Author Archives: Mary Schiavo

Want to avoid flying on the Boeing 737 MAX 8? You’re not alone.

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  Following Sunday’s crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Nairobi, Kenya, passengers all over the world are concerned that the Boeing 737 MAX-8 may not be safe. The reasons behind the Ethiopian Airlines crash of the new Boeing jet are still unknown, but the crash left no survivors, and this tragedy is the second loss… Read more »

149 passengers, 8 crew confirmed dead in Ethiopian 737-MAX 8 crash

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Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Nairobi, Kenya, crashed shortly after takeoff on Sunday morning. The airline’s CEO has confirmed there are no survivors from the crash, which took place minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa. The airline announced there were 149 passengers and 8 crew members on board. The passengers were of 35 different nationalities, including… Read more »

MH 370: Five years and counting

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Five years ago, a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 went missing. We came know the call letters MH 370 and added words to our vocabulary such as pingers, 7th arc and Inmarsat. For months, the world was transfixed by news of the search. Private citizens scanned satellite images trying to find clues to help find the plane. Debris became the only… Read more »

If you live in one of these nine states, you’ll soon need a passport to fly domestically or enter a federal courthouse

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It was only a matter of time. Starting in January 2018, certain driver’s licenses may no longer be used as identification at TSA airport checkpoints. That’s not true for everyone, only residents from the nine states who, as of now, have failed to comply with a 2005 federal mandate to standardize the issuance of IDs, such as driver’s licenses, and non-compliant states that were granted an extended deadline.

What Airlines Not To Fly This Holiday Season

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As the holidays approach, our thoughts (or more likely the thoughts of our college-age children on winter break) may turn to exploring the far-flung corners of the world. As your family plans its travel, you would be wise to make a list and check it twice—against the European Union list of banned carriers and the FAA list of nations which fail to meet the international safety standards of aviation. Checking these two lists may be the most important thing you do before you travel.