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Flight attendants: still the unsung heroes of 9/11

Besides terrorism, flight attendants are the front line of the airlines' customer service. They are constantly on watch until touchdown at the final destination.
By |September 11th, 2014|Today|0 Comments|

What we’re reading: Fun beyond Vegas, United and union avoid layoffs, 757 replacement

Fun outside of Las Vegas, United, union avoid layoffs, 757 replacement

Sunday musings: Airline punctuality elusive, chance encounter with flight attendants, hotel security

We take a look at how incomplete delay data from the airlines doesn't tell the full story about schedules and problems with on-time arrivals and departures. Next, the travel editor for Conde Nast Traveler has a chance encounter with a group of United flight attendants and discovers some juicy information. Finally, hotel security is getting an upgrade with new abilities to monitor nooks and crannies of the hotels never before protected.
By |February 9th, 2014|Today|0 Comments|

What we’re reading: United’s furloughed employees plan, Delta — ATW Airline of the Year, Harry Potter’s new theme park

United's furloughed employees can re-apply as new hire, Delta named ATW Airline of the Year, first look at Harry Potter's new theme park

What we’re reading: The stories behind the flags, United to layoff flight attendants, severe turbulence

The stories behind the flags, United to layoff flight attendants, severe turbulence forces flight back

Sunday musings: Tipping flight attendants, bringing souvenirs home, WiFi inflight concerns,

Today we can think about whether or not flight attendants should be tipped? If so, why? Read a piece that provides tips on how to carry more souvenirs home and learn about the safety questions recently raised about using personal electronic devices aboard aircraft.
By |September 29th, 2013|Today|0 Comments|

Flight attendants — still unsung 9/11 heroes

Airline flight attendants are the unsung heroes and frontline foot soldiers in this country’s “war on terrorism.” I’ve said so on every anniversary of the September attacks, and I'll say it again this year.
By |September 11th, 2013|Today|8 Comments|

Weekend what we’re reading: Flight attendant remembrances, 10 beautiful and dangerous roads, St. Anton in summer

This weekend we take a nostalgic look back at flight attendants, enjoy photos of some of the world's most dangerous roads and take a look at St. Anton, one of the world's top ski and snowboard resorts, without its normal covering of snow.
By |August 24th, 2013|Today|0 Comments|

Fifteen passenger airplane crash survival tips

Saturday an Asiana Airlines' Boeing 777 crashed at San Francisco International Airport. Fortunately all but two of the 307 on the flight have survived. Ned Levi has fifteen air crash survival tips for you, if you are unfortunately involved in an airplane mishap.
By |July 8th, 2013|Columns|6 Comments|