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Safest Airlines In The World
Quantas ranks first among the world's top 10 safest airlines, according to a leading airline safety rating service. Malaysia Airlines was not among the top 10, but the rating service gave it a respectable safety rating. Missing Malaysia flight may have veered west The top-ten list, prepared
Internet Blackout in Syria as Airport Shuts Down
CAIRO - Syrians were unable to connect to the Internet for the second day on Friday, as flights in and out of the country’s main international airport were cancelled as fighting raged around it. Phone lines in Syria were also disrupted. “In the global routing table,...
Inside Syria: An Ancient Country and a Modern Dictator
A reporter’s notebook: The first impression was simple, as obvious as the chill in the Damascus air: Things seem normal here. We all felt it. Certainly we had known Damascus wasn’t a focal point of the Syrian uprising, and thus had seen nothing like the...
Iraq: Last Day at Camp Victory
“Is there really a California Pizza Kitchen in the Green Zone?” I get that question a lot. I don’t know how it got started–an across the fence, around the water cooler internet urban myth. As a television journalist I’ll lay the blame for the California...
Flight of Fancy: Transferring Frequent Flier Miles Between Airlines
Dear Tim— I always like reading your remarks about mileage programs. Could you in the future explain how to move miles/points from foreign international carriers to North American carriers? For example: I have mileage points with Iberia and wanted them to be transferred to American. Even though
Should airlines let passengers make calls via Wi-Fi?
Roger Flessing was on an American Airlines flight to Seattle recently when he began speaking with his son on his iPhone. Unsure of how his action might be received by others, the Tacoma resident says he spoke discreetly. But soon, he says, flight attendants were leaning over, asking for a
Iraq's First No-Frills Airline Takes Flight
An upstart airline operating weekly flights between Baghdad and Amman, Jordan, is billing itself as the first no-frills airline to operate out of Iraq, but the company is restricting more than just food and booze on its flights. The airline is also banning Iraqis, Indians, Pakistanis and other
'Hello! Yes? I'm on the Plane!'
Haven't there been times when you're stuck circling above the runway waiting for "clearance from air traffic control" that you've wanted to send a quick text to your ride home explaining you're running late? Maybe you've been thousands of feet up over the mid-Atlantic and realized you've forgotten
Why Can't We Use Cell Phones On Planes?
Anecdotal Evidence Shows Cell Phones Interfere With Aircraft Systems But Hard Evidence Is Scarce
Airport Check-in: Boston dedicates 9/11 memorial
The Massachusetts Port Authority, which runs Boston Logan, dedicated the Boston Logan International Airport 9/11 Memorial last week, The Place of Remembrance. Located on a 2.5-acre site near Terminal A, the memorial honors the passengers and crews of American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines