Ways to use less mobile data when you travel

Ways to use less mobile data when you travel

While traveling we become even more dependent on our smartphones than usual. There are no other phones to use, we all need to get around so map programs are more and more important. Airline boarding passes are often loaded on cell phones. Apps that tell travelers the best hotels and restaurants are needed more than ever. And every time we pick up our mobile phone we need to use international data.

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For airline travelers, every day is like the 4th of July

For airline travelers, every day is like the 4th of July

Summer travel is when most of the seasoned business travelers that effortlessly glide through the airports will be at home with the family. It’s the less-experienced 75 percent of travelers who only fly once a year that will be struggling to get from check-in through security and down the Jetway. Road warriors will be enjoying a staycation.

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How to find on-time statistics on airline websites

How to find on-time statistics on airline websites

The other day I discussed on-time flights and the importance of having enough time to get to connecting flights. I was also speaking about the hope that my checked baggage made the connection as well, The conversation came around to how can a passenger even know what the record for on-time arrival might be and where that information can be found.

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16 ways to make your fireworks photos better

16 ways to make your fireworks photos better

Using a smartphone or camera make fireworks photos better Thursday is July 4, Independence Day, in the U.S. The nation's second president, John Adams, is in large part responsible for how it's celebrated. In his July 3, 1776 letter to Abigail, his wife, he said that...

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Look into the soul of Alaska at the Anchorage Museum

Look into the soul of Alaska at the Anchorage Museum

There is one indoor experience that every visitor to Alaska should explore — the Anchorage Museum. This stunning building and its even more impressive collection of Alaska artifacts and art provides a spiritual and historic canvas upon which to better understand the human side of this amazing state of nature.

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How do airline IT outages harm passengers

How do airline IT outages harm passengers

IT has become one of the most important factors in the operation of the national aviation system. It is the way that airline tickets are sold. The reservation systems provide airfares that may change several times a day and allow seats to be assigned They allow pilots and flight attendants to be scheduled to provide customer service. The findings of the GAO show an aviation IT system that currently has no federal oversight, few government records, and no DOT passenger protections.

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