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Meet our August Star: Ryan Shone

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“Every day is interesting and fun. I like that excitement of the job.”  —Ryan Shone, Ramp Agent


Since Ryan Shone joined the Southwest Airlines Family in December 2014, he has enjoyed the excitement of being a Ramp Agent every single day. Ryan is known for his work ethic and positive attitude, and he always has a smile on his face. Ryan’s Coworkers view him as the go-to guy when it comes to getting tasks done safely and correctly. While his work on the ground is important, Ryan’s connections with Buffalo Niagara International Airport go beyond just his job. With help from his supervisor, Ryan pulled off a surprise proposal at the airport to his fiancée, a Flight Attendant also in the Southwest Family. Ryan truly exemplifies what it means to have a Fun-LUVing Attitude and Warrior Spirit. —Melanie Tobiasz, Communication & Outreach


Bay Watch “My fiancée and I love to visit Tampa. It’s nice to get away and relax, and I like sun, sand, and umbrella drinks.”


Now Playing “I’m a classic guy—I like older movies like The Sandlot.”


Role Model “My mom has always been an inspiration to me. I think I get most of my drive from her.”

Photo by Mary Beth KoethPhoto by Mary Beth Koeth