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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.

Aviation Security … The Archie Bunker Viewpoint

First off … if you don’t know who Archie Bunker is this post may not make any sense to you … that said, given that I was born in June 1975, I am reaching back into the brilliance of Archie Bunkerisms that pre-date my own existence by nearly three years.

 

In the early 1970s commercial aviation was filled with hijackings. Between January 1, 1970 (When a Cruzeiro flight between Montevideo to Rio de Janeiro was hijacked) and September 16 1972 when All In The Family aired “Archie and the Editorial” there were 20 commercial airline hijackings, 9 of which involved U.S. airlines.   Given the heightened tension regarding aviation security the public wanted solutions for staying safe in the skies … much like today.

 

Unlike today, there was no mandatory passenger screening when “Archie and the Editorial” aired. Passenger screening did not become mandatory until the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) implemented it at U.S. airports in 1973.

 

So … now that airlines around the world face unruly passengers, drunk passengers and civility on many flights seems to have gone the way of Braniff, British Caledonian and Mexicana … maybe it is time to remember Archie Bunker’s view on gun control for airline passengers.

 

Happy Flying!

 

@flyingwithfish

(for those with no humor, All In The Family is written in a tongue-in-cheek manner)

 

5 Responses

  1. Too funny. Thanks for a blast from the past.

  2. this is priceless. I loughed so hard. Thanks

  3. Classic Archie Bunker. I’ve used this clip in several aviation security courses conducted for commercial pilots. It always gets a reaction.

  4. You mean I don’t get to keep the gun after the flight is over? Damn. Thanks for the laugh.

  5. Now imagine this: A re-rebuttal delivered by Meathead (that’s Archie’s parasite son-in-law, Rob Reiner) arguing for the exact opposite.

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