About Me

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

Posts Tagged ‘travel security’

Gov’t Wants To Fingerprint Travelers Leaving The U.S., Why It’s A Bad Idea

Yesterday the United States Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-to-5 in favour of an amendment, as part of immigration reform, to require the finger printing of all foreign travelers departing the United States.  The bill, proposed by Senator Orin Hatch (R-UT), implements biometric tracking of foreign travelers under the Department of Transportation in three phases.   […]

Why Airlines Aren’t Liable For Baggage Theft & Damage

On a daily basis someone is complaining that an airline has damaged an item in their checked baggage or that something from their checked baggage was pilfered.  These incidents, while barely a statistical blip on the radar compared to all checked baggage, frequently take center stage in public conversation of the airline industry.   A […]

“JetBlue Stole My Cameras” … yea, probably not

The photography and airline interwebs are abuzz with a scathing blog post by photographer Jess T. Dugan claiming that on the 18th of December 2012, flying between Chicago O’Hare and Boston Logan, on JetBlue flight 922, the airline stole her camera gear.   There are lessons to be learned here for photographers from Ms. Dugan’s unfortunate […]

TSA VIPR Teams – Increase A Legally Questionable Failing Program?

In the spring of 2004, following the commuter rail bombings in Madrid, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) began devising a plan to “protect the Nation’s transportation systems and ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce,” for the railroads and mass transit systems in the United States.  The result of the TSA’s efforts to increase […]

What Is The True Cost Of U.S. Airport Security?

At the time the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created on the 19th of November 2001 by the Aviation and Transportation Security Act the annual cost of airport security in the private sector in the United States was an estimated US$700,000,000 … or US$849,897,815 adjusted to 2010 dollars. Presently the cost of “Aviation Security” within […]

Airport Lounges, Personal Security & Remembering You’re In Public!

Two topics I have frequently written about on Flying With Fish are traveler security and travel etiquette … and two days ago, at 8:30am CST these two topics came crashing together at the United Airlines Red Carpet Club at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Throughout the past few years I have detailed both how airport thieves […]

Northwest Airlines Flight 253 : Myths & Facts

27/12/2009 – Northwest Airlines Flight 253 : Myths & Facts There are many myths regarding Delta Air Lines Flight 253 (NW253), Operated by Northwest Airlines and the events of the day that lead to Nigerian national Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab igniting an incendiary device on-board the flight, on the 25th of December. While it is difficult […]

Protecting You Baggage From Theft & 1,000 Bags Stolen From PHX

Web: www.thetravelstrategist.com — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 4/11/2009 – Protecting You Baggage From Theft & 1,000 Bags Stolen From PHX A frequent topic I have written about on Flying With Fish has been passenger security and protecting yourself from airport thieves. While I have extensively researched this subject, some still seem to think I am an ‘alarmist.” […]

Guest Posts From My Favourite Bloggers : Jack Howard – The Voice Behind Adorama’s TechTock Blog & PodCast…and an all around nice guy

Web: www.thetravelstrategist.com — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 21/09/2009 – Guest Posts From My Favourite Bloggers : Jack Howard – The Voice Behind Adorama’s TechTock Blog & PodCast…and an all around nice guy As a photographer, traveller and airline industry geek there are a few blogs I read on a daily basis. With the broad range of readers […]

Listen To Flying With Fish On Adorama’s TechTock PodCast

Web: www.thetravelstrategist.com — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 03/09/2009 – Listen To Flying With Fish On Adorama’s TechTock PodCast Yesterday I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Jack Howard of Adorama Camera’s TechTock Blog for their weekly podcast. Adorama Camera is unique in that it offers customers (and non-customers) an editorial blog with regular content on a […]