The people behind Airfarewatchdog
Although we make a big impact, Airfarewatchdog is actually run by a small handful of people whose passion is saving consumers money on airfare. Real people finding real airfares. We do not use automation or computer programs to find the fares we list. Instead, we use the folks below:
Tracy (our newsletter guy/writer, Los Angeles, CA). He's the wit behind our site. Previous employment includes baggage handler for a major airline. Blame him for your lost Louis Vuitton (just kidding, Tracy).
Gabriel (Manager, Airfare Analysts, Windsor, Ontario). A native of Hong Kong and originally a PhD candidate in mechanical engineering, decided he had more fun saving you money on airfares.
Danielle (Senior Airfare Analyst, Philadelphia, PA) lives and works in suburban Philly, where she was a retail travel agent for many years. As such, she knows all the tricks of the travel agent's trade in finding super low fares.
Megan (Senior Airfare Analyst, New York, NY) lives and works in Astoria, Queens, New York City. She has absolutely no travel agency or airline experience, but it appears that doesn't matter, since what she does have is attention to detail and a winning work ethic. A native of Massachusetts, she's also involved in New York's lively theater scene.
Florin (Senior Airfare Analyst, New York, NY) comes to us with extensive experience in airport and airline management, and has also worked as a travel agent. A self-admitted airline and airplane fanatic (yes, he's a plane spotter), he's a native of Romania, holds a degree in mechanical engineering and is an avid outdoorsman.
Ricky (Senior Airfare Analyst, Boston, MA) With all the hams stars here at Airfarewatchdog, Ricky has the honor of being the only Emmy nominee of the bunch. We'd like to nominate Ricky for a second Emmy for his outstanding performance in fare finding.
Peter (Airfare Analyst, Los Angeles, CA) grew up in delightful Duluth, MN. After making an epic road trip all the way from Canada to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, Peter began his career with a major airline. He has since traveled the world, minus Antarctica, which he hopes to do by dog sled someday (just don't tell Browser).
Giuliana (Airfare Analyst, Seattle, WA) comes to us from Long Island, and began her career in hospitality with Disney and Marriott. When she's not prowling the web for sales, you might find her on a squirrel chase with her Cairn Terrier, Sammy (though he has yet to catch one). She's also a pro at spotting continuity errors in films, and -in case you were wondering- doesn't care much for the smell of ketchup.
Samantha (Airfare Analyst, New York, NY) loves dreaming up new places to go and how to get there. Most recently she visited Tibet. When she's not busy seeing the world, Sam also loves to cook and enjoys driving her car through the mean city streets of NYC.
Former flight attendant Andrew (Los Angeles) joins the glamorous world of airfare after years of crisscrossing the globe. Most of his time was spent in the Middle East, Germany, and Japan, though his most favorite place to go is Anchorage in summertime.
George (Our Founder, Los Angeles mostly, New York, NY when the weather's nice). Still a travel writer (Travel and Leisure, National Geographic Traveler, Real Simple, and other magazines), he gets down in the trenches and looks for airfare deals. Contact him via firstname.lastname@example.org
"Browser" (Our Mascot, New York, NY). In doggie heaven now, but was a huge inspiration and muse when we were just getting started (a soft coated wheaten terrier, in case you were wondering).