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Boeing 737 Max Jets Grounded: What Does This Really Mean?

Read the full article on PeterGreenberg.com at - Boeing 737 Max Jets Grounded: What Does This Really Mean? What does the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max jets mean? And what lessons does it teach us? I’ve been reporting on the FAA and its historic internal conflict of interest dating back more than 40 years, and the aftermath of the two recent Boeing Max jet crashes have once again brought this conflict into... The post Boeing 737 Max Jets Grounded: What Does This Really Mean? appeared first on P...
Tags: Travel, Airlines, Faa, Boeing, Featured Posts, PeterGreenberg, Peter Greenberg, Boeing 737 MAX, Boeing MAX


Eye on Travel–Hotel Alessandra in Houston, Texas–March 16, 2019

Read the full article on PeterGreenberg.com at - Eye on Travel–Hotel Alessandra in Houston, Texas–March 16, 2019 This week, Eye on Travel broadcasts from the Hotel Alessandra in downtown Houston, Texas. First, with an update on the investigation into the crashes of the Boeing 737 Max 8 jets in Indonesia and Ethiopia. What did Boeing know and when did they know it? And the FAA apparently slow-walking the decision to ground these... The post Eye on Travel–Hotel Alessandra in Houston, Texas–March 1...
Tags: Travel, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Faa, Boeing, Radio Show, PeterGreenberg, Peter Greenberg, Houston Texas, Eye on Travel, Hotel Alessandra, Houston Texas First


FAA's role in approving 737 MAX planes to be investigatedFAA's role in approving 737 MAX planes to be investigated

Critics say there's a conflict of interest
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Radio Guest List–Hotel Alessandra in Houston, Texas–March 16, 2019

Read the full article on PeterGreenberg.com at - Radio Guest List–Hotel Alessandra in Houston, Texas–March 16, 2019 This week, Eye on Travel broadcasts from the Hotel Alessandra in downtown Houston, Texas. First, with an update on the investigation into the crashes of the Boeing 737 Max 8 jets in Indonesia and Ethiopia. What did Boeing know and when did they know it? And the FAA apparently slow-walking the decision to ground these... The post Radio Guest List–Hotel Alessandra in Houston, Texas–M...
Tags: Travel, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Faa, Boeing, Peter Greenberg, Houston Texas, Alessandra, Radio Guest List, Eye on Travel, Hotel Alessandra, Radio Guest List Hotel Alessandra, Houston Texas First


Weekly Roundup, Friday 15 March 2019

Stones (in both foreground and background) and sheep (everywhere) – we’ll see these in Kilmartin Glen, on our Scotland’s Highland Highlights Tour this September. Good morningWow, what a wild and crazy week this one has been, with the added dimension, for me personally but hopefully not for you, of (hopefully just) experiencing another kidney stone event.  These seem to be occurring with increasing frequency.The extraordinarily dysfunctional nature of Obamacare was driven home to me.  When it bec...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, UK, London, Obamacare, France, Scotland, Hotels, China, Africa, Miscellaneous, Cars, US, Newsletter, Tech, Tesla


Travel News: March 15, 2019

Hilton Santa Fe Has a Glamping-Inspired Barbie Suite Travel Pulse Barbie fans may want to book their next vacation to Mexico City, specifically with Hilton Santa Fe. Hilton Santa Fe has a special Barbie-themed suite that’s available for booking now until the end of the year as a means of celebrating Barbie’s 60th anniversary.   U.S. airlines park 737 Max jets, rebook customers Travel Weekly Airlines on Thursday scrambled to remove Boeing 737 Max 8s and 9s from their routes and rebook passengers...
Tags: Travel, US, Mexico City, Norway, Barbie, Faa, Boeing, Southwest Airlines, Oslo, News And Deals, Ethiopian Airlines, Diana Gabaldon, Travel Weekly Airlines, VisitScotland, Britannia Hotel, Hilton Santa Fe


When is an Airplane (ie B737 MAX) Too Dangerous to Fly?

Remains of the Ethiopian Airlines B737 MAX 8, in the crater caused by its crash. This question, very similar to “how high is up” has been much in people’s thoughts this week with the Boeing 737 MAX and its two recent crashes.In an interesting duality that reflects how public debate has not flourished in the social media era, there was first a clamor of people demanding all 737 MAX planes be grounded, and then, as each successive national authority duly did so, even more pressure was felt by the ...
Tags: Travel, Wikipedia, US, Tech, Canada, Current Affairs, Airbus, Airlines, Faa, Boeing, Southwest, Trump, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, Dennis Muilenburg, AOA


In Defense of Not Grounding the 737 MAX… Even Though It’s Now Grounded

When the 737 MAX operating Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crashed on takeoff from Addis Ababa last Sunday, the pressure immediately began to mount. Since this accident happened during the same phase of flight as the Lion Air accident last year, the dots were instantly connected… even if they shouldn’t necessarily have been. Calls to ground the airplane mounted from all sides except from those who actually fly the thing. Everyone caved quickly except for the US and Canada. Then yesterday, the ...
Tags: Travel, California, US, Canada, New York Times, Faa, Boeing, United, Max, Government Regulation, Southwest, Addis Ababa, Ntsb, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, 737


FAA grounds 737 MAX aircraft after new evidence emergesFAA grounds 737 MAX aircraft after new evidence emerges

US airlines comply but insist the Boeing jet is safe
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Boeing asks all 737 Max 8s grounded

Shortly after the US became nearly the last country in the world to ground its Boeing 737 Max 8 planes, Boeing itself issued a statement saying it would tell the FAA to ground its entire fleet. Dennis Muilenburg, president of Boeing, said in the statement, “We are supporting this proactive step out of an abundance of caution. Safety is a core value at Boeing for as long as we have been building airplanes; and it always will be. We are doing everything we can to understand the cause of the acc...
Tags: Travel, UK, Elizabeth Warren, US, Eu, United States, Ted Cruz, Airplanes, Faa, Boeing, Cruz, All, Ethiopian Airlines, Federal Aviation Authority FAA, Dennis Muilenburg


United States won’t ground Boeing

Although many airlines and countries, including the whole of the EU and the UK, have reacted to the Ethiopian Airlines crash by grounding Boeing 737 Max 8s or banning them from their airspaces, the US is keeping the aircraft model in the air. Several senators, from both the Republican and the Democratic parties, however, have called for these planes to cease operations until a thorough investigation determines the plane model is safe. Ted Cruz, chairman of a subcommittee on aviation and space...
Tags: Travel, UK, Elizabeth Warren, US, Eu, Bbc, United States, Ted Cruz, Airplanes, Faa, Boeing, Cruz, All, Ethiopian Airlines, Federal Aviation Authority FAA, Association of Flight Attendants CWA


President Trump Grounds Boeing 737 MAXs in the US

I've just written that I believe the FAA was reasonable not to ground the Boeing 737 MAX, and that doing so brings along its own safety risks. I wrote that I hoped that new data would be what guides any shift in position. Minutes after writing that, though, President Trump announced a grounding of the aircraft type. It's not obvious that there's been any actual new information which has become available since the FAA resisting doing so. The only meaningful news item has been Canada's decisio...
Tags: Travel, Advice, US, Canada, Faa, Boeing, Trump


Why the FAA is Right Not to Ground the 737 MAX, and Still Right if They Ground it Later

I do generally trust the FAA, and the pilots operating these aircraft, to offer their best judgment here. Standing athwart regulators the world over who are taking the simple path (they’ll never get blamed for a car crash or incident on another aircraft type) isn’t easy. I just hope that new data would be what guides any shift in position. Continue reading Why the FAA is Right Not to Ground the 737 MAX, and Still Right if They Ground it Later...
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Airline pilots have been complaining for months about Boeing's deathliner

With the European Union grounding the 737 MAX, North America is one of the last places on Earth you can get a ride on Boeing's deathliner. Despite the brand-new jet's disturbingly similar crashes and hundreds of dead travelers, the FAA and U.S.-based carriers insist it's safe to fly. Several airline pilots disagree. Pilots repeatedly voiced safety concerns about the Boeing 737 Max 8 to federal authorities, with one captain calling the flight manual "inadequate and almost criminally insufficient"...
Tags: Travel, Post, News, European Union, Mistakes, North America, Faa, Boeing, Dallas Morning News


What Airlines Are Doing For Customers Who Don’t Want to Fly the 737 MAX (And Why I’m Not Worried Yet)

Regulators are risk-averse. There's almost nothing for a regulator to gain by not banning something that could be dangerous that turns out not to be. However they're going to face significant blame if something bad comes to pass and they did nothing. So it's not surprising to see country after country ground the Boeing 737 MAX in light of the tragic Ethiopian Airlines incident. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has now grounded the MAX. However the FAA has not. Outside of Aeromexic...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Faa, Boeing, Aeromexico, Ethiopian Airlines, European Union Aviation Safety Agency


What to Do with Children Under 2 on Airplanes

Read the full article on PeterGreenberg.com at - What to Do with Children Under 2 on Airplanes If you’re flying with a child under the age of two years, the FAA still permits you to hold the child during the flight and doesn’t require you to provide a separate seat for your kid. But this is an issue on the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) 10 most wanted list of safety problems... The post What to Do with Children Under 2 on Airplanes appeared first on Peter Greenberg Travel Detectiv...
Tags: Travel, Faa, Family Travel, Ntsb, National Transportation Safety Board, PeterGreenberg, Peter Greenberg, Federal Regulations, The Essentials


The future of flying

From 3500 feet up California is a glorious patchwork quilt of green and gold, textured by rippling mountains and shining water. Ahead of us we see the Carquinez Bridge and the Bay; behind us, the fingers of Lake Berryessa curl into the steep hills. Twenty minutes ago I stood barefoot in the soft grass on the bank of one of those narrow coves, many miles from any road. Twenty minutes from now I will be driving to Five Guys for lunch. “Hey,” I think to myself, “even a flying car couldn’t do this.”...
Tags: Travel, TC, California, Opinion, Canada, Marine Corps, Tsa, Lake Berryessa, Bmw, Honda, Air Force, Faa, Gulf of Mexico, Major League Baseball, Tijuana, Bay


Dozens of People Injured After Heavy Turbulence on Flight to JFK Airport in New York

Nearly thirty people were injured Saturday (Mar. 9) as a result of heavy turbulence aboard a flight that landed at JFK Airport in New York City.Initial reports stated 32 people were injured, however, the FDNY later confirmed that a total of 29 patients were evaluated on the scene for non-life threatening injuries.#FDNY confirms total patients treated at JFK Airport following a turbulent flight have been downgraded to 29 non-life-threatening injuries. FDNY continues to operate on scene.— FDNY (@F...
Tags: Travel, New York, News, Airports, Airplanes, Jazz, Breaking News, Jfk, Fdny, Faa, Boeing, Istanbul, Jfk Airport, Turkish Airlines, Kennedy International Airport, Port Authority


Cool Camping Gadgets You Can Take With You While In The Great Outdoors

Camping can be so much fun and refreshing. Most times, when you start camping, you get addicted to it. You will want to go camping every time you have time. You, therefore, need camping gear that is durable so that you can use it over and over again. Here are some really cool camping gadgets that you can take on adventures 1. Apricoat This is an adventure coat designed for camping even in the harshest climatic place. It has a climate shell which is an insulation system that keeps you ...
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Travel News: March 1, 2019

American and Delta Fined by FAA for Tarmac Delays Travel Pulse American Airlines and Delta Air Lines have received hefty fines from the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA said that it fined American $1 million and Delta $750,000 for violating federal rules that prohibit lengthy tarmac delays, according to a report in Reuters.   Kimpton Hotels to Launch Concert Series at SXSW Amplify Boutique hotel and restaurant company Kimpton has announced the launch of its 2019 Off the Record music pro...
Tags: Travel, Disney, Alaska, Delta, Airbus, Disneyland, Faa, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest, News And Deals, Virgin America, Austin Texas, Orlando Sentinel


12% more homeless on Oahu streets, former governors back Kahele over Gabbard, Southwest preps for Hawaii routes, state doesn't know how many vaccinated, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Homeless in Honolulu ©2019 All Hawaii News The number of homeless living on Oahu streets jumped 12 percent in the past year while the overall number, including those living in shelters, dropped by 4 percent. Star-Advertiser.Unsheltered homeless population up 12% on Oahu from last year. Despite a number of city efforts to push people living on the streets to shelters, the number of unsheltered homeless people on Oahu is up 12 percent from a year ago. Hawaii News Now.Fewer homeless on Oahu....
Tags: Travel, California, Senate, Hawaii, Dallas, Faa, Southwest Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Health, Honolulu, Hart, West Hawaii


Southwest Airlines now going Hawaii

The wait is finally over . After receiving official certification from the United States’ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Southwest Airlines announced on Wednesday that it will soon begin operating flights to Hawaii. Over the past few months, Southwest has been working closely with the FAA to earn its Extended Range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards (ETOPS) verification, which is required for airlines wishing to fly over oceans. The process involved several test flights des...
Tags: Travel, Sacramento, United States, Hawaii, West Coast, Faa, Southwest Airlines, Kauai, All, Southwest, Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands, Southwest Air, LIHUE KAUAI, Oakland San Diego San Jose, Oahu Kahului Maui Kona Island


Travel News: February 28, 2019

Mexican Government Unveils New Tourism Plans Travel Pulse The Mexican government announced a new six-year tourism strategy Sunday that would focus on five key goals, including building the Maya Train and enticing tourists to spend more money. According to Mexico News Daily, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said during an event in Quintana Roo that tourism was the nation’s third largest foreign exchange earner, contributing $22 billion to the economy.   Southwest Airlines finally ge...
Tags: Travel, California, India, Africa, Hawaii, Dallas, Faa, Boeing, Southwest Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration, News And Deals, Quintana Roo, Crystal River Cruises, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Skift, Mexico News Daily


Travel News: February 20, 2019

Southwest Airlines under FAA investigation for aircraft weight, balance calculations USA Today Southwest Airlines has been under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration for a year, with the probe focused on its aircraft weight and balance calculations, a critical step before takeoff. The investigation, disclosed for the first time Monday by the Wall Street Journal, began in February 2018, FAA spokesman Gregory Martin confirmed to USA TODAY. There have been no fines nor enforcement ...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Barcelona, Cnn, Faa, Wall Street Journal, Grand Canyon, Southwest Airlines, Parks, Federal Aviation Administration, Mandarin Oriental, News And Deals, Interior, Park Service, Stephenson, Grand Canyon National Park


Travel News: February 19, 2019

Hilton Washington D.C. National Mall opening April 1 Travel Weekly The Hilton Washington D.C. National Mall will open its doors on April 1. Located above D.C.’s L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station, the property is the culmination of a renovation and reflagging of the former L’Enfant Plaza Hotel. Housing a total of 367 guestrooms, the Hilton Washington D.C. National Mall promises views of the city’s skyline and the Capitol dome, Washington National Cathedral and Washington Monument, among other landmar...
Tags: Travel, Washington, US, America, United States, Airlines, Vietnam, Faa, Bangkok, Federal Aviation Administration, Alaska Airlines, News And Deals, Capitol, International Air Transport Association, Washington National Cathedral, CNBC Airlines


The FAA Signed Off on New Southwest Planes During the Shutdown – But Not New Delta Planes

The FAA did work for Southwest Airlines during the government shutdown and some other airlines are furious about it. Continue reading The FAA Signed Off on New Southwest Planes During the Shutdown – But Not New Delta Planes...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Faa, Southwest Airlines


3 Links I Love: Southwest Pays the FAA, Air Tahiti Nui CEO Interview, United Goes Free

Southwest paid for FAA inspector during shutdown – MarketWatchShrewd move by Southwest or inappropriate preferential treatment that casts shame over the government? HIGH FLYER INTERVIEW: THE AIR TAHITI NUI TRANSFORMATION ACCORDING TO ITS CHIEFS – AirwaysIt’s time for another CEO interview. This time it’s with the little guy in the Pacific, Air Tahiti Nui. Though the airline is small, it’s currently going through a fleet renewal replacing A340s with 787s, so it’s an interesting time ...
Tags: Travel, Faa, United, Links I Love, Southwest, Tahiti, FAA Air Tahiti Nui CEO Interview United Goes Free, Pacific Air Tahiti Nui


Air Travel Played a Pivotal Role in Reopening the Government

After more than a month, the government shutdown has ended… temporarily. Why am I writing about this on an airline industry blog? Well, because the reason for its ending appears to be air travel-related. Now the industry needs to remain united to ensure that this doesn’t happen again if when the temporary funding expires on February 15. I don’t need to rehash just how bad this shutdown has been for the entire country on every level. But for air travel, the impact was particularly acute. ...
Tags: Travel, New York, Cdc, Atlanta, New Jersey, Delta, Associated Press, Tsa, Seattle, Faa, Laguardia Airport, Federal Aviation Administration, Government Regulation, Southwest, Trump, Hawai


Government Finally Aids Passenger Experience Thanks to Shutdown

Two American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are awaiting FAA approval prior to going into service. This means the government is doing more to improve passenger experience when it’s shut down than when it regulates. Continue reading Government Finally Aids Passenger Experience Thanks to Shutdown...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Faa, American Airlines Boeing


Travel News: January 15, 2019

Strict ticket policy introduced at Machu Picchu CNN It’s the spectacular Incan citadel in the Andes Mountain range that’s on everyone’s bucket list — but access to Machu Picchu is becoming more strictly regulated. New ticket rules were put in place starting January 1, 2019, limiting tourists to visiting at specifically scheduled times. Tickets are valid for up to four hours and re-entry is not usually allowed. Before, you booked for either a “morning” or “afternoon” slot. It’s no great surprise...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Peru, Houston, Faa, Southwest Airlines, Machu Picchu, Transportation Security Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest, News And Deals, Houston Airport, Abercrombie Kent, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, USA Today Southwest Airlines, Andes Mountain



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