intellectual challenge as much as a physical one. I began taking the sport more seriously. I found a coach, an Indian athlete named Veerabadran, who was one of the most accomplished retrorunners in the world. Veerabadran had broken the record for longest backwards run in a 24-hour period (85 miles) and was a serious competitor until he got hit by a truck (he never saw it coming). Now he coaches younger runners. He taught me the subtle art of avoiding potholes and calf cramps. After months of training, I flew to Italy for the world championship. I was issued a number and a small helmet for the back of

I lined up at the start and faced backwards—an odd way to begin. my head (in case of a fall). There were over a hundred entrants from across Europe and even another American. I lined up at the start and faced backwards. It was an odd way to begin. When the starting gun fired, I darted off. Over my months of training, I had come to appreciate something surprisingly profound about the sport. It was hard to tell where you were running, but if you wanted to win the race, you couldn’t ever slow down. It was like life. I trained myself to hurtle backwards despite the fact that I didn’t know exactly where I was headed. I ended up placing 20th and won nearly a kilogram of ham. I may have been a middling forward runner, but it turned out I was a pretty good backwards runner. I had found my sport,

but the experience had an even broader impact on me. I realized that, sometimes, it’s important to do things that seem ridiculous, to push beyond what’s comfortable and maybe even logical. At the time, I was working as a journalist in conflict zones. I covered the war in Iraq and the drug business in South America. I focused on big, impactful stories. But soon after returning from Italy I received a strange email. It was a press release describing a group of impoverished high schoolers in a gang-torn corner of Phoenix. From what I could make out (the press release was filled with typos and formatted horribly) these teenagers were building robots out of spare parts and entering the national Marine Advanced Technology Education competition, sponsored by NASA and the U.S. Navy. It seemed far-fetched, but so did plunging backwards through the crowded streets of San Francisco. I was ready to give far-fetched a chance. Of all the national media outlets across the country that received the press release, I was the only one who responded.

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hen i arrived, a sign at the entrance to Carl Hayden Community High School proclaimed, “The Pride’s on the Inside.” I figured the administration was saying that because there wasn’t a lot to be proud about on the outside: The neighborhood was blasted with graffiti and trash. Seventy-one percent of students were below the poverty line, and few even considered college. I found the robotics team crammed into a converted closet in the science building. They were an odd assortment of kids: Lorenzo Santillan was an ex-gang member, Oscar Vazquez was the school’s JROTC cadet of the year, Luis Arranda was a hulking giant of a kid who said little, and Cristian Arcega was a skinny brainiac. They thought the competition might be a path to a better future, but joining a robotics team in this environment sounded crazy, especially when they’d be competing against a team from MIT sponsored by Exxon-Mobil. (Their teachers assumed they would lose regardless so entered them in the expert division against college students.)

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Yet all four possessed something I recognized from the backwards-running community: They didn’t care what other people thought. The Carl Hayden kids had been told they would never amount to much, so what did it matter if they tried something unusual? Each student brought unique experiences to the team. Lorenzo repaired cars in his driveway and, out of necessity, had developed a creative approach to engineering. Cristian was a self-taught mathematician and scientist who could solve challenging technical problems. Oscar was a born leader. And Luis was big enough to pick up the heavy robot. Still, it was hard to imagine how it would work out. The competition involved exploring a sunken mock-up of a submarine, taking fluid samples, and performing other complex underwater tasks. These kids lived in the desert— their school didn’t even have a pool. They had scant funds and little formal robotics training. Their robot was made of a milk jug, zip ties, PVC pipe, and donated parts. The team dubbed it “Stinky” because it reeked when they glued it together. But Stinky’s looks masked the bot’s surprisingly robust capabilities. Since they didn’t have the resources to solve problems with expensive technology, the kids from Phoenix came up with innovative solutions. While other teams employed complex fluid sampling tools, Lorenzo used a small pump attached to a cheap balloon. They housed their electronics in a plastic briefcase, and when the case sprung a leak they filled it with tampons. They outfitted the PVC frame with an array of cameras, a pincer, a laser range finder, and an acoustic microphone. It might not have been pretty, but it was an engineering marvel. To everyone’s surprise (including their own), the Carl Hayden team sped through an impressive series of underwater assignments during the competition. At one point, the big-budget robot from engineering powerhouse MIT ran into trouble, but the scrappy Carl Hayden bot was able to complete the task. When it came time for the engineering review in front of a panel of robotics experts, they nailed every question. The awards ceremony was tense. Based on the number of tasks Stinky had

Of all the stories I’ve written in the past decade, theirs is the most meaningful to me. completed, Carl Hayden knew they hadn’t finished last. That alone was an accomplishment. They thought they might even get as high as third place. But when third went to another team and MIT was awarded second, they were dispirited. It appeared they hadn’t done that well after all. “And the winner of the Marine Advanced Technology Education ROV Explorer-class championship goes to…” The announcer began drumming on the podium. A deep rumble rose up around the room as others joined in. Only nine months earlier, the Carl Hayden students hadn’t known what an underwater robot was. They were merely a band of misfits. The announcer stopped drumming and leaned into the microphone. The room fell silent. “Carl Hayden!” he shouted. The students from MIT stood up and began to clap. Other competitors began to rise, and by the time Lorenzo, Cristian, Oscar, and Luis made it to the stage, most of the room was on its feet.

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atch the hollywood version of this story and you’ll see it ends here, in triumph. Real life, of course, is more complicated. While the Carl Hayden robotics team became nationally recognized, its original members struggled to achieve the kind of success that seemed fated after proving they were among the country’s best underwater engineers. At various turns over the past 10 years, they graduated from Arizona State University, picked beans in Mexico, served in the military, launched a catering company, and wallowed in unemployment. Meanwhile, the MIT students went on to work at places like Google and Apple. And yet, despite the obstacles that still confront them, the guys have never given up trying to build a better life for themselves and their families. Of all the stories I’ve written over the past decade, theirs is the most meaningful to me—I still visit them in Phoenix on occasion. I think of them when times are tough and I’m searching for the strength to carry on. And then I find myself out for a run, facing the wrong way, but refusing to stop and give up. Joshua Davis is the author of Spare Parts, the true story of the Carl Hayden robotics team. january 2015 southwest 59

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“I’m horrible,” he sobs into his mother’s neck. “No, you’re not!” she replies. “You’re doing awesome out there!” “So awesome!” Grandma chimes in. “We’re so proud of you!” Mom adds. “You’re a superstar, buddy!” “No, I’m not,” the boy cries. “I’m horrible.” He is not doing awesome out there. He is, by most measures, horrible. Not that it matters much; the scrimmage is playing out among 4- and 5-year-olds in a warehouse-style soccer school on Chicago’s North Side. The players mostly turn the orange safety cones into dunce caps as their bored parents scroll through Facebook on the sidelines. College scouts are not circling. Stakes are not high. As with most pursuits among modern children, their performance is immaterial. How they feel about their performance, however, is paramount. In the past three decades, parents have turned childhood into a sacred garden in which to plant the seeds of self-esteem, cultivate those seeds with enriching endeavors, and fertilize them with heaping helpings of praise. No gesture is too small to escape exaltation. Every achievement—indeed, every movement—is an opportunity to rhapsodize. All this despite clear and mounting evidence that this type of reinforcement is damaging our kids: The more they’re called Extra Super Smart Geniuses, the further they go to protect that label—including bowing out of any activity that might challenge their reputation. They stop taking risks, and their intellectual and emotional growth is stunted. Why, then, are we still so enamored of praise? That sandy-haired boy who missed his shot is on my son Will’s soccer team. Will is also, by most measures, horrible. He spends his field time practicing amateur ninja moves on other players

and can often be found running in the opposite direction of both his team and the ball. Fine by me, as my only goals in signing him up for the class were exercise and fun. But when he exits the field at the end of the scrimmage, here’s what I say: “Great job, buddy! You were amazing out there! Were you kicking with both of your feet?” “That’s dribbling,” he tells me. “Seriously?” I reply, mouth agape. “That’s amazing.” I know it’s dribbling. It’s not amazing. Not praising him, though, would be like forgetting the water bottle. The other kids would be hydrating post-game—replenishing, if you will— and my son would be left feeling thirsty and neglected. He expects it, I tell myself. It’s good for him. And what would the other parents think if I didn’t echo their sentiments? I’m not alone. In the best seller NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children, Po Bronson describes his attempts to wean himself and his son off praise. “In the first stage, I fell off the wagon around other parents when they were busy praising their kids. I didn’t want Luke to feel left out. I felt like a former alcoholic who continues to drink socially. I became a Social Praiser.” Carol Dweck suspected early on that confidence wasn’t born of nonstop success; nor was it the backbone of achievement. The Stanford University psychology professor is widely credited as the leading pioneer in praise research. As a graduate student at Yale in 1972, she conducted a study in which she intentionally presented children with a series of problems that were beyond their academic level to induce widespread failure. “Some of them, as I predicted, acted like it was the end of the world, that they were no good, they’d never succeed

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and so forth,” she recalls. “Others, as I expected, coped with it. Others, as I had not expected, loved it. They’d tell me, ‘I love a challenge!’ ‘I was hoping this would be informative!’ “I thought, What’s wrong with them? This is failure!” she says with a laugh. “They were acting like it was a gift.” In many ways it was. Failure can motivate kids to brush up on their skills and tackle a problem from a different approach. And, perhaps most importantly, it can build their resilience. A quarter-century later Dweck published a seminal, landscape-shifting study demonstrating that praise—at least a certain kind of praise— can actually backfire. Her assistants administered a relatively easy IQ test to groups of New York City fifth-graders, all of whom scored well. When they finished, each student was given his or her score, along with a line of praise. Half were told, “You must be smart at this.” The other half were told, “You must have worked really hard.” The students were then given a choice of which test to take next: a harder test that promised to teach them something new or an easy

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test, similar to the first. Among the students praised for effort, 90 percent chose the harder test. The majority of the students praised for intelligence chose the easy one. “When we praise children for their intelligence, we tell them that this is the name of the game: look smart, don’t risk making mistakes,” Dweck wrote at the time. We also harm their long-term performance. Because when they do take a risk and inevitably stumble, kids fed a steady diet of praise rarely receive failure as an invitation to try, try again. “They don’t know how to overcome mistakes because their performance, they thought, was based on an innate skill they either had or they didn’t,” says Ashley Merryman, co-author of NurtureShock. “They crash the hardest.” In a final round of tests, the students all received a challenge as easy as the first one. The ones praised for their effort improved their scores by an average of 30 percent. The ones told they were smart, on the other hand, decreased their scores by about 20 percent. “Parents tell me, ‘I’m going to tell my kids I love them as much as I possibly can and nothing you say is going to change that,’” Merryman says. “Of course, I’ve never said, ‘Don’t tell them you love them.’ I’ve said, ‘Don’t tell them they’re geniuses.’” As Dweck frames it, “People say to me, ‘But my child really is a genius.’ And I say, ‘Well, there are an awful lot of geniuses who never went on to do anything. Do you really want to foster that?’” The self-esteem movement hadn’t kicked into high gear when I was growing up in the early ’70s. While it began to take shape in the self-actualizing ’60s, it really took off in the mid1980s, when California formed the State Task Force to Promote Self-Esteem and Personal and Social Responsibility with the goal of determining several things: how healthy self-esteem takes root; whether it acts as a barrier against crime, drug abuse, and other social problems; and how it might grease the wheels for academic success. “The idea was if we boost kids’ self-esteem, their achievement will come along for the ride,” Merryman told an audience at a 2009 PopTech conference. “We’ll give them the confidence that they know they can do it.” In an oft-cited Columbia University study, 85 percent of American parents said it’s important to praise their children’s intelligence in order for the kids to feel smart. “It’s hard to wrap your mind around the idea that praise is not a gift,” Dweck says. “‘Here’s a gift I can give my child

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PARENTING PROGRESS REPORT

Should you compliment or critique? Clap or chide? Just remember: The goal is always growth, not perfection. Here are tips on how to encourage your children to take pride in the process, from Ashley Merryman, co-author of NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children. IN THE CLASSROOM Your Kid Makes Straight As Did they study hard? Don’t praise their smarts. Say: “You worked really hard, and look how it turned out!”

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Is it material they already knew? No praise is warranted. Ask: “Are you bored? I want you to be challenged.”

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Be specific, and ask questions. “Your use of colors is interesting. Can you tell me what you were thinking here?”

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AT THE BALLPARK Your Kid Hits the Winning Home Run Was it dumb luck? If you’re genuinely proud, then say that. Be honest: Never use praise as manipulation.

If they’ve worked hard for this, say: “All those long hours in the batting cage have paid off!”

that my parents didn’t give me’ is the kind of pseudologic the self-esteem movement drummed into us.” My own parents didn’t tell me I was a genius. I wasn’t. They never declared my athletic skills “awesome.” They weren’t. They were supportive and warm and present, which was the case with most of my friends’ parents. I’m not sure we felt a deficit of praise, but what did we have to compare our childhoods to? When my children arrived, however, I couldn’t imagine approaching their milestones and

Your Kid Strikes Out, a Lot Have they been practicing? Focus on and take pride in progress. Find creative ways to keep it fun.

Do they care? If they just want to be with friends, there’s no need to praise. Encourage their best effort.

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every move. Why not tell them? I figured. And I did. Over and over and over. Of course, we’re also a panicky lot, my generation—unable, or unwilling, to stand on the sidelines of our kids’ youth and hope for the best. From the time we sweat which preschool our children will attend, to the years we worry they’ll be victims of cyberbullying, to the moment we realize they’re inheriting an increasingly competitive marketplace, modern parents feel like it’s their child against the world. We want to soothe the pain of that reality even as we prepare them to survive in it. “Offering praise has become a sort of panacea for the anxieties of modern parenting,” Bronson writes in NurtureShock. But when we strip them of the chance to experience setbacks and failures—when we label their missed goals as evidence of superstardom—we may actually be harming their survival skills. “It’s not that kids aren’t wonderful,” Merryman says. “It’s the cost of telling them that all the time.” I’m beginning to witness that cost with my daughter, a perfection-seeking third-grader who was devastated by her first and only B in second grade. She’s emotionally undone by losing an Uno hand. She has repeatedly tested several grade levels above her age, but she exhibits no signs of embracing failure as a gift the way Dweck’s long-ago research subjects did—the ones who loved a challenge. She would rather break the rules than face second place. And I blame myself for all of it. I spent her first eight years reminding her exhaustively of her perfect brilliance. I was amazed at her little mind and her mannerisms, even the truly unremarkable ones, and I never failed to tell her. Now she cheats at Go Fish.

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Calibrating the frequency and style of our praise is one of the most important shifts we can make as parents, says Colorado-based child psychologist Kristin Race, author of Mindful Parenting: Simple and Powerful Solutions for Raising Creative, Engaged, Happy Kids in Today’s Hectic World. The way we wield praise, she says, can profoundly affect not just our children’s potential but also their overall happiness. “When kids are so focused on the outcome and see mistakes not as something they can learn from and overcome but as something to be defeated by, it contributes to more anxiety and worry,” she says. “A mistake or a failure becomes something I am, not something I can change. ‘I’m so stupid.’ ‘I’m so dumb.’ ‘I’m no good at soccer.’”

praise. Every moment my kids aren’t with me is a moment I know they’re potentially subject to schoolyard taunts and feelings of rejection and disappointment. The stakes only grow higher the older they get. Maybe, if I’ve filled them up with enough of my own adoration, life’s defeats won’t sting as badly. “The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice,” Mothering magazine’s famous editor and publisher Peggy O’Mara once said. I want their inner voice to tell them their mom thinks they’re just fantastic. I have a feeling that’s what motivates a whole bunch of parents to behave the way I do. But the research is pretty clear that resilience is equally as important as that inner voice—if not more. And if our overwhelming praise is stripping them of the power to hop up and try again, then we’re

I want their inner voice to tell them their mom thinks they’re just fantastic. That really hits me. I want my kids to achieve academic and, eventually, career success as much as the next parent. But it doesn’t drive me. I worry far more about their emotional health than their report cards. When you tell me that how and how often I praise them will hurt their test scores, I’m probably going to ignore you. I have, in fact, been ignoring you. But when you tell me I’m causing them anxiety, I’m all ears. When you tell me I’m impeding their long-term happiness, you’ve got my attention. I hope my kids excel at and finish college, but I don’t believe for a moment that will make their lives complete. Contentedness and a positive outlook on the world? That’s the stuff of a fulfilling life—or so I hope. I suppose that’s what I’m going for with my ill-advised piles of

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Praise is rampant and addictive, she says, but it’s not all bad. She puts it in two categories: process-oriented and outcome-oriented. The first kind focuses on effort, persistence, and resourcefulness. “When we praise kids for hard work, they want to keep engaging in experiences. They see that the process, not just the outcome, provides value.” Outcome-oriented praise, on the other hand, puts the emphasis on the place they arrived rather than the effort exerted to get there. It becomes problematic when challenges arise, which kids perceive not as opportunities to grow but as threats to the greatness they’re known to exhibit. “They no longer want to attempt things because they might fail, and then everyone will have been wrong,” Race says. Also problematic are the accolades for low-hanging fruit. “When we praise things that aren’t challenging and don’t really require much effort, it all becomes white noise,” Race says. “We don’t need to say, ‘Nice kick!’ That’s what you do on the soccer field.” It also causes them to stop trusting us. “Kids know when praise is insincere,” Merryman says. “By the time they’re 7, they don’t even take your praise at face value anymore. And by 12, especially in a classroom setting, they see it as a sign that you’re worried about them—your praise is an indication that you think mediocre is the best they can do.” This is certainly true of my daughter. I responded to the dreaded B by reminding her how smart she is at math, assuring her she could pull it up to an A next quarter. “No, I can’t!” she wailed. “I’m not smart!” Not unlike the young soccer player who, despite his mom’s efforts, knew he wasn’t doing awesome out there. Maybe they see through us before 7.

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We also need to be more specific, Race says. “In order for the praise to be effective, they need to know exactly what they did right: ‘I noticed you made three passes with your left foot!’ Rather than, ‘Good job!’ “The other thing is it has to be genuine,” she says. “When no matter what piece of work your child presents, you heap praise on it, they see through it. Resist the urge to say, ‘That’s beautiful! Good girl!’ Instead, say, ‘Tell me what you just made!’ Your mindful engagement and attention are really what they need.” Indeed, when I receive my son’s Ninja Turtle drawings with questions about who’s winning, he lights up and weaves elaborate tales for me. (Tales of mayhem and warfare, but tales nonetheless.) On the other hand, “What an awesome drawing!” just sends him on his merry way. Paul Holinger, a noted child psychiatrist at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center and founder of the Center for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, says a more mindful approach to praise can deepen our understanding of our kids—and, thereby, our relationship with them. By searching for specifics to home in on— on—your speed has really increased since the beginning of the season!—we invest a more genuine interest in our children. “You validate their area of interest and help them achieve a notion of their authentic self,” he says. “That helps give them a sense of internal security and may even take the edge off the inevitable setbacks and failures. You convey that you love them and that your feelings are unqualified when you separate your love for them from their performance.” Connecting affection to achievement also turns love into a reward rather than a given, says Merryman. If we want to show our delight in our kids, we’re better off going in for a hug than piling on more accolades. “We don’t need to see our kids the same as we see dogs—in need of instant reinforcement and

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constant praise,” Race says. “If you notice a behavior you want to comment on, you can wait. Maybe on the way home from the park you say, ‘I noticed how well you were sharing with Jenny. How did that feel?’” I shared my toys; my friend was happy. I ran hard; I beat my opponents to the soccer ball. I studied hard; I aced my spelling test. That’s harder to grasp when your parents are interrupting every encounter with an attaboy. Parents aren’t the only ones grappling with the self-created praise monster. Autumn Vergeldt, a 39-year-old teacher in Las Vegas, has witnessed that shift firsthand. When she studied elementary education at Eastern Illinois University in the early ’90s, her instructors weren’t talking much about the powers or perils of praise. “You cushion the criticism,” she says. “We do this, and we train the students to do it with each other: Give a compliment, tell them something they need to work on, then give them another compliment. Kids nowadays need a lot more rewards and praise than we did.” We’ve trained them to expect it, after all. Vergeldt’s marriage to a crew chief in the United States Air Force means she has taught in schools around the world: first grade in Hawaii; kindergarten in Aviano, Italy; preschool in Dayton, Ohio; and now sixth-grade language arts in Las Vegas. “It’s pretty universal,” she says. “I wouldn’t say it changes much depending on the culture.” It pleases me that we are, across cultures, taking care with children’s feelings. But we need to marry that care to the knowledge that compliments won’t carry them through life. “We have a big task ahead of us,” Dweck says. “The self-esteem movement changed people’s intuition, their common sense.” But it’s never too late to change our ways. In her

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book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Dweck argues that humans are infinitely capable of dropping or shifting even our most deeply ingrained habits. If parents lead the way, she says, their children will follow. “Kids are used to going into different environments and figuring out what’s valued, how to succeed, and what’s going to be praised,” she says. “They’re going to pick up quickly that you no longer value the easy stuff and you now value doing the hard thing and sticking with it.” She’s encouraged that parents, educators, and mentors are having conversations about praise, even if they haven’t universally shifted away from it; that we’re courting resilience in addition to self-esteem and recognizing that constant praise cultivates neither. I carried the experts’ words with me to my son’s next soccer class, where I vowed to nourish him with ample water and very little fawning. “So,” I said on the car ride home. “You looked like you were having fun out there! What was your favorite part?” “The fruit snacks,” he answered. “Yeah?” I said. “I can see that.” “And now,” he said. Yeah, I thought. That’s my favorite part too. Then, with all the willpower I could muster, I stopped talking. He carried on, unfazed by the praise vacuum. Maybe he isn’t as thirsty for it as I suspected. I’m also recalibrating the way I greet my daughter’s struggles. When she stumbled on her multiplication homework recently, I resisted the urge to “help” her along with reminders about how good she is at math. “Keep trying, sweetie,” I told her. “It’s OK to make mistakes along the way. That’s the best way to learn.” “Trust me,” I said. “I make them all the time.” Heidi Stevens is a columnist at the Chicago Tribune and the author of Balancing Act.

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Stretching from the historic town of San José del Cabo to the resortlined beaches of Cabo San Lucas, this distinctive Mexico destination has long served travelers in search of more than just a beach vacation. Four months after Hurricane Odile, it’s not only open for business; it’s reinvigorated and ready to wow. Before you pack your bags, we’d like to get to know you. get schooled Encounter 800 species at Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park.

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Los Cabos FOODIES farm to table At Flora’s Field Kitchen, the ingredients are within arm’s reach.

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It’s worth the trek to reach Flora Farms in the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna mountains north of San José del Cabo. What started off as a simple organic farm has grown into an epicurean campus complete with a market, a restaurant, and cottages for overnighters. Travelers now clamor for a seat at Flora’s Field Kitchen or head to the bar, where local beers are joined by cocktails that make exquisite use of the farm’s fresh fruits and vegetables. flora-farms.com

Slims Elbow Room Tack a dollar bill to the wall at this four-seat bar, which claims to be the world’s smallest. Baja Brewing Co. The area’s first microbrewery has six regularly available brews, plus seasonals. Try them at the Baja Brewing Co. pub on the roof of Cabo Villas Beach Resort. Edith’s The flaming Mexican coffee, made tableside with ice cream and tequila, is a fiery end to any meal.

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Pair enchanting sunsets with incredible food. COCINA DEL MAR Table-topped stone patios are built in tiers that step toward the sea at this posh Esperanza Resort restaurant. esperanza. aubergeresorts.com

SUNSET DA MONA LISA After the sun goes down, an astronomy guide comes round with a telescope. sunsetmonalisa.com

HACIENDA COCINA Y CANTINA Treat yourself to churros and gaze at the dramatic Land’s End rock formations. haciendacocina.com

THE OFFICE Feast on ceviche and Baja-style shrimp on the Sea of Cortez shoreline. theoffice onthebeach.com

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF CABO EXPEDITIONS (PREVIOUS PAGE), FLORA FARMS, COCINA DEL MAR, SUNSET DA MONA LISA, HACIENDA COCINA Y CANTINA, AND THE OFFICE

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Los Cabos HISTORY BUFFS open door The church has services seven days a week.

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The city of San José del Cabo was founded as a mission in 1730, so it comes as little surprise that the Misión de San José del Cabo Anuiti, whose walls date back 281 years, anchors Plaza Mijares, its main square. This serene spot serves as a community center for locals, who socialize under the trees and dine al fresco at café tables. On Thursday evenings through May, the city’s best galleries, many surrounding the square, stay open late and invite guests in to enjoy a glass of wine while they browse.

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EL MERCADO MUNICIPAL Pick up fresh produce as well as prepared dishes such as pozole con puerco (porkfilled hominy stew).

Corsica Works by over 40 Mexican greats—past and present—are on view at this spacious hall. / Patricia Mendoza Look out for contemporary art, like sculptures by Normanda Pons and serene landscapes by Javier Guadarrama. / Frank Arnold The renowned artist creates oil paintings and bronze sculptures in this working studio and gallery.

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF LOS CABOS TOURISM BOARD (MISIÓN DE SAN JOSÉ DEL CABO ANUITI), TROPICANA INN, NECRI, AND HORACIO SOBARZO (EL MERCADO MUNICIPAL)

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Snorkel, swim, and fish your way around. CABO DOLPHINS Learn hand signals to communicate, and then jump into oceanwater pools to swim alongside these intelligent marine mammals. cabodolphins.com

PISCES SPORTFISHING Anglers of all abilities can hook billfish, dorado, and tuna with this expert outfitter. cabo-outfitters.com

the splash Humpback whales spend winter in the Sea of Cortez.

Resorts with pools that would make Poseidon proud Capella Pedregal Hear ocean waves crashing against the rocky coast from the lounges lining the infinity pool. Playa Grande Tots in tow? Stay in the kid-friendly shallow zones. Eager for an early cocktail? Paddle to the swim-up bar. One & Only Palmilla The resort doesn’t reopen until March 15, but its pool, shaded by royal palms and overlooking the point where the Pacific meets the Sea of Cortez, is worth the wait.

SANTA MARIA BAY Snorkel with tropical fish (and the occasional turtle and manta ray) at this marine sanctuary. high tideloscabos.com

Live the Life Aquatic

Through mid-April, the waters around Los Cabos fill with humpback and gray whales on their annual migration route. If you’re seeking a close encounter, call Capt. Eduardo Padilla; on the Rissalena, his 37-foot catamaran, the Los Cabos native takes passengers to areas where whales are known to rendezvous. On the three-hour tour, you’ll also get a homemade lunch (cue the guacamole and fresh-lime margaritas). rissalena.com

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF LOS CABOS TOURISM BOARD (WHALE AND SANTA MARIA BAY), CPLBASILISK VIA FLICKR (PLAYA DEL AMOR), CABO DOLPHINS, AND PISCES SPORTFISHING

PL AYA DEL AMOR Accessible only by water taxi, Lover’s Beach is famous for the huge, honey-hued boulders that dot its cool sands.

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Los Cabos NATURE LOVERS Test your swing at three more top courses.

Diamante’s El Cardonal Tiger Woods designed this course, opened last month, to mimic the ones he grew up playing in Southern California. / Cabo del Sol This Jack Nicklaus property is consistently ranked among the world’s best. / Club Campestre While shorter than other area courses, twisting and hilly fairways make these holes extra challenging.

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GREAT OUTDOORS

Other exciting ways to take in the scenery.

CABO ADVENTURES Ride camelback through Rancho San Cristobal, a protected nature preserve. cabo-adventures.com

CAÑON DE L A ZORR A Water cascades over granite boulders, forming pools. Get there on a guided hike with Cabo Outfitters. cabo-outfitters.com

Get Some Fresh Air

The Jack Nicklaus–designed Quivira Golf Club is among Los Cabos’ newest playgrounds for golfers. Set on 1,850 acres of dramatic waterfront, it offers a stunning ocean view from all 18 holes. To prep for your round, visit the prized practice zones, which include a seaside putting area that closely mimics the actual greens. From there, the par-72 twists and turns through windswept dunes and desert, scales 200-foot cliffs, and eventually returns to a luxurious clubhouse. quiviragolfclub.com

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF FAIRWAYS PHOTOGRAPHY (QUIVIRA), WILD CANYON, CABO ADVENTURES, AND CABO OUTFITTERS

WILD CANYON ADVENTURE PARK Zip lines, bungee jumps, ATVs, and canyon swings are on the activities menu. wildcanyon.com.mx

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step 2 Valley-fold the top layer along the vertical guide. Repeat on the back.

step 4 Valley-fold the top layer along the vertical guide. Repeat on the back.

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PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

How Can We Help? LEAVE IT TO ME Helen Lauvao, Customer Service Supervisor Business Select® fare: A1–A15 boarding, maximum Rapid Rewards® Points, Fly By® priority lane access (in select cities), and a free premium drink on day of travel. Cheers! EarlyBird Check-In®: We’ll automatically check you in, and you can get a better boarding spot. southwest.com/earlybird Click ‘N Save®: Great travel deals in one email to save you time and money. southwest.com/email

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SPOTLIGHT

Don’t Miss a Beat

A popular streaming service boards Southwest flights. HEAR HEAR!

A specially decorated plane salutes Beats Music.

Life is like one big playlist: You move from one track to the next, finding that perfect beat to get you through the day. Likely, your playlist is much different than your friends’ and family members’—and very different than that of the person sitting next to you on this Southwest flight. Everyone moves to a different beat, which may change based on your activity, your mood, and even your travel experience. Lucky for you, if you’re flying on one of our WiFi-enabled aircraft, your perfect playlist is just a click away. Southwest recently introduced the Beats Music streaming service to the Inflight Entertainment Portal. Customers accessing Beats Music onboard can hear fresh new artists, as well as top hits, in genres ranging from pop and

country to rock and hip-hop, all handpicked just for you by expert curators. Off to Las Vegas for your buddy’s bachelor party? Heading to New Orleans for Jazz Fest? Kicking off a beach vacation with your family? You’ll find the music to fit your mood. Or use the Sentence feature to create a customized playlist: It makes selections based on your responses to four questions about location, activity, surroundings, and musical preference. To celebrate how Southwest is taking music to new heights, we introduced the Beats Music– decaled plane to our fleet. Keep your eyes peeled for the headphone-wearing 737, jamming out in a Southwest city near you. —Kevin Kleist

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We think a reward flight should be just that—a reward. So we don’t black out dates. Points don’t expire.* And our Rapid Rewards® program was named Best Award Seat Availability in the industry. So go ahead and take your seat. You deserve it. Join now by visiting southwest.com/enroll. Southwest Airlines® is the only U.S. airline with 100% reward seat availability, as reported in the Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Survey, May 8, 2014, at IdeaWorksCompany.com. Benefits apply to points transactions. *Points don’t expire as long as you have flight- or partner-earning activity every 24 months. All Rapid Rewards® rules and regulations apply. ©2014 Southwest Airlines Co.

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH

The House that Love Built How Southwest Airlines and Ronald McDonald House Charities keep families connected when they need it most. SUPPORT SYSTEM

The annual LUV Classic & Party benefits local RMHC chapters.

Southwest Airlines has been known for “LUV” since its first plane took flight. The Company’s mission has always been focused on the people and communities it serves. So it’s especially fitting that 31 years ago, Southwest began a relationship with the Ronald McDonald House, aka the “House that Love Built.” The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities is supporting families with children undergoing treatment in hospitals across the globe, and the generosity of Southwest Airlines helps to make this possible.

When I first became vice president and chief operating officer of Ronald McDonald House Charities, I was already a Southwest Customer and fan—the Employees always made me smile when I boarded a plane. Then I learned more about Southwest Employees’ gift for giving and their heart for RMHC. By volunteering in local Ronald McDonald Houses, Southwest Employees help RMHC families during one of the most difficult times of their lives. The Southwest family—including everyone from corporate Employees, Flight Attendants, Pilots, Mechanics,

Customer Service Representatives, and Ramp Agents, all the way up to CEO Gary Kelly—gives its time and energy to help us achieve our mission. Over the years, Southwest has developed a deep personal connection to our organization that truly helps families cope better as they face the challenge of a child’s illness. Beyond the gift of time, Southwest gives generously through the October LUV Classic & Party, one of the largest golf tournaments and fundraisers in Texas, held each year in the Dallas area. Since the Classic’s inception 29 years ago, more than $15 million has been raised to help RMHC keep 8,000 families close to their sick children each night. RMHC and the original Ronald McDonald House were founded 40 years ago when corporate donors, the medical community, and individuals who wanted to make a difference came together to help others in need. Southwest and its Employees inspire me in the way they pay tribute every day to our founders and their vision. Thank you, Southwest, for your unwavering support and partnership! —Sheila Musolino

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FLIGHT SERVICE

Please abide by public announcements from Flight Attendants concerning electronic devices. En todos los casos, por favor rígete por los anuncios públicos y las solicitudes de los Sobrecargos con respecto a todos los aparatos electrónicos.

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DISABILITY ASSISTANCE Southwest Airlines offers assistance to their Customers with disabilities upon request. Southwest Airlines siempre ofrece asistencia para sus clientes con discapacidades que lo pidan. ELECTRONIC DEVICES Cellphones and pagers may be used at the gate and after landing. Los teléfonos y localizadores pueden ser usados en la puerta y después de aterrizar. CARRYON BAGGAGE Customers are limited to one (1) bag per person, plus one (1) additional personal item. El límite es de una (1) maleta por persona y un (1) artículo personal.

LOST AN ITEM ONBOARD A FLIGHT? Visit the Customer Service page on southwest.com to report a lost item. Visita la página de Servicio al Cliente en southwest.com para reportar un Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers objeto perdido.

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CREW INTERFERENCE Federal law prohibits any Passenger from assaulting, threatening, or intimidating a Crew Member or interfering with a Crew Member’s duties. La ley federal prohíbe que los pasajeros asalten, amenacen o intimiden a los Miembros de la Tripulación o que interfieran con los deberes de un Miembro de la Tripulación.

PETS All pets must stay inside their carriers and under the seat for the duration of the flight. Todas las mascotas deben permanecer dentro de sus jaulas y debajo del asiento durante todo el vuelo. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Customers are prohibited from consuming alcoholic beverages not purchased onboard. Alcoholic beverages will not be served to anyone under the age of 21. We reserve the right to refuse the sale of alcoholic beverages to anyone. Se prohíbe que los Clientes consuman bebidas alcohólicas si no fueron compradas a bordo. No serviremos bebidas alcohólicas a las personas menores de 21 años de edad. Nos reservamos el derecho de negar la venta de bebidas alcohólicas a cualquier persona. PERSONAL DEVICES Unapproved personal devices (e.g., Knee Defender, infant slings) may not be attached to any part of the aircraft. Dispositivos personales no aprobados (por ejemplo, “defensor de rodillas”, manta portabebés) no pueden sujetarse a cualquier parte de la aeronave.

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INFLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT PORTAL

Get Connected

Our online Inflight Entertainment Portal allows you to access free content, including games, a flight tracker, and all that southwest.com has to offer. Inflight entertainment options are all accessible from the homepage of the portal.

How to Access Every device is different, but here are the basic steps: 1. Once onboard a WiFi-enabled aircraft, turn on your approved electronic device, and set to airplane mode. WiFi is now available gate-to-gate in the U.S. 2. View available wireless networks, select “Southwest WiFi,” and connect. 3. Launch your Web browser to be directed to the Inflight Entertainment Portal Inflight Entertainment Flight Service (you might need to hit “refresh”), or navigate to southwestwifi.com. 4. A list of supported devices and operating systems is available on the Inflight Entertainment Portal FAQ or on southwest.com. Wifi

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Movies

Wifi

Permitted

Always Permitted

Smart Phones

Pacemakers

• Browse the Web, check e-mail, or update your status on social media. • In order to provide a top-notch WiFi experience, Inflight Entertainment Flight Service we limit access to certain high-bandwidth applications and websites including Netflix, HBO Go, and VoIP. Movies

Movies

Messaging

TV

NFL Redzone

Messaging

Two-Way Radios

Laptop Computers

Hearing Aids

Always Permitted Hearing Aids

Never Permitted Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices

Smart Phones

Pacemakers

Tablets or E-readers

Hearing Aids

Laptop Computers

TV

Pacemakers

Tablets or E-readers

Permitted

Tablets or E-readers

Two-Way Radios

Remote-Controlled Toys

Two-Way Radios

Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers

Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices

• Choose from a wide selection of popular titles, including recent releases, classics, and children’s films. • Movies can only be viewed while device is connected to Southwest WiFi. NFL Redzone

Flight Service

Messaging$

Movies

Smart Phones

Hearing Aids

Laptop Computers

Pacemakers

Two-Way Radios

Never Permitted

Movies$

Smart Phones

Never Permitted

• Available all day per device. • Stay in contact with friends and family like you never left the ground. • Information about which apps are available can be found on the Inflight Entertainment Portal.

Always Permitted

Tablets or E-readers

TV

Messaging Never Permitted

Permitted

Wifi

Messaging

Always Permitted

Inflight Entertainment

Inflight Entertainment Options Flight Service

Inflight Entertainment

Wifi

Permitted

TV

TV

Laptop Computers

• Enjoy unlimited access to our popular lineup of live channels and on-demand TV episodes for free. • Compatible device information can be found on the Inflight Entertainment Portal.

Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices

Remote-Controlled Toys

Remote-Controlled Toys

Electronic Cigarettes and NFL Redzone Smoking Devices

Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers

Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers

Remote-Controlled Toys

MORE INFORMATION • Content and services are offered on WiFi-enabled aircraft only. We cannot guarantee that connecting flights will be WiFi-enabled. • Service on flights to/from destinations outside the contiguous U.S. is currently not available for the entire flight. • Southwest takes great pride in giving you low fares and a comfortable flight, but we are unable to provide technical support. • Movies and select TV content require a download of the free Onboard Player app available in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. NFL Redzone

$

Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers

Pricing information can be found on the Inflight Entertainment Portal.

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INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

Customs & Immigration 1

FORM APPROVED OMB NO. 1651-0009

19 CFR 122.27, 148.12, 148.13, 148.110,148.111, 1498; 31 CFR 5316

Each arriving traveler or responsible family member must provide the following information (only ONE written declaration per family is required). The term “family” is defined as “members of a family residing in the same household who are related by blood, marriage, domestic relationship, or adoption.” 1 Family Name

First (Given) 2 Birth date

Middle Month

Day

Year

3 Number of Family members traveling with you 4 (a) U.S. Street Address (hotel name/destination

(b) City

6 Passport number 7 Country of Residence 8 Countries visited on this

trip prior to U.S. arrival

10 The primary purpose of this trip is business: 11 I am (We are) bringing

(a) fruits, vegetables, plants, seeds, food, insects: (b) meats, animals, animal/wildlife products: (c) disease agents, cell cultures, snails: (d) soil or have been on a farm/ranch/pasture:

12 I have (We have) been in close proximity of livestock:

Yes

No

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

No No No No No

Yes

No

Yes

No

(such as touching or handling)

13 I am (We are) carrying currency or monetary instruments

over $10,000 U.S. or foreign equivalent:

(see definition of monetary instruments on reverse)

14 I have (We have) commercial merchandise: (articles for sale, samples used for soliciting orders, or goods that are not considered personal effects)

15 RESIDENTS—the total value of all goods, including commercial merchandise

I/we have purchased or acquired abroad, (including gifts for someone else, but not items mailed to the U.S.) and am/are bringing to the U.S. is: $ VISITORS—the total value of all articles that will remain in the U.S., including commercial merchandise is: $

Read the instructions on the back of this form. Space is provided to list all the items you must declare. I HAVE READ THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THE REVERSE SIDE OF THIS FORM AND HAVE MADE A TRUTHFUL DECLARATION.

Date (month/day/year)

CBP Form 6059B (04/14)

for passengers coming from abroad

1 Name(s) Nationality

• Omission to declare whether coming in or out of the Mexico´s customs amounts of cash, in domestic or foreign checks, payment orders or any other documents receivable in an aggregate amount exceeding the equivalent of 10,000 US dollars or its equivalent in domestic or foreign currency, which action will be punishable with a fine of 20 to 40% of the exceeding amount and the corresponding criminal penalties will be applied. • Introduction into or extraction of goods from Mexico, using deceitful methods to hide items, when their imports or exports is prohibited, restricted or because foreign trade duties must be paid, will be punishable with fines ranging, to 70 or 100%, of the commercial value of merchandise. • Omission of the total or partial payment of foreign trade duties. When failure consist of only a duty omission and the goods do not exceed 3,000 US dollars or its equivalent In domestic or foreign currency, the penalty will consist of up to 116% of the commercial value of the items. Once the duties have been paid, the Customs Authority will make the items available to the passenger. • If the corresponding documentation required by the Customs Law prove that the merchandise was properly submitted for proper customs procedures in order to enter the country, is not exhibited, a precautionary seizure of the non declared goods as well as the corresponding vehicle, in case the passengers entered the country by land, will proceed. • For non declared items which do not comply with regulations and restrictions other than duties, abandonment can be declared once the corresponding fine is paid.

Issue on 2013. Please look up for changes in this information when you are visiting us again at customs desk or at www.aduanas.gob.mx

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aduanas.gob.mx

U.S. Customs Declaration Form*

Who must complete this form: • All Passengers (or one Passenger per family with the same address) bound for the U.S. How to complete this form: • Complete before arrival in the U.S. • Write in English, in capital letters. • Be sure to include the street name and number, city, and state of your address in the U.S. • If you are transiting through the U.S., you may write TRANSIT and your final destination country. • Lines 5 and 6 may be left blank if not using a passport. • On Line 9, enter WN for Southwest, followed by your specific flight number. • Please read both sides of the declaration. • Sign at the “X.”

Mexican Customs Declaration Form

Who must complete this form: • All Passengers (or one Passenger per family with the same address) on flights bound for Mexico. How to complete this form: • Complete sections 1–6. • Once completed, sign and date the form.

Liquor $5 • • • •

Dewar’s® Scotch Jack Daniel’s® Wild Turkey® Canadian Club® Reserve

• • • •

Tanqueray® Gin Bacardi® Rum Baileys® Irish Cream Finlandia® Vodka

Please read the instructions prior to filling this form: Every passenger or head of household must provide the following information. Last name(s)

PAYMENT OF DUTIES

Mexican laws establish among others the following penalties and sanctions related to the importation of goods into the country:

Cheers!

Welcome to Mexico

Passengers may import items to their personal baggage without requiring the services of a customs agent by paying a global rate of 16%, provided that the total amount, excluding the duty free exemption, does not exceed 3,000 US dollars or its equivalent in domestic or foreign currency as long as an invoice, proof of payment or any other document that proves the commercial value of the items is provided.

INFRACTIONS AND SANCTIONS

9 Airline/Flight No. or Vessel Name

Signature

During the vacation periods of Holy week, summer and winter, Mexican Nationals entering the country by land may import, under duty exemption, items of up to 300 US dollars or its equivalent in domestic or foreign currency provided that such people do not live along the border strip or border region. The starting and ending dates of such periods can be consulted directly with customs personnel or at www. aduanas.gob.mx.

3

Customs Declaration

2. Free of duty imports: passengers entering the country by sea or by air may import goods of duty, additional to their personal baggage, as long as they prove their value with an invoice or receipt and such amount does not exceed 300 US dollars or its equivalent in domestic or foreign currency or 75 US dollars when the entry is by land. Alcoholic beverages, shredded tobacco or automobile fuel cannot be imported as part of the duty free exemption.

• Duties can be paid using the form “Pago de contribuciones al comercio exterior” (Foreign trade tax payment). • The total value of computer equipment, added to the rest of the items above cannot exceed 4,000 US dollars or its equivalent in domestic or foreign currency. • Items subject to compliance, regulations other than payment of duties (permits, certificates, and notifications) cannot be imported. • In order to determine the tax basis, the duty free exemptions mentioned in number 2 could be deducted from the value of the items.

(c) State

5 Passport issued by (country)

2

This Space For Offical Use Only

Customs Declaration

BEVERAGES

Date of birth

Day

Month

Year

Passport number

2

VISITORS T Number of days you will stay in Mexico RESIDENTS OF MEXICO Number of days you stayed abroad

3

Number of family members traveling with you Number of luggage pieces (bags and packages) you bring with you Missing luggage or luggage to be imported by cargo (pieces) (See Notification 1 of this form)

4 MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION Mark with an X the means of transportation Maritime Vessel No.

Ground Transport No.

Air Flight No.

5 Carrying money in cash, receivables or a combination of both is legal; however, not declaring the total amount when more than the equivalent of 10,000 US dollars is carried may be subject to administrative or criminal penalties. Are you carrying amounts in cash, documents receivable (checks, promissory notes, payment orders, etc.) or a combination of them, the combined total of which exceeds 10,000 US dollars or their equivalent in national or foreign currency?

No If you have answered Yes, please declare the total amount in US dollars

Yes

$

If you answer Yes, you must also fill out the “Declaración de internación o extracción de cantidades en efectivo y/o documento por cobrar” (Customs Declaration for the import/export of cash, receivables or equivalent documents), which you can request from the customs personnel in charge at the entry ports to Mexico or download it from the Customs Internet Site: www.aduanas.gob.mx

Mexican Immigration Form

Who must complete this form: • All Passengers (including children) who are not citizens of Mexico, on flights bound for Mexico. How to complete this form: • Complete sections 1–14 on the top portion of the form and sections 1–10 on the bottom portion of the form. • Once completed, sign and date the top portion of the form. • Sections on the form titled “USO OFICIAL” are for use by Mexican Immigration officials and should not be filled out by Passengers. What to do with this form: • The form will be separated as Passengers proceed through Mexican Customs. • Make sure to retain the bottom portion of the form, which serves as your visa while in Mexico. It must be surrendered at time of checkin for your return flight. Passengers unable to present this form at time of departure will be fined by Mexican Immigration. * Go to cbp.gov to download, fill out, and print this form before your next international flight.

Beer $5

Wine $5

• Bud Light® • Miller Lite® • Dos Equis® Special Lager • Leinenkugel’s® Snowdrift Vanilla Porter • Fat Tire®

• Coastal Ridge® Chardonnay • Coastal Ridge® Merlot

Complimentary Beverages • • • • • • • • • • • •

Coca-Cola® Coke Zero™ Diet Coke® Sprite® Sprite Zero™ Dr Pepper® Diet Dr Pepper® Seagram’s® Ginger Ale Seagram’s® Tonic Water Seagram’s® Seltzer Water Tomato Juice Mr & Mrs T® Bloody Mary Mix

• Minute Maid® Cranberry Apple Cocktail • Minute Maid® Orange Juice • Minute Maid® Apple Juice • LIFT® Coffee* • Decaf Coffee* • Tea • Hot Chocolate • Noncarbonated Purified Drinking Water * Creamer available

Valid Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® drink coupons, as shown here, are printed with expiration dates and the Member’s (or issuing group’s) name. Business Select® drink coupons are valid for same-day use only. Valid Rapid Rewards and Business Select drink coupons will be accepted onboard for beer, wine, and liquor.

Recycling

We’re happy to take care of any recyclable items, including plastic bottles, coffee cups, newspapers, and food containers.

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Rapid ® Rewards

The name says it all.

Rapid Rewards offers more ways to earn points to redeem for reward flights and no restrictions to get between you and your favorite destinations. Your points spend like cash, so lower fares require fewer points to fly. Plus, as a Member, you’ll enjoy these benefits: UNLIMITED REWARD SEATS • NO BLACKOUT DATES • POINTS THAT DON’T EXPIRE*

A-List tier benefits

A-List Preferred tier benefits

• Priority boarding • Fly By® Priority Check-in and Security Lane access** • 25% point-earning bonus

Receive all the benefits of A-List, plus: • Higher priority boarding • Free Inflight WiFi (on planes that have Inflight WiFi, of course) • 100% point-earning bonus

Make your points go further. You can earn rewards faster with the Rapid Rewards Points Center. Buy points for yourself, give them as a gift, or transfer points from your Rapid Rewards account to another—all from one location. Plus, Rapid Rewards Visa Cardmembers earn two points for every dollar spent. Visit southwest.com/pointscenter to get started.

Earn even faster with the Rapid Rewards Credit Card. PREMIER CARD EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS: • Earn 2 points per $1 spent on Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways purchases made directly with the airlines. • Earn 2 points per $1 spent on Rapid Rewards Hotel and Rental Car Partner purchases. • Earn 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases. • Earn 6,000 bonus points after your Cardmember Anniversary. • Redeem points for International flights, cruises, hotel stays, rental cars, gift cards, and access to exclusive events. Visit southwest.com/applytoday to learn more. Accounts subject to credit approval. Restrictions and limitations apply. Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Visa Credit Cards are issued by Chase Bank USA, N.A. Offer subject to change. See southwest.com/applytoday for pricing and rewards details.

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Enroll now!

It’s free and easy to join Rapid Rewards! Sign up now at southwest.com/enroll.

Earn more points when you visit our Partners. Hotels Receive 600 points per qualifying stay.

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Home & Lifestyle

Shop & Dine

Earn 12,500 points when you sign up for DISH®. Visit dish.com/southwest to learn more.

Earn 3 points per $1 spent. Join Rapid Rewards Dining for free today at rapidrewardsdining.com.

Ground Transportation Receive up to 300 points for qualified travel to and from participating airports.

Specialty

Earn points when you sign up for qualified electric service plans in participating states.* Visit southwest.com/energy.

Energy Plus services CT, IL, MA, MD, NJ, NY, OH, and PA.

Earn Rapid Rewards Points for shopping with many of your favorite online retailers! Visit rrshopping.southwest.com to learn more!

Earn points for sharing your opinions with e-Rewards. Visit e-rewards.com/southwest to join now! Earn points for reading and responding to marketing messages. Visit e-miles.com/swapartner to get started! Earn up to 7 points per $1 spent on workplace solutions with Regus. Visit southwest.com/regus to learn more.

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Rapid Rewards Members can earn 1,000 points per order of $29.99 or more. Visit 1800flowers.com/rapidrewards.

*Points don’t expire as long as you have flight or Partner earning activity every 24 months. Benefits apply to points transactions. **For a complete list of available Fly By locations, visit southwest.com/flyby. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply and can be found at southwest.com/rrterms. ©2015 Southwest Airlines Co.

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TERMINAL MAPS

International Connections

For departure times and gate numbers, check airport monitors or ask a Gate Agent. Atlanta (ATL)

Baltimore (BWI)

Chicago (MDW)

Denver (DEN)

Milwaukee (MKE)

Orlando (MCO)

Domestic North Terminal and International Terminal

Main Terminal, between Concourses A and B

Main Terminal

Main Terminal

Main Terminal

Terminal A

DOMESTIC DEPARTURES

Concourse C

Concourses A, B, and C

Concourses A and B

Concourses A and C

Concourse C

Airside 2

INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURES

Concourse C

Concourses A, B, and C

Concourse A

Concourses A and C

Concourse C

Airside 2

INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS

From Nassau and Oranjestad: Concourse C From other destinations: Concourse F

From Cancún, Montego Bay, and Punta Cana: Concourse E From other destinations: Concourse A, B, or C

Concourse A

Concourse A

International Arrivals Building

From Montego Bay: Airside 1 or 4 From other destinations: Airside 2

Concourse F

For arrivals from Cancún, Montego Bay, and Punta Cana: Concourse E

Main Terminal

Main Terminal

For arrivals from Cancún: Main Terminal

For arrivals from Montego Bay: Airsides 1 and 4

TICKET COUNTERS

RECHECK LOCATION

Connecting to an International Flight • Go directly to the Southwest departure gate.

• Checked bags will be transferred automatically.

• You should not have to leave the secure part of the airport.

Connecting from an International Flight • Depending on point of departure, Customers may have to clear U.S. Immigration before collecting checked baggage from the baggage carousel. • You will then proceed through customs to clear checked and carryon baggage. • Customers traveling from some countries go through the customs process before returning to the United States.

• If you have checked baggage, proceed to the Southwest recheck desk or ticket counter to check your bags for the final portion of your trip. • Customers traveling internationally into the United States with a connecting flight may carry liquids in carryon baggage, provided they were purchased in duty-free shops and placed in secure, tamper-evident bags.

• Proceed to your departure gate. If you do not have a boarding pass for your connecting flight, you must obtain one at the ticket counter or at kiosks near the Southwest recheck desk before proceeding to your gate.

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Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) International Terminal Lower Level

Domestic North Terminal

MARTA Station

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

Orlando International Airport (MCO)

Lower Level

Level 2

Terminal A Level 3

Main Terminal

Terminal B

International Arrivals International Arrivals

Midway International Airport (MDW) Lower Level

Main Terminal

General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) Main Terminal

Lower Level

Lower Level

Denver International Airport (DEN)

Main Terminal

Level 5

Level 5

Level 6

Lower Level

Legend Southwest Gates and Counters Security Baggage Claim Ticket Counter Concourse designation

Level 5 Level 6

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ROUTE MAP

Where We Fly PACIFIC TIME

MOUNTAIN TIME SEATTLE/TACOMA

CENTRAL TIME

SPOKANE

EA

PORTLAND

BOISE

MINNEAPOLIS/ ST. PAUL

GRAND RAPIDS

FL

MILWAUKEE RENO/TAHOE

DES MOINES

SALT LAKE CITY

SACRAMENTO OAKLAND SAN FRANCISCO (SFO) SAN JOSE

CHICAGO (MIDWAY)

A C

OMAHA INDIANAPOLIS

DAYTO

DENVER KANSAS CITY

ST. LOUIS LOUISVILLE

LAS VEGAS WICHITA BURBANK LOS ANGELES (LAX)

ONTARIO

ALBUQUERQUE

ORANGE COUNTY

NASHVILLE TULSA

AMARILLO

SAN DIEGO

OKLAHOMA CITY PHOENIX

MEMPHIS LITTLE ROCK

LUBBOCK

TUCSON

BIRMINGHAM DALLAS (LOVE FIELD)

EL PASO

MIDLAND/ODESSA

AUSTIN HOUSTON (HOBBY) SAN ANTONIO

PENSACOLA

NEW ORLEANS

CORPUS CHRISTI

FT.

HARLINGEN/SOUTH PADRE ISLAND

CABO SAN LUCAS/LOS CABOS

CANCÚN PUERTO VALLARTA*

We Get You There

MEXICO CITY

You can get to a number of other cities via Southwest destinations. Travel to Santa Fe via Albuquerque, Palm Springs via Ontario, Galveston via Houston, and more. While we fly nationwide, service between some cities/ airports is not offered. Be sure to check our flight schedule. * Service to San José, Costa Rica, begins March 7, 2015. Service to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, begins June 7, 2015. (Subject to foreign government approval.)

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EASTERN TIME ATLANTIC TIME PORTLAND MANCHESTER ROCHESTER GRAND RAPIDS

FLINT DETROIT

ILWAUKEE

ALBANY

BUFFALO/ NIAGARA FALLS

LONG ISLAND/ISLIP NEW YORK (LAGUARDIA) NEW YORK (NEWARK)

CLEVELAND

AGO WAY)

AKRON/ CANTON

PHILADELPHIA

PITTSBURGH

BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON (BWI) WASHINGTON, D.C. (DULLES) WASHINGTON, D.C. (REAGAN NATIONAL)

COLUMBUS

DIANAPOLIS

BOSTON LOGAN PROVIDENCE HARTFORD/SPRINGFIELD

DAYTON

RICHMOND NORFOLK/VIRGINIA BEACH

LOUISVILLE

RALEIGH/DURHAM

NASHVILLE

CHARLOTTE

HIS

GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG

RMINGHAM

PENSACOLA

ATLANTA

PANAMA CITY BEACH

CHARLESTON

JACKSONVILLE

Southwest proudly serves more than 90 destinations. Book your next trip on southwest.com.

ORLANDO

EANS

TAMPA FT. MYERS/NAPLES

WEST PALM BEACH FT. LAUDERDALE (MIAMI AREA) NASSAU

SAN JUAN PUNTA CANA

CANCÚN MONTEGO BAY

Mission San Xavier del Bac Tucson, Arizona The oldest intact European structure in Arizona ARUBA

SAN JOSÉ*

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One Question

Maggie Grace,

who is someone you consider a hero?

On January 9, Maggie Grace returns to the big screen in Taken 3.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVIS FACTOR/CPI SYNDICATION

Jim Hasne, a film professor whom I’m a fan of, likes to say that a hero is someone who carries your dreams for you until you can carry them yourself yourself. By that metric, I have lots of heroes. Sometimes I find them in unexpected places. I recently met a woman with three young children who lost her husband at an early age. She remains one of the most loving people I’ve been around. Somehow she let grief open her instead of allowing it to close her.

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Discover your Products & Passes: Weslyn Wagner ’14

&

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Discover. Grow. Become.

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Apply Now! Trinity’s regular decision application deadline is February 1.

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