“I love picking any seat I want!”—Ayden Bichsel, age six
Photo by King Lawrence
How many flights have you been on in the last six years? Chances are Ayden Bichsel has you beat. This young jetsetter started flying Southwest when he was just three weeks old, and he hasn’t stopped since. After celebrating his sixth birthday last month, Ayden hopped on a plane with his dad, Brad, to visit his grandparents in New York City. After a connection in Baltimore, the second leg of their journey to Long Island marked Ayden’s 300th career flight. As you can imagine, a passion for travel runs in the family. Ayden’s parents, a traveling music duo known as Brad + Rebekah, are A-List Customers, too. Dad even has a Companion Pass. Congrats on reaching an exciting milestone, Ayden. We’re looking forward to 300 more!
—Adam Hernandez, Communications & Outreach
Visit @southwestair on Instagram to go behind-the-scenes on Ayden’s 300th flight.
Favorite Things “Wherever Daddy goes for coffee, I love to get a cookie and hot chocolate. I also like ninjas and superheroes.”
Travel Tips “I make sure Momma and Daddy’s iPad and headphones are fully charged and full of fun things to watch and play.”
Bucket List “I want to go to Disney California Adventure Park because I’m finally tall enough to ride Radiator Springs Racers.”