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Showing posts with label air travel. Show all posts

Sep 26, 2016

We Are Not A Civilized Society, Not Even Close


We Are Not A Civilized Society, Not Even Close

It is the 21st century. We consider ourselves advance. With advancement in technology, transportation, medicine, and science, we are doing a lot of things on tiny gadgets. We are communicating instantaneously from around the globe, traveling vast distances in shorter time, live longer and healthier lives, and know a bit more about the far universe around us.
This is far from the truth when it comes to air transportation.

Jul 20, 2016

Biggest News in Travel Since Luggage Fees

Biggest News in Travel Since Luggage Fees



Newly passed air travel legislation is ‘an amazing win for consumers’

Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Bill has been approved by Congress and this legislation would create:
a rule that directs the transportation secretary to establish a policy to allow children under age 13 “to be seated in a seat adjacent to the seat of an accompanying family member over the age of 13” at no additional cost.
a rule to require airlines to promptly and automatically refund “any ancillary fees” paid for checked baggage if it is delivered later than 12 hours after the arrival of a domestic flight or 15 hours for an international flight.

More information on the Bill here: http://www.wsj.com/articles/senate-passes-faa-reauthorization-bill




Did You Know?:
Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Bill (pdf)


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Jun 15, 2015

When To Travel To Avoid Flight Delays Infographic

How to avoid flight delays!

graphic via getairhelp.com
Flight Delay Infographic



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Apr 30, 2015

Expedia Is Merging With Two Of Its Competitors

Expedia Is Merging With Two Of Its Competitors

In a world of travel and travel reservations that is a big news. Find out more here
http://elliott.org/commentary/expedia-is-about-to-eat-two-of-its-competitors-and-thats-good-for-you/





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Nov 28, 2014

New Cool Up-and-Coming Travel Gadgets - November

New Cool Up-and-Coming Travel Gadgets


Man-made 'breathing' leaf is an oxygen factory for space travel
http://www.cnet.com/news/this-man-made-breathing-leaf-is-an-oxygen-factory-for-space-travel/


Air travel for under-four hours anywhere in the world
A new rocket propulsion technology is in development that would enable hypersonic travel from part of Earth to another in four hours or less. Business travel would be impacted significantly, and vacation travelers would have a lot more options for shorter holiday.

Ford cars will soon start scanning the streets for wayward pedestrians
https://gigaom.com/2014/10/23/ford-cars-will-soon-start-scanning-the-streets-for-wayward-pedestrians

AeroMobil 3.0 flying car is the most advanced prototype yet
http://interestingengineering.com/aeromobil-3-0-flying-car-is-the-most-advanced-prototype-yet/
A car that can drive down the road and also take off when needed is getting closer and closer to reality with multiple versions being developed and tested. The visions and technology is getting there, though would the folks on the ground be ready and willing?

700 Satellites to provide free internet access to the entire world
That is the next big mission of Elon Musk, the inventory and entrepreneur behind SpaceX and Tesla companies
http://bornscientist.com/Technology/700 Satellites to provide free internet access to the entire world


Self-filling Water Bottle
The gadget attaches to the frames of bicycles where a standard water bottle would be. Using air flow and solar energy, this device creates drinkable water from condensation created by air flow as you ride. Then it moves through chambers where it is slowed and cooled to condense moisture, and drips down into the bottle. Creating H2O when you needed.

Solar News: Are Solar Windows and Roadways in Our Future?
Researchers at major universities are working on designing solar powered road that would generate energy and show road signs and notices on the dynamic pavement

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