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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.
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    Sunday musings: Ban one-way streets, Tittygrams, airlines and refugees

Sunday musings: Ban one-way streets, Tittygrams, airlines and refugees

How do one-way streets affect quality of life. Can messages scrawled on breasts enhance attention to a message? And, why are so many refugees dying while trying to sail from Africa to Euroope?
By |April 26th, 2015|Today|0 Comments|

Reviewing air travel security: FAA, passengers, TSA

Recently, there have been events through which we should evaluate air travel security, including TSA airport security.

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By |April 6th, 2015|Getting there|0 Comments|

Is maintenance failure endemic at Southwest Airlines?

Last week, Southwest Airlines confessed that they didn't comply with required FAA maintenance schedules. Ned Levi examines the issue and the FAA's poor enforcement.

Severe air turbulence at 30,000 feet

Severe air turbulence while flying can cause severe injuries to flight crew members and passengers alike. Learn about clear-air turbulence and what passengers can do to protect against its effects.
By |February 2nd, 2015|Getting there|4 Comments|

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|9 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|11 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|11 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|10 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|11 Comments|