Hi, I’m Makeba! I’m an ORD-based flight attendant with American Airlines. I’ve been a flight attendant for almost two years, and it’s the greatest job I could have ever dreamed of! Before I became a flight attendant, I worked at an Ethiopian Restaurant in Madison, WI. I would work all during the week and then on weekends, I would fly to a city and meet up with friends! One day, my boss said to me “have you ever thought of pursuing a career in travel?” It got me thinking, if travel is all I want to do, maybe I should work a job that gives me the wings to do that. Two years later, here I am!
Hi everyone! My name is Lera and I am now an ID90 Travel Brand Ambassador! I have been a part of Aeroflot Cabin Crew for two years and my job became my lifestyle. I understand that I will not stay at this job forever (because I still can’t work out how my colleagues combine a job like this with raising a family), so I take advantage of as many opportunities as I can now. The best thing about my job is working with ID90 Travel.
Hey, Janet here, sending love from Montana! I work as a ticketing and gate agent in our small but growing airport near Glacier National Park. The energy of airports thrill me, and my job helps me pursue my passion for meeting new people and exploring new places! If this interests you, check out Flying High, an eight-week vlog I created with fun stories and all the deets.
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!