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READ: Dan Shapiro In this article, the negotiation expert demos one of the conflict-management exercises he describes on this month’s Solution page .
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70 From LUV to the Moon (and back) For this special anniversary issue, we peer into the future of a Company that’s always on the move yet stays true to its Heart.
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The key to a brighter future? First, we have to imagine it. Consider this story a call to action to rekindle the days when we couldn’t wait for whatever came next.
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While remnants of its Gold Rush beginnings remain, this capital city’s current riches stand out: abundant fresh food, vibrant arts, riverfront recreation, and more.
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CONTENTS June 2016
In Every Issue 14 16 18 20 22 28 32
Gary’s Greeting Saludos de Gary Our Star The A-List You Made Our Day Feedback From the Editor
Play 107 125 143 144 146 147 148 149 149 150 154 156 158 160
Agenda Fun! Advertiser Directory Products and Services Spotlight Flight Service Heart of the Community International Travel Beverages Inflight Entertainment Rapid Rewards Terminal Maps Route Map One Question
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Features 61 Humble Pat 70 From LUV to the Moon (and back) 72 Evolution of an Airline 74 Project Runway 76 The Originals 80 Pilots of the Future 82 The Future the Way It Used to Be 94 Your Adventure In Sacramento
OUR COVER Flight Attendant Sandra Force in 1971 and 2016 Current photograph by Justin Clemons
PHOTOGRAPHY BY CLARKE TOLTON (SUITCASES), JUSTIN CLEMONS (GIRL), AND COURTESY OF HARRY & IDA’S (SANDWICH)
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A Tradition of Excellence on Southwest as a high school senior in the 1970s. I was traveling from my hometown of San Antonio to Houston on a college recruiting trip. I was one of just three Customers onboard! And while the service was phenomenal (after all, there were three Flight Attendants), I must admit that I thought to myself, “There is no way this airline is ever going to make it.” I’m sure glad I was wrong! Of course, Southwest has not only survived but it has also evolved into arguably the most successful commercial airline in history. Last year, we celebrated
our 43rd consecutive year of profitability—a record unmatched in our industry. We’ve also remained job secure for our People, grown to carry more Passengers in the United States than any other airline, and been named to Fortune’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies for 22 years running. In 2016, we ranked seventh! Admittedly, a lot has changed in 45 years—certainly in my 30 years with this Company, and even in the last five to 10 years. We’ve evolved to meet the needs of our Customers and build a sustainable airline for the next four decades and beyond. But what strikes me the most is what hasn’t changed. In 1971, there was nothing like Southwest. Flying was for the rich and elite. But Southwest changed all that with a clear Purpose and strong conviction that an airline could offer low fares and great service. It worked. Today, we remain true to our roots. We call it Transfarency: an honest, open approach to low fares without hidden fees. After 45 years, Southwest is still a category of one. We aim to keep it that way. Thanks for coming along for the ride all these years!
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PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEPHEN KELLER
This month, Southwest Airlines celebrates 45 years of a low-fare revolution that began on June 18, 1971. It’s hard for me to imagine what it was like for our original Employees back in the early days, but my 30 years at this Company make it easy for me to understand their Purpose. It was simply to connect People to important moments in their lives through friendly, reliable, and low-cost air travel. Remarkably, our Purpose is the same today as it was on day one. Looking back, I’m reminded of my very first flight, which happened to be
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Una Tradición de Excelencia era estudiante de preparatoria y estaba haciendo un viaje de reclutamiento de la universidad, volando desde mi ciudad natal, San Antonio, a Houston ¡y era uno de los únicos tres pasajeros a bordo! Si bien el servicio era fenomenal (después de todo, había tres Sobrecargos), debo admitir que pensé para mis adentros: “No hay modo de que esta aerolínea lo vaya a lograr”. Naturalmente, ¡estoy feliz de haber estado equivocado! Por supuesto, Southwest Airlines no solo ha sobrevivido, sino que incluso podría decirse que se ha convertido en la aerolínea comercial con más éxito. El año pasado celebramos 43 años
consecutivos de rentabilidad, lo cual es un récord sin igual en nuestra industria. También hemos ofrecido estabilidad para nuestro Empleados, y hemos crecido hasta convertirnos en la aerolínea que más Pasajeros transporta en los Estados Unidos. En 2016 ocupamos el séptimo lugar en la lista de las Compañías Más Admiradas de Fortune, donde hemos figurado durante 22 años. Es cierto que mucho ha cambiado en 45 años, desde luego que en mis 30 años con esta Compañía e incluso en los últimos cinco a 10 años. Hemos evolucionado para satisfacer las necesidades de nuestros Clientes y construir una aerolínea sostenible para las siguientes cuatro décadas y más. Pero lo que más me sorprende es lo que no ha cambiado. En 1971 no había nada como Southwest. Volar estaba reservado para los ricos y la élite. Pero Southwest cambió todo eso con un Propósito claro y una fuerte convicción de que una aerolínea podía ofrecer tarifas bajas y un servicio excelente. Funcionó. Actualmente, seguimos siendo fieles a nuestras raíces. Lo llamamos Transfarency: un enfoque honesto y abierto a las tarifas bajas y sin cargos ocultos. Después de 45 años, Southwest es todavía única en su clase. Y queremos que siga siendo así. ¡Gracias por acompañarnos en el viaje durante todos estos años!
Gary Kelly Presidente de la Junta Directiva, Director Ejecutivo y Presidente Southwest Airlines
PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEPHEN KELLER
Este mes, Southwest Airlines celebra 45 años de una revolución de tarifas bajas que comenzó el 18 de junio de 1971. Aunque me cuesta imaginar cómo fue para los Empleados originales en aquel entonces, mis 30 años en esta Compañía hacen que me sea sencillo entender su Propósito, el cual era simplemente conectar a las Personas con los momentos importantes en sus vidas a través de vuelos amigables, confiables y de bajo costo. Sorprendentemente, nuestro Propósito es el mismo desde el primer día. En retrospectiva, recuerdo mi primer vuelo, el cual resultó ser en Southwest. Fue en la década de los 70. Yo
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“The most important thing is adapting to change and working as a Team.” —TARUN PATEL , OPERATIONS AGENT
When Passengers line up to board a plane in Tampa, Florida, there’s a good chance they’ll be greeted by smiling Operations Agent Tarun Patel. Delivering excellent Hospitality is a way of life for this 15-year industry veteran who got his start with AirTran Airways. Tarun exemplifies The Golden Rule and always goes the extra mile. Aside from scanning boarding passes and greeting Customers, the most critical part of Tarun’s job is calculating the weight and balance of the aircraft to ensure it can fly safely and arrive ontime. Off the clock, Tarun takes inspiration from Southwest when he assists his wife with her art and wine franchise, Bottle & Bottega. It’s a competitive market, but, like with Southwest, Tarun’s focus on customer service makes it one of a kind! —Karen Perez, Communication & Outreach BRIGHT LIGHTS “I’ve never lived in a small town, so I’m drawn to larger cities. I like to try my luck at the casinos in Las Vegas, and I also love Nashville’s upbeat music scene.”
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It’s going to take more than an 1,100-mile commute to stop Bob Lee from getting to his dream job. While living in New York, Bob worked as both an FDNY firefighter and a part-time vendor at Citi Field. After 9/11, he retired to Oak Grove, Missouri, but the move didn’t keep him from his favorite pastime. Although it makes for an unusual start to his workday, the cross-country commute to Citi Field is no obstacle for Bob, who’s been selling snacks and programs for more than 40 years. He simply heads to the Kansas City International Airport and jumps on a Southwest Airlines flight to LaGuardia Airport, leaving him less than two miles from the Mets’ ballpark. Convenient and affordable flights allow Bob to live and work exactly where he wants. —Ashley Bradstreet, Communication & Outreach PINCH HIT “Without Southwest, I would have given up traveling back to New York. The direct flight has made visiting a lot easier.” MA JOR LEAGUE “I always stop for New York pizza— it’s the first thing I do. It’s just not the same in the Midwest.”
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You Made Our Day WANT TO SHARE YOUR STORY? Have you witnessed an over-the-top act of Southwest Airlines Employee kindness? Let us know at Southwest.com/ contact-us.
for the crew and a cold sweet tea for me. I cannot say enough about how amazing that was and how grateful I am to him and the Southwest Airlines team. This gesture was a true demonstration of how great and caring everyone at Southwest can be. He went above and beyond, and his kind gesture has made me one of the most loyal passengers out here. —Phillip Trujillo
I am writing to say how impressed I was with First Officer Michael Meline on a recent flight from Dallas to Albuquerque, New Mexico. I was extremely tired after being in an airport all day. I did not feel well and was ready to be done. While boarding the flight, Michael mentioned to the flight attendants that he was going to get dinner, and then asked if the crew wanted anything. I was joking with them and said I’d like a sweet tea. Not five minutes went by, and he returned with food
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While boarding a recent flight, I mentioned to flight attendant Terry Lee Allert that my bucket list included being a flight attendant someday. He smiled and said, “It’s not too late.” After the plane took off and the attendants got the orders from their customers, Terry Lee came to my seat and told me to come with him. He took me to the front where he had a tray prepared to serve and said, “Now is your chance to fulfill your dream.” It was awesome! I served that tray, and then came back and prepared a second one with aid from Terry Lee. I handed out the snacks and had a great time interacting with the customers. Terry Lee, Rhodora Fernandez, and Katherine Cleland all made the event great. When approaching Fort Lauderdale, I read one of the announcements, and before I got off the plane, Capt. Danny Crisp and First Officer Jennifer Stewart allowed me to sit in the cockpit, ask any questions I had, and
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view all the gauges. It truly was one of life’s unforgettable experiences. Thank you, Southwest, for encouraging your people to go above and beyond in making your customers feel like the most important people on Earth. Thank you to the crew— they will always be remembered as the greatest flight crew ever! And yes, maybe someday I will apply and be that flight attendant who makes a difference in someone’s life. —Robert Croll
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I have flown with Southwest for years and have always loved their level of service and professionalism, but today I had the best Southwest experience of my life—one that I will never forget. I was traveling on a ridiculously early flight with my two kids, who are 1 and 3 years old. I had managed to make it all the way to the gate without a hitch but quickly realized I was in over my head. Loading two small children plus car seats on
a plane was just something I hadn’t thought through to completion. I was embarrassed, to say the least, but only for a split second. Two amazing flight attendants, Jacoby Lassey and Alphonso Thomas, jumped right in to help. Not only did they carry the seats and my son to our row, they stayed and helped until we were completely set. When we landed, they did it all again. They held my kids as I buckled and unbuckled their seats, and spoke so kindly to them. They reassured me every time I thanked them for their help. As I exited the plane, they set up my stroller and buckled in my son. One of them covered my daughter with her blanket, and I couldn’t hold back my tears. I am a customer for life and won’t be flying any other airline thanks to today’s experience. Thank you, Southwest! —Amanda Beaver R ANDOM ACT OF TOILETRIES
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I was in Minneapolis on business for the day and had a connecting flight back to Detroit that was cancelled due to mechanical issues. We were put on a later flight to Chicago, but my connecting flight to Detroit was long gone by the time we arrived. I was issued a travel voucher, put up in a hotel for the night, and rebooked for an early flight to Detroit. Once onboard from Minnesota, I was seated next to Katie Higgins, one of your off-duty flight attendants. I told her I was from Dallas and had been flying Southwest since the ’70s, and that this was the first time I had been delayed by a problem like this. I was not upset in any way, but I did mention that, as luck would have it, I hadn’t counted on staying overnight and had nothing with me besides my laptop. We spent the flight in casual conversation. Upon arrival in Chicago, we said goodbye, and I saw her hurry off the plane and disappear. When I got to my hotel, the lobby was full of people checking in, so I went across the street to a restaurant to kill some time and get a bite to eat. I went back to the hotel to check in, and when I was given my key, the
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desk clerk said she had a bag for me. I was surprised and asked why. She only knew that a young lady had dropped it off with my name on it. Inside was about $50 worth of toiletries, a Chicago T-shirt, and a package of underwear with a note saying, “I hope this helps the inconvenience,” signed Katie. I still can’t believe she went out of her way and at her own expense to do that for me! I have read about other random acts of kindness by your employees, but I certainly wasn’t expecting this. I would really like to give her back the money she spent and say, “Thank you!” I was already a loyal customer, and I prefer Southwest Airlines above all others. This only reinforces that. Please keep hiring such great people! —Thomas Armstrong MOM AWAY FROM MOM
My son, Will, a freshman at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, was getting ready to board a flight to Phoenix when he collapsed. I want to thank Southwest, and especially customer service supervisor Laralynn Stevens, for exceptional compassion and treatment. I had been texting Will minutes before and was shocked when we received a call from Laralynn telling us he was being treated by paramedics and was on his way to a local hospital. She reassured us he was going to be OK and that she would get him a voucher so he could stay at a nearby hotel once released from the hospital. She also made flight arrangements to get him home the following day. Laralynn told Will which hospital to request to be taken to, gave him her cell phone number, and even walked food vouchers over to his hotel after her shift so that Will would be able to eat dinner and breakfast. When she called me, she told me she had a son who was a senior in high school, and they had just talked about the possibility of getting ill while in college out of state. She felt our pain and told me she would be his Spokane mom through this mini crisis. Laralynn could not have been kinder to Will. How blessed we are that he is fine (the collapse was due to dehydration) and that this happened in a town where
people really care and go the extra mile. I hope I get to meet Laralynn someday and give her a hug of gratitude. We’ve always loved flying Southwest Airlines, but we now appreciate you even more. —Jane Seamans CREW IN CONTROL
I was recently on a flight bound for Tampa, Florida, from Atlanta when we had to divert to Tallahassee because of an electrical smell in the cabin. Let me thank Capt. Andy Rypien and First Officer Richard Steiner for quick thinking and solid reactions to a situation that could have gotten much worse. Richard should be a spokesman because he handled the entire passenger group with the ease and friendliness of an old pal. In all my years of flying, I have never experienced someone with the ability to control a situation so well. When the oxygen masks deployed, flight attendants Robin Maynard, Valerie Fokidis, and Carmen Anderson remained calm and collected and helped those passengers who were struggling. As a security professional, I know what it takes to deal with high-stress situations, and I can say that this crew—all five of them— are welcome on any of my squads. They deserve to be commended at the highest levels. —Rudy Wolter HEART FOR HEROES
I am a soldier in the U.S. Army and was flying back to my training post after the holidays. The level of courtesy, true appreciation, and gratitude from flight attendants Addy Aviles, Glenn Foley, and John Irace was admirable. Every soldier in uniform received a personal thank-you goody bag from the crew. We also got special attention upon arriving at our destination—we were able to get off the plane first, and the entire plane clapped and cheered. These small gestures were not required by any means, but the kindness of these crew members made me and every other soldier feel appreciated and supported. For this, I would like to thank Southwest Airlines and these employees. I hope they get the recognition they deserve for going above and beyond for their passengers! —John Furcht
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All the service stories were very good, but as the son of a World War II pilot and one who grew up with the “Greatest Generation” dominating my childhood—mostly in a positive way, but not always—I was touched and moved by “Men of Earth and Sky” [April 2016]. It was elegantly written and authentic. I expected it to be unrelentingly proud. It was appropriately proud, but more importantly, it was honest. Good work, Mr. H.
Richard Jackson BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA
I read “Men of Earth and Sky” on a flight to Baltimore. Jay Heinrichs captured my heart with this story. I felt like he was describing my own father’s experience with World War II and his resulting stoicism. “He lived through hell—crawled through it—and maybe he never entirely left it.” Beautifully written.
Thanks to Jay Heinrichs for sharing his family story about heroes of World War II aviation. I too had a family member, my late father, who was in the Army Air Corps as a bomber gunner stationed in China. The sacrifices of many remarkable but largely unknown people are so common, both back then and in the present day. I would also like to come to the rescue of the P-47 Thunderbolt (the Jug, short for Juggernaut) that Mr. Heinrichs’
Karen Putz BOLINGBROOK, ILLINOIS
/ That means a lot, Karen. Clearly, service isn’t all about glory.
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/ Thank you, Richard. They were not only members of the “Greatest Generation,” they were our loved ones.
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relation flew. Although not as nimble as the German Me 109, it was not a ponderous turkey either. Materially faster in level flight than the 109, it could outdive the Me 109 and, with upgrades later in the war, outclimb it too. Col. Zemke’s Wolfpack earned great successes against the German Luftwaffe due to their bravery and the powerful machines, such as the P-47, they brought to bear.
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James. But there does seem to be some controversy over whether “Jug” referred to the plane’s roundish shape. NEVER FORGET
I just read the article entitled “Men of Earth and Sky.” Both Jay Heinrichs’ uncle and father were true American heroes, and I am grateful to him for sharing their stories. The sacrifices they both made on our behalf should never be forgotten.
John McBeth BALTIMORE
/ That’s what family stories are for, aren’t they, John? AUDIO VERSION
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I read the story “Knights of Heroes” [April 2016] on a flight from San Francisco to Chicago. I loved it! I laughed. I cried. I found myself reading it aloud to myself for no reason. Well done, and thank you for showing the amazing work being done to help our military families.
/ We hope you read loudly enough to
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Thank you for the “Thirst Aid” article [February 2016]. It is not only a most compelling description of the poverty and isolation suffered by many of our fellow Americans, but also, and most importantly, a reminder that individuals can make a real difference in the lives of others. Darlene Arviso is an inspiration
and a wonderful example of the American can-do spirit.
Joseph W. Watson LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA
/ She sure is, Joseph. To learn how
to help Darlene bring water to the Navajo, visit navajowaterproject.org. BRINGING ATTENTION
I recently flew home to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and I read the article “Thirst Aid” about the woman who delivers water to Navajo Nation residents in the Thoreau, New Mexico, area. It was a pleasant surprise to read about a place I once lived. While I was in elementary school in Thoreau, most of my classmates lived without running water and electricity. Thank you for bringing the hardship of these conditions to the attention of the general public.
Patricia Anne Davis ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
/ We’re glad the story rang true for you, Patricia. NEW WORLDS
To me, one of the best parts of flying Southwest is reading the in-flight magazine. Recently, I reached in the seatback pocket for it as I waited for my plane to finish boarding. Almost immediately, “A World of His Own” by Zsofia McMullin [December 2015] caught my attention. Zsofia writes with such clarity that I felt somehow transported to Budapest (a place I have never been), and to the Gettysburg battlefield (a place I have visited more than once). The article was a reminder that it is important to honor our past and discover our roots. Perhaps that will bring a little more understanding to the world.
Rose Cappelli MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA
/ “Who are you? Where are you from? Who are your people?” Those fundamental questions get asked in Zsofia’s essay. If you missed it, go to south westmag.com and click on December. CORRECTION
In the April 2016 issue, the answer key for the medium Sudoku was wrong. (The 2 and 3 in the fifth row were transposed.)
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Celebrating a Southwest Airlines anniversary can seem a little off-brand. Sure, the airline has a great history, starting with a famous cocktail napkin on which co-founder Herb Kelleher sketched the original route map. But Southwest has never been a backward-looking enterprise. Its revolutionary ticketing and refusal to charge baggage fees drove the airline forward. Expect more things like this in the years to come. So, for this anniversary issue, we chose to look to the future; see page 70. It’s a chancy proposition, admittedly. But I guarantee that a scene much like the following will take place in the next generation: A man walks up to a Southwest gate. He’s booked on a later flight, and his chances of making this one are slim; there’s a long waiting list. “I haven’t seen my wife in almost two weeks,” he tells the gate agent. “Do you like coffee?” she asks. “Sure,” he says, startled. She points to a coffee bar across the terminal. “Buy yourself a cup and wait for my signal.” He does that, and halfway into his coffee, he sees her nod. He trots over, and she hands him a boarding pass. “Kiss your wife when you get home.” It’s not a dramatic scene—you can read better stories on page 22—but he finds he has tears in his eyes. That particular episode actually happened: I was the homesick man with the coffee. (The agent didn’t know I had anything to do with the airline.) I have no doubt that something like this will happen again, to someone else, years from now. Because, while Southwest’s technology, products, and services change, the character of its people does not. I have worked with many of them for over a quarter of its history, and they have remained among the kindest people I have ever met.
For the important stuff, we know what lies ahead.
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Meet the people behind this issue. Justin Clemons PHOTOGRAPHER
Cover; Project Runway; Meet the Pilots of the Future / p. 74, 80 Justin, a Dallas native, was an easy pick to help us capture the essence of Southwest. “Every Thursday morning at 6, I meet up with some guys at Davis Street Espresso. It’s a fantastic coffee shop, but the most important thing is the six other guys around the table talking about life. It’s one of the best parts of my week. The people in my life are far more important than the places.” @JUSTINCLEMONS
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Humble Pat / p. 61
Peter’s work is inspired by a 20th century visionary. “Buckminster Fuller said, ‘The best way to predict the future is to design it.’ I agree, be it with industrial design, concept architecture, or forward-looking visualizations. I like to add in some small part to this endeavor.”
Sam brought to life a Southern sage who frequented Waffle House. In his Brooklyn neighborhood, he prefers the Capri Social Club. “Cheap drinks and a jukebox with Fleetwood Mac—what else could you ask for?”
Bruce penned a moving tribute to his gentle mentor. He makes his home in far West Texas, where “the El Paso Museum of Art is a must-see. Unlike other museums, they encourage close looks (but don’t touch). I’ve been close enough to paintings by Impressionist masters to count their brushstrokes.”
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It would take
days to recite the world’s largest prime number. We did the math, and you should take a deep breath. There are 22,338,618 digits to pronounce, and that timeline only holds if you rattle off one number per second. The fantastic figure, which can be written as 274,207,281 - 1, was discovered by University of Central Missouri professor Curtis Cooper as part of the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search. No stranger to putting two and two together, Cooper found his fourth record-setting prime since 1997 with the help of GIMPS software. “There’s a lot of luck involved,” he says. “You download the software for free and just run it on your machine. The central server has a queue of numbers to test.” If Cooper breaks the record for a fifth time, we’re gonna need a bigger calculator— and maybe an oxygen tank.
REFRESHER COURSE A prime number is an integer that’s only evenly divisible by itself and 1. A Mersenne prime can be written as 2p - 1, where p is also prime. Don’t worry, there’s no pop quiz.
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There are bridges in Pittsburgh. Roberto Clemente (pictured), Andy Warhol, and Rachel Carson. And while none of the current bridges are quite as old as the city itself—Pittsburgh turns 200 this year—the Smithfield Street Bridge has been connecting the dots since 1883. Talk about a longstanding bridge club.
PIT T STOP Along with being known as the “City of Bridges,” Pittsburgh is a renowned foodie destination and one of the nation’s fastest-growing tech hubs. To learn more about the city and its bicentennial buzz, visit pgh200.com.
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Hitting the links has a whole other meaning for residents of the ’Burgh, which beats out destinations like Venice when it comes to counting connectors. What’s behind Pittsburgh’s penchant for building bridges? From the get-go, the area’s hilly topography and proximity to three major rivers made the structures crucial to getting around. Today’s more notable members of the local support system include the Three Sisters, a trio of parallel suspension bridges named for prominent Pittsburgh figures
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Feeling sour? General Muir’s pastrami is the cure for what ails you.
Every restaurant needs a signature dish. But what if that dish was so good you could steam it, sear it, shred it, or cube it—and then sprinkle it across a half dozen items? General Muir in Atlanta does just that. It all starts with the house-cured, housesmoked pastrami served as the culinary gods intended: on fluffy, sour rye with mustard. Tossed on top of French fries and cheese curds, it becomes an upscale poutine. Crisped up and layered over a double-stack burger, it bests even bacon. Nestled between fried eggs and buttered rye, it transforms into an a.m. hangover cure. But we won’t fault you if you stick with the original.
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On Tuesdays, try The Granary’s lunch special: a cleaversized pastrami beef rib served up with sauerkraut.
/ NEW ORLEANS
After noshing on Cochon Butcher’s pastrami sandwich, head to the deli counter and grab a pound of its duck pastrami to snack on later.
/ LOS ANGELES
In an off-the-wall homage to the Jewish deli classic, Coolhaus packs pastrami ice cream between two marble-rye cookies.
/ NEW YORK CITY
New kid on the Manhattan pastrami scene Harry & Ida’s piles its sandwiches high with dill and cucumber kraut to complement the smoky meat.
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF ANDREW THOMAS LEE (GENERAL MUIR), SUNNI HAMMER (THE GRANARY), CHRIS GRANGER (COCHON BUTCHER), COOLHAUS AND HARRY & IDA’S
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Deep in the Heart The French 75 is a classic: gin, champagne, lemon, and a splash of simple syrup for sweetness. When Jennifer Keyser was developing the cocktail menu for Geraldine’s in Austin, Texas, she knew she wanted to honor the drink in some way. Deep in the Heart is her tribute. Keyser swapped gin for Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka—“They use real grapefruits, and it’s made just down the road,” she says—and then added an herbal punch with Strega, an Italian digestif known for its hints of mint, fennel, and orange. Lime takes the place of lemon, and the drink is topped with the familiar prosecco. Prefer to stick with what you know? Keyser will gladly mix up the original inspiration as well. For the chance to win a Deep Eddy Vodka– branded YETI cooler, visit facebook.com/ southwestmagazine.
MAKE IT ↖ Combine 1 ½ ounces Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka, ¾ ounce Strega, and ¾ ounce lime juice in a shaker. Add ice, and shake until cold. Strain into a champagne flute, and top with prosecco. Garnish with a long grapefruit peel.
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For Ali Mejia, there’s no place like home. Twenty years ago, when she and co-founder Mariela Rovito launched the women’s lifestyle brand Eberjey Eberjey, their native Miami was the obvious choice to set up shop. Today the business continues to flourish, with offerings that span from silky pajamas to sleek swimwear. Their hometown’s vibrant culture is a constant source of inspiration, Ali says. “Over the past decade, the creative scene has exploded.” Here, she clues us in on a few of the major players.
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ad pat been a foot shorter and 100 pounds heavier he would have looked like a Coca-Cola Santa Claus. But Pat was a tall man, closer to seven feet than five, with a thick but neatly trimmed white beard. Pat knew that his height could be intimidating to those who were smaller—adults and children alike. When addressing either, he would sit or bend his knees, lowering himself to near eye level so that talk between equals could occur. His given name was Knighton, brother of Uriel Jr., son of Uriel, but he went by Pat: easier to spell, easier to pronounce. He was a southerner by birth and heart, a big boy from a small town in the foothills of the ILLUSTRATION BY SAM KALDA/FOLIO ART
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working life he helped transition a newspaper to online content, a 70-something man advising youngsters how to be digital. I hesitate to call him a Renaissance Man. The word has eleven letters—in the parlance of North Carolina, that’s far too many for three syllables. A one-syllable word like “smart” would suffice. Besides, Pat said, the Renaissance was a time of great art, but no flushing toilets and no toilet
paper. How could Western civilization possibly call this a rebirth? BIG BOYS, ESPECIALLY big boys from the south, eat breakfast. Pat’s favorite place was Waffle House. Eggs, grits, bacon, fried potatoes—staples of a boy and man from rural North Carolina. According to Pat, the best time to visit the local Waffle House was 5 a.m., long after the bar patrons left but a few hours before the
day dwellers arrived. By 5 a.m. the cook and wait staff were fully recovered from any 2 a.m. reverie. A sober customer could enjoy breakfast favorites, thank the cook, and engage a waitress in conversation about politics, family, or the price of eggs. The Waffle House experience was a rite of passage, especially for Yankee transplants, and Pat shared it with our young children. From their time spent at the local Waffle House our now adult children learned about the Southern palate, and life: the value of hard work, patience, resilience. But enlightenment is rarely attained in one encounter. Instead, it is acquired, if at all, over time, with each opportunity for receiving advice built upon the foundation of previous counsel. Pat and his wife, Millie, shared their wisdom and welcomed us to their extended family. We repaid their kindness in small ways. When new storm doors were needed for their home, I offered to install them. Assembly was a struggle. The door just wouldn’t fit the opening. Undeterred, I found a hacksaw and shortened the storm door, enlarged the latch opening, and drilled new mounting holes through the frame. After cursing the manufacturer and its lackluster standards, I was finally able to attach the door. Success was short-lived. In a chin-rubbing moment, I realized the door didn’t fit because I had inverted it. I had installed the door upside down and backwards; the storm glass panel retaining strips were on the outside versus the inside. In silent embarrassment I apologized to the company and the workers who produced such a fine door. All that was left was fessing up to Pat. To my surprise, he was ecstatic. He raved about the novelty of the door. He was sure no one in the neighborhood had one like it, and
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If the sentiment of a three-syllable word could be conveyed in two, why add to the burden? jotting my eulogy remarks on a cocktail napkin on the tray table. Other speakers would capture the boldness of Pat’s life. I intended to talk about the little things that made him big in my eyes. Thoughts drifted back a decade or so earlier. Our daughter was about 7 at the time. It was an especially bad day. Her scrawled appeal on white paper was simple and heartfelt. “Dear Pat, This is the worst day of my life and I wish at you would take care of it.” Pat knelt down and hugged her in that moment of despair, eye to eye, cheek to cheek, and heart touching heart. But he also framed the message—mistakes and all—and hung it in a prominent place in their home. It wasn’t displayed to embarrass the petitioner. Rather, it was to remind us that, sometimes, people need us to take care of it—and to take care of them. Bruce Parsons lives in El Paso, Texas. Write him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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colonies—and applies those lessons to make large-scale airline operations more efficient. He created a computer simulation with hundreds of individual “agents” that could learn from their virtual experience over time: landing at an airport, taxiing to a gate, finding that the gate is occupied, searching for another. “It looks like a lot of
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little ants wandering around,” Doug says. “Every little agent would remember what was a good thing to do and what was a bad thing to do. They’d repeat the day until they learned what was the best pattern.”
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The result? Southwest’s legendary turnaround times became even faster. Doug’s work hasn’t been limited to gate assignments, though. He’s created simulations to study the boarding process and the optimal location of ticketing desks within airports. Southwest recently
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purchased a supercomputer so that he could complete the simulations in a fraction of the time and tackle challenges at an even larger scale. And stay tuned for his next project, already in the works, which will allow Customers to see the future for themselves. june 2016 southwest 73
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Southwest relied on their very own to design uniforms that reflect their new visual identity. Customer Service Agent Lisa Thompsonâ€™s blouse shows off the new Bold Blue.
Striking uniforms set the Company apart from the beginning. In this 1971 photo, Sandra Force rocks a classic poncho and white go-go boots.
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PAST PRESENT FUTURE Flight Attendant Jabari Smithâ€™s Warm Red tie complements the lightweight moto jacket.
Sandra Force, still serving Southwest Customers after all these years (see next page for more), sports one of two Flight Attendant dresses, which highlight the signature brand colors Bold Blue and Warm Red.
DIGITAL COMPOSITE BY JEFF WHITLOCK
People have always been the soul of Southwest, so when the Company set out to redesign their uniforms (coming next spring!), they enlisted their own Employees to take the lead.
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In 45 years, one thing hasn’t changed: seemingly small acts of kindness that create lasting ripple effects. For two of THE ORIGINALS, it’s just another day on the job. \BY AUSTIN W. G. MORTON
few places exude the kind of kinetic energy that’s so palpable at an airport. Young and old, harried and placid, scurry about: the cacophony of life neatly contained. Vacations and work trips, weddings and funerals, beginnings and endings. For C.J. Bostic and Sandra Force, it’s merely another day at the office. On a warm afternoon in early April at Dallas Love Field, C.J. and Sandra stroll into work just as they have for the past 45 years. But to the swelling group of Southwest Employees watching them swan through the terminal, it’s anything but mundane. Some wave, some call out, others sneak in for a hug. A woman with shoulder-length blonde hair and a rather official looking badge pulls out her smartphone to take a photo. “Forty-five years,” she says to no one in particular. “I have to get out of here. I’m starting to tear up!” It was a summer day in 1971 when 26-year-old Sandra Force, a former Miss Tennessee with blonde hair and a lolling Memphis drawl, was home at her Dallas apartment after teaching summer school at Amelia Earhart Elementary. “I knew this guy I had a crush on would be coming home for lunch,” she says. “As planned, he walked by the pool, and there I was in my pink bikini.” He stopped to talk and told her about a new airline that had everyone downtown buzzing. The fledgling company needed 40 Flight Attendants to jump-start operations. A now-famous ad petitioning actress Raquel Welch to join their ranks had run
Sandra and C.J. at Love Field, where they’ve reported to work for 45 years.
in newspapers nationwide and would result in more than 1,200 applications. Word was spreading. Sandra slipped off her raft, dialed the listing, and went right down to interview. She walked out with a new job that afternoon. C.J. Bostic, an Air Force brat with cropped black hair and a megawatt smile, was 23 when she landed the job. After college, she modeled for Rothschild’s and Neiman Marcus. “You might say that
modeling was my runway into the hostess corp,” she told the Southwest Inflight magazine in 1973, when she was named “Hostess of the Month.” I first met C.J. and Sandra on that April day, about an hour before our plane to LaGuardia was scheduled to take off. We'd briefly exchanged pleasantries when, with great concern in her voice, C.J. suddenly asked our photographer and me if we'd eaten lunch. We hadn't.
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C.J. and Sandra holding court in-flight.
“Do you like salad?” she asked. We nodded, and she sprinted away, returning minutes later with two of “the best airport salads around.” We were introduced to the Pilot, David Pattee, a 17-year veteran of the airline and, not coincidentally, C.J.’s former neighbor: Seventeen years ago, C.J. slipped a letter in his mailbox detailing why he should leave his current company and fly for Southwest. He still has it. As Passengers file onto the plane, Sandra smiles and bends to
greet every child. C.J. works the middle; it’s a full flight. Following the announcements, David comes on the intercom to inform everyone of the two “celebrities’’ on board. (Both C.J. and Sandra later tell me, in separate conversations, that neither subscribes to that notion, quickly listing off the names of the other original Flight Attendants still working: Sandra Bogan, Linda Pinka, Deborah Stembridge, and Jackie York.) He also tells Passengers of the pair's 45-year tenure.
After prepping for takeoff, C.J. settles in next to Sandra in the jump seat and catches her breath. “We started when we were 2,” she says. Laughter fills the cabin as David pushes back. Of course, it wasn’t all laughs in the beginning. “Southwest was like a short dog in tall grass,” Sandra says. “Nobody had ever heard of us. My mother always asked me why I didn’t go with Braniff or American or Delta.” She still remembers the day she went back and forth to Houston 12 times. “As long as someone was there, we had to go get them because we were trying to build our business up. I’ll never forget how my feet hurt after wearing those high-heeled boots for 12 legs.” Being an upstart had its advantages too. When one of the three planes had a mechanical issue, everyone was sent home. “We’d spend half the time in the morning just calling each other to see if we were still flying,” C.J. says. During overnights in Harlingen, Texas, their hotel gave them a car for trips to the beach. In 1974, Sandra appeared on the cover of Esquire, which touted Southwest as “The Best of America!” Today, C.J. compares their work to “inviting someone into your home. If you don’t make them feel welcome, they’re not going to come back. I just try to make People feel welcome.” It’s clear that some things haven’t changed at all. A few years back, both purchased what they call their “dream homes” within a short drive of one another, and they spent much of their free time shopping together at auctions and estate sales. These days, when they’re not 35,000 feet up, you’ll find them in their respective gardens. In March, Sandra’s daffodils won two blue ribbons at the Dallas Arboretum. “I like planting things and watching them grow,” she says.
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teamed up with two other Southwest Pilots to teach these lucky fifth-graders.
We got to see pictures of where they fly, like the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam, and different kinds of airplanes. —HAYDEN
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PILOT JAMES HAAS
I want to be an NBA player, but the pilots made me interested in flying fighter jets someday. Maybe when I’m done playing basketball.
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Pilots of the Future
My favorite part was when they did experiments with us, like whenever they made the ping pong ball float with the hairdryer to show how planes fly. —SIDHARTH
PHOTOGRAPH BY JUSTIN CLEMONS
It would be cool to fly. Yeah, it would be really cool, having fun and being able to see the places that you’re flying over—seeing the world from a different angle. —ELIZABETH
this year, Southwest’s Adopt-APilot program will reach more than 38,000 students nationwide. Once a week for four weeks, Pilots visit classrooms to teach real-world lessons in math, science, and geography; impart values like honesty and tenacity; and dispense highly coveted bags of pretzels. While away on trips, they email photo updates so the kids can follow their travels. Pilots Patrick Badon, John Hurt, and James Haas have teamed up for years to inspire the fifthgraders at Purefoy Elementary in Frisco, Texas. They’ll continue for at least a few more—they’ve pledged to see James’ first-grade daughter through the program. “My dad was a private pilot, and he first took me flying when I was 11,” James says. “I remember the awe-inspiring view. That’s why I take these pictures and give them to the kids, to give them a different view of the world and allow them to see what drove me to this career.” june 2016
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The Future the Way It Used to Be
Remember when you couldnâ€™t wait for the next big thing? An attitude (and an airline) can show you the way. /BY JAY HEINRICHS
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ROBERT ZUBRIN FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF THE MARS SOCIETY I’M MOST INSPIRED by what’s going on with private initiatives like SpaceX. They’ve shown that you can develop space systems for less than one-tenth the cost and one-third the time that’s come to be accepted in the aerospace industry. They can develop not only reusable launch vehicles, but also reusable heavy lift vehicles, which we will need if we’re going to Mars. It will lower the cost
threshold, making it more likely for a president to approve. Nobody opposes these missions on principle—it’s cost. If we drop it, we lose the opposition. Furthermore, the same systems will enable other human endeavors in space—orbital industries, lunar development, asteroid mining. We’re talking about opening up the space frontier, which will also mobilize education efforts. You won’t fix education by testing kids to death. You need to inspire them, and youth love
diversity among the many alien species they met on their journeys. With all the boldly going through space and time, it remained grounded in the ’60s. The future always is now. It can only be what we envision at
adventure. Let’s challenge every kid: If you learn science, you can be an explorer of new worlds. That’s how you create the next generation of scientists. But we need to meet SpaceX halfway. It’s time for the government to be a customer. The government thought it would cost $36 billion to build a heavy lift vehicle that would take us to the moon. Elon Musk said he can do it for $1.6 billion. We should take him up on it. If you can go somewhere by paying for the cab ride instead of building the cab, it’s a much simpler proposition.
present. But that also offers an opportunity. If we want an optimistic future, we can imagine it; and if we do, we’ll improve our chances of a better world in the years to come. Our own nation’s history confirms this theory: Things have worked
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ome time ago, this happened in the future: A man kissed his wife goodbye and left for work in his flying car. After a hard day pushing buttons, he and his aching finger returned to his apartment. He shared it with his homemaker wife, a son and daughter, a robotic maid, and a dog that he walked on a treadmill. For vacation, the man took his family to a convenient resort in a nearby galaxy, which seemed a lot like his neighborhood, only with more lights. Nobody traveled to truly new places. In short, the Jetsons were a typical middle-class future family of the era just before Southwest Airlines. But that’s precisely the problem with the future: Outside of quantum physics, where space and time get all wonky, the future always stays a step ahead. We’re limited to our cartoonish imagination, depicting the future as a kind of present with weird clothing and better gear. Star Trek, which premiered in 1966, did somewhat better with futurism. We even enjoy a few starship conveniences today; the Enterprise’s cool automatic doors now grace every grocery store entrance, and my daughter’s ringtone makes exactly the same sound as the starship’s communicators. But, again, that’s just cool gear. When it came to the important stuff, humanity et cetera aboard the Enterprise hardly seemed that futuristic. Its hierarchy matched that of a 20th-century battleship, and the crew spent a good deal of energy advocating tolerance and
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out better in the years that follow our most hopeful times. When I was a kid, we couldn’t wait for the future to happen. I was in first grade in 1961, when John Kennedy told us we were going to put men on the moon and bring them back safely … by the end of the decade. How exciting, and agonizing, the president’s words were. To the moon! But not until I’m a teenager! As it turned out, the wait didn’t kill me. Lots of exciting futuristic delights compensated: TV dinners; my grandfather’s big color RCA Victor, which showed golf in living green along with the golfers’ faces (also in living green); the Frisbee; the Super Ball; the skateboard. There seemed no end to America’s kid-friendly inventiveness. The future dropped these gifts into our laps like time angels, sending back revolutionary Mustang cars and A-frame houses and the wonders of double-knit fashion. More importantly, it looked like we were poised to tackle almost anything that came our way, including poverty and civil rights. Even the moon shot was going to prove once and for all that the American way was superior to communism. Of course, the future of our past wasn’t all rosy. Rivers were so polluted that one of them actually caught fire. Older kids warned us not to eat snow, because the Russians were poisoning the flakes. Plus, we were definitely going to run out of oil by the year 2000. Even then I noticed that adults— who had less of a future to worry about than youngsters—tended to be the grouchiest about the years to come. In public surveys, a large
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MICHAEL MEADOR DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL NANOTECHNOLOGY COORDINATION OFFICE
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IF YOU WANT to know why nanotechnology is so exciting, it’s because we’re talking about the ability to understand and control matter that’s 1 to 100 nanometers in scale. By comparison, a single human hair is 80,000 nanometers wide. When you get down to 100 nanometers, the laws of conventional physics break down and give rise to new physical phenomena that can be exploited to build
better materials. What’s really exciting is that we’re at a tipping point. Lots of what is being developed in labs is finally being translated into commercial products. For instance, by using lightweight carbon nanotubes, we can replace metallic conductors in coaxial cables, which reduces their weight by 30 to 70 percent. Those cables will also improve conductivity in power transmission lines. A study by researchers at Rice University in Houston found that you could cut transmission losses by the equivalent of more than nine Hoover
portion of adults viewed the Apollo program as a waste of money. But like every other kid, I knew better. I saw the future on TV, and it was awesome. The future was more than bright. It was brilliant. So what happened to it?
Dams worth of energy every year. We’re also close to developing nanoparticle-based therapeutics and diagnostics that will help with the treatment of disease. A number of drugs in various stages of clinical trials will have the ability to target cancer cells and attack them without harming healthy cells. One of them is already approved to detect the Ebola virus. Nanoparticle devices are being developed for water treatment too. With time, they’ll allow for the desalination and purification of ocean water. You’ll basically have a compact system for water purification that you can use everywhere on the planet. Think of that impact on quality of life.
As a young adult, I got my first professional job working for the World Future Society as an environmental reporter. The environment beat’s future perspective tends to be rather grim, and my job threatened to turn me into
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a full-fledged fearful adult. But shortly after I began reporting in Washington, D.C., Earth Day came along. The movement was inspired in part by the Apollo astronauts, who took one of the greatest futuristic photographs ever taken, called “Earthrise.” It shows our tiny blue planet floating in the black vastness of space. Earth Day, it seemed, would change everything. We would clean up our skies and waters and save endangered species. In fact, we Americans did a lot with that optimistic belief. And though we face even scarier environmental threats today, I continue to believe in a bright future. Civilization is always steering toward a cliff, but somehow it always manages to veer in the right direction. That resilience is ingrained in us. The problem is that these days fewer people seem to share my faith in the days to come. Many of us want to stop the future rather than look forward to it. So how can we get back to that good-old-time future of our youth? We could talk to the experts, some of whom appear on these pages, and see what they foretell. Experts excel at spotting trends and making computer models. But their best predictions work like the prophecies in the Old Testament: They’re more about what will happen if we continue doing what we’re doing right now. Most predictions don’t actually pan out. The smartest humans aren’t much better prognosticators than your average house cat. Even Wernher von Braun, the brilliant German rocket scientist who led postwar
MARK STEVENSON AUTHOR OF AN OPTIMIST’S TOUR OF THE FUTURE I’M MOST INTERESTED in seeing a total reboot of the energy system. Right now we have a network of energy that’s very restricted; you buy it only from a few people. But why can’t energy be more like the Internet? The idea is that we’d layer an Internet-like topography over the existing system, flooding it with cheaper, renewable energy owned and generated by everyone—schools, communities, and so on—who would sell energy into the grid. If you open that up in the way that Airbnb opened up your ability to sell your spare room, you’ll get this massive shift, and fossil fuels will be edged out by renewables. It may sound fanciful, but it’s already happening. Vandebron, a startup in the Netherlands, relies on this exact business model. There’s a version in the UK called OpenUtility. Now think about most global conflicts. At their core, we’re actually talking about resource issues: land, energy, and water. But when you have a “squanderable abundance,” as Ethernet pioneer Bob Metcalfe put it, you give nations the ability to solve their resource problems and focus more attention on other things, like the desalination of water. There’s a ripple effect of positive change.
America into the Space Age, was off in his predictions. He was sure we’d have a colony on the moon by now. And where are our flying cars? On the other hand, who would have predicted that we’d be carrying around communicators
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even better than those on Star Trek? Our smartphones can play movies while linking up with satellites telling us where we parked our earthbound cars. Not that our predictive lameness should stop us. Remember, futurism is an excellent exercise to help us understand our present. That may be why kids love think-
Some expensive hotels will sit under the ocean—on purpose. Our clothes will adjust to the surrounding temperature. Fashionable people will refuse to wear them. Young folk will flock to bridge clubs. Humanity will face enormous problems. Sensible people will
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ing about the future; it’s a kind of exploration. So permit me to indulge in a few auguries of my own. They’re guaranteed to be at least as good as the thoroughly inaccurate ones experts have made in the past. Forty-five years from now: Kids will listen to horrible music. Buildings will look as if hobbits designed them. Before you visit a restaurant, you’ll be able to sample dishes on your smartphone (or whatever the device, or implant, will be called). Real will beat virtual. Robots will not rule over us, but persistent pessimists and sci-fi fans will continue to expect to one day bow to humanoid overlords. Young people of all kinds and predilections will continue to marry. More weddings will happen in beautiful places. Southwest will be negotiating for more slots in Kelleher Lunar Spaceport.
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predict doom. They will turn out to be wrong, in part because other sensible people got to work on solutions. i’m sure you can offer even better forecasts. Write us at Letters@ Southwestmag.com. While you may or may not beat the experts, you can actually increase your predictive odds. As the saying goes, the best way to predict the future is to create it. Forty-five years ago, while some sensible adults were building bomb shelters, others were building an airline. And what is one way to create the future? Tell our leaders to invest in it. Insist that they work toward a future we can all look forward to, ideally in our own lifetimes. In my opinion, we’re not working hard enough today for tomorrow. The nation’s research and development budget has been shrinking for decades. The share of corporations publishing research in science journals has declined two-thirds since 1980. NASA’s
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budget, which nurtures private ventures like Space X and Blue Origin—and which helped give us GPS and other wonders in the past—has been shrinking for years. That colony on Mars we’ve all been promised? It can’t happen with this
electricity and swallow pills that perform expert surgery. This is the future that makes me feel like a kid again, hopping from foot to foot and wondering how I can possibly wait. But you don’t have to have that attitude in
“ This is the future that makes me feel like a kid again, wondering how I can possibly wait.” budget. Matt Damon may be stuck in that movie for all eternity. We need to imagine the best possible future a generation or two from now and debate the best ways to get there. For instance, we could give full support to the National Nanotechnology Initiative, which fosters research into molecular-level innovations. That way we’ll eventually coat our houses with paint that generates
order to look forward with a smile. In my second job, while still in my 20s, I worked next door to a nattily dressed Minnesotan named Henry Clepper. Henry was in his 80s, concluding an accomplished career as a conservationist and author. When he was my age he had worked for the man who founded the U.S. Forest Service. Henry had done a great deal for the future, and even in old age he remained
one of the most optimistic people I ever met. Although he was politically well-connected, I rarely saw him read the newspaper; he preferred trees and science to controversy and scandal. I loved popping into his office to get him talking. One day I asked him, “What do you think America will be like a generation from now?” He bent his large head over a perfectly knotted tie, then looked right at me. “You mean the important things? Or the unimportant things?” “The important things.” “Well!” He sat back. “That’s easy. Young people will fall in love. Trees will grow. If we’re lucky, the loons will call on the Boundary Waters.” He thought for a while. “That’s about it.” He told me these predictions many years ago, and they all came true. Jay Heinrichs is editorial director of this magazine.
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Hook & Ladder Beverage director Chris Tucker crafts artisanal cocktails using the freshest produce available. Revolution Wines Get a peek into the production process at this urban winery, the first to open in the city since Prohibition. Temple Coffee Almost as impressive as the custom tap system at the 22nd and K streets location: the floor, made up of 500,000 hand-laid pennies.
take a hint Oliver Ridgeway shares tips with guests during half-hour market tours.
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MOTHER This Michael Thiemann–helmed joint dishes up downright addictive—and entirely meatless—soul food.
GOLDEN 1 CENTER The Sacramento Kings’ new arena will source 90 percent of its food and beverage options from within 150 miles of center court.
Follow the Chef
The ways in which to celebrate Sacramento’s rich agricultural tradition are as abundant as the bounty itself: Visit a U-pick farm, take a culinary course, attend the Farm-to-Fork Festival in September. But our favorite? Spending two hours with chef Oliver Ridgeway of Grange. Follow Oliver to the farmers market in Cesar Chavez Plaza every other Wednesday, through October, and listen as the chef shares his encyclopedic knowledge of the ingredients. Then, return to Grange for a threecourse lunch prepared using the just-purchased produce.
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AMERICAâ€™S FARM-TO-FORK CAPITAL Sacramento is buzzing with things to taste, see and savor. Take it all in as you wander the city: Stop for a bite at a farm-to-fork restaurant, refresh your taste buds with a local craft beer, feast your eyes on colorful street murals. Top oâ„Ś your night with a sunset walk down the river. Come, feed your soul. Plan your trip at VisitSacramento.com/Southwest
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Off-the-wall locations for remarkable art SACR AMENTO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Sculptor Lawrence Argent’s 56-foot aluminum rabbit is just part of the hopping art scene in Terminal B.
BRIGHT UNDERBELLY The 70,000-squarefoot mural beneath the WX Freeway near 6th Street depicts a clear blue sky through a canopy of trees.
WAT DHAMMAR AR AM Instagram-worthy moments at this Buddhist temple in Stockton include nearly 100 bejeweled statues and a 54-foot reclining Buddha.
Stops worth adding to your summer music tour Concerts in the Park Stockton’s Victory Park morphs into an outdoor amphitheater every Wednesday night through August 17. California State Fair It’s hard to beat eating contests, animal shows, and 17 days of free concerts (July 8–24), including Plain White T’s and Chaka Khan. California Musical Theatre Music Circus, a captivating theater-inthe-round experience, presents a range of shows this summer, from Legally Blonde to Seussical.
Pop into an Art Gallery
Founded in 1885, the Crocker Art Museum is the longest continuously operating art museum west of the Mississippi. Even more impressive? The collection itself. The Crocker family’s ornate Victorian mansion houses works by California painters and European masters, while the ultramodern Teel Family Pavilion, which was added in 2010 and more than tripled the museum’s gallery space, showcases international ceramics as well as Asian and African art. On view this summer: Andy Warhol: Portraits (through June 19) and Little Dreams in Glass and Metal (June 19 through September 11).
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face painting The Warhol exhibition features 160 paintings, sketches, photos, and more.
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Sacramento OUTDOOR ADVENTURERS curve appeal The completely paved Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail snakes for 32 miles.
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CRUISING Weave your way past dozens of historical sites during an hour-long Sacramento River cruise on the Capitol Hornblower yacht.
K AYAKING A peaceful paddle awaits on Lodi Lake, a short drive south of Sacramento. For full-day, half-day, and hourly rentals, stop by Headwaters Kayak Shop.
Situated at the confluence of the American and Sacramento rivers, and a short drive from the Sierra Nevadas, the City of Trees offers plenty of excuses to go outside and play. For cyclists, the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail beckons. The path winds from Old Sacramento to Folsom and can be accessed from most parks in the American River Parkway, a scenic, 23-mile stretch along the waterway. Want to get even closer to the water? Head east to the south fork of the American River for the region’s most popular whitewater rafting locale. Attend a game or try to improve your own
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Sacramento River Cats Watch the San Francisco Giants’ Triple-A affiliate defend their home turf 17 times this month. Ancil Hoffman Golf Course The key to this tough but fair track: Get off the tee safely. An errant first shot and you’re playing for bogey. Sacramento Republic FC Buy your tickets now. This United Soccer League franchise has been smashing attendance records since 2014.
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With its cobblestone streets, gas lamps, and wooden boardwalks, a visit to Old Sacramento is like a step back in time. As the epicenter of California’s gold trade and the founding of the Transcontinental Railroad, Old Sacramento offers a unique combination of world-renowned historical attractions and bustling waterfront entertainment. For a tiny treat, begin your morning at Danny’s Mini Donuts, or fill your tank with classic bacon and eggs at Steamers. Enjoy Sacramento’s sunshine aboard a horse drawn carriage or riverboat cruise before wandering Old Sacramento’s many boutiques, sweets shops, and entertainment spots. Oldsacramento.com
After a locally sourced, farm-to-fork lunch at Old Sac’s Ten-22, stroll along the riverfront to the Crocker Art Museum and discover a collection that spans the prehistoric to the present. Peruse the contemporary galleries and impressive collections of California art before exploring the Museum’s three visiting exhibitions during its Summer of Glass, from June through October. Families with little ones can enjoy a variety of programs and activities, from Baby Loves Art and Artful Tot to Wee Wednesdays and Family Fridays. Adults, teens, and kids alike can experience their own 15 minutes of fame as part of the Factory interactive space in the Andy Warhol: Portraits exhibition, on view through June 19. Crockerartmuseum.org
2. CALIFORNIA STATE RAILROAD MUSEUM Any visit to Old Sacramento would be incomplete without a stop at the spectacular California State Railroad Museum. Located in Old Sacramento State Historic Park, the Museum is home to more than 20 meticulously restored locomotives and cars plus compelling and ever-changing exhibits. As a highlight, Museum guests can experience what it’s like to pilot a modern high-speed train as part of the new Fast Tracks: The World of High Speed Rail exhibit, featuring a crowd favorite simulator with interactive controls. To round out the rail related experience, guests can also take an excursion train ride behind a vintage steam or historic diesel locomotive (depending on the weekend, April through September) as it rides the rails of the picturesque Sacramento Southern Railroad. csrmf.org
4. DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO Close your afternoon at the Museum with a glass of wine at the Crocker Cafe by Supper Club before moving into the heart of downtown for Friday night entertainment at Concerts in the Park. The free weekly music festival has been turning up the volume in Cesar Chavez Plaza for 25 years, and features local and nationally touring artists, along with Sacramento’s hottest DJs spinning between sets. Summer nights with cold beer, fresh tunes, and local vendors make Concerts in the Park the ultimate destination for Friday night happy hour, May through July, from 5 – 9 p.m. After the concert, explore downtown’s nightlife with cocktails at Coin Op Game Room or beer and bites at Blackbird Kitchen. Godowntownsac.com
From top to bottom: Enjoy the treats of Old Sacramento (photo by Sarah Maren) • Visit the California State Railroad Museum and ride the Sacramento Southern Railroad • Explore exhibitions, classes, programs & more at the Crocker Art Museum • Make it a night of music and entertainment in downtown Sacramento (photo by Nicholas Wray)
Revel in the vibrancy and excitement of California’s capital, and enjoy everything from world-class museums and seasonal dining to family-friendly activities and late-night entertainment!
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For a glimpse into California’s colorful past, present, and future, consider a free guided tour of the capitol, offered daily. Highlights include well-preserved offices of former elected officials, an art exhibit showcasing the works of retired legislators, and a life-size bronze grizzly posted up near the entrance to the governor’s office. Some tips: If you visit during a legislative session, ask about access to public galleries to see the lawmaking process in action; and leave time to mosey through the Capitol Park gardens, where plants from around the world flourish among more than 150 memorials.
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Dig up the past at these storied sites MARSHALL GOLD DISCOVERY SITE Learn how to pan for gold near the site where James Marshall first found flecks in 1848, sparking the famous Gold Rush.
EMPIRE MINE STATE HISTORIC PARK Start in the “Secret Room” to see a scaled-down model depicting the mine’s 367 miles of tunnels.
SACR AMENTO HISTORY MUSEUM The Lure of Gold and Coming to California recount the experiences of those who risked it all for a chance to strike it rich.
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Citizen Hotel A few blocks from the capitol, this 196-room hotel seamlessly blends Old World furnishings with modern amenities. Delta King Drop your bags in one of 44 cozy staterooms onboard this restored 1920s riverboat permanently moored in the Sacramento River. Amber House Choose between an 1895 Colonial Revival and a 1905 Craftsman at this refined two-home B&B in Midtown.
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AEROSPACE MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA Pose for photos next to biplanes and fighter jets as you celebrate the history of aviation.
CALIFORNIA STATE R AILROAD MUSEUM Thrill seekers: See what it’s like to pilot a high-speed train in the Fast Tracks exhibit, on display through December.
CALIFORNIA AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM View the evolution of cars from 1885 to 2011 in the 150-vehicle permanent exhibit.
Short and sweet pit stops that’ll please the whole fam
It’s not easy pleasing the whole clan, but here’s something everyone can get behind: baby animals. (And ferocious predators and endangered beasts, of course.) Set on 14 acres in Land Park, the Sacramento Zoo houses lions, tigers, lemurs, chimps, Gila monsters, ball pythons, and more. Feed acacia and elm branches to giraffes from a platform deck during a twice-daily encounter, or pitch a tent on the reptile house lawn during a family overnight safari to glimpse the animals after dark and early in the morning as they begin to stir. Gunther’s Ice Cream A Sactown staple since 1940, this retro shop is known for its sorbet-like fruit freezes and flavors of the month. Ginger Elizabeth Many of this chocolatier’s candy bars and macarons are made using locally sourced ingredients. Jelly Belly Factory Did you know it can take up to three weeks to make one bean? Find out why during a tour of the factory, 45 minutes west of town.
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Glide into July on the sails of a windjammer. In an homage to Maine’s maritime history, seven restored merchant ships from the 19th and early 20th centuries will dock at Boothbay Harbor for Windjammer Days. Pirate-recruit training, tug-of-war, and boat races are just a few of the events on the agenda. If something smells fishy, odds are the cod race or lobster-eating contest are well under way. Bringing the whole brood? Kids will love the newly added light boat parade and the fireworks spectacular. windjam merdays.org JULY 1–31 RENO, NEVADA
Find Your Inner Aesthete The “biggest little city in the world” gets even livelier during the month of July. More than 500 events take place all across the Reno area for Artown. Started in 1996, the festival
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Pine for History (and Pig!) Some historians believe Virginia’s culture was shaped by a triumvirate of products. The Pork, Peanut & Pine Festival honors that trio with live music, food, and artisan wares. Set in the expansive Chippokes Plantation State Park, the 41st annual event is fun for all ages. (Two kiddos will be crowned Mr. and Miss Peanut before the weekend is up.) Be sure to come with an appetite for grilled and fried versions of your favorite pork dishes, along with sides of ham biscuits, peanut pie, and peanut brittle. The festival invites guests to “bring an appetite and plan to stay all day,” but we don’t need to tell you twice. porkpeanutpinefestival.org
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Twenty years ago, you were likely to get a puzzled look upon asking a bartender to make you a gin gimlet, or a Boulevardier, or perhaps a pisco sour. Now you can stumble into a corner bar in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and drink the best Negroni of your life. Direct your thanks toward Tales of the Cocktail. Now in its 14th year, the annual bacchanal of all things booze returns to New Orleans with more than 200 seminars, tastings, competitions, and meet and greets. For bartenders, the event is an opportunity to test out new drinks, steal a few tips from peers, or sample new brands. (And then take those skills back to, say, Kalamazoo, Michigan.) For the average cocktail enthusiast, it’s a chance to expand your palate and imbibe with the best of ’em for five straight days. Moscow mule fan? You’re in luck: This year’s cocktail competition is based on the gingery tipple. Bartenders from around the world will pour their blood, sweat, and bitters into reinventing the drink. As for you, all you need to do is take a sip. talesofthecocktail.com
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FOLD DIRECTION Bend paper this way.
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Shark Week Takes Flight
Don’t miss the fin-tastic entertainment on Southwest Airlines flights. The days are heating up as June officially marks the beginning of summer. That means family vacations, barbecues with friends, days at the beach, and, of course, summer’s biggest thrill ride: Shark Week! Whether you fancy yourself a true shark enthusiast or prefer sticking to shallow waters, you’ve likely tuned in to Discovery Channel’s annual weeklong shark celebration. As Shark Week’s official airline partner, Southwest gives Customers the opportunity to watch exclusive Shark Week content before the show airs June 26–July 3. You can check out “Jungle Sharks” via the special on-demand channel onboard your WiFiequipped flight.
To take the partnership to even greater heights, we’ve introduced a Shark Week–themed aircraft to the Southwest fleet. This custom Boeing 737 aircraft is emblazoned with majestic sharks and celebrates the true beauty of these fascinating creatures. If you catch a glimpse of our high-flying Shark Week aircraft this summer, be sure to share your photo with @SouthwestAir by using #SharksTakeFlight. Want a Shark Week experience of your own? Southwest and Discovery want to send you and your family on an aquatic adventure. Enter the Dare to Dive Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, including roundtrip air travel for four on Southwest, a $2,000 Marriott gift card, and a $1,000 gift card to put toward an aquatic excursion. For full rules and to enter for a chance to win, visit Southwest.com/ sharkweek. Now, sit back in “Shark N’ Awe.” We’re bringing the feeding frenzy straight to your seat! —Alyssa Eliasen
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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.
Permitted Pueden usarse dentro del avión
Tablets or E-readers
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
Audio Players Reproductores Two-Way Radios de audio
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
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
Smart Phones Always Permitted
Hand-Held Never Permitted Electronic Remote-Controlled Toys Games Juegos electrónicos Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers portátiles
Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers
Always Permitted Pueden usarse en todo momento dentro del avión Permitted Inflight Entertainment
Never Permitted Flight Service
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
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
Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers
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Electronic Cigarettes and
NoiseCanceling Headphones Auriculares que aislan el ruido
Sometimes Permitted Pueden usarse en ocasiones dentro del avión
Electronic Cigarettes and Electronic Smoking Devices Watches Relojes electrónicos
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.
Electric Shavers Rasuradoras eléctricas Flight Service
Hearing AidsRadios Hearing Aids Two-Way Auxiliares auditivos
Tablets or E-readers
Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers
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
Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices
Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers
Never Permitted Nunca pueden usarse dentro del avión Always TV Permitted
Never Laptop Permitted Computers
Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers
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.
Tablets or Electronic E-readers Cigarettes and Smoking Devices
Electronic Cigarettes and Radio Receivers Television or AM/FM Smoking Devices
Two-Way Radios (Walkie-Talkies) or Scanners Radios emisores/receptores (walkie-talkies)
NFL Redzone Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices
Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices Cigarrillos electrónicos y Remote-Controlled Toys dispositivos para fumar
Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers Televisión o radios de AM/ FM
RemoteControlled Toys Juguetes de control remoto
Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers
CREW INTERFERENCE Federal law prohibits any Passenger from assaulting, threatening, or intimidating a Crew Member or interfering with a Crew Member’s duties. La ley federal prohíbe que los pasajeros ataquen, amenacen o intimiden a los Miembros de la Tripulación o que interfieran con los deberes de un Miembro de la Tripulación. DISABILITY ASSISTANCE Southwest Airlines offers assistance to Customers with disabilities upon request. Southwest Airlines siempre ofrece asistencia para sus Clientes con discapacidades que así lo soliciten. ELECTRONIC DEVICES Cellphones and pagers may be used at the gate and after landing. Los teléfonos y localizadores pueden ser usados en la puerta y después de aterrizar. CARRYON BAGGAGE Customers are limited to one (1) bag per person, plus one (1) additional personal item. El límite es de una (1) maleta por persona y un (1) artículo personal. LOST AN ITEM ONBOARD A FLIGHT? Visit the Customer Service page on Southwest.com to report a lost item. Visita la página de Servicio al Cliente en Southwest.com para reportar un objeto perdido. PETS All pets must stay inside their carriers and under the seat for the duration of the flight. Todas las mascotas deben permanecer dentro de sus jaulas y debajo del asiento durante todo el vuelo. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Customers are prohibited from consuming alcoholic beverages not purchased onboard. Alcoholic beverages will not be served to anyone under the age of 21. We reserve the right to refuse the sale of alcoholic beverages to anyone. Se prohíbe que los Clientes consuman bebidas alcohólicas si no fueron compradas a bordo. No serviremos bebidas alcohólicas a las personas menores de 21 años de edad. Nos reservamos el derecho de negar la venta de bebidas alcohólicas a cualquier persona. PERSONAL DEVICES Unapproved personal devices (e.g., Knee Defender, infant slings) may not be attached to any part of the aircraft. Dispositivos personales no aprobados (coo por ejemplo “defensores de rodillas” o mantas portabebés) no pueden sujetarse a ninguna parte de la aeronave.
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Heart of the Community WE GOT THE BEAT
Teamwork is essential to revitalizing public spaces in every city. In cities all over the world, people are coming together to improve the public spaces that matter to them. They call what they’re doing “placemaking,” and while this community-based process can happen anywhere from a parking lot to a historic park, the most successful projects share three characteristics: They’re led by passionate people; they’re responsive to the needs of the local community; and they rely on the support of a range of partners. To create a great public space, everyone in the community needs to be involved in creating a shared vision for what that place can be. The best way to begin is by asking people in and around the place one question: “What do you want to do here?” When you’re ready to start making things happen, it’s important to involve many different partners. Diverse partnerships ensure that the full spectrum of a community’s talent, resources, enthusiasm, and creativity is utilized. They also allow more than one group to share responsibility for the space. In Portland, Maine, Friends of Congress Square Park is leading a coalition of partners to activate
and enliven Congress Square Park. With support from Southwest Airlines’ Heart of the Community program, along with local donors, the group has transformed a neglected downtown park into a lively destination. Since forming in 2013, Friends has hosted hundreds of events with a variety of partners, including the Portland Swing Project, Pickwick Independent Press, and the Maine Hip-Hop Summit. And partners aren’t just part of big events. The success of everyday activities in the park—like yoga and tai chi classes, a weekly knitting group, and rotating art installations—depends on continued collaboration with Portland’s small business owners, creative professionals, and committed Friends volunteers. Our public spaces can be bustling centers of exchange, areas for recreation and relaxation, and true town squares where everyone feels welcome. But this is only possible when everyone is involved in creating and sustaining these places. Great public spaces involve the work of many hands, and we can’t do it alone. —Philip Winn, Vice President at Project for Public Spaces In 2014, Southwest launched the Heart of the Community program, which awards grants to create public spaces in the hearts of communities served by the airline. To date, the program has supported 18 innovative and transformative projects. To learn more, visit pps. org/Heart-of-the-Community.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY COREY TEMPLETON
The Hadacol Bouncers play at an event put on by the Portland Swing Project.
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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.
FORM APPROVED OMB NO. 1651-0009
19 CFR 122.27, 148.12, 148.13, 148.110,148.111, 1498; 31 CFR 5316
Each arriving traveler or responsible family member must provide the following information (only ONE written declaration per family is required). The term “family” is defined as “members of a family residing in the same household who are related by blood, marriage, domestic relationship, or adoption.” 1 Family Name
First (Given) 2 Birth date
3 Number of Family members traveling with you 4 (a) U.S. Street Address (hotel name/destination
During the vacation periods of Holy week, summer and winter, Mexican Nationals entering the country by land may import, under duty exemption, items of up to 300 US dollars or its equivalent in domestic or foreign currency provided that such people do not live along the border strip or border region. The starting and ending dates of such periods can be consulted directly with customs personnel or at www. aduanas.gob.mx.
6 Passport number 7 Country of Residence
trip prior to U.S. arrival
11 I am (We are) bringing
(a) fruits, vegetables, plants, seeds, food, insects: (b) meats, animals, animal/wildlife products: (c) disease agents, cell cultures, snails: (d) soil or have been on a farm/ranch/pasture: 12 I have (We have) been in close proximity of livestock:
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
No No No No No
(such as touching or handling)
13 I am (We are) carrying currency or monetary instruments
over $10,000 U.S. or foreign equivalent:
(see definition of monetary instruments on reverse)
14 I have (We have) commercial merchandise: (articles for sale, samples used for soliciting orders, or goods that are not considered personal effects)
15 RESIDENTS—the total value of all goods, including commercial merchandise
I/we have purchased or acquired abroad, (including gifts for someone else, but not items mailed to the U.S.) and am/are bringing to the U.S. is: $ VISITORS—the total value of all articles that will remain in the U.S., including commercial merchandise is: $
Read the instructions on the back of this form. Space is provided to list all the items you must declare.
CBP Form 6059B (04/14)
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
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:
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.
PAYMENT OF DUTIES
• Duties can be paid using the form “Pago de contribuciones al comercio exterior” (Foreign trade tax payment). • The total value of computer equipment, added to the rest of the items above cannot exceed 4,000 US dollars or its equivalent in domestic or foreign currency. • Items subject to compliance, regulations other than payment of duties (permits, certificates, and notifications) cannot be imported. • In order to determine the tax basis, the duty free exemptions mentioned in number 2 could be deducted from the value of the items.
5 Passport issued by (country)
8 Countries visited on this
Date of birth
VISITORS T Number of days you will stay in Mexico RESIDENTS OF MEXICO Number of days you stayed abroad
Number of family members traveling with you Number of luggage pieces (bags and packages) you bring with you Missing luggage or luggage to be imported by cargo (pieces) (See Notification 1 of this form)
4 MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION Mark with an X the means of transportation Maritime Vessel No.
Ground Transport No.
Air Flight No.
5 Carrying money in cash, receivables or a combination of both is legal; however, not declaring the total amount when more than the equivalent of 10,000 US dollars is carried may be subject to administrative or criminal penalties. Are you carrying amounts in cash, documents receivable (checks, promissory notes, payment orders, etc.) or a combination of them, the combined total of which exceeds 10,000 US dollars or their equivalent in national or foreign currency?
No If you have answered Yes, please declare the total amount in US dollars
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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.
We’re happy to take care of any recyclable items, including plastic bottles, coffee cups, newspapers, and food containers.
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Inflight Entertainment Portal
Getting Connected: iOS To connect to our entertainment portal using your iOS device*, follow the instructions below. For more information about inflight entertainment options, see the menu located in the seatback pocket.
Connect to Southwest WiFi
1. Tap the Settings icon.
2. Tap the WiFi icon.
3. Tap the On/Off button and 4. Tap SouthwestWiFi in turn WiFi On. the list of WiFi networks and confirm connection.
Launch the entertainment portal
The entertainment portal is your direct source for our inflight entertainment options.
5. Tap the Safari icon.
6. Our entertainment portal 7. Select your entertainment should load automatically. If option and enjoy. not, click the address bar and type in southwestwifi.com.
More Information: • Content and services are offered on WiFi-enabled aircraft only. We cannot guarantee that connecting flights will be WiFi-enabled. • Service on flights to/from destinations outside the contiguous U.S. may not currently be available for the entire flight. • Movies and select TV content require download of the free AirTime Player app. • Pricing information can be found on the Inflight Entertainment Portal. • In order to provide a top-notch WiFi experience, we prohibit access to certain high-bandwidth applications and websites, including Netflix, HBO Go, and VoIP. We also prohibit access to certain obscene or offensive content.
*Instructions shown on an iPhone® 6. Your iOS device may vary slightly.
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Getting Connected: Android
To connect to our entertainment portal using your Android device**, follow the instructions below. For more information about inflight entertainment options, see the menu located in the seatback pocket.
Connect to Southwest WiFi
1. Tap the Settings icon.
2. Tap the WiFi icon.
3. Tap the On/Off button and 4. Tap SouthwestWiFi in turn WiFi On. the list of WiFi networks and confirm connection.
Launch the entertainment portal
The entertainment portal is your direct source for our inflight entertainment options.
5. Tap the Internet icon.
6. Our entertainment portal 7. Select your entertainment should load automatically. If option and enjoy. not, click the address bar and type in southwestwifi.com.
**Instructions shown on Samsung Galaxy SÂŽ 6. Your Android device may vary slightly.
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Inflight Entertainment Portal
Getting Connected: Laptops To connect to our entertainment portal using your Mac or PC laptop*, follow the instructions below. For more information about inflight entertainment options, see the menu located in the seatback pocket.
Connect to Southwest WiFi MAC
1. Click the WiFi icon.
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
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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In a world full of no, a plane full of yes. At Southwest,® we are in the business of saying “yes.” So while other airlines limit how many seats can be redeemed with points, at Southwest, we say the more the merrier. With Rapid Rewards,® if there’s an open seat, it’s yours. That’s Transfarency.
Sign up for Rapid Rewards today at Southwest.com/enroll.
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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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• Priority boarding • Fly By® priority check-in and security lane access** • 25% point-earning bonus
A-List Preferred tier benefits All the benefits of A-List, plus: • 100% point-earning bonus • Free Inflight WiFi (available only on WiFi-enabled aircraft)
Companion Pass Earn Companion Pass and you can choose one person to fly free*** with you for an entire year! ***Does not include taxes and fees from $5.60 one-way.
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.
It’s free and easy to join Rapid Rewards. Sign up now at Southwest.com/enroll.
*Points don’t expire as long as you have flight or Partner earning activity every 24 months. **For a complete list of available Fly By locations, visit Southwest.com/flyby. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply and can be found at Southwest.com/rrterms. ©2016 Southwest Airlines Co.
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^Potential to earn additional points depending on applicable promotion. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply and can be found at Southwest.com/rrterms. ©2016 Southwest Airlines Co.
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For departure times and gate numbers, check airport monitors or ask a Gate Agent. Atlanta (ATL)
Los Angeles (LAX)
Domestic North Terminal and International Terminal
Main Terminal, between Concourses A and C
Terminal 2 (International) and Terminal 1 (Domestic)
Concourses A, B, and C
Concourses A and B
Central Concourse and West Concourse
Concourses A, B, and C
Concourses A and B
Central Concourse and West Concourse
From Nassau and Oranjestad: Concourse C From other destinations: Concourse F
From Cancún, Montego Bay, Punta Cana, and San José: Concourse E
From Montego Bay: Airside 1 or 4 Concourse A
Concourse A, lower level
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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SACRAMENTO OAKLAND SAN FRANCISCO (SFO) SAN JOSE
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