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Monthly Archives for June 2013.

FAA to relax ban on use of electronic devices

Good news? Bad news? Depends. The FAA (according to Fox News) is going to relax the restrictions on using some personal electronic devices on runways and at low altitudes. Examples given were eReaders, cell phones (in airplane mode), and tablets. Frequent fliers get very frustrated with the ridiculous rules and varying degrees of strictness, so…

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Lost in New York

This post could also be titled “GPS doesn’t always work.” I almost never use GPS. I have an iPhone, so have always just used the Maps feature. However, on a few recent trips I was going to be driving several hours in large cities (New York and Toronto) and wanted someone to tell me, out…

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Long flight comfort bag

After my post a couple of weeks ago about my upcoming trip to Manila, I got a few questions about what exactly is in my “comfort bag.” For domestic flights, it’s pretty simple—lip balm, tea bags, Emergen-C, and Splenda. For international flights, especially trans-Pacific ones, I still take all that stuff. I just also have…

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