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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

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

(95) 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

(2) 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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Airlines Shift Security Costs to Passengers With Government Help

(0) Comments | Posted February 16, 2015 | 10:55 AM

Airlines got a $373 million dollar gift from the government when it eliminated the Aviation Security Infrastructure Fee last year. What with the slide in fuel...
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Riding the Rails Proves There Are No Strangers on a Train

(1) Comments | Posted February 9, 2015 | 11:25 AM

The sound of raucous conversation greeted us when the double saloon-style doors opened to the Gold class lounge on Australia's famed long distance train, The Ghan. My sister Lee and I were late in arriving for the departure cocktail party because we'd stopped first to check out the...

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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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