Fred Reid

Former COO at Delta Air Lines and Former Global Head of Transportation at Airbnb

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  • Delta Air Lines
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Ryanair
  • Spirit Airlines
  • Airbnb


Fred has over 45 years of experience in the travel industry. Fred ran European Sales for American Airlines in the 1980’s before spending 7 years as President at Lufthansa Airlines, the German flag carrier. Fred was also President and Chief Operating Officer at Delta Air Lines for 5 years before becoming the CEO of upstart Virgin American in 2004. Fred also spent 4 years as President of Flexjet, fractional private jet ownership company owned by Bombardier, and also enjoyed 4 years working on the Cora Aircraft Program, a division of Kitty Hawk building next-generation aircraft. Fred is currently a Senior Advisor to Brian Chesky and the Former Global Head of Transportation at Airbnb.