“TSA Genius” — A look into an Al Qaeda meeting TSA security, the part of travel that well all seem to dislike, is spoofed in this Comedy Central skit about an Al Qaeda meeting in a cave. The participants come up with idea after idea about ways to bring down a plane but, in the […]
7 things Americans can learn from Italians I grew up in Italy. Normally, articles like this are just about useless. However, Lisa Miller, writing in Huffington Post, does a good job of capturing some truths of living in Italy that might make life here in the USA more enjoyable and less stressful. Some of these […]
State rules on personalized license plates California and many other states have very strict rules about what can be put on vanity license plates. Some of the denied plates are surprising. Others are easy to understand. Some plates requested read differently when turned upside down and others have cryptic meanings to police and gangs. Who […]
Today, we muse about fuel. We take a look at airlines that use it most efficiently. We examine why airfares are not dropping like the gasoline prices at the pump. And, we read about the airlines’ record profits. They are getting the best of this economy — lower fuel prices and higher airfares. Fame: Alaska […]
It has been a long day, so I’ve collected some articles that I have been saving for a while to share them with readers. My brain isn’t focusing on deadlines or coming up with catchy topics. So, we will take a look at the travel world through other journalists’ eyes. First we look at the […]
This weekend we ponder the essence of art, the new European Union views on passenger rights and learn about the existence of germs on aircraft. Oh my! What makes art great? In our travels we all have gone to see the “great pieces of art” in city after city, museum after museum and church after […]
Today we take time to muse about big data. It has significant promises in the fields of promising merchandising and, perhaps, in customer service. But, big data has a problem with big physical objects, like a 250-ton airplane. How data and online ordering is changing fast food service I never heard of Sheetz before I […]
Again, this week we have plenty to think about.