Valuable resources from new perspectives
While I hope that The Higher Flyer is a useful website, I recognize that it’s not the only one of its kind. There are so many other great sources, and I’ve linked my five favorite ones here. Check them out!
Of all the travel blogs out there, One Mile At A Time is my favorite. I consider its owner, Ben Schlappig (aka Lucky), to be one of my heroes, as his writings inspired me to launch The Higher Flyer. I’ve learned so much about higher flying from him; give him a read! His trip reports and reviews are second to none. You will feel like you are right there with him as he documents his travels around the globe.
View From The Wing takes an interesting and compelling approach to higher flying. While a lot of other higher flyers base their careers solely on miles and points and blogging, author Gary Leff has a day job: Chief Financial Officer at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Appropriately, his posts are quite academic and informative. They really give readers an inside look at how the industry functions as a whole.
Both One Mile At A Time and View From The Wing are hosted by BoardingArea, along with many other blogs. If you go to its homepage, you’ll find an extensive collection of websites similar to this one, as well as the ones noted above. This contains a huge trove of articles regarding higher flying, and you can certainly enjoy a variety of perspectives from all over the world.
FlyerTalk has two functions. The first is to act as a news platform for higher flyers; you can learn all about the travel industry and developing trends and patterns here. The analysis is usually pretty good, but the real attraction is the FlyerTalk Forum. Here, users share all sorts of tips and tricks to help others fly higher. You can be inspired, learn something new, and enjoy different voices from various aspects of the field.
Skift is similar to View From The Wing in the sense that both sites are academic in tone, but the former has a much larger operation than the latter. It actually functions as a research organization within the travel industry. Its authors closely study both corporate and consumer trends, and then document how the two sides are working together to change the status quo of travel. Higher flyers can gain unprecedented insight and access into their passion from the articles on Skift.