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Meet Our August A-Lister: Chris Kain

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“Every Employee has gone above and beyond to help me and my family every time we fly.”


                           —Chris Kain, Area Technical Manager, HB Fuller Construction Products

 Photo by Carl CostasPhoto by Carl CostasChris Kain feels right at home onboard a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737. An area technical manager for HB Fuller Construction Products, he flies Southwest weekly to consult with his customers, and in doing so, has amassed more than 2 million lifetime Rapid Rewards points and reached A-List Preferred status. While Chris enjoys traveling for his job, his true passion is exploring the outdoors with his two special-needs daughters and a little assistance from his Rapid Rewards Companion Pass. In April 2017, Chris helped his oldest daughter celebrate her 18th birthday by taking the whole family on eight consecutive Southwest flights—that’s more than 21 hours of flying! There was nothing “plane” about that day, Chris, and we’re glad to have been part of it! —Lindsey Duncan, Communication & Outreach


Great Outdoors “We love hiking trails as a way to see the wildest places in our country. We’ve hiked at least one trail in all 50 states.”


Tried and True “I started to fly Southwest for the low fares, but now, the main reason I’m so loyal is the Customer Service toward me and my daughters.”


Meat Cute “I travel back to my hometown of Chicago for work and to visit family. I try to visit Portillo’s at least once every trip for their Italian beef sandwich.”