You’re used to seeing Ned Levi’s column here on Monday, but today it gets a new name: Getting Around. Ned will explore the rules, regulations and policies that make travel better — and worse — and will offer his expert insights into having a better trip.
The new TSA security fee is a steep increase and likely not properly imposed by TSA based on its authorizing law. The new fees also appear to be mostly a deficit reduction tax imposed solely on air travelers under the guise of a fee.
Halifax Stanfield airport in Canada introduced the first fully automated airport-wide passenger and luggage check-in system in North America. Ned Levi explains how these systems work and discusses their potential for passengers.
Touring a city on a rental bicycle is great way to see its sights. In Europe bicycling is safe and easy. In the US, it's easy, but not as safe. Ned Levi discusses US bicycle safety issues.
Millions of lives depend on the work of air traffic controllers daily, yet according to the National Academy of Sciences, the FAA is failing to ensure the air traffic controllers aren't severely fatigued on the job, and unable to keep air passengers safe.
A friend of mine found out about United's new carry-on size limits the hard way. He had to run back to the ticket counter to check it in because it was too wide.
Why is it that economy hotels have free in-room Internet access and luxury hotels charge for the service?
In my experience, smoke permeates every area in most every casino-hotel which permits any smoking in their casinos.
Hotels trumpet how they want guests' help in conserving water by forgoing changing towels and sheets. I don't know about you, but I can't help but think it's nothing more than a euphemism for "Save Our Bottom Line" — at least for many hotels I've used.
The drinks didn't stop flowing. Two women sitting in front of me got very drunk, loud and abusive, making the flight awful. When deplaning, one even had to be helped to the terminal.