Ned Levi discusses the concept of banning carry-ons and the ramifications it might impose on air travelers. He examines the complex issues which could make banning carry-ons an impossible task for airlines.
I’ve been traveling constantly throughout the last month, spending time in Europe and Africa. During that time, I’ve passed through a number of airports and came in contact with airport security procedures and security officials considerably unlike those which we find in the US at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) checkpoints. For years I’ve heard complaints […]
US citizens and residents generally use their state driver’s licenses or state issued non-drivers IDs to board US domestic commercial airline flights. Looming in the near future for air travelers is the Real ID Act of 2005. The law sets requirements for ID cards accepted by the federal government for “official purposes,” including state driver’s […]
If you fly enough, eventually you’ll be scheduled on a delayed or canceled flight. Last year, more than 766,000 flights (~22 percent) in the US were delayed (arrived or departed the gate 15 minutes or more late), while more than 98,000 flights (~2.9 percent) were canceled. About one-third of cancellations occur due to maintenance or […]
Why does air travel make people so grumpy? With so many other parts of society deteriorating, why are airlines singled out more than restaurants, hotels or even buses? I think it has to do with lack of any control or effective way to complain. Others claim that because airlines used to be glamorous people expect […]
Flying for 10+ hours, staying seated most of the time, especially in a dry, pressurized cabin and having little to do, is boring and can make travelers’ bodies ache. Without preparation and taking care of yourself during the flight, air travelers can arrive at their destinations exhausted, hungry and disheveled. Here are ten tips to […]
Last week, I wrote about air travelers preventing their checked luggage from being lost, missing, stolen or delayed. Unfortunately, while my suggestions can help, in the world of travel, nothing’s a sure thing. I’ve experienced delayed luggage myself, more than once. A number of years ago, my wife and I purchased a Mediterranean cruise. We flew […]
US airlines mishandle more than 2 million checked bags annually. Ned has a dozen tips for air travelers to prevent their checked luggage from being lost, missing, stolen or delayed.
Ned Levi has a list of his 15 essentials for you to pack in your carry-ons when you fly. He takes a look at everything he finds important from eye masks and wipes to a tablet and battery backups.
Airbnb changed the hotel industry. Uber changed ground transportation. So why can’t the same change happen for air travel?