TSA Precheck Program = Sensible Security.

TSA’s new precheck program is in early stages and not available to everybody, but if you are asked to join it’s probably a good idea. Here’s David Pogue, the New York Time’s technology writer, favorably reviewing the process: Although TSA’s …

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Bureau of Transportation Statistics – a great online resource

                    I am often amazed at the resources that pop up online without much fanfare.  One for Transportation is the Research and Innovation Technology Administration, thankfully shortened to  “RITA” , which …

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Air Health Travel tips from … AirHealth.org

Frequent (and infrequent) flyers will want to review the excellent Air travel health tips at AirHealth.org.   You’ll find information about warning signs during air travel that can indicate serious health conditions as well as general tips on keeping healthy …

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Delta Airlines Fleet Map

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From the Delta Airlines blog we have a great picture of the entire Delta Airlines Fleet, though you’ll need to click on the picture to get the whole thing: I’d noticed this great graphic flying home from the trip to …

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Carry-on baggage, luggage rules

As the convenience of checked baggage diminishes even as the cost skyrockets to check your luggage,  most people now opt to use the “carry on” baggage rules and bring a small suitcase on board the aircraft, usually along with a …

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Airbus 380. Now THAT’s an Airplane!

The new Airbus A380 is the largest commercial passenger jet in the world, and it is BIG with 555 passenger seats compared to the 416 of a Boing 747. The Airbus is only about 5 feet longer than a 747 …

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