Questions asked about planes and answers I’m often asked plane questions by air travelers, from where to sit on a plane in case of a crash, to why there are tiny holes in aircraft windows, to will lightning cause a plane to crash. Some readers ask practical questions such as are tray tables really as […]
By now you’ve likely read about United Airlines having airport security police forcibly remove a passenger from one of their flights after he refused to accept being involuntarily bumped from the flight. You might have seen the disturbing video of the passenger, bloodied by the confrontation, being dragged down the plane’s aisle. How should we make sure this doesn’t happen again?
It’s been about two weeks since the U.S. and U.K. initiated their electronics bans on direct flights from numerous Muslim-majority nations to the U.S. and U.K. respectively. The European Union (EU) has decided to not change any of their procedures. There are many problems with the electronics ban by the U.S. and the U.K., but there is also a major problem with the lack of action by the EU.
A measles outbreak makes European travel problematic for some. Frequent international travelers are aware of the many health hazards they may encounter while away from home. In the last year, we’ve seen serious outbreaks of Avian Influenza, Dengue Fever, Yellow Fever, MERS, and Zika across the globe. This year, the World Health Organization (WHO) has already […]
Last week, the U.S. Transportation Safety Administration (TSA), notified airlines that fly from eight Muslim-majority nations, that effective March 24, passengers would be banned from bringing electronic devices larger than smartphones into airplane cabins on their direct flights to the U.S. from those nations.