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Humans suffer far more than pandemic commodities because of international rules. This pandemic highlighted a strange problem that I never realized existed. Why do commodities get to move easily across international boundaries but people cannot? After I thought about...
The drone industry today needs more data, new regulations, and a definition of problems. And, they need airspace rules to grow by. The pandemic slowdown was a perfect time to get rules set for unmanned aerial systems (UAS). However, the US is still behind the eight-ball when it comes to the establishment of an UAS system.
A year after the airlines’ began this epic struggle to stay in business during the pandemic, they are suffering financially. After 9/11 and the recession downturns, this is another financial pummeling being taken by airlines. And, consumers are not getting any honesty in advertising.
Following the hilly, curvy road that snakes through Yosemite National Park in California, every turn elicits another “wow” moment. Dramatic overlooks, soaring mountains, rushing waterfalls, or other breathtaking examples of Mother Nature’s magnificent handiwork spring from the landscape. The Yosemite region continues the drama of the National Park.
Travelers United wants the Department of Transportation (DOT) to hold airlines responsible for maintaining their schedules. If airlines were required to fly within two to three hours of their normally scheduled times, passengers could book connecting flights on other airlines without fear of missed connections.
Current U.S. travel and border policies for COVID-19 protection are broken and failing the nation. The U.S. border has been closed to citizens of the European Union and the United Kingdom for more than 540 days. Our COVID border protection system has been open to...
The airline industry is facing a major test with the coronavirus pandemic. However, not all airlines are working to help passengers. DOT sent out an enforcement memorandum that reminded airlines they must refund all payments for flights if the airline canceled the flight.
Click here to visit this destination story by Fyllis Hockman about Yosemite National Park. Next week we will feature a companion piece by Victor Block about the surrounding area. This new website -- www.TravelersUnitedPlus.com -- will eventually feature all non-policy...
Sunday is Fathers’ Day. I was lucky, I had a father who gave me the love of travel. Plus, besides travel and a chance to see another side of the world, his advice on work and life still rings true. My dad was an Air Force officer. Traveling was a major influence in my life and living in other countries was a gift.
The Big Island means big adventure and plenty of activities Some vacationers soak up the sun on Hawaii's Big Island beaches with white, black, and even green sand. Nearby, skiers speed down snow-covered slopes of a dormant volcano. Other people check out a surreal...
In the 2018 FAA Bill, Congress directed the FAA to do a study on less airline seat pitch. Did aircraft seating and more passengers in planes, affect plane evacuations? Can passengers be evacuated in 90 seconds with half of the doors blocked? And, why is fainting the most common infight medical emergency?
Successfully flying with young children means parents need to anticipate their children's needs and prepare for those needs long before leaving for the airport. Flying with young children can be difficult, especially on long flights. Youngsters are easily bored, don't...
The advent of COVID-19 rapid testing is allowing many airlines to dream of opening flights prior to the introduction of a vaccine. Travelers United travel to begin again. Ultimately, we want to get a vaccine. However, until then, knowing who is sick and contagious and who is not may be the best we can do.
It seems that reports of the death of travel are greatly exaggerated. Staycations, nearcations, and such just aren’t satisfying for many tavel junkies. More than 50 percent of those polled by Travelers United said, “a vacation to me is going far away.”
We know that COVID-19 is transmitted through the air, that masks stop it. It infects people everywhere. Governments failed travelers and that misinformation about COVID kills. Today, we know more pandemic lessons that will make dealing with the next spike more successful.
Today, paperback books seem old fashioned. But, I travel with paperback books. I never take a Kindle or other ebook reader. I like the feel of paper. I like flipping back and forth in stories. Plus, books can start conversations. Here are my other reasons why.
Some parents continue to endanger infants by flying them on their laps. While flying during the COVID pandemic, I've seen parents try to evade the face mask mandate for their children while other parents try to fly with their infant or toddler in their lap, likely in...
What appear to be a-la-carte service costs are really resort fees in disguise On August 18, 2021, the Wall Street Journal profiled the fourth-largest hotel group in the country. MCR hotels were touted for charging guests for individual hotel amenities. The main hotel...