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Gary’s Greeting Saludos de Gary Our Star The A-List You Made Our Day From the Editor Feedback Contributors

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Gary’s Greeting

The United States is fortunate to have the safest Air Traffic Control (ATC) system in the world, led by a dedicated and experienced Air Traffic Controller workforce. Despite its phenomenal safety record, however, the U.S. ATC system is not very Customer or environmentally friendly. That’s because the technology on which the system is built—groundbased radar—is outdated and inefficient. And the U.S. government’s funding process and procurement rules prevent any proper long-term planning and investments in order to create a modern, satellite-based system.

But there’s hope. Congress is considering bipartisan legislation to reform how the ATC system is governed and funded. This legislation aims to create a new not-for-profit entity that would oversee the ATC operation and spearhead its modernization. This entity would be free from partisan gridlock, government budget shutdowns, and bureaucratic red tape. Importantly, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) would continue to regulate safety, as it does today, and Controllers will remain on the job and continue to manage day-to-day flight activities.

It may be surprising to know that the United States is one of only a few remaining developed countries with a government agency that both operates its ATC system and regulates the aviation system from a safety perspective. In fact, nearly 60 countries have separated those two functions while maintaining or improving safety. The U.S. ATC system now lags behind many other countries in terms of replacing outdated radar systems with GPS-based landing systems and other upgrades. The lack of significant progress with ATC modernization has placed a tremendous cost burden on our economy—the result of avoidable flight delays and cancellations, and inefficient flight patterns that needlessly waste jet fuel. I am hopeful that, by the end of this year, Congress will work in a bipartisan fashion to enact common sense reforms that will create a more modern, Customer-friendly, and environmentally friendly ATC system, while keeping the FAA as the safety regulator. Through this reform effort, I believe airline consumers will be the ultimate beneficiaries. A satellite-based system will result in less airspace congestion, improved flight times between cities, and fewer delays, cancellations, and carbon dioxide emissions. Plus, it will make the world’s safest system even safer. To learn more, I invite you to visit ModernSkies.org.

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Un Sistema de Control de Tráfico Aéreo Moderno el sistema de ATC se gobierna y se financia. Esta legislación tiene como objetivo crear una nueva entidad sin fines de lucro, la cual se encargaría de supervisar la operación del sistema de ATC y sería la punta de lanza de su modernización. Esta entidad estaría libre de estancamiento partidista, cierres presupuestarios del gobierno y papeleo burocrático. Es importante destacar que la Administración Federal de Aviación (FAA por sus siglas en inglés) continuaría regulando la seguridad, como lo hace hoy día, y los Controladores Aéreos se mantendrían en el puesto y seguirían gestionando las actividades de vuelo del día a día. Puede resultar sorprendente saber que Estados Unidos es uno de los pocos países desarrollados restantes que tienen una agencia gubernamental que opera su sistema de ATC y regula

el sistema de aviación de manera simultánea, desde una perspectiva de seguridad. De hecho, casi 60 países han separado estas dos funciones, manteniendo o incluso mejorando su seguridad. El sistema de ATC de los Estados Unidos actualmente está por debajo de muchos otros países en cuanto a la sustitución de los obsoletos sistemas de radar por sistemas de aterrizaje basados en GPS y otras mejoras. La falta de progreso significativo en la modernización del sistema de ATC significa una carga tremenda en nuestra economía, siendo el resultado de retrasos y cancelaciones de vuelos que podrian evitarse, así como de patrones de vuelo ineficientes que desperdician combustible de manera innecesaria. Tengo la esperanza de que, a finales de este año, el Congreso trabajará de manera bipartidista para promulgar reformas de sentido común que crearán un sistema ATC más moderno, amigable con el Cliente y respetuoso del medio ambiente, manteniendo a la FAA como el regulador de la seguridad. Creo que a través de este esfuerzo de reforma, los Consumidores de las aerolíneas serán los principales beneficiarios. Un sistema satelital se traducirá en una menor congestión del espacio aéreo, una mejora de los tiempos de vuelo entre ciudades, así como menos retrasos, cancelaciones y emisiones de dióxido de carbono. Además, hará que el sistema más seguro del mundo sea aún más seguro. Para saber más, los invito a que visiten ModernSkies.org.

Gary Kelly Presidente de la Junta Directiva, Director Ejecutivo y Presidente Southwest Airlines

PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEPHEN KELLER

Los Estados Unidos tienen la fortuna de poseer el sistema de Control de Tráfico Aéreo (ATC por sus siglas en inglés) más seguro del mundo, dirigido por Controladores Aéreos dedicados y experimentados. Sin embargo, a pesar de su admirable registro de seguridad, el sistema de ATC de los Estados Unidos no es muy amigable con los Consumidores ni con el medio ambiente. Esto se debe a que la tecnología a partir de la cual está construido –radar terrestre– es obsoleta e ineficiente. Además, el proceso de financiamiento y las normas de adquisición del gobierno de los Estados Unidos, impiden que se logre la planeación y las inversiones adecuadas a largo plazo para crear un moderno sistema satelital. Pero hay esperanza. El Congreso está considerando una lesgislación bipartidista para reformar la manera en la que

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When dressed in her Southwest Airlines uniform, Denverbased Elizabeth Benda feels like the luckiest girl in the world. For the past seven years, she’s welcomed Customers onto planes and created lasting memories with her genuine smile and Hospitality. Southwest Airlines Flight Attendants provide our Customers Positively Outrageous Service that is friendly, fun, and caring every day. Elizabeth has earned the nickname “Fly Girl,” and, like most superheroes, she is dedicated to making a difference in people’s lives—one flight at a time. —Cindy Hermosillo, Communications & Outreach CORE ROLES “Safety is first and foremost at Southwest, but I am also encouraged to be myself and have fun. For me, that means donning an invisible cape and taking great care of our Customers.”

GIVING BACK “My family and I volunteer at The Salvation Army. And through Southwest, we have served many meals at the Ronald McDonald House in Denver.”

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I arrived home to Tampa from Houston but my golf bag never made the flight. I had a tee time the next morning and a tournament that week, so getting my clubs back was crucial. The last flight was due in at 11 p.m., but the final pickup for delivery was at 10:30. When customer service agent Marilena Lugo realized she lives close to me, she offered to personally deliver my bag if it arrived that night. She called around 2 a.m. and was at my doorstep with my clubs shortly thereafter. She was a godsend! Thanks to Marilena, I will always have good feelings for Southwest. Thank you, again! —Pam Johnson

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We were traveling through Port Columbus International Airport with our two small dogs when one of them, Clover, got her paw stuck in the escalator. We boarded our flight with a pathetically injured puppy, but the team of flight attendants—Pauline Alford, Kimberly Michael, Dave Rossa, and Tamra Vanhorn—showed incredible compassion. Dave offered bandages and antibiotic ointment from his personal bag, while Pauline fashioned an Elizabethan collar out of an airline cup cushioned with a

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Several months ago, my wife and I made arrangements to take our grandchildren to Disney. Weeks later, my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, but the trip was not to be delayed. On a short flight, we ran into flight attendant Kimberlee Aug, who completely changed my wife’s outlook. As Kimberlee walked through the aisle, she commented that she liked my pink hat. I told her I liked her scarf— also pink. “Well I hope the reason you wear it becomes positive,” Kimberlee replied. I nodded at my wife, who looked up, teary-eyed, and said, “Not so much, but it is a pretty scarf.” Kimberlee walked away and returned moments later. She reached across me and grabbed my wife’s hand, placing the scarf in it. “You got this,” she said. Thank you for hiring great people. —Ric Dodd

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I was returning to Lubbock after a conference in Dallas and was running late. I hurriedly checked my bag and had reached security when I realized I’d left a knife in my pocket. The knife had been handed down from my grandfather to my father to me, and I was devastated by the thought of potentially losing this family heirloom. I raced back to the Southwest desk in hopes of catching my checked bag, but customer service agents Tojjinay Thompson and Becky Saunders informed me there was no way to retrieve it. After explaining the significance of the knife, Becky and Tojjinay offered to personally mail it to me. I was ecstatic. I offered to pay for postage, but Becky refused, saying, “It would be my pleasure.” Please acknowledge these two phenomenal employees. Rebecca and Tojjinay are

the types of agents that create lifelong customers. —Victor Le Gloahec A GOOD SIGN

On a recent flight, I was in line for the bathroom with my 2-year-old son, Leo, when flight attendant Mark Murphy started talking to him. I informed Mark that Leo is deaf, so Mark started using sign language. Leo is learning ASL, so it was a very nice surprise to have Mark communicate with him in this way. Leo immediately started smiling, and this interaction made our flight that much more enjoyable. Thank you, Southwest, for employing people who care about making flights so personal. —Stephanie Low MA JOR PROPS

I’m a college student and a member of the U.S. Army. I was on my way to basic training, alone and anxious about what was in store for me, when I met a flight attendant who changed my life. Her name is Laurie Liss. Laurie said she could tell I was going to training; she had a son in the military. Laurie eased

my nerves by talking to me and offering words of encouragement. At the end of the flight she handed me something: a pillow she had made for military personnel. I have kept that pillow by my side ever since. If I could see her again I would tell her thank you. She set the tone for my training, and she went above and beyond to ensure I was all right. I am truly blessed to have come in contact with Laurie. —Treven Treece IN A PINCH

After my children’s hermit crabs were taken from them due to pet travel restrictions, we were all heartbroken. Days later, we received a package labeled “open immediately.” My children quickly opened it and found four live hermit crabs inside! Capt. James Weaver had sent them to my children with a note stating, “I hope these little guys can replace the tears with smiles.” Wow! We were all in shock. It was so kind and thoughtful, and my kids ran around the house screaming. Thank you, Capt. Weaver. We are all truly grateful. —Laura Truett

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Dear Reader, “Ever wonder why you seem to go faster when you drive at night?” my friend Stan, a physics major, said to me when we were in college. I told him I hadn’t really thought about it. “It’s because the car’s headlights suck the dark in.” He explained that, while particles called photons make light, an opposite particle makes darkness. Dark particles rise with heat, allowing daylight, and then settle back down to earth at night. Your headlights don’t project light. They suck in the darkness. I asked Stan why the speedometer seems the same at night. “It’s a physics thing. You wouldn’t understand.” It took me, a humanities major, a long time to realize that Stan had been telling me a tall (and dark) tale. Headlights, I’m told by scientific authorities, do not suck in darkness. And we don’t go faster at night. Still, I find the theory appealing. It mirrors the contrasting nature of the universe, of life itself. While this issue examines and celebrates light in all its glory (along with a new festival in Baltimore—Light City), I like to give props to the dark. Without darkness, would we know the light? New Mexico restricts the use of outdoor lighting, considering darkness a sort of resource; the stars there are worth flying to see. And for that matter, where would the Jedi be without the Dark Side? These days, news media and political candidates tell us these are dark times, maybe darker than they really are. And like you, I’ve had my own dark moments. But I like to think of the triumphal lines of Genesis, describing darkness on the face of the deep and God saying, “Let there be light.” It tells us that, while we celebrate the miracle of light, we should remember this: Darkness is a beginning.

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MOUTHWATERING MEMORIES

Dear Editor,

I wanted to let you know how much I thoroughly enjoyed your article about crabs [“Crab Cakes with Kenny,” January 2016]. Growing up, my grandpa and I crabbed several times a week. I spent hours with him out on our dock, and I learned the same lessons (neutralizing the crab by holding its hind leg, telling the genders by the shape on their bellies, etc.). Ironically enough, I was flying back to Colorado from my grandfather’s funeral in New Jersey when I read the story. Before the service I’d purchased earrings, Eric Drew necklaces, and bracelets with crab charms on them HENDERSON, NEVADA for my female family members, and we all wore them / And remember the smell as tribute. It was so comforting reading your article of Old Bay on your hands? You’ll just have to pay reguon the plane ride home, and I was overcome with lar visits, Eric. emotions. It felt like closure to the whole week. Cat Elsby AURORA, COLORADO

/ Who knew that crabs could elicit such emotion from readers? Thanks, Cat.

TAKES THE CAKE

I just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed reading “Crab Cakes with

PHOTOGRAPHY BY DESIREE ESPADA (MAGAZINE)

Thanks so much for publishing the delightful story “Crab Cakes with Kenny.” I grew up in Breezy Point over in Calvert County, about 35 miles south of Annapolis. Your story resonated with me and reminded me of so many childhood experiences I had growing up in Maryland. Now I live in Henderson, Nevada, a suburb of Las Vegas, and while the food in this town is excellent, I can’t go buy a bushel of crabs and have a crab feast like we did growing up! Thanks again for a well-written piece that stirred many happy memories.

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Kenny.” I live in Maryland and can relate to the many disappointments I’ve had when ordering “Maryland crab cakes” in other cities. But mostly, I loved the description of family, the special love of brothers, and the way our childhood influences the tastes we develop and the people we become. Thanks for a warm and touching article that was the highlight of my flight.

Beth Merz FINKSBURG, MARYLAND

/ Crab cakes definitely have to be

done right, Beth, and they do them right in the Chesapeake. BOHEMIAN AND BREAKFAST

The last time I flew Southwest I grabbed the in-flight magazine to take home. I’m glad I did because I loved “Crab Cakes with Kenny.” Well done. It even caused me to Google “Natty Bohs” afterward. Now I know. I’m still contemplating my best breakfast ever, but I can think of lots of favorite breakfast places. One of them is Lou Mitchell’s in Chicago. Thanks for what you do.

described. Thanks for taking the time to remind us all of the immeasurable and sacred value of family.

Wayne McLemore LULING, LOUISIANA

/ The author, Michael Graff, writes

about sports and family and his home in North Carolina. Check him out at michaelngraff.com. ACE OF CAKES

I read “Crab Cakes with Kenny” on a recent Southwest flight. It gave me much cause for delight and pride as I was reminded how lucky I am to enjoy The Land of Pleasant Living. I’ve lived in St. Mary’s County for 40-plus years, and I grew up in Baltimore. It was a joy to read of the happy memories the writer’s family made in the area. I also agree that crab cakes are suitable for any meal—and yes, Old Bay Seasoning is a must! Michael Graff is also right that nowhere except in Maryland can one get real crab cakes properly prepared. Thanks again for spreading the word about our best Chesapeake Bay treat.

Jeff Reiter

Donna Maneely

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CALIFORNIA, MARYLAND

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cakes three times a day if we could!

FAMILY MATTERS

I was on an otherwise mundane business trip from New Orleans to Houston when I came across “Crab Cakes with Kenny” in Southwest: The Magazine. I just thought I’d take a minute to say thank you for the warm and well-written piece. What a delightful little article that made me smile and fully appreciate the depth and richness of family. Two little gems that particularly touched me: the writer’s dad saying, “Remember, there’s nothing like having a brother,” and the line “Kenny has always known something I never could: what it’s like to not fear consequences.” I had to laugh because my two grandsons’ personalities (and relationship) closely mirrors what he

DOUBLER STANDARD

I read “Crab Cakes with Kenny” on a flight from D.C. to Oakland. It kind of hit home for me. I’m 49, and I have two younger brothers, each two years apart. We grew up in Falls Church, Virginia, but when we were younger my parents had a boat on the South River, near Selby Bay. The three of us used to take our nets and run up and down the dock checking each piling for crabs, and your account of the “doublers” and making sure we tossed back the females was exactly right. It brought back some great memories of my childhood on the bay.

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contributors SHEDDING LIGHT ON THE COVER

Meet the people behind this issue.

R.L. Maizes

David Arky

Tony Rehagen

WRITER

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Animal Instinct / p. 48

Cover; The Meaning of Light (opener) / p. 57

The Meaning of Light / p. 57

When he’s not capturing light patterns on camera, David is exploring New York City with his family: “My kids’ favorite haunt is the Metropolitan Opera house at Lincoln Center.”

Tony delved into the vast topic of light for the cover story, but he prefers “the good old-fashioned sun shining through the tall Georgia pines.” Find him at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield with his two young daughters.

This month, R.L. recounts her family’s experience adopting a new dog. Looking to exhaust energetic canines? She recommends Coot Lake, near her Niwot, Colorado, home: “You might see a great blue heron lift off, eagles nesting, or a coot diving on the lake.” @RL_MAIZES

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PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF STEVE OLSHANSKY (MAIZES)

No CGI stunts here. While photographing guitarist Kaki King (p. 60), David Arky used a modeling light that was switched off right before shooting. Meanwhile, Arky’s assistant, Brian, manipulated a 6-foot Pixelstick, throwing the light of 200 colored LEDs around the darkened studio.

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The go-to at Two Ten Jack is the takoyaki, octopus hush puppies served with umamirich miso butter. (Try to restrain yourself from eating the butter with a spoon.)

/ LAS VEGAS

Grilled, baconwrapped enoki mushrooms at Raku are a perfect way to soften the blow if, somehow, you lose a few bucks on the Strip.

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Typically prepared with thin, breaded, fried pork, the katsu at Rintaro combines Cowgirl Creamery cheese and pankocrusted chicken to tasty effect.

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After ordering a glass of shochu, Japan’s national spirit, ask Bar Chuko’s server if they have the steamed buns with fried softshell crab special.

TRE N DI NG

Izakayas Bar food rarely inspires. French fries, a few attempts at sandwiches, good wings if you’re lucky. Izakaya, the Japanese equivalent of a pub, turns that notion on its head. To try it, look no further than Hojoko in Boston, housed in a renovated motor lodge. (The name is a tribute to the former tenant: hojo for Howard Johnson, and ko means “child” in Japanese.) Start with the Raba Raba—a gin, shiso, and ginger cocktail—and then turn your attention to the small plates. The okonomiyaki, a savory Japanese pancake, is the star, flecked with smoky bacon and shiitake mushrooms and topped with truffle mayo. For the vegetarian set, the seasonal pickles and crispy tofu with dashi don’t disappoint. And if you still crave wings, try them covered in a habanero-honey fish sauce. march 2016 southwest 35

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SIT ↓ Custom-designed furniture, including the beds, fills each room, and walls are adorned with the work of local artists like Alyson Fox.

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SPECTATE ← Survey the street from your balcony, or retreat to the mod-themed pool for cocktails with a skyline view.

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WORK Number BACKTR ACK Almost half of the HR professionals polled claim their companies once had policies against rehiring. However, 76 percent now say—and nearly two-thirds of managers agree—they’d consider welcoming boomerangers back with open arms.

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Tread carefully when filling out that exit interview. According to a joint study by WorkplaceTrends.com and The Workforce Institute, there’s been an uptick in boomerang employees—those who leave an organization only to return at a later date. The 1,800-plus HR professionals surveyed cite familiarity with workplace culture and easier training as top reasons to rehire. As for the job seekers themselves, WorkplaceTrends.com founder Dan Schawbel had this to say: “We’ve found that millennials are switching jobs every two years because they are searching for the job—and organization—of best fit. But this study indicates that this younger generation is more likely to boomerang back when they’ve experienced other company cultures and realized what they’ve missed.” Besides, everybody loves a good comeback story. PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID ARKY

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Trying to tap into your own creativity? Take a cue from those who do it best. Can anyone be creative? “While creative genius is certainly something reserved for a select few, I do think that everyone can live a creative lifestyle,” says Scott Barry Kaufman, the author of Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind. “It’s a way of existing in this world wherein you’re constantly trying to derive meaning from your experiences, as well as challenging yourself, others, and your own world view.”

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What are some habits of highly creative people? “Creative people have messy minds, meaning that they tend to mix and match a lot of different, seemingly incompatible traits—mindfulness and daydreaming, seriousness and play, solitude and collaboration. Rather than inhibit their abilities, these dualities enable them to be more creative.”

How do these traits interact? “When participating in mindful daydreaming, you are aware of your present surroundings and your inner world—how you’re feeling, where your dreams tend to go. Are you dreaming of a whole different future, a different job? If so, maybe you should listen to that. Secondly, creatives are very serious and passionate about their purpose and their goals, but they engage with life and their jobs in a playful way. Being open to trial and error is a huge part of it, and humor is often used as a reframing device.”

What about solitude versus collaboration? “Creativity isn’t solely about internal exploration. Setting aside solitary time to think is important, but so is seeking the feedback of others. The two have to work in tandem.” What are the benefits of thinking this way? “Expression is the thing that makes us all unique and reminds us that we each have value. Practicing these habits will increase your sense of autonomy and thus help you to realize the best version of yourself.”

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Misty Copeland

The boundarybreaking ballerina on the power of perseverance

In middle school I was the captain of the drill team. My coach suggested I take a free ballet class at my Boys & Girls Club in San Pedro, California, and soon after I was awarded a full scholarship to attend the local ballet school. At 17, I moved to New York City to perform with American Ballet Theatre’s studio company, and a year later I was offered a spot. Starting at 13 is very late for a dancer. Once I got into ABT, things were difficult. People come from all over the world, and each of them was the best dancer at the school where they trained. The level of talent was overwhelming, but for me it was more than that. Out of 80 dancers, I was the only black woman. I questioned my role in the ballet world. At one point I considered quitting or joining a company with others who looked like me. Thankfully I had mentors come into my life who made me realize it’s OK to be different and it’s OK to be the first; it doesn’t mean you’re not good enough. It was a long process, but I’m here.

OUT TAKES

Misty is the first AfricanAmerican woman to be appointed a principal dancer for American Ballet Theatre.

SOOTHING SOUNDS I like to get to the theater early and take my time. I find it calming to do my own makeup and just listen to music—Anita Baker, Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, Drake, Adele. It’s how I get in the zone. PART Y OF ONE If it were up to me, I’d be by myself every night, just reading a book or eating dinner. When you spend your life giving so much of yourself, you need time to just be.

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BEST FOOT FORWARD There’s no way to exist in the world of classical ballet without striving for perfection. It’s a constant battle to find balance, and to be better, and to get on stage and prove yourself over and over again for an audience you’ve never seen before.

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I couldn’t hide my anger and disappointment. I resented Steve for being too particular. He accused me of not being particular enough. While we were looking, we adopted a cat, Arie. Left anonymously in the shelter’s “night box,” she was 9 pounds of white silk, with pink ears. She kneaded our chests when we held her, hoping for milk. We fell hard—but still longed for a dog. I monitored the animals on the shelter’s website obsessively, keeping the site open and refreshing it every five minutes, looking for a dog that met Steve’s criteria. As soon as Cowgirl’s picture went up, I called and paid $20 by credit card to put her on hold. We rushed down to see her. Seventeen pounds and white, with paws the size of walnuts, she was the kind of dog who would get adopted fast. She hid behind a shelter volunteer, but we weren’t bothered by her shyness. If anything, it reassured us she wouldn’t pose a threat to Arie. I watched Steve as closely as I did the dog. He sat down on the grass next to Cowgirl and rubbed her belly. I could tell he liked her. At our request, the shelter did a “cat test,” observing how Cowgirl reacted when she encountered a feline in a carrier. “She passed,” they said when Cowgirl ignored it. The shelter said she was a cattle dog mix. Molly, one of the dogs we had lost, had been a cattle dog mix, sweet and smart and a great friend to Flora, our cat that had also died. Cowgirl didn’t look anything like Molly or a cattle dog. She looked like a Jack Russell terrier, with tan markings on her face and black “mascara” around her eyes. A Jack Russell would be a terrible dog to bring home to a cat because they are bred to chase foxes and other burrowing animals. A voice inside me insisted she wasn’t the one, but I refused to

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listen. I was tired of looking for a dog and the tension it created between Steve and me. I was desperate to re-experience the bond I had with our other dogs. We filled out the adoption paperwork. It was a Tuesday. We hung a tag engraved with her name and our phone number from her collar, and stocked up on Costco-size bags of treats. We were in for the long haul. The minute we entered our

house, the shy girl from the shelter disappeared. We had been advised to keep Cowgirl on a long tether or behind an oversize baby gate at first, to give the animals time to adjust and to keep Arie safe while they did. Each time she saw Arie, Cowgirl hurled herself at the gate, barking and whining. She strained at the end of the tether, testing its limits. We learned what shelter professionals already know: The cat

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test doesn’t work. The cat selected by the shelter is unafraid of dogs and is restrained in a carrier. Bringing a dog home to an uncaged cat is a different matter. Arie was so frightened by Cowgirl’s lunges—and shocked to find herself prey in her own home, I imagine—she stopped using her litter box, pooping instead on the basement carpet. After two days, we called the shelter director for advice. “You might not be the right home for Cowgirl,” she said. I was taken aback. We were calling for help getting Cowgirl settled. We hadn’t considered bringing her back. We weren’t the kind of people who returned a dog. If I was sure of anything, it was that. Besides, I had broadcast pictures of her on Facebook and beyond. We had spooned at night—briefly, when she wasn’t curled in a tight ball on the opposite corner of the bed, as far from me as she could get. The director transferred us to a behaviorist who advised bringing both animals into the same room several times a day under close supervision and giving them treats. Cowgirl was to be rewarded only when she was calm. “They could become the best of friends,” she assured us. Steve and I followed the behaviorist’s advice, but we didn’t see a change. A trainer we trusted gave us a grim assessment. “It could take six months to teach Cowgirl not to go after Arie. Even then, you’ll want to muzzle the dog just to be safe. You may never trust her completely.” After five days, we were worn down. Even I had to admit we weren’t creating the loving family I had envisioned. Confined, Cowgirl was miserable, barely moving except when Arie came into view. Arie spent most of the time in the basement, out of Cowgirl’s reach. That Saturday, we returned Cowgirl. It turned out we were the kind of people who brought back

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a dog. Cowgirl bounded through the shelter doors, and a volunteer took her to a kennel. She never once looked back at us. Standing at the desk where people surrender animals, I hoped no one recognized me. I couldn’t wait to return to the anonymity of my car. I wept, before making the decision and after. I worried I had failed Cowgirl. I mourned the bond I had hoped for with her. Cowgirl’s tag still lies in my dresser drawer, alongside the tags of the animals we had lost. Months went by before we visited the shelter again. I no longer believed a new dog would fill the void left by the old ones. I had learned what it meant to bring home the wrong dog. Eventually we adopted Rosie, who had lived on a South Dakota reservation. A 1-year-old mutt, she was 57 pounds with reddish-tan fur, a charcoal muzzle, and ears like a bat’s wings. Both Steve and I were drawn to her. It’s taken months to housetrain her. Still a puppy, she chews everything, including the midcentury modern love seat in my home office and a cable remote. (Maybe she doesn’t like our choice of shows.) Arie munches Rosie’s giant ears and bats her large nose. When Arie commandeers Rosie’s bed, Rosie lies alongside her on the floor. For a time I thought doing right by Arie meant doing wrong by Cowgirl, but ultimately I realized we did right by Cowgirl, too, giving her the chance to find a home that was a better fit, one in which she needn’t be restrained. The decision was obvious once I focused on Cowgirl’s needs instead of my own. Within 48 hours of returning her, she was adopted by a family without a cat. R.L. Maizes lives in Colorado and is currently working on a collection of short stories.

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/ Light. /

It is a life-giving force and a universal source of meaning. The sun’s rays, our original light, provide warmth, food, and oxygen. So it was natural that the sun became our first deity, and light remains a dominant metaphor in the sacred texts of every major religion. But it is also a wellspring of beauty. Those waves, those oscillating electric and magnetic fields, give us color, texture, and shape. From the beginning, its harnessing yielded radical revolutions in the human experience. Fire enabled us to conquer the danger of night, but it also created a place to gather, to tell stories, to plan for what lay ahead. In many ways, it made us more human. Today, it remains a catalyst for social interaction: Soft lights are used to set the mood; flashing lights warn us to be alert; a porch light welcomes us home. And innovations in light continue to upend our presumptions and transform the way we live, with new insights generated using microscopes, telescopes, X-rays, and lasers. Yet much is still to change. Meet the artists, scientists, pop music fans, and urban planners who are reshaping the meaning of light.

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Event Horizon Every 90 minutes, a blazing arc emerges from the sweeping darkness: an astronaut’s view of sunrise.

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HE INTERNATIONAL Space Station orbits the Earth at more than 17,000 mph, lapping the planet every 90 minutes. That means there are 16 sunrises and 16 sunsets each day. It never got old. Imagine orbital night: You are looking out the bay window, down at the dark world. When you’re over an unpopulated area like the ocean, which is most of the planet, you’re looking at nothingness—no lights, no stars, a hole in space. Suddenly you see a clear silver line, Earth’s thin atmosphere, tracing the horizon. It quickly changes hue, from silver to blue to coral orange to yellow to a fiery orange to red. At the same time, you glimpse the station’s giant solar arrays glowing like the filaments in your toaster, hearkening the sun’s rise. And then that blinding gold ball emerges, painting the black planet in washes of white, green, and the bluest blue you’ve ever seen. By the time your heart catches up, you wish there was a way to freeze time. Ninety minutes later the whole thing reverses—the terminator line creeps back, swallowing the Earth and all its color, the bright orb shrinking to a dot and then disappearing, leaving you, once again, dangling above the abyss. Now when I see a sunset or sunrise down here on Earth, I feel intense longing. But I also take comfort in knowing there is always something more beautiful beyond what we can see. It gives me hope. Tracy Caldwell Dyson has made two trips to the International Space Station, in 2007 and 2010, spending a combined 188 days away from Earth. march 2016 southwest 59

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Seeing the Light For guitar heroine Kaki King, restorative eye surgery inspired a new kind of performance.

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N THE BEGINNING, there is nothing—a dark, empty stage and the deep rumble of synthesizers. Tiny, glittering orbs begin to dance across the backdrop, a swirl of cosmic dust. In the foreground, lights shoot across the body of a lonely, suspended acoustic guitar, itself a small screen, which suddenly awakens in a white glow as some invisible hand strums a single chord. Instead of being played, it’s as if the guitar is beckoning to the player, who now comes onstage clad head-totoe in white, sporting a shock of platinum hair and sunglasses. She sits on a velvet King’s stool behind the guitar stand and lays her spellbinding hands on the strings, uniting with the concert on instrument. “It’s the creation story,” guithe TED stage last May tarist Kaki King explains later. “But who’s has been in control? I’m not in command of the viewed nearinstrument—I’m just a facilitator.” ly a million times. The show, The Neck Is A Bridge to the Body, is King’s brainchild, but it’s also a collaboration with five visual artists and the Glowing Pictures production company—not to mention the fans who chipped in more than $43,000 on Kickstarter to help bring the project to fruition. “We learn that [the guitar] is a shape-shifter, it has traveled all over the world, it has a background with friends and family, and it even has a skeleton and a

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“I didn’t look at anything until I was 28,” she says. “You don’t see with your eyes; you see with your brain. But now my brain was going to change with these new eyes.” A vibrant world of shapes and colors revealed itself, and she looked to improve stage-lighting presentation at her shows. Eventually she stumbled onto projection mapping and realized that images could be cast onto not only the backdrop but also the guitar itself. The further she delved into the vortex, the more intertwined the music and video—sound and light—became. She discovered motion detectors and pressure sensors that she could use to alter the visuals in real time during the presentation. And she soon began to realize that her music was being influenced by what the artists put on screen. “It’s new for

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nervous system,” King wrote on her Kickstarter page. “Music creates the musician, and the guitar creates the guitarist.” The performance continues, guitar and guitarist now awash in white flashes as King scratches and slaps the wooden body in a percussive song called “Thoughts Are Born.” The blasts of light intensify with the severity of the artist’s drumming, which accelerates to a gallop. The first color appears in the next track with the first actual note King plays, and from there the show grows in complexity— visuals and music journey from abstract shapes to actual cityscapes. “The guitar is talking,” she later says. “It’s narrating its own life story.” King was 4 years old when her father, a lawyer who loved music, put a small guitar in her hands. Lessons followed, but she was no prodigy. It was also at an early age that her parents learned she had trouble with her eyesight. She was fitted with glasses at age 7, and the heavy plastic lenses only thickened with age. Growing up almost legally blind, she never developed an interest in the visual world. Instead, she escaped into her music, learning by ear. After an adolescent dalliance with the drums, she returned to the six-string as a solo performer in college at NYU, playing at open mics and in subway stations and finally at a few smaller venues. Her percussive style, tapping and smacking the strings and body, along with her use of unique tunings, set her apart. She signed her first record deal in 2002 at age 23. Five years later, when Rolling Stone released its “New Guitar Gods” list, she was the only female and the youngest picked. Soon thereafter, tired of having to call for housekeeping to help find her lost glasses on hotel floors, King had corrective eye surgery. It was as if she had been reborn. 62 southwest march 2016

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Virtual Reality A holographic pop star is forged from the collective imagination of fans worldwide.

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HATSUNE MIKU, the bright-eyed Japanese diva with turquoise pigtails who dances onstage before thousands of rabid, glow stick– wielding fans, is nothing more than a 3-D image cast onto a transparent screen by a series of high-powered projectors. But she is also a figurative projection. Miku was born in 2007 as a data bank of female vocal samples that could be programmed to sing homespun lyrics as part of Vocaloid, a personal recording software program not unlike GarageBand. Her only physical manifestation was the anime-style avatar on the box. But once thousands of fans started creating and sharing music in her “voice” online, the demand for merchandising exploded into art, figurines, and, in 2009, a holographic “live” show. Her creators at Sapporo, Japan–based Crypton Future Media gave her a limited persona: 16 years old, 158 centimeters tall, 42 kilograms in weight. The rest was left to the fans. “She is everybody,” says Kanae Muraki, Crypton’s general manager of U.S./E.U. development. “That’s the whole idea behind the movement.”

visuals to inspire me,” she says. “The music is almost a sound track to a companion piece.” After the creation portion of the performance, King and her instrument lead the audience through a wild, bright, and sometimes dissonant ride through the guitar’s evolution. The finale is a song of peaceful reflection entitled “We Did Not Make The Instrument, The Instrument Made Us.” The sound of synthesizers hovers beneath her gentle fingerpicking as pastel purples, blues, and greens scribble, wash, and explode across the backdrop. The guitar seems to lose its shape, morphing and melting. An intense crescendo plummets into a trickle of notes. Then a final strum rings out as the screens go dark.

Thus far, the movement has produced 2.5 million Facebook fans, 170,000 YouTube videos, and a catalog of more than 100,000 fanwritten songs from which Miku’s crew picks the set lists for her shows. Miku has opened for Lady Gaga, collaborated with Pharrell, and performed on the Late Show with David Letterman. This April, she will embark on another U.S. tour—and she’s still just 16. But is she real? “We’re at concerts, backstage, but Miku’s dressing room is empty,” says Riki Tsuji, a Crypton assistant director. “A concert is not 100 percent about what’s happening on stage; it’s about the energy of the people around you. But having that projection brings the whole thing closer to a typical concert experience. Without it, she’s just a disembodied voice.”

Catch Miku “live” during her North American tour this spring.

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Journey to America’s darkest places for the last, unadulterated views of the starry night.

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UR WINDOW to the cosmos is shrinking. Within the next century the global urban population is expected to octuple, which will only intensify light pollution and endanger our view of the night sky. David J. Lorenz, from the University of Wisconsin–Madison's Center for Climatic Research, has illustrated this trend by mapping light pollution at darksky.org. There’s good news yet: Dark refuges remain scattered throughout the country, where on a good night it’s still possible to gaze at the Milky Way. Here's a handful of our favorites.

MAP BY DAVID LORENZ & KEVIN PALMER

Fireflies dance beneath the Milky Way in WeinbergKing State Park, three hours north of St. Louis.

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HEADLANDS INTERNATIONAL DARK SKY PARK 3.5 hours from grand rapids, michigan Enticements include 600 acres of woodlands, 2 miles of undeveloped shoreline, and a chance to witness the northern lights. PHOTOGRAPH BY KEVIN PALMER

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GOLDENDALE OBSERVATORY 2 hours from portland, oregon

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Home to one of the nation’s largest public telescopes, the park offers daily astronomy presentations and stunning countryside views at 2,100 feet.

By moonlight, explore natural rock sculptures and sand dunes (which emit haunting bass sounds), or tag along for the ranger-led night sky program.

ENCHANTED ROCK STATE NATURAL AREA 1.5 hours from austin, texas For clear views, climb to the summit of this otherworldly pink granite dome outside the boutique-lined German town of Fredericksburg.

CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK 3 hours from salt lake city Take in the southern skies every year during Heritage Starfest. Spend daylight traversing red rock canyons, domes, and bridges.

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Dr. Hurricane Powers the Future The former weapons designer may save us all.

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MAR HURRICANE spent 15 years of his life designing warheads. As a physicist studying nuclear fusion, that was only natural. Fusion research essentially began as a byproduct of the Manhattan Project during World War II. But in 2012 the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, located

in the Bay Area, recruited Hurricane for a different kind of project: Using lasers to achieve controlled fusion, a nuclear reaction that, if contained, could generate enough clean, renewable energy to power the globe. “It was exciting,” says Hurricane. “I wanted to be part of something that was potentially beneficial for humanity.” Physicists have been trying to

harness fusion (a high-speed collision of two atomic nuclei that produces power) as a civil salve since its initial role as a potentially world-killing Cold War weapon. Lasers entered the sustainablefusion picture in the 1970s. But progress was a slog, even after construction of the National Ignition Facility was completed in 2009. This behemoth, $3.5 billion laser consists of 192 beams of light that stretch more than 4,900 feet and produce 500 trillion watts. Hurricane’s crew of researchers brought all of that to bear on a pencil eraser–size cylinder containing a 2-millimeter dot of hydrogen fuel. The problem,

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At Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, scientists attempt to convert Cold War weapons technology into clean energy.

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The Highlights TRACE THE HISTORY of profound accidents and ingenious experiments that dramatically amended our understanding of light, with Kimberly Arcand and Megan Watzke, co-authors of Light: The Visible Spectrum and Beyond. 1999/ Lene Hau leads a team at Harvard University that slows down light— which usually travels at millions of miles per hour—to about 38 miles per hour. She later stops light completely and restarts it. 1963/ The U.S. launches a series of satellites to monitor Soviet nuclear activity. These satellites pick up gamma-ray bursts coming from all corners of the universe that scientists now know are distant cosmic events.

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Percy Spencer notices that a chocolate bar in his pocket melts when he stands next to a radar machine generating microwave light. This becomes the origin of the microwave oven.

according to Hurricane, was that the dot kept changing shape and squirting out under the intense pressure, like a water balloon being clenched in your hand. The lab’s solution was to reduce the laser’s force of compression, stabilizing the fuel so that the ball could be squeezed evenly. Finally, they managed to turn two hydrogen atoms into a single helium atom, a reaction that produced more energy than was put in. A significant breakthrough, to be sure, but Hurricane says we are still decades away from seeing fusion power on the grid. After all, it has always been easier to destroy than to create.

1895/ German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen discovers X-rays while conducting experiments with a glass tube filled with light and an electric current. He dubs it “X-radiation” to symbolize its mysterious nature.

1879/ Thomas Edison

patents the incandescent lightbulb, helping usher in the era of electricity. He goes on to develop the first commercial power utility.

1800/ William Herschel, an accomplished musician and astronomer, performs a series of experiments that show there is light beyond the red color of the rainbow.

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JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE / This $8 billion project is primed to answer a few of life’s burning questions— like, where we came from. Now all NASA has to do is haul it a million miles into space.

JOURNEY / At four times the distance of the Moon, Webb will gaze back through time at the universe’s first light.

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EARTH / Webb will launch from the South American country of French Guiana in October 2018.

MOON / Our nearest celestial body is 238,000 miles away.

One Giant Leap Through Time

HUBBLE / The current premier telescope orbits 350 miles above the Earth.

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Artist Ian Brill calls his creation an “immersive, performative, navigable audio maze.”

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This floating installation by England-based duo Aether & Hemera (named for the Greek gods of light and day, respectively) uses water as a canvas to explore themes of light and social interaction. Using their cell phones, viewers can manipulate the patterns and colors of the 300 illuminated paper boats bobbing in the harbor. These interactive features were crafted to cultivate a sense of playfulness, but also to prompt questions about how art and technology can bring people together. “By asking the audience to interact, our work connects people with their environment and behaves as a platform for creating a social experience,” says artist Gloria Ronchi, one-half of the duo. “We believe that, in the near future, our cities will be filled with art and technology that can offer open access to information, inspire creativity, and cultivate a sense of identity and community.”

Dozens of renowned music acts pack the festival lineup, but a local amateur ensemble will fittingly lead the opening night procession. The 901 Arts drumline, comprised of students from the Better Waverly neighborhood, will be outfitted with electric packs that trigger flashes of light in their headgear at the sound of each beat. 901 Arts empowers young people aspiring to learn a new art form, and the parade offers more than an opportunity to show off their snare skills, says director Sarah Tooley. “Selecting our drumline to lead the parade sends a message that our city values the cultural contributions of our city's AfricanAmerican youth.”

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David Fakunle didn't have to be there that night. He could’ve been off studying in his drug dependence epidemiology program at Johns Hopkins University. But there he was, at a planning meeting for Light City, and something wasn’t sitting right. “During a Q&A period, I stood up and said, ‘This is nice and all, but if this is going to be just another festival that comes into Baltimore and uses up its resources and is more attune to its outside visitors than the actual citizens of the city, then I don’t want it,” he says. Festival organizers took his words to heart—“They called my bluff,” the Baltimore native says with a laugh—and asked him to join the executive board. Now, he’s focused on making sure his hometown is not only represented, but showcased. “People who are well-known in their neighborhoods and in Baltimore now have this national, if not international, spotlight where they can showcase their talents and abilities,” he says. “And who knows what can come from it. I hope those people’s lives are changed. I hope people hit it big because they were at Light City. That would make me the proudest of all.”

The interactive lily pads in artist Jen Lewin’s installation stimulate impromptu, collaborative play.

6/The Pool

Known for his immersive live performances, the Baltimore resident and electronic artist will bring his eclectic talents to the festival. Here, he ponders the shifting possibilities that light brings to the stage: “Strobe lights can quickly take something mundane and make it very jarring. Or, you can use the lights to take something that is already jarring and move it into a different direction. As soon as you add haze or smoke and mist, all of a sudden there is depth—these moving cones and patterns all throughout the air. Imagine having a time machine for the sole reason of taking a picture of a crazy light show and then showing that to someone in the 1800s. I think they’d burn you at the stake.”

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Your guide to Light City Mind-bending performances by the Baltimore-based tour de force are a journey to “taste the color of sound.”

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Parts & Labor Chef and owner Spike Gjerde may be better known for Woodberry Kitchen, his New American mecca, but the hearthcooked meals at this restaurant and butcher shop are worth a pilgrimage. The locally-sourced menu changes constantly, but the pit beef sandwich is a Baltimore specialty.

8/Dark Was the Night

It all started with an old light. On a trip to visit his parents in Baltimore, Justin Randolph Thompson spotted a church chandelier at Housewerks Salvage, a shop that reclaims interesting architectural pieces. “It was sitting on this table all taken apart and it caught my eye,” says the Florence, Italy–based artist. Today that chandelier sits atop one of Light City’s most complex installations. It goes something like this: Six bicycles rest at the base of a tower, attached to a motor. When participants pedal, the chandelier lights up, along with lightbox picket signs worn by other participants and a marquee adorned with images from the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture. And did we mention the choir? “I like the fact that there are so many different ways of interpreting the notion of illumination,” Randolph says.

For impeccable harbor views, grab a table upstairs at this historic Fells Point fixture. Feast on the Lord Baltimore, a tower of oysters, clams, crabs, shrimp, and lobster hauled in fresh from up and down the East Coast. Joe Squared Trek to the artsy Station North neighborhood to savor one of the creative pies—we especially love the cumin-braised lamb—at this funky pizza shop. Then, cross the street to The Windup Space, an art gallery with a heady concert lineup.

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back through time, more than 13 billion years, to glimpse the first luminous objects that formed after the Big Bang. To determine how the earliest galaxies were born. In essence, to find out where we come from.

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was 6 or 7,” says Geithner, now 53. Geithner is at the tail end of the generation of born-again dreamers who were baptized by Armstrong’s first steps on the moon. The fuzzy images coming through the little black-and-white TV in his parents’ bedroom called Geithner to the stars. He got his first telescope for Christmas when he was 7, and he’s owned one ever since. “I love looking up at the night sky,” he says, his youthful grin framed by ears that protrude like solar arrays. “I’d follow the planets. I’d look up at the moon and think, Maybe I’ll get to walk there someday.” He joined the Air Force after getting an engineering degree at Virginia Tech, but allergies kept him out of the cockpit. Instead he started working on satellite technology and eventually found his way to NASA, which hired him to help fix the Hubble Space Telescope. Today, Hubble is revered as our gateway to the cosmos, beaming back dazzling images of black holes, supernovas, and stars forming in dense nebulae, as well as enabling discoveries such as a more precise rate of the universe’s expansion. But Hubble was originally synonymous with snafu—scientists discovered a problem with its optics a few weeks after its 1990 launch. Geithner was part of a crew brought in to troubleshoot and help orchestrate a spacewalk to repair a microscopic imperfection in Hubble’s main mirror. It was just after the more routine second servicing mission to Hubble was completed that NASA approached Geithner about another project—a new space telescope that, in terms of size, scale, technology, and mission, would make Hubble seem like a View-Master.

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toe in protective white coveralls (dubbed “bunny suits”) are working 10-hour shifts, painstakingly piecing together Webb’s primary mirror, which consists of 18 hexagonal, gold-coated beryllium segments. They’ve just installed piece 16, but the going is slow. As NASA learned with Hubble, the smallest error—a smudge, bump, or speck of dust— could prove disastrous. Hubble was still being prepped in this room in the late 1980s when a

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Webb will enable us to see further back in time than ever before.

” NASA committee started dreaming up its next big project. By 1995, even as the newly repaired Hubble was beaming back startling starscapes, the telescope was showing its creators the limits of what it could do. “We thought we’d be able to see the first luminous objects, but they were too far away, too far back in time,” says John Mather, Webb’s project scientist, whose early work to confirm the Big Bang Theory earned him the 2006 Nobel Prize in physics. Because the universe is expanding, Mather explains, the light emitted by those original stars is now too stretched out and too red to be visible to Hubble’s ultraviolet-detecting equipment. So in 1996 NASA decided to build a new space telescope with infrared capabilities. Initially called the Next Generation Space Telescope but renamed in 2002 after James Webb, NASA’s second administrator, Webb was

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to be Hubble’s superior in nearly every way. Hubble is roughly the size of a tractor-trailer. Webb's sunshield alone is the size of a tennis court—larger in diameter than any rocket—so it will have to be folded into a capsule for launch and then opened like a flower when in space, a blooming that will take 14 days. While Hubble’s orbit is a mere 350 miles from Earth’s surface, Webb will squat nearly 1 million miles away,

more than four times the distance between Earth and the moon—a journey that will take roughly 30 days, too far out of reach for any modern-day service and repair mission. And yet, from that vantage, with its massive sunshield to keep the instruments cool, Webb will be able to detect wavelengths of up to 28 micrometers (Hubble can only see 2.5 micrometers), light that has been traveling

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possibilities. The unknown. But Webb isn’t simply an instrument of curiosity. Even the most creative scientists and engineers at NASA have pragmatic expectations. They want to observe the first stars—the first light—which they theorize were 1,000 times bigger than the sun and much brighter before the celestial bodies exploded into supernovas massive enough to still be detectable. From those violent explosions, Webb might be able to identify how galaxies formed and evolved—how they are shaped, how elements are created and distributed, how stars

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trying to anticipate anything that could go wrong. They’re currently wrapping up the second cryogenic tests, in which Webb’s instrument box (containing the cameras and spectrometers) was placed in a 60-foot kettle-like vacuum chamber and cooled to minus 440 degrees Fahrenheit, warmed back up, taken apart, reassembled, and put back into the deep freeze. “Things shrink when they get cold,” Geithner says. “We want to make sure it doesn’t break itself as it cools down.” Once everything checks out, the instrument box will be rereassembled, attached to the mirror, and trucked to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, where there is a cryo-testing facility big enough to house the entire telescope. Then it’s on to Redondo Beach, California, where the telescope will join the sunshield and spacecraft before being loaded onto a barge (Webb’s total weight, more than 7 tons, would be too much for several bridges en route) and shipped through the Panama Canal to French Guiana for its launch 1 million miles into space. Anything goes wrong on that journey and it’s $8.8 billion sucked out of the air lock. “Nobody dwells on the fear,” Geithner says. “You do everything you can to ensure success. Test the heck out of stuff. But it’s not risk-free. To have worked on something for most of your career and to think there’s a small chance that the rocket will blow up, something bad happens in deployment, or it doesn’t work— that’s always just below the surface. It comes with the territory.” The risk may frame Geithner’s team’s engineering, but it’s the potential reward that drives them forward. Webb’s mission is multifaceted. In addition to learning more about the oldest objects in the universe, NASA also wants to get a second and deeper look at the objects Hubble has spotted,

such as nebulae and other planets outside our solar system. But as Geithner sits in his Goddard office, he occasionally looks to the book shelf by the window, where a glass case contains the newest model in his collection: a mockup of Webb, sunshield unfurled and gleaming in the morning sun. Watching Geithner excitedly show off his new toy, it isn’t hard to imagine the wonderment of a child staring up at the stars.

“Hubble’s greatest accomplishments were answers to questions we didn’t even know we had,” he says. “My greatest hope is that Webb will make discoveries that we can’t even imagine right now.” Tony Rehagen is a writer based in Atlanta. His work has appeared in Men's Health, GQ, GQ ESPN The Magazine, and Atlanta. Share your most memorable experiences with light at rehagentony@gmail.com.

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THE FUN DOESN’T END AT THE OPRY. Nashville International Airport (BNA) makes sure the Music City experience follows you all the way to your gate.

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Nashville MUSIC LOVERS Catch fine tunes at these offbeat locales

Fuselage Score some fly apparel and decor at this aviation-themed vintage shop, where local artists provide the sound track. Nashville International Airport Nearly 100 bands play year-round on six stages located throughout BNA. Arrington Vineyards Starting next month, snag a courtyard seat for Music in the Vines, a free jazz sesh every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through November.

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rock around the clock Early bird? At many bars, the downbeat happens at 10 a.m.

COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME The largest collection of stringed instruments ever amassed by the museum—75 vintage Gretsch guitars from the 1930s to the ’80s—is on view through July 10.

GR AND OLE OPRY America’s longestrunning radio show turns 90 this year. Catch it live at the Grand Ole Opry House, now through October 29.

Do-si-do Down Broadway THE BLUEBIRD CAFE Well-versed and wannabe songwriters flock to this intimate listening room to perform their own numbers. Reservations are key.

You may hear a lot of covers on Honky Tonk Row—a strip of neon-lit dives lining Lower Broadway—but you aren’t going to pay any. That means more funds for things like drinks and tip jars. Start at the perpetually packed Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, where Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson used to stop between sets at the Ryman, just steps away. If dancing is in order, head to The Stage on Broadway. And for a local favorite, hit Robert’s Western World for a fried bologna sandwich, a new pair of boots, and classic songs by house band Brazilbilly.

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Don’t skip these notable stops

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Nashville FOODIES braising the bar Chef Josh Habiger’s menu marries simple Americanastyle food with advanced techniques.

Feed Your Competitive Side

Brothers Ben and Max Goldberg, the brains behind Division Street’s Patterson House and The Catbird Seat, have struck gold again with their latest culinary concept. Pinewood Social is a—deep breath now—cyber café, cocktail lounge, and “elevated” comfort-food joint (think finessed fried catfish and pork shank) with private karaoke rooms and six vintage bowling lanes, all rolled up into a 13,000-square-foot converted trolley barn. Overwhelmed? Step out back for a game of bocce or a dip in either of the 4-foot pools.

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Nosh your way through East Nashville MAS TACOS POR FAVOR This groovy cashonly dispensary of tacos and chicken tortilla soup got its start as one of Nashville’s most beloved food trucks.

MARGOT CAFE & BAR The menu changes daily, but you can bank on rustic French and Italian fare like pan-roasted halibut and lick-your-plateclean spaghetti Bolognese.

THE PHARMACY A house-made brat or burger with a side of sweet potato fries and a creamsicle soda in the biergarten: Just what the doctor ordered.

Barista Parlor Refuel with a cold-brew coffee or artisanal espresso at this trendy caffeinator, which sets up shop in a converted auto repair garage. Hops & Crafts Fill a growler with one of 36 rotating local and regional microbrews at this taproom in the Gulch. Rolf and Daughters If the Frank Lloyd Wrong or I’ll Have a Chinchilla don’t sound appealing (they should), ask the barkeep to craft you a custom cocktail.

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Nashville HISTORY BUFFS Settle down in these century-old digs

The Hermitage Hotel Nashville’s most opulent overnight (we’re talking marble floors and a stainedglass ceiling) has lured A-listers since 1910. Union Station Hotel This turn-of-the-20th-century train terminal took on new life in 1986 as a 125-room retreat. The Timothy Demonbreun House Ideal for a weekend getaway, this Woodland-in-Waverly B&B boasts four private guest rooms.

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FRIST CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS Examine the role of photography, film, and poster art in the early years of the Soviet Union in The Power of Pictures, on view March 11–July 4.

true colors Each poster is handcrafted and inked—the same way Hatch has done it since 1879.

Read the Fine Print

Nothing defined the look of country music through much of the 20th century (not even you, rhinestones and tassels) like the iconic posters that rolled off the presses at Hatch Show Print, one of the oldest letterpress shops in America. Carve out some time for a hands-on, hour-long studio tour—a colorful stroll through the history of American advertising and entertainment. At the end, press a little ink yourself for a keepsake, or stop by the store for a restrike of classic posters promoting legends like Hank Williams, Dolly Parton, and Patsy Cline.

THE PARTHENON Built in 1897, this fullscale replica of the ancient Athenian temple isn’t just for photo ops—it also houses the city’s permanent art collection.

THE HERMITAGE For a glimpse of life on Andrew Jackson’s plantation, traverse the grounds by horsedrawn wagon or stroll through his well-kept two-story mansion.

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Structure your trip around these storied sites

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Nashville MADE IN MUSIC CITY

In 1912, the world’s first combination candy bar—a disk-shaped mound of caramel, roasted peanuts, and marshmallow nougat inside a milk chocolate shell—was born in a copper kettle at Standard Candy Company in Nashville. More than a century later, Goo Goo Clusters remain a staple in these parts. To see what all the fuss is about, pop into the 4,000-square-foot flagship store, which opened on Lower Broad in 2014. Or order a nostalgic collector’s tin (four original Goo Goos, plus two supreme and two peanut butter) at googoo.com.

How did O’Charley’s get its start?

O’CHARLEY’S RESTAURANT Eddie Hall, the restaurant’s president, dishes on what sets this Nashville original apart.

“In 1971, Charley Watkins opened the first O’Charley’s across from Vanderbilt University. The restaurant was built on Southern hospitality and cuisine—two traditions we carry on today.”

What do you recommend eating? “We’re known for our slow-roasted prime rib, Sunday brunch, fresh-baked pies, and ‘unsliceably’ soft rolls. We’re also very excited about our new Southerninspired menu, which features a Nashville staple: hot chicken.”

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Household names are made just about everywhere you turn in Music City. Including at Nashville International Airport, where live music has been a part of the travel experience for more than 25 years. “We want passengers to get a small taste of our city, even if they never get to leave the terminal,” says Shannon Sumrall, a spokesperson for BNA. Although mainly a platform for up-andcoming local talent, the airport has played host to noteworthy groups like Big and Rich and The Oak Ridge Boys. There’s no set schedule, but Sumrall says you can expect live music every day of the week. This month, keep an ear out for a variety of Irish music performances.

How does the restaurant give back? “We honor local military members and veterans through Hometown Hero and Operation Gratitude, and we’ve supported Second Harvest Food Bank for more than a decade.”

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At Kiddie Academy of Charlotte-Blakeney, David Willis serves children up to 12 years of age.

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IT’S YOUR FUTURE: OWN IT BY CHRISTINE HAYES Building a business from scratch isn’t easy. It requires time, money, and perseverance. As you’re entwined in the mental battle between the desire to be your own boss and the acknowledgement of risk, consider this alluring alternative: franchising. We tracked down four franchisees who, for a variety of reasons, branched out from their previous career paths and ultimately found success in this proven business model.

DAVID AND SHANNON WILLIS When the Willis family started searching for the perfect preschool for their children, nothing near their home in Charlotte, North Carolina, seemed like quite the right fit. That’s when the young couple joined forces with Kiddie Academy. “Combined with a desire to start our own business and build longterm income, we wanted to provide our children with a well-rounded preschool experience,” David says. “We felt if we could build the experience we were looking for, other families would come as well.” Today, the couple is confident that opening Kiddie Academy of Charlotte-Blakeney was the right decision for them. They admit the first few years of business were challenging, but the many rewards —particularly the ability to watch their own children learn and grow

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Building a successful business in childcare. Building a better life and a better community. Before owning a Kiddie Academy franchise, Katie and Larry Moore were up-and-coming business professionals. Katie brings more than 10 years of experience working for a large payroll corporation while Larry remains a prominent player at the Chicago Board of Trade. As the parents of two children, they struggled to find a satisfactory

daycare in the area. It was during their search that they decided to embark on a lifelong dream of owning a business. The Moores fell in love with Kiddie Academy, as they believe the franchise possesses all of the qualities they were looking for: caring teachers, a fun atmosphere and a strong curriculum. The Moores revel in their new found sense of purpose in owning a Kiddie Academy franchise. Their children have also seen the perks of their parent’s new business. They’re making lots of new friends and learning essential life skills, all while under the care of their parents! Knowing their children and community are receiving the best education and child care possible has proved to be the biggest benefit of them all.

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at the academy—have made the work worthwhile. David, whose background is in marketing and business management, advises aspiring franchisees to be honest about their strengths and weaknesses. Finding a franchisor that supplements your current skill set is the best way to bolster your potential, he says.

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After 23 years in senior-level operations and management positions, Dan Wachter was unhappy with the lack of stability. Fed up, he resolved to pursue his dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Enter iTrip Vacations. “I decided to purchase a franchise because they’ve tested and analyzed the market and have a track record of success,” he says. Becoming a franchisee appealed to Dan for other reasons as well. As a small-business owner, you can’t be an expert in every aspect of running a company, he says, and you’ll inevitably have to outsource certain tasks. In franchising, you can find

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a franchisor that provides the services you lack. Plus, you have access to an established brand, broader purchasing power, and internal corporate resources while working on a personal, local level. Dan urges those who are considering franchising to make specific “what-if ” plans for best-case, anticipated-case, and worst-case scenarios. He suggests they write a detailed business plan to determine if they have the bandwidth to launch a small business.

Tampa, Florida. They also have a young son. Starting a new business on top of all these obligations would be crazy, right? Not with the flexibility that comes with operating a Mosquito Joe franchise. “Realize that one of the benefits of the franchise model is that a lot of things have been taken care of for you,” Blaine says, “So embrace that, and do things their way—especially in the beginning.” Owning Mosquito Joe of Tampa Bay with Kristin has allowed Blaine to fulfill his Navy Reserve commitments—and raise a family and help his parents modernize their company —while maintaining a successful business of his own. “When you buy a franchise, you are buying a partnership with all the other franchisees, so learn everything you can from them, and share your knowledge—both wins and losses— with others.”

BLAINE AND KRISTIN CARDINALE Like many young couples, Blaine and Kristin Cardinale are busy. Blaine, a 2004 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, spent 10 years flying helicopters in the military—including two deployments to Bahrain—before transitioning to the Navy Reserve in 2014. He and his wife, Kristin, help his parents run a storage facility near

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The Arizona Less Traveled BY COREY THIBODEAUX Arizona’s reputation for searing temperatures, soaring cacti, and rugged landscapes puts it in a class of its own within the United States. But the destination holds another revelation—a world relatively unknown. Discover the Navajo Nation and the Salt River PimaMaricopa Indian Community, and meet the vibrant peoples carrying on traditions left behind by their ancestors. Soak up these inspiring cultures on your next trip to the American Southwest.

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developed interactive ways of introducing visitors to their culture. Immerse yourself in authentic cuisine and performances at Navajo Village, a re-creation of a traditional Navajo home site. Here, you can tour the grounds and its structures and enjoy a presentation of storytelling, singing, and dancing. At the Navajo Interactive Museum, dive deep into the culturally symbolic number 4. As you traverse the museum’s four quadrants, you’ll discover the significance of the four seasons, four cardinal directions, and four colors associated with four sacred mountains, to name, well, four examples.

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The Nature of the Navajo

Spanning much of northeastern Arizona, the lands of the Navajo Nation offer a rich bounty of nature and history. It’s a place of pure beauty that encourages a deeper connection with Mother Earth and her gifts. As you explore, awaken your senses with the scents of sage and juniper, the sounds of lapping water and scurrying wildlife, and breathtaking views of fiery sunsets. It’s no surprise that many consider Arizona’s awe-inspiring natural wonders to be sacred treasures. Canyon de Chelly, where Navajo families have lived for more than 5,000 years, is one of the most visited national monuments in the country. Its colorful cliff walls and ancient ruins give visitors a glimpse into the past. Explore them on a horseback tour of the canyon or on a free, ranger-led hike.

For a truly one-of-a-kind experience, travel to the remote Four Corners Monument and stand in four states—Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado—at once. No visit to the Navajo Nation would be complete without a tour of Monument Valley, one of the most recognizable—and most photographed—regions in the world. The red sandstone masterpieces are set against brilliant blue skies, creating an unforgettable visual.

A Past Revealed

The educational experience that comes with a visit to the Navajo Nation will make you truly appreciate the ground on which you stand. Even when you’re not at a museum or an information center, history is all around. Traditional teachings and values remain strong among the Navajo people, and they’ve

Once made up of riverside farmers, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community has become the gatekeeper of city entertainment in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. Just a few miles outside of downtown Scottsdale, Talking Stick Resort is your central hub in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Aside from the resort’s numerous amenities and on-site casino, you’re just steps from several major entertainment options. Test your swing at Topgolf, a driving range and lounge concept for all skill levels. Or ride the convenient trolley to Salt River Fields, the spring training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies. And marvel at Butterfly Wonderland, the country’s largest butterfly rainforest exhibit. From its distant corners to the heart of its largest metro area, the state of Arizona shines brighter thanks to its native communities. Every journey down the road less traveled reveals another gem that makes it a destination like no other.

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Messaging

Electric Shavers Rasuradoras eléctricas Flight Service

Hearing AidsRadios Hearing Aids Two-Way Auxiliares auditivos

Flight Service

Wifi

Movies

Tablets or E-readers

Always Permitted

Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers

Pacemakers

Messaging

Pacemakers

Two-Way Radios

Remote-Controlled Toys Electronic and Entendemos queCigarettes es posible que desees documentar Smoking Devices tu viaje en Southwest Airlines. ¿Quieres fotografiar Never Permitted y / o grabar Clientes o Empleados de Southwest Smart Phones Pacemakers Airlines? ¡Hazles saber primero! El uso de cámaras y Two-Way Radios Hearing Aids Electronic Cigarettes and Devices para capturar dispositivos móviles se permiteSmoking a bordo eventos personales, pero nunca debe interferir con la seguridad de un vuelo y siempre debe respetar la Toys Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers privacidadRemote-Controlled de los demás. Two-Way Radios

Tablets or E-readers

Remote-Controlled Toys

Hearing Aids

Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices

Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers

Remote-Controlled Toys

Never Permitted Nunca pueden usarse dentro del avión Always TV Permitted

Never Laptop Permitted Computers

Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers

Never Permitted

Always Permitted

Devices capable of transmitting data, unless otherwise noted, are never permitted. Nunca Tablets son orpermitidos los Messaging E-readers NFL Redzone dispositivos con capacidad para transTV NFL Redzone Smart Phones Pacemakers mitir datos, excepto que se especifique Pacemakers Two-Way Radios lo contrario.

TV

Hearing Aids

Laptop Computers

Tablets or Electronic E-readers Cigarettes and Smoking Devices

Hearing Aids

Electronic Cigarettes and Radio Receivers Television or AM/FM Smoking Devices

Hearing Aids

Two-Way Radios

Two-Way Radios (Walkie-Talkies) or Scanners Radios emisores/receptores (walkie-talkies)

NFL Redzone Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices

Laptop Computers

Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices Cigarrillos electrónicos y Remote-Controlled Toys dispositivos para fumar

Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers Televisión o radios de AM/ FM

RemoteControlled Toys Juguetes de control remoto

Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers

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 ataquen, amenacen o intimiden a los Miembros de la Tripulación o que interfieran con los deberes de un Miembro de la Tripulación. DISABILITY ASSISTANCE Southwest Airlines offers assistance to Customers with disabilities upon request. Southwest Airlines siempre ofrece asistencia para sus Clientes con discapacidades que así lo soliciten. 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 objeto perdido. 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 (coo por ejemplo “defensores de rodillas” o mantas portabebés) no pueden sujetarse a ninguna parte de la aeronave.

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Heart of the Community

CHALK TALK

The Community is the Expert

Project for Public Spaces looks to locals to help achieve its mission. Placemaking, the intentional rejuvenation of public spaces, is based on one fundamental principle: The people who use a space know what issues to consider in order to turn it into a flourishing part of the community. By seeking input from locals early in the process, we facilitate a sense of ownership within the community. This investment is key to affecting positive, lasting change in a public space. Heart of the Community, Southwest’s grant-making program that supports placemaking, allows the national nonprofit Project for Public Spaces to connect with local organizations and begin the journey of transforming a community by asking one simple question: What do you want to do here? The answers have resulted in projects as unique as each city. In Providence, Rhode Island, a series of workshops led to the creation of the Imagination Center, a kids’ play area within historic Burnside Park that is

filled with colorful picnic tables, book carts, beanbag seating, and a playground. The Imagination Center brings families together for storytelling, arts and crafts, and performances. During a similar workshop in Portland, Maine, senior citizens living next to Congress Square Park interviewed visitors to learn how the space was used. Personal investment has inspired this community to serve as ongoing stewards of the park. And recently, the arts organization Creative Alliance Milwaukee led public engagement meetings to repurpose a barren downtown parking lot. They used the feedback to transform the lot into The Spot 4MKE, a fun and flexible space that celebrates the artistic and cultural character of their city. As we continue to support placemaking in the cities Southwest serves, we will always return to our one basic principle: The community is the expert. —Cynthia Nikitin, Senior VP, Project for Public Spaces In 2014, Southwest launched the Heart of the Community program, which awards grants to create public spaces in the hearts of communities served by the airline. To date, the program has supported 13 innovative and transformative projects. To learn more, visit pps.org /Heart-of-the-Community.

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES

Community members brainstorm ideas for revitalizing Parque Mexico, Mexico City.

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International Travel & Beverages

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

trip prior to U.S. arrival

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)

Welcome to Mexico Please read the instructions prior to filling this form: Every passenger or head of household must provide the following information.

1 Last name(s)

PAYMENT OF DUTIES

Name(s) Nationality

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

sat.gob.mx

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.

• • • •

Dewar’s® Scotch Jack Daniel’s® Wild Turkey® Tanqueray® Gin

• • • •

Bacardi® Rum Baileys® Irish Cream Finlandia® Vodka Sauza® Gold Tequila

for passengers coming from abroad

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 10 The primary purpose of this trip is business:

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.

Liquor $5

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)

8 Countries visited on this

2

This Space For Offical Use Only

Customs Declaration

Cheers!

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

Beer $5 • Bud Light® • Miller Lite® • Dos Equis® Special Lager • Leinenkugel’s® Summer Shandy • Fat Tire®

Wine $5 • Hacienda Chardonnay • Carmenet Cabernet Sauvignon

$

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.

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 Mr & Mrs T® Bloody Mary Mix Mr & Mrs T® Margarita Mix Tomato Juice

• Minute Maid® Cranberry Apple Cocktail • Minute Maid® Orange Juice • Minute Maid® Apple Juice • Community® Coffee • Community® 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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Inflight Entertainment Portal

Getting Connected: iOS To connect to our entertainment portal using your iOS device*, follow the instructions below. For more information about inflight entertainment options, see the menu located in the seatback pocket.

Connect to Southwest WiFi

1. Tap the Settings icon.

2. Tap the WiFi icon.

3. Tap the On/Off button and 4. Tap SouthwestWiFi in turn WiFi On. the list of WiFi networks and confirm connection.

Launch the entertainment portal

The entertainment portal is your direct source for our inflight entertainment options.

5. Tap the Safari icon.

6. Our entertainment portal 7. Select your entertainment should load automatically. If option and enjoy. not, click the address bar and type in southwestwifi.com.

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. may not currently be available for the entire flight. • Movies and select TV content require download of the free AirTime Player app. • Pricing information can be found on the Inflight Entertainment Portal. • In order to provide a top-notch WiFi experience, we prohibit access to certain high-bandwidth applications and websites, including Netflix, HBO Go, and VoIP. We also prohibit access to certain obscene or offensive content.

*Instructions shown on an iPhone® 6. Your iOS device may vary slightly.

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Getting Connected: Android

™

To connect to our entertainment portal using your Android device**, follow the instructions below. For more information about inflight entertainment options, see the menu located in the seatback pocket.

Connect to Southwest WiFi

1. Tap the Settings icon.

2. Tap the WiFi icon.

3. Tap the On/Off button and 4. Tap SouthwestWiFi in turn WiFi On. the list of WiFi networks and confirm connection.

Launch the entertainment portal

The entertainment portal is your direct source for our inflight entertainment options.

5. Tap the Internet icon.

6. Our entertainment portal 7. Select your entertainment should load automatically. If option and enjoy. not, click the address bar and type in southwestwifi.com.

**Instructions shown on Samsung Galaxy SÂŽ 6. Your Android device may vary slightly.

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Inflight Entertainment Portal

Getting Connected: Laptops To connect to our entertainment portal using your Mac or PC laptop*, follow the instructions below. For more information about inflight entertainment options, see the menu located in the seatback pocket.

Connect to Southwest WiFi MAC

PC

1. Click the WiFi icon.

MAC

PC

2. Select SouthwestWiFi from the list of WiFi networks by clicking on it and confirm connection.

Launch the entertainment portal

The entertainment portal is your direct source for our inflight entertainment options. MAC

PC

3. Open your preferred Web browser. MAC & PC

MAC & PC

4. Our entertainment portal should load automatically. If not, click the address bar and type in southwestwifi.com.

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. may not currently be available for the entire flight. • Pricing information can be found on the Inflight Entertainment Portal. • In order to provide a top-notch WiFi experience, we prohibit access to certain high-bandwidth applications and websites, including Netflix, HBO Go, and VoIP. We also prohibit access to certain obscene or offensive content. 5. Select your entertainment option and enjoy.

*The appearance of content on your laptop may vary slightly.

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Turn check-in time into tee time. With EarlyBird, we’ll take care of check-in for you. All EarlyBird Check-InŽ purchases are nonrefundable. Purchasers are automatically checked in 36 hours in advance and can obtain their boarding position within 24 hours. Customer must retrieve boarding pass and be present in the gate area ten minutes prior to departure or reservations may be cancelled. Learn more at Southwest.com/earlybird.

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Rapid Rewards

Rapid Rewards.®

The name says it all. What makes Rapid Rewards so great? With unlimited reward seats and no blackout dates, you can use your points to fly any day of the year, and if a seat’s available, it’s yours. Plus, your points won’t expire.* When you reach tier status, you’ll enjoy the same great benefits of Rapid Rewards, along with a whole lot more!

A-List tier benefits

A-List Gar y Kell y 378076624 Valid thru

12/ 16

A-List Preferred Gar y Kell y 378076624 Valid thru

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Companion Pass

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• Priority boarding • Fly By® priority check-in and security lane access** • 25% point-earning bonus

A-List Preferred tier benefits All the benefits of A-List, plus: • 100% point-earning bonus • Free Inflight WiFi (available only on WiFi-enabled aircraft)

Companion Pass status Earn Companion Pass and you can choose one person to fly free*** with you for an entire year!

Earn even faster with the Rapid Rewards Credit Card. Premier Card Exclusive Benefits: • Earn 2 points per $1 spent on Southwest Airlines® purchases made directly with the airline. • Earn 2 points per $1 spent on Rapid Rewards Hotel and Car Rental 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.

***Does not include taxes and fees from $5.60 one-way.

Enroll now

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

*Points don’t expire as long as you have flight or Partner earning activity every 24 months. **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. 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. ©2016 Southwest Airlines Co.

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Earn faster with our Partners. From dining to driving, making purchases with our Partners gives you even more ways to earn points doing things you normally do. How easy is that?

Hotels Paint the town red, then turn in at your favorite hotel. Book on Southwest.com® with Rapid Rewards® Partners and receive up to 750 points per qualifying stay.^ Visit Southwest.com/hotels to book now.

Earn from 1,000 to 10,000 points per night for every hotel stay booked through Rocketmiles. Visit rocketmiles.com/southwest to book now.

Rental Cars

Shop & Dine

Speed up the earning with your next car rental. Earn 600 points per qualifying rental.^

From haute couture to haute cuisine, you can earn Rapid Rewards Points with every dollar you spend. Earn 3 points per $1 spent. Join Rapid Rewards Dining for free today at rapidrewardsdining.com. Rapid Rewards Members can earn 1,000 points per order of $29.99 or more. Visit 1800flowers.com/rapidrewards.

Visit Southwest.com/car-rentals to book now.

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

Rapid Rewards Shopping®

To view a full list of Partners, visit Southwest.com/partners. To learn how to earn more points with our current promotions, visit Southwest.com/promotions.

Earn up to 22 points per $1 spent on tickets to your favorite sports, concert, and theater events. Visit scorebig.com/southwest to get started. Earn 2,000 Rapid Rewards bonus points when you join the 4 Seasons wine club – plus 3 complimentary bottles. Learn more at laithwaiteswine.com/southwest.

Make your points go further. Close to a reward flight but need a few more points? You can buy points for yourself, give them as a gift, or transfer points from your Rapid Rewards account to another Member—all from one location.

Visit Southwest.com/pointscenter to get started.

^Potential to earn additional points depending on applicable promotion. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply and can be found at Southwest.com/rrterms. ©2016 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)

Houston (HOU)

Orlando (MCO)

Domestic North Terminal and International Terminal

Main Terminal, between Concourses A and C

Main Terminal

Main Terminal

Main Terminal

Terminal A

DOMESTIC DEPARTURES

Concourse C

Concourses A, B, and C

Concourses A and B

Concourse C

Central Concourse and West Concourse

Airside 2

INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURES

Concourse C

Concourses A, B, and C

Concourses A and B

Concourse C

Central Concourse and West Concourse

Airside 2

From Nassau and Oranjestad: Concourse C

From Cancún, Montego Bay, Punta Cana, and San José: Concourse E

TICKET COUNTERS

INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS

RECHECK LOCATION

From other destinations: Concourse F

Concourse F

From Montego Bay: Airside 1 or 4 Concourse A

Concourse C

West Concourse

Concourse A, lower level

Main Terminal

Main Terminal, lower level

From other destinations: Concourse A, B, or C For arrivals from Cancún, Montego Bay, Punta Cana, and San José: Concourse E

From other destinations: Airside 2

For arrivals from Montego Bay: Airsides 1 and 4

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

William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) Lower Level

Main Terminal

Upper Level

West Concourse Lower Level

Lower Level

Upper Level

Main Terminal Central Concourse

Denver International Airport (DEN)

Main Terminal

Level 5

Level 5 Level 6

Level 6

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

Level 5

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Route Map

Where We Fly PACIFIC TIME

MOUNTAIN TIME

SEATTLE/TACOMA

CENTRAL TIME

SPOKANE

PORTLAND

BOISE

MINNEAPOLIS/ ST. PAUL

GRAND RAPIDS MILWAUKEE

RENO/TAHOE

DES MOINES

SALT LAKE CITY

SACRAMENTO OAKLAND SAN FRANCISCO (SFO) SAN JOSE

CHICAGO (MIDWAY)

OMAHA INDIANAPOLIS DAYTON

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

LITTLE ROCK

LUBBOCK

TUCSON

MEMPHIS

BIRMINGHAM DALLAS (LOVE FIELD)

EL PASO

MIDLAND/ODESSA

AUSTIN HOUSTON (HOBBY) SAN ANTONIO

PENSACOLA

NEW ORLEANS

CORPUS CHRISTI

HARLINGEN/SOUTH PADRE ISLAND

CABO SAN LUCAS/LOS CABOS

CANCÚ CANC ÚN PUERTO VALLARTA

You’re on Your Way

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.

MEXICO CITY BELIZE CITY

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DANIEL STEIGER

Laboratory Created Diamonds That Dance With Every Movement

EASTERN TIME ATLANTIC TIME PORTLAND MANCHESTER ROCHESTER GRAND RAPIDS

FLINT DETROIT

ALBANY

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