GlobalData research has found the top airlines influencers based on their performance and engagement online. Using research from GlobalData’s Influencer platform, Verdict has named ten of the most influential people in airlines on Twitter during Q4 2019.

Biggest influencers in airlines: The top ten in Q4 2019

1. Isaac Alexander (@jetcitystar)

Isaac Alexander is the editor in chief of Jet City Star, which offers the latest aviation and defense news from Seattle and the Puget Sound Area. A freelance aviation and aerospace writer, Alexander posts, blogs, and contributes to the blog. Prior to this, he co-created and led the publicity and promotion of the Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival (MIFFF) held annually in Seattle.

Twitter followers: 15,618

GlobalData influencer score: 100

2. Jon Ostrower (@jonostrower)

Jon Ostrower is the editor in chief of The Air Current, which provides news, intelligence, and trends related to global aerospace and aviation. Prior to this, Jon served as aviation editor for CNN, providing a global coverage of the business of flying. He was also a staff reporter with the Wall Street Journal, covering Boeing, aviation safety, and the global aerospace business.

Twitter followers: 82,657

GlobalData influencer score: 77

3. Alex Macheras (@AlexInAir)

Alex Macheras is an aviation analyst and consultant, offering aviation analysis on the global aviation industry across networks such as BBC, CNN, ABC Australia, Al Jazeera, NPR Morning Edition, and more. He also covers travel and aviation news for magazines, newspapers, and publications.

Twitter followers: 36,502

GlobalData influencer score: 73

4. Jason Rabinowitz (@AirlineFlyer)

Jason Rabinowitz is a researcher and writer, covering aviation news ranging from transit, travel to airlines and airplanes. A contributor to Forbes, Jason is skilled at analysing in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) systems and in-flight products. He also co-hosts the Flightradar24’s AvTalk podcast that covers aviation news.

Twitter followers: 46,172

GlobalData influencer score: 65

5. Tim Robinson (@RAeSTimR)

Tim Robinson is the editor in chief of Aerospace, a magazine of the Royal Aeronautical Society, the oldest professional aerospace organisation. He also covers space and aviation news for the Aerospace Insight blog, and is recognised as an aerospace expert by BBC and CNN, among other media organisations.

Twitter followers: 22,126

GlobalData influencer score: 62

6. Seth Miller (@WandrMe)

Seth Miller is an aviation journalist, who is also the author for PaxEx.Aero, which provides aviation news and analysis on the in-flight entertainment and connectivity market. He specialises in in-flight connectivity and loyalty programs. Seth is also consulted for passenger experience by leading technology providers and airlines.

Twitter followers: 16,380

GlobalData influencer score: 58

7. Henry Harteveldt (@hharteveldt)

Henry Harteveldt is an airlines, travel, and hotel industry analyst focusing on business strategies, marketing, distribution, and other topics. He currently serves as president of the Atmosphere Research Group, a consultancy firm that provides research and analysis on brand strategies, retailing, digital commerce, distribution, customer experience, and marketing. Prior to this, Henry led the global travel industry research at Forrester Research.

Twitter followers: 20,971

GlobalData influencer score: 54

8. Paul Thompson (@FlyingPhotog)

Paul Thompson is an aviation and travel journalist, with more than a decade’s experience in airline passenger experience, aircraft manufacturing, cargo handling, and operations. He currently serves as aviation correspondent of The Points Guy, an online platform that aims at maximising travel experiences. Paul has contributed towards many publications. He has worked with leading organisations such as Airbus, Boeing, British Airways, Honeywell, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, the US Navy, and more.

Twitter followers: 12,074

GlobalData influencer score: 54

9. Heather Poole (@Heather_Poole)

Heather Poole is an airline expert with approximately 20 years of experience as flight attendant. She has also authored the New York Times bestseller ‘Cruising Attitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama and Crazy Passengers at 30,000 Feet’. Her work was also published in the Log Angeles Times, CNN, and The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010, among others.

Twitter followers: 94,551

GlobalData influencer score: 53

10. Ben Mutzabaugh (@benmutzabaugh)

Ben Mutzabaugh is a senior aviation editor at The Points Guy, a platform aiming at maximising travel experiences through aviation news, reports, reviews, deals, and rewards. He also launched the award-winning Today in the Sky, aviation blog, at the USA Today.

Twitter followers: 183,936

GlobalData influencer score: 52

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