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Why boarding will never be efficient

Boarding via front and back doorsSome airlines seemingly do not learn. Southwest is the umpteenth carrier that is going to test a new boarding process. The test will be carried out at 4 California airports.

Front and back door

The airline will test the use of both the front and back door of the aircraft for boarding and deplaning. However, there will be just 1 jet way available that will be used for access through the front door. Passengers entering the plane through the back door will have to use stairs. Some...
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My discontinued credit card was charged

Credit cardA reader sends an email to ABN-AMRO Business cards - issued by International Card Services (ICS) - to discontinue his credit card. He receives an automated confirmation of receipt of his email. The next day he gets by email a confirmation of the closure of his card. Again 1 day later he receives an email from ICS requesting him to destroy his card and throw it away.

Credit card review

When he receives his credit card review, he discovers that the annual fee has been charged to the destroyed credit card....
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Is racism on the rise in the USA?

The USA's fake president Donald Trump uses racist and divisive language. Two examples of racist remarks made by Trump are: "Black people are too stupid to vote for me" and "Name 1 country run by a black person that is not a sh**hole".

America first

Moreover, Trump borrowed the Ku Klux Klan's slogan 'America first' for his own election campaign. Small wonder that racism seems on the rise since Trump entered the White House. Next, he simply continued his campaign rather than running the country. The media report on a regular basis racist...
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Man gropes woman on plane

A female passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight accuses Bruce Michael Alexander (49) of touching her breast while sleeping. She wakes up when she feels that a passenger sitting behind her is fondling her right breast with his hand. After a second touch she stands up and tells the man she does not know why he thinks his behavior is okay. She changes seats and Alexander is taken into custody after landing in New Mexico.

Grab private parts

Alexander asks authorities why he is arrested. When confronted with the woman's accusation,...
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American, Delta, Southwest, or United may owe you money

Southewest AirlinesMany travelers believe that the 4 big US airlines have conspired to increase fares on domestic flights. Southwest and American Airlines have agreed to settle nationwide class action litigation by passengers who believe the carriers did collude. As usual, the settling defendants deny that they did anything wrong. They have asserted defenses to the claims, and have settled to avoid the burden and expense of litigation.

Are you included?

The settlement classes include those who purchased tickets for flights within the USA and its territories from American,...
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You can avoid long lines at US passport control

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) runs a program called Precheck. It is very pleasant for travelers. Their security check is like it was before 9/11. There is no need to remove shoes, laptops, 3-1-1 liquids, belts or light jackets. And the lines are short.

Known Traveler Number

Americans can buy Precheck membership for $85 for 5 years after they have been screened and have had a background interview. Once approved, they will receive a “Known Traveler Number” that they can include in their airline reservations. After 5 years you can...
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