On Monday, April 2, SmarterTravel’s Editor-at-Large and longtime frequent flyer guru, Tim Winship, passed away after a battle with cancer. We wish to express our deepest sympathy to Tim’s many friends, family, colleagues, and loyal readers who are grieving his loss.
Tim’s contributions to SmarterTravel and travel media in general are almost too many to list. Over the course of more than two decades as a writer, editor, and spokesperson, Tim provided critical context to complicated consumer issues in a way that was both accessible and engaging. He founded the pioneering travel website FrequentFlier.com at a time when online publishing was still in its infancy. And he literally wrote the book on frequent flyer miles, Mileage Pro—The Insider’s Guide to Frequent Flyer Programs, with co-author Randy Petersen.
In true Tim fashion, he worked right up until the end, posting his final story for SmarterTravel on the day he passed away. All of us here will miss Tim’s writing and consumer advocacy. But above all, we’ll miss his wit, his wisdom, and his humor. He was one of the great ones.