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A dozen tips to combat back pain while flying

Back pain is one of the most common ailments for all adults, and it's particularly problematic for air travelers, especially in economy seating. Ned Levi has a dozen suggestions to help you reduce the problem of inflight back pain.
By |September 15th, 2014|Getting there|0 Comments|
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    TSA’s “explosive trace detection” needs a dramatic overhaul

TSA’s “explosive trace detection” needs a dramatic overhaul

TSA's "explosive trace detection" is recording far too many false positives causing air travelers to go through significant extra security. Ned Levi discusses the problem.
By |September 8th, 2014|Getting there|0 Comments|

United Airlines’ very sneaky “validation” surcharge

These days, airline passengers have to feel like they can hardly sneeze without getting hit with an airline surcharge. Now, United has a new sneaky fee.
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    To recline or not recline, that is the question while inflight

To recline or not recline, that is the question while inflight

On Sunday a week ago, a battle broke out in the Economy Plus section of United Airlines flight 1462. A male passenger used a device on the seat in front of him preventing its female passenger. Tempers flared and the captain diverted the flight to Chicago. Ned Levi discusses the incident and the issues of seat recline in economy.
By |September 1st, 2014|Getting there|0 Comments|

Knee Defender airline battle — who do you think is right?

Who has more right to the space? The woman who wanted to recline? Or, the businessman who wanted to have room to work?

12 tips for a great hotel night’s sleep

Many travelers find their hotel is not as good as expected and not the easiest to get to sleep, and stay asleep. I've endured so poor hotel rooms in the past myself. Here are my top 12 tips to create a good hotel room sleep environment.
By |August 25th, 2014|Getting there|0 Comments|
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    Do airline change-fee policies encourage travelers to no-show?

Do airline change-fee policies encourage travelers to no-show?

Airlines don't like no-shows. But, unreasonable change fees seem to encourage passengers to stick it to the airlines. Why keep the current system?

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."
By |August 18th, 2014|Getting there|0 Comments|
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    Best buzzword for luxury hotel deals? It may be “consortium”

Best buzzword for luxury hotel deals? It may be “consortium”

Sometimes last-minute hotel deals can be a bigger deal if booked through a travel agent with connections and a consortium.

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|