2014

Happy Easter. Today we have a chance to reflect on Dublin from the air. We learn about Allegiant, a small player in the overall aviation network, but one of the most profitable airlines. And, an article discusses the tension between beauty, such as the fleeting cherry blossoms of spring, and longer-term environmentalism.

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This weekend we enjoy an inflight safety briefing from a creative Southwest flight attendant, we see a new way of lighting roads being tested in the Netherlands and Baltic Air shows us how a fascinating view of how they prepare customized meals for their flights — both business and coach.

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) knows that the careful screening of passengers at airport checkpoint is bit of overkill. They know that if a terrorist makes it to the airport and as far as the TSA checkpoint with a bomb, more than a score of security systems have been bypassed. When they randomly shift passengers into the Pre-Check program, they are admitting the obvious.

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Spirit responds to most-complained label, things you didn’t know about Vegas, FAA requires ADS-B by 2020

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Customer service has been suffering since American Airlines began charging for checked bags and the rest of the legacy carriers jumped on the ancillary fee bandwagon. Now, airlines are abandoning their coach passengers when it comes to their frequent flier programs. Every improvement for business-class and first-class passengers is coming at the expense of coach passengers. (Reprinted from last Sunday with corrected links.)

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Hawaiian starts non-stop service to Beijing, top 10 green hotels, Swiss to offer in-flight service for people with allergies

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These days travelers have never had a wider choice of ways to get deals. On flights, hotels, cruises, rental cars … you name it — deals are everywhere. So it would seem to be a golden age for bargain hunters. But, it is not. What’s the problem?

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United ranked worst for service, Superjumbos with no economy seats, Native American culture

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When Ken Siegfried heard that the U.S. Consulate General in Hamilton, Bermuda, had issued a warning about ongoing dumping of raw sewage off the island’s south coast, he had flashbacks to a visit to the British territory last summer.

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Fascinating libraries, man attempts mid-air exit, 14-year old arrested for tweeting threat

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