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Life before It’s Just Lunch?
What was working with a matchmaker like?
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Rick: The interview process was
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really valuable. Sandra, my matchmaker, was genuinely interested in learning about me. She really wanted to understand what I was looking for in a woman, what I found attractive, what I found interesting, what intrigued me. We talked about my work, my outside interests, etc.
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When someone is leading you through the process, it makes you think. Sandra got me to reflect honestly on what I was looking for.
Best part of the IJL experience? K: It was super easy because IJL arranged the dates. All I had to do was get ready and meet at the restaurant. And unlike online dating, I felt that my dates were interested in meeting quality people, not one-night stands. Your matchmaker calls you up with a match and then gives you the details of the date. All you have to do is show up and have fun!
How has your life changed since? to be is back again. Having somebody to share life with, who is even more passionate than you are is special. I’m a radically happier person than I was.
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job. Then you can go
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10 Gary’s Greeting 12 Saludos de Gary 14 Our Star 16 The A-List 18 Spotlight 19 Community Outreach 20 You Made Our Day 24 From the Editor
29 Set your sights on the ocean, give grapefruit a go, and shop Steel City goods.
40 Nestled in North Carolina, you’ll find what some call the most rugged area east of the Mississippi.
33 Grab a cold one in Denver’s RiNo Art District, up your skill set, and revamp your networking platform.
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26 Feedback 77 Fun! 81 Advertiser Directory 83 The Southwest Guide 96 One Question
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To the rest of the world, Napa, California, is wine country. To the community that lives there, it’s a baseball town. And to one newly minted minor league club, it’s now home.
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spirit that seemed to take on a greater meaning for our original Employees, some of whom are still active. That sense of pride, belonging, and duty has been passed down from one generation to the next. I’m in my 32nd year at Southwest, and I can attest that this has been my one true professional calling. I spend a lot of time focusing on our Employees and ensuring we do everything we can to nurture and grow the connection they feel with the Company. The word that keeps coming to mind is Family. We treat our Employees like
Family and our Customers like guests in our home. In our view, if our Employees love their jobs, they will in turn treat our Customers well—keeping you happy and rewarding us with your business and loyalty. Of course, the equation also makes for happy Shareholders (we’ve been profitable for 45 consecutive years). But it all starts with our Employees—even before they are officially hired. Since day one, we’ve hired not only for skill, but also for attitude. Once onboard at the Company, we establish a personal connection with our Employees. We celebrate life’s important moments with them, band together when tragedy strikes, and most importantly, care for and love them. One of my biggest sources of pride is that we’ve never had an involuntary furlough in our history— and we’ve never reduced benefits or wage rates for our Employees. The result is a world-renowned Culture unlike any I have witnessed in corporate America. So sit back, relax, and enjoy being a guest in our home. It’s not just a pleasure to serve you—it’s our calling!
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Vocación de Empleado A través de encuestas periódicas, les preguntamos a nuestros Empleados cómo perciben su rol en Southwest Airlines, y me llena de orgullo compartir que más de 70% lo considera una “vocación”. Es algo muy poderoso, y es uno de los muchos motivos de orgullo que tenemos y valoramos. El resultado no me sorprende: ha sido así desde que nuestra Compañía comenzó en 1971. Quizás es porque nuestros Fundadores enfrentaron cuatro años de batallas legales solo para ganarse el derecho a volar. Puedo decir que Southwest nació con un espíritu inconformista que pareció adquirir un mayor significado para nuestros Empleados originales, algunos
de los cuales todavía están activos. Ese sentido de orgullo, pertenencia y deber se ha transmitido de una generación a otra. Este es mi 32º año en Southwest, y puedo dar fe de que esta ha sido mi verdadera vocación profesional. Dedico mucho tiempo a enfocarme en nuestros Empleados y asegurarme de hacer todo lo posible para alimentar y hacer crecer la conexión que sienten con la Compañía. La palabra que sigue viniendo a mi mente es Familia. Tratamos a nuestros Empleados como familiares y a nuestros Clientes como huéspedes en nuestra casa. En nuestra opinión, si nuestros Empleados aman sus trabajos, tratarán bien y mantendrán felices a
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Gary Kelly Presidente de la Junta Directiva y Director Ejecutivo Southwest Airlines
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“It’s so gratifying to make others smile. It shows me I’ve positively affected their day.” — GARY WILSON, PROVISIONING AGENT
Gary Wilson promises that his job is one of Southwest Airlines’ bestkept secrets. As a Provisioning Agent in Orlando, Gary works behind the scenes to support our operation by stocking planes and ensuring Flight Attendants have what they need to provide exceptional Hospitality. Gary joined the Southwest Family 23 years ago, and he displays his Servant’s Heart every day—at work and in his personal life. While on the job, he does what he can to make everyone’s day a little brighter, whether that’s by saying hello to Pilots or making a Flight Attendant laugh. At home, Gary supports his church’s efforts to help the homeless community. Thank you, Gary, for bringing a ray of sunshine to those you serve! —Ashley Frost, Communications & Outreach WE ARE FAMILY “It takes a village to raise a child, and it takes our entire community to make the Company work. No matter your title or position, it takes all of us.”
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THE WHEEL DEAL “Visit the Orlando Eye—it’s a big Ferris wheel. It takes you up so you can see the entire skyline for miles. It’s a beautiful view, especially at night.”
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For Simon Palacio, the love of flying has a different meaning—he enjoys flying Southwest to destinations across the U.S. to skydive. His passion has led him to 4,700 skydives, seven skydiving world records, three national competition medals, and numerous state and national records. Nearly every weekend from spring through early fall, Simon teaches advanced skydiving to licensed skydivers at different drop zones, and attends or organizes attempts to break formation-building state, national, or world records. Simon loves skydiving because it attracts people of all backgrounds who love flight and chasing puffy clouds. Here’s to more blue skies, Simon! —Steph Logue, Flight Ops LIFE LESSONS “Sometimes winning big once is enough to make people complacent, and hearing ‘no’ is enough to make people give up. How we recover from these obstacles defines our long-term success. Failure is the best teacher.”
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iHeartRadio is now available on Southwest flights through the entertainment portal.
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Southwest Airlines introduces iHeartRadio onboard. Southwest Airlines is pleased to offer our Customers a new, exciting onboard entertainment option: iHeartRadio. We teamed up with iHeartRadio to bring their free, all-in-one digital music and live streaming radio service to our Customers as the exclusive music offering within Southwest’s onboard entertainment portal. While onboard, you can use your own device to access iHeartRadio, free of charge, through the onboard entertainment portal. Music plays as long as the portal is open, so you can browse other onboard content or utilize the web if you’ve purchased WiFi access.*
iHeartRadio offers a variety of musical genres including alternative rock, country, hip-hop, R&B, Top 40 hits, and more. You can also choose your favorite live radio station or pick from hundreds of artists to create a custom station featuring music from that artist and similar ones. In addition, iHeartRadio has expertly curated station themes like “Pass the Time” and “Kids Zone” that are perfect for inflight listening. If you already have the iHeartRadio app installed on your device, you can play music and podcasts directly from the app while onboard Southwest flights. Also, if you subscribe to
iHeartRadio’s All Access on-demand subscription service, you’ll have access to your music library and saved playlists. We know our Customers and Employees are passionate about music, so we’re excited to collaborate with iHeartRadio to offer this product to enhance your inflight experience. Grab your headphones and create the soundtrack to your journey! —Alyssa Comins, External Communications * Due to licensing restrictions, iHeartRadio may not be available onboard WiFi-enabled international flights. The iHeartRadio product is available only on WiFi-enabled aircraft.
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Southwest Airlines is committed to supporting STEM and the arts.
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Southwest Airlines is proud to recognize and celebrate young leaders in our communities. Through our support of the Congressional Art Competition and the Congressional App Challenge, we’re able to champion STEM and the arts nationwide. We’re honored to support these bipartisan competitions, which celebrate students from across the country and empower them to thrive. For 17 consecutive years, we’ve partnered with the Congressional Institute to sponsor the Congressional Art Competition, through which a talented young artist from each district is selected to have their artwork adorn the walls of the U.S. Capitol for a year. By providing travel to the national reception in Washington, D.C., for the winners and their families, we’re able to demonstrate our commitment to arts education in more than 370 communities. And, for the first time this year, Southwest teamed up with the Internet Education Foundation to be the Official Airline Sponsor of the Congressional App Challenge, which focuses on STEM, coding, and computer science education and seeks to inspire and engage students traditionally underrepresented in the tech community. If selected, students have the ability to showcase their apps in an interactive display on Capitol Hill.
At Southwest, innovation and creativity are encouraged from every corner of the Company, and our strategic partnerships and advocacy efforts allow us to continue doing what’s right by championing our communities. By investing in STEM and the arts, we embolden the future workforce and give them the tools to be successful. We’re proud to recognize these young leaders and their accomplishments, and supporting their
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You Made Our Day WANT TO SHARE YOUR STORY? Have you witnessed an over-the-top act of Southwest Airlines Employee kindness? Let us know at Southwest.com/ contact-us.
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My mom traveled to Austin recently on her 94th birthday. She hadn’t flown in 20 years and was very anxious. She also has stability problems and pain issues and moved here to be closer to me and my family. During the flight, flight attendants Colleen Cahir, Lindsay Hudson, and Thomas Conway announced a “very special passenger,” called her name, and said she was celebrating her 94th birthday. They made her an adorable crown using pretzel packages and drink toothpicks. What a great experience for her! She was so touched and just so appreciative. I can’t thank the crew enough for making her feel comfortable and extremely special. What a great beginning to this new chapter in her life. —Lynne Braverman
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Some years ago, while climbing a volcano in Washington State, I realized something really important about baseball. Five friends and I were climbing Mount Rainier on a route that took three days. It was a stressful time for me, with too many hours at work and too few with my wife and kids. But high up on a steep glacier, carrying a heavy pack and an ice ax and roped up to the other climbers, I felt ridiculously happy. Part of it was our team; we all had one another’s backs in this awesome place. But my happiness also had to do with the pace and the breathing. You swing your crampon-toothed boot hard into the glacier, shift your weight onto that leg, rise up, lock your knee, blow out hard, breathe, and then repeat. Shift weight, rise up, blow out, breathe. Same rhythm, hour after hour. This turned out to be no extreme sport. It was literally a breather. I wondered if another pastime could provide the same feeling without the glacier and thought: America’s pastime.
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Baseball has its exciting moments, but its beauty lies in its intricate rhythm: the pitcher on the mound, the innings, the indispensable seventh-inning stretch. I remember achieving glacier-worthy joy with minimal effort watching the minor league Greensboro Bats in North Carolina while drinking a fine microbrew. (Today the team calls itself the Grasshoppers, which I frankly consider an insult to my favorite flying mammal.) Double-A and Triple-A ball do better than other entertainment options at providing what I found on Mount Rainier: a breather, combined with the social pleasure of supporting a team. On page 48, you’ll find an inspiring example of that spirit, one that mercifully counters the currents of our daily personal and public lives. Plus, the story comprises two words that we need more than ever: Home, team.
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he roar of the Linville River woke me up. I unzipped my tent and peeked out. Straight ahead of me, angry water cascaded over rocks seen and unseen. On the far side of the river, the east side of the Linville Gorge stood nearly straight up, some 1,700 feet into the North Carolina sky. Behind me, the gorgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s west ridge rose like a thick green wall. I crawled out of the tent and looked up and out as if from the bottom of a U. Gray clouds promised to soak my two hiking buddies and me all day long, but for now, we remained dry. It was April 2016, and a spring breeze whistled through the hickory, oak, maple, locust, and poplar trees, cooling my skin and carrying with it a damp whiff that confirmed the coming rainstorm. My back barked its complaint, chastising me for sleeping on a thin mattress pad after bearing the weight of my backpack for hours on end the day before. I started a fire, put water on the Jetboil, and waited for it to simmer. I wanted the morning to last forever. I smelled ILLUSTRATION BY BRETT AFFRUNTI
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I wondered what we had gotten into. Then my anxiety turned to awe. “Put two in there!” he said. Goofball, I thought. But I did it anyway. I took one sip of this double-dosed drink and my eyes opened wider, as if pulled by strings. Another drink and sunshine shot out of my ears. A third and I could have juggled the boulders that dotted the river. I peered into my cup. What magical elixir had Andy coaxed me into creating? I nursed it slowly, hoping to make whatever it was doing to me last. It was, and remains, the most memorable drink I have ever had. In the years since, I have tried to replicate that cup of coffee—one packet, two packets, hotter water, cooler water, cream, sugar, black, and every combination thereof. But nothing comes close to matching that joyful jolt of java. I finally concluded that the coffee had nothing to do with it. It was the place, not the drink, that warmed my heart that day. Such is the power of the Linville Gorge.
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On the next cast, I landed a trout I’ve lied about so often that I can’t remember how big it actually was. My excited, goofy, bellowing, gleeful laughter echoed off the gorge walls. “I guarantee nobody has ever done that from there before,” Ryan said, and I’m not sure he meant it as a compliment, but I will always think of it as one. The climb out that day, following Cabin Trail, was brutal—1,000 feet up in three-quarters of a mile
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ight-hander Scott Harkin lobs a few easy balls to catcher Nicco Toni, and then ratchets up the velocity. The first player signed by the Napa Silverados, he’s about to pitch the first game of the team’s first season in the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs, an independent minor league in northern California. Once a hopeful in the Milwaukee Brewers organization, Harkin, now 26, lives with his grandmother and still dreams of making it to the majors. The odds may be long, but his enthusiasm hasn’t dimmed. He wants to play professionally until he’s 40. And he wants to be a good example for kids. Since joining the Silverados in February, he’s been talking to local students about the importance of teamwork. In the stands near first base, retired couple Cindy Irish and Vic Aissa await the start with the excitement of proud parents. They recently welcomed two of the Silverados into their home as part of the club’s host family program for nonlocal players. Irish has been taking videos of her Silverados “sons” so she can send them to their mothers. Near the first-base dugout, Mark Ibanez, the sports director of Bay Area television station KTVU, stands ready to throw out the ceremonial first pitch alongside Rep. Mike Thompson and former baseball greats Vida Blue and Bill Buckner. Ibanez brought along a camera crew for a quick spot, but he’s here primarily as a fan and says he wouldn’t have missed the Silverados’ opener for anything—and that includes the Golden State Warriors hosting Game 1 of the NBA Finals. “I live in Napa and my wife was born and raised here,” he says later. “Being here is important.” As the countdown to game time continues, Megan Castellucci takes the field and greets just about everyone by name, her heart thumping with a race-to-the-finish line feeling. The assistant
general manager, who’s also an indefatigable multitasker, Castellucci is getting ready to hand a microphone to the team’s owner, Bruce Johnston, so he can give a welcome speech to the 450-plus fans and sponsors. But she could be forgiven if her mind is preoccupied. Castellucci presides over the team’s day-to-day business and has played a central role in everything from executing player contracts to planning in-game fan activities. Elsewhere at the team’s home field at Napa Valley College, amid blaring country music and the ballpark perfume of sizzling hot dogs, players are warming up in uniforms that still bear creases from where they were folded. Business logo banners are flapping on the outfield fences beneath the American flag. Fathers are playing catch with their sons. And the metal bleachers are filling up. The scene may seem like something out of a Norman Rockwell painting, but it’s actually the
On May 31, Ryan Cooper (previous page) and Silverados teammates T.C. Mark (27), Nick Kern (batting), and De’Andre Asbury-Heath (2) opened the team’s first season in the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs, an independent minor league.
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culmination of a painstaking, collective effort. After a year of preparation to launch the franchise, today’s May 31 contest kicks off an 80game schedule for the Silverados (the season runs through August), one of two expansion teams joining the 5-year-old Pacific Association, the only independent pro baseball league based on the West Coast. With teams also in San Rafael, Pittsburg, Sonoma, Vallejo, and Martinez (the other new club), the league is one of eight pro baseball leagues in North America that are independent—meaning it has no ties to Major League Baseball or its minor league affiliates. For players, independent leagues like this can be the first or last stop in professional baseball. But the players are only part of the picture. Creating a minor league organization from scratch, at this level, is a Herculean undertaking, from the personnel to the facilities to the finances
and more. It’s imbued with the hope of second chances and weighted with risks. And it requires nothing less than the full commitment of an entire community. “Come to a game and I think you’ll find out what Napa is all about,” Castellucci says. And to think that none of this would have happened if not for a broken arm.
hen Bruce Johnston, a 61-year-old shopping center developer, started his own consulting business in 2006 and moved with his wife, Jill, from San Francisco’s East Bay to Napa a year later, he intended to work until retirement, at which point he’d travel and enjoy the lifestyle that comes with living in one of the world’s most beautiful wine regions. But those plans were derailed in June 2016 when he tripped one night, fracturing his arm and shoulder and August 2018 Southwest 51
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Assistant general man ager Megan Castellucci, owner Bruce Johnston, and manager Tito Fuentes Jr. signed a mix of young players and experienced pros. After meeting in the locker room before the opener, Josh Monte longo (top) and his team mates had a lot to cheer about.
requiring multiple surgeries. “I couldn’t drive, travel to clients, or do much of anything but sit around, watch a lot of James Bond movies, and think,” Johnston says, laughing. “After three months of that, I realized that I didn’t miss what I had been doing.” The epiphany made Johnston’s decision to retire easier. Once he was able to drive again, he attended networking events in hopes of connecting with civic-minded leaders and organizations, including the Napa Professional Baseball Exploratory Committee, which had been considering adding a Napa team to the Pacific Association. Intrigued—and believing that a club had already been formed—Johnston reached out with the intent of volunteering at games. The next day, he received an email response saying, “We are glad you are interested in owning the team.” It took Johnston aback at first, but after a chat with his family, the idea sprouted wings. He wanted to bring something to Napa that didn’t exist: affordable family entertainment. In a region whose activity du jour is off-limits to kids, and where wine tasting can cost upward of $50 per person, a $10 baseball game ticket is about the biggest bargain around. Though Napa is known the world over for its adjacent wine valley, the town of 80,000 has an insatiable appetite for America’s pastime. With 23 youth league teams, seven high school teams, and baseball camps galore, the sport is played nearly 10 months per year in Napa County. “The attraction of Napa is its world-class wine and food, and that’s OK—it’s what drives our economy,” Johnston says. “But the reality is most locals can’t and don’t visit the Napa Valley the way visitors do. For visitors who want a different diversion one night, baseball is a great option.” Responding to the email from the exploratory committee, Johnston asked for time to dig into the business model. He gave the league a nonrefundable deposit, which gave him the first right of refusal should another bidder come along. He hit the ground running, attending Pacific Association games and taking note of their pervasive street fair vibe brought about by the carousel of between-inning games and wacky theme and appreciation nights. He also sought the advice of other team owners, including the president and general manager of the San Rafael Pacifics, Mike Shapiro. “I learned two things right away,” Johnston says. “One, that games were about much more than just baseball, and two, that I would need significant support from the community to make this work.” When minor league teams are affiliated with
major league franchises, the big league club pays the majority of the expenses. In independent leagues, the owner picks up the tab for everything, including player salaries. Despite the potential load on his personal finances, something in Johnston’s gut told him to say yes. Almost one year after breaking his arm, he signed on the dotted line and became the proud owner of a baseball team. He named it the Napa Silverados after the Silverado Trail, the well-traveled road that unites communities up and down Napa Valley.
n the fall of 2017, Johnston hired Tito Fuentes Jr. as part of his executive team. The 50-year-old, happy-go-lucky leader, whose dad played with the San Francisco Giants in the ’60s and ’70s, is never without a baseball-is-like-life affirmation at the tip of his tongue. He played minor league ball in the A’s and Los Angeles Dodgers organizations and has spent the better part of the last three decades teaching and coaching baseball to kids and young adults, a job he says he was meant to do. Though Fuentes transitioned into the role of manager before spring training, Johnston initially tasked him with securing sponsors and trade partners, who might exchange goods or services with the team. “Obviously Tito knows baseball, but he also lives in Napa and knows the people here. Everybody loves Tito,” Johnston says. Johnston also nabbed Castellucci, 25, who was the assistant general manager for the San Rafael Pacifics last year, the first woman in the league to hold the title. While tending to the business side of player acquisitions, she promoted the team at community events and led the effort to find families willing to open their doors to nonlocal players for the season. She also spent months thinking about the fan experience, planning between-inning games for kids such as basestealing races and musical chairs, and scheduling themes for each of the season’s 40 home games, including Crush Night for workers in Napa’s wine industry. Under Johnston’s leadership, Castellucci has paired each Silverados home game with a nonprofit benefactor that’s invited to set up an information booth and raffle off swag. There are nights that honor firefighters, police officers, and active service members. (Johnston also has insisted that every player stay on the field after games to sign autographs for kids.) The role Castellucci’s most proud of, however, involves getting players involved in the community, something she first worked on as a community relations intern with the A’s in 2016. august 2018 Southwest 53
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To be as fanfriendly as possible, the Silverados fill games with activities. But the team also engages the community in other ways, such as partnering with a local college on concessions.
Castellucci has accompanied players to elementary school classes and youth leagues, as well as an event supporting local veterans. Every now and then, she steals away to work out or ride her horse, Shrimp. But overall, the job has been seven days a week since she started. To her, the cause is worthy of the time. “To be at the forefront of this in my hometown is an honor,” Castellucci says. “Our community really knows how to rally behind one another.” Host families like Irish and Aissa are playing a critical volunteer role in housing nonlocal players—the typical player salary is $200 a month. Four years ago, the couple bought a large Napa house with two spare bedrooms in hopes their grown sons would come to visit more often. “We have all this room and it’s so private,” Irish says. “It’s the perfect setup, and I thought being a host was the least we can do.” “Plus, I think it’s really cool that we’re able to root for our guys,” Aissa says. Silverados catcher T.C. Mark from Arizona and pitcher Billy Felo from Pennsylvania moved in for spring training and made the team. Although hosts aren’t required to feed players, Irish can’t help herself and plans “family” dinners.
“My fear is that they will go away after the season and I will never hear from them again,” she says. “Will they think it’s weird if I want to check in on them from time to time?” “No way,” Mark says later when asked about that. “Cindy and Vic are the best. We will keep in touch for sure.”
onth after month, Johnston, Fuentes, and Castellucci worked with Napa businesses, groups, and residents to secure funding and other support. Johnston struck a deal with Napa Valley College to use its field for home games. As part of a five-year pact finalized last fall, the Silverados agreed to pay for infrastructure improvements, including new bleachers and repairs to the PA system and lights, costing Johnston around $150,000. For concessions, Johnston tapped into the college’s reputable hospitality, culinary, and tourism management program, asking the school to create a game-day menu worthy of Napa’s high standards for food. Under the guidance of program coordinator and instructor Merrick McKeig, 15 spring semester students wrote and tested recipes, worked with vendors and suppliers, and built out a
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The Silverados give residents an attractive option for kids entertainment. But they couldn’t do that without volunteers like Cindy Irish (far right) and Vic Aissa (blue shirt), who opened their home to T.C. Mark (red shirt) and teammate Billy Felo.
food truck called Scholar Eats, which serves as the Silverados food stand during home games and employs three students. “It’s been really fun for us to be a part of this from the beginning, but more than that, this has given students valuable skills they can take with them when they graduate,” McKeig says. “It was essentially like starting a small business.” Selling the vision for a team was not always easy, Johnston says. But some who were baseball lovers got it right away. Robin Baggett, who owns Alpha Omega winery in St. Helena, donated money early on, becoming a minority partner and advisor to the team. “Baseball is the best sport to watch in person with family and friends,” says Baggett, who played semipro ball until he was 50. “I’m glad I was able to do a little to help bring professional baseball here.” The local newspaper, the Napa Valley Register, agreed to provide the team with in-kind support in the form of advertising. “I really wanted to help get the Silverados off the ground,” says publisher Brenda Speth, who calls herself a “baseball-is-life romantic” and keeps souvenir baseballs in her office. “My prediction is that this team is going to be a big deal
in a few years when more people find out about it. Napa is Americana and it’s a baseball town.” More than three dozen sponsors, advertisers, and trade partners have pledged monetary and in-kind donations, totaling more than $175,000. Every dollar counts. Johnston estimates his annual operating costs at $200,000, and that doesn’t include the new bleachers or money spent just to start up the franchise. A league requirement dictates that the home team feed players on both teams after each game, so Fuentes rounded up six Napa restaurants to do it all season long. Among them are Compadres Rio Grille, which also welcomed players to a dinner with their host families at the start of spring training, and Downtown Joe’s sports bar, where owner Joe Peatman hands out schedules, holds ticket giveaways, and rings a bell on game days to announce “one hour to first pitch.” Though Johnston has logged many wins, he’s dealt with a few setbacks. The new bleachers he purchased didn’t show up on time, forcing him to use temporary seating for the season. Also, Johnston was unable to gain approval from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell beer or wine at the games. He found a august 2018 Southwest 55
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workaround that involves a series of one-day festival permits. The downside is that his planned revenue stream from this source is dammed up for now. “I’ll deal with ABC next year,” he says. “Right now, I just need to make sure people can get a cold beer at the game.”
Napa Valley offers attractions beyond its renowned vineyards.
ark and Felo are just two players on the 23-member roster that Fuentes and Castellucci built over the last five months. Several were found at organized events such as a league-wide tryout in April, and through the California Winter League, the nation’s premier instructional league held in Palm Springs in February, where they signed opening day pitcher Harkin. Fuentes picked others from his vast network of managers, players, and scouts. The latter is how Mark found his way to Napa, as did centerfielder De’Andre Asbury-Heath,
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who was drafted at age 17 by the St. Louis Cardinals organization and was released last year. He wears No. 2 for the Silverados, a reference to getting a second chance. Many of his teammates find themselves in a similar position.
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from the Dominican Republic, was signed by the Tampa Bay Rays organization six years ago as a 16-year-old undrafted free agent but was released earlier this year. Other players, like Kai Davis (the son of former major leaguer Chili Davis), and catcher Toni (Harkin’s battery mate for opening day), are getting their first taste of pro ball. Spring training lasted eight days, with the roster eventually whittled from 42 players down to 11 pitchers, 11 position players, and a player/pitching coach, Devon Ramirez. Fuentes knew exactly what he was looking for, a strong team up the middle—catcher, shortstop, second base, and centerfield. He didn’t stray from that strategy when evaluating individual character, either, choosing players who were strong up the middle in another way—brain, heart, guts. By opening day, the chemistry between Fuentes and the players seemed promising. “I have learned something valuable from every coach I have ever had, whether it’s growing as a person or becoming a better player,” Harkin says. “I’m sure Tito will get the best out of me, too.” While his immediate goal is to steer the team to a title this year, Fuentes feels a longer-term responsibility to his players, too. “Maybe it’s because they were injured, or because they are too immature, or they made bad decisions, but these guys aren’t playing higher-level ball right now for a reason,” he says. “I feel it’s my job to figure it out. Sometimes they just need to get out of their own way.”
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10-person-deep line has formed at the Scholar Eats food truck, where Napa Valley College students hand over Silverados Sausages, hot dogs, and nachos from a window just above the words, “We learn, you eat,” scrolled on the side. (Later, by the sixth inning, the truck will sell out of hot dogs.) From the field, Fuentes spots a teen who’s standing near the dugout, his fingers curled around the chain-link fence. Fuentes asks the boy, Austin, if he’d like to be the batboy for the game. “That just made his year,” says Larry Wiman, Austin’s grandfather, a retired San
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Francisco train operator who now coaches youth baseball and lives in Napa. Wiman has come for the love of the game and the company, and he’s found both. “It’s great to be outdoors, and there’s nothing better than being around a baseball diamond,” he says. “I’ve already run into a few buddies, too.” Before the first pitch, Johnston stands on the manicured field and starts to welcome and thank the sold-out crowd. But in a frustrating moment, the microphone fails, so Johnston has to yell. After the game begins, Johnston is taking a breather behind the dugout and hears someone calling his name. Pitching coach Ramirez jogs over and slaps a baseball into Johnston’s right hand. “The first-ever out by the Napa Silverados,” Ramirez says. Johnston’s eyes look bluer behind the tears that well up in them. His knitted brow unravels, and his taut jaw loosens into a smile. He holds the ball with his fingertips as if it’s a delicate jewel. It’s a tangible embodiment of a team and a dream, stitched together by a community. Johnston scribbles the date on the ball. On the field, before stepping to the plate for the first time, Asbury-Heath scribbles something, too. In the dirt with his bat, he writes a letter C in honor of his grandmother Clara, who attended every game when he was a kid. It’s his way of keeping her there with him, he says, and a reminder to never give up. He smacks an RBI double, part of what will become a seven-run first inning and an eventual 12-3 win. Johnston pauses to relish the moment, and then gets back to the urgent business of the hour. He has more people to thank for coming. Kimberley Lovato is a freelance writer from California who’s a sucker for a game-day hot dog. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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As the baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) reach retirement age, many are choosing to forgo retirement and keep busy with a new business venture. For Dave Claflin, the CEO of Fastest Labs, a franchise that provides specialty drug and DNA testing services, boomers are the ideal franchisees. “People will call here and say, ‘I’ve been making my company millions of dollars and I’m ready to grow my own business using the wisdom and skill sets I’ve gained working over the years,’” Claflin says. Fastest Labs operates from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekly and is closed on weekends and holidays. The consistent schedule leaves boomers with plenty of time to spend with their families. “We’ve got young grandparents in their 50s, and they don’t want to be working when everybody else is off,” Claflin says. “That’s one of the things that we’ve always loved about Fastest Labs—it’s a family-friendly business.” Another thing Fastest Labs prides itself on is its collaboration with franchisees. “Some of the greatest ideas that we’ve implemented in our business have been from franchisees because they all bring different skill sets,” Claflin says. “We all get better as a result of having these more mature franchisees in the system.”
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Owning a franchise doesn’t have to be a solo pursuit. It can also be a cross-generational venture and is often a family affair. Jack Johnson knows this from firsthand experience. He grew up in a family business and went on to cofound The Franchise Insiders with his wife, Jill. Together, they connect potential franchise owners with the opportunities best suited to them. “Franchising is really a strategic investment for everyone at every level,” Johnson says. “Younger couples can begin early and build a diversified portfolio of franchises that grow to be an empire. Husbandand-wife teams who are middle-aged can enjoy the security of one keeping
TOP: Jack Johnson was involved in his family’s business from a young age. CENTER: The Johnsons have worked in the franchise business for more than 10 years.
their job, while the other starts and grows the business until it can match and exceed both salaries. Older and retired individuals have the time to start a franchise and get it off the ground, building a business that can be a landing spot and financial asset for family members.” The broad appeal is part of why franchises are popular. “One in every 12 businesses in the U.S. is a franchise,” says Johnson, adding that with strategic planning, franchising can be quite profitable. “Right now, I’m working with a candidate in his late 70s who is a trusted adviser to an executive in his 40s. The older gentleman is heading the search and doing a lot of the ground work for the business to get it up and running and profitable, so it will be an easier transition for the executive who is used to drawing a nice sixfigure salary.” But owning a franchise can be about more than just operating a business, says Debbie Petok Hufford, communications director for SealMaster, a company that manufactures and distributes pavement maintenance materials and equipment. “For several of our owners, a SealMaster franchise is a legacy business that supports multiple generations as shareholders employed by the business,” she says.
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Many SealMaster franchisees purchase a franchise with their adult children or acquire it when their children are young and plan to pass the business on. “Once those children become adults, they are very involved in the business, own a percentage of it, and are poised to purchase or inherit more shares—perhaps even all shares—to take ownership upon their parents’ retirement,” Petok Hufford says. Many business owners also involve nephews, nieces, and other relatives. While each generation brings something to the table, Petok Hufford says age ultimately doesn’t matter. “It’s hard work, passion, business acumen, and other important factors that determine success,” she says. “Age is just a number.”
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ABOVE: Jake and Jody Bernath (left) purchased their Indianapolis-based franchise with Jake’s parents, David and Judy Bernath, in 2007. Last year, they bought their second SealMaster franchise.
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Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business considers its Ph.D. in Business for Executives program to be an intensive education of the “science of business.” “Our program is very different [from other MBA or master’s programs] in that a Ph.D. in Business for Executives candidate applies the scientific method to try to find statistical support for his or her hypotheses about business,” says Toby Joplin, director of executive
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Instructions: is exercise can be done anywhere that people congregate (airports, malls, parks, beaches, etc.). It should be done on strangers, unobtrusively, from some distance. Try to do all ﬁve steps on the same person. Expected result: a personal sense of peace.
Step 1 With attention on the person, repeat to yourself, “Just like me, this person is seeking some happiness for his/her life.” Step 2 With attention on the person, repeat to yourself, “Just like me, this person is trying to avoid suﬀering in his/her life.” Step 3 With attention on the person, repeat to yourself, “Just like me, this person has known sadness, loneliness and despair.”
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Step 4 With attention on the person, repeat to yourself, “Just like me, this person is seeking to fulﬁll his/her needs.” Step 5 With attention on the person, repeat to yourself, “Just like me, this person is learning about life.”
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1 At Southwestvacations.com®, book your flight to Chicago. 2 Add on excursions and activities, like a visit to the Field Museum or a pizza tour. DID YOU KNOW? Southwest offers more than 200 daily departures to 60-plus nonstop destinations from Midway International Airport.* IN THIS ISSUE / 84 Travel Tips / 86 Inflight Entertainment / 87 Beverages / 88 Products and Services / 90 Rapid Rewards® / 92 Go International / 94 Route Map
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Fly Like a Pro
Check out these reminders to enjoy a stress-free travel experience. SAY CHEESE!
Please be respectful of Employees and Customers when capturing photos or videos onboard.
Secure a position in the A1-A15 boarding group with upgraded boarding. Ask a Customer Service Agent at the gate or ticket counter.*
We serve complimentary snacks,** but feel free to bring your own food onboard— you just can’t bring your own alcohol to consume onboard.
SMOKE-FREE E-cigarettes are not allowed to be used in the cabin.
Permitted Pueden usarse dentro del avión Small portable electronic devices (PEDs) such as tablets, e-readers, and smartphones weighing less than 2 pounds may be used in AIRPLANE mode at all times on domestic flights, unless a Crew Member indicates otherwise. A small PED may be held in hand, attached to a person, or placed in clothing or a seatback pocket. Devices and accessories may not block access to the aisle. Large PEDs such as laptops weighing 2 pounds or more must be stowed under the seat or in an overhead bin for taxi, takeoff, and landing. It is recommended that laptops be placed in a case when stowed under the seat. On international flights, all PEDs must be turned off during taxi, takeoff, and landing at airports outside the U.S. and its territories. Please use headphones for all audio and video. Siempre puedes usar dispositivos electrónicos portátiles y pequeños (PEDs) tales como tabletas, lectores electrónicos y teléfonos inteligentes que pesen menos de 2 libras en modo AVIÓN en los vuelos domésticos,
excepto si un Miembro de la Tripulación indica lo contrario. Puedes tener un PED pequeño en la mano, llevarlo encima, en la ropa o en un bolsillo en el respaldo del asiento. Los dispositivos y accesorios no pueden bloquear el acceso al pasillo. Los PEDs grandes como computadoras portátiles que pesen 2 libras o más deben de ser guardados debajo del asiento o en los compartimentos superiores mientras el avión avanza por la pista, durante el despegue y el aterrizaje. Se recomienda que las computadoras portátiles se guarden en un estuche debajo del asiento. En los vuelos internacionales, todos los PEDs deben permanecer apagados mientras el avión avanza por la pista, durante el despegue y el aterrizaje en aeropuertos fuera de los EE. UU. y sus territorios. Por favor usa auriculares para cualquier sonido o video.
Smartphones (in AIRPLANE mode) Teléfonos inteligentes (en modo AVIÓN) Tablets or E-readers (in AIRPLANE mode) Tabletas o lectores electrónicos (en modo AVIÓN) Laptop Computers Computadoras portátiles Audio Players Aparatos de audio DVD/CD Players Reproductores de DVD/CD
Digital Cameras Cámaras digitales GPS Receivers GPS Hand-Held Electronic Games Juegos electrónicos portátiles Satellite Radio Radio por satélite Video Camcorders Videocámaras Bluetooth Devices Dispositivos Bluetooth
Pueden usarse en ocasiones dentro del avión We understand you may want to document your travel on Southwest Airlines. Want to photograph and/or record Southwest Airlines Customers or Employees? Let them know first! The use of cameras and mobile devices is permitted onboard to capture personal events but can never interfere with the safety of a flight and should always respect others’ privacy. Entendemos que es posible que desees documentar tu viaje en Southwest Airlines. ¿Quieres fotografiar y / o grabar Clientes o Empleados de Southwest Airlines? ¡Hazles saber primero! El uso de cámaras y dispositivos móviles se permite a bordo para capturar eventos personales, pero nunca debe interferir con la seguridad de un vuelo y siempre debe respetar la privacidad de los demás.
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On a Business Trip? TAKE YOUR PICK With Business Select®, you can be one of the first to board with priority boarding. Pick the seat you want and have room for your carryon bags. Visit Southwest. com/businessselect.
For your next trip, try EarlyBird Check-In® ($15 one way†). We’ll automatically check you in and reserve your boarding position 36 hours before your flight. That’s a full 12 hours earlier than our traditional 24-hour check-in.
BEFORE YOU GET UP, REMEMBER ...
Although you can form lines at the back lavatory, you cannot form lines at the front lavatory or gather in the front galley.
CHEERS! If you’re a Business Select Customer, your first drink is on us.†† WORK PERKS Business Select Passengers can bypass long lines by taking advantage of our Fly By® priority checkin and security lane access (where available). For a complete list of available Fly By locations, visit Southwest.com/flyby.
* Price depends on Customer’s itinerary; subject to availability. ** We serve peanuts. Visit Southwest.com and click on “Special Assistance” at the bottom of the page for more information. † Price is subject to change. †† Business Select Customers receive a free premium drink on the day of travel.
Always Permitted Pueden usarse en todo momento dentro del avión
Electronic nerve stimulators and other implanted medical devices are also permitted. Dispositivos de estimulación electrónica de los nervios y otros aparatos médicos
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.
implantados también son permitidos.
Electronic Watches Relojes electrónicos
Noise-Canceling Headphones Auriculares que aislan el ruido
Hearing Aids Aparatos para sordos Electric Shavers Rastrillo eléctrico
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.
Never Permitted Nunca pueden
usarse dentro del avión Devices capable of transmitting data, unless otherwise noted, are never permitted. Nunca son permitidos los dispositivos con capacidad para transmitir datos, excepto que se especifique lo contrario.
Two-Way Radios (WalkieTalkies) or Scanners Radios emisores/receptores (walkie-talkies)
Remote-Controlled Toys Juguetes de control remoto
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone
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.
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.
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Customers are prohibited from consuming alcoholic beverages not purchased onboard. Alcoholic beverages will not be served
Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers Televisión o radios de AM/FM
Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices not allowed for use in the cabin. No se permite el uso de Cigarrillos Electrónicos y Dispositivos para fumar adentro de la cabina.
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Our entertainment portal is filled with exciting inflight options— from free live TV* to exclusive content—for you to enjoy.
Whether you want to catch your favorite TV show or need a restaurant recommendation, our portal has got you covered. HOW TO CONNECT: SOUTHWESTWIFI.COM**
Tap the Settings icon, and then choose the WiFi icon. Turn WiFi On with On/Off button.
Tap SouthwestWiFi in the list of WiFi networks and confirm connection. Open your internet browser.
Our entertainment portal should load automatically. If not, click the address bar and type in Southwestwifi.com.
Select your entertainment option and enjoy.
Click the WiFi icon.
Select SouthwestWiFi from the list of WiFi networks by clicking on it and confirm connection. Open your internet browser.
Our entertainment portal should load automatically. If not, click the address bar and type in Southwestwifi.com.
Select your entertainment option and enjoy.
* Limited time. Where available. ** WiFi available only on WiFi-enabled aircraft.
• 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 top-notch web browsing capabilities to all Customers using WiFi, we limit access to the following online activities due to high bandwidth consumption: telephony
applications (VoIP), device/ system/software updates, and certain video/audio streaming subscription services, applications, and websites.
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Business Select Customers receive a free premium drink† on the day of travel.
Coca-Cola Zero Sugar , , , zip, zilch— NONE NIL NADA
that’s how much sugar there is in this refreshing soda. You won’t encounter any calories in Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, either. So what will you find? Plenty of flavor to accompany you on your way to your destination. Sounds like you’ve zeroed in on something great. COMPLIMENTARY BEVERAGES
• Coca-Cola® • Coca-Cola® Zero Sugar • Diet Coke® • Canada Dry® Lemon Lime Sparkling Water • 7UP® • 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
• Mott’s® Tomato Juice • Minute Maid® Cranberry Apple Cocktail • Minute Maid® Orange Juice • Minute Maid® Apple Juice • Community® coffee* • Community® decaf instant coffee* • Community® tea • Hot Chocolate • Noncarbonated Purified Drinking Water
* Regular creamer available.
• Miller Lite® ($6) • Dos Equis® Special Lager ($6) • Leinenkugel’s® Summer Shandy® ($7) • Lagunitas® 12th of Never Ale ($7) • Blue Moon® Belgian White Ale ($7)
• • • • • •
Dewar’s® Scotch Jack Daniel’s® Wild Turkey® Tanqueray® Gin Bacardi® Rum Baileys® Irish Cream
• Carmenet Cabernet Sauvignon • Cruset Sparkling Wine • Whistling Thorn Chenin BlancChardonnay
• Deep Eddy Vodka • Deep Eddy Ruby Red Grapefruit Vodka • Sauza® Gold Tequila
† You must be 21 years or older to drink alcoholic beverages. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not drink alcoholic beverages because of the risk of birth defects. Images of the alcoholic beverage product do not reflect how it is actually served. Customer will not receive a beverage with a cap. In accordance with FAA regulations, Customers are prohibited from consuming alcoholic beverages onboard that are not served by Southwest Airlines.
Valid Southwest 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 sameday use only. Valid Rapid Rewards and Business Select drink coupons will be accepted onboard for beer, wine, and liquor. Expires Dec 31, 2018
We’re happy to take care of any recyclable items, including plastic bottles, coffee cups, newspapers, and food containers. RECEIPTS
Customers can retrieve drink receipts at Southwest.com/ beveragereceipts.
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Products and Services
Need a hand? Southwest can help you when ... … you’re ready for adventure. Through our new partnership with PlacePass®, book exciting experiences—from a Brooklyn walking tour to snorkeling in Belize. Rapid Rewards Members earn 1 point per $1 spent. Southwest.placepass.com
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… YOU WANT A MARVELOUS MEAL . Dine Enjoy your favorite restaurants. Earn When you join Rapid Rewards Dining® (for free) and stay signed up for emails, you’ll earn 3 points per every $1 spent. rapid rewardsdining.com
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Earn Rapid Rewards points when you book a stay at your favorite hotels. Southwesthotels.com
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Earn Points This Summer Whether you’re dining with friends or shopping for yourself, it’s easy to earn—and manage—your Rapid Rewards points. POINTS CENTER Want to get organized? It’s a breeze to buy, gift, and transfer your points. Southwest.com/ pointscenter
1-800-FLOWERS Rapid Rewards Members can earn 1,000 points on an order of $29.99 or more. 1800flowers.com/ rapidrewards
DINING Travel just got tastier. Earn 3 points per $1 spent when you join and stay signed up for emails. rapidrewardsdining.com
LAITHWAITE’S WINE Earn 2,000 Rapid Rewards bonus points when you join the 4 Seasons wine club. laithwaiteswine.com/southwest
SHOPPING Earn Rapid Rewards points for shopping at hundreds of your favorite online retailers. rrshopping.southwest.com
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All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply and can be found at Southwest.com/rrterms.
Earn 50,000 Points and Enjoy These Exclusive Credit Card Benefits: • Earn 50,000 points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first three months of opening your account • 2X points on Southwest® purchases and Rapid Rewards® hotel and car rental partner purchases • 1X points on all other purchases • 3,000 bonus points after your Cardmember anniversary • Unlimited rewards seats and no blackout dates
Paint the town red, then turn in at your favorite hotel and earn up to 10,000 Rapid Rewards points per night.† Book now at Southwesthotels.com in partnership with Booking.com.
Visit our Inflight Entertainment Portal at Southwestwifi.com to apply. Accounts subject to credit approval. Restrictions and limitations apply. Southwest Rapid Rewards® Credit Cards are issued by Chase Bank USA, N.A. Offer subject to change. See Southwestwifi.com and click the Southwest Rapid Rewards credit card link for offer details. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply and can be found at Southwest.com/rrterms.
Earn from 1,000 to 10,000 points per night for every hotel stay booked through Rocketmiles. Visit rocketmiles.com/southwest to book now.
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Speed up the earning with your next car rental. Earn 600 points per qualifying rental.† Visit Southwest.com/car-rentals to book now.
†Hotels and Rental Cars: Potential to earn additional points depending on applicable promotion. Partners are subject to change. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply and can be found at Southwest.com/ rrterms. ©2018 Southwest Airlines Co.
Rapid Rewards Tiers and More A-LIST TIER BENEFITS
• 25 percent pointearning bonus • Fly By® priority check-in and security lane access* • Priority boarding to help you get on the plane faster Southwest.com/ ALstatus * For a complete list of available Fly By® locations, visit Southwest. com/flyby.
A-LIST PREFERRED TIER BENEFITS
• All the perks of being an A-Lister • Free inflight WiFi (where available) • 100 percent point-earning bonus Southwest.com/ ALPstatus
Every time you purchase a flight or redeem points for a flight, Companion Pass lets you choose one person to fly free of carrier charges* with you for an entire calendar year. Southwest.com/ companion * Does not include taxes and fees from $5.60 oneway. Visit Southwest. com/rrterms for a complete list of Companion Pass rules.
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.
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Royalton Negril makes it easy for guests to relax on white-sand beaches.
Insider’s Montego Bay Southwest serves 14 international destinations, SOUTHWEST VACATIONS® SWEEPSTAKES Visit Southwest vacations.com/winmbj and enter for your chance to win round trip air travel for two on Southwest Airlines to Sangster International Airport (does not include taxes and fees starting from $5.60 one-way); four-night double accommodations at the all-inclusive Royalton Negril; and round trip airport/hotel transfers.* Boarding, Customs, and Immigration 1
This Space For Offical Use Only
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.
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
3 Number of Family members traveling with you 4 (a) U.S. Street Address (hotel name/destination
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.
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 Yes Yes Yes Yes
No No No No 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.
CBP Form 6059B (04/14)
1 Last 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 Date (month/day/year)
Welcome to Mexico
I HAVE READ THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THE REVERSE SIDE OF THIS FORM AND HAVE MADE A TRUTHFUL DECLARATION.
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:
Please read the instructions prior to filling this form: Every passenger or head of household must provide the following information.
PAYMENT OF DUTIES
• 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.
5 Passport issued by (country)
8 Countries visited on this
Date of birth
VISITORS T Number of days you will stay in Mexico RESIDENTS OF MEXICO Number of days you stayed abroad
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
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
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.”
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including Montego Bay.
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DUNN’S RIVER FALLS Located
near Ocho Rios, about 60 miles east of Montego Bay, this wellknown waterfall is the perfect place to take a dip while taking in the area’s natural beauty.
WHITE WITCH GOLF COURSE Ready to hit the links? Head to the historic Rose Hall Plantation for 18 holes and spectacular ocean views.
SUGAR MILL RESTAURANT
From the crayfish bisque to the breadfruit gnocchi, the dishes at this romantic eatery highlight Jamaican cuisine. Don’t skip drinks—Sugar Mill, which is located at Half Moon Luxury Resort, touts a lengthy list of available rums.
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.
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 check-in 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.
AUGUST 2018 SOUTHWEST
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Your Destination Awaits
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MINNEAPOLIS/ ST. PAUL GRAND RAPIDS MILWAUKEE
SALT LAKE CITY
SACRAMENTO OAKLAND SAN FRANCISCO (SFO) SAN JOSE
OMAHA INDIANAPOLIS DENVER KANSAS CITY
LAS VEGAS WICHITA BURBANK LOS ANGELES (LAX) LONG BEACH
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/ LA, Galveston via Houston (Hobby), and more. Service between some cities/airports is not offered.
OKLAHOMA CITY PHOENIX
BIRMINGHAM DALLAS (LOVE FIELD)
PENSACOLA NEW ORLEANS
HARLINGEN/SOUTH PADRE ISLAND
CABO SAN LUCAS/LOS CABOS
CANCU CANC UN
Crystal-clear water and endless stretches of sand await. A stay at Hotelito Mio, 45 minutes down the coast, gives you private access to Playa Caballo.
MEXICO CITY BELIZE CITY
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PANAMA CITY BEACH
Art deco gets a celestial makeover at downtown Hotel LeVeque, where space-inspired art lines the walls.
EASTERN TIME ATLANTIC TIME PORTLAND MANCHESTER ROCHESTER
BUFFALO/ NIAGARA FALLS
LONG ISLAND/ISLIP NEW YORK (LAGUARDIA) NEW YORK (NEWARK)
BOSTON LOGAN PROVIDENCE HARTFORD/SPRINGFIELD
WASHINGTON, D.C. (DULLES) WASHINGTON, D.C. (REAGAN NATIONAL)
RICHMOND NORFOLK/VIRGINIA BEACH
JACKSONVILLE PANAMA CITY BEACH
FT. MYERS/ NAPLES
WEST PALM BEACH FT. LAUDERDALE (MIAMI AREA)
Counting down till tipoff? So are we. Southwest is proud to be the official airline of the Houston Rockets.
NASSAU TURKS AND CAICOS
HAVANA PUNTA CANA GRAND CAYMAN MONTEGO BAY
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF PUERTO VALLARTA CVB (BEACH), HOTEL LEVEQUE (ROOM); PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRIAN FINKE/GALLERY STOCK
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what appeals to you about the action genre?
See Lauren in Mile 22, in theaters Aug. 3.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAY L. CLENDENIN/GETTY IMAGES
I love art house films as much as I love comedy as much as I love action, but I realized I had a knack for action. The best part is when it’s infused with and driven by emotion, because that’s real life— we do what we have to do because of the way that we feel and what we’re trying to achieve. So in one scene I might have to hang out a car door and take down some bad guys, and in another I might have to fight for my life. It’s just another medium of communication.
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r e m m u S VORS!
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