10 annoying airplane passenger peeves

Flying is stressful enough without thoughtless passengers making the flight worse while aloft. Ned Levi discusses his top 10 annoying airplane peeves
By |October 27th, 2014|Getting there|0 Comments|

10 annoying airport traveler peeves

Air travel is already stressful enough without other travelers adding to it. Here are Ned Levi's top 10 annoying airport peeves.
By |October 20th, 2014|Getting there|0 Comments|

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|

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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    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.

5 rules for packing checked luggage defensively

Many air travelers think there’s nothing worse than having arrived at their destination airport, waiting at the baggage carousel while everyone else picks up their luggage, only to find their bag was lost, ripped or torn; or, when they open their baggage in their hotel, find broken or missing items.

Large numbers of non-members in TSA Precheck lines reveal TSA humbug

Unscreened, unvetted, members of the general air traveling public are regularly being shunted into the under utilized TSA Precheck lines at airport security checkpoints. Ned Levi discusses what this means about US airport security, and what issues it infers.
By |April 21st, 2014|Columns|0 Comments|

An update: cellular service on planes, yea or nay

We've been reading a lot about the FCC possibly lifting their ban on inflight cellular services. Ned Levi has written about the prospect of lifting the ban in past columns. In this column Ned has an update about the FCC's position on the ban, and data from a recent survey released by the FAA concerning European inflight cellphone use.
By |December 16th, 2013|Columns|0 Comments|

FAA finally permits gate-to-gate PED use, but continues the phone call ban; whew!

The FAA will now permit the use of portable electronic devices (PEDs) from gate to gate, but is continuing their ban on using them for phone calls while inflight. Ned Levi discusses the new rules for PED use in depth, and the continued ban on passengers using their PEDs to make phone calls while flying.
By |November 4th, 2013|Columns|0 Comments|

Should the airlines eliminate seats that recline?

Some airline passengers take great exception to passengers in front of them, reclining their seat back, and are asking the airlines to eliminate seat recline. Sometimes, these passengers complain loudly while in flight and take other actions when they believe the passenger in front of them, has invaded their space. Ned Levi discusses the issues of airplane seat recline.
By |October 14th, 2013|Columns|0 Comments|