About me

My name is Tom, and I've been interested in the airline industry for as long as I can remember. I love the airplanes themselves, of course, but also the concept of flight; I'm still amazed that you can, relatively cheaply, fly across the continent and back in the same day. Furthermore, the airline industry is seemingly almost always in some sort of turmoil, so there's never a dull moment.

Back before my sophomore year of high school, I created this blog as way to stay informed about the airlines and as a way of expressing my opinions about them. Since then, I've tried to keep it pretty active, although at times 'real life' kind of gets in the way. But I enjoy writing about the airlines, have been doing so for 4 years now (time flies), and hope to be doing it for some time to come.

Right now, I'm a sophomore at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY, and planning on a double major in international relations and Russian area studies.


Bruce said...

Inventor Solves Damaged Luggage problem.
8 years ago my Taylor Guitar was destroyed by baggage handlers. They have a brutal job I actually worked as one for 24 hours before I quit. Being an inventor type person I set out to find a solution to this problem. I came up with this idea. The Airlines should supply a protective case that they can rent to guitar players or any musician for that matter for $20-$40 per flight. Tens of thousands of professional and armature players travel every day and the airlines would solve a huge problem that will never go away damaged instruments. After 3 years searching for a solution and not wanting to spend the $750 and up for the flight cases that were available to protect my guitar I found a solution to the problem. I invented the CaseXtreme guitar case. I named it the Clam. I tried to contact all the airlines to pitch my idea too but just couldn't find the right person. All I got were recording machines and phone bank operators who didn't know who to contact. Here is a link to my video of me tossing it off the roof onto the pavement and hitting it with a hammer trying to break the Brazilin rose wood guitar inside the case. The results are always the same no broken guitar inside. www.casextreme.com Yes this is self promotion but I have a cure for a problem that needs to see the light of day. Airlines could rent these from me and make their money back on the very first customer.