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You’re Doing It Wrong: Air Travel
This week marks one of the busiest for travel — which for many of us means nervously clutching three-ounce shampoos as we queue up at security for government-sanctioned groping, followed by equally pleasant sardine-style seating and SkyMall reading.
Don't worry. Our expert is here to help.
| November 23, 2012
American Airlines busted for union-busting
An inebriated Denzel Washington isn't your biggest problem at the airport.
| November 09, 2012
Air travel choices have evolved.
| December 03, 2010
Eight years ago, on a sunny Tuesday September morning in New York City and Washington, DC, a sickeningly well-orchestrated terrorist attack took flight, in part, from Boston’s Logan International Airport.
Eight years later
BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF
| September 11, 2009
Honorary Mention: Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
If everybody gets 15 minutes of fame, and certain hardened criminals get something like a half-hour, then maybe the pilot who “splash landed” U.S. Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River deserved a day or three in the limelight. Instead, he consumed th
If everybody gets 15 minutes of fame, and certain hardened criminals get something like a half-hour, then maybe the pilot who “splash landed” U.S. Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River deserved a day or three in the limelight. Instead, he consumed the media with his boring story for a solid month while continuously saying how badly he wanted to return to work.
Boston Phoenix Staff
| March 26, 2009
Media kills hero pilot
US Airways Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who pulled off the "Miracle on the Hudson" emergency landing, was found beaten to death by the national media.
Herd-mentality pack lacks sufficient imagination to find another story
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| January 28, 2009
There’s nothing new about the complaint as literature, says author Jonathan Miles.
Interview: Jonathan Miles’s airport novel
| June 02, 2008
Look your children in the eye, globetrotter, and tell them the truth: the Golden Age of Air Travel is over.
We recall the 10 things we miss most from the Golden Age of Air Travel
| May 21, 2008
The cuteness surge
Cuteness, of course, is the collective cultural cure-all to our problems.
Why, in desperate times, we turn to lolcats, twee songs, and mute kittens
| February 01, 2008
Man, there sure must have been some serious drinking going down on those great Yankee teams of the 1990s.
Sports blotter: "Hero to zero" edition
| January 09, 2008
Land of Liberty
After 9/11, many of us went to New York City, responding to then-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s plea to help Gotham by visiting and spending money.
We're trapped in the Homeland
MARY ANN SORRENTINO
| November 28, 2007
Wings of desire
Lines upon reading that in-flight entertainment is exposing children to images of an increasingly violent and sexual nature.
Could be verse: poetry ripped from the headlines
| September 05, 2007
Fly the friendly skies with the Pope
The Pope didn’t ask me for any marketing tips for his new airline venture linking Rome to pilgrimage sites like Lourdes, Fatima, and Czestochowa.
MARY ANN SORRENTINO
| September 05, 2007
Carol Abbe sat very still on the international flight taking her from Beirut to Taipei.
As the war escalates, a onetime hippie chick reflects on the groovy time she spent in Afghanistan and Iran in the late ’60s
| May 04, 2007
World Premiere of locally produced ON BROADWAY with airline ticket giveaways, sexy candid shots of the cast including Joey McIntyre, and Q&A with director David McLaughlin. Thick Boston accents abound! Produced by Heather Kapplow for the Independent
VIDEO: The Independent Film Festival of Boston Vodcast, Volume Two .
BOSTON PHOENIX VIDEO
| April 28, 2007
She who controls the purse
The rumor mill has been buzzing with speculation that Massachusetts senate president Robert Travaglini might leave the legislature to take a position with the Massachusetts Hospital Association or the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council.
Terry Murray gave away $11 million of state money. Will anyone call her on it?
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| February 09, 2007
In the footsteps of the devil
On top of everything else that day, there was this.
Why did Mohammed Atta choose to spend his last night on Earth in my hometown?
| September 11, 2006
The mainstream media has more or less treated the news that a group of British-based Islamist terrorists planned to blow up as many as ten airliners with colorless liquid explosives as the planes cruised over the Atlantic as a new development. It isn’t.
Why we are no safer today than we were before 9/11
| August 22, 2006
Controllers at T.F. Green pan FAA contract
The Federal Aviation Administration’s current labor contract proposal is so bad that 16 of the 28 air traffic controllers working at T.F. Green Airport may retire, warns Jake Crowley, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association’s Rhode Island spo
Annals of labor
| April 27, 2006
The ultimate PILOT movie
Whether in the world of commercial airlines, the Air Force, or a futuristic world of intergalactic smuggling, those who fly planes for a living have long been well-represented in the cinema.
Movies . . . one profession at a time
| March 10, 2006
US airlines could be on front lines for bird flu
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. airlines could be on the front lines in a bird flu outbreak and federal health officials are streamlining procedures for the possible quarantine of sick passengers.
| November 11, 2005
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