New TSA Privacy and Health Concerns

Labor Day Weekend Las Vegas Airport conducted a quiet roll out of the newest TSA Technology with United Airlines and LAS Airport being the launch customer for North America. It is being touted in the media as “Innovation Check Point” which will utilize a new modernized version of the previous body scanners. EU’s 27 member nations, the prohibition is necessary “in order not to risk jeopardizing citizens’ health and safety.”X-ray body scanners, which use “backscatter” ionized radiation technology, emit enough radiation to theoretically damage DNA and cause cancer. … More New TSA Privacy and Health Concerns

The Rise of COMAC C919

COMAC C919: China alone will need around 9,000 new airplanes in the next 20 years and most of them will be single-aisle. China will be able to exploit this opportunity to establish the C919 as an Asian-built airplane that will be supported by the world’s largest domestic airline market. The conservatism of its design will be seen as a virtue if it proves to be competitive and reliable. … More The Rise of COMAC C919

Americans Boycott 737 MAX

Nearly half will not a buy a ticket or accept this aircraft for travel until at least 6 months of it being returned to flying with a proven track record of no new fatalities. Therefore, if airlines insist on bringing it back into service then they need to be prepared for half of a year with financial losses in order to do so. American Travelers are not warming up to getting back onboard. The team’s data show that 41% of Americans would only choose to fly on the 737 Max after six months of safe operation. … More Americans Boycott 737 MAX

Outsourced Maintenance: “Profits over Safety”

The airlines are shipping this maintenance work offshore for the reason you’d expect: to cut labor costs. Mechanics in El Salvador, Mexico, China, and elsewhere earn a fraction of what mechanics in the U.S. do. In part because of this offshoring, the number of maintenance jobs at U.S. carriers has plummeted, from 72,000 in the year 2000 to fewer than 50,000 today. … More Outsourced Maintenance: “Profits over Safety”

Travel Tips

The Top Most Unsanitary Areas on the Airplane: The places you tend to think about the least are the ones you need to always clean first before touching or using. Here is the list of the worst offen… Source: Travel Tips