News, Events, and Info For Media

Patrick Smith has appeared on over 300 radio and television outlets, including CNN, PBS, the BBC and National Public Radio. He is regularly cited in print publications worldwide, and was voted one of the “25 Best Bloggers” by TIME magazine. His op-eds and articles have been published in The New York Times, the Boston Globe, and several other newspapers.

Patrick is available to speak on a wide-range of topics, including:

— airfares, airline culture, and airline service issues
— air safety, accident analysis, and fear-of-flying concerns
— terrorism and airport security
— pilot training, culture and lifestyle
— airports and airport design
— international travel

PLEASE CONTACT:
PatrickSmith@askthepilot.com

 

RECENT MEDIA APPEARANCES

  • December 2017: WCCO radio, Minneapolis
  • December 2017: Peter Greenberg Worldwide radio program
  • November 2017: KCBS 106.9 radio, San Francisco
  • October 2017: KITS Live105 radio, San Francisco
  • September 2017: KCBS radio, San Francisco
  • September 2017: Peter Greenberg Worldwide radio program
  • August 2017: Newstalk 1010 radio, Toronto
  • July 2017: Rudy Maxa’s World syndicated radio show
  • June 2017: The Michael Smerconish Program, SiriusXM Radio
  • June 2017: KCBS radio, San Francisco
  • June 2017: WCCO radio, Minneapolis
  • June 2017: CBC radio, Canada
  • June 2017: KCRW radio, Los Angeles
  • June 2017: WJR radio, Detroit
  • June 2017: KGO radio San Francisco, The Ronn Owens Show
  • May 2017: BBC radio’s The World
  • April 2017: The Michael Smerconish Program, SiriusXM Radio
  • April 2017: WJR radio, Detroit
  • April 2017: WBZ radio, Boston
  • April 2017: The Moncrieff Show, Newstalk 106-108, Ireland
  • March 2017: CBS Morning News
  • December 2016: KGO radio, San Francisco
  • September 2016: 2SER Radio 107.3, Sydney, Australia
  • September 2016: Peter Greenberg Worldwide radio program
  • July 2016: Peter Greenberg Worldwide radio program
  • July 2016: National Public Radio, WHYY Philadelphia’s The Pulse
  • July 2016: National Public Radio, WBUR Boston’s Here & Now
  • June 2016: The Ross Kaminsky Show, KHOW Denver
  • June 2016: WNYC Freakonomics radio podcast
  • June 2016: Rudy Maxa’s World syndicated radio show
  • May 2016: KNX Newsradio Los Angeles
  • May 2016: Al Jazeera English
  • May 2016: WTOP radio, Washington, D.C.
  • May 2016: WBEN radio, Buffalo
  • May 2016: WJR radio, Detroit
  • May 2016: WBZ radio, Boston
  • March 2016: Peter Greenberg Worldwide radio program
  • March 2016: New England Cable News
  • March 2016: KOTA TV, Rapid City, South Dakota
  • February 2016: CNN’s Quest Means Business
  • February 2016: SiriusXM’s Wharton Business Radio
  • February 2016: CFRB Newstalk 1010, Toronto
  • December 2015: BBC Radio 5
  • November 2015: WCCO radio, Minneapolis
  • November 2015: WJR radio, Detroit
  • September 2015: Rudy Maxa’s World syndicated radio show
  • September 2015: KCBS radio, San Francisco
  • September 2015: Peter Greenberg Worldwide radio program
  • September 2015: WCCO radio, Minneapolis
  • August 2015: MSNBC
  • May 2015: Newsradio WGAN, Portland, Maine
  • April 2015: Peter Greenberg Worldwide radio program
  • April 2015: Rudy Maxa’s World syndicated radio show
  • March 2015: CNN
  • March 2015: WCCO radio, Minneapolis
  • March 2015: WGN radio, Chicago
  • March 2015: National Public Radio
  • March 2015: KMOX radio, St. Louis
  • March 2015: Newstalk 1010 radio, Toronto
  • March 2015: WCCO radio, Minneapolis
  • March 2015: BBC-TV World Have Your Say
  • March 2015: WBZ radio, Boston
  • March 2015: This Morning with Gordon Dean
  • March 2015: CNBC.com
  • March 2015: WTOP radio, Washington D.C.
  • March 2015: BBC radio’s The World
  • March 2015: CBS radio, Los Angeles
  • March 2015: WSJ Live
  • January 2015: CNN
  • January 2015: CBSN
  • December 2014: CNN
  • December 2014: USA Today
  • December 2014: KNX 1070 radio, Los Angeles
  • December 2014: FOX News
  • December 2014: WTOP radio, Washington D.C.
  • December 2014: Newstalk 1010, Toronto
  • December 2014: WBAL radio, Baltimore
  • December 2014: WTOP radio, Washington D.C.
  • October 2014: KNX CBS radio, Los Angeles
  • October 2014: WLW 700 AM radio, Cincinnati
  • October 2014: WTOP radio, Washington D.C.
  • October 2014: Greater Boston WGBH-TV Boston
  • October 2014: FOX Business Channel’s Varney & Company
  • October 2014: WBEZ radio Chiago
  • September 2014: KABC radio, Los Angeles, Late Night with Peter Tilden
  • September 2014: FOX Business Channel, Varney & Company
  • September 2014: CBC-TV Canada
  • September 2014: Rudy Maxa’s World syndicated radio show
  • July 2014: KKSF Talk 910 radio, San Francisco
  • July 2014: CNN Tonight
  • July 2014: CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper
  • July 2014: CNN Headline News
  • July 2014: Global News Toronto
  • July 2014: CJAD radio, Montreal
  • July 2014: KPCC Southern California Public Radio
  • July 2014: Rudy Maxa’s World syndicated radio show
  • July 2014: Pubic Radio International “The World”
  • July 2014: Rogers Radio, Canada
  • July 2014: 92.5 Gold FM, Gold Coast, Australia
  • May 2014: Peter Greenberg Worldwide radio program
  • April 2014: CNN “Piers Morgan Live”
  • March 2014: CNN “The Don Lemon Show”
  • March 2014: FOX News “The Kelly File”
  • March 2014: BBC World Service radio
  • March 2014: America Now Radio with Andy Dean
  • March 2014: CNN “Piers Morgan Live”
  • March 2014: WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show
  • March 2014: WTOP radio, Washington, D.C.
  • March 2014: National Public Radio’s “On Point” and “All Things Considered”
  • March 2014: Bloomberg TV
  • March 2014: CBC-TV Canada
  • March 2014: CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
  • March 2014: CBC Canada radio
  • March 2014: Pubic Radio International’s “The World”
  • March 2014: Al Jazeera America
  • March 2014: KQED San Francisco
  • March 2014: CNN International “Quest Means Business”
  • March 2014: New England Cable News
  • March 2014: KCRW radio, Los Angeles
  • March 2014: Public Radio International “To the Point” show
  • February 2014: Talk 910 Radio, San Franciso
  • February 2014: FOX-25 News, Boston
  • February 2014: Peter Greenberg Worldwide radio program
  • February 2014: Intel’s Mobile Insights Radio
  • January 2014: WGBH-TV Boston, Greater Boston
  • January 2014: WBUR Boston Public Radio
  • January 2014: KCBS radio, San Francisco
  • January 2014: KZSB radio, Santa Barbara, “Around the World” program
  • December 2013: WBOB Jacksonville, Weekend Travel Show
  • November 2013: CNN
  • November 2013: USA Today
  • November 2013: Washington Post
  • November 2013: National Public Radio
  • November 2013: KTRH AM 740 Houston
  • November 2013: WGBH Boston Public Radio
  • November 2013: BBC Radio, Birmingham, UK
  • November 2013: KIRO radio, Seattle
  • November 2013: CBS radio, Los Angeles
  • November 2013: 102.9 FM, Gold Coast, Australia
  • November 2013: Peter Greenberg Worldwide radio program
  • November 2013: Iowa Public Radio
  • October 2013: CNN.com
  • October 2013: KCBS radio, San Francisco
  • October 2013: Talk Radio Europe
  • October 2013: Al Jazerra America
  • October 2013: WGN radio, Chicago
  • September 2013: Talk Radio Europe
  • September 2013: KISM radio Seattle
  • August 2013: WGBH Boston Public Radio
  • August 2013: Colm Hayes Show, RTE2 FM, Ireland
  • August 2013: KPAM, Portland, Oregon
  • July 2013: CNN’s Quest Means Business
  • July 2013: Talk 910, San Francisco
  • July 2013: KIRO radio, Seattle
  • July 2013: KNX radio, Los Angeles
  • July 2013: CBC News Canada
  • July 2013: Newstalk 1010, Toronto
  • June 2013: WGBH-TV Boston, Greater Boston
  • June 2013: The Mike Pintek Show, KDKA Pittsburgh
  • June 2013: Travels With Rick Steves radio program
  • May 2013: The Moncrieff Show, Newstalk 106-108, Ireland
  • May 2013: The Jim Bohannon Show
  • May 2013: WFLA radio, Tampa
  • May 2013: NBC News.com
  • May 2013: CBC Radio, Canada
  • May 2013: Fox & Friends
  • May 2013: KGO radio, San Francisco
  • March 2013: WBAL radio, Baltimore
  • March 2013: KUOW National Public Radio, Seattle
  • March 2013: Wall Street Journal Marketwatch.com
  • March 2013: WGBH Boston Public Radio
  • March 2013: Martha Stewart Living magazine
  • February 2013: New York Times.com
  • January 2013: Rudy Maxa’s World syndicated radio show
  • January 2013: KPCC Southern California Public Radio
  • January 2013: WBZ-TV Boston
  • December 2012: National Public Radio
  • November 2012: BBC radio
  • November 2012: KCRW radio Los Angeles To the Point program
  • November 2012: WGBH Boston Public Radio
  • October 2012: Washington Post
  • September 2012: KGO radio San Francisco
  • September 2012: Peter Greenberg Worldwide radio program
  • July 2012: MSNBC.COM
  • July 2012: KGO radio San Francisco
  • May 2012: Rudy Maxa’s World syndicated radio show
  • February 2012: National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation
  • February 2012: Boston Globe Travel Show
  • February 2012: Rudy Maxa’s World syndicated radio show
  • December 2011: Rudy Maxa’s World syndicated radio show
  • December 2011: WILL Illinois Public Radio
  • November 2011: The Emily Rooney Show on Boston public radio WGBH
  • November 2011: Peter Greenberg Worldwide radio program
  • September 2011: USA Today
  • September 2011: Rudy Maxa’s World syndicated radio show
  • September 2011: Peter Greenberg Worldwide radio program
  • August 2011: KGO, radio San Francisco
  • August 2011: The Emily Rooney Show on Boston public radio WGBH
  • July 2011: Cleveland Plain Dealer
  • June 2011: WSOC TV, Charlotte, NC
  • June 2011: Martha Stewart Living radio program
  • June 2011: Rudy Maxa’s World syndicated radio show
  • May 2011: New Hampshire Public Radio
  • April 2011: MSNBC.com
  • April 2011: WILL Illinois Public Radio
  • April 2011: KGO Radio, San Francisco
  • April 2011: New England Cable News
  • March 2011: Peter Greenberg Worldwide radio program
  • February 2011: Jezebel magazine
  • February 2011: Patt Morrison Show on KPCC Southern California Public Radio
  • January 2011: The Emily Rooney Show on Boston public radio WGBH
  • January 2011: WGN radio Chicago
  • December 2010: KGO radio, San Francisco
  • November 2010: Anderson Cooper’s AC 360 on CNN
  • November 2010: MSNBC Countdown with Keith Olbermann
  • November 2010: WBAL Baltimore; KPBS San Diego; KOA Denver; WGBH Boston
  • November 2010: CNN
  • November 2010: BBC World radio
  • November 2010: The Atlantic magazine
  • November 2010: KUOW Seattle Public Radio
  • November 2010: KGO Radio, San Francisco
  • November 2010: CBC Canada television
  • October 2010: WGSO 990AM, New Orleans
  • Octotber 2010: Rudy Maxa’s World syndicated radio travel show
  • September 2010: KCBS radio, San Francisco
  • September 2010: Peter Greenberg Worldwide radio show
  • September 2010: Rudy Maxa’s World syndicated radio travel show
  • August 2010: KUOW Public Radio, Seattle
  • August 2010: WNYC radio, The Leonard Lopate Show
  • July 2010: Seattle Times
  • July 2010: Rudy Maxa’s World syndicated radio travel show
  • July 2010: KUOW public radio, Seattle
  • June 2010: Readers Digest magazine
  • June 2010: New England Cable News
  • May 2010:Women’s Health magazine
  • May 2010: KPCC, Southern California Public Radio
  • May 2010: KGO radio, San Francisco
  • April 2010: BBC, National Public Radio and CBC-TV Canada
  • March 2010: The Emily Rooney Show on Boston public radio WGBH
  • March 2010: New England Cable News
  • March 2010: Peter Greenberg Worldwide radio program
  • January 2010: Public television’s WorldFocus, Canada’s CBC radio, and WGBH-TV Boston’s Greater Boston
  • January 2010: Baltimore’s WBAL radio, Los Angeles public radio, and Peter Greenberg Worldwide
  • December 2009: WHYY Radio Times
  • October 2009: WNYC, WBAL Baltmore, and WGBH-TV Boston.
  • September 2009: National Public Radio’s Morning Edition
  • June 2009: Boston’s WBZ-4 TV news
  • June 2009: KCRW Los Angeles, To the Point program
  • June 2009: CNN, the BBC, Baltimore’s WBAL, and Minnesota Public Radio
  • June 2009: KUOW, Puget Sound Public Radio
  • May 2009: CNN, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered.
  • May 2009: BBC television
  • May 2009: WBAL Baltimore’s Ron Smith Show, and Buffalo’s WEDG-FM Shredd and Ragan Show
  • March 2009: ABC News, and more than 20 radio stations in the US and Canada
  • March 2009: Peter Greenberg Worldwide radio show
  • Februrary 2009: 20th appearance WBAL’s Ron Smith Show
  • November 2008: BBC radio’s Up All Night program
  • November 2008: Viewpoint, nationally syndicated radio program
  • August 2008: Aksam Daily, newspaper, Turkey
  • June 2008: KPBS, San Diego public radio, These Days program
  • May 2008: WGBH-TV Boston, Greater Boston
  • April 2008: National Public Radio’s All Things Considered
  • February 2008: ASK THE PILOT received a surprise endorsement by actress Thandie Newton during a TV talk-show interview
  • January 2008: CBC radio, Canada
  • November 2007: National Public Radio’s Day to Day program
  • October 2007: CBC radio’s The Current
  • October 2007: New York Times’ Freakonomics blog
  • September 2007: WYNC’s Brian Lehrer Show
  • July 2007: Washington Post Radio
  • March 2005: Travel with Rick Steves radio program
  • September 2004: Gawker magazine

 

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