What we’re reading: Cell phones on airplanes, 25 years of MD-88s at Delta, report unfair airport screeners

by Stephanus Surjaputra on May 2, 2012

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inFact: Cell Phones on Airplanes

inFact with Brian Dunning is a company that produces web videos that give you the real facts. In this video, they explore the age-old question: do cellphones really interfere with the aircraft’s operation?

25 years of MaDDogs

This past April, Delta’s MD-88s reached 25 years in operation. Delta’s Laura M takes a look back at when Delta received its first MD-88.

It was on April 1, 1987, that the first “MaDDog” in Delta’s livery took to the skies with revenue passengers. Ronald Reagan was President; Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” was at the top of the record charts; “Cheers” was a ratings leader on television and “Lethal Weapon” was a huge box office smash.

Mobile app helps report unfair airport screeners

A Sikh advocacy group recently launched an app that allows travelers to report to the government if they feel that they’ve been treated unfairly.

[Coalition program director Amardeep] Singh said the Department of Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration were notified of the app before its launch. The agencies agreed to allow the app to use the agencies’ system for submitting the complaints.

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  • http://www.ringcentral.com/virtual-pbx/index.html PBX

    I think airport should take care of this issue because it’s very inconvenient if you’re unable to take calls on the plane.

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