I have had tons of fun going around the world and telling you my stories. I will soon be having more help. Malcolm Muir is seen in the bottom right of these photos on Qatar Airway's 787 delivery flight.

I have had tons of fun going around the world and telling you my stories. I will soon be having more help. Malcolm Muir is seen in the bottom right of these photos on Qatar Airway’s 787 delivery flight.

Change happens — sometimes for the good.

I have spent the past four and a half years building this website and creating a brand that has become well respected around the world (still a shock). I have been very lucky having help along the way, but to continue growing, I will need more help.

Over the past few months, you might have noticed that some stories have been written by guest writers. As I move forward this will be more prominent and the site will move away from me being “the Airline Reporter,” to the site providing the same great quality of content, produced by multiple people. Do not worry, I am not going anywhere and will remain in charge and the main person creating content.

These won’t be major changes, but somethings to look out for in the coming weeks/months:

  • I have (finally) made a Facebook fan page for AirlineReporter.com. I will slow down my blog postings on my personal account and be using the fan page much more — so be sure to like it.
  • For now, I will operate my Twitter account as before and Tweets will only be made by me.
  • In the next few weeks, you will start to see stories posted directly by the writers who created them (versus me re-posting them under my account).
  • I will continue posting guest stories under my account to buildrelationships with potential future correspondents or to provide one-off stories.
  • Additional correspondents will be introduced as I have been able to build a strong relationship of trust and quality.
  • I am happy to say that Malcolm Muir (who has written multiple stories for the site and is currently publishing his series on the Qatar Airways 787 delivery) has become my first official correspondent.
  • I have upgraded my server to allow for faster load times and less down times to handle the increased traffic and demand.
You will notice other names than just mine sitting at the top of stories.

You will notice other names than just mine sitting at the top of stories.

If you are interested in trying to help out, I would like to hear from you. Either a story idea, a one-time guest blog or even trying to build a longer term relationship.

Writing stories takes quite a bit more than a passion for aviation (although that helps). I am looking for people who can show dedication, ability to write, can take fancy looking photos, has at least a basic understanding of social media, can network and will represent my brand well (aka can network and be professional).

If this sounds like something you might be interested in, send me an email (da***@ai*************.com) with a copy of your resume and give me a story idea or two and we will see where it goes. I can’t make any promises and since this is new, I am not sure how this whole process will work yet, so please have patience.

I feel that this will make AirlineReporter.com bigger, stronger and able to get you additional cool content (without making me go crazy). Change can sometimes be scary, but in this case I am very excited — I hope you enjoy the ride!

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF & FOUNDER - SEATTLE, WA. David has written, consulted, and presented on multiple topics relating to airlines and travel since 2008. He has been quoted and written for a number of news organizations, including BBC, CNN, NBC News, Bloomberg, and others. He is passionate about sharing the complexities, the benefits, and the fun stuff of the airline business. Email me: david@airlinereporter.com

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Happy to be the first of many 😀

Congrats David on the new phase for AirlineReporter.com, looking forward to lots more good stories. See you at a delivery soon 🙂

Love the new direction. It’s amazing you’re this prolific as a gang of 1. I’ve enjoyed reading some of the guest posts and doing 1 myself!

Jack Harty

Congrats David!

If you are looking for a Houston and/or Texas correspondent, I would love to be that guy! You run a GREAT site!

I can vouch for Jack Harty. He combines all the requirements you are looking for and then some!

Shashank Nigam

Congrats David!! Great to see the progress, and your success since we first met three years ago. So happy for you. As Buzz Lightyear would say, “To infinity and beyond”. Keep rocking mate. All the best 🙂

Pretty amazing you’ve been running things yourself for so long David! Expansion is the way to go. All the best 🙂

Isaac Alexander

Congrats David! Incredible that times flies so quickly for all that you’ve achieved so far with the site. Bravo!
Now I need to finish that article for you for a local event that I attended.

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