Telephone Calls: Should They Be Allowed During Flight? It Could Happen Soon…

Talk about going from one extreme to the other — and quickly. Within a month after the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States and the European Aviation Safety Agency released announcements to allow the expansion of the usage of certain portable electronic devices to be used throughout all phases of a flight — including taxi, takeoff and landing — the Federal Communications Commission is currently considering a proposal to allow airline passengers to place telephone calls during a flight using their portable electronic devices while the aircraft is above 10,000 feet in altitude. Judging by this response posted by FlyerTalk member PcolaPaul…

Bizarre News: Slide Deploys; Oversized Plane Lands at Wrong Airport; Gold Found Aboard Aircraft

There has been some bizarre news concerning commercial aviation which has occurred this week: Emergency Slide Partially Deploys During Flight An Embraer 190 aircraft which operated as jetBlue Airways flight 1266 from Fort Myers to Boston was diverted to Orlando yesterday afternoon due to an emergency slide which suddenly…

Earn 500 Bonus Amtrak Guest Rewards Points Quickly — But Hurry

If you are one of the first 10,000 Amtrak Guest Rewards frequent travel loyalty program members to add your Amtrak Guest Rewards account to Google Wallet, you will earn 500 bonus Amtrak Guest Rewards frequent travel loyalty program points — but you must do so by December 15, 2013, when this offer will expire. Additional Amtrak Guest Rewards frequent travel loyalty program members are eligible to earn…

Has KLM Perfected the Concept of Boarding an Aircraft? Your Input Is Requested

After testing the concept over the past few months with promising results, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines introduced Smart Boarding earlier this month, which has purportedly significantly reduced the amount of time needed to board passengers onto its airplanes due to less congestion and interference aboard the aircraft. According to FlyerTalk member Gajan, the Smart Boarding procedure operates as follows…

Delta Air Lines Opposes Expansion of Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport

The international airport in Atlanta is about to get some competition from what is now a small airport in western Georgia — but not if the chief executive officer of Delta Air Lines has anything to say about it. In fact — in what seems to be a rather bizarre twist — a spokesperson for Delta Air Lines not only practically invited competing airlines to increase their presence at the international airport in Atlanta, but also…

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