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Our September Star: Flight Attendant Angela Koblitz

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Angela_DrewKelly This welcoming smile may have greeted you on one of our flights. As an Oakland-based Flight Attendant, Angela Koblitz provides nonstop Hospitality to our valued Customers. Originally from Seattle, Angela’s family moved to Fairfield, Iowa, when she was 10. She describes Fairfield as a great place to grow up and is proud of her small-town upbringing. A love of languages led Angela to major in Russian at Grinnell College in Iowa (she also speaks Spanish and French). It’s no coincidence that she and her husband, David, met when they were both studying abroad, halfway around the world in Russia. After working at another airline and then taking some time to raise her son, Joey, Angela joined Southwest Airlines as a Customer Service Agent in San Francisco. She soon fell in love with the Company’s friendly Customers, Employees, and way of life. “Everyone has an area where they shine, and we are all empowered to be ourselves,” she says. With a sister already working as a Southwest Flight Attendant, it wasn’t long before Angela decided to take to the skies herself. “Having so much time with our Customers is a gift,” Angela says. “I get to learn about their lives and really connect with them.” A big fan of our international service, Angela enjoys working flights that allow her to use her Spanish language skills, such as trips to Mexico City. “Customers are so appreciative of our new service, and it’s great to be in such a wonderful atmosphere,” she says. In addition to loving languages, Angela has a passion for music. She started playing the cello as a child and also sings at her church and in a community choir. Angela’s smile says it all—welcome onboard and make yourself at home! Thanks, Angela, for taking such great care of our Customers and for letting your personality shine.