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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
American Airlines has had some trouble of late: more than 300 canceled flights and 4,000 delayed take-offs during last week alone, and I know because I was on one of those delayed flights. American Apologizes, Delays Continue Fittest Bottom Line The origin appears to be unauthorized labor strife which is the latest tremor in the … Read Airlines in Trouble: Survival of the Fittest Bottom LinePosted In: Airline News, Rick Seaney on ABC News, Travel Safety
Maybe you heard about the Utah man who was arrested over the weekend for allegedly viewing child pornography on a Delta flight from Salt Lake to Boston. All we know is that another passenger “tipped off authorities” and the man was arrested upon arrival at Logan International Airport. So what do you do if you’re in … Read Porn on Planes: What to Do When Your Seatmate’s Video Screen is OffensivePosted In: Airline News, Travel Safety
Every year, airports and airlines turn up thousands of items travelers have left behind. Most fall into the “small gadget” category such as cell phones, iPods and tablets. I myself lost an expensive pair of noise-canceling headphones that was never recovered. What to do when the airline loses your bag But sometimes, passengers lose truly … Read 7 Weird Things Lost and Found in Airports and PlanesPosted In: Tips and Tricks, Travel Safety