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Steven Frischling
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Fish has been covering aviation and transportation security issues since September 15, 2001, after walking away from Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan following four days of documenting the worst aviation security disaster in history.

Having spent more than a decade-and-a-half as a full-time photojournalist, Fish now divides his time between building social media and social commerce strategies and solutions for global travel brands, along with researching aviation and transportation security.

Growing up at the end up New York's JFK International Airport's Runway 4R/22L probably explains Fish’s enjoyment of watching planes fly overhead. When not working or shooting photos, Fish can be found playing with (and cleaning up after) his three kids, chasing his dogs, standing in the kitchen cooking, monitoring radios public safety and federal radios and of course cheering for the Red Sox.

You can find Fish on Twitter at @flyingwithfish …and … join Fish every Thursday at 3:30pm EST as he hosts the weekly #TNI #Travel Chat on Twitter.

Flying With Fish Is Giving Away A Free Nights Stay From Hilton!

Want to get away from it all for the evening? Then make sure you leave a comment below to enter to win a free night stay at a Hilton Hotels from Flying With Fish thanks to the folks Hilton Hotels and BoardingArea!

What’s the catch? There is no catch … but you can only enter once.

The Hilton Be My Guest Certificate is good any participating Hilton property in the United States (which from what I gather is pretty much all of them) and covers all room rate & taxes for a single night stay in a standard-room.

Sure you’re on your own for the mini-bar, room service and pay-per-view bill, but think about of much you can enjoy the mini-bar knowing that the room (including taxes) is being paid for by Hilton!

…as a bonus the winner of the Hilton Be My Guest Certificate will also get a new Flying With Fish euro-sticker to spruce up their luggage.

All you need to do to enter is leave your name in the comments section below. Make sure when you leave your comment you fill in a valid e-mail address (which is not publicly visible). You may enter until the 28th of February, the winner will be selected on the 1st of March.

So what are you waiting for? Enter your name below the photo of the actual Hilton Be My Guest Certificate I’ll be mailing off on the 2nd of March to one lucky Flying With Fish reader!

The Hilton Be My Guest Certificate is valid until June 30th 2010. Winner will be selected at random on the 1st of March. Winning choice selected by Flying With Fish at random is final. The winner will be notified by e-mail by the end of March 2nd.

Happy Flying!

223 Responses

  1. Hi Steve,

    great promo & I like your tweets. Keep up the good work.

    Phil Maro

  2. Sweet deal! Please toss my name in that hat.

  3. Thanks for all the great tips about keeping stuff safe from thieves on flights.

  4. If it’s free, it’s for me!

  5. My entry to win!

  6. Really enjoy following what you have to say on your blog and on twitter.

  7. I’m entered!

  8. Pick me ;-), Pick me 😉

  9. Oooo, I’d love to win one of your flying fish stickers. They would make my luggage look awesome (oh, I suppose the free hotel night is nice too). 😉

  10. Hey this is great! I would rather fly with the fish instead of sleeping with the fish

  11. I’d love to make my luggage more identifiable with a “Flying With Fish” sticker. The stay at a Hilton would be nice as well.

  12. Sounds pretty awesome to me.

    Name: Erik Persson

  13. Hey – I know #2… Pineapple shirt!!!

  14. Hilton, here I come!

  15. Thanks a lot for this lottery, here is my chance for a free night at Hilton!

  16. please send all winnings to easyE, C/O easyE, on Easy street, USA

  17. Have a great trip planned with the girlfriend on which I would love to use the certificate while displaying my Flying with Fish sticker proudly!

  18. Who cares about the hotel room, I want to win a Flying With Fish sticker!

  19. When Flying with FISH asks, “what’s the CATCH?” I just gotta throw down a net.

  20. Count me in!

  21. I’d like to win all the hotel nights on Boarding Area for a fantastic week away. :)

  22. How did you know I was planning to have a few days off soon ?

  23. I echo the others, close call between the sticker and room…

  24. Yes please!

  25. Thanks for running the contest! Count me in!

  26. Steven,

    Great Promo! Your blog already rocks! I’ve learned so many things – subtle nuances that just make traveling with gear easier! Thanks for all the hard work.


  27. Cool! A sticker!

  28. Hey Fish … put me in there … sticker would be cool too!

  29. Hi Fish … great idea for a promo … keep up the good work … you know that we’re thinking of developing a three-holer :-0

  30. Count me in!

  31. Your site is very informative. I keep passing info to my pilot son. Thanks

  32. Oh pick me! :)

  33. Boo ya!

  34. Great site. Thanks

  35. Hi Fish,

    Been enjoying your blogs. Keep up the good work and thanks for this chance to win a free night at Hilton.

  36. I am packing my bags already!

    Keep up the outstanding work.

  37. :)
    So generous!

  38. Would be great to win this and get away for a night!

  39. Thanks Steven!

  40. I’m the one in the back with his hand up.

  41. Free night woohoo!

  42. Love following you on Twitter!

  43. Hey Frish,

    Great little promo. Thanks for the opportunity!

    Shawn Lynch

  44. Hey Fish!

    Thanks for running this.

  45. Hope it’s me! Thanks for the offer :)

  46. Thanks Fish… and also thanks for the tip on the Beauty dish….

  47. I’ll take two please

  48. Great!

  49. Thanks for the offer.

  50. Count me in… can’t hurt to try!

  51. Shame that it’s not any Hilton property anywhere in the world. A Hilton Hotel pass for the USA is no use to me, here in New Zealand! :-(

  52. count me in!

  53. One night free is a “date night” for me! Love your tweets!! I sense a Hilton in my future.

  54. Yippie!!

  55. Great promo!

  56. You know you want to send me! :)

  57. What could be easier?

  58. pick me! pick me! ooo! ooo! pick me!

  59. Count me in!

  60. Awesome.

  61. Thanks Fish, I’m in

  62. Just had to post this….just went through TSA at PBI. Guy in front of me had pack of cigs and lighter in bin. It went through scanner and out the other side.

    It was not noticed by scanner watching screen or other TSA agents.

    So, off he went…

    I guess lighters are allowed now.

  63. Count me in! By the way, great site–I’m a photographer too, and your tips are superb…thanks for your work…….

  64. Thanks!

  65. Yay! I hope I win!

  66. ohhh, I love hotels!

  67. Sweet Deal! (~_~) I am IN!

  68. count me in!

  69. I need a night away so badly, it hurts.

  70. Oo – pick me, please!

  71. Oddly enough, my brother’s middle name is Hilton. I’ve always wondered why. Great stuff, Fish.

  72. free hotel stays are always welcome.

  73. up up, and away! Throw my name in there Fish. :)

  74. Great promo!

  75. Pick me! :)

  76. Sign me up & thanks! -GS

  77. Wouldn’t be a bad thing to have available. Toss my name in the hat!

  78. Chris Nevins aka @FlyingSig

  79. Hilton Hotels are awesome!

  80. Sweet! Love these promos!

  81. I wanna win! (but I want a sticker too)

  82. Awesome!

  83. Thanks!

  84. Looking forward to an overnighter at a Hilton! thanks!

  85. Pick me Tom A.

  86. Harry Wright


  87. Would love the opportunity for a free night’s stay!

  88. Funny that lots of people suddenly come out of the woodwork for a contest. As an avid reader (and commenter), I’d like to enter.

  89. Papa needs a vacation in San Francisco! :-)

  90. If I wore a hat, I’d throw it in the ring…

  91. Awesome site, great prize!

  92. Great prize!

  93. I would love this prize!

  94. Fantastic blog, looking forward to the possibility of a free night at a Hilton.

  95. Really enjoy the blog – would enjoy a sticker or night at a Hilton

  96. A dirty weekend with the wife? Sweet!!

  97. Fabulous offer! :)

  98. Nice

  99. Great freebie ! Keep up the good service.

  100. Oh I do love a mini bar–actually I like THE BAR !! –hehe
    Thanks for the chance – Stephanie aka TravelDesigned

  101. Exciting!

  102. Thanks for the opportunity, Fish! 😀 It’s fun talking travel with you on twitter!

  103. Please enter my name.
    Love the blog.

  104. Would love to win this one :) Fingers crossed!

  105. Great Blog !!! I am in !!!

  106. Gimme Gimme!

  107. Thanks.

  108. Somehow i feel the urge to go fishing right now. hmmmm.

  109. That sticker is awesome! The free night at a Hilton is good too

  110. Sounds like fun!

  111. I could certainly use this prize.

  112. A free night would be awesome! Please count me in!

  113. Thanks for paying it forward!

  114. Woot woot, did someone say stay-cation?! I would love to play tourist in the city I call home. PDX love.

  115. Sign me up!

  116. Best website ever. Bill Schnell

  117. Hurrah! NYC is calling my name…

  118. Ooh Ooh, consider my name thrown into the ring! Pretty Please?

  119. Would love it to win!

  120. Count me in!

  121. My wife and I would love that!


  122. :) Duuuuude…Whats up?

  123. Ooo! Ooo!! Pick me! Pick me! :-)

    Remember, you’re cool, you’re awesome…because I have Tweeted it so.

    And, I must say, you’re looking fabulous today have you *insert desired compliment here*?? Because it really shows!

  124. I’d love to win the Hilton Be My Guest Certificate! Thanks for offering this!

  125. Love the Hilton Garden Inn on 63 W. 35th St., between Fifth and Sixth aves in NYC! You are just steps from Macy’s Herald Square, the Empire State Building, and midtown Manhattan. This hotel is new and rooms are in very good condition. In-room amenities include high-speed Internet access, flatscreen TV, microwave, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, and hair dryer. The beds are incredibly comfortable and the hotel is so quiet.

  126. This would be a present for No. 1 son — who has become a more avid FTer and MR aficionado than his mother! Of course, he’s AA EXP (and AGR) and I’m UA1K, but we’re still speaking…

  127. pick me…….


    pretty please….

  128. I want to fly with fish! You make the world go ’round =)

  129. My husband has never been to NYC. This would be so awesome!

  130. My mom is visiting me from abroad… :) This would be the best treat ever!

  131. Heading out to SEA the weekend after the drawing. Would be great to use it out there!

  132. Oh boy, by the time March 2 comes around, it’ll be like 1 in 1000 chance to win.

  133. The Hilton world at a stroke of my keyboard? Wow! Thanks! Here’s hoping!

  134. I’m in it for the new Flying With Fish euro-sticker as much as the Be My Guest Certificate! :)

  135. Of course I want a night at the Hilton. Would use it in Austin, SXSW :)

  136. Nice.

  137. Apples and Black and White Cookies!!

  138. I never win anything :( But here’s hoping!
    Great Promo.

  139. Great blog!

  140. Great contest! Thanks for including my entry – I love your blog.

  141. I’m in!

  142. Entry to contest

  143. Awesome! Thanks for the chance to win

  144. Thanks!

  145. Here goes, Thanks!

  146. Please enter me for the giveaway. Thanks!

  147. Very cool Stephen! Thanks!

  148. Pick Me Pick Me!!! 😉

  149. Winning something for free? I’m in!

  150. Sounds great!

  151. How kind of you, kind Sir Fish. Hook me up with the Hilton cert, for sure.

  152. Hi Fish! My wife and I could really use a romantic night away from the kids. Thanks for the opportunity! -Paul (@FlyingPhotog)

  153. Keep up the great work Fish!

  154. Hey Fish – This promo is almost as good as pastrami. (Almost.)

  155. I’d be more than happy to be your guest!

  156. How fantastic a promotion! Please count me in as one of those who wishes to win a fab night at a fab hotel.

  157. Great deal, love the Hilton products especially the brand new Hampton Inn & Suites that just opened in Canton, OH

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  159. Me! Me! Me!

  160. Thanks for the promo!

  161. great blog. lots of great info. keep up the good work!

  162. Who can say no to free?

  163. Speaking of needing a night’s hotel, I’m going to New York next month and I haven’t juggled there. Yes you read it correctly, I juggle in all the places I visit. On my most recent trip I went to Europe/Morocco and juggled everywhere. I received some wierd looks, rode a horse, I juggled in Madrid with a bowling-pin juggling pan handler and even juggled with a snake around my neck in Marrakech. One of my other videos won me the certificate from “one mile at a time”, so I hope that doesn’t disqualify me. :) And as always I enjoy reading your blog.

    Here’s the video:

  164. I’d love to win!

  165. Another “me too”

  166. Sign me up. Thanks for the great content!

  167. Good luck everyone!

  168. You’re friggin brilliant Fish! Hilton’s always lower on my list (behind Starwood & Marriott) so I hope the certificate will allow me to change my opinion!

  169. I love Hilton! well, actually, if it involves traveling I love anywhere… :) Please pick me! Love your work…

  170. I need a night before my next NCL trip please!

  171. Hope I win!

  172. I’m in, too. Thanks so much. I have to stave off the urge to spend a night in Spokane :-)

  173. I could use a free room! Our movie is showing
    @ the Cleveland International Film Fest in March. We’ll be needed any and all hotel rooms for friends and family coming from out of town. Check us out: outofplacemovie.com.


  174. Hopefully it’s me?!

  175. Great Blog- I make it my second stop in the mornings!

  176. Hey Fish…OK put my name in. But let me give you some feedback. Great site. Enjoy especially the ‘Travel Essentials.’ What to carry and when. Hate, sorry, dislike, the I-phone apps. You seem to do a lot of that lately. I probably feel that way because I don’t have one yet… :) Come and visit Dubai.

  177. I really, really enjoy your blog!

  178. Hope I win…I could use a day off!!!

  179. Driving to South Florida from Canada in May…. a WIN would be awesome!!!
    Thanks for your Ideas

  180. Love the blog. Great advice/heads up on the Mountainsmith camera kit. Been using my Tour lumbar for years. This just makes it better. Priceless!

  181. I’m in..hope I win!

  182. Do they allow photography at Hiltons?

  183. Fish,

    Love the website. I’ve subscribed via RSS since I first stumbled on it. Lots of good tips!


  184. Hope I win. Looks like the odds are about 185-1 and that’s a lot better than most lotteries.

  185. I would like to enter for free Hilton night! Thanks!

  186. i would like to be the one lucky winner!

  187. Thank you.

  188. Thank you for the chance and a great blog!

  189. Sure – gotta give this a go.

  190. ghoti!

  191. Thanks!

  192. Would be great to win this and get away for a night!

  193. Sweet! i’d love to be your guest

  194. great site and promo

  195. Awesome pize, hope i win

  196. I’ve really enjoyed your posts — please include me in the contest. And thanks!

  197. Sweet! Please put my name in the hat.

  198. Do you smell like fish? I love the blog, but would be hesitant to return if you said yes. Please give me the free hotel voucher. Thanks, and take a bath if needed.

  199. I love this blog – giveaways ahoy! Please enter me! Thanks!

  200. Great promo! Hope I win.

  201. me too cheers thx!

  202. A night away would be just what the doctor ordered Ü.

  203. Thanks for the contest!

  204. Can’t wait to enjoy that free night and place that Flying with Fish sticker on my luggage.

  205. Thanks for the website and the chance to fly.

  206. Wooo I want the free sticker and the hotel will be icing on the cake

  207. It would be lovely–my fingers are crossed.

  208. Very Cool! Thanks for the raffle.

  209. Throwing my name in the ring. Enjoy reading your stuff.

  210. Thank you for the raffle!

  211. It’s a win-win! Great blog & a chance to get away from the middle of nowhere.

  212. I love your blog–particularly iPhone apps. Thanks very much for putting so much time and effort into your high quality.

  213. Would be nice!

  214. Please pick me!

  215. Adding my name then!

  216. Who can’t use a free night away? Are you going to watch the kids?

  217. Love Your articles and professional reporting.
    Big fan, and hope U got a new laptop.
    Great promo, keep up the good work.

  218. I feel lucky.

  219. Love your tweets and I appreciated the story of the laptop. I should have said thanks earlier but travelers everywhere appreciated your courageous stand. Thank you.

  220. Yippee! Big Hilton fan here!

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