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This month has not been easy for specialists in tourism security. We first witnessed the terrorist bombing of the Russian aircraft, causing not only death and destruction to innocent civilians but also a major blow to Egypt’s tourism industry. Then, on Friday the 13th, the first reports of the terrible attacks in Paris began to come through the newswires.

It is still too early to provide a full security picture of the events. The French police are correctly holding back information and being

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The Skinny on Aircraft Evacuation Slides



If you fly with any frequency, a phrase heard over the public address system, “crew, slide arm and cross check” is likely to ring a bell.  That “slide arm” refers to activation for potential use of the inflatable evacuation slide required on all aircraft where the floor is at least 1.8 metres (6 feet) above ground level. These slides are manufactured of various approved forms of resistant plastic, similar in consistency to rubber, reinforced with various layers to minimise th

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Is Your Baby Safe Flying?

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Is Your Baby Safe Flying?

It’s tortured reasoning.

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) position on mandatory child restraint systems (CRS) on planes is, that they’re not necessary.

Child restraint systems is “gov-speak” for seat belts.

Any why does the FAA think they’re not necessary?

They contend that air travel is safer than car travel, where, by the way,  seat belts are required. So, they reason, forcing parents to strap their their kids in on a plane, thus having to pay for

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