Today, April 10, is National Sibling Day! To celebrate, we spoke to some of our awesome Southwest siblings about why they love working with their family at Southwest Airlines:
Mallory Pyles & Chelsea Ridley
Older sister Chelsea began working at Southwest Airlines as a Customer Relations Representative in October 2009, and her younger sister Mallory joined her in the department in June 2010. Six years later, they now work in different departments, but they still love working together at Southwest Airlines! “We are very close, and although we work in different areas, we see each other every day,” Chelsea said, “We get asked if we are twins almost once a day.”
Paul & Mark Desimone
Even though Paul now works as in Nashville and Mark at Dallas Love Field, they have fond memories of the years they spent working together as Ramp Supervisors. “We looked out for each other,” Mark said of their time working together. Younger brother Mark began working for Southwest Airlines in August 1995, and Paul joined the Southwest family in fall of 2001. “It’s nice because I can bounce things off of him,” Mark said about working at Southwest with his brother.
Katie & Sarah Coldwell
“I was celebrating eight years at Southwest when Sarah decided to join. She had heard me talk about how much I liked my job and loved the People I worked with, and knew that she didn’t want to work anywhere else,” said older sister Katie, currently working in the Communications department. Sarah, a Flight Attendant, has now worked at Southwest for seven years.
Their favorite part of working for the same Company is that they both love to travel. “We grew up in a family that loves to travel. I think that’s probably why we both knew we wanted to work for an airline,” Katie said. In 2009, the sisters travelled to Greece, and this past February they made the journey to Africa together. Sarah and Katie also enjoy taking shorter trips together, especially to Boston and Napa Valley.
“In every department I’ve worked in, I’ve loved the people on my Team. Everyone at Southwest feels like a part of our extended family,” said Katie, who got her start at Southwest in Revenue Management. Younger sister Sarah agrees with Katie about Southwest’s family feel, “I knew it was a really fun place to work. I also knew they really cared about their People. Our family has been through a lot, and Southwest has been there every step of the way.”