As of yesterday, the U.S. Transportation Security Agency (TSA) has altered its policy for international flight passengers flying in to allow for the carry of liquids in excess of 100 mL in carry-on baggage, as long as they were purchased in duty-free shops and placed in Secure, Tamper-Evident Bags (STEBs). While this doesn’t necessarily mean you can go bringing bottles of wine or spirits from foreign countries via carry-on, you are permitted to purchase them in airports as long as it is placed in a STEB. It would be interesting to…… (click read more!)
Category: Up in the Air talk
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a press article yesterday that it is lifting the rule barring electronics to be used below 10,000 feet, depending on if the carrier and the plane you are currently on has passed a FAA certification. While many commercial carriers seem to be working on getting their planes certified, what this means for most passengers is that soon, you will be able to use your lightweight personal electronic devices (smartphones, music players, portable gaming devices, and tablets, for example) while you are waiting for the…… (click read more!)
For years Singapore Airlines has been running direct flights from Los Angeles to Singapore (approx. 8,772 miles) and New Jersey to Singapore (approx. 9,540 miles). Quartz blog has it that due to “rising fuel costs and declining demand for its premium services,” Singapore Airlines is discontinuing these flights. Now Qantas Airlines’ Dallas-to-Sydney service will become the longest regularly scheduled commercial flight in the world. Read more at the Quartz blog here.
If you frequent airplanes, you will come to memorize (sometimes word for word) the on-board safety instructions that each airline crew is obligated to tell you. Normally this is a time when most passengers and frequent flyers will tune out the cabin crew by reading Skymall or playing around with their smartphones. Yesterday, Virgin America released their new safety video, and it is definitely one that is hard to ignore. Check it out! Personally, I like it when airlines put a little bit of a twist on the safety instructions–like…… (click read more!)