Get excited because the long-awaited announcement is finally here! Say hello to our 2018-2019 ID90 Travel #InterlinerATeam! These 20 wanderlust-plagued individuals were hand-selected from an insanely large pool of amazing travel candidates. They’re the absolute best, and we’re so excited to have them with us!
They’re airline employees just like you, which means they understand what the #NonRevLife is all about. Whether it’s an awful overnight, bad weather on the ramp, or a crazy customer service encounter you can believe these guys have seen it all. That’s why we have them here.
We wanted to bring you experienced individuals to help guide your travel as well as inspire it. All 20 of these Brand Ambassadors are pretty impressive travelers, so watch and learn, they’ve got lots of great things to show you.
Read on, as they introduce themselves, and get to know them a bit. Also, don’t forget to check out their social channels (listed below) to get your travel inspiration on! Without much more to do, please say hello to the ID90 Travel Brand Ambassador team, Class #002.
“Hello everyone! I am Aaron Baker from Wichita, KS. Super stoked to be a part of this team! I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone and having a good year of traveling with ID90 Travel!”
“Hello! My name is Zach and I am a pilot for Endeavor Air, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines. I have been flying for almost 5 years now, including a year in the airline industry. I am originally from Ohio, but now call the sunshine state of Florida my home. I worked as a ramp agent for Delta Global Services, a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines for 3 years throughout college. I attended Kent State University in Ohio to pursue a career in being a pilot.
Traveling is a huge part of my life. I am always on the move and you can’t find me in one place for long. I have been to 10 countries in the past year, and there are many more to come! Being able to see and experience the world firsthand has opened my mind in ways that I thought were unimaginable. Traveling allows me to escape from my comfort zone. The world is incredibly beautiful, and it is out there to be seen by our very own eyes. Spread your wings, and fly away.
I am excited and look forward to sharing my experiences and travels with all of you. I hope it motivates you to do the same.”
“Hey there, I’m Britt! I live in Dallas and work in Marketing at Southwest Airlines. I got the urge to travel at a young age through a thing my parents like to call surprise trips. Growing up, my dad would plan a trip and only tell us the weather and how long we were going to be gone. Little did I know that the spontaneity and flexibility I learned on surprise trips would come in handy for all of my crazy nonrev adventures. Traveling has easily turned into my greatest passion because I love exploring places I have never been, meeting new people, and learning about other cultures.”
“My name is Christine and I’m a Pilot Wife! I’m also an attorney, travel blogger, Pomeranian mom (Pom mom), and cheese fry enthusiast.
My husband and I take full advantage of the non-rev life! Most recently, we have traveled to French Polynesia, Grand Cayman, Scotland, Ireland, France, and Spain. We also have upcoming trips planned to Iceland and Belize. As Padi Divers, we also want to plan some dive trips this fall!
I am excited to be an ID90 Travel Brand Ambassador because I am an avid non-rev traveler and I am confident that my adventures can help inspire others to use this amazing perk we have! I want to help and inspire EVERYONE, especially airline employees and families, to get out there and live a life of adventure! #AdventuresofaPilotWife”
“Calvin Joshua came to life Nov. 23 some triple decades ago. He earned his wings with US Airways in 2014 and currently serves as a flight attendant for American Airlines. Video production is his creative passion, along with music and songwriting. When he’s not working (and even when he is) he likes to write and develop narrative film pieces. His web series, A Crew Scheduling Nightmare, about a reserve flight attendant who gets harassed and tormented by crew scheduling, can be watched on YouTube. SOLI DEO GLORIA.”
“Earlier this year my wife and I quit our jobs, built a tiny house, and moved to Hawaii. We are a couple of explorers who have a hard time staying still. We hike and climb and drive and swim and fly. We thrive on adrenaline, excitement, and adventure. And we are happy. We aren’t sure what the end game is just yet, but in the meantime, we will just keep chasing sunsets and crossing off our bucket list one expedition at a time. I’m currently back on as a First Officer for Empire Airlines, and I’m excited to represent ID90 Travel as a member of the #InterlinerATeam.”
“Brian is an airline pilot based in Los Angeles. He flies small planes but has big dreams. He cannot go anywhere without a camera, though pants are also critical (they have pockets for SD cards). He is small enough to fit in basic economy, but his stomach can hold at least 3.5 first-class meals. Hungry for both adventure and dessert, he will use any excuse to travel.”
“G’day! I’m Nic, an adventure loving, life enthusiast. While originally from Australia, I now live in Brooklyn, New York. If I’m not a flight attendant on your plane, you’ll most likely see me jumping out of one. I come alive when I travel, explore and challenge myself. Freediving, skydiving, hiking, camping, life hacking and capturing moments through photography are some of my favourite ways to spend a day, finished off with a glass of wine and good sunset of course. I look forward to sharing the ID90 Travel life hacks with you!”
“Accidental non-rev enthusiast with a passion for travel, fashion, and sweets. Sharing my day to day via Instagram (and soon-to-launch blog) to inspire you to get off your booty and live your best #nonrevlife. During the week you can find me pouring over the worldwide web for beautiful destinations, memes, and enviable fashion finds. On the weekends, you can find me battling the other non-revs for a seat to somewhere magical. Honestly, just a girl trying to upgrade from sleeping in airports.”
“Ashley Smith is an Emmy-nominated Multimedia Journalist who obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from Columbia College Chicago: School of Media Arts. Ashley is a Travel Expert with producer credentials from top-tier media outlets in Chicago including ABC 7 and WGN-TV. Since then, Ashley started soaring the skies for a major airline while documenting her adventures as a flight attendant on YouTube.”
“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 thrills me, and my job helps me pursue my passion of 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. I’m excited to be an ID90 Travel Brand Ambassador because I have literally been on the ID90 Travel app as I’m boarding a plane, making a reservation in another country for that night. ID90 Travel is a great tool for our #NonRevLife adventures, and it’s exciting to share that with others.”
“I work as a flight attendant and this job gave me the best ever opportunity – traveling with ID90 Travel. Most of my days off I spend in the airport being a passenger and I can’t wait to show you around Russia and other nearby countries. I’m passionate about new places!”
“Hello, I am Mark Diefenbach. I have been a Flight Attendant at regional airline Commutair DBA United Express for 6.5 years. In my time in the skies, I have learned the lessons below. The world is your oyster, so much to see so little time. Being a non-rev you have to get creative, one way or another you can get to where you want to go. Remember the resources we have available to us working in this amazing industry that so few have the privilege of being a part of, we are part of an amazing elite club that allows us to live a life that people can only dream of but for us in aviation is a reality and totally normal. I have a personal goal to go to every country in the world that has been my bucket list for a while. So far I have 49 countries down still trying to figure out where country number 50 will be. The resources we have available help for sure in achieving my personal travel goals as well as educating others.”
“Hi! I’m Makeba, an ORD-based Flight Attendant. I’m a huge foodie and-hop enthusiast. When I’m not working, I’m flying my mom all around the world or I’m in bed by 9PM.”
“Hello my name is Dianne Escalona and besides being a United Airlines Flight Attendant, my hobbies include taking last-minute spontaneous trips all over the world and hiking. I also love snorkeling and anything that involves being in the water. I’m a big foodie and love trying unique local food from different countries, and I love dogs and cats. I’m also really into collecting Starbucks mugs around the world as well as anything Hello Kitty related. I love anything that ignites my passion for traveling and exploring and ID90 Travel is a big part of my non-rev travel planning.”
“As a travel addict with a passion for fun, I am adept at finding the right vacations, weekend get-away, cruises, or trips of a lifetime. My main tool has been ID90 Travel. Let the adventure never end.”
“Hey, hey! My name is Kelly and I live in Dallas working as a Marketing Automation Specialist for Southwest Airlines. I have a passion for traveling and documenting the world around me, and often find myself getting into unforeseen scenarios as I attempt to capture that picture perfect Instagram shot. I am a strong believer that the best non-rev trips are the ones unplanned, and that the most valuable learning opportunity is to immerse yourself in the local culture. As an ID90 Travel Ambassador, I’m committed to helping you travel better and make the most of your trips – where to splurge, how to save, and plenty of secrets I’ve picked up along the way. So buckle up and let’s enjoy this ride together!”
“Hello! My name is Marcy and I work for Jetblue in Customer Support. I love the flexibility my job gives me to pursue my traveling dreams. Some of my favorite trips have been to England, Italy, Costa Rica, Aruba, Grand Cayman, Hawaii, Mexico, Alaska, and a 19-day Panama Canal cruise. I once took 16 fights in three days just to learn this crazy game of non-rev flying and never got bumped once! I’m excited to share tips, travel stories and amazing ID90 Travel deals with all of my airline colleagues.”
“I am really happy and honored to be part of the ID90 Travel brand ambassador program. I am all-in for this new adventure. My name is Wilfried Sandon Dabire. You can call me Sandon. I am working as Cabin Crew for Asky Airlines based in West Africa. I enjoy travel and the discovering of new places. I am happy to be an ID90 Travel Brand Ambassador and I will promote ID90 Travel with all the airlines in my region.”
“My name is Nick and I am a San Francisco based Flight Attendant who is in love with food and traveling! I enjoy admiring the beautiful cultures all over the world and even in my own backyard. I can’t wait to take advantage of the Brand Ambassador program so I can inspire other individuals who have the same drive and passion in seeing and understanding the world that most people don’t get a chance to see. Let’s go on this journey together!”
Aren’t they wonderful, folks? We’re sure stoked to have them as part of our team. There will be much more coming from these fabulous flying individuals, so stay tuned. Destination videos, travel tips, and work tricks… they’re all in store for this series. Don’t miss a thing! Until next time, right here on Interliner. Safe travels and keep your eyes on the skies.
Author: Emily (@ID90 Travel)
Emily is the Content Marketing Manager here at ID90 Travel. An avid non-rev flyer (she grew up in the industry), and passionate private pilot, Emily can’t get enough of all things aviation. When not writing awesome ID90 Travel content she can be found on a Texas patio, being one with nature, or annoying her ID90T co-workers with her many, many, crowdsourcing questions.