My name is Darren Booth and I love to fly. I grew up in suburban Chicago near O’Hare airport, graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a degree in airline management and business, and I worked in several departments at United Airlines. I also held various positions with other travel companies that focus on vacation packaging until I eventually left the industry more than a decade ago. Today, I’m simply a blogger here at FrequentlyFlying.com, and was previously the Road Warrior editor for CNBC.com.

I spend the majority of my time finding the best deals, planning my next adventure and flying more than 100,000 miles per year just for the fun of it. I love nothing more than to be at an airport, visit the lounges, board a plane, gaze out the window, and check into a hotel upon arrival. Oh, and rack up miles and points in loyalty programs, of course.

You can expect to read about the major “goings on” in the airline, hotel and travel industry here on my blog, including news, personal travel reviews and opinions. Plus, I’m very much a nostalgic #avgeek, so you’ll also see Vintage Airline Seat Maps and a wide array of airline Amenity Kit Reviews.

I welcome your feedback, questions and ideas, and can be reached at darren@frequentlyflying.com. I’ll do my best to reply to any inquiries as quickly as possible.

First Class Wishes,

P.S.  I would be remiss if I didn’t mention my inspirations for starting this site: Mark Ashley at Upgrade: Travel Better, Matthew Klint at Live & Let’s Fly, Ben Schlappig at One Mile At A Time and everyone at FlyerTalk.