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For Scott Mayerowitz's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Carriers symbolize nations' hopes or reflect countries' shame

Jul 20, 2014

Carriers symbolize nations' hopes or reflect countries' shame

The jetliner is much more than a machine used to get from one spot to another. It often carries deep symbolism, especially when flying for a national airline. It can represent hope, modernity and a country’s power. And when things go wrong, that once ...

Amazon drone delivery sparks fear over safety

Dec 14, 2013

Amazon drone delivery sparks fear over safety

Critics have lined up to flay Amazon after its CEO unveiled plans to get packages to customers within 30 minutes via a self-guided drone. Amazon says that it is working on the Prime Air unmanned aircraft project but that years will be needed to ...

Will airlines allow in-flight calls?

| Nov 24, 2013

Will airlines allow in-flight calls?

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) might be ready to permit cellphone calls in flight. But what about the airlines? Old concerns about electronics being a danger to airplane navigation have been debunked. And airlines could make some extra cash charging passengers to call a ...