#SkyTeamRTW’s Travel Winds Down … Now It Is Your Turn To Share.

Last night I hopped an Air Europa flight from Madrid to Buenos Aires, arriving in Argentina a little after 8:00am this morning. This evening I hop a flight with Aerolineas Argentinas back to New York’s JFK International Airport, where #SkyTeamRTW  started its journey, and #SkyTeamRTW ‘s travel is done for now … but the adventure need…

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Customs & Border Protection, The “Border Crisis” & You Can’t Have it Both Ways

In general, I avoid delving into politics on FlyingWithFish. 
Politics, albeit, often play a key role in topics I cover—from aircraft financing to
government agencies. Today, however, I’m straying—slightly—from what I normally cover. In doing so, discussing the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP), an agency I have covered many times.   Over the course…

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FAA Prohibits US Airlines From Flying To Tel Aviv In An Act Of Politics Not Security

Earlier today the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a Notice To Airmen (NOTAM) that for a period of 24-hours U.S. airlines could not operate to or from Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport in Israel.   The FAA’s NOTAM cities a “Hazardous situation created by the armed convict in Israel and Gaza.” While the NOTAM…

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Defending Aircraft In Flight From Surface To Air Missiles … are we doing enough?

Surface to Air Missiles (SAM) and Man-Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS) have been used in attacks on more than fifty civilian aircraft, killing more than 1,000 people since 1973.  Presently the U.S. Department of Homeland Security knows of approximately two dozen terrorist organizations that posses SAM and MANPADS weapons.  The threat of terrorist and government-separatist…

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