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Hospitality in Action Recently, a young traveler had a bloody nose during her flight. When our Flight Attendant realized the Customer could use some assistance, they quickly jumped into action and took the child from her seat, stopped the nose bleed, and helped clean her up. Our Flight Attendant then took the Hospitality one step further before helping the Customer back to her seat. Knowing the Customer would be more comfortable in a fresh shirt, our Employee proceeded to dig

into their personal suitcase to retrieve a T-shirt for the young girl to change into and then insisted that she keep it after the flight! This small act of kindness surely improved this Customer’s experience onboard our flight and as she went about her day. We seek to hire People who have a Servant’s Heart and are “others oriented.” In another case, one of our new hires going through initial training was in a car accident. Without hesitating, her classmates developed a schedule to take turns driving her—and she didn’t miss a day of class. Instinctively rallying around their fellow Southwest Family Member tells me that this class understood the meaning of Southwest Hospitality from day one, and that warms my heart. Later in this magazine (on page 134), you can read about Southwest’s Diversity and Inclusion Team, who recently won our coveted internal Heroes of the Heart Award. This Team epitomizes one of the many ways we offer our own unique style of Hospitality, both internally and externally, and I’m immensely proud of them and the work they do. Thanks for allowing us to share our Hospitality with you today!

Gary Kelly Chairman, President, and CEO Southwest Airlines

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At Southwest Airlines, we spend a lot of time talking about, thinking about, and practicing the concept of Hospitality, both internally and externally. We’re obsessed with it. Hospitality is both a company-wide focus and an individual goal for every single one of our 50,000plus Employees. But rather than tell you all the ways we think about this one word, I’d like to give you some examples of what it looks like in action—and why we care so much about it.

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mejoró la experiencia de la Clienta a bordo de nuestro vuelo, además de su día. Buscamos contratar Personas que tengan un Corazón de Servicio y que sean “orientadas a los demás”. En otro caso, una de nuestras nuevas Empleadas, quien estaba tomando el entrenamiento inicial, sufrió un accidente automovilístico. Sin dudarlo, sus compañeros desarrollaron un calendario para turnarse en llevarla, y no perdió un solo día de clase. El que se hayan reunido instintivamente para apoyar a su compañera, Miembro de la Familia Southwest, me dice que este grupo ha entendido claramente el significado de la Hospitalidad de Southwest desde el primer día, y eso enciende mi corazón. Más adelante en esta revista (en la página 134), podrán leer sobre el Equipo de Diversidad e Inclusión de Southwest, que recientemente ganó nuestro codiciado Premio interno Héroes del Corazón. Este equipo personifica una de las muchas maneras en las que ofrecemos nuestro propio estilo único de Hospitalidad, tanto interna como externamente, y estoy inmensamente orgulloso de ellos y del trabajo que hacen. ¡Gracias por permitirnos compartir nuestra Hospitalidad con ustedes hoy!

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His full name is Moises Gonzales, but to most he’s just “Gonzo.” It’s this easygoing personality that makes him the perfect fit as a Quality Control Field Service Supervisor for Southwest Airlines. Gonzo’s job requires an office on-site at Aviation Technical Services, Southwest’s heavy maintenance provider, and his approachability helps maintain an open dialogue with the Everett, Washington–based company. Although Gonzo is usually laidback, the opposite is true when it comes to ensuring all maintenance performed on Southwest’s aircraft meets our high standards. A 25-year Employee, Gonzo embodies the Southwest way. —Casey Dunn, Communication & Outreach IN GOOD HANDS “I oversee the job and the vendor, but I still crawl around in every compartment and cargo bin to make sure every aircraft is safe.” COMMON GROUND “The door to my office is always open. From the CEO to the person who cleans the floor, everyone gets the same level of respect.”

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dundant systems on aircraft, as well as the regularly scheduled maintenance and engine replacement program at Southwest. He also explained how birds, even large ones, are deflected or bypassed by the engines. Our conversation ended when we were called to our table, and I thanked him for the information. Later, as we were leaving the restaurant, Chandler approached us and asked if we would like a tour of Southwest’s maintenance facility at Orlando International Airport. I gladly accepted. When we arrived, Chandler gave us a tour of the repair facility, and we saw a new engine being prepared for installation on a 737. We were very impressed by the work environment, the professional attitude of the mechanics, and the presence of a quality control supervisor while the mechanics worked on the engine. Chandler showed us the turbine fans and explained that they were made of high strength material, and that the design of the engines deflects the vast majority of bird strikes away from the critical intake areas. It was only a 20-minute tour, but it went a long way toward helping me understand how today’s aircraft are designed and maintained for safety. As we were leaving, Chandler said, “I was happy to help you understand the safety consciousness that we have for our aircraft at Southwest. Sometimes the more we learn about what frightens us, the better we’re able to deal with it.” Chandler demonstrated a professional attitude and genuine pride in the maintenance facility. —Martin Wisniewski

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When I connected in Atlanta, I was traveling quickly while trying to make an international flight. I was with my 5-year-old son, and when we reached the escalator, he was fussing with his R2-D2 suitcase. I didn’t realize he stayed at the top, too fearful to get on. As we got further separated, he and I both began to panic. Flight attendant supervisor Alicia Drake calmly stepped in, started counting steps so he got on the escalator with her, and held his hand. She saved my day and calmed my son! She’s a gem. —Jennifer Calabrese KINDER CARE

While flying for business from FLL to PHX, extreme weather at my connecting airport caused many, many canceled flights. I had already changed my flights three weeks before just so I could attend a field trip with my daughter, and she was counting on me to get home. As I approached the counter, I could hear other gate agents saying that there were no additional connections and we would not get out until the

next day. Customer service agent Marvin James could see I was in tears. I explained to him that my 5-year-old was counting on me to get home, and I was devastated that I wouldn’t make it for her field trip. You see, I work. A lot. It’s not that often that I’m able to participate in a field trip with my kindergartner, but I had promised her that I would be home the next day. Marvin actually cared. He did everything he could to be sure I got out that day. I ended up on a triple connect and didn’t get in until 1 a.m., but I made it home to attend the field trip. My daughter was thrilled, and we had the best time together, all thanks to Marvin. Without him, I would have been stuck in FLL another night and would have missed out on an opportunity to spend quality time with my little one. Just thinking about it makes me tear up again. I just want to say thanks to Marvin. Our kids are only young one time, and he made it possible for me to enjoy the little things with my daughter. Thanks, Southwest. It’s always a pleasure flying with you. —Sherrie Licón

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I have never met a national park ranger I didn’t like—even though, having found professional excuses to hang out in national parks from Alaska to Florida, I have met a great many rangers. They’re all impressive to start with. I’ve met world-class alpinists among the climbing rangers at Mount Rainier; softspoken, crack-shot enforcement rangers in Yosemite; search-and-rescue rangers who save lives by rappelling out of helicopters; and history rangers who can tell you everything about Harriet Tubman. Every one of them seems helpful and in love with the work. Up to a point. Every year, a couple thousand of them pay their own way to a convention called the Ranger Rendezvous. I got to attend one in Grand Teton National Park, where I went up to rangers and asked, “What’s the dumbest thing you’ve seen a visitor do?” Most answers had to do with wildlife selfies: grinning photographers sidling within the personal space of buffaloes, alligators, and other uncuddly animals. Unsurprisingly, some of your wilder wildlife resent this practice. But one ranger

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Dear Editor,

Thank you for sharing the work of Rupal Patel on the VocalID project [“The Human Voice Is the Organ of the Soul,” May 2016]. By the end of the article, I was blinking back tears. Our voice is so important to our identity, our definition, and our personality when it’s there. I was naïve to the impact of it not being there, both for the voiceless and also for their loved ones. This story was breathtaking! How wonderful that Rupal Patel is “mixing colors to paint voices!”

Diane Zeigler ARLINGTON, TEXAS

/ We were pretty misty-eyed, too, Diane. Hear H Rupal’s own voice by searching for her on TED.com.

On a flight back from D.C., I browsed through the article “The Human Voice Is the Organ of the Soul.” I sat upright and began reading in detail when I saw “Perfect Paul” mentioned. I was an education specialist for Digital Equipment Corporation back in the 1980s, and I had the good fortune of being assigned to develop a training manual for DECtalk, a revolutionary device at the time that could read text or typed input and translate it to human speech. I met Dr. Dennis Klatt, the technology specialist for DECtalk, a couple of times. Each time I was struck by how hard it was to hear him. Then a more experienced team member clued me in: Dr. Klatt was dying of throat cancer. In an incredibly ironic twist of fate, Dr. Klatt’s voice was disappearing. DECtalk had a number of voices: male,

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female, child, and elderly. It could even sing, given the right instructions. Dr. Klatt provided the extensive knowledge and leadership to produce artificial voices that, for the first time, could come close to human speech. DECtalk would boot up with a voice through an attached sound system: “DECtalk Version 1.0 is running.” The voice was that of “Perfect Paul,” one of the many voices that the device carried. What was not mentioned in the article was that “Perfect Paul” was Dr. Klatt’s own voice, as he synthesized it when he realized that he would soon no longer be able to speak. Toward the end, in the hospital, I heard that Dr. Klatt communicated through DECtalk, since, like Stephen Hawking, he could no longer speak. Incredibly, I did not recognize Hawking’s voice as “Perfect Paul” until I read this article. I think Dr. Klatt would be gratified to know that his original voice has been reproduced and used hundreds of thousands of times, and that his work was the foundation for many voice-impaired persons.

Pete McVay ATKINSON, NEW HAMPSHIRE

/ Wow, what a story, Pete. Imagine

living through the voice of one of the great minds of our era. SPREADING THE WORD

I am writing to commend you for the article “The Human Voice Is the Organ of the Soul.” As you probably already knew, May was Better Speech and Hearing Month, and the article you wrote was so timely and appropriate. I am a speech language pathologist in Florida, but I had not read about the work being done by Rupal Patel. I spoke with a few other colleagues, and they were also unaware. Thank you for informing me and many others who travel on Southwest Airlines about this pioneering work, and for also being a facilitator for Dr. Patel to obtain more donated voices.

Henrietta C. Silverman OLDSMAR, FLORIDA

/ Thank you for the kind words,

Henrietta. Here at the magazine, it’s a goal of ours for narrative stories to both move readers and help somehow. TRUE HERO

I just finished reading “How to Move a Mountain” [April 2016] by Matt Crossman. As I read, I fought back tears several times in order to avoid being embarrassed as I sat among my fellow passengers. I was both entertained and inspired, and I have great respect and admiration for people like “Cosmo.” I appreciate and love that these people give of themselves for the boys and their families. Thank you for a very enjoyable, well-written story.

Bob Watson RENO, NEVADA

/ No need for embarrassment, Bob. Judging by the letters we’ve been getting, everyone on the plane was crying with you. WELL SERVED

I always read Southwest: The Magazine whenever I take a Southwest flight for work. On a trip in April, I found myself in tears while reading two of your articles: “Men of Earth and Sky” and the “Profiles in Service” on Charles Rushing. What touching stories about how war changed these men. I typically take your magazine with me when I leave the flight, as I like to show the articles to different people in my life. This one I took for myself, as I thought the writing was beautiful— a true honor to the men the writers were describing. Thank you for the entertainment and for moving me to tears.

Carolyn Richard PEARLAND, TEXAS

/ Please continue taking the magazine, Carolyn. We’re proud to be in your hands. CORRECTION

In “Into the Blue” [May 2016], we included an image of Turnip Rock in the section highlighting Port Huron, Michigan. Turnip Rock is located in Port Austin. We regret this error.

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contributors

Meet the people behind this issue.

Eva Holland WRITER

The Promise / p. 70 Eva’s moving piece comes from a recent trip to several national parks, including Arches. “It can be a tough place to find solitude. But on my last visit, I discovered the Devils Garden Primitive Loop, where I found my way through a gorgeous sandstone maze.” @EVAHOLLAND

Marina Muun ILLUSTRATOR

The Marble Connection / p. 51 Marina attempts to convey complexity with conceptual solutions. “In my work, I always try to find an underlying thread—an emotion or a feeling—that will anchor the image. Often this is a bit vague, or too complicated to put into words, but lends itself well to visual language.” @MARINAMUUN

Alex Green ILLUSTRATOR

A Walk in the Park; The Promise / p. 58, 70

Brooke Jarvis WRITER

A Walk in the Park / p. 58 Brooke chronicles the behind-the-scenes work that constitutes the backbone of our national parks. “Seattle, where I live, is supremely lucky to be smack in the middle of three national parks: Rainier, Olympic, and North Cascades. It’s impossible to pick a favorite, but in Olympic you can go from snowy peaks and alpine meadows to temperate rain forest and tidal pools. There’s no place like it.” @BROOKEJARVIS @BROOKEEILEENJARVIS

Alex’s art brings forth the depth of rich experiences made available by our national parks. “When looking at any given subject, I try to decipher order in a world which seems chaotic. I find there can be beauty in almost anything if you look close enough.” @ALEXGREENDRAWS

Wendy Lewis WRITER

The Marble Connection / p. 51 Wendy reflects on her unusual path to self-discovery after moving to Providence. Her favorite spots in the city: “Don’t miss the Rhode Island School of Design Museum or, for great Latin food, Los Andes Restaurant.”

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You could say that visiting Philadelphia’s Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial is, well, a walk in the park. The diminutive destination commemorates the spot where Kosciuszko, a Polish freedom fighter and military engineer in the American Revolution, rented rooms in 1797–98. And while the place may be pintsized, it’s little wonder why this little wonder is worth a trip. “When Kosciuszko died, Thomas Jefferson remarked that he was ‘as pure a son of liberty’ as he had ever known,” says Andrew McDougall, a special use coordinator at Independence National Historical Park, which manages the memorial. “Kosciuszko’s vision of liberty extended to all people, not just the wealthy.” Small but mighty, indeed.

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a sunny, 92-degree July day and I envisioned both myself and the costume melting in the heat. I also feared that my foray into “living the magic” would be a dismal failure. As Patrick led me out of the cool shade of the garage and I stepped slowly in my chocolate-brown pilgrim shoes through the gawking throngs, Patrick casually mentioned that he’d recently assisted another new performer who, 15 minutes into her gig, stepped down off the platform and swore off performing forever. Patrick helped me step onto the platform. While I assumed my most statuesque pilgrim pose, intrigued onlookers formed a semicircle. Gazing into the small crowd, I recalled standing on my grammar school stage as cowgirl No. 12 on opening night of Oklahoma! and peering with awe and fear at the sea of parents’ faces in the school auditorium. Like then, there was no turning back. In my bronze pilgrim hand, I held a large hollowed-out book, also painted bronze, filled with bright blue paper fortunes. A little boy, urged by his father, stepped into the semicircle, shyly approached my platform, and cautiously inserted a dollar into my tip column. Recalling the grace of the marble WaterFire statues, I smoothly opened the book, retrieved a fortune, and placed it gently into his little hand. He gasped and stared into my face, wide-eyed, his expression an endearing blend of joy, wonder, and disbelief; the statue had moved! He ran to his father, clutching the scroll like a prize. I resumed my pose, locked eyes with the boy’s father, and winked. The man exploded with laughter. I was hooked. That afternoon I handed out countless more scrolls to other shy kids, curious adults, and bemused tourists. I ignored the rivulets of sweat that tickled my

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captain steamboats and can never look at the Mississippi the same way. What once looked like simple tracks through the woods revealed themselves to be complex marvels of engineering, the results of the careful designs and grueling work of a whole cadre of people who live in the woods for weeks at a time and speak in their own vocabulary of pick mattocks and McLeods (both tools), of French drains (gravel sluices for managing water in moderately wet spots) and Griphoists (hand-powered cable ratchets) and corduroy (a stopgap measure of laying down a bunch of logs to give hikers a dry place to step when the mud is too overwhelming). The most iconic trails have become such fundamental parts of their home parks that they can seem like natural features, part of the patrimony of the park alongside waterfalls or vistas. The best

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The 2009 face-lift of South Kaibab Trail was part of the Grand Canyon’s biggest trail reconstruction project since the 1960s.

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trails, woven gracefully into the landscape, don’t feel built at all—the carefully constructed steps and drains seem as though they’ve always existed. And many have existed quite a long time: Angels Landing was cut into the rock of Zion in 1926; the Wonderland Trail, finished in 1915; the John Muir Trail, begun the same year. During the era of the Civilian Conservation Corps, a golden age of trail building, crews built more than 28,000 miles of trails, nearly the length of 13 Appalachian Trails laid end to end. It took us some time to get the hang of hiking trails. Surprisingly, the National Park Service was 17 years old when, in 1933, the U.S. Forest Service’s annual report first listed “hiking” as a possible recreational usage for the parks. Especially in the East, a lot of early hiking trails, built by outing clubs such as the “Fresh Air Club” in New York City, ran straight up mountainsides to the nearest view, with nary a meander or switchback in sight. They were magnets for severe erosion and only accessible to people who were up for steep scrambles. Lightly on the Land, a leading guidebook for trail builders, describes the change after a former president of the Appalachian Mountain Club began to import techniques he’d learned in the West, where more gradual trails designed to accommodate pack animals were also more inviting to people: “His trails hugged the contours of the land and rose gradually up the slopes. He removed rocks, smoothed the tread, and built stone cairns to show the way. The work was done so meticulously that some of the trails are still in use today.” The general method is, too. Today, trail crews working on public lands learn that their main job is to manage two stubborn forces: keeping water off the trail and keeping people on it, thus reducing hikers’ impact to a thin ribbon of tread rather than a whole trampled, eroded forest. Rock and wood structures are good for this, and so is laboriously grading the trail. Cutting trails into a hill sideways makes it easier to get down to firm mineral soil and to find find places for water to run off (Lightly ( on the Land suggests that, if it’s not currently raining, you can roll an orange down your trail’s tread to make sure water will flow the way you want it to). Trail builders strive to make their work invisible. You’ve succeeded if the path is dry and inviting, and no one pays attention to the drainage structures or retaining walls that keep it that way. And though helicopters and ATVs and mules sometimes help drop off supplies, often you’re more or less on your own for work whose CONTINUED ON PAGE 77

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* castillo de san marcos national monument, florida The oldest masonry fort in the continental U.S. was completed in 1695 by the Spanish using coquina, a sedimentary rock made almost entirely of seashells.

* vanderbilt mansion national historic site, new york Its Beaux-Arts architecture is a premier example of Gilded Age opulence, but the sweeping views of New York’s Hudson Valley are equally indulgent. The mansion comes to life at Christmas, while summer is ideal for ambling through the acres of lavish gardens.

* first ladies national historic site, ohio Tucked into the childhood home of Ida Saxton McKinley, the museum is the country’s most complete tribute to presidential spouses, from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama.

* touro synagogue national historic site, rhode island The oldest synagogue in the country was born from a classic American tale: The congregation was founded in 1658 by descendants of Jewish families who fled the Spanish and Portuguese inquisitions, crossed the Atlantic to Barbados, and eventually found freedom from persecution

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* salmon cascades, olympic national park, washington Late every summer, resplendent coho salmon race up the Sol Duc River to spawn their young. Watch the drama in real time as they writhe and flip their way up these tempestuous falls.

* various falls, shenandoah national park, virginia The 93-foot Overall Run waterfall and the cliff-jumpable White Oak Falls may compete for most dramatic feature, but venture past both on the Cedar Run Trail for a secluded natural water slide. Plan to go at the height of summer: The water can be cool.

* little niagara, chickasaw national recreation area, oklahoma The frigid, spring-fed waters of Travertine Creek spill over short falls that are perfect for young swimmers and adventurous teens alike.

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CALF CREEK FALLS, FALLS at grand staircase-escalante national monument in Utah, was used as an actual calf pen in the 19th century. Today it offers visitors a verdant break from the surrounding hectares of sandstone. Crowds tend to gather at the swimming hole beneath the lower falls, so make the mile-long scramble to the upper falls for a more secluded view. (For total isolation, venture to our cover location by following the park's Coyote Gulch to Jacob Hamblin Arch.)

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MOUNTAINS

* guadalupe mountains national park, texas Fear not for El Capitan, which rises like a Stetson from the Chihuahuan Desert. Though daunting at first glance, the path to the top “is difficult but not beyond the ability of any twolegged American, aged 8 to 80, in normal health,” wrote famed Western writer Edward Abbey in Beyond

the Wall. Once at the summit, revel in the fact that you’re standing atop a 280-millionyear-old limestone barrier reef.

* capulin volcano national monument, new mexico From this 8,182-foot peak, take in panoramic vistas of four states and more than 100 smaller volcanoes. Don’t worry: They’ve been dormant for at least 30,000 years.

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CAVES

* painted cave, channel islands national park, california Kayak through one of the largest and deepest sea caves in the world, which gets its name from the radiant lichens and algae decorating the entrance.

* oregon caves national monument and preserve, oregon In the fall of 1874, while tracking a bear in the Siskiyou Mountains, Elijah Davidson inadvertently discovered what came to be known the “Marble Halls of Oregon,” unique because cave systems are typically carved from limestone or dolomite.

* gila cliff dwellings national monument, new mexico For thousands of years, nomadic people huddled in caves perched alongside the Gila River for temporary shelter. The Mogollon people made a permanent home there in the 1200s, creating striking cliffside dwellings that endure despite the harsh desert climate.

* russell cave national monument, alabama An important refuge for the winter survival of American Indian tribes for more than 10,000 years, the cave provides one of the most thorough archaeological records of prehistoric culture in the southeastern U.S.

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* Channel Islands National Park

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BREAK OUT of the tech bubble and cross the Golden Gate Bridge to muir woods national monument, where you start in a stand of monument coast redwoods, and then make your way down to Muir Beach. Between December and May, be on the lookout for gray whales.

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* endless wall trail, new river gorge national river, west virginia Trek through hemlocks and rhododendron thickets to reach Diamond Point, nearly 1,000 feet above the river, and listen for the whitewater raging far below. Then, book a raft tour for an upclose encounter.

* oakridge trail, congaree national park, south carolina This lesser-trod trail offers the chance to take in majestic old-growth trees in solitude—as long as you don’t count the armadillos, wild hogs, skinks, skunks, southern flying squirrels, alligators, and bobcats. Be sure to check the “Mosquito Meter” for more potential companions: It ranges from “all clear” to “war zone.”

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left the trailhead in the early afternoon and followed a narrow red-dust trail out across the scrubby, tall grass of the open mesa. According to the signpost at the edge of the parking lot, it was 2.5 miles to the canyon rim. It was one of those odd, in-between April days: hot when the wind paused, and cold when it didn’t. Gray skies, but still bright enough to force my eyes into a squint. I pulled my sunglasses off, then put them on again as I walked. Rolled up my sleeves, then rolled them down again. The dry powder of the trail was stirred up in bursts as I passed, and it settled in a fine coating over the mesh of my trail runners. Though there were plenty of other visitors in Canyonlands National Park that day, I was hoping I would see no other hikers on this trail. I had hiked it twice before, and I’d always had it to myself. It was tucked away from the busier, shorter routes that led to big over-the-rim views. I was raised as a pure-blooded city kid, splitting time between my mom’s attic apartment and my dad’s narrow townhouse in Ottawa, Canada, riding the bus or hailing cabs home from bars I’d

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MY MOM HAD DIED not quite nine months earlier. It was sudden, and yet not. An out-of-the-blue, catastrophic stroke in a restaurant on a Friday night—that part was near instantaneous. But the week she spent in the intensive care unit while I flew across the country to join the rest of my family, while we waited on brain-activity test results, while we listened to the steady beeping and whirring of the machines that kept her breathing, while we gathered ourselves to make the decision to turn those machines off—that part felt

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snuck into underage, and hanging out in coffee shops and malls. When I graduated from college, I had only ever gone camping three times. I didn’t make my first awkward forays into the wilderness until my mid-to-late 20s, and when I did, I generally did so by myself. After I moved to Canada’s northern Yukon Territory seven years

ago, intending to shed my urban upbringing and learn to handle myself in the outdoors, I had to break that habit of solitude. The Yukon’s backcountry was too wild, too empty (and simultaneously too full of grizzly bears) for a sensible novice to wander around unaccompanied. But I still cherish the chance to hit the trail solo when I can get it. It’s a greedy feeling: I love to look out over a landscape and lay claim to it all for myself. In this case, though, I wanted privacy for a more precise reason: I was here to scatter a small portion of my mother’s ashes.

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much, much longer. We let her go on July 24, 2015. She was only 60. I’d known right away that I wanted to do something private, something personal, to remember her. The two of us had lived alone together from when I was 7 to when I left for college at 19, sometimes acting more like roommates than mother and child— ordering delivery pizza on Friday evenings; staying up too late talking on school nights; watching the Olympics on TV and giggling about the male athletes’ physiques—and I wanted to honor that closeness. She and my stepfather had purchased burial plots in a city I’d never lived in and rarely visited; I suspected her gravesite there wouldn’t mean much to me. I’d asked my stepdad if I could have a portion of her ashes to scatter myself, at a location of my choosing, and he’d agreed easily. After the burial, the funeral director handed me a small velvet drawstring bag and a letter from the funeral home, certifying that I had a right to carry these particular human remains around with me. The question, then, was where to scatter them. I thought about my home, in the Yukon Territory: There was a beautiful wild river that ran right through town, and I could visit it any time I wanted. But my mom had only been there twice, and it was a place where I had built a life apart from her—somehow that didn’t feel right to me. There was a man-made, murky canal that ran through the neighborhood where I’d grown up, back in Ottawa—but then, both of us had long since moved on from our lives there together.

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I considered a hiking trail near Phoenix, where my mom and stepdad had spent their recent winters. She loved the Southwest desert landscapes, the alien cactuses, the hot, dry sun. She had discovered and embraced hiking in Arizona during the same years that I had been finding my footing in the Yukon wilderness. But I didn’t know much about the trail’s legal status, and I worried that someday I’d come back to visit and find towering condos or a gated golf community built over top of it. I knew I wanted someplace wild, or at least wild enough, something that couldn’t or wouldn’t be fenced off or paved over. A body of moving water. An alpine meadow. A cliff edge. That got me thinking about national parks. They’re unique in their permanence. They have a sense of stability, a promise to

endure, shared by few other places in America today, wild or urban. Nothing is ever completely certain, of course—my mom’s stroke had taught me that. But if I scattered her ashes in a national park, I figured I would have the best odds of being able to keep coming back to visit her for the rest of my life. For a while I leaned toward the Grand Canyon, which she’d seen and loved. In the end I picked Canyonlands for me, not for her— she’d never been to Utah, although she’d wanted to go, and we had talked about road-tripping there together some year during my

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THE TRAIL SOON LEFT the grassy, wide-open space behind and wound through a slickrock maze, the way marked by rock cairns, before dropping down below the rim. After a few twists and turns, I stopped at a point where the trail ran alongside a long, sheer drop. Mesa Arch Off to my left, I could see nothing but canyon country: corrugated red rock to the horizon. On my right, the trail tucked into a broad horseshoe fold in the cliff face. If I kept going, I supposed I would switchback down that fold until I reached the valley floor. The wind was blowing against my back as I stood near the edge and looked out; that was good. I wanted no mishaps with windblown ash flying back at me today. It seemed like there ought to be some ceremony to the event, so I picked a skinny red desert flower and tossed it in the air. Caught up by the wind, it drifted along the cliff edge at eye level for a long moment before dropping away, out of sight. I pulled the small, maroon velvet drawstring bag out of my backpack. Inside it was a smaller Ziploc baggie, filled with a fine gray dust that shimmered, faintly metallic, in the light. I walked as close to the drop-off as I dared and waited for the wind to pick up strength. As I wondered how best to get the ashes out of the bag, I had a vision of accidentally tossing the baggie with the ashes still in it, littering the park with plastic in my attempt to honor my mother. (Something I hadn’t expected about grief and grieving: how many moments of unexpected comedy it forced you into. The little things seemed funnier when everything else was sad.) Finally I held the bag out straight in front of me and jerked my arm up and forward, squeezing slightly with my fist. The ashes came out in a puff—once, twice, three times. Like the flower, each burst of dust swirled on the currents in front of me before vanishing. Soon, sooner than I’d expected, the bag was empty and the ashes were gone. I tucked the baggie and the velvet bag back into my backpack and sat down on a large rock nearby. I had expected to cry—I’d expected this moment to be wrenchingly sad—but I felt calm. I was satisfied with what I’d done. I had cried my tears and said my goodbyes, over and over again: on the long sequence of flights home, during the days spent lingering at the hospital, in the minutes when we waited at the bedside for her life to run its course, at the funeral and in the weeks and months afterward. This, today, wasn’t another goodbye. It was a promise to return. Eva Holland lives in Canada’s Yukon Territory. She has written for Pacific Standard, AFAR, and Smithsonian Magazine.

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 61 whole point is being in the middle of nowhere: just some very dirty, sweaty people depending on mechanical advantage and their own strength. In Virginia that summer, a steep section of our reroute demanded a staircase for comfortable walking. With no access to lumber, we needed to make it out of local rocks. Unfortunately, there were none large enough nearby, so we quarried 400-plus-pound boulders—two dozen of them—on a high hillside, wrapped them in webbing, and belayed them down the mountain on a cable strung between trees. Then we maneuvered the rocks into place and set them into deep holes, so they rested on top like scoops of ice cream in a cone. We did it all with simple tools we’d packed in ourselves, and when we were done we ran up and down, up and down, up and down the staircase, and not a single rock wobbled. Sure, I didn’t shower for a month, but it’s still probably the most satisfying work I’ve ever done. After college, I signed up to teach high school kids to build trails. In the Catskills, at training, trail builders with decades of experience showed us a photo slideshow of their best works, often trails built or cut into foreboding cliff sides that most people would despair of

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THE DUQUESNE INCLINE For the best views of the city, scale Mount Washington inside an 18-passenger cable car, running since 1877.

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Every day is a beautiful day in the neighborhood at the Heinz History Center in the Strip District. The Smithsonian affiliate, which presents compelling stories from Pittsburgh’s past two centuries, unveiled a Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood installation last year. Highlights include King Friday XIII’s castle, the Great Oak Tree, and a life-size figure of Fred Rogers (a native son) sitting in his living room. On the second and third floors, the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum displays memorabilia significant to the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, and others. Carnegie Science Center Climb the 21-foot “Zero-G” wall in SpacePlace and try to complete simple tasks without the aid of gravity. Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Unearth the wonders of bugs and botany in the Butterfly Forest and Children’s Discovery Garden. Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh Kids learn how to throw clay on a pottery wheel in the multimedia studio.

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Unwind in these greenfilled oases Mellon Square This tranquil escape in the heart of the downtown corridor was the first garden plaza ever built atop a parking garage. Frick Park The city’s largest expanse, at 644 acres, is also its youngest— not quite 90 years old. Coming this year: a cutting-edge environmental center. Schenley Plaza Once an asphalt eyesore, this five-acre green space features a carousel, dining kiosks, entertainment programs, and more.

NATIONAL AVIARY Come face-tobeak with African penguins, feed a pair of flamingos, snap a photo with a bird of prey, and even pet a baby sloth.

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If Pittsburgh was personified, the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers would be its arteries. And after serving as the City of Bridges’ lifeblood for 200 years, the waterfront is receiving a face-lift. New pedestrian-friendly promenades, urban trails, and entertainment districts are replacing dilapidated parking lots and forgotten stretches along a 13-mile interconnected riverfront system known as Three Rivers Park. Completed projects include the North Shore Riverfront Park and Trail, popular among joggers and cyclists; the Monongahela Wharf Landing; and the 2013 renovation of Point State Park.

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CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF NATUR AL HISTORY Go behind the lens of Nat Geo’s most captivating images in 50 Greatest Photographs.

Glimpse Contemporary Art All throughout PGH, once-abandoned warehouses and industrial spaces have taken on new life as innovative art galleries and esteemed museums. A few of our faves? The nonprofit Society for Contemporary Craft, the seven-story Andy Warhol Museum (more on it to the right), and the avant-garde Mattress Factory in the Central Northside neighborhood. A Stearns & Foster showroom until the 1960s, the Mattress Factory houses room-sized contemporary installations created by artists in residence. It’s art you can literally get into. Art-filled stays all aesthetes will appreciate

ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM Pop into one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world, home to thousands of the Pittsburgh native’s works.

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There’s no better way to cool off from the hot desert sun than with a refreshing cocktail, and Hard Rock Cafe has you covered. The iconic music restaurant brand is introducing several new summery libations to its Nevada menus this month. Stop into Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas Strip, Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas Paradise, or Hard Rock Cafe Lake Tahoe to try our favorite,

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acclaimed Bam-Boozled Shakes are infused with—you guessed it—alcohol and topped with sweet treats like mini doughnuts, candy bars, and cookies. We like the Campfire S’mores shake: Smirnoff marshmallow vodka, chocolate sauce, vanilla ice cream, and graham cracker crumble, all topped with a s’mores sandwich. Head next to Beer Park, Vegas’ first rooftop bar and grill. Having opened earlier this year on the rooftop deck of the Paris Las Vegas, Beer Park is the perfect spot to enjoy a cold one (there are more than 100 beers on the menu). Sports fans will rejoice over the dozens of high-def televisions hanging throughout the space; even in the middle of the college football season, there isn’t a bad seat in the house.

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Sin City is home to all things flashy and fun, and even the most elegant establishments keep with

this theme. Patrons of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House Las Vegas are treated to dinner and a show, courtesy of the restaurant’s James Bond wine table. After gobbling up a generous cut of meat, watch the unassuming table open and unfold to reveal 18 custom wine bottles, each hand etched with scenes from classic Bond fi lms. The table, valued at more than $1 million, seems straight out of 007 headquarters. For a more casual meal that’s just as tasty, visit local favorite Carson Kitchen. The American gastro-lounge is designed in a style similar to your fashionable friend’s loft. Built with repurposed wood and steel materials, the dining room feels homey, yet modern. The best part? Every dish on the menu is under $20, so you can indulge regardless of your luck at the casino.

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Las Vegas entertainment has come a long way since the days of feathered and diamond-encrusted showgirls. The Strip is now home to some of the best musical and comedic acts in the world. Grammy Award–winners Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, and Lionel Richie all have headlining residencies inside The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

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this summer and fall. The modestly sized theater provides fans with intimate performances, but these are no small-scale productions. The AXIS features one of the largest indoor video and projection installations in the world, and the artistin-residence shows are designed and produced exclusively for the Vegas venue. Whether you’ve been to dozens of Britney, JLo, and Lionel concerts, or it’s your first time seeing one of them perform, these shows pack an incomparable punch. If you’re looking to laugh out loud and gasp in astonishment, seeing comedic magicians Penn & Teller is an obvious choice. The duo has been performing at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for 15 years, making them the longestrunning headliners to perform at the same Vegas venue. From tricks as seemingly simple as hiding a ball in a cup to as dangerous as firing

bullets into each others’ teeth, Penn & Teller have redefined the genre of magic and have invented their own distinct niche in comedy. Continue laughing at The D Las Vegas, where hilarious relationshipthemed shows by Ivory Star Productions, Marriage Can Be Murder and Defending the Caveman, will have you giving your spouse a playful side-eye. Marriage Can Be Murder Murder, Las Vegas’ No. 1 dinner show for the last 16 years, is a comedic murder mystery where actors are secretly planted among unsuspecting guests. Defending the Caveman, a one-man shtick about the ups and downs of relationships, is Vegas’ longest-running Broadway show. Comedian and actor Kevin Burke has given more than 3,800 performances since 2003, and it gets better every time. We want to know: Have you ever seen the rain? Or rather, have you

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VEER OFF: HENDERSON Located less than 20 minutes from the center of Las Vegas, the city of Henderson makes a great add-on to any Sin City trip. Tim Brooks, chairman of Henderson’s cultural arts and tourism commission, provides recommendations for your next visit.

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“For a great dining experience, I choose Larsen’s Grill. The service is excellent and their outdoor patio makes for a great meeting spot. My favorite dish is the Chilean sea bass, hands down.”

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When it comes to hosting the ultimate girls’ trip (think bachelorette parties, birthday bashes, or just a weekend getaway) there’s no place quite like Vegas. And the first step to the perfect girls’ night out is booking a blowout at Drybar. The national blowout brand’s flagship shop is located on Las Vegas Boulevard in the Miracle Mile Shops. The 2,797-square-foot shop, which opened July 1, not only features 20 styling chairs (the brand’s largest footprint to date), but also a DJ, full cocktail bar, and photo booth, making it the ultimate pre-party destination. Topgolf Las Vegas

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Find an outfit to wear for the night—or better yet, outfits for the entire week—at Fashion Show and Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian & The Palazzo. Located kitty-corner from each other on the Strip, the two malls boast nearly 3 million square feet of retail space, 350 stores and boutiques, and 45 dining options between them. The stores range from Barneys New York to Forever 21; there is something for everyone. Be sure to check out Pinto Ranch, in particular: This rustic spot’s extensive collection of handmade cowboy boots and fine Western wear will have you channeling Las Vegas’ Wild West roots. And there’s no need to worry about how you’ll get your haul back home with you—Pinto Ranch sells quality luggage, as well. For a group of guys looking for a good time—and a little competition—look no further than Topgolf Las Vegas. This four-level entertainment complex features interactive golf games, an intimate concert venue, five bars, two pools, and breathtaking views of the Strip. It’s not your regular round of golf, either:

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room rates. “People come to Vegas to escape and have a fun time,” says general manager Paul Hobson. “No matter who you are, every guest at Stratosphere can have an incredible experience at an undeniable value.” Those seeking a quieter, more upscale stay will be at home at Green Valley Ranch Resort, just minutes outside the city limits in nearby Henderson. Exciting things are happening at the resort this summer: The guest rooms and lobby are being renovated, and two new restaurants—some of the area’s best—have just opened. Guests will enjoy a number of on-site programs, including a weekly movie series, silent Savasana yoga, and live music. Plus, with poolside dining service, comfy lounge chairs, and a sand-bottom pool, Green Valley Ranch’s eight-acre backyard is one of the best places in town to beat the heat. Love Vegas so much that you never want to leave? You shouldn’t have to … and you don’t. Make yourself a permanent fi xture in Las Vegas Valley and purchase a home through William Lyon Homes. The real estate developers have built several neighborhoods in Greater Las Vegas; the Mountain Falls communities, located about 60 miles west of Vegas in Pahrump, are a popular destination to own a second home or retire to. The city is very close and accessible, but far enough away to have your own space—and lots of it.

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Located in the former headquarters of the Nevada-California-Oregon Railway, The Depot Craft Brewery Distillery was Nevada’s first combined brewery and distillery. They do right by their state by making award-winning drinks with local crops; their Silver Corn Whiskey is double-distilled with Nevadagrown corn for a flavorful spirit that finishes clean. One whiskey with a shot of history, coming up.

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Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is a nationally recognized law firm with offices across the country. Shareholder Mike Rounds, who specializes in litigation and intellectual property cases in the U.S., is based in Reno and gives us the inside scoop. Q: How is Brownstein different from other firms you’ve worked at? A: I had my own niche practice before I merged with Brownstein. I now work with more than 250 attorneys in different cities. I like the diversity, but above all, I like the people I work with. Smart, professional, no big egos—my kind of place.

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Made up largely of cars from Bill Harrah’s famous collection, the National Automobile Museum sets the standard for auto museums worldwide. With exhibits like Celebrity Autos (featuring cars from the likes of Elvis Presley and JFK) and Rovers: Exploring the Moon, Mars, and Beyond, there is something for every gearhead.

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Q: What have you learned from practicing law in Reno? A: To make friends with fear, to listen closely to the judge’s questions, and to stay humble. Q: What is your favorite thing about Reno? A: Snow and water skiing, mountain biking, hiking, climbing, fishing, hunting … every type of outdoor activity is at your doorstep. Q: What’s the No. 1 spot you’d recommend visitors check out? A: The Truckee River. It’s finally flowing again! It’s so great to see that after the drought.

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Consistently voted one of the most beautiful places in the country, Tahoe boasts a glistening lake and towering trees that will transport you to a state of ultimate zen. There must be something wonderful in the water. If you appreciate both outdoor exploration and a good pint, the North Lake Tahoe Ale Trail is for you. The destination has put together an interactive map that lists all types of trails you can take. Whether you want to bike down a mountain, hike through a meadow, or paddleboard by Tahoe’s East Shore, there is a trail for you—and they all end at a bar serving craft

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For a meal that’s as quick and affordable as it is tasty, head to Neighborhood Burgers. Although it’s less than a year old, the joint has already become an integral part of the Tahoe dining scene. Each burger is custom served and the ingredients are locally sourced.

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While known primarily as a ski destination, Lake Tahoe’s Heavenly Mountain Resort is just as fun in the summer. That’s especially true this summer, due to the June debut of Epic Discovery, an unlimited all-day pass for on-mountain adventures. Shout and laugh your way through the zip line canopy tour, alpine coaster, and a black bear ropes course.

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Connect with the heart of nature by staying in a cabin at Zephyr Cove Resort, located right on Lake Tahoe’s shoreline. The cabins are equipped with HBO, Wi-Fi, and a view to knock your socks off. The Zephyr Cove Marina is home to a pair of marvelous paddle wheelers: the M.S. Dixie II, which offers daytime sightseeing cruises and evening dinner cruises around the South Shore, and the Tahoe Queen, a Mississippi-River style boat currently undergoing renovations.

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Join the Eastern States Exposition as it celebrates its 100th anniversary with 17 fun-filled days of The Big E, otherwise known as “New England’s Great State Fair.” Ride bumper cars, see the circus, and even chat with a few A-listers—well, their celebrity impersonators. In exchange for a Hamilton, you can secure a spot on a float during one of the daily Mardi Gras parades. If you get hungry, take your pick of Mexican, Chinese, Greek, Latin, German, Polish, and Italian fare. We recommend finishing with The Big E’s signature dessert: the cream puff. Unfortunately, the 600-pound butter sculpture isn’t for snacking on. thebige.com july 2016 southwest 121

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The second annual Trucktoberfest celebrates the influx of new area breweries by pairing said suds with a smorgasbord of the city’s most enjoyable food truck offerings. Despite the name, there’s no real German theme, but the eclectic and hyperlocal offerings make up for it. Don’t know where to start? Order Elysian Brewing’s “extremely drinkable” The Immortal IPA with buffalo chicken tenders from Ezell’s Famous Chicken. Live music and lawn games add to the atmosphere at Marymoor Park, and be sure to stick around for the Mr. and Miss Trucktoberfest costume contest. mobilefoodrodeo. com/trucktoberfest-marymoor/ SEPTEMBER 16–18 JEKYLL ISLAND, GEORGIA

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Set the Cruise Control It’s time to tear the cover off that hot rod and take ’er out for a spin. Cruisin’ the Coast offers the perfect opportunity for antique and classic car owners to do just that. (The annual event has been called “America’s Largest Block Party.”) A 30-mile stretch of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, from Ocean Springs to Bay St. Louis, will have six designated stops for registered participants. Every CTC site will have various activities scheduled each day, allowing cruisers to pick and choose their route along the coast. Hey, the sock hop, car auction, and autocross might just be worth turning the car around. And don’t forget to throw your name in the raffle for this year’s car giveaway: a 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible. cruisinthecoast.com OCTOBER 6–NOVEMBER 6 PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND

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The Wetlands Trail at the Roger Williams Park Zoo will be illuminated by the glow of more than 5,000 pumpkins this Halloween season. The 2016 Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular will feature more than 100 jaw-dropping, masterfully carved gourds. You might spot Spider-Man, Dorothy and Toto on the yellow brick road, or the smiling faces of The Beatles. As you stroll down the trail, listen for the chuckling music emitted by the Laughing Tree, a crowd favorite that’s bedecked with hundreds of pumpkins. One of this year’s highlights, titled “American Treasures,” features a celebration of U.S. history and culture through the lens of commemorative postage stamps. Artists will recreate the tiny pieces of art on their illuminated orange canvases. rwpzoo.org/ jack-o-lantern-spectacular

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Investing in the future While working in corporate America, David Willis witnessed the uncertainty that comes with being an employee instead of an owner, particularly in the banking segment. He says “I was looking for a financial investment that could provide ongoing income to sustain our family for the long haul.” As a result, David chose to purchase real estate and build an all-new location with support from Kiddie Academy’s Real Estate and Construction teams. With prior business experience working for brands such as GE and Bank of America, David did a great deal of research before deciding to open his Kiddie Academy of Charlotte – Blakeney in August, 2011. He knew the market, believed in the Kiddie Academy concept, and most importantly, understood what children and parents need from a childcare center. His customer-centric approach has distinguished his Kiddie Academy in the market.

For David Willis, building a new Kiddie Academy location helped him to reach both a personal and professional goal. “Finding childcare for my two children certainly spurred me to consider opening my own business. My wife and I couldn’t find the educational experience we wanted for our own children, so we saw opening our Kiddie Academy as an investment in our children’s future as well as a business venture.” Over the last several years David and his academy have won several awards, including Community Leadership, Sales and Customer Service, Best Practices: Character Education, Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum, Health and Fitness and Technology Education.

Learn about Kiddie Academy at www.FranchiseKA.com or by calling 410-777-5352.

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Products and Services

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THANKS FOR FLYING Tony Roach, Marketing & Loyalty Rapid Rewards®: Any trip, any day. Get unlimited reward seats with no blackout dates. (All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply. Benefits apply to points transactions.) Southwest.com/jet

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Spotlight

DREAM TEAM

Heroes of the Heart Award

Congratulations to the Diversity and Inclusion Team For 23 years, Southwest Airlines has celebrated a hardworking, behind-the-scenes Team with the annual Heroes of the Heart Award. This year’s honor, unveiled at our Dallas Headquarters, was given to our well-deserving Diversity and Inclusion Team. Southwest has always had a proud tradition of diversity and inclusion. Our journey includes both Colleen Barrett, the first female president of any major U.S. airline, and Lou Freeman, the first black chief pilot of any major U.S. airline. We continue to build on this strong foundation, and it was an honor to celebrate the Team spearheading these efforts. Our Diversity and Inclusion Department is a small but mighty group who works tirelessly to further cultivate a spirit of inclusion at Southwest and to champion a diverse workforce where everyone feels welcomed and appreciated.

Even as Southwest grows and evolves, our People remain our biggest strength. This Team understands that in order for this focus on our People to continue to be successful, we must weave diversity and inclusion into the fabric of everything we do. They strive to promote a 360-degree approach to inclusion— one that involves our Employees, our Customers, our suppliers, and the diverse communities we serve. The Diversity and Inclusion Team fosters opportunities for our Employees to celebrate cultural milestones and embrace the unique perspective each person brings to the table. They certainly stay busy year-round, hosting an ongoing dialogue series; putting on an annual, award-winning diversity summit; and leading the Company’s Diversity Council, which is made up of dedicated Employees from throughout the system. With this Team’s efforts, Employees are increasing their dialogue around diversity and striving to promote a culture of inclusion, both in their work locations and in the way we show Hospitality to our Customers. We cherish the work they do for Southwest’s Employees and Customers, and it is an honor to recognize the Diversity and Inclusion Team with this year’s Heroes of the Heart Award! —Amy Thornton

PHOTOGRAPHY BY CLINT WALKER

The Diversity and Inclusion Team (L-R): Melinda Nelson, Elena Duron, Ellen Torbert, and Liji Thomas

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Flight Service

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

Inflight Entertainment

Flight Service

Inflight Entertainment

Permitted Pueden usarse dentro del avión

Permitted

Wifi

Always Permitted

Never Permitted

Smart Phones

Pacemakers

Two-Way Radios

Tablets or E-readers

Hearing Aids

Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices

Small portable electronic devices (PEDs) such as tablets, e-readers, and smartphones weighing less than Wifi Entertainment 2 poundsInflight may be used in AIRPLANE Inflight Entertainment 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 Wifi in clothing or a seatback pocket. Devices andWifiaccessories may not block Movies 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 Movies landing. It is recommended that laptops be placed in a case when stowed Messaging Movies 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 Messaging headphones for all audio and video. Siempre puedes usar dispositivos elecInflight Entertainment trónicos portátiles y pequeños (PEDs) Messaging TV tales como tabletas, lectores electrónicos y teléfonos inteligentes que pesen menos de 2 libras TV en modo AVIÓN en los vuelos domésticos, excepto si un

Movies

Messaging

Laptop Computers

TV

Wifi

Inflight Entertainment

TV

NFL Redzone

Smart Phones

Movies

Audio Players Reproductores Two-Way Radios de audio

Pacemakers

Tablets or Smartphones Tablets orPacemakers E-readers E-readers (in (in AIRPLANE AIRPLANE mode) mode) Tabletas o lectoTeléfonos Tablets or E-readers Hearing Aids res electrónicos inteligentes (en modo AVIÓN) (en modo AVIÓN) Flight Service

Tablets or E-readers

Satellite Radio Radio por satélite

Hearing Aids Radios Two-Way

Smart Phones

Electronic Cigarettes and

DVD/CD Players Reproductores de DVD/CD

Smoking Devices Video Camcorders Videocámaras

Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices

Digital Cameras Cámaras Electronic Cigarettes and digitales Smoking Devices

Hearing Aids Laptop Computers

Bluetooth Devices Remote-Controlled Toys Dispositivos Bluetooth

GPS Receivers GPS

Laptop Computers Laptop Computers Computadoras Permitted Flight Service portátiles Laptop Computers

Remote-Controlled Toys

Always Permitted

NFL Redzone

Flight Service

Smart Phones Always Permitted

Hand-Held Never Permitted Electronic Remote-Controlled Toys Games Juegos electrónicos Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers portátiles

Pacemakers

Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers

Two-Way Radios

Always Permitted Pueden usarse en todo momento dentro del avión Permitted Inflight Entertainment

Wifi

Never Permitted Flight Service

NFL Redzone

Never Permitted Electronic nerve stimulators and other implanted medical devices are also permitted. Dispositivos Inflight Entertainment de estimulación electrónica de los nerWifi Permitted viosMessaging y otros aparatos médicos implan-Tablets or E-readers Pacemakers Smart Phones Pacemakers Pacemakers Two-Way Radios tados también son permitidos. Marcapasos

Permitted

Always Permitted

Smart Phones

por la pista, durante el despegue y el aterrizaje. Se recomienda que las computadoras portátiles se guarden Always Permitted Permitted en un estuche debajo del Never 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 Never Permitted aeropuertos fuera de los EE. UU. y sus territorios. Por favor usa auriculares Pacemakers Two-Way Radios Never Permitted para cualquier sonido o video.

Miembro de la Tripulación indica lo contrario. Puedes tener un PED pequeño en la mano, llevarlo encima, en la Permitted Service Flight ropa o en un bolsillo en el respaldo Flight Service del asiento. Los dispositivos y accesorios no pueden bloquear el acceso al pasillo. Los PEDs grandes como computadoras portátiles que pesen 2 libras Permitted Always Permitted o más deben de ser guardados debajo del asiento o en los compartimentos Smart Phones Permitted Always Permitted superiores mientras el avión avanza

Remote-Controlled Toys

Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers

NFL Redzone

Flight Service

Movies

Inflight Entertainment

Hearing Aids

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Flight Service

Electronic Cigarettes and

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NFL Redzone

TV

Never Permitted

Electronic Cigarettes and Electronic Smoking Devices Watches Relojes electrónicos

Permitted

Smart Phones

Smoking Devices Laptop Computers TV Tablets or E-readers Hearing Aids We understand you may want to document your travel on Southwest Airlines. Want to photograph and/or Permitted Always Permitted record Southwest Airlines Customers or Employees? Movies Let them knowFlight first! The use of cameras and mobile Tablets or E-readers Messaging Service devices is permitted onboard to capture personal Remote-Controlled Toys events but can never interfere with the safety of a flight and should always respect others’ privacy.

Messaging

Electric Shavers Rasuradoras eléctricas Flight Service

Hearing AidsRadios Hearing Aids Two-Way Auxiliares auditivos

Flight Service

Wifi

Movies

Tablets or E-readers

Always Permitted

Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers

Pacemakers

Messaging

Pacemakers

Two-Way Radios

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

Tablets or E-readers

Remote-Controlled Toys

Hearing Aids

Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices

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Remote-Controlled Toys

Never Permitted Nunca pueden usarse dentro del avión Always TV Permitted

Never Laptop Permitted Computers

Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers

Never Permitted

Always Permitted

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

TV

Hearing Aids

Laptop Computers

Tablets or Electronic E-readers Cigarettes and Smoking Devices

Hearing Aids

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

Hearing Aids

Two-Way Radios

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

NFL Redzone Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices

Laptop Computers

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

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

RemoteControlled Toys Juguetes de control remoto

Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers

CREW INTERFERENCE Federal law prohibits any Passenger from assaulting, threatening, or intimidating a Crew Member or interfering with a Crew Member’s duties. La ley federal prohíbe que los pasajeros ataquen, amenacen o intimiden a los Miembros de la Tripulación o que interfieran con los deberes de un Miembro de la Tripulación. DISABILITY ASSISTANCE Southwest Airlines offers assistance to Customers with disabilities upon request. Southwest Airlines siempre ofrece asistencia para sus Clientes con discapacidades que así lo soliciten. ELECTRONIC DEVICES Cellphones and pagers may be used at the gate and after landing. Los teléfonos y localizadores pueden ser usados en la puerta y después de aterrizar. CARRYON BAGGAGE Customers are limited to one (1) bag per person, plus one (1) additional personal item. El límite es de una (1) maleta por persona y un (1) artículo personal. LOST AN ITEM ONBOARD A FLIGHT? Visit the Customer Service page on Southwest.com to report a lost item. Visita la página de Servicio al Cliente en Southwest.com para reportar un objeto perdido. PETS All pets must stay inside their carriers and under the seat for the duration of the flight. Todas las mascotas deben permanecer dentro de sus jaulas y debajo del asiento durante todo el vuelo. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Customers are prohibited from consuming alcoholic beverages not purchased onboard. Alcoholic beverages will not be served to anyone under the age of 21. We reserve the right to refuse the sale of alcoholic beverages to anyone. Se prohíbe que los Clientes consuman bebidas alcohólicas si no fueron compradas a bordo. No serviremos bebidas alcohólicas a las personas menores de 21 años de edad. Nos reservamos el derecho de negar la venta de bebidas alcohólicas a cualquier persona. PERSONAL DEVICES Unapproved personal devices (e.g., Knee Defender, infant slings) may not be attached to any part of the aircraft. Dispositivos personales no aprobados (coo por ejemplo “defensores de rodillas” o mantas portabebés) no pueden sujetarse a ninguna parte de la aeronave.

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Laptop Computers

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Heart of the Community

FINE TUNES

Pat Maxwell (left) and Naomi Yaeger help provide Cornog Plaza with music.

A Change in Tempo

A Heart of the Community grant has created harmony in Cornog Plaza In historic downtown Fort Myers, on the newly transformed Cornog Plaza, Pat Maxwell and Naomi Yaeger unpack their Appalachian dulcimers and play renditions of children’s folk songs and old hymns. “This place has motion,” Pat says. “People are coming and going, but they’re also willing to stop and learn.” Naomi beams while talking about the kids who stop to try

her cardboard version of the dulcimer. “I like to work with them, to teach them a little tune,” she says. Located in the heart of Southwest Florida, Cornog Plaza was one of seven sites awarded a 2015 Southwest Airlines Heart of the Community grant. Southwest and Project for Public Spaces have teamed up to help transform public spaces into vibrant

places that connect people and strengthen communities. The plaza, which is adjacent to Fort Myers Regional Library, has become a bustling hub of activities and a place where musicians like Pat and Naomi can interact with new and old acquaintances. The grant funds allowed for the addition of new furniture, street banners, misting fans, and rocking chairs. Programs such as tai chi instruction and mural painting are available for people of all ages and abilities. “Our downtown area has come to life in recent years, and outdoor public spaces like Cornog Plaza are a big reason why,” says Becky Guttery, who brings her two sons to the plaza to enjoy the new instruments. “We can meet up to chat and play, share a snack, and take in sunshine in this beautiful outdoor space.” In the past year, Cornog Plaza and Fort Myers Regional Library have given more than 300,000 visitors the opportunity to have fun outdoors by engaging children, families, and individuals in a whole new way. Visit leegov.com/ library for more information. —Kristy Kilfoyle, Coordinator of Library Programs, Lee County Library Administration In 2014, Southwest launched the Heart of the Community program, which awards grants to create public spaces in the hearts of communities served by the airline. To date, the program has supported 18 innovative and transformative projects. To learn more, visit pps.org/Heart-of-theCommunity.

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International Travel & Beverages

Customs & 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.

Customs Declaration

FORM APPROVED OMB NO. 1651-0009

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

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

First (Given) 2 Birth date

Middle Month

Day

Year

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

(b) City

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

No

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

No No No No No

Yes

No

Yes

No

(such as touching or handling)

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

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

(see definition of monetary instruments on reverse)

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

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

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

Read the instructions on the back of this form. Space is provided to list all the items you must declare.

Signature

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.

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

Name(s)

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:

sat.gob.mx

aduanas.gob.mx

U.S. Customs Declaration Form*

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

Mexican Customs Declaration Form

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

Liquor $5

3

Customs Declaration

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.

(c) State

5 Passport issued by (country)

8 Countries visited on this

2

Cheers!

Date of birth

Day

Month

Year

Passport number

2

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

3

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

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

Ground Transport No.

Air Flight No.

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

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

Yes

• • • •

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

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

• • • •

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

Wine $5 • Hacienda Chardonnay • Carmenet Cabernet Sauvignon

$

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

Mexican Immigration Form

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

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

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

• Minute Maid® Cranberry Apple Cocktail • Minute Maid® Orange Juice • Minute Maid® Apple Juice • Community® coffee • Community® decaf instant coffee • Tea • Hot Chocolate • Noncarbonated Purified Drinking Water * Creamer available

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

Recycling

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

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Inflight Entertainment Portal

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

Connect to Southwest WiFi

1. Tap the Settings icon.

2. Tap the WiFi icon.

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

Launch the entertainment portal

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

5. Tap the Safari icon.

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

More Information: • Content and services are offered on WiFi-enabled aircraft only. We cannot guarantee that connecting flights will be WiFi-enabled. • Service on flights to/from destinations outside the contiguous U.S. may not currently be available for the entire flight. • Movies and select TV content require download of the free AirTime Player app. • Pricing information can be found on the Inflight Entertainment Portal. • In order to provide a top-notch WiFi experience, we prohibit access to certain high-bandwidth applications and websites, including Netflix, HBO Go, and VoIP. We also prohibit access to certain obscene or offensive content.

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

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

Connect to Southwest WiFi

1. Tap the Settings icon.

2. Tap the WiFi icon.

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

Launch the entertainment portal

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

5. Tap the Internet icon.

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

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

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Inflight Entertainment Portal

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

Connect to Southwest WiFi MAC

PC

1. Click the WiFi icon.

MAC

PC

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

Launch the entertainment portal

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

PC

3. Open your preferred Web browser. MAC & PC

MAC & PC

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

More Information: • Content and services are offered on WiFi-enabled aircraft

only. We cannot guarantee that connecting flights will be WiFi-enabled. • Service on flights to/from destinations outside the contiguous U.S. may not currently be available for the entire flight. • Pricing information can be found on the Inflight Entertainment Portal. • In order to provide a top-notch WiFi experience, we prohibit access to certain high-bandwidth applications and websites, including Netflix, HBO Go, and VoIP. We also prohibit access to certain obscene or offensive content. 5. Select your entertainment option and enjoy.

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

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

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Earn even faster with the Rapid Rewards Credit Card. Premier Card Exclusive Benefits: • Earn 2 points per $1 spent on Southwest Airlines® and Rapid Rewards® Hotel and Car Rental Partner purchases. • Earn 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases. • Earn bonus points after your Cardmember Anniversary. • Redeem points for international flights, cruises, hotel stays, rental cars, gift cards, and access to exclusive events. Visit Southwest.com/inflight to learn more. Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Visa Credit Cards are issued by Chase Bank USA, N.A. Accounts subject to credit approval. Restrictions and limitations apply. Offer subject to change. See Southwest.com/inflight for pricing and rewards details. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply and can be found at Southwest.com/rrterms.

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

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

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

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Terminal Maps

International Connections

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

Baltimore (BWI)

Chicago (MDW)

Denver (DEN)

Houston (HOU)

Los Angeles (LAX)

Orlando (MCO)

Domestic North Terminal and International Terminal

Main Terminal, between Concourses A and C

Main Terminal

Main Terminal

Main Terminal

Terminal 2 (International) and Terminal 1 (Domestic)

Terminal A

DOMESTIC DEPARTURES

Concourse C

Concourses A, B, and C

Concourses A and B

Concourse C

Central Concourse and West Concourse

Terminal 1

Airside 2

INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURES

Concourse C

Concourses A, B, and C

Concourses A and B

Concourse C

Central Concourse and West Concourse

Terminal 2

Airside 2

TICKET COUNTERS

INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS

RECHECK LOCATION

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

Concourse F

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

From Montego Bay: Airside 1 or 4 Concourse A

Concourse A

West Concourse

Terminal 2

Concourse A, lower level

Main Terminal

Main Terminal, lower level

Lower level outside of Customs

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

From other destinations: Airside 2

For arrivals from Montego Bay: Airsides 1 and 4

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

• Checked bags will be transferred automatically.

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

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

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

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

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Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

International Terminal

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

Lower Level

Domestic North Terminal

MARTA Station

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

Orlando International Airport (MCO)

Lower Level

Level 2

Terminal A Level 3

Main Terminal

Terminal B

International Arrivals International Arrivals

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)

International Arrivals Upper Level

Lower Level Upper Level

Upper Level Upper Level

Lower Level

West Concourse

Lower Level

Upper Level Lower Level

Main Terminal Central Concourse

Denver International Airport (DEN)

Midway International Airport (MDW) Lower Level

Main Terminal

Level 5

Level 5 Level 6

Level 6

Main Terminal

Lower Level

Level 5

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Route Map

Where We Fly PACIFIC TIME

MOUNTAIN TIME

SEATTLE/TACOMA

CENTRAL TIME

SPOKANE

PORTLAND

BOISE

MINNEAPOLIS/ ST. PAUL

GRAND RAPIDS MILWAUKEE

RENO/TAHOE

DES MOINES

SALT LAKE CITY

SACRAMENTO OAKLAND SAN FRANCISCO (SFO) SAN JOSE

CHICAGO (MIDWAY)

OMAHA INDIANAPOLIS DAYTON

DENVER KANSAS CITY

ST. LOUIS

LOUISVILLE

LAS VEGAS WICHITA BURBANK LOS ANGELES (LAX) LONG BEACH

ONTARIO

ALBUQUERQUE

ORANGE COUNTY

NASHVILLE TULSA

AMARILLO

SAN DIEGO

OKLAHOMA CITY PHOENIX

LITTLE ROCK

LUBBOCK

TUCSON

MEMPHIS

BIRMINGHAM DALLAS (LOVE FIELD)

EL PASO

MIDLAND/ODESSA

AUSTIN HOUSTON (HOBBY) SAN ANTONIO

PENSACOLA

NEW ORLEANS

CORPUS CHRISTI

HARLINGEN/SOUTH PADRE ISLAND

CABO SAN LUCAS/LOS CABOS

CANCÚ CANC ÚN PUERTO VALLARTA

You’re on Your Way

You can get to a number of other cities via Southwest destinations. Travel to Santa Fe via Albuquerque, Palm Springs via Ontario, Galveston via Houston, and more. While we fly nationwide, service between some cities/ airports is not offered. Be sure to check our flight schedule.

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EASTERN TIME ATLANTIC TIME PORTLAND MANCHESTER ROCHESTER GRAND RAPIDS

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ALBANY

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

CLEVELAND AKRON/ CANTON

BOSTON LOGAN PROVIDENCE HARTFORD/SPRINGFIELD

PHILADELPHIA

PITTSBURGH

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

COLUMBUS DAYTON

RICHMOND NORFOLK/VIRGINIA BEACH

RALEIGH/DURHAM CHARLOTTE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG

ATLANTA

PANAMA CITY BEACH

CHARLESTON

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

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