With More than 30 years of commercial and private travel industry experience. Terry Trippler is considered America’s foremost authority on the airlines and the rules that govern their operation.
Trippler began his a career as an airline ticket agent and has since held several industry positions from which he learned his trade. Today, he is a consultant specializing in airline rules and regulations earning wide respect throughout the industry and beyond for his impartial and balanced view of the air transportation industry. His mission is to educate the travelers as to their rights and responsibilities as well as to offer constructive input into the fair operation of our nation’s air transportation industry.
Terry Trippler’s widely regarded expertise has resulted in his being quoted in such leading publications as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s Financial Magazine, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Washington Post, and the USA Today. Trippler also has extensive broadcast exposure appearing numerous times on such outlets as ABC’s 20/20, Dateline NBC, The NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, MSNBC’s news with Brian Williams, CNN, Bloomberg TV, CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, CBS Radio News, ABC Radio News, AP Radio, BBC Radio, Bloomberg Radio and the Lifetime Television Network, along with many local radio and television programs across the United States.
Debuting in early winter of 2002 Terry Trippler will launch national 2-minute radio spots that explain complex airline rules in plain English.
Travelers and Journalists alike can currently view Trippler’s nationally renowned “Facts on FlyingTM" and other information right here.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU FLY?
As little as possible.
I only fly about 4 or 5 times a year.
IN A YEAR HOW MANY MILES/POINTS DO YOU EARN?
I do not belong to any frequent flyer programs.
WHAT CLASS OF SERVICE DO YOU MOSTLY FLY IN?
I try to avoid airlines whenever possible and then only first or business class travel.
Actually my favorite airline WAS TWA and with them out of business it is now Continental
Ritz Carlton in Kansas City
Mpls/St. Paul because that usually means I am home.
Mpls/St. Paul because then I AM home.
When I am away from home it would have to be Honolulu.
AISLE OR WINDOW?
ETICKET OR PAPER?
Paper but am slowly being convinced to go "e ticket"
TRAVEL AGENT OR ONLINE?
I Only deal with a travel agent
FAVORITE TRAVEL WEBSITE?
Other than www.terrytrippler.com it would have to be JohnnyJet.com
I am more than impressed with the JohnnyJet.com site.
FAVORITE TRAVEL COMPANION?
The luckiest woman in the world - my wife Lynn
BEST TRAVEL TIP:
Decide how much money and clothing you will need for the trip. Then take twice as much money and half as much clothing and you will have a great time.