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Hispanic Heritage Month Feature: Flight Attendant Adain Bornot Lorenzo

January 10, 2023

Hispanic Heritage Month Feature: Flight Attendant Adain Bornot Lorenzo

As a child, Adain Bornot Lorenzo dreamed of being part of an airline crew, but being from Cuba, he thought his options were limited, and had doubts he would achieve that dream. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re sharing more about Adain’s story.

Q: How long have you been with PSA?
I’ve been with PSA four years.

Q: What do you like about working for PSA?

What I enjoy the most is my coworkers and how easy I make friends all over – in every layover, every sit time at airports, every visit to the crew room – every interaction is an adventure. I enjoy the laughs and the stories. With our culture through The PSA Way, I feel very lucky to be part of the PSA family.

Q: What inspired you to join the aviation industry?
I’ve had a fascination with airplanes since I was a child. I was always looking up to the sky spotting planes. Every television program or movie, if there wasn’t a plane or a scene with an airport, it wouldn’t catch my attention. I always imagined myself being part of a crew. But sadly, living in a third world country, with no options, my dream was just that – a dream. Looking back, I would have never imagined that I would be walking through the airport with this uniform, these wings, and welcoming passengers onboard. It’s exactly how I imagined. It’s the law of attraction in motion, living my American dream. It’s the most amazing thing that has ever happened to me. I am a very lucky person.

Q: Tell me a little about your Hispanic heritage? Where are you and your family from?
Like my mom and dad, I’m full Cuban, born and raised on the island. My grandparents emigrated from France and Spain.

Q: Do you feel your heritage helps you connected with our passengers?
Absolutely! I can identify with the Hispanic, non-English community because, once upon a time, I was in their shoes and I know what it feels being in a foreign country as a first-time flyer, walking through an airport where everything is unfamiliar to you. Finding someone that can help you, that speaks your own language, is like finding Jesus on a bad day. I feel I can now help travelers and give them that sense.

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