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Has Meet & Seat by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Failed?

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is at least one airline which offers a social check-in feature called Meet & Seat, where you can find out who will be on your flight — as well as view the Facebook or LinkedIn profile details of other passengers and see where they will be sitting — long before your flight leaves the ground.

Meet & Seat was launched by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines back in 2011 through which you can choose your own neighbor; and…

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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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Public Wi-Fi Finally Resumes at Atlanta Airport

Eleven days since a ransomware cyber attack on the servers of the city of Atlanta occurred on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at approximately 1:00 in the afternoon, free access to the Internet via public Wi-Fi has finally resumed at the international airport which serves the greater Atlanta metropolitan area — to the relief of many passengers who do not have access to lounges and do not want to pay for Wi-Fi service.

This message…

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Biometrics: Better Travel — With a Threat to Your Privacy?

From licenses for drivers issued by state governments to portable electronic devices, the use of biometric technology has significantly increased in recent years…

…and travel in general is no exception, as in an effort to continue to improve the customer experience, an announcement from…

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Public Wi-Fi Still Down at Atlanta Airport Due to Cyber Attack

“Public Wi-Fi has been disabled out of an abundance of caution” at the international airport which serves the greater Atlanta metropolitan area since a ransomware cyber attack on the servers of the city of Atlanta occurred on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at approximately 1:00 in the afternoon, according to this official press release.

“The safety and security of…

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Maybe You Cannot Travel to the Sun — But Your Name Can. Here is How

The Parker Solar Probe will launch this year on an extraordinary and historic mission to swoop to within four million miles of the surface of the sun — closer than any spacecraft before it — and experience brutal heat and radiation conditions like no spacecraft before it in order to provide new data on solar activity and make critical contributions to our ability to forecast major space-weather events which impact life on Earth…

…and while you cannot embark as a passenger on this first mission to travel to the sun, your name can: simply…

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You Can Own a Flight Simulator or an Emergency Evacuation Training Simulator

You dream about it every day: the ability to pilot a large commercial aircraft through the skies — whether they are clear and calm or turbulent — from taking off to “greasing” the landing on a runway. Perhaps you secretly relish the chance to escape a cabin filled with smoke and whump yourself down on the emergency evacuation slide to freedom — but then, there is that whole pesky fire and crash thing going on there which can be rather dangerous…

…and who wants to deal with the annoying crowds who are also trying to flee while carrying their baggage?

Your fantasies could become a reality — provided that…

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