As a non-rev, I enjoy traveling. They say we have jet fuel in our veins, and I epitomize that. I’ve wanted to do this site for a long time as I feel there is no one place out there that gives us all the tools we need to plan our trips. Enter passrider.com in April 2002!
The Mission of Passrider.com
- Assist you, the airline employee your travel companions (family and friends) with your travel plans
- Make your life as a non-rev traveler easier
The Vision of Passrider.com
- Build the premier place on the Internet for you to “hang out”
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I’m an early-retired airline employee and a commercial aviation enthusiast who is focussed on making your passrider trips more enjoyable. I’ve worked in the airline industry for 16.5 years and hold a Masters degree in Aeronautical Sciences from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University known as the “Harvard of the Skies.”
I still remember my first airplane flight in the summer of 1974 as if it were yesterday. My flight was on a Cessna SkyMaster from the Tinson Pen Aerodrome in
Kingston, Jamaica, to Boscobel, Jamaica, lasting a little under two hours. I was elated as his dream to fly on an airplane had finally come true!
My first commercial airplane flight was during the summer of 1980 on Air Jamaica (JM) (now defunct), from Kingston, Jamaica (KIN) to Fort-de-France, Martinique (FDF) via Port-Au-Prince, Haiti (PAP). I spent 17 days there as a French Exchange student. On my way back, I stopped in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, for two days and totally enjoyed the experience.
Today, having flown 180 and counting airlines, I fly as often as I can visiting friends and family all over the world. I am a nomad and love it. If you see me in your travels, please do not hesitate to say hello.