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14 Gary’s Greeting 16 Saludos de Gary 18 Our Star 20 The A-List 22 Spotlight 24 Community Outreach 26 You Made Our Day 30 From the Editor
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32 Contributors 33 Feedback 86 Adventure In Orange County 108 Fun! 117 Advertiser Directory 119 The Southwest Guide 132 One Question
51 Meet the man who’s behind your favorite audiobooks, and learn why mindfulness can be meaningful.
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Every year in the airline industry brings more than its fair share of triumphs and challenges. You might even say that airline years are a lot like dog years. Southwest may only be 46 years old, but we’ve packed several lifetimes of experience into our history—there’s literally that much going on at any given time. That kind of experience has taught me to appreciate each year for its uniqueness. This year, in particular, I will recall with a special fondness. It is, perhaps, one of the finest and most impressive I’ve experienced to date. We’ve had several initiatives underway for the last few years that have
come to fruition in 2017, and they set us up well for the future. Here are the highlights: • In Ft. Lauderdale, we opened up a new international terminal, which is an absolutely beautiful facility and will serve as a strategic gateway for international expansion. • We successfully deployed a new reservation system, which was the single largest technology project in our Company’s history. The transition to the new system on May 9 was nearly flawless, which is a remarkable achievement.
• We retired the last of our Boeing 737300 Classics, and we set Company records for the most aircraft retired in one quarter, one month, and one day. • The retirement of the Classics paved the way to launch service with the new Boeing 737 MAX 8 on Oct. 1. The MAX 8 aircraft ushers in a new era of efficiency, reliability, and performance that will take us to new heights—and our Customers to new destinations! • And, we announced our plans to launch service to Hawaii! See what I mean? Each of these accomplishments is enough to be an individual highlight of almost any other year, but we managed to mark them all off our checklist in 2017. Meanwhile, we were confronted with some of the biggest storms to hit the United States in decades: Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. We have responded to these natural disasters with fortitude, perseverance, and resiliency. I’m proud of our Company’s efforts to help our Employees, Customers, and communities recover in the wake of such extreme adversity. Through the challenges and triumphs over the year, I have witnessed the Heart of Southwest Airlines shine brighter than ever. For that, I’ll be forever grateful and proud of the magnificent People of Southwest Airlines.
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En la industria de las aerolíneas, cada año trae consigo una buena cantidad de triunfos y retos. Incluso podríamos decir que los años de las aerolíneas son como los años de los perros; son tantas las cosas sucediendo al mismo tiempo en todo momento, que Southwest podrá tener 46 años de edad, pero hemos acumulado incontables años de experiencia en nuestra historia. Tal cúmulo de experiencia me ha enseñado a valorar cada año en sí mismo, y este es uno que recordaré con especial cariño. Es, quizá, uno de los mejores y de los más impresionantes que he experimentado hasta la fecha. En los últimos años, hemos puesto en marcha varias iniciativas que han dado
frutos en 2017, las cuales nos han preparado bien para el futuro. A continuación, les comparto las más destacadas:
• Abrimos una nueva y hermosa terminal internacional en Fort Lauderdale, la cual servirá como puerta de entrada estratégica para la expansión internacional. • Implementamos con éxito un nuevo sistema de reservas, que fue el proyecto de tecnología más grande en la historia de nuestra Compañía. La transición al nuevo sistema, completada el 9 de mayo, fue casi perfecta, lo cual es un logro notable. • Retiramos el último de nuestros Boeing 737-300 Classic, y establecimos
un récord de la Compañía por haber retirado el mayor número de aeronaves en el lapso de un trimestre, un mes y un día. • El retiro de los Classics preparó el camino para que, el 1 de octubre, comenzáramos a operar con el nuevo Boeing 737 MAX 8, el cual marca el comienzo de una nueva era de eficiencia, confiabilidad y rendimiento que nos llevará a nuevas alturas, y a nuestros Clientes a nuevos destinos. • ¡Anunciamos nuestros planes para comenzar a volar a Hawái! ¿Ven a lo que me refiero? Cada uno de estos logros es suficiente en sí mismo como para ser el más destacado en casi cualquier otro año, pero logramos cumplirlos todos en 2017. Al mismo tiempo, nos enfrentamos a algunas de las tormentas más grandes que hayan golpeado a los Estados Unidos en décadas: los huracanes Harvey, Irma y María. Hemos respondido a estos desastres naturales con fortaleza, perseverancia y resiliencia. Estoy orgulloso de los esfuerzos de nuestra Compañía para ayudar a nuestros Empleados, Clientes y comunidades a recuperarse de una adversidad tan extrema. A través de los desafíos y triunfos de todo el año, he sido testigo de cómo el Corazón de Southwest Airlines brilla más que nunca. Por eso, estaré por siempre agradecido y orgulloso de la magnífica Gente de Southwest Airlines.
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As a seasoned airline professional and businesswoman, Irene Billingslea enjoys serving others in all facets of her life. Whether she’s assisting Passengers, helping fellow Flight Attendants, or educating women about the importance of home ownership through volunteer work, Irene is front and center doing her part for Southwest Airlines and her community. She likes to find the humor in life, and with her stage set at 30,000 feet with an airplane full of loyal fans, all you need to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. Southwest is proud to recognize Irene for sharing her Fun-LUVing Attitude and Servant’s Heart on and off the aircraft. —Cindy Hermosillo, Communication & Outreach GIVING BACK “As a licensed real estate broker, I volunteer with Women’s Entrepreneurial Opportunity Project. My goal is to teach women about the importance of credit awareness and home ownership.”
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Southwest Airlines focuses on reducing environmental impact. Since 2013, Southwest Airlines has worked with organizations nationwide to build our capacity to repurpose and recycle items. By extending the life cycle of materials, we reduce waste sent to landfills and provide economic benefits in communities. Here are a few of our recent projects making an impact: LUV Seat As we work to ensure our cabins are the highest quality, we may remove and replace seat covers. Old seat covers are repurposed and given new life through programs that serve veterans, youth, people with disabilities, and minority groups. Billboards Around the country, billboard material from our ads has been repurposed into items like handbags, backpacks, and carry-on bags. Aircraft and Aircraft Components The life cycle of a retired Southwest aircraft can be extended by selling it to another carrier for continued use as a
Life Vests We partnered with a Florida Rotary Club to repurpose 5,000 life vests. This safety equipment was sent to fishermen in Uganda, keeping nearly 5,500 pounds of waste out of landfills. Lost Items While we do our best to reconnect owners with items left onboard or in terminals, some items go unclaimed. We partner with a national distributor to sell the lost items, and proceeds from the sales are donated to the Salvation Army. Traditional Recycling Southwest recycles waste materials like paper, plastic, aluminum, and cardboard. Used carpet is sent to a recycling company to be reprocessed in new carpet, yarn, or trim. Opportunities continue to arise to extend the lives of other items like heat-resistant gloves, blankets, old uniforms, and the plastic six-pack rings used to package aluminum cans. Our commitment to living responsibly and reducing our environmental impact is strengthened by our repurposing and recycling efforts. â€”Todd Spinks, Sustainability & Citizenship
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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.
During our return trip from a vacation in Florida, our connecting flight out of Phoenix was delayed. I have three small kids, and it was way past their bedtime. They were starting to get a little grumpy. Luckily, we were in the Southwest terminal surrounded by fantastic employees like ramp agents Yvette Brown and Oliver Morrison. It just so happened that we were traveling during some kind of employee or customer appreciation event. There were balloons everywhere, which the
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My now-husband and I can’t help but send a shout-out to three members of your Southwest team: flight attendants Anita Roycraft, Cheryl Ellrich, and Joel Wright. We were flying from Pittsburgh to Denver to get married in Estes Park, Colorado, and when we checked in, we were in boarding positions C1 and C2. Upon scanning our passes at the gate, we asked if there was any way to sit together. Thankfully, we found two seats together three rows from the back. About 30
minutes into our flight, we heard over the intercom: “Would Laura Louzon and Ian Miller please raise your hands? Did you find seats together? Everyone, these two are flying to Colorado to get married this weekend! We will be handing out pens and napkins to everyone. Please write some marriage advice for the couple.” We received napkin after napkin of advice; we laughed, we cried. Halfway through the flight, they asked for Ian to report to the front of the plane. They “crowned” him with a crown of peanut packets and drink stirrers. I was called to the back of the plane and “crowned” with peanut packets, drink stirrers, and a toilet paper veil—complete with a toilet paper roll bouquet. As instructed, we rehearsed our ceremony. Other passengers hummed the “Wedding March,” and I walked down the aisle to Ian and kissed him, and everyone cheered. We cannot thank Anita, Cheryl, and Joel enough. Ian and I will forever cherish those napkins and the memories your crew gave us. —Laura Miller
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Dear Reader, In honor of this issue, my wife and I poured ourselves a drink and sat down to a rare cocktail hour. This was the ninth year we’d toasted the annual Spirit Guide. Which, as I raised my glass to my wife, made me wonder: Why does the same word that denotes an alcoholic beverage also get used to describe a mood, a team’s character, a ghost, a theft (“spirited away”), a journey (ditto), and the breath of God (“Holy Spirit”)? Being an unabashed geek, I went straight to that source of deep wisdom, the Oxford English Dictionary. There, I learned the word comes from the Latin
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spiritus, meaning “breath.” The same Latin gives us “inspiration”; the ancients believed you got it by inhaling the breath of the muses. Over the ages, “spirit” came to mean the soul or essence, the very air of a thing. Clever writers put the word to use for distilled substances; distillation, after all, gets down to the essence of things. The point, or essence, of all this is that the most spirited moment of a cocktail hour—in a bar or at home, with a friend or lover or book—comes right after you give a quiet “cheers” or “l’chaim” and raise the glass. That little ceremony, the anticipation, is the first breath of something. Which makes me wonder further: While alcohol is the water of life, can you inhale that spirit without the alcohol? Can you take a breath of your own, welcome the muses, say “Here’s to life,” and get the same effect? In other words, can you distill that moment and use it whenever you want? Give it a try. That’s the spirit!
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Thank you for Liana Aghajanian’s beautiful story about her dog, Henry [“A Dog of One’s Own,” October 2017]. It changed my relationship with Felix, our wheaten terrier, and maybe my life. I married into Felix’s family, and we got along, but I thought of him as the burden that needed to be walked and required food, treats, and haircuts. Then, I read about Liana’s desire for a dog and Henry’s unifying significance as she coped with a transition into our sometimes-difficult country. It gave me a newfound gratitude for Felix, and I realized he is a connective glue that helps me be a part of the family. As our nation, unfortunately, fights over immigrants, I am grateful to Liana for helping me gain a more expansive perspective. Mike Hemmer ST. LOUIS
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I read Liana Aghajanian’s article about growing up without a pet, and it had me in tears toward the end when she wrote about her parents loving Henry and her mom cooking him food. I am in graduate school to become a licensed professional counselor and will reference this article to advocate for therapy dog programs in my profession.
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OUT TAKES URBAN SCHOLAR I took classes in metropolitan studies at NYU in the early ’70s. I’ve always been obsessed with cities. PERSONAL PLAYLIST I’m currently listening to Deep Work by Cal Newport. It’s a sophisticated contemplation on the challenges of meaningful work and the myriad of distractions that are classified as shallow work.
Change is possible when companies “activate caring,” says the Audible CEO. We’re investing in an urban renaissance for Newark, New Jersey, where we’re headquartered. That means doing things like giving rent subsidies to employees who live downtown, using locally sourced food in the cafeteria, and hiring people from our community. Being on the ground gives us insight. For instance, we found that for many of our interns— Newark-born, first-generation college students—the college-entry experience was rocky. We reported to local schools on the problems we were seeing, like gaps in workplace vocabulary and trouble crafting resumes, and ended up collaborating on a mentoring program. I’m hopeful that when we do these things, other CEOs will have even better ideas about how to activate caring versus just mailing in checks to a philanthropy.
ORIGINAL CONTENT We’ve made longand short-form programming since the beginning, including our launch with Robin Williams, who did shows every two weeks for years before the term “podcast” was invented. Audible has always been about a deeply intimate sense of private performance.
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I thought I knew tea. Then I met Josephie. / BY CARA STRICKLAND
start every morning with a cup of British black tea, a remnant of several months my family lived in the United Kingdom when I was young. My mother acquired a tea habit, and by the time I was 8, I knew how to make a proper pot. I started the electric kettle, and when it boiled, I poured a small amount of hot water into the teapot and swirled it slowly before emptying it into the sink—hotting the pot, it’s called. Next, I would add in the tea bags: PG Tips from the U.K., as ubiquitous there as Lipton but with a distinctly British flavor. The formula, my mother said, was one for each person and one for the pot, so I always added four, for her, my brother, and me. Then, I allowed the tea to steep until five minutes had passed and I could pour a cup
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for her the way she liked it, with just a splash of milk. I would place it at her bedside, and only then would she begin to stir. At 16, my first job was in a tearoom, discerning the palates of guests in hats and floral dresses, helping them choose from our selection of more than 50 teas and tisanes. I moved so quickly that I would barely touch the ground as I made tiny pots for a group of five people, trying to keep all the flavors straight in my head. After they were gone, I did the dishes while sipping dregs from a chipped teacup. It was no surprise, then, that I would make my way to Gaiwan Tea House in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, along with 30 others, to meet Josephie Dean Jackson, a newcomer to Idaho by way of CONTINUED ON PAGE 65 ILLUSTRATION BY EMMA KELLY
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Australia and Texas (which made for a fabulous accent). She was teaching a wildly ambitious two-hour course on the history, preparation, and culture of tea. I was eager to meet Josephie because I’d heard that she was beginning to grow tea in Idaho, the first attempt in the state. She’d planted seedlings from Russia and Nepal, and they’d already survived nearly two winters since her arrival in 2015. In 2009 Josephie began to grow a test plot of tea plants in East Texas, becoming the first female tea farmer in the United States and the first tea farmer in all of Texas, ignoring those who told her it wasn’t possible to grow tea there, since no one ever had. “There always has to be a first,” Josephie told the crowd. “Just because no one had done it, didn’t mean it couldn’t be done.” A few minutes later she added an additional word of advice. “Don’t tell a woman she can’t do something.” In her early days, there were only a handful of American tea farms, but
Each batch changes, releasing moisture and transforming, ready to take on moisture in exchange for flavor again. more have begun to pop up around the country. She harvests Camellia sinensis leaves, using them to make a variety of teas, including black, green, white, and oolong; they retail between $600 and $800 a pound. Early in the presentation, Josephie showed pictures of her Texas tea and its bright green leaves, about 10 times larger than what I shook into my little pot every day. How could it be that I’d given so little
thought to what tea might be like in its natural state? I had only experienced it when it was ready to use, completely dry and curled. While Josephie talked, we sipped tiny cups of several teas with particular historical significance. “You have to use all of your senses when drinking tea,” she said. “The sixth sense is your soul. You might find that, when you really smell the tea, it will bring back memories.” She was right, of course. When I stopped and paid attention, I could suddenly be in a small tea shop in Seattle, sipping too-hot lavender black tea too quickly, or sitting on the floor in my college boyfriend’s apartment, trying strong, fermented Pu’er for the first time. Several weeks later, I met Josephie for tea at Gaiwan. Once settled at our table, she removed two sets of carefully wrapped Chinese teacups and taller, cylindrical scent cups from her purse, and placed them on small wooden trays. Next, she pulled out a gaiwan, a Chinese tea infusion bowl invented during the Ming dynasty. She filled the gaiwan with tea leaves and waited just a moment for the tea to steep before pouring some into my scent cup. She demonstrated the proper technique, placing the cup on top of the scent cup tightly, flipping it, and slowly releasing the scent cup. The teacups cooled slightly, and we buried our noses in the empty scent cups. “What does it smell like to you?” Josephie asked. “Honestly, it’s a little like barley,” I said. “There are no right answers,” she said. “It’s all about how it smells to you, what it makes you think about.” As the tea dried in the scent cup, the smell changed, almost jarringly. My barley scent became a strong honey aroma. Only after we’d thoroughly noticed the scent could we begin to sip the tea.
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The next day, Josephie flew to Texas to check on her tea. When she returned, a week later, she sent me a text: “Have a little tea leaf plucked from TX and shall be guiding the core members of tea class how to make tea tomorrow. Let me know if you would like to come.” I texted back immediately, asking for the address. NOTHING PREPARES ME for the glossy green leaves that Josephie pours out of Ziploc bags onto the kitchen counter. Our small group of tea enthusiasts is made up of the faithful members of Josephie’s weekly classes at Gaiwan, and none of us can wait to touch tea leaves in their natural state. We begin to sort them into piles by size; Josephie regales us with stories of traveling through airport security with eight plastic bags of damp tea leaves. A day of tea-making can last 14-16 hours. There are so many leaves to sort; I despair that we will ever make the tea at all. “When you drink tea from here on in, you’ll think about the people who did this,” Josephie says. But after a while, a meditative calm descends over the room. The members of the tea class are no longer second-guessing their sorting technique. We have entered into the experience fully. Somehow, that pile does get sorted, and then it’s time to decide what kind of tea each pile will make. The smallest leaves with the most buds will be white tea, Josephie says. Two others will make two different kinds of green tea; there will be an oolong and a black. She spreads the future white tea on a cookie sheet and pops it into a low oven to wither. One student puts larger leaves into a skillet on very low heat, gently rotating them with his hands. Another steams leaves in a silver bowl. When Josephie pronounces the leaves withered, it’s time to roll them. One student is meticulous, rolling each leaf by itself. Others
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“Its water has been taken from it,” Josephie said. “When it comes back to life, it’s called the dance of agony.” throughout the night. Next week, Josephie promises, we will meet again and cup it. AFTER TEA AT GAIWAN, just before we parted, Josephie asked: “What do you think your tea metaphor will be?” Tonight I’ve been letting the question swirl around in my mind, as the tea turned from raw, vivid green into something beloved the world over. They say a woman is like a tea bag, revealed for who she is once she gets into hot water. But long before steeping, weather and human intervention help decide what the tea will taste like.
It’s difficult now for me to look at tea without seeing a metaphor for life. Each joyful day in the sun, each bitter sorrow, every experience I’ve had has contributed to the flavor I carry with me. Like the little teapot from the song, I’m waiting for someone to get close enough to tip me over and pour me out, just enough to share. I have a feeling the results will be delicious. Cara Strickland is a former food critic and lives in Spokane, Washington. Share your own stories of transformation with her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Ever wonder whatâ€™s actually in bitters?
Whiskey made in only two weeks? Yup!
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a dash of life
A group of botanists brings a new ingredient to the world of bitters: transparency. / by Tove Danovich
If they’re lucky, botanists can be intrepid explorers, traveling the world to discover and document plant species. Ashley DuVal, Rachel Meyer, and Selena Ahmed met while researching at the New York Botanical Garden; their individual fields of study run the gamut from the domestication of trees, to how food crops have changed over time, to the medicinal side of botanicals. During their individual careers, they traveled across the world and found that, as different as places could be, there was one thing many cultures had in common: bitters—those infused, compact tinctures you often find bartenders
reaching for. The herbal elixirs started as a type of medicine (the value of which was often dubious), and their production goes back hundreds of years. Bitters makers jealously guarded their ingredients to keep their competition—and perhaps their customers—from finding out what they were. DuVal, Meyer, and Ahmed realized that the opposite should be true: Bitters could be an effective way to bring the experience and flavors of cultures around the world back home to New York. They started making them as an educational tool at the Botanical Garden, to show people which plants they’re using and why they matter. Soon, Shoots & Roots Bitters was born. Even in the spirited world of bitters, the flavors that Shoots & Roots draw from their tinctures stand out. Demon Flower is a mixture of 12 plants from Mexico and the Philippines; Chai Jolokia combines the native North Indian ghost pepper with masala chai; Black Bear’s Bitters uses osha root and juniper cone, two plants that bears eat to aid digestion. The trio’s forthcoming book, Botany at the Bar, is taking their bitter transparency a step further by providing instructions for people who want to make bitters at home. Most of these plants, however, aren’t easy to find at the grocery store. “One of our missions is to increase awareness for underutilized crops,” DuVal says. “We hope generating more market interest might increase the availability of these plants down the road.” In the meantime, the public can take after the Shoots & Roots founders and become bittershunting botanists, embarking on treasure hunts through their local 1 Botany fields and markets \ bot-a-ny \ a branch of for new plants to biology dealing extract and enjoy. with plant life
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Meyer, Ahmed, and DuVal at Out East bar in New York City
under the scope
The inside scoop on some top tipples Oak & Cane ↑ This Florida rum is made from local sugarcane and rested on orange peels. Dulce Vida Blue Weber agave is matured eight years before transforming into tequila. Finger Lakes Distilling The Seneca Drums gin from this New York distillery gets its unique flavor from its base: local grapes.
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Devils River To make its bourbon, the Texas distillery starts with spring water from— you guessed it—the Devils River. Deep Eddy After passing through a column still, this vodka is filtered six times over charcoal.
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92 in the shade 1½ ounces habanero cachaça* 1 ounce unsweetened coconut milk ¾ ounce pineapple juice ½ ounce lime juice ½ ounce simple syrup 1 dash Grape Sazerac bitters
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In an ice-filled shaker, combine all ingredients except bitters. Shake and strain into a coupe glass; garnish with a pineapple wedge and a dash of Grape Sazerac bitters.
Now this is research. Try these cocktails from the Shoots & Roots trio.
*Habanero cachaça: Muddle ¼ of a habanero pepper, including seeds, in 5 ounces cachaça in a metal shaker cup. Let sit for 30 seconds to 2 minutes, depending on desired heat.
blood on the moon 1 ounce bourbon 1 ounce mezcal 1 ounce pomegranate juice ½ ounce chile pepper liqueur ½ ounce lime juice ½ ounce simple syrup 1 dash Hanging Gardens of Babylon bitters In a shaker tin, combine all ingredients and shake with ice. Pour over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel and pomegranate seeds; rim with ancho chile powder, salt, and sugar.
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king of carrot flowers 2 1 Â˝ Â˝ 3 1
ounces carrot juice ounce tequila ounce lime juice ounce smoked maple syrup* dashes Demon Flower bitters ounce tonic water
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Add all ingredients except tonic water to an icefilled shaker. Shake to combine, and then double strain into a highball glass with large ice cubes. Top with tonic water. *Smoked maple syrup: Add 2 cups maple syrup to a glass baking dish, and then place the dish on a barbecue grill. Add 1 centimeter of oak chips to a cast iron pan. Heat the oak chips on a stovetop for about 5 minutes, making sure the wood does not ignite. Move the pan with the wood chips to the grill and place near the maple syrup. Close the lid and let smoke for 20 minutes. Pour the syrup into a jar and store in a cool place.
These recipes, and dozens more, can be found in Botany at the Bar, out in March.
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What do you get when you mix a climate scientist, a nurse anesthetist, and a spectrophotometer? / by Matthew Halverson
the most valuable winemaking tool at 8 Bells isn’t an oak barrel, a stainless steel fermentation tank, or one of the shiny glass stoppers this boutique Seattle winery uses to close its bottles of Chardonnay and pinot gris. It’s the spectrophotometer (see diagram below), a piece of equipment the size of an Xbox that you’d be more likely to find in a research lab. Which makes sense when you consider that 8 Bells co-owner Tim Bates and assistant winemaker Travis Allen moonlight as a National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration climate scientist and nurse anesthetist, respectively. While the average winery ships samples of grapes and wine to a lab to measure sugars, nitrogen, or malic acid, these two do that all in-house with the little contraption that Bates would typically use in his day job to measure nutrient levels in sea water. And they have the notebooks full of measurements to prove it. “We’re control freaks,” Allen says with a grin. Precision plays a part too. Most wineries this size—8 Bells releases close to 1,800 cases each year—are at the mercy of a vineyard’s schedule when it comes time to harvest. But because Bates and Allen are
2 obsessively trackOenology \ oe-nol-o-gy \ ing the crop’s sugar the science and study of and acid levels, winemaking they know exactly when to pick to get just what they’re looking for. The irony, as Allen acknowledges, is that there’s no instrument that can measure a wine’s flavor; that just comes down to personal preference. But if the success of their limited-run Cabernet Franc is any indication, they may have perfected the formula: The 2015 vintage sold out months before its December 2017 release.
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Neeki Ashari (third from right) and her UC San Diego teammates
Why it’s important Sugar determines a wine’s alcohol content. Not enough, and the wine will be weak. Too much, and the wine will be too boozy. When they measure Multiple times before harvesting the grapes
Why it’s important Nitrogen keeps the engine of fermentation running by providing nutrients for yeast. But an excess feeds bacteria that taints the wine’s aroma.
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When they measure After the grapes are crushed, to ensure the yeast will have enough fuel to do its job.
Why it’s important Think of it as winemaking’s necessary evil: This tart compound is converted to lactic acid, which gives wine its buttery texture. When they measure Multiple times after fermentation. Start bottling prematurely, and leftover malic acid will continue to convert, creating a fizzy wine.
beer’s final frontier
By the end of next year, the moon could open up its first micro (like, really, really micro) brewery. / by Mike Darling Brewing a beer on the moon, it turns out, can teach us a lot more than just whether or not future space colonies will ever have a good IPA on tap. A group of college engineers from the University of California San Diego has convinced a separate team of scientists—Team Synergy Moon—to include a brewing canister onboard what could be the next spacecraft to explore the moon’s surface. (The team is vying for the Google Lunar XPrize: a $20 million bounty given to the first team whose spacecraft reaches the moon and explores 500 meters of its surface.) We talked to Neeki Ashari, a recent bioengineering graduate and one of the experiment’s leaders, about what she and the other engineers hope to learn from boldly brewing where no one has brewed before. Describe what you mean by “brewing” a beer on the moon. Our team has developed a fermentation canister about the size of a soda can. A top chamber will hold our wort and the second chamber will hold our yeast. Between those two chambers is a valve separation barrier. Once actuated, it will open up, allowing our wort to mix in with our yeast. Fermentation will then commence. The third chamber will hold our spectroscopy device, which will help us measure the fermentation rate. And what’s different, exactly, about observing this process in space? We want to see how reduced gravity will
alter the pressure and fermentation rate of yeast. Understanding these results may have consumptive and clinical applications that can be used in the future for space exploration. Give us a sense of what you hope to learn from all that. We really want to emphasize our understanding of the viability of yeast in a lunar gravity environment. This isn’t just about brewing beer; it’s about serving a scientific purpose. Yeast is one of the most prevalent microorganisms. We find it in bread, in beer, in pharmaceuticals like insulin. This experiment may also open up more doors for understanding microorganisms—not just yeast—in lunar gravity. What might some of those applications be? They might include developing yeast-driven foods to support colonization on Mars—bread, for example. As for clinical applications, synthetic insulin is made in both bacteria and yeast and can be used to help control your glucose levels from getting too high. This can be a future application for explorers who can’t generate insulin themselves. Now, the important question: What kind of beer is it gonna be? So far, we’re looking to brew a low-gravity porter, but we are only producing roughly 15 milliliters, which is very small. This is just an experiment—it will not be coming back to Earth, nor will it ever be consumed. Bummer.
Zymology \ zy-mol-o-gy \ the study of the biochemical process of fermentation and its practical uses
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proof of process
David Kyrejko has perfected every drinker’s ideal alchemy: turning beer into whiskey. Oh, and he can do it in only two weeks. / by Tony Rehagen
When David Kyrejko was an art student at New York’s Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, he actually favored the former, spending as much time auditing engineering classes as he did in the studio. He lists one of his hobbies as “high-efficiency heat exchanger design.” Even his interest in booze, while not purely scientific, is firmly rooted in a love of machines and how things work. “It’s a platform to experiment with,” he says. “Alcohol is proof of process.” In this case, the “proof” is the 80- to 110-proof alcohol content of Lone Wolf beer whiskeys—actual malt whiskey distilled from, and retaining the flavors of, stouts,
pale ales, and sours—which Kyrejko concocts in the one-man, Brooklyn-based Arcane Distilling. But why beer whiskey? First, c’mon! It’s beer and whiskey— two of God’s tastiest gifts, working together (finally!) to create the uber-intoxicant. Secondly, the 33-year-old engineer enjoys the challenge. Distilling beer into liquor is not exactly new. Germans have been turning brew into schnapps and brandy for decades, and here in the States, beer whiskeys and gins have inevitably bubbled up during the torrent of new craft brewers. What sets Kyrejko apart, of course, is the science. Unlike other distillers, who are beholden to the ancient techniques of boiling their mixture in huge vats and aging their whiskeys in barrels, Kyrejko has perfected a method of vacuum distillation. His specialized, hand-built machine takes a finished area beer, like 4 Engineering \ en-gi-neerRockaway Brewing ing \ the Company’s Blame It application of science and on the Maine doumathematics which the ble IPA or the Kings by properties of matter and County Brewers the sources Collective’s Full of energy in nature are Contact raspberry made useful sour, and drops the to people
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Kyrejko inside his pocket-sized distillery in NYCâ€™s East Williamsburg neighborhood
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Kyrejko with his vacuum still, which allows whiskey to be made at room temperature
pressure of the liquid, lowering the boiling point to room temperature. That prevents the product from degrading, so all the hops and yeast character is retained. Then, he puts the batch through a secret aging process, which Kyrejko, like any great math-magician, is loath to divulge. “It’s not like I’m using some sort of flavoring agents or caramel coloring,” he says. “Just good old-fashioned science.” The result is a rich brown liquor that can be proofed and bottled in two weeks as opposed to the typical year or more. And, unlike many
of the other traditional beer whiskeys Kyrejko has tried, this one actually smells and tastes like the beer of origin. If there is an ulterior motive to Kyrejko’s mad science, it’s that, in addition to being delicious, cool-sounding, and quick, vacuum distillation is also good for the environment. Since he doesn’t need to heat a kettle to 200-plus degrees, the whiskey sucks up a minimal amount of energy. His custom still, made entirely from glass, is 20 feet tall, but occupies only 4-by-6 feet in the corner of the building he shares with a Brooklyn brewery. He also doesn’t need space to
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clear ice 101 Boost your party chops with this beginner course from cocktail journalist Camper English.
The science Two things make ice cloudy: trapped air and cracks in the ice. Regular ice cubes freeze from the outside in. As water molecules form crystals, they push air into the center of the cube. When the center freezes, the air is trapped as air bubbles. At the same time, the center expands, causing the cube to crack. Thus: cloudy ice. Directional freezing solves both issues.
store barrels for years at a time. That keeps overhead low in New York, where square footage is at a premium. “I’m able to exist in the footprint of a stack of kegs in the brewery,” says Kyrejko. “And it uses so little energy, I’m essentially using their waste.” Up until last month, Arcane put out just seven bottles a week, serving only a few clients throughout the city. But ever the tinkerer, Kyrejko built his first productionclass machine in early November, one that will increase his output
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70-fold and allow him to distribute the whiskey—and its science lesson—all over the country. “It’s hard to have a conversation about green energy,” he says. “But if you give someone a glass of whiskey and tell them this took half as much energy and half as much time, you can have that conversation without their eyes glazing over.” Tony Rehagen is a writer in St. Louis. His stories have appeared in Popular Mechanics, GQ, Men’s Health, and ESPN The Magazine. Share your favorite whiskey with him at email@example.com.
Directions • Fill both an insulated thermos and a round, silicone ice mold with water. • Hold your thumb over the hole in the ice mold and turn it upside down. Place it upside down over the thermos and remove your thumb. • Put the setup in the freezer and wait for it to freeze, which usually takes 15-20 hours. How it works Because the thermos is insulated but the mold isn’t, the water in the mold will freeze first. As it freezes, air and the pressure from the expanding ice will be pushed down into the thermos, leaving you with a clear sphere of ice. Advanced coursework Try freezing fruit or edible flowers in the center of your spheres of ice. —as told to Michael Cook 5 Glaciology \ gla-ci-ol-o-gy\ any of the branches of science dealing with snow or ice accumulation, or glaciation
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bock of ages The latest trend in brewing is thousands of years in the making. / by Doug Mack
many beers have quirky origin stories, but the ones Travis Rupp brews come with epics that stretch on for centuries. Rupp is a classics lecturer at the University of Colorado Boulder and a brewer at Avery Brewing Company in Boulder, where his job title is beer archaeologist—he makes new beers based on ancient recipes. Rupp’s process begins with deep research. He spends days in libraries, “reading a lot of journals, reading a lot of history books. But where I get a lot of my ideas is archaeological reports. I’ll look for analyses from excavations that point to certain plant life, or see if they were processing grains in a
certain way.” Then, he goes to the place where the beer was made and conducts on-site research, looking for evidence in museums, the natural environment, and the local cultures that exist today. Rupp’s first beer for Avery, released in September 2016, was called Nestor’s Cup, an Iliad reference and a nod to the beer’s roots in Mycenaean Greece. The ingredients included figs, acorn flour, and elderberries—not exactly familiar tastes for a modern 6 Archaeology drinker. \ ar-chae-olo-gy \ the “I had no idea scientific study what it was going to of material remains of past taste like. I wasn’t human life and sure what the wild activities
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the apple doesn’t fall far / by Adam Erace The black gold beneath the chartreuse hills of Adams County, Pennsylvania, isn’t oil but soil— well-drained dirt ideal for apples. Many make their way into Ploughman Farm Cider, the line of hard ciders from Ben Wenk, a chipper 34-yearold whose ancestors founded Three Springs Fruit Farm in 1901. He controls the whole process, from planting specific heirlooms to practicing sustainable pest management to inoculating pressed juices with local yeast, which “really put[s] that Adams County terroir in the bottle.” That desirable funk plays well against the backbone of crisp fruit, distilled from the following varieties you’ll find on Three Springs’ 250 acres.
yeast would do to the flavor profile,” Rupp says, before adding, with an exuberant chuckle, “But we decided to just go for it.” Nestor’s Cup turned out to be rich, slightly tart, and fruity— and instantly popular, selling out its first tank in 10 weeks. Since then, Rupp has made three more ancient beers: Khonsu Im-Heb, from Egypt around 1100 B.C.; Pachamama, from the Peruvian Andes, circa 1200 A.D.; and, in collaboration with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, an ale called Ragnarsdrápa, inspired by ninth-century Vikings. Avery calls them the Ales of Antiquity, continued on p. 82
Jonagold Appearance: Large and round with a red blush over a yellow background Flavor: Balanced sweetness and acidity with a persistent aroma Backstory: As its name suggests, it’s a cross between a Jonathan and a Golden Delicious. Cider: Muhibbah, a cider with star anise and kaffir lime Arlet Appearance: Small and candy-apple red with leathery russet at the blossom end Flavor: Rich and bold with a syrupy, “almost confectionary” taste Backstory: Developed in 1958 at the Swiss Federal Research Station Cider: Pinot N’Arlet, a cider fermented on pinot noir skins
GoldRush Appearance: Lumpy, with a rich, golden yellow color Flavor: One of Wenk’s best-sellers for its bright acid that mellows in storage Backstory: GoldRush was developed in the ’90s for natural disease resistance. Cider: Lupulin Lummox, Ploughman’s tenacious Citra-hopped cider Esopus Spitzenburg Appearance: Big red blush over a bright green background Flavor: The sweetest apple Wenk grows. The sugar measurement on most of his apples is 14 to 16; this one hits 24. Backstory: A favorite of Thomas Jefferson, who grew the apples at Monticello Cider: Dornick, which Wenk compares to sauvignon blanc
Pomology \ po-mol-o-gy \ the science and practice of fruit growing
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bock of ages, continued from p. 81
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and with each launch, Rupp hosts a lecture, with a dinner and beer pairing. Sometimes the historic techniques and ingredients have disappeared, but often they’re still in use. That isn’t to say Rupp can use them for his purpose—the smallbatch methods may not translate well to the scale of Avery’s output, or his machinery may not be able to handle the ingredients. With Pachamama, Rupp ran into both problems. The beer is a type of chicha, a South American drink most commonly brewed with corn, and still made in Peru using traditional methods, which include chewing the corn. Human saliva contains an enzyme called alpha-amylase, which initiates the fermentation process by breaking down starches; mastication really is a critical step. So for Rupp’s first attempt at making Pachamama, that’s exactly what he and his colleagues did: chewed and chewed
Using so many unfamiliar ingredients means Rupp is constantly uncertain what, exactly, to expect of the final product. and chewed. “It just makes your jaw so unbelievably sore and tired,” Rupp recalls. The corn also got stuck in Avery’s brewing system. For the second attempt, Rupp found mass-produced
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alpha-amylase online—less authentic, perhaps, but more effective and efficient for his needs. Using so many unfamiliar ingredients and techniques means Rupp is constantly uncertain what, exactly, to expect of the final product. But the challenge and the mystery are part of the appeal. After the surprise popularity of Nestor’s Cup—patrons still request it, a year after its limited run—Rupp was emboldened and got more experimental with Khonsu Im-Heb, the Egyptian beer. It was wildly fermented (meaning the container was left open to absorb natural yeast in the air) and made using only ingredients found in ancient Egypt, including emmer wheat and kamut wheat. “For most of us at the brewery, that’s our favorite,” Rupp says. “It’s sour and light and refreshing.” Avery is planning eight new Ales of Antiquity in 2018, and it’s a globe-hopping, centuries-spanning lineup. There’s one that Rupp has been planning with Umbrian monks, a colonial American beer he’s creating in collaboration with the Smithsonian, and another made in partnership with the only craft brewery in Jordan. There’s also a “dinosaur beer,” made using the oldest known variety of hops— which happens to come from Colorado—and yeast propagated from amber, a process Rupp compares, excitedly, to Jurassic Park. Rupp says that the beers he’s made so far have made him realize that thinking of their own craftbrew epoch as the high point in beer making may be “a little bit pretentious.” “It turns out that ancient beer,” he says, “is pretty damn good—at least so far.”
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Southern California Style Celebrate 50 years of luxury at South Coast Plaza, a renowned international destination for shopping and dining. Since 1967, people have flocked to South Coast Plaza, located in Costa Mesa, to experience more than 250 specialty boutiques, critically acclaimed restaurants, and exclusive events. Top brands and legendary fashion houses make up the collection of diverse retailers established here. Find some sparkle at Harry Winston, Cartier, and Van Cleef & Arpels. Dress to impress with clothing and accessories from brands like HermĂ¨s, Gucci, Versace, and Roger Vivier, to Coach, Kate Spade, and Tory Burch. Expect nothing less than the bestâ€”South Coast Plaza offers both fine dining establishments and personalized concierge services. Enjoy valet parking and personal shoppers. You can also make reservations at any of the restaurants or experience at show at the adjacent Segerstrom Center for the Arts. In 2017, South Coast Plaza marks its 50th anniversary through exclusive collaborations with global luxury brands, arts partnerships, special events, exhibitions, fashion shows, and more. southcoastplaza.com
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South Walton is a patchwork community of 16 oceanside neighborhoods set along 26 miles of the Gulf of Mexico’s sugar-white sand beaches and turquoise waters. Add 200-plus restaurants, a vibrant arts scene, and a diverse range of “ecosploring” opportunities and it’s easy to see why South Walton is the perfect vacation spot.
Try before you buy at NEAT Tasting Room and Bottle Shop in Alys Beach. The tasting room is the ideal place to discover new artisanal spirits, wines, and craft beers with help from the knowledgeable staff, while the bottle shop allows you to purchase your favorites.
Located in Seaside, Bud & Alley’s boasts both a restaurant and rooftop bar that overlook the water, as well as a menu full of Southern-style Gulf Coast classics. Order the freshcaught whole fish of the day, which comes cooked with locally grown arugula, boiled potatoes, and a spritz of lemon.
Forty percent of South Walton is preserved land. Grab a kayak or stand-up paddleboard and make your way through the bays, bayous, coves, and mangroves nestled against the backside of the peninsula. Pro tip: Keep your eyes to the skies and watch for birds migrating through the area. Below, spot fish, dolphins, and the occasional sea turtle.
A fun way to preserve your vacation memories is by creating your own piece of art. ShardWorx at the Shard Shop in Santa Rosa Beach gives vacationers the chance to make a colorful glass collage inspired by the Gulf waters. Knowledgeable instructors lead one-hour workshops perfect for both kids and adults.
There are rental homes aplenty in South Walton, but for a more traditional resort stay, opt for the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Miramar Beach. Start the day with beachside yoga, and then post up at one of the inviting outdoor pools. After a stunning sunset, enjoy a finedining experience at Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood, which serves mouthwatering dishes like broiled Gulf oysters, three-tiered seafood towers, and seared scallops with apple gruyere gnocchi.
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Because they’re an hour and a half apart, it’s easy to enjoy both Tampa and Orlando in a single weekend. Get up close with wintering manatees, uncover ancient history, or plan for an extended stay.
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Settle into a seat at The Courtesy, one of Orlando’s first craft cocktail bars, and have the bartender whip up a house specialty. In town the first or third Saturday of the month? Snag a coveted spot at one of the cocktailmaking classes.
Spanish tapas whet the appetite at Bulla Gastrobar in Tampa’s SoHo district. Shareable plates—think shishito peppers and braised short ribs—are a fun way to try different flavors. If you can’t choose between beer or a cocktail, opt for the sangria de cerveza, which combines Ommegang witte beer with St. Germain liqueur, lemon juice, and pear puree.
The Alfond Inn at Rollins welcomes guests to the historic town of Winter Park, just outside of Orlando. Owned by Rollins College, the award-winning, 112-room boutique hotel benefits The Alfond Scholars program scholarship fund. Wind down in one of the stylish rooms, browse the hotel’s extensive art collection, or grab a bite to eat at Hamilton’s Kitchen.
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If your time in Central Florida is coming to an end and you can’t bear the thought of leaving, consider something more permanent. GL Homes, the developers of Tampa’s Valencia Lakes, offers a “Stay & Play” package for potential homeowners to test-drive the lifestyle found in the 55-plus community. During the three-day, two-night package, guests meet with a lifestyle director, stay in a fully furnished villa or single-family home, and participate in community activities, ranging from cooking classes to card games. If you’re moving to Florida, even part-time, find a new or new-to-you car to go with your digs. Off Lease Only has made its name by creating a stress-free car-buying experience. Shop thousands of used cars all in one place, with prices thousands of dollars below retail. With no hidden fees, the price you see is the price you pay. In addition to its locations in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, and Palm Beach, Off Lease Only provides home delivery to wherever you are in the U.S.
Snowbirds aren’t the only ones who flock to Florida in the wintertime; manatees do, too. Head to Blue Spring State Park near Orlando to catch a glimpse of the gentle sea cows. If you’re closer to Tampa, the Manatee Viewing Center in Apollo Beach or Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River are also great options.
Twelve thousand years of Florida history come to life at the Tampa Bay History Center in the city’s Channel District. Throughout three floors of exhibits, visitors can discover Native American artifacts, accounts of Spanish and French explorers, and a nod to Tampa’s Cigar City nickname with one of the world’s most extensive cigar memorabilia collections. Opening in early 2018, an 8,500-square-foot expansion will allow for a life-size replica of a pirate ship and one of the largest collections of Florida cartography.
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French and Southern cuisine collide at The Candy Apple Café & Cocktails in downtown Jacksonville. In addition to brunch—which is served all day—the lunch menu features the popular Mayport shrimp crepe with tomatillo, baby spinach, jicama slaw, and creme fraiche. For something sweet, try a craft candy cocktail. The Peanut Butter Cup is made with chocolate whiskey, almond milk, and peanut butter caramel.
About 40 miles south of the city, the Castillo de San Marcos is a St. Augustine gem. The oldest masonry fort in the continental U.S., it was built by the Spanish and embodies nearly 350 years of history. Explore the fort on your own or join a ranger-led program. PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL 32082 | PONTEVEDRA.COM | (855) 222-8446
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The Guide GET IN THIS SCENE
1 At Southwest.com®, book your flight to Denver International Airport. 2 Colo-
rado’s capital offers easy access to endless fun, and picturesque Winter Park is a prime destination. 3 Break out your skis (or your snowshoes) and enjoy the powder. DID YOU KNOW? Southwest® began serving Denver on Jan. 3, 2006. Today, there are 191 weekday nonstop flights and 59 nonstop destinations.* IN THIS ISSUE / 120 Travel Tips / 122 Inflight Entertainment / 123 Bev-
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* Based on DOT published schedules for weekday departures in December 2017.
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Fly Like a Pro
Check out these reminders to enjoy a stress-free travel experience. FURRY FRIENDS
If you’re traveling with a pet, you can’t sit in a bulkhead (first row) or exit row seat.
Please be respectful of Employees and Customers when capturing photos or videos onboard.
We’re continuing to add new, spacious seats across our fleet of 737s. Getting there just got more comfortable.
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. 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 check-in and security lane access (where available). For a complete list of available Fly By® locations, visit Southwest.com/flyby.
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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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.
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.
* Business Select Customers receive a free premium drink on the day of travel. ** Price is subject to change. † We serve peanuts. Visit Southwest.com® and click on “Special Assistance” at the bottom of the page for more information.
Always Permitted Pueden usarse en todo momento dentro del avión
Never Permitted Nunca pueden
Electronic nerve stimulators and other implanted medical devices are also permitted. Dispositivos de estimulación electrónica de los nervios y otros aparatos médicos
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)
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.
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
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.
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.
usarse dentro del avión
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
Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers Televisión o radios de AM/FM Remote-Controlled Toys Juguetes de control remoto
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. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone 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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Our entertainment portal is filled with exciting inflight options— from free live TV to exclusive content—for you to enjoy.
Our portal has a new look. Whether you want to catch your favorite TV show or need a restaurant recommendation, we’ve 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.
* WiFi available only on WiFi-equipped 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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THIS ONE’S ON US Business Select® Customers receive a free premium drink† on the day of travel.
Baileys and Coffee
LOOK NO FURTHER for your next cold-weather drink.
A combination of Baileys Irish Cream and Community coffee, this tipple is the perfect pick-me-up once temperatures drop. And if you want the ideal proportions for after you land, Baileys recommends 2 ounces of the liqueur and 6 ounces of hot java. COMPLIMENTARY BEVERAGES
• Coca-Cola® • Coca-Cola® Zero Sugar • 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 • 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 and hazelnut creamer available.
• • • • •
Dewar’s® Scotch Jack Daniel’s® Wild Turkey® Tanqueray® Gin Bacardi® Rum
• Blue Moon® Belgian White Ale • Lagunitas® 12th of Never Ale • Miller Lite® • Dos Equis® Special Lager • Fat Tire®
• Baileys® Irish Cream • Deep Eddy® Vodka • Sauza® Gold Tequila WINE $5
• Carmenet Cabernet Sauvignon • St Roc Sparkling Wine • Whistling Thorn Chenin BlancChardonnay
† 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 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. Expires Dec 31, 2017
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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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
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.
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
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.
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:
CBP Form 6059B (04/14)
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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TO-DO LIST Located in Herradura, Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort offers activities like hiking and zip lining.
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SAN JOSE CENTRAL MARKET At
the city’s largest market, you can browse vendors and sample fare like Costa Rica’s national dish: gallo pinto, rice with black or red beans.
TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK Known for its sea turtle
MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK Trek through the rainforest, relax on white-sand beaches, and explore coral reefs at this national park on Costa Rica’s central Pacific coast.
nesting grounds, this national park three hours from San Jose is home to a wealth of wildlife, including capuchin monkeys and tree frogs.
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.
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Your Destination Awaits
Planning your next getaway? It’s a snap at Southwest.com. PACIFIC TIME MOUNTAIN TIME
MINNEAPOLIS/ ST. PAUL
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SALT LAKE CITY
SAN FRANCISCO (SFO) SAN JOSE
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)
MIDLAND/ODESSA PENSACOLA AUSTIN HOUSTON (HOBBY)
SAN ANTONIO CORPUS CHRISTI
HARLINGEN/SOUTH PADRE ISLAND
CABO SAN LUCAS/LOS CABOS
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BUFFALO/ NIAGARA FALLS
LONG ISLAND/ISLIP NEW YORK (LAGUARDIA) NEW YORK (NEWARK)
PHILADELPHIA BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON (BWI)
BOSTON LOGAN PROVIDENCE HARTFORD/SPRINGFIELD
WASHINGTON, D.C. (DULLES) WASHINGTON, D.C. (REAGAN NATIONAL) RICHMOND NORFOLK/VIRGINIA BEACH
RALEIGH/DURHAM CHARLOTTE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG
PENSACOLA PANAMA CITY BEACH
FT. MYERS/ NAPLES
WEST PALM BEACH FT. LAUDERDALE (MIAMI AREA)
After touring the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, make a beeline to one of the city’s beaches.
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I learned to sing and play guitar for my role as David Koresh in Waco. He wrote most of the songs himself and they’re Bible-driven, so I wasn’t learning Eddie Vedder or Tom Petty. But I’m starting to learn more of the classics now, and I hope I never put the guitar down again. I consider myself an Austinite, and I run by the statue of Stevie Ray Vaughan often. I think that’s a fascinating story that hasn’t been told, and I would love to do something like that in the future.
See Taylor in Waco, a TV miniseries premiering next month on Paramount Network.
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Trinity University's Mellon Initiative fosters undergraduate scholarship and research in the arts and humanities. Combining interests in virtual reality, storytelling, and migrant narratives, Andrea Acevedo '18 and communication professor Aaron Delwiche created The Butterfly Project, a space that gives viewers an unconventional look into the U.S. immigration system.
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