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Christine Negroni
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Christine Negroni's reporting on aviation and travel appears in The New York Times and on ABC News. She is presently at work on The Crash Detectives to be published by Penguin Books in 2016. She has worked as a network television correspondent for CBS News and CNN. Her book, Deadly Departure, on the crash of TWA Flight 800, was a New York Times Notable Book.

Entries by Christine Negroni

Note to Allegiant: Emergency Landings are Not the Problem

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2016 | 6:02 PM

Recently a friend asked me what airlines were the safest to fly. I get asked that question all the time. I find the question challenging in...
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Outta My Comfort Zone and Into the Ice in Finland

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2016 | 2:07 PM

In Miami, where I grew up, swimming in the ocean was akin to stepping into the tub; no discernable difference in temperature between the water and the air and that's just how I like it. So no one was more surprised then I to be bounding across the snow in...

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Travel Products that are "All About that 'Case"

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2016 | 11:13 AM

Pop singer Meghan Trainor's momma may have told her "not to worry about your size" as she sings in her adorable hit, All About That Bass, but when it comes to your travel suitcase, size and weight definitely do matter.

Airline bag fees and tougher security at transportation hubs are...

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Third World Bathrooms in OneWorld Terminal at JFK

(1) Comments | Posted January 19, 2016 | 3:06 PM

Warning to readers:  Photos of toilets appear in this post.

Travelers at the...
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Rolling Down the River; World's Best Waterfront Bike Rides

(1) Comments | Posted December 28, 2015 | 8:46 AM

Somewhere between the too-slow pace of walking and the everything-passes-by-in-a-blur of driving, I think riding a bike is just right. Some places are more conducive to bicycles than others, Beijing and Hanoi are for the suicidal pedaler, too much traffic, not...

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WWJD? If Jesus Had Been a Pilot

(0) Comments | Posted December 22, 2015 | 3:22 PM

A patient being carried to the Spirit of Paradise
Mark Palm thinks he knows what Jesus...
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Happy Birthday from Syria and Other Places in a Troubled World

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2015 | 10:56 AM

One of my Facebook messages today
Not long after my eyes opened this morning I enjoyed...
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Nice Landing or Scary Takeoff A350 Enters Service With Both

(2) Comments | Posted December 18, 2015 | 9:29 AM

A350 arrives in Brazil photo courtesy TAM
What a difference a week makes. Early this morning,...
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Merry Christmas for U.S. Airlines: Record Profits in 2015

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2015 | 2:58 AM

It will be a merry end of the year for North American airlines which will earn nearly $20 billion in profits in 2015, according to numbers forecast last week by the International Air Transport Association.  That's more than half of the $33 billion profit expected to be generated...

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Alabama Shore Shows Diversity of U.S. Culture

(1) Comments | Posted November 13, 2015 | 5:03 PM

On a recent trip to Paris, I had breakfast with Sofia Vandaele, General Manager of the newly remodeled and absolutely gorgeous Hilton Paris Opera. Sofia is Belgian and fluent in seven languages.

It never ceases to amaze Americans - many of whom know only English - just how many...

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Passion but Few Tears in Amsterdam for Airliners That Fly Into the Past

(0) Comments | Posted October 11, 2015 | 5:33 PM

Too often air travel is an antiseptic experience for the passenger as we sit in tile-floored, waiting rooms, our heads down and our minds in cyberspace. It is so rare and so thrilling to actually smell the jet fuel and hear the whine of the engines at the few airports...

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Egg Heads Unlikely Malaysia 370 Heroes in the Bamboozle Era

(1) Comments | Posted July 30, 2015 | 1:05 PM

In the past I've referred to them as the kids who couldn't get a date for the prom. Now, I bet the engineers at the British...
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Beauty Takes The Runway on A350 Tour (Just Don't Look Too Close)

(1) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 11:02 PM

The Airbus A350 XWB that flew into Newark Liberty International Airport this week on another stop on its tour of the Americas looked awfully pretty parked out on...
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Wildlife From Both Sides of the Glass

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 5:43 PM

In 2005, I had a big bay window installed over my kitchen sink. Since I spend hours standing there, I reasoned I might as well look at something. I thought I was providing myself with a view of the garden, but it...

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Washing Machine in a Bag and Other Tools for Travel

(2) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 4:34 PM

When I travel I am often on my own so compact is best, especially since my Lenovo laptop and assorted techie accoutrement is one...
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Lost and Confounded Until Hiker Finds Missing Plane

(94) Comments | Posted June 16, 2015 | 12:48 PM

What forces of fate allow thousands of people to cross the same terrain without seeing the crashed airplane that John Weisheit discovered on May 20th? And what does his...
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Kyoto's Geisha Real or Imagined, Still Captivating

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2015 | 5:13 PM


One would think that Kyoto, Japan was in the middle of a geisha boom, the way the streets are filled with kimono-wearing women, shuffling down the sidewalks in their six-inch high wooden geta and split toe socks. The jangly metal fan...

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San Antonio: Harmonious in All the Ways that Count

(1) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 5:08 PM

It might have been sentiment that had me longing to return to San Antonio, Texas for the past 27 years. The city plays a memorable role in my career because it was in San Antonio where I reported my very first story for CBS News. It was the annual convention of Barbershop Harmony...

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Airline Shortcomings as an Indicator of Progress

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2015 | 12:28 PM

Two U.S. airlines made headlines on Wednesday; Dallas based-Southwest Airlines generated ink when it reported to the Federal Aviation Administration that it failed to do required...
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Evolution of Darwin From Thrill-Seeking to Thought-Provoking

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 2:50 PM

Its no secret; Australia is a country infested with things that will kill you. Or as humorist and Australiaphile Bill Bryson put it in his brilliant book, In a Sunburned Country, "If you are not stung or pronged to death in some unexpected manner, you may be fatally chomped by sharks or crocodiles."


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