Fall 2018 marked only our second semester offering the ID90 Travel Non-Rev Spirit Award. This newer scholarship, available only to the dependents of current and retired airline employees, seeks to offer financial support to the airline community’s most prized possession – their children!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
We absolutely love being a part of the airline community. It’s one of the most vibrant, servant-hearted, loving communities on this planet. Which is why we’re more than eager to give back. One of the ways in which we hope to do so is by supporting the dependents of our airline employees through scholarship!
She’s beauty and she’s grace, she’s our Customer Support face… meet Magdalena! She’s our artsy, dedicated runner (except for when she broke her hip), with a heart of gold! As one of our Customer Support supervisors in the Argentina office, Maggie’s that lovely voice you’ll hear when you ask for your case to be escalated.
Unless you actually have a life and don’t get stuck endlessly scrolling on Instagram like the rest of us you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably come across Ellen’s ‘gram at the wildly popular Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya. You know, the one where she literally ate breaky with those glorious long-necked creatures?
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.