Olson “Rick” Santiago – MEC Negotiations Representative

Olson Santiago Carreras, better known as Rick, started with Spirit Airlines as a Flight Attendant in 2017 and was assigned to LEC 76 DTW. In 2019 he transferred to Orlando where he became involved with AFA. Rick currently holds the position of Scheduling Chair for LEC37 as of June 2019 and as MEC Reserve Chair as of July 2020. He has extensive knowledge in both Scheduling and Reserve. Before working at Spirit Airlines, he worked as a District Manager at Cricket Wireless, a division of AT&T Wireless. There, he assisted in the development of benefits, vacation/PTO, sick leave, and health care for all employees. He was born and raised in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. After High School, he moved to Orlando, FL. Currently, he resides in Houston, Texas, and commutes to Orlando for work. He is in the process of obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree in Business and hopes to continue his education and seek a law degree in business and labor law.