More Posts On: Safety and Security

You May Enter the United States on an Expired Passport — If…

If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after Wednesday, January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until Friday, December 31, 2021 due to the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic, which has caused a significant impact on the operations of the 27 passport agencies and passport centers in the United States over the past 16 months.

According to…

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Rare Opportunity: A Fun Day of Experiences You Will Never Forget 2021 — While Helping to Fight Cancer

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?

You can 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…

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Travel Alert May 2021: Civil Unrest in Israel; Ben Gurion Airport Closed Until Further Notice

If Israel is in your travel plans over the next couple of weeks, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to civil unrest in that country, as violence has erupted between Israeli and Palestinian forces.

The use of hundreds of rockets, missiles, and mortar shells have escalated the conflict to the point…

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Travel Alert: Cybersecurity Attack May Cause Possible Fuel Shortages — Including for Airplanes — and Higher Gasoline Prices

A cybersecurity attack which involved ransomware prompted the operator of a major pipeline of refined fuel in the United States to halt all operations of its pipeline while contacting law enforcement, the Department of Energy of the United States, and other federal agencies of the incident; and the company is actively in the process of restoring operations as safely and as efficiently as possible while simultaneously minimizing disruptions to customers.

After learning of the attack on…

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Pandemic Officially Declared One Year Ago Today

A media briefing which occurred exactly one year ago today on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 included the first time that the World Health Organization officially declared that the 2019 Novel Coronavirus had reached pandemic disease status — interestingly and coincidentally, exactly six months after the 19th anniversary of the attacks of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, which means that now we will be reminded every six months of a substantially historic event which changed the world.

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus — which…

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What Did I Write That Required a Disclaimer on Twitter?!?

I wrote an article back on Thursday, January 14, 2021 with the title Unruly Passengers Face Up to $35,000 In Fines and 20 Years of Imprisonment: Federal Aviation Administration which quoted Steve Dickson — who is the current administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States — and also featured an official video of him…

…but when I viewed this message on Twitter which contained a link to that article…

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Tear Down This Wall. And This Fence. And That Wall. And That Fence…

“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall” is what Ronald Reagan — who was the 40th president of the United States — said to the eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union at the Brandenburg Gate of the Berlin Wall on Friday, June 12, 1987 before most of it was torn down.

The concrete wall separated — or better yet, physically and ideologically divided — the city of Berlin from Sunday, August 13, 1961 to Thursday, November 9, 1989, when citizens of the German Democratic Republic were given permission to freely visit what was known then as West Berlin and West Germany from what was then known as East Berlin and East Germany. Save for a remnant here and there, the Berlin Wall was otherwise completely demolished as of 1994.

One of the main goals of Donald Trump — who was the 45th president of the United States — was to erect a wall along the border which the United States shares with Mexico. You might have thought that this article was going to be about that wall.

You would be mistaken. Think again.

Ever since…

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A National List To Ban Misbehaved Passengers From Flying? Not So Fast…

The national president of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants — which is an independent union that is comprised of 28,000 flight attendants who are employed by American Airlines — wrote an open letter in support of a national list of misbehaved passengers from flying to Peter M. Buttigieg, who is the current secretary of the Department of Transportation of the United States.

The text of the letter which pertains to the aforementioned national list of misbehaved passengers from flying aboard airplanes which are operated by commercial airlines — as was authored by Julie Hedrick — is as follows in its entirety…

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Unruly Passengers Face Up to $35,000 In Fines and 20 Years of Imprisonment: Federal Aviation Administration

Because of an increase of a “wake of recent, troubling incidents” of threatening behavior or violence within the past year which have mainly occurred aboard airplanes, an order was signed by Steve Dickson — who is the current administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States — yesterday, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 which directs a stricter legal enforcement policy against unruly airline passengers, who can face penalties of up to $35,000.00 in fines and 20 years of imprisonment as a result of…

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