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JetBlue’s Wings For Autism Program – April 6 At BOS

I am not only an AvGeek and frequent flyer … I am also the father of an autistic child. Autism takes many different forms and makes traveling as a family very challenging.   I wrestle with the very notion of taking my youngest son on a flight, because I can not predict what the experience will…

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Who Knew A Moscow Airport Could Provide Quirky Travel Fun?

Normally a late night arrival into an international airport you’re transiting through is straightforward. You arrive; you pass through passport control, find a bench or lounge, and go to sleep.  But as with many things in my life, it appears as if John Cleese is the author of my daily life.   My flight today…

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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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iPro Lenses, A Whole New Way Of iPhone Photography

There is an old saying, “the best camera is the one you have with you.”   As a photographer I have had the odds stacked in my favour for years rarely leaving my house without two SLR cameras and a kit of lenses allowing me to shoot the vast majority of what I wanted the…

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Sharpen Your Knives, Polish Your Golf Clubs & Fly!

Sharpen up your knives, polish your golf clubs, restring your lacrosse stick and pack them in your carry on bag for your upcoming flights … but don’t pack a drink.   On the 25th of April 2013 the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is adjusting its list of items prohibited as carry on items.   The TSA…

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The 10th Anniversary Of The DHS As We Know It

While the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was created on the 25th of November 2002 and officially began operations on the 24th of January 2003, with the appointment of Governor Tom Ridge (R-PA) as the first Secretary of Homeland Security, the Department of Homeland Security didn’t become the agency as we know it today until…

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Southwest’s Historian Passes Into History. So Long Brian.

If you read Southwest Airlines’ Nuts About Southwest Blog then you are probably familiar with the regular Flashback Fridays series … well it is Friday and sadly it is time to flashback on the man who brought us these flashbacks.   Brian Lusk, Southwest Airlines’ in house historian, who had been with Southwest Airlines for…

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Reader Mail : “Are airline bloggers competitive with each other?”

I get emails about airlines, airplanes and airports fairly often, but rarely if ever about airline blogging. Today’s reader mail comes from Ross Mitchell who writes, “Are airline bloggers competitive with each other, always trying to beat each other to be the top of the pile? I fly often, enjoy my time in airports and…

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“Should the TSA pat down kids in a wheelchair?”, This Is The Wrong Question

Before I dive into this post, discussing another post by consumer advocate and travel expert Chris Elliott this week, I should note that I both like and respect Chris.  This is not a dig on Chris or his opinions. We both cover the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regularly, we both have strong opinions on the…

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