The Boeing 707 was the first commercial jet used in the United States.
The inaugural flight. 60 years ago today (10/17/1958), came after years of testing that included this incredible barrel roll of a prototype by Tex Johnson caught on film.
Only after manufacturing 865 units did it ceased production in 1979.
Delta Airlines transports over 700 service & support animals each day and they have seen it all. Because of policy-abuse, starting March 1 they will be changing their service & support animal policy.
“Customers have attempted to fly with comfort turkeys, gliding possums known as sugar gliders, snakes, spiders and more,” an airline spokesman explained. “Ignoring the true intent of existing rules governing the transport of service and support animals can be a disservice to customers who have real and documented needs.”
Here's a primer:
On Delta Airlines, to travel with an emotional support animal, passengers must:
We know that service and support animals are highly-trained working animals. We will only refuse transportation of the animal if it engages in disruptive behavior such as:
Other airlines are following suit.
* statistically, you'd have to fly 200 flights to have a service/support animal on board
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For the last flight of the infamous 747, United plans to recreate its own 1970 inaugural San Francisco-Honolulu flight*. Since then, over 1,530 have been manufactured.
“The 747 is, was and always will be an iconic aircraft. It ushered in the wide-body era, it became prestigious to operate, it was prestigious to fly in it, and state-owned airlines that often had no business buying it did so anyway for the prestige.” commented aviation consultant Scott Hamilton.
* the first flight was by Pan Am, January 22, 1970
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Even if your phone is not unlocked, your carrier can usually help you with unlocking it, but start this process at least a week prior to leaving.
3. If your phone isn't compatible or can't be unlocked,
you might consider buying an inexpensive, unlocked phone just for traveling.
4. Take advantage of Wi-Fi:
If your smartphone can access local WIFI, then by using Skype, FaceTime, Viber, or Google Hangouts, you may be able to handle all your communication needs, rendering all the SIM, hardware, and carrier compatibility issue irrelevant.
For more tips, visit onecallinternational
If you could benefit from a locally-purchased SIM cards, here's a primer on how to replace SIM cards (be sure to keep track of the original SIM card)
SIMM Card: iPhone
No matter which method you use to pack, there is still making sure you know what to pack. Brian Teeter, in his book, Healthy Trekking Guides (Irvine CA), presents us with advise on what to bring and what NOT to bring:
Be ruthless. Aim to fit everything inside a carry-on bag. You’ll cut down on excess luggage fees, eliminate the possibility of lost luggage and simplify your life.
Finally, from onebag.com comes this enlightened promise:
If you persevere [with minimizing what you pack], you will at some point reach a transcendent moment, in which your (one) bag will be small and light enough to carry without consequence -- no longer of any meaningful concern. And from that instant, your travel experiences will be forever changed with an unfettered freedom that is beyond the comprehension of those who remain bound to their baggage.
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