On-Air Host ∙Executive Producer ∙Author
Airline Travel Expert
On-Air Host &
Gailen David is co-creator, executive producer and host of the nationally syndicated travel talk-show,
The Jet Set; televised in over 200 TV markets in the USA, Canada, and the Caribbean.
Gailen lends his expertise in airline safety, customer service and labor issues to news organizations including USA Today, CNN, HLN, NPR, and others; sharing his experience gathered as a 24-year flight attendant with
Gailen speaks on a variety of topics ranging from the airline customer experience to Jetiquette - a civilized approach to travel. His Jetiquette Training Program, for front-line employees, has received the
Travel Weekly Magellan Award.
Gailen's Current Projects:
Executive Producer, On-Air Host, Co-creator
The Jet Set, now in its third season, is an award winning 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!
As the first hybrid talk and travel show, ‘The Jet Set’ is anchored from its ‘jet’ television set complete with an airplane wing desk and actual set pieces built from a decommissioned Boeing 747. Alternatively, like other travel shows, ‘The Jet Set’ hits the road to feature destinations, attractions, festivals and unique adventures.
Travel and talk veterans Gailen David, Bobby Laurie and health and wellness expert Nikki Noya will keep you in the loop each week with a wide variety of guests from the entertainment and travel worlds, on-location experiences, and insight into the latest trends and current events.
But more importantly, we let you in on the fun and reinforce that you don’t need to “jet” to be part of the “Jet Set” experience!
The Jet Set is taped in Washington, DC. at En Pointe Studios.
Author, Speaker, Ambassador ∙Jetiquette
Jetiquette has morphed into a global movement to return more civility to the travel experience. Travelers are showing more consideration and courtesy towards those they encounter along the way as airlines, airports, hotels and other travel providers work to elevate the customer experience.
The "Jetiquette...The Customer Experience and You" training program was recognized by Travel Weekly Magazine and received "The Magellan Award" in 2008. Gailen's from-the-heart program focused on showing front-line workers how valuable they really are and shared his own methods for recognizing and savoring the many rewards that come from making the travel experience special for someone else.
Co-Founder, Creator and Curator ∙ The First Flight Out
Pan American World Airways shaped air travel for decades and played a major role in developing everything from navigational systems, the first widely used intercontinental jet aircraft and even the Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet. The First Flight Out pays tribute to the legacy of Pan Am offers visitors the opportuntiny to experience 'The World's Most Experienced Airline'.
The First Flight Out is a travel emporium with clothing, swimwear, accessories, luggage and of course the famous Pan Am carry-on bags and accessories along with an extensive Pan Am history exhibit! Relax in our Pan Am 747 cabin and pour a glass of champagne in the upper deck galley!