Keep a cell phone operating during a power outage while traveling

Over the last several years in the US, major power outages have occurred due to serious weather activity affecting residents and travelers alike. In many cases, cell phones became “life-lines” for travelers needing rescue and medical assistance during the power outages despite some cellular service interruption, but only if the traveler’s cell phone had a charged battery. Ned Levi discusses methods you can use to keep you phone charged while traveling during a power outage.

Weekend what we’re reading: US/UK shuttle service, Japan quake effects on aircraft, Europe keeps oxygen masks in WCs

We take a look at the effects of the antitrust immunity grant to AA and BA/IB. The joint venture will start a virtual shuttle between the US and UK. The Japanese earthquake effect start to affect US aircraft production, already. Finally, EU regulators don’t follow the FAA in ordering removal of oxygen generators from airplane bathrooms.