Category Archives: Travel


Systemic International Aviation Defects and Affordable Solutions

A third Malaysian airliner, AirAsia QZ8501, goes missing, but Malaysia is not at fault. The reality is that airliner safety is an illusion. Besides holding a US Commercial Airplane license, I’ve read over 2,000 airplane accident reports and recently studied … Continue reading

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Mobile and Sharing Economy in Manila – End of 2014 Review

I was in Manila for the holidays. Here’s what’s new in mobile and sharing there. (Manila can be used as a proxy to understand other large SE Asian cities.) Ride-Sharing The biggest news in 2014 was the rise of “ride-sharing” … Continue reading

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Free South Korea Tours at Incheon Airport

Most travellers don’t like airline layovers, but I try to make the most of them. On my latest trip to Asia, I had an 11 hour layover at modern Incheon Airport in South Korea, so what to do? The arrival … Continue reading

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Southwest 737 Hit Runway Nose First

Landing a 737 on the nose wheel is a bad idea. Who knew? Southwest jet hit runway nose first, investigators say Pilot change in Southwest 345 landing is unusual, aviation experts say Southwest Airlines fires captain involved in rough NYC … Continue reading

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SF Bay Area Transit Strikes

Two Bay Area transit systems, BART and AC Transit, are considering striking next week. If you can’t work from home, and can’t carpool, at least keep informed: BART strike: Guide to getting around the Bay Area during shutdown

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