MCLEAN, VA (August 21, 2008) – Randy Petersen, editor and publisher of InsideFlyer magazine and frequent flier expert, will join USA TODAY’s “Today in the Sky” online travel community as a forum moderator on Friday, August 22. Petersen will address frequent flier issues within the forum page of “Today in the Sky,” where readers gather for lively discussions about air travel topics. He will be available to answer their frequent flier questions on a regular basis, sharing his enormous expertise and insider knowledge of the topic. Readers can go to to ask questions and join the conversation.

“USATODAY has always been a leader when it comes to providing business travelers with useful news and online tools,” said Petersen. “The idea of creating an online forum populated both by business travelers and those of us who report on the industry, is one of the most innovative online community concepts I have seen in a very long time, and I am excited to be a part of it.”

“Today in the Sky” offers a mix of enterprise reporting from USA TODAY’s travel staff and contributors; the best air travel surveillance, news and information from the Web; “Flightdex,” a feature which tracks the latest buzz about the top airlines; and includes Ben Mutzabaugh’s popular blog about air travel, also called “Today in the Sky.”

“Today in the Sky” is also an online travel resource providing users with the ability to search for the best airfares online, frequent-flier promotions, a mileage calculator and flight tracking tools. The “Today in the Sky” community features forums for readers and moderators to swap advice, experiences and opinions. It also includes a place where travelers can meet up with other frequent fliers online to discuss upcoming trips, aviation news and more.