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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.

Posts Tagged ‘LAX’

LAX Airport Shooting – Part 2 – TSA BDOs, Why?

Ten years ago the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) adopted a new concept for aviation security in the United States when it started the Screening of Passengers by Observation Technique (SPOT) Program, through the training and deployment of Behaviour Detection Officers (BDO).   The theory behind the TSA implementing BDOs is that these officers are not watching […]

LAX Shooting – Part 1 – Securing The Airport

This past Friday, the 1st of November, Paul Ciancia walked into Los Angeles International Airport’s Terminal 3 with a singular mission, his mission was to shoot and kill Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees.  Upon arriving at the TSA Travel Document Checker (TCD) station at the entrance to the security checkpoint, Mr. Ciancia opened his bag […]

Travel Etiquette : Boozing It Up On Morning Flights

The drink cart … something many passengers seem to eagerly wait for, regardless of the length of a flight or the time of day a flight is flying.  While there is nothing wrong with a Bloody Mary in the morning or a shot of Jack Daniels in the evening, just like drinking on the ground, […]

OK … Back To Work …

Before I dive back in and flip the ‘on-switch’ again to get going, I’d first like to thank all you folks who dropped me an email, Tweeted me or found me on Facebook to ask if I was OK.   Your concern was very much appreciated … however I simply took a break to step back […]

What A Week It Has Been Inside American Airlines

For the past four days I have been living inside the American Airlines network, flying from Hartford to Dallas, to Los Angeles, to New York’s JFK to Chicago, now headed home … a day early … with one goal, to find out how the airline operates from the inside out, focusing on the company’s sustainability. […]

LAX Approach & Landing … a pilot’s eye view

As I sit here looking out the window at more than a foot of snow on the ground and a grey dreary sky dropping ice from the clouds, like most people my mind wanders to warmer places with clear skies. Yesterday afternoon John Milleker, a photographer in Baltimore, sent me the link to a video […]

Southwest Airlines Holds Flight For Family Of A Murdered Child

Earlier this week Christopher Elliot reported a story that is one of those tear jerkers. I am sure most of you have read this story already, but for those of you who have not, go grab a handkerchief, because this is a story that you have to read. In place of Elliott’s usual Monday “Can […]

Never Pack Meds & Be At The Gate On Time – Lessons From Silent Bob

Earlier this month Actor and Director Kevin Smith, known for his portrayal of the character ‘Silent Bob‘ in a string of movies, had what can be described as an ‘incident’ with Virgin America.  You can read about this ‘incident’ here – Silent Bob Gets Loud About Missing A Flight While Mr. Smith’s entire issue with […]

Photographers: Know Who Your Blaming…especially when falsely blaming the TSA

The other day as I checked the comments section for Flying With Fish I was met with a link back to a blog post by Chuck “Caveman” Coker entitled “I Hate the TSA” … naturally my interest was piqued. As I checked the “I Hate the TSA” link the first thing that caught my eye […]

LAX Does Not Want To Buy A Flower From The Hare Krishnas

Last week the California Supreme Court handed down an interesting ruling, one that expressly allowed Los Angeles International Airport, more commonly known as LAX, to ban the Hare Krishnas from their airport. Hare Krishnas are well known at many airports. If you fly domestically into LAX you may not see the Hare Krishnas very often, […]