Boeing Reports Small Cracks in Wings Manufactured For 787s Not Yet In Service

Boeing has disclosed that the manufacturer of the 787 Dreamliner wings, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, reported very small cracks in some wings that have already been delivered and some that are still in production. As it stands now, this doesn’t seem to be an issue that exists on any Dreamliners already delivered.  Mitsubishi Heavy reported this to Boeing and Boeing discovered some issues on planes in production. They’re predicting up to 2 weeks to fix each affected jet.  The cause of the cracks isn’t a huge surprise to me.  Metal fasteners […]

3 Free Months of Expedited Security And CLEAR coming to DFW

I received notification that CLEAR is now active at DFW airport.  While it’s a small list, it now includes DEN, MCO, SFO and DFW. I wrote about the benefits of both CLEAR and TSA Pre-Check recently, and I still think both have their own value as we figure out who will ultimately be the winners and losers here. Included in the notification I received today was a link for non-members to get a free 3-month trial of the service.  That strikes me as a pretty low-risk proposition unless you don’t […]