3 Links I Love: The Tale of the Mighty Seat Belt, Norwegian Hunts for Business Travelers, Lufthansa’s Two-Color Confusion

3 Links I Love: The Tale of the Mighty Seat Belt, Norwegian Hunts for Business Travelers, Lufthansa’s Two-Color Confusion

Decoding the Design of In-Flight Seat BeltsAtlas Obscura
It takes skill to make an airplane seat belt into an interesting story, but Atlas Obscura did a great job of doing just that. Try to ignore Amy Fraher’s conspiracy-theory quotes and and just focus on what matters. An airplane … Read the post

FAA Extension is Not an “Amazing Win” For Consumers, But It’s Something

FAA Extension is Not an “Amazing Win” For Consumers, But It’s Something

I couldn’t help but scratch my head when I saw the headline. “Newly passed air travel legislation is ‘an amazing win for consumers’.” Yes, the House, Senate, and President all miraculously agreed on a bill to do something. And that “something” extended FAA funding into next year. This … Read the post

Instead of Waiting for More TSA Funding, Delta is Betting $1 Million on Improving Efficiency

Instead of Waiting for More TSA Funding, Delta is Betting $1 Million on Improving Efficiency

There’s been a lot of focus on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) being underfunded lately. After all, those long lines could be fixed with more screeners, right? Well, yes but there is also the issue of efficiency. Couldn’t TSA just do a better job with the resources it has? Yes, … Read the post

Congress and TSA Continue to Point Fingers While Offering Weak Fixes For Long Security Lines

Congress and TSA Continue to Point Fingers While Offering Weak Fixes For Long Security Lines

I’ve taken three flights in the last couple of weeks and the Pre Check lines have been open for exactly none of them. Regular lines continue to get longer, and as we approach the peak summer period, the ugliness is coming to a head. The airline lobbying group A4A has … Read the post

Why the TSA, Congress, and Even the White House are Making Airport Security Lines Worse

Why the TSA, Congress, and Even the White House are Making Airport Security Lines Worse

After years of increasingly frustrating airport security experiences, the introduction of Pre Check seemed like the first step in reversing the trend. For those who signed up for it, Pre Check did create dramatic improvements. Since that time, however, plans have changed, and the original idea of having nearly everyone … Read the post

Self-Cleaning Toilets Sound Great, But Why Not the Entire Airplane?

Self-Cleaning Toilets Sound Great, But Why Not the Entire Airplane?

Has everyone heard about Boeing’s so-called self-cleaning lavatory prototype? Sounds great, but there’s some false advertising here. (It doesn’t actually clean itself. It sanitizes, which is totally different.) But it’s still a good idea, and the inevitable question is… why not do this on the entire airplane? The answer … Read the post

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