“Airplanes And Architecture” By Julia Valle #NonRevSpiritAward Winner

“Airplanes And Architecture” By Julia Valle #NonRevSpiritAward Winner

Julia Valle is a winner of the $750 #NonRevSpiritAward for the 2018 fall semester. Sometimes she flies to New York, just for lunch in the city! Now that’s #NonRevLife. The daughter of an American Airlines customer service representative, Julia’s been playing “Hunger Games: Airport Edition” on the non-rev list and traveling her entire life. When she’s not zip-lining through the Congo Forest in Costa Rica, she’s studying at California Polytechnic State University as an Architecture major.

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“Falling In Love With Traveling” By Monika Talastas #NonRevSpiritAward Winner

“Falling In Love With Traveling” By Monika Talastas #NonRevSpiritAward Winner

This savvy girl isn’t just the daughter of an airline employee (her father’s a Customer Service Agent for Delta), she’s part of the aviation community herself! A proud student pilot, she’s currently attending the University of West London to study Aviation Management. You can even find her working alongside her airline family at London Heathrow Airport during the school year.

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“Meeting Cuddles Jr.” By Alexis Thomeczek #NonRevSpiritAward Honorable Mention

“Meeting Cuddles Jr.” By Alexis Thomeczek #NonRevSpiritAward Honorable Mention

Say hello to Alexis! This sweet gal’s been non-revving since she was a mere two months old (thanks to momma being an FA over at American). You can currently find her studying at The College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. She’s majoring in Nursing. No stranger to the NYC airports (LaGuardia especially), Alexis has used her non-rev benefits to explore the world but also to keep her family close.

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“Take A Deep Breath And Go” By Lucy Shippee #NonRevSpiritAward Honorable Mention

“Take A Deep Breath And Go” By Lucy Shippee #NonRevSpiritAward Honorable Mention

Lucy is no shy traveler! Growing up the daughter of a United (and Navy – btw, thank you for your service) pilot, she’s been able to experience a lot – from exploring foreign cities on her own to telling friends about the confusing, but awesome, life that is the #NonRevLife. You can find her studying Nursing at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusettes, or embarking on yet another impromptu adventure. What an awesome story you shared, Lucy!

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“The Spirit of Non-Rev Travel” By Katie Mayangi #NonRevSpiritAward Winner

“The Spirit of Non-Rev Travel” By Katie Mayangi #NonRevSpiritAward Winner

Katie is our $1,500 #NonRevSpiritAward (fall 2018 semester) winner. The daughter of a SkyWest flight attendant, Katie’s been flying since she was a little girl. In fact, her first passport photo was taken when she was only 7! Currently, as a sophomore, she studies History and Visual Cultures at Utah Valley University. Passionate about international travel and better understanding the diverse world around her, Katie’s happily taken what she’s learned in the classroom to the streets of foreign cities.

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How Much Our Customer Support Team Rocks… In YOUR Words

How Much Our Customer Support Team Rocks… In YOUR Words

A very wise man once said… “Customer service shouldn’t be a department, it should be the entire company.” That one wise man is Tony Hsieh, the CEO of the wildly successful company that is Zappos.com. In case you’ve not been briefed on who he is, allow us to give you a quick overview. Tony, when looking for a new project after his first made him rich beyond his wildest dreams, was approached for help by Zappos founder Nick Swinmurn in 1998.

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