Travel Style: Chris Sloan

Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without.

Chris Sloan

Name: Chris Sloan

Occupation: Founder of Airchive.com, Co-Founder/President of 2C Media, Creator/Executive Producer of “Airport 24/7: Miami” (Travel Channel)

Hometown: Norman, Oklahoma

Residence: Miami, FL

Website: Airchive2C Media

Twitter: @airchive / @2CMediaTV

Facebook: Airchive2CMediaTV

Pinterest: Airchive

Flickr: Airchive

Instagram: AirchiveSloan

YouTube: cmsloan2002

Bio: Since co-founding the award-winning production company and creative hot shop 2C Media in 2005, Sloan and his team have incorporated this passion into the creation and production of several successful cable TV series, including “Airport 24/7: Miami” (Travel Channel), “Swamp Wars” (Animal Planet), “Danger Coast” (CMT), “A Stand Up Mother” (WE tv), “Future Food” (Discovery: Planet Green) and “10 Things You Didn’t Know” (Travel Channel), among others.

How often do you fly: 4-10 times per month. I was on the inaugural flights of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, and Airbus A380.

How many countries have you been to: 26

How many continents have you been to: 4

Favorite American city: Miami

Favorite international city: Berlin

Least favorite country: I don’t have a least favorite country. But call me crazy, I really hated my experience in Rome… though I love the rest of Italy.

Favorite World Heritage Site: Kyoto, Japan

Favorite airline: Delta (domestic), ANA (international)

Favorite aircraft type: Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental

Aisle or window: Window of course

Favorite airport lounge: Cathay Pacific “The Wing” at Hong Kong CLK

Favorite U.S. airport: Miami International

Favorite international airport: Beijing Capital Terminal 3

Favorite hotel: Park Hyatt Tokyo

Favorite cruise line: Holland-America is only one I’ve been on.

Favorite island: St. Maarten – Planespotting on the beach! Does life get any better?

Favorite fancy restaurant: Oxo on the Thames in London

Favorite hole in the wall: Goldie’s Patio Hamburger Grill in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Favorite fruit: Strawberries

Favorite food: Indian

Least favorite food: Sushi, I know… I know…

Drink of choice (In the air and on the ground): Vanilla Vodka on the rocks

Favorite travel movie(s): “The High and The Mighty”

Favorite travel show(s): “Househunters International”

Favorite travel book(s): Anything by Bill Bryson

Right now I am reading: A book that has nothing to do with travel.

Top 3 favorite travel newsletters/magazines: “The New York Times Quarterly Travel Magazine” / “Conde Naste Traveler” / “National Geographic Magazine” (it inspires me).

 Favorite travel website(s) – besides JohnnyJet.com, of course!: NYCAviationAirlinereporterFlightBloggerApex.aeroCrankyFlierSeatguru, and TripAdvisor.

Five things you bring on a plane: iPAD, Laptop, Bose headphones, a book (for below 10,000 feet), and power converters for every aircraft

What do you always seem to forget: Single A batteries for the Bose

What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport duty free store? Refrigerator magnets from a given city

Favorite travel iPhone app(s): Kayak, Flight Aware, Turbulence.com, Weather.Com, RadarScope, PlaneFinder, and all U.S. airline travel apps

Most embarrassing/worst travel moment: Getting attacked by gypsys outside the Roman Coliseum. I nearly lost my camera, backpack, and wallet but ended up feeling like Bruce Lee and fending them off – hence my poor experience in Rome.

What’s your dream destination: South Africa or North Korea (go figure)

Favorite travel charity: Make A Wish Foundation

 Best travel tip: Know your weather, the time of the year you are flying, know your airport, know your destination and schedule/plan accordingly. For example, flying into thunderstorm and traffic delay prone airports such as New York LaGuardia in the summer is a recipe for delay or cancellation. Mornings are typically best in the summer, and for that matter, the entire year to avoid the snowball affect of flights being delayed or cancelled as the day goes on. And while we’re on the subject, fly non-stop at every possible opportunity to avoid, hub related issues.

Johnny Jet

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Johnny Jet

I used to be afraid to fly and at times even leave the house! I conquered my fear (long story) and now I travel to 20+ countries a year sharing my firsthand knowledge, tips and deals with friends, family and readers. Please sign up to our free newsletters and tell your friends!

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