What we’re reading: iPads in Delta cockpits, healthiest airport food, viral mistaken identity

by Stephanus Surjaputra on January 11, 2013

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Delta wants pilots to test turbulence on Boeing 737s with iPads

Delta is asking the FAA to allow its pilots to use iPads to monitor in-flight turbulence.

Turbulence encounters accounted for more than one-third of the accident events, and all but one of the 32 encounters with turbulence occurred during en route phases of flight, according to a filing Delta made to the Federal Aviation Administration.

You won’t believe what airport ranks highest for healthy food

Trying to find healthy food in an airport can be quite a challenge, but the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has put together a list of airports with the healthiest food to help you out.

Number one this year is Newark Liberty International Airport, as the airport’s options from spots like Mediterranean Bistro, Qdoba Mexican Grill, and Market Fresh earned it the top spot for the first time.

Going viral for something you didn’t do

A few days ago we ran the story about the drunk man on Icelandair that had to be duct-taped to his seat. Andy Ellwood, Forbes contributor, had a friend who was on this flight. Just like the kids game of telephone, Ellwood’s name was mistakenly associated with the photo.

I had shared it with some of my friends and had asked his permission to post it on my blog. He had agreed and it was shortly after that that Buzzfeed picked it up. That was early on Friday morning.

By the time I got out of my lunch meeting, the New York Post had run the photo and had me listed as the drunk man himself.

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