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Meet Shannon Saxe

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One of four children, Shannon Saxe was raised by a single mother who owned a dance studio. Traveling was not really possible; they rarely left the state of Georgia. Shannon, to keep from fighting with her brothers, accompanied her mother to the studio every day. It was there that Shannon watched people bring in their kids from all over the globe. This fed her desire to see the world. From a young age, Shannon recognized that she didn’t want to be a dancer, but she knew she wanted to see the world and meet interesting people from all cultures. And she did just that.
Quote Open“It was a natural fit to become a flight attendant. I loved flying, traveling, and adventure. I wanted to make my mom proud, see the world, and understand and respect all cultures.”Quote Closed
Shannon Saxe, Flight Attendant

Embracing Global Travel

At 21 years old, Shannon began her corporate flight attendant career with Eastern Airlines, and then, Independent Air. When the charter company closed, she welcomed the unique opportunity to live and work in Saudi Arabia and Brunei, flying for major corporations, wealthy families, and prominent world leaders. Every day was filled with new experiences and captivating people. Shannon was in Saudi Arabia during the crisis in 1990 and, subsequently, the first Gulf War. It was around this time that she flew the CEO of Saudi Aramco, who was also the oil minister, as well as many members of the Saudi royal family.

When Shannon worked for the sultan of Brunei, he was the most affluent man in the entire world. She often traveled with the royal family and the children’s adult personal companions, who quickly became Shannon’s friends. This gave her experience in global travel while working for the prime minister of Lebanon. She remembers staying the night in Beirut under the watchful eye of her bodyguard from the Rhodesian Special Air Service.

Returning Home

In the mid-‘90s Shannon left the expatriate life and returned to her hometown of Atlanta to work for The Coca-Cola Company. During her time at Coca-Cola, a friend introduced her to NetJets—then known as Executive Jet Aviation. NetJets was appealing because it had a reputation for hiring the best of the best. Today, instead of flying repeat business trips or working for the same family, Shannon enjoys the excitement of meeting all different people flying for a variety of reasons.
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“You must come to this job with humility and graciousness and a willingness to make your Owners happy on their flight. … no matter what their day was like.”
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One shared goal

After more than 21 years at NetJets, Shannon believes the most rewarding part of her job is when the Owners get off the plane happy. And she credits that to having a supportive team. From the Owner Services Team taking calls to the pilots welcoming passengers on board, Shannon knows that everyone at NetJets shares the same goal, to provide the best possible experiences to Owners, while always prioritizing their safety first. She respects her team members for their diverse backgrounds, best-in-class training, and always professional demeanor.
“At NetJets, we all have a servant’s heart. No matter what, we’re there for our Owners.”
Shannon Saxe, Flight Attendant
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