July 2012

Judith Abramson’s western Mediterranean cruise on the Oceania Marina last April did not end well. After a sudden illness, the ship’s doctor decided she needed to go to the hospital, and she was unceremoniously disembarked in Naples, Italy, under less than ideal circumstances, she says.

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SIA adds A380 service to San Francisco, AA announces possible layoffs in Miami, United expands TSA’s PreCheck

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Sometimes Janice Hough feels so low-tech when she pulls out a real map to find directions. Even moreso when she actually asks for directions, but finds unexpected pleasures when asking for directions. Do you?

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United abused veteran after flight delays, picking a travel worthy credit card, ANA grounds five 787s for engine problems

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In light of the news about needles found in the sandwiches on four Delta Airlines flights last week, Ned Levi examines airline food safety in the US where both TSA and the FDA have watchdog responsibilities to ensure airline food is safe, secure, and fit for consumption.

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RNO records highest rate of punctuality, first electric Cessna to fly next spring, overnight stays at port a popular option

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This Sunday’s food for thought comes from comedy, tragedy and reminiscing. Comedy about the differences between First and worst class (above), averted tragedy when needles were found in Delta airline meals, and thoughts about how a car used to be a time for family conversations.

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The deadly storms that left large swaths of the East Coast without power just before the Fourth of July holiday provided an uncomfortable lesson to hotel guests like Ken White: Always call to confirm your reservation — especially when the place you’re visiting is reeling from a natural disaster.

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Flight school No-fly-list loophole, Comair may shut down, GOP wants more private ATC towers

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New computer systems are scanning airilne reservations looking for cancellations. When traveling, should you miss a connection, reconfirm your return flights the following day. It may save lots of time at the airport.

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