More Posts On: Safety and Security

Waking Up to a Stranger In a Hotel Room Bed

“At night around 4:00am I wake up and realize somebody is touching me, not purposely but more accidentally. I turn around and there is another guy sleeping in the bed next to me. I immediately jump up, turn the light on and ask the guy … he is doing in my room. The guy is obviously drunk or high on some stuff. I go to reception and they help me get him out. Turns out his room is across mine. Everybody is dumbfounded except the guy, he thinks its his room. A further very disturbing fact is that this guy has only his underpants on and nothing else, he didnt have any stuff/phone/closes with him in my room.”

The paragraph you just read was…

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“People Were Yelling ‘Open the Doors’”: FlyerTalk Member in Smoke Filled Cabin Aboard Airplane

An emergency landing of a Airbus A321-200 airplane — which operated as British Airways flight BA422 from London Heathrow Airport — occurred at its destination of Valencia in Spain on Monday, August 5, 2019 after the cabin reportedly filled with smoke while the aircraft descended during the remaining ten minutes of the flight.

Some passengers who were aboard that airplane — such as…

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18 Tips in Preparing Your Home Prior to Travel

“Of course, there are certain things which no one wants to happen while traveling — such as forgetting to leave the oven on prior to leaving on a long trip. I can assure you that that has never happened to me — nor have I ever had my home burn down or flooded out, thankfully — but if you find yourself constantly worrying about leaving things on and forgetting things, you can always use your portable electronic device to take photographs of such things as turning off the water supply, locking your doors, closing your windows and garage doors, and setting timers prior to leaving your home” is what I wrote in this article pertaining to How Things Can Happen and Change While Traveling on Wednesday, July 10, 2019…

…but trying not to forget anything prior to traveling is far from the only thing you need to do to ensure that your home is waiting for you in the way that you left it.

A large percentage of…

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Update: Subway Tunnel to NOT Be Completely Closed for 18 Months in New York — Instead, This Is Happening…

“This official statement — which was issued by the New York City Transit division of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority — revealed that massive reconstruction work needed to the Canarsie Tunnel will require a full closure of the tunnel for 18 months starting no sooner than 2019. Service in Manhattan will be suspended during the entire length of the closure of the Canarsie Tunnel; while service in Brooklyn is expected to remain relatively normal.”

The paragraph you just read was from this article which I wrote on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 pertaining to the necessity of repairing a vital link in the subway system in New York while simultaneously ensuring the safety of passengers with as little inconvenience as possible…

…but interestingly, an alternative solution was apparently figured out through which the critical reconstruction work can supposedly be performed and completed within 18 months without having to completely shut down the Canarsie Tunnel, as this announcement from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority pertains to the latest update in relation to the project…

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Raw Video: Changing of the Guard at Arlington National Cemetery

In honor of Memorial Day 2019 and those brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives for the people of the United States, here is some raw unedited video of the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery which I shot back on Friday, April 15, 2016 — and I will let that moving video do all of the talking.

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Last Chance to Help Fight Cancer While Training as a Flight Attendant For the Day

Have you ever wanted to actually slide down an inflatable slide to escape a cabin filling with smoke aboard an airplane? Do you dream about inflating a life vest and jumping out of the airplane and into the water? How about opening one of the doors to an airplane during an emergency? What do all of those procedures and commands from members of the flight crew mean?

This is your last chance to have all of those questions answered as you personally experience all of that and more — yet all in a safe environment at a state-of-the-art training facility — when you register to attend…

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Some Survivors Grabbed Belongings as 41 People Perished in Airplane Crash in Russia?

Of the 78 people who were aboard the Sukhoi Superjet 100-95 aircraft — which operated as Aeroflot flight 1492 from Moscow Sheremetyevo airport on its way north to Murmansk in Russia — only 37 are reported to have survived a fiery crash yesterday afternoon, which destroyed most of the rear half of the airplane…

…but the following videos allegedly show some of the survivors who left the doomed aircraft carrying their belongings as they walk away from the wreckage.

Could more people have survived this crash had some of those survivors had not first retrieved their belongings before exiting the aircraft?

“As a woman, I don’t have the luxury of…

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