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About Ned Levi

Ned S. Levi has traveled the world as an engineer and business executive. He is the founder of NSL Associates, a Tech Consulting company, and is a well known professional photographer specializing in travel and wildlife photography. Ned writes about photography in the NSL Travel Photography Blog.

10 tips for limiting the effects of jet lag

It really doesn't matter whether you're a “Road Warrior” or an infrequent leisure traveler. If you're flying across multiple time zones, you'll likely experience “jet lag” at your destination. Ned Levi has 10 tips for you to limit the effects of "jet lag."
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8 tips for sleeping well on long-distance night flights

Countless passengers never sleep while flying, even on long night flights. Unfortunately, by staying awake all night, whether through multiple time zones, or just one or two, fliers exacerbate their potential jet lag. Here are eight tips to help you sleep while flying.
By |August 11th, 2014|Getting there|0 Comments|
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    9/11 security fee structure disregards federal law, imposes new taxes

9/11 security fee structure disregards federal law, imposes new taxes

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.
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    Can fully automated self-serve passenger check-in systems make travel easier?

Can fully automated self-serve passenger check-in systems make travel easier?

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.

Bicycle safety when touring in US cities

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.
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    Are fatigued US air traffic controllers endangering air travelers?

Are fatigued US air traffic controllers endangering air travelers?

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.
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    New carry-on size limits causing problems for some air travelers this summer

New carry-on size limits causing problems for some air travelers this summer

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.

Shouldn’t Internet access be free at all hotels?

Why is it that economy hotels have free in-room Internet access and luxury hotels charge for the service?

Is it it time to ban smoking at casinos?

In my experience, smoke permeates every area in most every casino-hotel which permits any smoking in their casinos.
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    Are hotel towel “reuse” programs saving the environment — or the bottom line?

Are hotel towel “reuse” programs saving the environment — or the bottom line?

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.