Did you know cameras exist in some airline seatback entertainment systems? I’m not a hyper-private person, but I certainly don’t want the airlines secretly watching me. What if the camera was hacked? Amid these privacy concerns, senators are asking why cameras exist at all.Continue Reading →
The Air Carrier Access Act requires airports and airlines to provide assistance to passengers who request assistance due to age, infirmity, illness, injury, or disability. While the airlines and airports cannot require a passenger to accept special services or assistance, they are required to provide special services and assistance when requested.
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All you need to know about what to do when the airline loses or damages your luggage.
It is very disconcerting to stand in front of the airport carousel watching the luggage roll by, but your leather, burnt orange suitcase is not one of them. You wait, and wait, and before long there are no more suitcases.
Face it, you arrived but your luggage did not.
You are ready to board your plane for a well-deserved vacation, when you notice that there is a dog, on a leash, in the boarding line. What? A Dog? Flying with you in the cabin? Yes, that dog is a service dog or an emotional support animal, and has been cleared to fly by the airline.
There is not an official definition of what species can constitute a service animal or emotional support animal. The Department of Transportation, which overseas airline travel, has ruled out reptiles, ferrets, rodents, and spiders as creatures acceptable on flights. The Americans with Disabilities Act defines designated dogs and miniature horses as service animals, which are trained to assist the deaf or blind. The 1986 Air Carrier Access Act opened the door to a wide variety of animals that accompany disabled passengers who have a doctor’s note. However, individual airlines still have the final say as to whether a creature can fly with a disabled person, and can determine whether the animal creates a health or safety concern, or obstructs evacuation routes. Airlines are constantly updating and evaluating their policies as more and more passengers are testing the rules by trying to fly with unusual animals such as barnyard animals or exotic pets. Recently there have been news reports of a peacock and a pot belly pig trying to fly as emotional support animals. Neither were allowed to board. Always check with your specific airline as to their most recent guidelines for flying with service and emotional support animals before you plan your flight.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) governs having pets in the passenger cabin of an airplane. Under the FAA rules, each airline is allowed to decide if they will allow you to travel with your pet in the passenger cabin. If you are allowed to bring your pet aboard, the pet container is considered as carry-on luggage and must meet the standards that govern carry-ons. These rules govern pets. Service animals are covered under a different set of rules. Some of the general FAA rules for pets in the cabin of an airplane include the following:
This summer, Drive.ai will be starting a six-month program in Frisco, Texas, to launch its driverless car program. Drive.ai isn’t offering rides to the public quite yet, and at the outset, Drive.ai’s vehicles will include human drivers, who can intervene in the event of failure in the vehicle’s underlying automatic mechanisms. The human role is limited, however, and Drive.ai intends to phase out live drivers until the vehicles become fully automatic. If all goes according to the company’s plan, driverless cars could be on the road at the conclusion of the six-month pilot program, at the end of 2018.
The benefits of driverless cars are easy to see: less traffic, diminished need for parking lots, and the ability to work or watch tv while being driven. In time, there may even be lowered costs associated with personal transport.
Did you know that your brain can bruise just like any other part of your body? Even though your brain is enclosed by the skull, if you sustain a hit to your head, or a violent shaking, your brain can bruise. Furthermore, the sudden movement or a hit or violent shaking can stretch and damage the brain tissue. This damage to the brain is called a concussion, a type of traumatic brain injury. And since the brain is the command center of your body, a concussion can be devastating.
Concussions can be caused by falls, car crashes, bike riding, truck accidents, skateboarding, skiing, or even playing at the playground. Many injuries in children are caused by playing organized sports such as football and soccer where hits to the head and body are common.
Clean up on Aisle 3, clean up on aisle 3.
The store is trying to avoid an accidental injury to its customers.
Accidents and injuries can happen at any time. You might be driving to the store, going to work, shopping, or operating machinery at work, and there is always a chance that you could be involved in an accident caused by the reckless, negligent, or illegal behavior of others.
And that accident might change your life.
You could have very painful injuries which leave you unable to work, and with mounting medical bills. And these result in emotional distress. How are you going to pay your bills and provide for your family if you can’t work? You may no longer be able to enjoy your day-to-day hobbies, exercise, or other recreational activities. Your life has changed in a split second.