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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.

TSA & Reporting Of Seized Guns In NYC … Beating The NY Post To Their Own Story

This afternoon, after a few conversations with various people at a Federal Security Agency and Multi-State Jurisdiction Law Enforcement Agency, I became aware of an interesting, but misguided, story that is soon to be published by Philip Messing of the New York Post.   Rather than wait for the New York Post story to be published to refute it, I’ve decided to be proactive and go after the same story, but from a completely different perspective. Why? Because the whole premise of the story makes no sense.

 

I learned the same information from two different agencies, both involving in a rather one-sided pissing match … so this, to me, would fall under “the facts are undisputed.”

 

So … on with the story …

 

It would seem Mr. Messing has been furnished with a number of gun seizure reports from the New York New Jersey Port Authority Police Department’s (PAPD) Police Benevolent Association (PBA). Using these reports, Mr. Messing has been investigating the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) under reporting the number of guns that the agency seizes at New York City’s JFK International Airport (JFK) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA), both in Queens, New York. Now, if you follow the TSA on Twitter, or the TSA on Instagram, you can see why this whole notion of the TSA under reporting the number of firearms taken from checkpoints is utter non-sense … but let me get into this a bit further.

 

First, a bit of history. The TSA and Port Authority Police have been at odds with each other for a number of years. The PAPD, who has law enforcement jurisdiction over JFK and LGA, has long since exhibited a prevailing attitude that the TSA is encroaching on their turf, despite the TSA not being law enforcement and the PAPD not providing aviation screening services.

 

The tensions between the TSA and PAPD began to come to a head in April 2013, which I wrote about here, “When Pissing Matches Impact Security : PAPD vs TSA,” and have not eased much since. For reasons that remain largely unclear, the PAPD has on multiple occasions sought to damage the already tarnished image of the TSA … and it would seem the PAPD’s PBA is at it again with providing Mr. Messing with inaccurate information pertaining to actual firearms seizure reports at the airports in New York City’s airports.

 

The information the PAPD’s PBA provided to the New York Post indicate that a significantly larger number of guns have been seized at JFK and LGA than the TSA reports … this is entirely true.

 

Yes, many more guns are seized from passengers traveling through these airports than the TSA includes in its internal reports and external releases … however the TSA is not hiding anything, nor are they under reporting the number of firearms they have seized.

 

How is this possible? Let me explain … the TSA only reports on firearms that Transportation Security Officers (TSO) discover at screening checkpoints.   Any weapon recovered at a check point, including guns, knives, brass knuckles, the occasional mace club, claymore mine (yes, a claymore mine), is photographed, then photographed with the boarding pass of the passenger who was traveling with the weapon.

 

Guns that are discovered by airline personnel due to improper packing, improper declaration, or those caught traveling through the airport legally possessing the gun, but not having a New York State license for the firearm do not have TSA involvement.   These incidents directly involve the Port Authority Police, who investigate and confiscate the weapon. There is no need for the TSA to be involved.

 

The TSA does not confiscate gun parts inside of checked baggage, such as the two empty AK-47 magazines that were discovered in the checked baggage of a man flying to Yemen from JFK this past May. The two AK-47 magazines were discovered when Bassam Alkhanshli was flagged for the one way ticket he purchased to Yemen, and he was questioned by Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a law enforcement agency within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). When CBP discovered Mr. Alkhanshli had not declared he was traveling to a foreign country with more than US$10,000, as he was required to do, his bags were searched.   The reason the TSA did not confiscate the two AK-47 magazines in the checked baggage, when the bags were screened, is that empty rifle magazines pose no threat to aviation security.

 

Yes, these rifle magazines violate New York State law, but the TSA does not enforce New York State or New York City laws. The TSA also took no action against Mr. Alkhanshli for possessing US$12,000, because cash poses no threat to aviation security. The TSA does not ask for international travelers to produce any declarations the CBP may require.

 

In fact, passengers need not declare ammunition in checked baggage either. Firearm ammunition may violate a local legal statutes, but it is not a threat to aviation security. The TSA is looking for explosives, things that can explode in flight. No, a passenger cannot have bullets in the passenger cabin, but bullets in the checked cargo hold, they aren’t going to explode and no one in the aircraft cabin can get to them, so they are not a threat.

 

Now, if the PAPD wants accurate firearm reporting numbers there is a question for them … why is it sometimes the PAPD notifies the TSA when they have seized a firearm at an airport … and … sometimes they don’t?   Wouldn’t a little consistency be nice in information sharing?

 

So, should Mr. Messing and the New York Post pursue the story, and following their previous coverage, just bash the Transportation Security Administration using half-truths and incorrect information, such as their story in the AK-47 magazines … I would sincerely hope that they realize the TSA is not under reporting the number of guns seized. The TSA is only reporting the guns seized at checkpoints that would have otherwise made it on-board the aircraft in a passenger’s carry on.

 

As I have said many times on Flying With Fish, it is easy to attack the TSA. The agency makes it all to easy some days. If you are going to go after the agency, at least do it with a real story, and research your facts, because just making it up and letting it fly does everyone a disservice.

 

You want a good story? Try the massive security gaps in the screening of certain types of vehicles entering the airfield each and every day at JFK and LGA that come in direct contact with passenger aircraft. Holes in fences with gaps in security camera coverage, where airside vehicles drive past all day, every day … one of these areas being right in front of the Customs and Border Protection Offices at JFK.   Now that’s a fun and scary story.

 

Happy Flying!

 

@flyingwithfish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The TSA, Leaderless Again

The 31st of December 2014 was the last day the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had a leader, as Administrator John Pistole stepped down from his role to become the President of Anderson University, where he had attended college.

 

The White House and the Department of Homeland Security have known the TSA would need a new Administrator since late October, as Pistole announced he would be stepped down on the 27th of October; but as of today there is no short list of candidates for the position, no likely appointments, no scheduled confirmation hearings … and it appears that the agency will be rudderless once again for an extended period of time.

 

The departure of John Pistole is not the first time the TSA has been left leaderless, during its short existence. From January 2009, when Kip Hawley stepped down, through June 2010 when John Pistole took office, the TSA was lead by one its founders, Gale Rossides, who stepped in as the Acting Administrator. Gale Rossides was a good leader for the agency, but she had little control, virtually no political clout and those below her often viewed her as a seat warmer, until a new Administrator was appointed.

 

As the TSA has a history of being its own worst enemy in many ways, and pushing the boundaries of what its mission should be, leaving the agency with out a permanent leader firmly in place is significantly problematic.

 

Unfortunately the process of appointing a new TSA Administrator to lead the agency is fraught with political pit falls, and ultimately deters some of the best possible candidates for the job.

 

Leading an agency that is often in the political and media spot light, rarely for positive reasons, that is diverse in missions , is in need of internal reform and is often resistant to change … even some minor things that can greatly improve its operations … is a daunting task. Some logical choices may exist within the agency itself, but likely its next leader will not be selected from within the ranks, as politics makes that nearly impossible.

 

Let’s hope a new TSA boss is found quicker than the last, with their eye on the long term rather than solely on the here-and-now.

 

Happy Flying!

 

@flyingwithfish

Thank Goodness 2014 Is Over … Bring on 2015

2014 was a brutal year on many fronts.  Yes, traditionally people kick off the New Year on an up beat and happy note … and I’ll get there … but it was a brutal year.

For those looking backwards through rose coloured glasses, I am not. In the aviation world we had a number of major disasters, we have a Boeing 777-200 that just vanished that will keep conspiracy theorists going for years, commercial space travel had a major catastrophic disaster that hopefully doesn’t delay its advancements too long and while every year has crashes and incidents, 2014 seemed to be more than most years.

2014 saw the last commercial passenger flight of my beloved three-holers, as the DC-10 was retired, as was it’s successor the MD-11, as well as the British Royal Air Force retiring my favourite aircraft, the L-1011.

On a personal front, I let Flying With Fish lapse. Despite some fantastic professional projects last year, including leading a national campaign for Airbnb and building a global social campaign for SkyTeam that took me to 15 cities, 13 countries and 6 continents in less that two weeks, it had been a brutal year and some things had to be sidelined to focus on what is really important to me … my family, my kids.

I let many major stories slip through my fingers, including one where I was days ahead of everyone in my coverage, but chose to use Twitter instead of my blog in an effort to balance work and life … it was an experiment I would do very differently if I had to do it all over again.

For me, the past year was like a bad country & western song. My landlord sold the house; I moved and had no where to go for a while; I was temporarily unable to leave South Korea due to an immigrations issue; I was briefly detained on arrival in China (OK, no country song discusses South Korea or China): my old dog, my companion for nearly 12 years, passed away suddenly in Connecticut while I was all alone in a hotel room in London in the middle of the night …  and a few hours late, like something scripted from a 1980’s movie, at the exact moment my flight’s wheels touched down in Paris, while l was listing to Counting Crows these lyrics came through my headsets …  “and I have been to Paris, and I have been to Rome, and I have gone to London and I am all alone … and I have been to Paris, and I have been to Rome, I’ve gone to New York City, and I am all alone. All alone.”

So … now that 2014 is over, all I can say is onward and upward.   I have no idea what 2015 has in store for me, but I know this. I miss writing Flying With Fish. I miss covering aviation security and the airline industry.   I miss doing what I love and I miss finding the time and energy to do it … so I’ll just find the time somewhere and work to make it happen.

For those of you who have been emailing me asking where I have gone … I am working on coming back and getting everything in order to do that.   

OK … enough with the personal stuff … I have a lot of writing to catch up on.

Have A Happy & A Healthy New Year Everyone. Happy Flying!

@flyingwitfhish

The Problem With Hiring EMTs & Paramedics To Detect Ebola At Some Airports

It has been reported in the past few days that the United States Customs & Border Protection (CBP) is working with San Antonio based Angel Staffing, a company that provides staffing services during disasters and public health crises to government agencies, to hire National Registry Certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and Paramedics (EMT-P) to help screen passengers arriving in the United States from high risk ports of origin for the Ebola virus.

 

These emergency medical technicians are expected to be staffed at New York’s JFK International Airport, New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport, Washington Dulles, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International and Chicago O’Hare.

 

Never mind that JFK Airport, the airport that serves as the primary gateway for these flights, only generally receives less than 200 passengers per day that would receive scrutiny upon arriving from these points of origin according to the CBP, or that offering EMTs and Paramedics US$19 and $29 per hour for these positions is insulting … there is a red tape situation that is likely to occur in this being implemented at JFK, Newark or Atlanta.

 

Government agencies, licensing and regulatory bodies rarely work hand in hand, and red tape can throw any plan off course which is likely to occur here.   As CBP and Angel Staffing have made it a requirement that all applicants be registered with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NR-EMT/NR-EMT-P), the candidate pool becomes extremely slim in New York, New Jersey and Georgia … why?

 

Not all states recognize the National Registry or offer the National Registry, either at specific levels or all level of certification. Among those states that it would be problematic to find those certified as National Registry Certified are … you guessed it … New York, New Jersey and Georgia.

 

For now CBP is working with United States Coast Guard Corpsmen, who have completed their EMT-B training at the Health Services Technician ‘C’ School … although they are generally not National Registry Certified as most U.S. Military Corpsmen are not certified to operate as EMTs in the civilian environment.

 

Rather than testing individual passengers entering the United States, U.S. Customs & Border Protection should look into multiple person temperature screening channels, such as those used in Hong Kong and Taipei, that everyone passes through. The health screening channels can handle dozens of people simultaneously and identify those with an elevated temperature. These health channels with personnel who watch everyone walking through them are effective, reduce costs and do not impede the arrivals process.

 

Happy Flying!

 

@flyingwithfish

TSA Implements ‘Do Not Board’ List & Mandatory Use Of Gloves In Response To Ebola

This past Friday, the 17th of October 2014, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) implemented directive MD 100.5 in response to the Ebola fears spreading throughout the United States.   MD 100.5, the Do Not Board Due To Threat To Public Health directive is not a new directive, former TSA Administrator Kip Hawley originally implemented it on the 11th of January 2008, however it had fallen by the wayside.

 

The TSA’s directive in response to a public heath threat while handled by the agency is not actually controlled by the agency. Neither there TSA nor the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can add people to the list.   Those deeper a threat to public health can only be added by the Centers for Disease Control  & Prevention (CDC) directly, not by a local, state or regional health agency.

 

The process for adding someone to the Do Not Board List is not a quick or easy process, as one would imagine should be a priority when a public health outbreak occurs. The process must begin with the CDC, then pass through Health & Human Services DOC, then onward to the Department of Homeland Security’s National Operations Center, before being handed off to the TSA’s Assistant Secretary who gives it to the Transportation Security Operations Center (TSOC), before finally being implemented by the TSA.

 

It would seem by the time someone could be added to the Do Not Board List, with all the steps in place, they would likely either be dead or cleared of the disease.

 

 

… additionally … as the TSA is begin to reinstate MD 100.5, they have also issued a more practical directive, that all TSA Transportation Security Officers (TSO), including the Travel Document Checkers (TCD) you hand your boarding pass and identification to, must now wear gloves.   Sure, many TSOs already generally wear gloves, but now it is a directive in place for the interest of public health.

 

Happy Flying … and remember … don’t lick your seatmate.

 

@flyingwithfish

 

 

How Do You Edit Your Photos On The Road? Editing For Social On The Fly

A constant question during the #SkyTeamRTW journey was enquiring how I was editing my photos for real time social media publishing.

 

As the round the world social media campaign was created by, and undertaken by, a long time professional news photographer (namely Me) , the logical answer would have been Photo Mechanic to sort and Photoshop to edit … but that was not the case.   Given that the entire #SkyTeamRTW project was shot with a mix of an iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s, all of the editing, and subsequent cataloging on the road was done entirely with iPhone Apps. Every photo had the same process.

 

All photos were selected in iPhoto (now “Photos” on iOS 8), followed by the app’s white balance selection tool. The photos were saved then opened in the Snapseed App, applying between +5 and +15 with HDR Scape, +5 Details, then cropping to a square for Instagram.  Once done with Snapseed, the image files were opened in Any Mark to add the #SkyTeamRTW logo into the image. From there the final image was uploaded to Instagram.

 

While three apps and multiple steps were used for every image that appeared, the process is very quick and very easy. Less than one minute was spent editing each image to allow every photo to have a similar visual style.

 

I encourage every traveler to try different apps, regardless of what phone they use to shoot photos while they travel, and find what works for them.   If you need help with your photos, consider joining the weekly #TravelPics travel chat on Twitter, you can find a great group of travelers and photographers every Monday at 3:00pm EST.

 

Happy Flying!

 

@flyingwithfish 

 

#SkyTeamRTW in New York City

#SkyTeamRTW in New York City

#SkyTeamRTW in San Francisco

#SkyTeamRTW in San Francisco

#SkyTeamRTW watching young romance under a setting sun in Sydney

#SkyTeamRTW watching young romance under a setting sun in Sydney

#SkyTeamRTW at morning prayer in Taipei

#SkyTeamRTW at morning prayer in Taipei

#SkyTeamRTW lost along the side streets of Tokyo

#SkyTeamRTW lost along the side streets of Tokyo

#SkyTeamRTW gets a tour of Seoul with the Seoul Police.

#SkyTeamRTW gets a tour of Seoul with the Seoul Police.

#SkyTeamRTW arrives in Guangzhou

#SkyTeamRTW arrives in Guangzhou

#SkyTeamRTW in Bangkok

#SkyTeamRTW in Bangkok

#SkyTeamRTW hanging out with orphan elephants in Nairobi.

#SkyTeamRTW hanging out with orphan elephants in Nairobi.

#SkyTeamRTW takes in Amsterdam early in the morning.

#SkyTeamRTW takes in Amsterdam early in the morning.

#SkyTeamRTW enjoying a gorgeous afternoon in London.

#SkyTeamRTW enjoying a gorgeous afternoon in London.

#SkyTeamRTW among the lovers on the Love Lock Bridge in Paris

#SkyTeamRTW among the lovers on the Love Lock Bridge in Paris

#SkyTeamRTW in Madrid

#SkyTeamRTW in Madrid

#SkyTeamRTW enjoys the serenity of being alone in a football stadium in Buenos Aires.

#SkyTeamRTW enjoys the serenity of being alone in a football stadium in Buenos Aires.

#SkyTeamRTW's last stop, home, New York.

#SkyTeamRTW’s last stop, home, New York.

Last photo of the #SkyTeamRTW bag with airline crew members, departing EZE for JFK.

Last photo of the #SkyTeamRTW bag with airline crew members, departing EZE for JFK.

The #SkyTeamRTW Bag goes home to SkyTeam's HQ at AMS.

The #SkyTeamRTW Bag goes home to SkyTeam’s HQ at AMS.

Clothing For Travel, Choosing Practical Clothing For Use & Security

Choosing what stays with us as we travel has changed.  You used to keep a wallet in your pocket, maybe a notepad and a pen, and you were off. If you were so inclined, you tossed a camera on your shoulder.  The nature of travel has remained the same, but what comes with us has changed, as we now carry multiple debit cards, mobile phones with our personal details, laptops or tablets and other items that put us at risk for a very serious loss if taken from us or misplaced

 

Thieves have always existed, the basic techniques for theft have not changed much, but a traveler’s options to minimize their exposure to such a risk have significantly evolved.  Many manufactures are incorporating security features into their clothing, and in ‘every day’ clothing, no longer just the clothes that scream “TOURIST!

 

While traveling the globe for the #SkyTeamRTW journey I chose one type of clothing, three pairs of pants, six polo shirts, a hoodie sweatshirt and a fleece jacket that converts to a vest … all from Scottevest.

 

Scottevest clothing, while primarily designed for technology users, allowing for headsets to be installed into the clothing, as well as providing users the ability to carry their tablets inside their jackets and use their phones from inside their clothing, also have many security functions.   Scottevest Pants have dual hand pockets; one “normal” like a standard pant pocket and another very deep that is impossible for a pickpocket to reach into. Rear pockets are also dual and allow users to quick stash items like an iPad Mini (just don’t sit on the iPad), which is great when quickly working on the road.   The pants’ side hand pockets will also fit an iPad Mini, but it is harder to remove from the side pocket … but those long side pockets can hold some long camera lenses! (they easily fit a 70-200f2.8)

 

The Polo shirts from Scottevest, aside from being durable and comfortable have an excellent security feature, a hidden side pocket along the right side waist, which fits a Passport.   While I primarily used it to hold money, having a pocket that is not easy to locate, not easy to open and that can be tucked into the waist of pants, is a fantastic way to keep passports or currency safe.

 

Need to keep your train ticket handy? The polo shirts also have a handy zippered stack pocket up by the collar. You’ll never be caught fumbling for that subway fare card again.

 

The Scottevest hoodie sweatshirt is a travelers dream in the airport and on a plane.  A large enough hood to block out the world around you while on a plane, and interior pockets that can easily hold your mobile phone, your tablet, boarding pass, and designed to install ear buds.     Quickly having your phone or tablet handy in the airport is fantastic, but once you settle into the seat, pull the hood up, place your ear buds, you’ll get why this sweatshirt is makes travel more comfortable.

 

Finally, the most versatile piece of Scottevest clothing that accompanied me on the #SkyTeamRTW journey, the Fleece 7.0. Over a 12 day span I crossed from Summer to Winter to Summer three times, this makes packing a challenge. With the Fleece 7.0 not only did I have a comfortable jacket-and-vest in one … I had versatile clothing in which I could carry an 11” MacBook Air or an iPad, two secure pockets for our two iPhones, that could be used without ever removing the phones from the pockets, interior pockets for sun glasses, boarding passes, map, notebooks, functional pen slots and more.

 

People often say the live in their clothing, well with the Scottevest clothing I literally lived and worked out of my clothing while traveling through 15 cities, 13 counties, across six continents, in less than two weeks.   Functional, durable, offering superior security, this clothing wasn’t just clothing, it was every bit a part of our work gear as the #SkyTeamRTW messenger bag, my phones, laptops and power supplies.

 

Take a look at some of the Scottevest clothing and how it was used and consider checking them out at Scottevest.com

 

Happy Flying!

 

@flyingwithfish

 

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Keeping #SkyTeamRTW Powered Up & Operating In the Sky … The Hyperjuice Battery

Trying to work during a project that at times has you off and running looking for content in not just two different cities a day, but two countries in two separate time zones a day, creates many logistics challenges. Everything must be fluid and you need to handle whatever is presented to you. Delayed flights, ticketing issues, the unexpected 75 minute interview with Chinese Immigrations officials, rain, but regardless of what obstacle is in front of you content must be created, conversations must be followed up on and the time for much of this to happen is in flight.

 

Yes, while traveling for #SkyTeamRTW I relied on small pocket batteries while out exploring cities, but those batteries don’t provide enough juice to create an office in sky, especially with many economy class seats lacking in-seat power of any kind. Needing to charge a laptop, iPad and multiple phones, as well at times other smaller batteries, poses some unique power challenges. To make sure work continues, even if everything is in flux, a HyperJuice MBP2-100 Battery is always in “The Bag.” This relatively compact battery has provided our 11” MacBook Air enough power to run well over a dozen hours, while simultaneously being used to charge an iPad Mini and iPhone.

 

During the #SkyTeamRTW journey the MBP2-100 Battery has been used on every flight with the 13” MacBook Air, simultaneously with an iPad Mini and an iPhone (or two iPhones). We have also used it to charge the smaller pocket batteries for the iPhones to stay up and running while exploring in Taipei, Seoul and Nairobi.

 

Travel, especially business travel, can provide for some interesting technology related logistical issues and minimizing them makes everything go smoothly. You cannot control things beyond your control, but you can be prepared to succeed knowing there are many things you cannot control.

 

Below is a photo of the #SkyTeamRTW office in use from Seat 49A on board a China Southern Airlines Airbus A321 as we fly from CAN to BKK, the Hyperjuice MBP2-100 Battery powering our 13” MacBook Air, iPad Mini and iPhone all at once.

 

Happy Flying!

 

@flyingwithfish

 

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#SkyTeamRTW & The Turning Point From Going To Returning

Home, a welcome place after a long trip.  Home is not always a place, but sometimes just a state of mind. Home is where you recharge, where you sit and reflect on where you have been, what you have experienced and take a break before planning where you are headed next.

For many travelers, no matter how exciting the journey, there is that  turning point where you have a mindset shift from “going” to “returning.”  A four day trip, twelve day trip, six month trip, there is that moment when your mind starts drifting towards home.

For me during the #SkyTeamRTW journey that happened before departing Amsterdam for London when I put on my headsets and Phil Collins’Take Me Home” came on.   The music video flashed through my mind. In the video he is seen visiting New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sydney, Tokyo, London, Paris … all places on the travel itinerary (as well as Chicago, Stockholm, Memphis and St. Louis). The song echoed through my mind on the flight from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport to London’s Heathrow Airport as the mental countdown clock began for returning home.

So, for your viewing pleasure this morning, and for everyone who has had this feeling … I present to you … Phil Collins’ Take Me Home as a musical travel interlude.

Happy Flying!

@flyingwithfish

#SkyTeamRTW’s Travel Winds Down … Now It Is Your Turn To Share.

Last night I hopped an Air Europa flight from Madrid to Buenos Aires, arriving in Argentina a little after 8:00am this morning. This evening I hop a flight with Aerolineas Argentinas back to New York’s JFK International Airport, where #SkyTeamRTW  started its journey, and #SkyTeamRTW ‘s travel is done for now … but the adventure need not end.

 

The purpose of #SkyTeamRTW has been to inspire you to travel the world. Maybe you’ll travel round-the-world, maybe all over Asia, or explore Europe; maybe you’ll set off to one new place or head off to a place you have visited before. Travelers are all inspired by something and as we have sought to inspire you, we would like you to help inspire other travelers.

 

As I head home, I’d like you to share your photos with #SkyTeamRTW, so Sky Team can share them with others on Instagram.  No two people are inspired the same way, everyone is touched by something that is unique to them, inside, that triggers the desire to desire to go out into the world.

 

Think about where you have been, what you have experienced, alone, with friends, as a family, the famous places you have been, the back road places that never catch the limelight and share those images so travelers and would be travelers are inspired to be where you have been and experience what you have experienced.

 

The world is full of places to visit, explore, experience and become immersed in and we hope #SkyTeamRTW has inspired you and look forward to you helping us inspire others!

 

 

Tweet us at @SkyTeamRTW, tag your photos on Instagram with #SkyTeamRTW, or share the images on Instagram and tag us with @SkyTeamAlliance and #SkyTeamRTW and we’ll share them with others.

 

Happy Flying!

 

@flyingwithfish