Why I’m an Airline Travel Specialist

I take pride in arranging what is usually the least pleasant part of a trip, the air travel, and making it as painless as possible.  If I do my job well, the clients don’t remember the plane rides.

Destinations Visited

Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, South Africa, Malawi, Bermuda, United Arab Emirates

Specialties

Airline Travel and Stopover Hotels

Education

BS in Aviation Management, Salem International University (formerly Salem-Teikyo University)

Career History

Customer Service Lead, US Airways.
Adventure Travel Consultant, Wayland Travel / ATD.
Charter Flight Coordinator, Caesar’s Entertainment.

Most Recent Trip

My most recent trip was to Dubai, UAE. I stayed in amazing hotels, and went to the top of Burj Khalifa, which is currently the world’s tallest building! This stood in stark contrast to the old part of the city (al Fahidi district), and the gold and spice souks. I also got to experience a desert safari, which included a hectic drive over the dunes, a falconry demonstration, and a lovely dinner under the stars complete with music and belly dancing.

Recommended Travel Experience/Destination Right Now

As the air guy, I’m going to put my own twist on this.  Wherever you go, be sure to have someone knowledgeable planning the airfare.   A professional will help you balance all the factors, including comfort, cost, route, and price.

Favorite Airlines

Emirates

Emirates offers fantastic business class fares on a pretty consistent basis, and complimentary chauffeur service to their business class customers.  They also offer complimentary hotels for forced stopovers in Dubai.

Delta

Delta flies just about EVERYWHERE, and even the economy seats are pretty comfortable.

Southwest

Great fares for domestic flights and bags fly free!

South African Airways

Often the best fares to Africa, and great US customer service department.

Air New Zealand

Just because I love the “skycouch” concept.