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Feel like slowing down and seeing more? Try a trip on two wheels.
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Come Fly With Me
Recently I asked readers, what I should do to celebrate when Flying Lessons achieves one million page views. And while many people
suggested having a cocktail or going flying (not at the same time of course) I
was unknowingly, already working on the perfect...
Recently I asked readers, what I should do to celebrate when Flying Lessons achieves one million page views. And while many people suggested having a cocktail or going flying (not at the same time of course) I was unknowingly...
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Brussels Attack Should Prompt New Look at Airport Population
Damage at the airport in Brussels Via Twitter @infos140 A bomb in the departure area of Brussels Airport that killed at least 26 people this morning is already prompting discussion about how to better secure public areas of airports.  The news site Mashable...
Damage at the airport in Brussels Via Twitter @infos140 A bomb in the departure area of Brussels Airport that killed at least 26 people this morning is already prompting discussion about how to better secure public areas of a...
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More Than Meets The Eye in Kenya Plane Spotter Arrests
Men from Manchester held by Kenya photo courtesy of The Star There's something very strange about the news out of Nairobi
in which four British men were arrested after taking photos of airplanes at the
city's in-town airport. According to a BBC report, the ...
Men from Manchester held by Kenya photo courtesy of The Star There's something very strange about the news out of Nairobi in which four British men were arrested after taking photos of airplanes at the city's in-town airport...
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United Makes Peace by Reinstating Fired Crew, Qatar Not So Much
Two stories with big consequences for the participants and lessons for the rest of us were in the news this week. After years of fighting their firing for expressing concern about the security of their aircraft, 13 United flight attendants have been reinsta...
Two stories with big consequences for the participants and lessons for the rest of us were in the news this week. After years of fighting their firing for expressing concern about the security of their aircraft, 13 United fli...
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Quest For More From CNN From MH-370
Full disclosure: The Crash Detectives , my own book on the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Flight 370, will be published by Penguin in September. This may have colored my perception of Richard Quest's new book, The Vanishing of Flight 370 . Then again,...
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I have not read the book so I cannot comment on the content, but I am avid news watcher of all channels. I am so frustrated that so-called journalists on television, both cable and network, have decided to make themselves an integral part of the story. It is so lazy and cheap.

From Fox to MSNBC the on screen talent are happy to be exploited by the networks as a substitute for real journalism. Maybe everyday does not have breaking news for a solid 24 hours. As Morgan Spurlock highlighted in “Super Size Me”, just because you can eat it doesn’t make it food. Just because it’s being presented on television doesn’t mean it’s news.

One of my favorite shows is “The Grinder” with Rob Lowe. It does a beautiful job of showing the very difficult struggle of a TV personality to deal with reality. It is relevant here. Not that CNN or any other newsroom makes stuff up, but the reporters feel they are ACTUALLY part of the story.

The result of all of this is that you have a lot of people who watch a lot of news (I plead guilty) and don’t learn anything from the experience . I really don’t know if I get better coverage of an issue or event from PBS or Comedy Central or anyone in between. Blah blah blah.

Once in a while they will have someone knowledgeable like yourself Christine report on a story, but the other 23 hours and 50 minutes of coverage gets pretty tedious. The reality of the MH370 mystery is that there are just not enough facts for TV news. It’s a complicated story. The search has been slow, mismanaged and not very productive. As you know better than anyone, this is a hard story to professionally report for those and other reasons.

Whew! Glad I got that out.
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This is no April Fool's prank, Flying Lessons has taken off to an exciting new destination.
Recently I asked readers, what I should do to celebrate when Flying Lessons achieves one million page views. And while many people suggested having a cocktail or going flying (not at the same time of course) I was unknowingly...
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Some airports already restrict entry to the departure area as a security measure. Will others follow? 
Damage at the airport in Brussels Via Twitter @infos140 A bomb in the departure area of Brussels Airport that killed at least 26 people this morning is already prompting discussion about how to better secure public areas of a...
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Why the incarceration of British plane spotters in Kenya? 
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Sometimes bad decisions can be undone and everybody benefits. Qatar Airways, are you listening? 
Two stories with big consequences for the participants and lessons for the rest of us were in the news this week. After years of fighting their firing for expressing concern about the security of their aircraft, 13 United fli...
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Richard Quest's account of the Malaysia 370 mystery is a fuzzy rehash, neither advancing the story or adequately explaining CNN's obsessive coverage.
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This worked! So pleased.
Out of the box, Office 2013 is designed to integrate seamlessly with the cloud – just as long as it’s Microsoft’s SkyDrive service.
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Freelance writer specializing in aviation and travel.
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Christine NegroniMy life as an aviation writer began with the crash of TWA Flight 800 in 1996. I covered it for CNN and my book about it, Deadly Departure was published in 2000. This piqued my interest in all kinds of flying and the mix of human, mechanical, technological and scientific factors that make it possible. Safety in particular intrigued me so I became an investigator for a New York aviation law firm. 
I am not a pilot or an engineer. My outsider status prompted the FAA to include me on a committee creating new rules for aging airplane wiring. I brought a non-technical perspective to the task. So some years have passed and I’ve “kicked the tin” on a few airplanes as the expression goes. Now write on aviation for The New York Times and I lecture at colleges and conferences. I often appear on those disaster documentaries that run on Discovery or History or the Learning Channel. I no longer claim to be an outsider. 
Aviation has its warts. But no other industry has learned and incorporated so much knowledge about human behavior into its operations. My unique vantage point these past 18 years gives me just the right altitude from which to write Flying Lessons.
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I stayed at the hotel for two nights while attending a conference nearby. The check in was friendly and efficient. While the exterior of the hotel is beautiful, as are the grounds, the hall and my room were underwhelming. I was traveling alone but the room had a both a king and a twin bed. The room was very clean. Dirty room service dishes were on the floor outside my door in the hall and the hall had an unpleasant smell. Wifi was intermittent. Breakfast was plentiful and the food was good. Front desk staff was extraordinarily pleasant.
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