More Posts On: Safety and Security

Two Years of Free Credit Monitoring Offered by Delta Air Lines Resulting From Cyber Incident

Delta Air Lines is offering you two years of free consumer protection services if you believe that your personal financial information was compromised as a result of what the airline called a “cyber incident” between Tuesday, September 26, 2017 and Thursday, October 12, 2017 — during which certain payment information from customers of Delta Air Lines may have been breached.

Although Delta Air Lines…

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Someone Was Shot in a Hotel. Do You Get Compensation For Its Lockdown?

“Last night at the Ann Arbor, Michigan Holiday Inn, there was a 3 a.m. shooting injuring a man. Metro SWAT surrounded and entered the hotel, then woke everyone up. Guests were forced to leave their rooms for a few hours to be locked-down in a hotel conference room. No one could leave the hotel. During the lock-down, Holiday Inn provided complimentary coffee and orange juice as it was too early for their scheduled hotel breakfast service. Since this hotel shooting was not the fault of Holiday Inn, should guests staying overnight be billed the full price for their room or should guests receive some extra IHG points for their inconvenience?”

The incident to which…

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Maldives State of Emergency Extended by 30 Days

“The United States is disappointed by reports that Maldivian President Yameen has extended the state of emergency in that country for an additional 30 days. The United States continues to call on President Yameen to end the state of emergency, uphold the rule of law, permit the full and proper functioning of the Parliament and the judiciary, restore constitutionally guaranteed rights of the people of Maldives, and respect Maldives’ international human rights obligations and commitments.”

What you just read was an official statement from…

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Why Do Passengers Grab Baggage Before Evacuating an Airplane?

“The pre-flight briefing should drop the seat belt how-to and include a clear explanation of liability coverage in the case of an accident. Ok, maybe that sounds dull — but I suspect many people grab belongings because they relate it to ‘lost luggage’ in typical ops, where getting remuneration is exceedingly difficult. ‘Leave your stuff behind; we’ll replace it all. We can’t replace your life.’”

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Coffee is the Grossest Thing Aboard Airplanes — Besides the Lavatories?

“Coffee. Don’t drink the coffee on airplanes. It’s the same potable water that goes through the bathroom system”, according to this article pertaining to ten questions you always wanted to ask a flight attendant which supposedly reveals what an anonymous flight attendant told Justin Caffier of Vice. “We recently had a test for E. coli in our water and it didn’t pass, and then maintenance came on and hit a couple buttons and it passed. So, avoid any hot water or tea. Bottled and ice is fine, of course.”

Aside from the fact that the word potable means safe to drink, the water aboard airplanes — which is used in coffee by some airlines — is generally not safe to drink.

“Unless the source of the water used for hot drinks is either…

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New Travel Advisory System From the Department of State of the United States

The Department of State of the United States introduced an improved travel advisory system of sharing information on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 with travelers who citizens of the United States — and this systems is designed to provide clear, timely, and reliable safety and security information worldwide.

The new travel advisories for each country…

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Reader Question: When Should Old Exit Number Signs Come Down?

“I have been traveling I-80 for about 20 years and, in Pennsylvania, they renumbered their exits quite some time ago to align with the road mileage — probably more than 20 years ago. They still have road signs that say ‘Old Exit 50’, but I doubt anyone is using a map that still references these old exit numbers. Is there some kind of law–state or federal–that requires interstates to keep the Old Exit Number reminder signs up there for a certain period of time? I feel like it’s time for those to come down, at least in Pennsylvania. Thanks!”

That intriguing question — at least, intriguing to me, anyway — was asked by…

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