Business Development · Airlines

What is the best way to meet frequent flyers and flight crew members?

Xenofon Kontouris Founder at Aeroship Inc.

February 16th, 2016

I am trying to gauge the experience of people that fly frequently. I would like to help improve the air-flight traveling service and am I trying to figure out the best way to approach the people who are most affected by the industry.  

I am mostly looking for people that do international trips between NYC and the London, but any frequent international traveler has tremendous insight for me. 

Are there any resources or networks you recommend I reach out too? Do you maybe have people in mind that you could potentially connect me with?

Thank you!

Larry Ferrere Software/Technology Strategist and Growth Executive -- CxO Leader, Product and Business Development

February 17th, 2016

I am happy to have a dialog with you. While NY is not my normal base of departure or return, I travel thru NY as a gateway often. Specifically I have flow over 5M miles (including the Concord from London to NY), was based in London for over a year making monthly return trips (to/from DC). I also flew regularly NY to LA back in the '80s and have moderate-to-heavy travel experience to AsiaPac as well. I am one of 500 "Sky Advisors" to Delta Airlines (selected by Delta's CEO), have flown the non-stop all business class service from Newark to Singapore, and Upper Class services on Virgin from NY to London, and can offer a cross section of points of view and perspectives. If you want to talk, give me dates and times that work best for you. My email is and my cell is 480.208.3445

Stuart Thomas Student at Kolej Universiti Sunway

February 16th, 2016

Hi, alternatively you could contact some travel agencies that you've heard of. They will have regular tour leaders who frequently fly long haul flights a number of times a year. Getting in contact with them will definitely give you some much needed insight. 


Irwin Stein Very experienced (40 years) corporate,securities and real estate attorney.

February 16th, 2016

Most airlines put flight crews up in one hotel in each city hotel, often at the airport. It should not be that difficult to find out which airline uses which hotel. Park yourself in the lobby and strike up a conversation.

David Friedeberg

February 16th, 2016

There are quite a few forums such as where you can find frequent flyers. You could post directly on the forum, and I'm sure those folks would be more than glad to help out.

James Cowen CEO

February 16th, 2016

I just flew Chicago to Europe to Santa Ana, CA.
There is a United Premier group on Linked-In.  Probably are similar groups for American and Delta too.

John OHanlon Owner of Banks Printers

February 16th, 2016

Because of privacy factors you are on a hiding to nothing. If it were me I would approach either the airlines direct or air miles companies.

Dhaval Doshi Cloud Architect | Technology Leader

February 17th, 2016

Or try attending one of the events of FTU -
You will find travelers who clock more than 100,000+ miles attending them.

Weston Triemstra Freelance product guy and full-stack web developer

February 17th, 2016

I would talk to Matthew Bennett ( He can probably connect you with a lot of people.

Mark Son Investor / Entrepreneur

February 18th, 2016


Since it looks like you are close to NYC, go to the airport called JFK and find your way to Terminal 4 - Virgin Atlantic Counter. If you stand right in front of it, the travelers you are looking for will run into you... Talk to them.

Email me if you need more info.


Varun Mehta CEO of Disqovery

February 16th, 2016

It seems like if you're working on this problem you should already know a lot of people like that. However, I'd recommend becoming a contributing member of communities like FlyerTalk (