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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
Q:Hey, Rick! Where should I pack my valuables on my next flight to be sure nothing happens to them? A:The short answer: Don’t pack valuables. Yes, bags can get lost and although it’s rare, belongings can be stolen from checked luggage. That’s apparently what happened recently to talk show host Laura Ingraham who reported a … Read Safe Travel Tip: Don’t Pack Valuables in Checked BagsPosted In: Tips and Tricks, Travel Safety
When it comes to behavior that will get you kicked off a plane, think drink. Alcohol seems to play a part in most cases of “bad behavior,” but not all. Not by a long shot. Read about some fabled in-flight drinking disasters 5 Easy Ways to Get Thrown Off a Plane Follow these examples and … Read 5 Easy Ways to Get Thrown Off a PlanePosted In: Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News, Travel Safety