Monthly Archives: March 2015

TSA to Decrease Frequency of Screenings

The Transportation Security Administration will be reducing the number of travelers that are selected for screenings. Those travelers that have a Known Traveler Numbers (KTN) with U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection programs such as TSA PreCheck, Global Entry, Nexus and Sentri will continue experiencing expedited screenings.

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Airlines Around the World Adopt Two-Crew Member Policy

Airlines across the globe are adopting a policy that requires two crew members in the cockpit at all times. The U.S. airlines already have this regulation in place as a standardized practice. Now due to the recent tragedy of the Germanwings plane that went down Tuesday, other airlines around the world are establishing such policies.

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Emirates Will Now Offer Daily Service to Orlando

Emirates announced it will begin offering a daily service to Orlando, Florida starting September 1, 2015. Emirates flight will depart Dubai International Terminal 3 at 03:50 hours local time and arrive at Orlando International Airport Terminal B at 11.40 hours local time, a flying time of 15hrs 50mins. The return flight will depart Orlando International at 14:20 hours and arrive into Dubai at 12:30 the following day, a 14hr 10min flight. The route will be served by a US-build Boeing 777-200 LR with first, business, and economy seats.

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American Airlines Stops Duty Free Sales on Flights

American Airlines has discontinued selling duty free items on select international flights, following a dispute with the company that handled their on board duty free sales. Delta airlines stopped their duty free service over the summer when they had a dispute with their vendor as well.

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Data Show Airline Crashes are Statistically Rare

Deaths due to airline crashes are statistically very rare according to statistics professor Arnold Barnett of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. There is one death per 23.9 million passengers carried in developed countries and one death per 1 million passengers carried in developing countries. This data was analyzed from Jan. 1, 2008 to July 25, 2014. The United States and Western Europe have the record for safest air travel.

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