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Christine Negroni's reporting appears in The New York Times and many other publications. She has worked as a network television correspondent for CBS News and CNN. She is also a published author. Her book, Deadly Departure, on the crash of TWA Flight 800, was a New York Times Notable Book.

Entries by Christine Negroni

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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Tasting the Wine From the Wheels of a Bike in Sonoma

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 6:37 PM


Don't ask me how, but the more wine I had, the more furious I pedaled until by the end of our 20 mile tour of the vineyards of Healdsburg, California, I think I burned off all the calories consumed at the...

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Romeo Romances the Traveler With Music

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 2:42 PM

If I had I my way, I never would have met Romeo Farrington and that would have certainly been my loss. His daughter Esprit was the one who picked me up from the airport in Nassau, drove me to dinner and then back to my hotel for the...

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Marriage of the Minds at Airport Anniversary Stay

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2013 | 2:55 PM


When an aviation geek says, "Let's go somewhere where we can watch airplanes take off all day", and the non aviation geek partner says, "Yeah, let's do that", the couple is probably headed to theHangar Hotel at Gillespie County...

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Passing Affection for a Car, in the Autumn of My Life

(0) Comments | Posted November 15, 2013 | 2:41 PM


Last week a tow truck pulled up to my house, loaded a 1974 Jensen-Healey sports car on the bed and left. Pulling out of my driveway the autumn leaves swirled a bit before settling back on the street. Seasons come and seasons go...

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Getaways Without Leaving Home

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 9:09 AM

I know summer is over. I know talking about vacation is out of season. But the arrival of fall prompts me to go over some of the things I've done this past year that made me feel far away without leaving home.

Took a class

In the middle of a...

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On Electronic Devices on Planes, Facts A Minor Factor

(6) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 5:54 PM

The Twitter message from New York Times editor Damon Darlin came minutes after the Federal Aviation Administration began a news conference announcing a change in policy on electronic devices on airplanes. Darlin pinned the credit for switch to a Times reporter. "And thank you Nick Bilton,"...

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Train Trip Through Canada Offers Changing Views of Time

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2013 | 1:50 PM


One does not decide to spend four days on a trip that can be accomplished in 5 hours by air without some weighing of the pros and cons. On the upside, taking the VIA Rail train from Vancouver to Toronto would give...

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