Meet the Aviator
Updated: Jun 22, 2018
Welcome aboard, FlyInStyle, from the cockpit.
This is your pilot speaking.
As I write this I'm on a flight to Houston. Don't worry, I'm in the back with all the other passengers. I often ride in the back as I 'deadhead' to join the next flight where I will actually be part of the crew. Between my time as a crew member working, deadheading, and personal travel, it amazes me how often people make traveling more difficult than it has to be.
As a pilot for one of the worlds largest airlines I have the pleasure of adding some insight to the other side of aviation travel along with some tips and stories. I have a personal love for travel that goes beyond my career that has taken me to every continent except Antarctica. I have spent so much time in so many airports that they are second homes. There are few places I see the everyday person be less comfortable at, than stuck in a travel setting involving an airplane. It starts the moment you arrive at the airport. The stress level goes up as you stand in a check-in line or for security. Everyone feels rushed. Everyone wants to 'get this over with as soon as possible. Questionable food that's overpriced. Stores that try to draw you in right before your flight. Gate areas that are crowded and hectic. And you haven't even boarded the massive metal beast that flies miles above the ground, near the speed of sound, that you have no control over!
It's easy to see how most people don't love this portion of travel. It's often said 'it's not the
destination, but the journey.' I love what I get to do in flying an airplane, but I love even more the real comforts of home, or at least a decent hotel at an exciting destination. So unless you get to sit in my seat, I agree that it's the destination that is the highlight of the trip.
You step on the curb and get ready for the miracle of flight. Here's where FlyInStyle comes to your aid. What should you know to make things go smoother till you reach your destination? Where's a good meal that won't empty your wallet? What stores should I give the time of day? Where's the free stuff that can make this experience more enjoyable? I, along with the others that make up the FlyInStyle family, are here to answer those very questions and so much more.
So please, sit back, relax, and enjoy your flight! Welcome aboard FlyInStyle!