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Did The TSA & JetBlue Deny Travel For Looking Muslim During Ramadan? Nope

This past Thursday afternoon I began receiving emails alerting me to a disturbing blog post by Aditya Mukerjee regarding his being detained by the Transportation Security Administration then denied boarding of a flight by JetBlue.  Mr. Mukerjee’s story of being a Hindu mistaken for a Muslim, then singled out, separated and questioned for three hours…

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Delta’s Rationale For Denying Media Access On ‘Worldport’s’ Last Day … Fear

For months I had planned on documenting the last day of New York JFK International Airport’s Terminal 3 operations, the former Pan Am Worldport, on the 23rd of May 2013.   After back and forth emails Delta Air Lines declined my access to the historic terminal last week, as well as other media outlets interested in…

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A Historic Chapter In Aviation Closes & It Won’t Be Documented

In less than one week the former Pan American Airways Unit Terminal Building, more commonly known as the Pan Am WorldPort, at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, taken over by Delta Air Lines in 1991, and now simply known as Terminal 3, will cease operations after 53 years. .   JFK’s iconic Terminal…

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Why “Big Cameras” Aren’t A Threat To Security

It recently happened to me again, just as it has before … and just as it has happened to many other photographers before.  I was stopped while shooting photos with my “pro gear” while people stood around me snapping photos with point and shoot cameras and their mobile phones without anyone giving them a second…

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Revisiting The Absurd : Do You Have A Visa To Work Here? I Live Here

There are many oddities in international travel, often occurring with Immigrations and Customs.  Today I ran across  Sexism at the border: A personal account by Clay Nikiforuk, which annoyed me to no end. Whether or not all the details of her story are accurate, the issues in the story bother me. The story is not…

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Travel Etiquette and Common Courtesy … Get Some!

Long gone are the days of refined airline travel. Passengers no longer put on a tie to fly, children are no longer in their Sunday best for flights and the refined cabin environment has largely gone the way of the dodo bird.   Despite the changes in airline travel, the need for common courtesy and…

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The Love Of Planes … Visiting Where It All Began

Earlier this week NYCAviation.com’s newly appointed co-editor Jason Rabinowitz (by the way, Mazel Tov Jason!) wrote about New York JFK International Airport’s T3, the former PanAm Worldport, facing the wrecking ball.  Reading his piece on the efforts to save JFK’s T3 reminded me of where it all began for me.   Every AvGeek, Plane Spotter,…

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What A Week It Has Been Inside American Airlines

For the past four days I have been living inside the American Airlines network, flying from Hartford to Dallas, to Los Angeles, to New York’s JFK to Chicago, now headed home … a day early … with one goal, to find out how the airline operates from the inside out, focusing on the company’s sustainability.…

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Take The #AvGeekPhoto Challenge All April Long

Travelers, airplane geeks and photographers tend to have one thing in common … they shoot a lot of photos.  If you’re a travel photographer or photo avgeek you probably shoot even more photos.   During the month of April, why not put your airplane photos to good use and take part in the #AvGeekPhoto Challenge?  …

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TSA Checked Baggage Theft Prevention & Reality

A seemingly consistent stream of headlines catches travelers’ attention regarding Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Transportation Security Officers (TSO) being arrested for theft from checked baggage.   While statistically very few thefts occur, the ones that do and get those who get caught make headlines.   Since the TSA moved to 100% screening of checked baggage the…

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