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Reader Mail: “It took two days for my checked bag to be found. What’s wrong with airlines?”

Today’s reader mail is a familiar complaint on a topic I have covered many times, how to help an airline find your baggage once it has been “lost” … although lost isn’t really the right term. The majority of “lost baggage” simply never made a connection, was checked in to close to flight time, or…

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Why “Big Cameras” Aren’t A Threat To Security

It recently happened to me again, just as it has before … and just as it has happened to many other photographers before.  I was stopped while shooting photos with my “pro gear” while people stood around me snapping photos with point and shoot cameras and their mobile phones without anyone giving them a second…

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You Can Help Airlines Return Your Lost Bags To You

Lost baggage is not fun for anyone. For travelers, lost baggage means no clothes, no toiletries, possibly lost business materials or gifts. For airlines, lost baggage means their staff is subjected to irate travelers, a decrease is customer satisfaction and the added expense of tracking down lost bags, shipping and delivering lost bags, not to…

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So…I Got Detained By The TSA At The Airport Today

This afternoon I was at Hartford’s Bradley International Airport (BDL)  for the arrival of JetBlue’s first flight to the airport (well not counting the diversions they’ve had to the airport in the past).   When I finished gathering the content I needed on JetBlue’s arrival at the airport I proceeded to exit security and look for…

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Returning Home With Your Camera Gear & U.S. Customs

I had originally written this blog entry for Seshu’s Tiffinbox.org, where it was posted it earlier today. Given that Tiffinbox.org generally has a different primary readership of photographers than Flying With Fish … despite Seshu and I both being photographers based in Connecticut, having both worked in Bristol, CT and both being Boston Red Sox…

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Fish’s First Hotel Review : Rocco Forte Brown’s Hotel London

(This is the second review I referenced in this post : British Airways’ New First Class … a whole new experience) If you’ve ever read Flying With Fish for any length of time you’ll know I’m not a hotel guy. I sleep on planes, random benches, in airports, or just don’t sleep at all. Last…

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The Long Haul Netbook : EeePC’s 1005HA

20/1/2010 – The Long Haul Netbook : EeePC’s 1005HA Have you ever boarded a flight from New York to Paris and wished you could watch the entire Jason Bourne Trilogy of movies on your laptop … ummm … I mean do you wish you could work from wheels up to wheels down on the flight?…

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5.11 Tactical Rush 24 Backpack : A Great Multipurpose Travel Companion

Web: www.twitter.com/flyingwithfish — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 14/09/2009 – 5.11 Tactical Rush 24 Backpack : A Great Multipurpose Travel Companion For the past few months I have been traveling with a subtle, understated (except my pink tape) and deceptively small in appearance backpack, the 5.11 Tactical Rush 24. The Rush 24 was originally designed for deployment by…

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Airline Lost Your Luggage? Help Them Find It Faster & More Reliably!

Web: www.stevenfrischling.com — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 4/08/09 – Airline Lost Your Luggage? Help Them Find It Faster & More Reliably! Most travellers never give baggage identification a second thought until their bags have been misplaced by an airline. As we enter the peak leisure travel season in many parts of the world, north of the equator,…

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Traveling Quick & Light : Packing A ‘Run Kit’

Web: www.thetravelstrategist.com — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 01/03/2009 – Traveling Quick & Light : Packing A ‘Run Kit’ The run kit is a simple concept, it is single bag that is usually kept packed, or that can be rapidly packed, allowing a photographer to quickly get out the door and go to work. While I no longer…

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