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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.

The TSA’s Banned vs Approved Items Conundrum … A Video Guide

As millions of travelers throughout the United States get ready for Christmas Dinner with their friends and families, followed by flights home with new gifts, gadgets and home baked pies from Mom, there may be some confusion regarding what passengers may or may not bring through Transportation Security Administration (TSA) check points.


This topic comes up time and time again. Why can you fly with a large ham packed in a pool of melted glaze, but not just fly with the glaze?   Why is a wiffle ball bat prohibited, but a six foot metal monopod with snow spike allowed in the cabin?


Well … now there is a video guide to better understanding the logic (or complete illogic) behind some approved and banned items for carry-on by the TSA.


Happy Flying!



One Response

  1. That’s classic. I have a solution to the problems of flying. Lower your expectations! For example, when you go to the dentist for a root canal, you really don’t expect to have a good time, but you know the time in the chair is finite, 2-3 hours. Apply the same rationale to your next flight. Just think of it as a root canal, uncomfortable, little room to move,, have to listen to messages and other people talk, often can’t use your electronic devices, can’t sleep, and so on. But the important lesson is *the time in the chair is finite.* And you don’t have to keep you mouth open quite as wide.

    My bet is you’ll have a better flight next time if you just keep that simple rule in mind: LOWER YOUR EXPECTATIONS and compare it to a root canal.

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