The long awaited announcement is finally here. So say hello to our 2017 ID90 Travel Brand Ambassadors! These ten wanderlust-plagued individuals were hand-selected from a large pool of amazing travel candidates. They’re the best of the best (our A-Team, if you will), and we’re way too 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 ten of these ambassadors are pretty impressive travelers, some with a killer side hustle to boot! 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 2017 Brand Ambassador team.

The Buono Family

“We’re a non-revving family with a passion for travel. Yes, it can be tricky and stressful to make sure we stay together while we non-rev, but that’s part of the adventure! Traveling is incredibly important. We feel it forces us to get out of our comfort zone, learn to see things through other’s eyes, figure out how to truly explore, and absorb what the world has to offer. We hope that being ID90 Travel Brand Ambassadors will give our family the opportunity to share our little parts of the world with other airline employees, as well as help them learn to get out there and be adventurous!”

Shannon Hutchinson

“My name is Shannon Hutchinson, I am a First Officer with Caribbean Airlines, based in Trinidad and Tobago. I am also an artist, Carnival queen, and adventure travel junkie. I love experiencing new places and am excited to be sharing my adventures, and travel tips and tricks as #TheFlyingArtist as well as the #id90travel #interlinerAteam!”

Damir Kolakovic

“Hello! My name is Damir and I am a flight attendant for Delta Air Lines based in Minneapolis/St.Paul. I was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina and lived in Stuttgart, Germany for seven years before moving to the USA. What I love most about traveling is the ability to continually open your mind to new cultures and ways of life. To travel is to truly live your life to its fullest. I am excited most about this experience to have the platform to share my travels with a larger network and connect more people to areas less traveled. ”

Jay Landals

“Hey there, my name is Jay. I’m a Ramp Agent and trainer for FedEx.  When I’m not training I’m doing weight and balance or supervising onload/offload of our aircraft. I love exploring the world, meeting new people, learning about other cultures and (of course) any of the adventures that come with nonrev traveling.  It’s a passion that my whole family has that definitely brings us closer together, building memories that will last a lifetime.

My wife and I have a blended family with 7 children ranging in ages from 3-21.  Our travels have taken us to Paris, London, Dubai, Bali, Sydney, Cairns (the Great Barrier Reef), Costa Rica, Panama, and our next trip is to Hong Kong and Phuket.  We are fearless (zip-lining in Costa Rica is exhibit A) and we have not found a single animal sanctuary that we won’t visit.

I am excited to be an ID90 Travel Brand Ambassador because I am an avid non-rev traveler who feels as if my experiences can help and inspire others to utilize this amazing benefit.  The world is literally at our fingertips, begging us to get out there and explore it.  All you need is a passport and a sense of adventure.”

Lorianne McMullan

“Hi there! My name is Lorianne, and I’m a Flight Attendant for jetBlue Airways, I have officially been on the line for 2 years now and have loved every minute of it. I have always found so much excitement in flying… leaving one place in the world and landing in another – traveling is everything to me! Nothing truly makes my heart happier than planning my next adventure, learning about new cultures, trying each and every food or drink that crosses my path, and getting lost in cities I’ve never been to – yet feeling so at home at the same time.

I think my favorite part about traveling is walking around and realizing that every single step I’ve taken, is one someone’s taken before me. Seriously, what is there not to love about traveling? I want to show everyone, especially airline employees, that we have this amazing opportunity to travel for cheap and need to take advantage of it. We need to go on an adventure, get lost in foreign cities, and live our lives one adventure at a time.”

Imran Naser

“I am a Purser at Delta Air Lines, based out of NYC. I am also a Pilot for Atlanta Air Charter out of ATL. My hobbies include learning languages (currently trying to learn at least 3), photography, food, dance and experiencing all the different facets of the human experience. Which is precisely why traveling is absolutely a lifestyle to me.

It gives me the opportunity to live life with no regrets and connect with every aspect of this world like I intended to. It not only opens me to newer perspectives but also to newer friendships, relationships and irreplaceable memories. All of which, make me a better human being.

The reason I am excited about this opportunity with ID90 Travel is because I will get to not only pursue more travel as usual but also share the adventures and places I experience with others in order to perhaps inspire them to let go of their comfort zones and join me in my pursuit of conquering the unknown horizons!”

Kristen Shultz

“Hello Interliners! I work for United Airlines as an Inflight Crew Scheduler. I love to experience new cultures and see how different each country can be. I’ve recently gotten into photography and when I travel, I like to take pictures that show the real beauty of that country. I’ve traveled to over 60 countries (Madagascar, Egypt, Indonesia, China, Spain, Croatia, Seychelles….)! This experience will be exciting because I can show how easy it is to travel on a budget and how to travel seamlessly as a standby.”

Julayna Smith

“Hi friends! I was born and raised in Maui, Hawaii, and now I work for Alaska Airlines on Maui as a Customer Service Agent. Traveling is my passion! I love exploring new places, meeting new people, immersing myself into a new culture, and of course sampling the local cuisine! I am so excited to be an ID90 ambassador to share my adventures and the wonderful world of ID90 Travel with the non-rev community.”

Julie Terrill

“Hello, I’m Julie. My husband was an aviator and pilot instructor. We thoroughly enjoyed his non-rev benefits, which I am blessed to retain as his widow. I am a freelance photojournalist with a mission to utilize my non-rev superpowers to bring the world within reach for my readers.”

Megan Elizabeth

“Greetings from colorful Colorado! My name is Megan, and I am proud to represent SkyWest Airlines at the Colorado Springs Airport as a Ticketing & Gate Agent. I am in love with the airline industry… no going back now, it’s in my blood! When I’m not boarding groups one through five, you can find me writing blogs about my work & travel experiences, editing photographs, or spending time in the wild.

My life philosophy can be summed up by this famous quote, “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” Travel has a way of opening up your soul and senses, igniting contagious curiosity about the world, the people in it, and how we fit into its complex puzzle. Seeing and experiencing the world firsthand has enriched my life in ways that nothing else ever has, or ever will. That’s one of many reasons why I’m excited to represent ID90 Travel, because I am able to travel to destinations across the world and save money doing it… which just allows me additional financial freedom to travel to even more destinations. Vicious cycle, isn’t it?”

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 then! we’ll see you 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.