More Posts On: Safety and Security

6 Steps on How to Safely Use an Evacuation Slide In the Event of an Emergency

The probability of you being involved in a crash or accident while you are a passenger seated aboard an airplane is so remote that you will likely never have either of those experiences — but if you do, you may have to use an inflatable evacuation slide.

At first glance, evacuation slides look like they could be fun to use — but in the event of an actual emergency, they can actually…

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Interactive Travel Advisory World Map With Embassies and Consulates of the United States — and New Kidnapping Risk Indicator Added for 35 Countries

After the Department of State of the United States introduced an improved travel advisory system of sharing information on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 which is designed to provide clear, timely, and reliable safety and security information worldwide for travelers who are citizens of the United States, a useful interactive dynamic mapping application was released; and a new risk indicator for kidnapping and hostage taking was added earlier this week.

The interactive map shows…

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What to Do to Survive an Airplane Water Landing — A Photographic Essay Which Could Save Your Life

The probability of you being involved in a crash or accident while you are a passenger seated aboard an airplane is so remote that you will likely never have either of those experiences; and incidents of water ditching — which is when an airplane lands in the water in the event of an emergency — are so rare in commercial aviation that they occurred only 21 times in the past 67 years, so you will almost certainly never experience a real incident.

Virtually any pilot or member of a flight crew will tell you that 21 water ditching incidents since 1952 is 21 times too many; but as extremely rare as the possibility may be, it still could happen — and this article gives you information which just might save your life…

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One Day of Flight Attendant Training for $299 While Helping to Fight Cancer

You likely have seen and heard the safety demonstration literally hundreds of times during your travels and read those safety information cards in the seat pockets in front of you over the years. Now you can be instructed by professionals who have many years of experience at a state-of-the-art training center while you simultaneously better understand the actual responsibilities of a flight attendant and attempt to see if you have the skills to be a certified Delta Road Warrior — and help to fight cancer in the process.

The fee to attend Road Warrior Training is $299.00; and it is limited to…

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Warning: Shocking Video Reminds That Distracted Driving is Dangerous

A video was recently released from the New York State Department of Transportation; and it shows the shocking video of a motorist who crashes a vehicle into the rear end of a Highway Emergency Local Patrol — or HELP — truck on the Taconic State Parkway.

Without further ado, here is the video, in which…

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8 Guidelines to The Great Window Shade Debate

Yet another debate by members of FlyerTalk over the proper etiquette pertaining to window shades aboard airplanes was launched back on Thursday, November 17, 2016 — and it became contentious enough for the discussion to be closed only two weeks later by a moderator to further posting of content.

The topic of window shades has been — and remains to this day — one of the most controversial topics amongst frequent fliers for many years and has caused as much angst as the debates over armrests and reclining seats: who gets to determine whether the window shade is raised or lowered?

This is only a sampling of…

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Is Handling Food With Bare Hands Disgusting?

What if you were at a lounge or restaurant and was ready to eat something — only to find that the food for which you were craving was handled with bare hands? Would you then suddenly lose your appetite?

“While the lounge is beautiful and well-stocked with high-quality food and drinks, the hygiene of the food preparation leaves much to be desired”…

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Stupid Tip of the Day: 4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Agree To Watch Someone’s Belongings

So there you are at the airport, waiting for your flight at the gate; or, perhaps you are relaxing in an airport lounge, minding your own business — and then someone comes along and asks you to watch his or her bag or other item so that he or she can go somewhere else to do whatever he or she needs to do.

Your initial instinct may be to be a nice fellow human being and convince you to say “yes” and accept the responsibility — but you should not do so for four reasons…

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Seattle–Tacoma International Airport Now Open to Public Access With Pilot Program

Seattle–Tacoma International Airport — in cooperation with the Transportation Security Administration — now allows the public to access shops and restaurants beyond the security checkpoint of the terminal without requiring the purchase of an airline ticket from Tuesdays through Saturdays from 8:00 in the morning through 9:00 in the evening with the new SEA Visitor Pass.

The policy change is temporarily and expected to only be available through…

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