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American Airlines AAdvantage Frequent Flier Program Rips Off Loyalty Members

American Airlines’ AAdvantage loyalty program, once considered amongst the best of its kind, was originally designed to attract frequent fliers by offering awards based on the number of miles they travel. Today, this is not the case. In fact, multiple recent changes make it clear that American Airlines is primarily concerned with maximizing their profit, [...]

Ford F-150 Pickup Dashboard Warping Without a Fix From Ford

THE PROBLEM IS MOSTLY IN FLORIDA, CALIFORNIA, AND ILLINOIS. Previously, I discussed Ford’s refusal to take personal responsibility and fix the numerous 2015-2018 F-150 pickup trucks with dashboard warps and splits. Dash warp may be caused by insufficient thickness of plastic parts, inferior plastic quality, and poor design, and Ford’s lack of acknowledgement of the [...]

What Action Can You Take Regarding the Shingles Vaccine Supply Shortage?

GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) shingles vaccine Shingrix has been deemed remarkably effective at preventing shingles in healthy adults 50 and older -- that is, if they are able to find a doctor who has it in stock.   Earlier this year, the two-dose Shingrix was released in the United States as a stronger shingles vaccine than the [...]

Law Enforcement: What Is Their Level of Responsibility in a Mass Shooting?

Recently, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that was filed against Orlando Police Department (OPD) officers by survivors and family members of the Pulse nightclub shooting, which took place in 2016. The plaintiffs claim that their civil liberties were violated when the armed OPD officer working security failed to enter the nightclub once the gunman [...]

Do Private Establishments and Public Venues Need Greater Security?

What is the responsibility of the proprietor public or private to protect and provide for the safety of its patrons?? Unfortunately, the awareness and reality of these crazy, tragic events is real and seems to be increasing. On November 2, a Tallahassee hot yoga studio was attacked when an armed man opened fire inside. The gunman [...]

Parents and Kids: Trick-or-Treat Safely this Halloween

Every parent wants to feel assured that their child is safe on Halloween. While horrifying headlines from years past talk of tampered-with candy or even razor blades in apples, the real danger to costumed kids awaits on the streets of their very own neighborhoods. In fact, Halloween is one of the top three days of [...]

Keep Kids Safe: What You Might Not Know About Car Seats

Unfortunately, there are far too many tragic news stories that involve young children in car seats. Over the summer, I discussed in another blog the shocking number of children who die when left in car seats on hot days in another blog. While this is often a tragic mistake on a parent’s part, children in [...]

Danger on Board: Are Cruise Lines Failing to Identify Safety Hazards?

Whether it’s the hazards of just moving about a ship that’s underway or it’s the adventurous new attractions that an increasing number of cruise lines are adding to their decks, funnels and superstructure, there are numerous unsafe situations passengers might find themselves in at any given time while on a cruise ship. Even if a [...]

Robocalls Bombard Florida Phone Owners at Record Levels

Illegal robocalls are reaching epidemic proportion in South Florida—the 305 and 854 area codes alone collectively rank fifth among the top 20 U.S. cities for volume of scam calls in August. Nationally, about 30.5 billion unwanted automated calls were made in 2017, up by 19 percent over the previous year. Worse still, predictions put the [...]