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    United cuts back overseas flights, FAA wins rule on cell phones, FAA to study airport noise

United cuts back overseas flights, FAA wins rule on cell phones, FAA to study airport noise

United to drop winter international flights, FAA can allow cell phone usage, FAA to study to change the way airport noise is measured
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    One World Observatory opens in May, Southwest adds Dallas Love routes, FAA computers hacked

One World Observatory opens in May, Southwest adds Dallas Love routes, FAA computers hacked

New York’s One World Observatory announces opening date

New York City’s One World Observatory announced that it will open to

Reviewing air travel security: FAA, passengers, TSA

Recently, there have been events through which we should evaluate air travel security, including TSA airport security.

I’ve stated this

By |April 6th, 2015|Getting there|0 Comments|

Newsletter – March 15, 2015

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    GAO: US air traffic control system vulnerable to terrorist attack

GAO: US air traffic control system vulnerable to terrorist attack

The GAO has released a report damning the FAA's ATC security spelling out security shortcomings. Ned Levi examines the report and solutions in detail.
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    Unleashing the world of unmanned aircraft systems responsibly

Unleashing the world of unmanned aircraft systems responsibly

Unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs are already here. The only problem — your government seems to be surprised by them.
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    Hacking the ATC system, US hotel prices climb, refreshed United clubs

Hacking the ATC system, US hotel prices climb, refreshed United clubs

Hacking the air traffic control system, US hotel prices increasing more than global prices, refreshed United clubs at select airports means better waiting for the well-heeled.

Severe air turbulence at 30,000 feet

Severe air turbulence while flying can cause severe injuries to flight crew members and passengers alike. Learn about clear-air turbulence and what passengers can do to protect against its effects.
By |February 2nd, 2015|Getting there|4 Comments|
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    Delta to use 717s as shuttles in West, new FAA security rules, the new JFK pet terminal

Delta to use 717s as shuttles in West, new FAA security rules, the new JFK pet terminal

Delta to fly 717s as a shuttle aircraft out of LAX and SLC. New security rules after FAA inspector arrest. The new JFK terminal you won't see is for pets.
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    Infants on parents’ laps and other infant air travel safety issues

Infants on parents’ laps and other infant air travel safety issues

A new study of pediatric medical emergencies of children flying has brought to light more dangers for infants flying in their parents' laps.
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