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Steven Frischling
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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.

Posts Tagged ‘american airlines’

Aviation Security Outside The Fence, Is It Viable?

Every day more than 30,000 potential threats take flight, carrying more than two million potential victims, in the United States.   The security presence in and around airports is apparent to all, with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) overseeing the screening of all passengers and the vast majority of airport staff, aided by local and federal […]

Revisited: Airline Bereavement Fares, Are They Worth It?

Over the past few weeks I have received a number of requests from people regarding airline bereavement fares, sometimes referred to as “compassion fares.”. I am not sure why these enquiries all seem to have come in a relatively short period of time, but having replied to nine people in a little over two weeks […]

The American Airways, err US Airlines, Merger

Valentines Day will bring together a new relationship, the union between American Airlines and US Airways.   What a merged American Airlines and US Airways will look like will remain to be seen, and both airlines have a checkered history in buyouts and mergers. When American Airlines took over TWA hostility ran deep, the tension […]

The new American Airlines paint job … yay or nay?

American Airlines will officially unveil its new aircraft livery in 15 minutes, at 9:00am CST, replacing their decades old classic livery … change can be good or bad.   What is your opinion of the airline’s new livery?     Happy Flying!   @flyingwithfish

American Airlines’ New Branding … You Saw It Here First!

In just 30 minutes American Airlines will officially reveal its new branding, logo and livery, replacing its classic branding we have all come to know over the past few decades.   But why wait those long 30 minutes when I can reveal to you the airline’s new branding logo, font and imagery right now?   […]

So Long 2012 … A Quick Look Back At The Past Year

Its that time of the year again … the last hours of this year are dwindling fast … the end of the year is near.   Outside my window the snow has finally fallen, being whipped around in the wind, while at this moment friends in Australia are already three hours into the New Year […]

Delta buys 49% of Virgin & Forms A Joint Venture … Sounds Familiar

Yesterday, on the 11th of December, Delta Air Lines officially announced that it was purchasing a 49% stake in British flag carrier Virgin Atlantic, from Singapore Airlines, for US$360,000,000 and forming a trans-Atlantic joint venture.  Under the terms of the deal Sir Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin, will retain his 51% majority stake in […]

From The Archive – Dec 2 2009 – Two New York Landmarks Turn 70 Today…AA’s Admiral’s Club & My Dad

It isn’t often that I repost old blog posts from my archives but today it only seems fitting. On the 2nd of December 2009 my Dad turned 70 years old, and so did the very first airline lounge.  This is the first time I have known my Dad’s birthday without my Dad among us, as […]

Reader Mail: Explain How Airlines Come Up With Flight Numbers

Just before my Hurricane and Nor’easter induced break from Flying With Fish I received an email from Tim Wesolek asking, “can you [please] explain how airlines come up with flight numbers?”   Well Tim, there is no straightforward answer, but I will do my best.   For starters, some airlines have historical flight numbers, such […]

American Airlines Believes … Do You?

OK … to start off, I don’t believe a single video can repair a fractured company. American Airlines is battling internally and externally to exit bankruptcy on its own terms, bring labour and management together, and part of the company is on board with a merger with US Airways while part of the company seeks […]