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What to know about the new security rule on some US-bound flights
Passengers flying directly to the United States from several airports in the Middle East will have to stow their laptops, tablets and other large electronics in their checked luggage as a result of a new rule handed down from the Department of Homeland Security . Senior U.S. administration
Electronics restricted on flights from certain Middle Eastern airports
Passengers travelling on certain airlines from countries in the Middle East and Africa to the United States will no longer be allowed to carry-on some electronic devices with them, according to a new Homeland Security directive. The emergency rule specifically targets nine airlines operating
New airline security measures taking place
At least one airline has orders from the U.S. government to ban all electronic devices except cellphones in the cabin.
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