The requirements for increased security around aircraft and in passengers’ areas are long overdue, as is the expanded use of canines. The DHS directive will likely require that new technology be deployed, such as CT scanners for carry-ons, now being tested in the U.S., but that will take time and considerable investment. For now, airport security for those flying to the U.S. will include newly required enhanced screening of air travelers and their belongings, including special attention to personal electronics.
Plans afoot to retool airport security The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has recognized they need to retool their airport security checkpoints. This summer, TSA is […]
Last Thursday, Delta Airlines flight 129, bound for Beijing, left Seattle at about 5 p.m. with more than 200 passengers on board, including 23-year-old Joseph […]
Are you traveling in the U.S. this week to enjoy a Fourth of July celebration? Cities like Philadelphia, America’s birthplace, hold a multi-day celebration with […]
The FAA reports that in 2015, 21 passengers and crew members on US flights were badly injured. In 2016, that rose to 44 passengers and crew members. To be listed in the FAA’s turbulence injury list, one’s injuries must result in at least 48 hours of hospitalization and include fractures, hemorrhages, nerve, muscle, or tendon damage, organ injuries, second or third-degree burns or other major injuries. Most travelers who fly only a few times per year endure some stretches of air turbulence on flights, during which the plane’s captain turns on the seatbelt sign, but few experience severe turbulence.
If you’re a new cruiser, you likely have question after question about making your reservation, what actually happens on cruises, meals, entertainment, tipping and many other issues. I’ve found that new cruisers unless they’ve spoken to some “old salts,” haven’t considered some issues they should think about, so here are seven new cruiser tips about potentially unknown concerns.
DOT needs better rules for allowing a service or emotional support animal to fly Earlier this month, Marlin Jackson went to his window seat on […]
Electronics ban may lead to new TSA procedures On March 24, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) instituted an electronics ban at ten airports located […]
Memorial Day sites one should never forget It’s fitting that this year Memorial Day in the United States falls on what would be President John […]
What happens when lightning strikes airplanes Last Friday, Air France flight 1064 departed from Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport for an 80-minute flight to Birmingham, […]