March 2012

FAA to explore testing gadgets on planes, LAN starts testing next Gen technology, Atlanta Airport needs volunteers to test new international terminal

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The Phoenix Musical Instrument Museum has collected musical instruments from every corner of the planet. It is far more than a collection of things, instruments. It is collection of music and sounds as well.

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This week we learn about the renaming of the Czech Republic’s main airport for their ex-President Havel, United has problems crossing the Pacific and Canada has it’s share of security problems irritating the public.

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Airline pilots do it. Military pilots do it. Private pilots do it. JetBlue does it. Alec Baldwin tried to do it. Why can’t we do it? Use electronic items during take off and landing?

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No frills Scoot by Singapore Air set to take off in June, FAA says space tourism set for takeoff by 2014, US Airways/AA merger makes sense

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This post focuses on one particular merger issue, with lessons that go beyond dealing with airlines — dealing with the human element of memory, personal identification numbers (PINs) and passwords.

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Video of averting disaster-NWA Flight 85, Air Berlin joins oneworld, SeatGuru introduces an iPhone app

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A few days before Eric Kimmel flew from Montreal to San Francisco for a recent conference, he checked to see if he could find a better deal on a hotel.

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Rental car’s navigation system guides Japanese students straight into the ocean When it comes to using your GPS, don’t believe everything it tells you, as a group of Japanese students found out recently. In what can surely be filed under the “what in the world were they thinking” category. Three Japanese tourists decided to forgo […]

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Remember the days when people used to have matchbooks as souvenirs from hotels and restaurants? Perhaps, that is out of date because in this non-smoking era, it’s increasingly hard to do. So, what’s appropriate to take? What’s not? What have you taken?

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