More Posts On: Health and Environment

Stricter Requirements for Emotional Support Animals By Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines will require all passengers traveling with emotional support animals and psychiatric service animals to provide documentation of proof of health or vaccinations a minimum of 48 hours in advance of the departure of a flight effective as of Monday, September 17, 2018 — and emotional support animals are limited to only one per passenger; to only dogs and cats; and must remain in a carrier or be on a leash at all times.

For new flight reservations which are booked on or after Monday, September 17, 2018, passengers who travel with emotional support and psychiatric service animals must confirm to Southwest Airlines…

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10 Flags Around the World — and Their Evolution Over the Years

Along with its currency, nothing represents a nation as does its flag. It is the visually graphic emblem of a country, steeped with meaningful components which are designed to announce to the rest of the world the pride in which its citizens feel; and for centuries, people have generally been united under that ultimate symbol of nationality and love for country as an inspiration for patriotism — whether engaging in battle or waving it at a sporting event.

Because national flags have such a symbolic political purpose and importance, many of the designs with which we are currently familiar have changed over the years — some of them substantially. The colors and symbols on a national flag must be carefully chosen in ensuring that they capture the essence of that nation. As the sense of identity shifts, so, too, does the design…

…and then again, some countries attempt to change the flag with no success. Look no further than…

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Peanut Allergy Policies of Airlines: An Updated Comprehensive List 2018

This is a listing of the peanut allergy policies of airlines — all of which are based in the United States and Canada that offer commercial passenger service — as a supplemental follow-up to this article pertaining to the continuous debate of whether or not the allergies of passengers should determine what food is served or permitted aboard an airplane.

Without further ado, here is the list of the allergy policies of 17 different airlines; and the headings of each airline are direct live links to the policies to which they refer…

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7 Postcards of Lost States of America Which Never Existed — Yet, Anyway

You probably know by now that I am fascinated by the anomalies of geography — how borders were formed, inconsistencies in the numbering of highways, typefaces used on road signs, roads which inexplicably end or go nowhere, and states of the United States which were proposed but never happened, as only a few of many examples — and have written many articles as a result.

A series of fictitious postcards for seven states which were proposed but do not currently exist has been created — and…

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Stricter Requirements for Emotional Support Animals By JetBlue Airways

JetBlue Airways now requires all passengers traveling with emotional support animals and psychiatric service animals to provide documentation of proof of health or vaccinations a minimum of 48 hours in advance of the departure of a flight effective as of Sunday, July 1, 2018 — and emotional support animals are limited to only one per passenger.

For new flight reservations which are booked on or after Sunday, July 1, 2018, passengers who travel with emotional support and psychiatric service animals must submit three completed documents via e-mail message or fax to JetBlue Airways…

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7 Travel Posters — If Designed By 7 Film Directors

You see them while walking on the jet bridge from the gate to the airplane; in an office as part of the decor; or in the windows of travel providers around the world: the ubiquitous travel poster, which is designed to inspire us and compel us to travel to some far corner of the earth. Staring at a travel poster has our imaginations visiting in that part of the world — even if only for a brief moment, wondering how it would feel like to actually be there.

Similarly, film directors also transport our imaginations to different places and times through their work in the form of movies and videos.

A series of fictitious travel posters for seven destinations has been created using the signature styles of seven film directors — and…

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United Airlines Tightens Restrictions on Its PetSafe Program

United Airlines has further enhanced its restrictions on the transportation of pets with its PetSafe Program which became effective as of Monday, June 18, 2018 — which includes no longer accepting reservations for certain breeds of dogs and cats.

The following changes…

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Windowless Airplane? I Still Say No Thanks

The advent of airplanes one day becoming windowless has again been mentioned since I first wrote this article on the topic back on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 — and my opinion is still unchanged.

Eliminating windows aboard airplanes can reduce the weight of the aircraft — which could translate into less fuel consumption — while simultaneously increasing its strength by eliminating weaknesses in the structure of the fuselage and resulting in airplanes possibly flying at faster speeds. Windows could be replaced with plastic display screens as one of several solutions.

However…

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