Beginning sometime in 2016, TSA is expected to require Real ID compliant driver’s licenses or other compliant IDs to board US domestic commercial flights, which many air travelers don’t possess. Ned Levi explores the problem and what to do if your state doesn’t comply.
If you fly enough, delays and cancellations are inevitable. Ned Levi has suggestions on how to cope with them.
Ned Levi discusses the implications of airlines cramming in more seats into the economy cabin, using new seat designs, questionable airline seat maintenance and deficient cabin servicing performance due to shrinking times allotted between flights.
Long-haul flights can be very difficult if you’re not prepared for them and take care of yourself while aloft. Ned Levi has 10 tips for coping when you fly for 10+ hours.
Beware, while your passport may have a valid expiration date date by the time you return from your next international trip, the country you’re visiting still may not accept it.
Last week Ned Levi discussed preventing you luggage from being lost, missing or stolen. This week Ned discusses what to do if, despite your efforts, you bags and their contents are missing or damaged.
US airlines mishandle more than 2 million checked bags annually. Ned has a dozen tips for air travelers to prevent their checked luggage from being lost, missing, stolen or delayed.
Ned Levi has a list of his 15 essentials for you to pack in your carry-ons when you fly. He takes a look at everything he finds important from eye masks and wipes to a tablet and battery backups.
Ned Levi examines the state of installing “positive train control” systems to the US’ railroads and find they are far behind the Congressional deadline of December 31, 2015 and has suggestion to ensure PTC is installed as soon as possible.
Drones came within 100 feet of two commercial flights at JFK airport on the same day last week. Drones are getting too close to planes too often. It’s time for Congress and the FAA to seriously address the problem with a new vision for US airspace.