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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.

A Week Inside American Airlines … starts now

In 2006 travel journalist Peter Greenberg produced a an unprecedented documentary on the U.S. airline industry focusing on American Airlines, for CNBC, “Inside American Airlines.” The state of American Airlines and the airline industry has changed dramatically since Greenberg spent a week inside American Airlines.


At the time Greenberg produced “Inside American Airlines.” In 2006 American Airlines was the only U.S. legacy carrier to have never filed bankruptcy, now the airline is in the midst of bankruptcy reorganization and fending off hostile merger overtures. In 2006 American Airlines was the worlds largest airline, today it is the third largest in the United States.



Where does American Airlines stand today … over the next week I intend to find out.


For the next five days I will spent 24 hours a day inside the American Airlines network, criss-crossing the United States as I explore its flights, its major hubs, meeting with various executives, and looking into its cargo, maintenance, baggage, catering, in-flight operations, as well as other facets of the airline.


Follow my Twitterstream, @flyingwithfish, over the next few days as I gather the information to wrote about where American Airlines is now and where they may be in the future as they navigate the challenging situation they are in.


Happy Flying!




5 Responses

  1. I look forward to reading your reports. Please keep in mind that for anything other then the on-board, in-flight experience, you will see and hear only what AA wants you to see and hear, along with a hefty bit of PR spin. Enjoy your trips, but please don’t buy everything that they feed you.

  2. Links to Mr. Greenburg’s story are broken. Both of them.

  3. *spend not spent

  4. Looking forward to your story!



  5. […] the past four days I have been living inside the American Airlines network, flying from Hartford to Dallas, to Los Angeles, to New York’s JFK to Chicago, now headed […]

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