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Test Piloting a New Airbus A350 Flight Simulator: An Engine Fire as Part of This Teaser

New York, San Francisco, Tokyo, Seattle, Atlanta and Goose Bay — you know, the airport in Newfoundland and Labrador where airplanes divert in the event of an emergency such as when this Boeing 767-300 aircraft operating as United Airlines flight 958 from Chicago to London had to land there back in June of 2015 — were amongst the destinations on the spontaneous flight itinerary during a solid two hours in an Airbus A350 flight simulator so new that a pilot has yet to be officially trained in it.

We eventually experienced a fire in Engine 1…

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How to Add Spoilers to FlyerTalk and InsideFlyer

You would like to post content to the forums of FlyerTalk or InsideFlyer; but you might want some or all of the content to be hidden for whatever reason — perhaps to save space with a feature which is both expandable and collapsible.

The feature is known as a spoiler; and although it has been around for years, members of FlyerTalk or InsideFlyer rarely use it — even though it is really easy to use.

Here are the instructions as follows…

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More Computer System Issues at Delta Air Lines?

I just received word moments ago that passengers had to manually be checked in to board an airplane at Raleigh-Durham International Airport because — according to my source — “nothing is working.”

There is no word yet as to whether or not this is an isolated issue; but as I get more information, I intend to report it.

Please stay tuned…

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New Features in Mobile Technology Functionality With Marriott

The race continues in the competition as to which lodging company has the best portable technology for its guests; and Marriott International, Incorporated upped the ante with the launch of its newly redesigned mobile application software program — giving members of the Marriott Rewards frequent guest loyalty program a more dynamic yet personalized mobile experience — on…

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Forget Milk. Here is Your Chance to Get Your Share of Money From Optical Disk Drive Antitrust Settlement

You may be eligible for benefits from settlements which have been reached in an antitrust litigation currently pending in federal court pertaining to optical disk drives purchased for your own use and not for resale between Tuesday, April 1, 2003 and Wednesday, December 31, 2008 — and you must either submit your claim here or via postal mail by Saturday, July 1, 2017.

You can receive up to…

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Update: Apology and Travel Waivers Issued For Passengers Affected by Delta Air Lines Outage

Flights operated by Delta Air Lines have been departing as of 11:45 in the evening Eastern Standard Time on Sunday, January 29, 2017; and a ground stop has been lifted as the information technology systems of Delta Air Lines are in the process returning to normal after a systems outage which resulted in departure delays and cancellations.

Meanwhile, approximately 150 flights have already been cancelled last night; and more flights are expected to be canceled today. A waiver has been issued for travel scheduled on…

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Update: Ground Stop Canceled For Delta Air Lines — But…

If you have been affected by the ground stop of Delta Air Lines in the 48 continuous United States as the result of automation issues, I have some good news to report to you: the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States has issued the following advisory moments ago…

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Can You Hear Me? Do NOT Say Yes. Avoid This Telephone Scam…

You receive a telephone call from an unknown telephone number and decide to answer it. A voice on the other end asks you, “Can you hear me?”

If that happens, hang up immediately and do not say “yes.” That is exactly what the caller on the other end wants for you to do.

Nefarious individuals who are perpetuating the latest scam at your expense want to…

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Test Yourself: How Well Do You Know The World — and Can You Stop Playing This Game?

“Well, this just killed my entire morning at work” was what FlyerTalk member fjfv19 posted in the Comments section of this article which I originally wrote on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 pertaining to a simple and fun game called GeoGuessr…

…and I would not be the least bit surprised if — similar to fjfv19 — you eventually became addicted to playing it.

Yes, I know — you travel so much that you have been to nine continents; all 65 states in the United States; and found countries of which no one has even discovered as of yet, let alone heard — but just how well do you know the world?

The way GeoGuessr works is…

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