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Christine Negroni
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Christine Negroni's reporting appears in The New York Times and on ABC News as well as in many other publications. 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. She is presently writing about the Malaysia Flight 370 mystery for Penguin Books.

Entries by Christine Negroni

United Flight Attendants Fired for Security Concerns on Trans Pacific Flight

(1) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 5:09 PM

OSHA photo of the graffiti
How long does it take to undo years of effort to improve the...
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Tourists Cross a Cartoon Divide at Kyoto Manga Museum

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 9:29 AM

With the Academy Award nominations for the films of 2014 about to be revealed, now is the time to go back to the 2013 near-win of The Wind Rises, the latest and probably last project of Japanese film director, artist and animator, Hayao Miyazaki.

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Agonizing and Awe-Inspiring; Another Year in Aviation Flies By

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2014 | 5:57 PM

Bookending the aviation news for the year 2014 is the Dreamliner battery; the sizzling lithium ion-flavored power source that I suggested in January was already being reviewed by the eggheads and pocket protector-wearing engineers at Boeing. The end of the year arrives and the Japan Transport Safety Board...

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Timing Is Right to Remember Wright Brothers as Symbols of Perseverance

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 5:46 PM

Now. While we are celebrating the Wright Brothers historic flight 111 years ago, let me tell you the story of...
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Nautical Stripes Help Puerto Rican Culture Sail Off the Island

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 2:25 PM

While viewing the fantastic and seemingly-endless Jean Paul Gaultier special exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia in October; my mind traveled back to Puerto Rico.

My father's side of the family is from Borinquin and over the years, I have visited there many times....

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Dreamliner Battery Still Not Safe Enough, NTSB Report Says

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2014 | 10:13 AM

Firefighters at Logan Airport NTSB photo
How many ways did the company producing the lithium ion...
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Cattle to Coddle Class; Tips from JetBlue, Turkish and Others

(1) Comments | Posted November 28, 2014 | 4:15 PM

My friend enjoyed first class treatment on Thai
I don't often sit outside of the economy cabin when...
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Hawaiian Weapons in Battle for Market Share; Seaweed and Ukulele Charm

(1) Comments | Posted November 5, 2014 | 9:34 PM

When I peeled back the foil on my in flight meal somewhere over the Pacific between Tokyo and Honolulu, I was not thrilled to discover a thin sheet of seaweed, a rectangular wad of rice and a chunky slice of spam. "This can't be a traditional Hawaiian dish," I harrumphed....

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Readin' Researchin' Writin' and the Tools to Make it Happen

(0) Comments | Posted October 3, 2014 | 10:56 PM

Last month at the invitation of Nils Haupt, Lufthansa's former head of North American PR, I spoke to a small group of aviation and business writers about the book I have been contracted to write about the disappearance of MH 370...

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Australian Adventurer Illustrates Flying's Glorious Contradictions

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 9:28 AM

I spend so much time writing about the safety and economics of aviation every now and then its good to go back and remember that flying was pioneered...
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Ryanair Bad Boy Michael O'Leary Gets Christmas Gift from Boeing

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 2:47 PM

An Irish friend of mine told me many years ago to think twice before dismissing Michael O'Leary, the face and chief executive of Europe's largest low-cost carrier, Ryanair.  At the...
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Aviation's Effort to Combat Laser Attacks #Ineffective #Insane

(1) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 7:02 PM

No less a brainiac than Albert Einstein could have weighed in on the phenomenally ineffective efforts of American aviation and law enforcement to combat laser attacks on airplanes. The German physicist defined insanity as "doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."

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Delta to Let Four 747s Fly Out of the Fleet

(53) Comments | Posted August 1, 2014 | 6:13 PM


In a startling change of plans, Delta Air Lines today confirmed that it will retire four of its Boeing 747s beginning in September. Employees were notified in a memo penned by Glen Hauenstein the airline's chief revenue officer. Hauenstein...

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Vacations Just Like Home, Only Better

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 6:05 PM

Some travel is a lot of work, and I don't mean that in a negative way. Having just returned from a five week round-the-world trip that was 90 percent business and involved a lot-of-on-the fly booking of transportation and accommodations, I arrived home exhausted. Times like this are when I crave the vacation that's...

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A Century Later the Same Old Thrill

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 7:56 PM

The first time I flew in an airplane, I was six. It was an Eastern Airlines flight from Miami to Newark, probably in a DC-8, but I can't say for sure. I do remember that a flight attendant strung a cardboard bib in the shape of...

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Traveling Au Naturale From Icelandic Hot Tubs to British Baths

(2) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 2:02 PM

There's nothing original about our present-day affection for the spa. People have been enjoying a communal soak for millenia, and nowhere is that more clear than at the bath so famous England named a town for it.

While the Celts apparently discovered the...

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Bath Botanical - A Garden of Sensory Delights

(0) Comments | Posted June 1, 2014 | 6:47 AM

My dear friend from England and former neighbor, Marion Mapstone once told me the most important thing to know about gardening is not to be afraid to pull up, clip back and move things around. Her simple guidance didn't turn me into a master gardener but I am no longer...

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Bumps Not Unexpected En Route to First Ever Star Alliance Terminal

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 7:49 PM

Writing from London -- When I arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport earlier this week for my United Airlines flight to London, the check in agent had bad news; while a reservation appeared in her system, the ticket processed by...
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Dreamliner's Dramatic Life Mimics Woody Allen's Art

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 3:19 PM

In the Woody Allen movie, Annie Hall, an estranged couple is seen in separate visits to their therapists answering the question; "How often do the two of you have sex?"

"Aways," the woman says, "three times a week." 

"Never," the man says, "three times a week."

When it comes to...

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Etihad Finds a Seat Between Prudent and Audacious

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 1:37 PM

When I told my friend the other day that I'd be traveling on Etihad she asked, "What's that?" In the United States, the 10-year old airline is not a household name. And though I am more than tired of writing stories about the mad rush by airlines --...

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