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Steven Frischling
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Steven Frischling, aka: Fish, is globe hopping professional photographer, airline emerging media consultant working with large global airlines and founder of The Travel Strategist. Fish has racked up more than 1,000,000 miles since he started to track his mileage in 2005.

Fish's travel tends to be less than leisurely, including flying from New York to Basrah, Iraq, for six hours; Hong Kong for eight hours, Kuwait City for two hours and traveling around the world in 3.5 days to shoot a series of photo assignments in 4 cities and 4 countries on 3 separate continents.

Fish grew up at the end of New York's JFK International Airport's Runway 4R/22L, which probably explains his enjoyment of watching planes, fly overhead. When not shooting photos or traveling Fish designs camera bags, hones is expertise on airline security and spends his time at home cheering for the Red Sox with his 3 kids 102 yards from the ocean.

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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