About Me

Steven Frischling
Live: HVN
Work: JFK-SFO-CDG-HKG
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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.

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Nuts & Bolts of #SkyTeamRTW – The iPad Mini + ZaggKeys = Netbook

Choosing what to pack for #SkyTeamRTW was a trying process. Everything for 12 days spanning the globe, and working on six continents needed to fit in a small roll-a-board Timbuk2 Copilot and the Timbuk2 Custom Commute Laptop Messenger Bag you see traveling the world on Instagram … and the Messenger Bag needed to remain light […]

#SkyTeamRTW … Fish’s Journey Around The World, Like None Other

The past few weeks have been intense, interesting, and filled with ever changing logistics … similar to building a jigsaw puzzle on top of a constantly moving

Customs & Border Protection, The “Border Crisis” & You Can’t Have it Both Ways

In general, I avoid delving into politics on FlyingWithFish. 
Politics, albeit, often play a key role in topics I cover—from aircraft financing to
government agencies. Today, however, I’m straying—slightly—from what I normally cover. In doing so, discussing the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP), an agency I have covered many times.   Over the course […]

FAA Prohibits US Airlines From Flying To Tel Aviv In An Act Of Politics Not Security

Earlier today the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a Notice To Airmen (NOTAM) that for a period of 24-hours U.S. airlines could not operate to or from Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport in Israel.   The FAA’s NOTAM cities a “Hazardous situation created by the armed convict in Israel and Gaza.” While the NOTAM […]

Defending Aircraft In Flight From Surface To Air Missiles … are we doing enough?

Surface to Air Missiles (SAM) and Man-Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS) have been used in attacks on more than fifty civilian aircraft, killing more than 1,000 people since 1973.  Presently the U.S. Department of Homeland Security knows of approximately two dozen terrorist organizations that posses SAM and MANPADS weapons.  The threat of terrorist and government-separatist […]

Dear Dr. Rosenberg, Jetblue Didn’t Throw You Off For Being Jewish, They Threw You Off For Being Racist … NEXT

A week ago, on the 7th of July, as Jetblue Flight 454 prepared to depart from Gate C12, at West Palm Beach International Airport, a conflict arose between Lisa Rosenberg, M.D., a Jewish doctor from New York, seated in seat 7E and woman identified as a Palestinian in seat 9C. On the 10th of July […]

TSA Updates Electronics Power Up Security Measures At U.S. Airports & Who’s Behind It

Earlier today I posted … TSA’s Electronics Power Up Security Procedure Implemented In U.S. Airports & Why Its A Sham … discussing the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) new security procedures being implemented not overseas, but in the United States, requiring “selectee” travelers to power up their electronics airport security check points. Under today’s changes to […]

TSA’s Electronics Power Up Security Procedure Implemented In U.S. Airports & Why Its A Sham

This past week it became widely known that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had begun a new security measure to be implemented at a number of overseas airports requiring passenger power up their electronics before boarding flights bound for the United States. The TSA’s new security procedure, to be carried out by foreign aviation […]

Are Airlines Fixing Planes With Duct Tape? No … and … It Ain’t News

Yesterday evening as I settled in for a long exciting night of rereviewing a 100+ slide PowerPoint presentation … yes, this is how I was spending my Saturday night … a CBS News story caught my attention shortly after 11:00pm. The story headline was “Woman Claims Duct Tape Used To Fix Plane’s Windshield.” CBS News […]

So You Think You Had A Rough Landing?

We’ve all flown on flights with rough landings, and heard stories from our friends, families and colleagues about flights they have taken with rough landings … but consider the challenge of landing a McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II on board a moving ship with no nose gear. Below is a video of Captain William Mahoney, […]