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Planes versus high speed trains in the US

Most people who fly in the economy section of US airlines are uncomfortable, unhappy about extra fees, and/or feel hassled at the airport. Ned Levi discusses why northeastern US travelers often choose America's only high speed rail, Acela, over flying.
By |January 12th, 2015|Getting there|0 Comments|
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    Infants on parents’ laps and other infant air travel safety issues

Infants on parents’ laps and other infant air travel safety issues

A new study of pediatric medical emergencies of children flying has brought to light more dangers for infants flying in their parents' laps.
By |November 24th, 2014|Getting there|0 Comments|
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    Top 15 tips for surviving economy class travel on long distance flights

Top 15 tips for surviving economy class travel on long distance flights

Travel isn't easy and long distance flying in economy can be especially hard. Here are 15 tips to survive a long flight in economy.
By |November 10th, 2014|Getting there|0 Comments|

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|