Tom first fell in love with aviation when he was 11 years old and traveled on a Boeing 747. It was during the World Cup of 1994 and he was on his way to Orlando to visit SeaWorld. He peeked through to the first class cabin on his flight to see the Irish National Soccer team flying in first class, and knew, even at his young age, that first class was the only way he wanted to travel. After that flying experience he never looked back.
Tom's knowledge about aircraft and airlines is unparalleled. He has spent most of his life mastering the art of traveling well including credit cards, hotels, points, and airlines. I asked him once if there was an airline he hadn't flown, and the answer was no (well not that he knows of anyway). He has traveled in some of the most exclusive airline suites in the industry.
In addition to being an aviation expert, Tom is particularly knowledgeable in several other areas including but not limited to: American Express, hotel status, Las Vegas, and transferring points to make the best use of them. His wife is from Thailand and as such he has traveled there many times to visit her family. His knowledge of that part of the world is enormous.
Tom calls Boston home where he lives with his wife, his cat, and his incredibly overgrown orchid. His work in cybersecurity has taken him to every corner of the globe. When not traveling Tom enjoys live music and is the drummer in a band. He is passionate about aviation, coffee, and history.