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  • Will in-flight cell phone use take flight in the U.S.?
    While some fliers don’t want to listen to chatter from other passengers talking on cell phones during flights, other airlines outside the U.S. have approved cell phone use — including talking — on planes. The U.S. government does not allow cell phone use due to safety concerns about cellphone signals interfering with communication networks, and this article features a few examples of why the rule is in place. USA TODAY (10/8) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    As more passengers carry smartphones, they are requesting self-boarding services. According to the 2012 SITA/Air Transport World Passenger Self-Service Survey, 90% of passengers say updated flight statuses and self-boarding capabilities were their top priorities. (10/9) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    Business travelers are finding it easier to relax or boost their productivity through an expanding range of choices in airport lounges, this feature says. Aside from a widened list of available access options, the lounges are increasing their offerings, including shower rooms, Wi-Fi, complimentary beverages and reading materials. The Globe and Mail (Toronto) (10/8) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Public safety organizations beginning to test small spy drone uses
    In the coming months, the Department of Homeland Security will begin developing small spy drones and testing their applications for public safety. The DHS drones would ideally be small, lightweight, and launched by hand to conduct short missions, between 30 minutes and 2 hours long. The adoption of spy drones is a new direction for DHS, which in the past has been wary of using the technology due to citizens’ potential privacy concerns. (10/8) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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