planes

Qantas ipad

Qantas iPad for every flyer to use

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Every passenger gets an iPad on Qantas. Yep. Even in economy. Mine never worked, but the airline gets an A for effort. With their…

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U.S.Airways terminal in airline seat scam

Airline seat scam at U.S. Airways

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I’m ready for lousy treatment from airlines. I expect it. Even from U.S. Airways, a member of the Star Alliance, of which I’m a…

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Airlines: disclosure and liability

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On February 11, I flew Delta 110 from Buenos Aires to Atlanta. Before the plane pulled away from the gate and after several minutes’…

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Masked man “swapped boarding pass”?

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No reports expand on the claim that this ballsy Asian impostor “swapped boarding passes with a U.S. citizen and passenger who was born in…

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Theft on planes

Theft on planes

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Theft on Planes All this hearsay, lately, about pickpockets and theft on planes. Even a celebrity-son helped himself to sleeping passengers’ valuables. Pickpockets are…

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Halliburton

Traveling with luggage

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I’m sure it sounds obsessive to mention the necessity of onboard watchfulness when you fly. The likelihood of theft while on an aircraft is…

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Commercial flight; no security

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We flew from Anchorage to Homer on Alaska Airlines flight 4878, operated by ERA Aviation. No TSA. No screening; none at all. Liquids? Okay!…

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My 2008 travel stats

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Mid-08, I noted my travel stats year-to-date. Here’s how the year wrapped up. I made 105 takeoffs and landings during the calendar year. I…

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Dead zone

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Seeking answers, or shared experiences: On a first class cross-country flight last weekend, the trackpad of Bob’s MacBook Air refused to work. His cursor…

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Honolulu Hong Kong

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I’ve never understood the logic of this neck contraption. It pushes the head forward—but for sleeping, wouldn’t you rather have your head back? If…

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