US Nationals can get home despite ID and passport theft

Despite having their ID’s and Passports lost or stolen US Nationals traveling domestically or internationally will still be able to fly home without too much hassle if they are prepared and follow straightforward procedures.

Vote on EU selfie ban set for Thursday

On July 6, the European Parliament will vote to possibly eliminate the “freedom of panorama” enjoyed by photographers in most of Europe. If passed it would require photographers to obtain permission to use building photos commercially, which even includes traveler selfies posted to Facebook.

IATA’s bogus motive to reduce size of carry-ons

IATA has proposed smaller limits for carry-on bags to ensure all air travelers will have space in planes’ overhead bins. Ned Levi examines the problem and the IATA solution. He concludes the guideline is about profit, not helping passengers.

TSA security test results: Replace humans with machines

TSA recently failed 96% of the Inspector General’s security checkpoint tests. Ned Levi examines DHS Secretary Johnson’s directives to improve TSA to determine if they address their systemic problems which caused the checkpoint test failures.

Debunking 6 air travel myths for new passengers

Later this month the northern hemisphere will usher in summer, heralded by the summer solstice. Of course, on that date, winter starts with the shortest day of the year in the southern hemisphere, but it will be summer up here and time for vacations. With the strength of the US dollar vs. the Euro, Europe […]

Amtrak rail cars need safety upgrades

As the National Transportation Board (NTSB) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) have learned more about the Amtrak Train 188 derailment, the FRA has already begun to require Amtrak make changes in its safety systems, but there appears to be other commonsense improvements Amtrak and FRA should at least consider implementing which can save many lives […]