Travel Safety • Ask-Rick
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I field all kinds of travel-related questions and here’s one that pops up now and again: “When will airlines allow phone calls on planes?” The answer is complicated; I’m tempted to say don’t hold your breath but in this ever-changing era of personal electronics and their ever-changing uses, never say never. Can You Make Voice … Read When Will Airlines Allow Phone Calls on Planes?Posted In: Rick Seaney on ABC News, Travel Safety
It often seems a week doesn’t pass without a new bad passenger story. The latest involves a man who became so disruptive on a JetBlue flight to Las Vegas – kicking and screaming – that the pilot diverted to Detroit where he was reportedly hospitalized (it’s unclear if he’ll face charges). LISTEN: Rick Seaney recalls … Read 5 Ways to Deal with Bad Passengers on PlanesPosted In: Multimedia, Podcasts, Travel Safety
If you’ve ever checked out the travel section on the U.S. State Department website – Travel.State.Gov – you’ll find tremendous amounts of useful, practical information. Plus some unusual warnings. The following quotes can be found in the site’s Country Information listings. It’s a fun read and includes some important things to watch out for – … Read Well That’s Odd: 10 Unusual Travel Warnings from the State DepartmentPosted In: Rick Seaney on ABC News, Travel Safety
One of my recent weekly columns for ABCNews.com focused on NextGen which could open up a whole new era of flight for all of us. Consider this a progress report of sorts: While some aspects of this wide-ranging program have been implemented, there is so much more to go – but believe me, it’s worth … Read What is NextGen and Why Do We Need It?Posted In: Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News, Travel Safety
Airlines and passengers made headlines this year – as did security officers – and here are the some of those stories. We saved the best for last. 1. American Airlines Delays, Cancelations American spent the year in bankruptcy proceedings amidst speculation of a merger with a variety of potential partners (US Airways is now seen … Read 8 Big Air Travel News Stories of 2012Posted In: Airline Fees, Airline News, Travel Safety, TSA Security