Hello, I’m

Bobby Laurie

Travel Expert | TV Host | Traffic Reporter

I'm a Travel Expert, TV Host, Brand Ambassador & Traffic Reporter based in Washington, D.C. 

Currently I serve as co-host of the nationally syndicated travel & lifestyle show “The Jet Set” and as a Traffic Anchor in Washington, D.C. ​

Did you know? I'm the only televised and call upon travel expert with actual, hands-on, front-line travel industry experience.

TRAVEL LIKE AN EXPERT. HERE'S WHAT IS

TRENDING IN TRAVEL

Join Bobby Laurie and Nikki Noya each week on The Jet Set! Visit www.TheJetSet.tv for the travel news
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TRAVEL MEDIA

As a travel expert and former flight attendant I love to assist the media including journalists and producers, complete their travel stories with insider insight into processes and procedures, in-flight safety standards, anecdotes which range from everyday life in the sky to hilarious and strange situations and commentary on the aviation and travel industry as a whole.

Additionally, I am always interested in opportunities which allow me to regularly share my insight, destination features, and travel industry commentary on a regular basis as a columnist or reporter for news organizations and blogs.

BRANDS

If you're a brand, satellite media tour agency, organization or association seeking to partner with a travel expert/insider, than look no further.  As a former flight attendant and in-flight policy and procedure analyst, I'm an experienced traveler with knowledge other travel experts cannot speak to and an audience they can't touch. Having traveled professionally for the past twelve years, my opinions, travel tips, insight, features and articles have been featured on and within America's most viewed television programs and publications such as The TODAY Show, The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, Dr. Oz, Inside Edition, Conde Nast Traveler and dozens of other top media outlets across the country. 

EXPERT WITNESS

My thorough knowledge of the training, procedures and role of a flight attendant coupled with my hands-on aviation experience, has led me to be called upon as an Expert Witness in cases surrounding airline cabin safety. I can review, advise, report and testify to situations surrounding the role and career of a flight attendant, Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) and compliance, on-board emergency procedures including: aircraft emergency evacuation procedures, disruptive passenger handling & restraint procedures and In-Flight medical emergencies among others.

Background: I developed, tested, maintained and worked with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to create policies and procedures for the US Airways/American Airlines InFlight Emergency Manual which contained company and FAA approved and enforced procedures for all aspects of domestic and international flights from safety to service. All flight attendants at the airline were trained on and had to prove proficiency with the procedures outlined in the IEM annually.

As one of the original Virgin America crewmembers and as an InFlight Team Lead, I acted as an extension of the InFlight Training Department on board all flights which I operated. Duties included ensuring FAA and company rules and regulations were followed as outlined in our Emergency Manual.

Presently, I serve as a contributor to "The Today Show," host of the weekly travel program "The Jet Set" and appear on various national programs and in the press as a Travel Expert & Analyst.

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BOBBY LAURIE

Bobby Laurie is the only TV travel expert with actual hands-on industry experience, traffic reporter and television host based in Washington, D.C.

Currently Bobby Laurie serves as co-host of the nationally syndicated travel & lifestyle show "The Jet Set" and as a Traffic Anchor in Washington, D.C. for iHeartMedia and ABC7.

Laurie's background in the travel industry dates back to November 2005 when he was initially hired as a flight attendant.

After initially flying for six months for US Airways (now American Airlines) Laurie had started his move up the corporate ladder and held various positions within the industry before ultimately landing as an Analyst specializing InFlight Policies & Procedures. A year and a half later, Laurie left his post to return and joined Virgin America as one of the first 200 flight attendants under the brand started by Sir. Richard Branson.

In 2009 Bobby Laurie began his move into media and created a travel blog that was designed to collect and journal the experiences he encountered while working as a flight attendant. Because of the catchy name and his unbelievable, yet true stories, the blog became widely read among airline and industry enthusiasts. In 2010 a collection of his most popular articles and journals from his website were published into a book titled “Planely Speaking: Inflight Insight from Thirty Thousand Feet.”

In 2014 Laurie produced a travel series for Discovery Network's "Destination America" titled "TAKE OFF! with The Savvy Stews" which followed Laurie and another flight attendant traveling the world and experiencing local cuisine, festivals, attractions and experiences. The show now streams on Amazon. From 2013 through 2015 Laurie served as a travel correspondent on the now cancelled national morning show "The Daily Buzz" for three years and national lifestyle show "The Better Show." Until recently, he also appeared regularly on the CNN Airport Network hosting the "Frequent Traveler" segment.

Laurie is continuously tapped to lend his opinions on the ever changing travel industry.

At present, Bobby Laurie is routinely featured on The TODAY Show, CNN, HLN, MSNBC, ABC News, NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal among others.

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PRESENT:

THE JET SET

Host & Executive Producer

Co-Host & Executive Producer of America’s first ever travel themed television talk show. The Jet Set is a fresh new talk show designed to reinvent travel television and keep pace with the professional, leisure and aspiring traveler by experiencing the sights, sounds and scenery of destinations around the world or here at home, along with you!

ABC7 | WJLA-TV

Traffic Anchor

On Air fill-in Traffic Anchor for ABC7’s “Good Morning Washington” and the WJLA 24/7 News program “Good Morning Washington Express.”

iHeartMEDIA

Traffic Anchor

On-Air Traffic Anchor for Total Traffic + Weather Network, a subsidiary of iHeartMedia, which provides live, real-time traffic reports for radio and television affiliates.

CNN AIRPORT NETWORK

Travel Expert/Host

Regular co-host of the Frequent Traveler reports airing throughout the day on the network. Content and reports feature travel tips and information to make the travel experience for business and frequent travelers easier and streamlined.
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PREVIOUS:

THE HUFFINGTON POST

Travel Contributor

Provided The Huffington Post with regular articles and features about the travel industry and the news and changes within the industry affect the flight attendant career.

THE DAILY BUZZ

Travel Correspondent

From 2013 through the shows cancellation in 2015, served as a travel correspondent and expert on the morning news and entertainment program along with Gailen David.
 
Segments aired every first and third Tuesday that were shot on location from destinations around the world and featured destination highlights, attractions, festivals and more. Additionally, I was called upon to lend expertise and opinion on travel related news events

THE HUFFINGTON POST

Travel Contributor

Provided The Huffington Post with regular articles and features about the travel industry and the news and changes within the industry affect the flight attendant career.

THE BETTER SHOW

Travel Correspondent

In 2013, before joining “The Daily Buzz,” myself and The Savvy Stews provided The Better Show with destination focused travel segments from destinations around the globe.

TAKE OFF! W/ THE SAVVY STEWS

Host/Executive Producer

Executive Produced and hosted this 8 episode travel series which aired on Discovery Networks’ Destination America network.

“TAKE OFF! with the Savvy Stews” shares the adventures Bobby & Gailen encourage their viewers to have in various cities in America and beyond, from tasting the local cuisine to tackling the boldest activities.

Although the Savvy Stews are expert travelers, they are always seeking the new thing to try, and the road less traveled, because they want to experience the discovery along with the viewers at home.

INSTINCT MAGAZINE

Travel Contributor

From 2013-2014 I served as the publications' online travel contributor producing weekly news articles and a monthly feature.
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