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TSA Let Weapons Through Security in 19 out of 20 Times in Tests

Aka the TSA let 95% of weapons through security during tests.  Sorry, percentages seem to break things on WordPress. According to an ABC exclusive: An internal investigation of the Transportation Security Administration revealed security failures at dozens of the nation’s busiest airports, where undercover investigators were able to smuggle mock …

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Jamaica is Neither Domestic Nor International. Discuss.

US Airways has long considered Jamaica (and other Caribbean Islands) to be domestic flights.  While this prevents free lounge access for first class and other perks, it allowed the biggest perk of all (in my opinion)–unlimited upgrades to the Caribbean for elites. Even Silvers (RIP US Airways’ nomenclatures) could almost …

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This In-Flight Safety Video has ALL the Internets

I’ve been a huge fan of Delta’s safety videos but they’ve really outdone themselves this time.  Because it has ALL the internets (not just one). The references tend to be older rather than newer memes. From the history books we see Charlie Bit Me, Dancing Baby, Peanut Butter Jelly Time, …

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How Emergency Situations Can Lead to People Getting Stranded

My husband is running a conference this weekend and people were traveling from all over the country to go to it.  Some from the Northeast. And the Amtrak crash led to the Northeast Corridor trains getting cancelled. Ticket prices quickly jumped up to four-figures.  Delta added more flights in between …

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Can You Bring a Lightsaber on Board?

My friend Emily recently took a flight with a sonic screwdriver.   She was in route from a Doctor Who conference.  And the TSA wanted to confiscate her sonic screwdriver. She had to argue with them for a while about this (eventually asking for a supervisor).  Basically explaining that since …

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