Yes, that’s right, as I posted last night, there really is a person behind this blog. MJ On Travel is now Marshall Jackson On Travel. Why did it take three years to figure that out? Well, there are a lot of reasons. As I’ve posted before, I continue to work “around” the world of aviation, and I plan on keeping it that way. I had to work through some decisions about what I could post about and what I could not. And while posting about the issues I work on everyday would be enormously interesting and enlightening to many, I just can’t do it. But I’m very fortunate to be blessed with the gift of travel through work and play, and I’m going to talk about that all I damn well please. And I have a lot to say about air travel, rewards schemes and life on the road.

American Airlines AAdvantage program is my miles program of choice, while Starwood Preferred Guest wins the hotel war. My backups are Delta and Hilton. Oddly enough, I spend more nights in Hilton Hotels than Starwood based on number of locations, but Starwood will always be my first choice where they have a property. So my miles and points advice/opinion is most likely to be geared towards these four programs, with a smattering of others thrown in from time to time.

I’ll soon have some cruise experiences to share. My bachelor party will be aboard Royal Caribbean’s Majesty of the Seas in September, and the beloved and I will be honeymooning on Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas in October for a fabulous 11-night repositioning itinerary from Baltimore to Tampa with stops in Charleston, the Turks & Caicos, Samana, D.R., Cartagena, and Grand Cayman. These will be my 13th and 14th cruises respectively, so look for some cruising advice from time to time as well.

Wow! Now that the cat’s out of the bag, I’m feeling wordy and inspired so I’ll stop for now. In the meantime, I’ll repost my aviation experience resume for your review. I’m looking forward keeping this blog exciting and informative. Thanks for reading, and be sure to tell your friends to check out

Commercial Pilot (and as my bio states…Diabetes took care of that)
-2,000 hours total flying time
-1,000 jet/turboprop
-Soloed at age 16 and flew on from there

Maintenance and Engineering/Quality Assurance Auditor
-Station safety and surveillance
-Repair and overhaul supplier safety and surveillance
-Fuel supplier safety and surveillance

Manager – Customer Service
-Passenger and Ramp Operations
-Security Coordinator
-Environmental Coordinator
-Regulatory Liaison
-Station Safety Manager
-Airport Automation Coordinator