At least a half-dozen countries in Asia have started screening incoming airline passengers from central China. The list includes Thailand and Japan, which both have reported cases of the disease in people who had come from Wuhan. Travel is unusually heavy right now as people take trips to and from China to celebrate the Lunar New Year. … [Read more...] about US to Screen Airline Passengers From China for New Illness
To make an emergency landing, a pilot will try to get the airplane down to its landing weight so there are more options in case of an aborted landing attempt. How and where that fuel dump happens depends on the type of emergency, said Tom Haueter, former director of the National Transportation Safety Board’s Office of Aviation Safety. … [Read more...] about Pilots are supposed to dump jet fuel in unpopulated areas, not over neighborhoods
“All I could think of was making sure my students were safe and to calm their fears, as they were scared and crying,” she said through tears. “Soon after, my head began to hurt and I started feeling nauseous. I couldn’t smell anything other than gas. I couldn’t taste anything other than gas.” … [Read more...] about Four teachers sue Delta after jet fuel dump over elementary school
The U.S. announced Friday that it would begin screening passengers at three major airports arriving on flights from Wuhan. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it would deploy 100 people to take the temperatures and ask about symptoms of incoming passengers at the Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City’s Kennedy airports. … [Read more...] about China reports 4 more cases in viral pneumonia outbreak
What Sets Bonvoy Apart Late last year, Marriott announced one of their more unique programs: Eat Around Town. The program is pretty much what it sounds like: when you eat at participating restaurants as a Marriott Bonvoy member, you can earn points for every dollar spent. This isn’t one of those programs that’s just for PR purposes but isn’t actually useful, nor is it one that is only useful if you’re able to eat at the most expensive restaurants in town. As of this publication there were 900+ restaurants in New York, 450+ in Chicago and 380+ in Miami amongst many other cities. There are more than 11,000 participating restaurants nationwide, and they cover a whole spectrum of price points, from inexpensive pizzerias to the nicest white-tablecloths in town. You can search what’s available in your city here. … [Read more...] about Is Marriott Bonvoy Really the Best Hotel Rewards Program?