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Taking the Kids — options when weather derails your trip
The lines were long in the North Terminal waiting for the security checkpoint on Monday Dec. 18, 2017 at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the day after a massive power outage brought operations to halt

Taking the Kids — options when weather derails your trip

Flight cancellations still occur on a regular basis because of the weather, but these days there are more options for passengers, especially if they are proactive, starting with carefully monitoring weather, road and airport closures

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Flying can be pleasant – upgraded on British Air flight to London
Artist rendering of upgraded JFK Terminal 7

Flying can be pleasant – upgraded on British Air flight to London

In expected the usual indifference of US carriers at JFK. Instead, the British Airways staff couldn’t have been nicer and I breezed through security. The gods must have been smiling on me because I got upgraded!

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What price will you pay for your child’s safety?
Montana plane crash 2009

What price will you pay for your child’s safety?

This week there was news of more incidents in which air turbulence injured passengers -- and one case sent a baby flying through the cabin (very luckily uninjured). The FAA and the airlines need to act -- and parents need to ask themselves again: Is your small child's safety worth not paying for the extra seat?

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The best laid plans, waylaid by Frankenstorm
American Airlines Terminal at JFK Airport after 2010's Christmas blizzard

The best laid plans, waylaid by Frankenstorm

UPDATE (Wednesday, Oct 31) -- It's Halloween, but the really scary thing is now bad the damage from SuperStorm Sandy is all over the Northeast. We still have power at our house so we are one of the few lucky ones. But we lost cable, which means almost all forms of communication for us these days. I'm updating this blog from our Town Hall where they have electricity and free public wi-fi. It's impressive the way people are pulling together and helping each other out. Just this morning my husband helped a neighbor jump-start his car. His battery had run down after he and his son tried to recharge too many electronic devices. Meanwhile... if you trying to travel, or get home, during the storm's aftermath, check out www.johnnyjet.com for some great tips!

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