What we’re reading: Airliner automation, Iberia pilots to strike again, airlines cuts in usage due to fuel costs
If you used a US-issued VISA or MasterCard, or a VISA or MasterCard-branded ATM card, to make purchases or withdraw cash in foreign currency between 1996 and 2006, look for a check like the one below in your mail this week.
Mine was delivered yesterday, so yours might have been delivered a few days ago, or might still be on its way. Check your recent mail. It’s easy to mistake these postcards for junk mail.
What we’re reading: Air Transat disinfected after Cuba flight, ANA 787 service, Delta diverts polar flights
What we’re reading: SWA coming to Memphis, LaHood to resign, US Airways making offer to merge or buy AA
As the death toll mounts, the Costa Concordia tragedy horrifies us more and more, especially since it has become apparent the ship never should have hit the rock which tore a 300 foot hole in its hull, and that more timely and decisive action by the captain and crew of the ship might have prevented all loss of life.
I have been researching cruise ship safety for some time, beginning with a review of the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act. I think the Concordia tragedy has clearly shown regulation reform must be the order of the day to better ensure the safety of all on the seas.