Is it illegal to use a camera on a commercial flight? No. But if you’re planning to fly soon, be wary of that urge to whip one out and photograph your plane cabin.
I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with video, and if you’re a regular reader of this site, maybe you have,
When is travel insurance worth the added expense? I outline a few instances when you should consider buying a policy in my new USA Today video segment. By the way, my weekly live broadcast is on hiatus until I can find a fast enough Internet connection to accommodate the bandwidth requirements.
I wanted to tell you a little bit about some of the exciting changes happening on this site.
Francisco Canseco took a stand when a TSA agent tried to give him an enhanced pat-down last spring.
If Jon Corbett’s viral video about how he outsmarted the TSA’s full-body scanners doesn’t end the controversial screening program, then it’s probably the beginning of the end. And when the agency charged with protecting America’s transportation systems unplugs the last scanner and wheels it out of the airport terminal, TSA will have to answer to the American taxpayers about its latest failure.
When the service is so awful that you feel like taking a swing at an employee, or falling to the ground and wailing, give yourself a little time-out and watch these videos.
A music video on a consumer advocacy website? What’s the world coming to?
There’s no shortage of videos on the Internet that make corporate America uncomfortable – from cheesy customer appreciations that cheapen their brand image to hidden-camera clips that just make them look silly.
I spend a fair amount of time criticizing companies for their anti-consumer behavior. And they usually deserve it.
Who ever said bad customer service isn’t funny?
An airline pilot who posted a series of videos online that exposed shortcomings in airport security has been punished by the Transportation Security Administration, which included a visit to his home by federal agents and sheriff’s deputies.
In one video, a little boy dances during a parade at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. In another, a young girl dressed as a princess embraces her father. And in a third, two women explore Cinderella Castle.
Bad customer service cuts both ways.
This was supposed to be a post about Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Disney World, which we attended on Friday evening. It was great fun, like last year, except that we stayed for the parade. The kids loved it.
Fasten your seatbelts, ladies and gentlemen. That “viral” video with flight attendants dancing to Lady Gaga? It’s a fake.
When it comes to bad customer service, seeing is believing.
Here’s a story that’s familiar to anyone traveling to and from Europe in the last week: Erupting volcano. Canceled flight. Nothing to do but hit the Internet for some help.
You may have noticed that the Transportation Security Administration, the agency charged with safeguarding America’s transportation systems, has a thing for video.
And now an update on an interview I published last week with United Airlines regarding the viral video controversy, United Breaks Guitars.
Allow me to vent for a minute. Online video may be the future of travel, but it is most certainly not the present.
Good thing YouTube isn’t losing as much money as everyone thought, because when it comes to posting your vacation videos online, you probably don’t want to waste your time anywhere else. But I’m getting a little ahead of myself.
One of the most popular cameras on the number one photo-sharing site isn’t a camera at all. It’s the Apple iPhone. I mention this for two reasons. First, because a new iPhone is being released June 19. And second, because it now includes a feature that promises to change the way we travel: a video camera.
I wanted to like the Canon Vixia HFS10. I really did. I own two Canon cameras — the mercurial Canon 1D Mark III and the forgiving Canon EOS 40D — but when it comes to video, I’ve always shot Sony. Still, the HFS10 looked like the ideal travel companion. It was compact, light, had a terrific lens and most important of all, it seemed easy to use. But looks can be a little deceiving.
Golf and pirates! Who can imagine a better combination? Not Aren, Iden or Erysse, who tried their hand at minigolf today.
Marilyn Parver never wanted to become a YouTube star. Neither did Iesha Walker. Their path to social media celebrity didn’t involve uploading an overproduced music video, clips of dancing comedians or laughing babies. They just took their video cameras on vacation.
Aren, Iden and Erysse Elliott spend a morning looking for Indian shell mounds and minding the alligators at Hontoon Island State Park, near DeLand, Fla.