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    Travelers would be more understanding of airline excuses if carriers were more understanding of ours

Travelers would be more understanding of airline excuses if carriers were more understanding of ours

Just when you think you've heard them all, the airlines come up with new and creative excuses. United came up with several this month.

Amtrak rail cars need safety upgrades

Amtrak is installing automatic train control throughout the Northeast Corridor, but Ned Levi questions if that improvement is enough, while identifying and discussing rail car safety issues.

Railroad passenger safety tips to survive accidents

Amtrak train 188 derailed in Philadelphia last week, killing 8 and injuring more than 150. Ned Levi discusses what rail passengers can do to increase their survivability in case they're involved in a train accident.

Pet peeves and habits behind the wheel

Expedia's 2015 Road Rage Report highlights drivers' pet peeves from texters and tailgaters to irritating passengers from back-seat drivers to shoe-removers.

High-beam on headlight limitations

AAA tested halogen, high intensity discharge (HID) and light emitting diode (LED) headlights. Some fail to safely illuminate unlit roadways at speeds as low as 40 mph.

Are seat surcharges contributing to flight delays?

Some carriers open seats for online check-in 24 hours prior the flight. Others sell them up until the last minute. The result — check-in crowds and delays at boarding.
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    Current cruise ship visitations to Venice likely unsustainable?

Current cruise ship visitations to Venice likely unsustainable?

Venice is one of the world's most popular cruise destinations. Ned Levi examines the effects of mega-ships that appear to be making this tourism unsustainable.

How to get the most out of Amtrak travel

Planning your first intercity train trip (or your first in a long time)? Or, ride trains infrequently and want to know how to get a better deal? Here are a few pointers from an Amtrak veteran.
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    You’ll never get that mileage upgrade! Here are six reasons why

You’ll never get that mileage upgrade! Here are six reasons why

When it comes to frequent flier upgrades, advance planning can matter relatively little and satus alone doesn't mean as much as it once did. Not surprisingly, the changes are about money.

Feeling squeezed in your airplane’s economy seating?

Airlines are squeezing more rows into the economy class cabin of their aircraft, reducing seat pitch and legroom. Ned Levi looks at seating challenges for economy passengers.