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    New carry-on size limits causing problems for some air travelers this summer

New carry-on size limits causing problems for some air travelers this summer

A friend of mine found out about United's new carry-on size limits the hard way. He had to run back to the ticket counter to check it in because it was too wide.

Why don’t airlines enforce their carry-on baggage rules?

You’re used to seeing Ned Levi’s column here on Monday, but today it gets a new name: Getting Around. Ned will explore the rules, regulations and policies that make travel better — and worse — and will offer his expert insights into having a better trip.

What we’re reading: Airport security spending, Vegas buffets, faster airline boarding?

Are airports spending too much on security? Vegas buffets for every budget, is faster airline boarding possible?

French airport security at Charles De Gaulle: incompetent, unprofessional, irrational

Ned Levi reports on the serious problems of airport security in Paris' Charles De Gaulle Airport, Discussed are the difficulties of CDG Terminal 1's security location, problems with their equipment, and serious problems with with their procedures and methodology.
By |August 19th, 2013|Columns|11 Comments|

Lessons learned about “ultra-cheap” airlines now charging for carry-ons

When Frontier Airlines announced they would begin charging for carry-on luggage this summer, Ned Levi's curiosity was piqued and he decided to look into flying the "ultra-cheap" airlines, Frontier and Spirit, and compare them to US Airways, the dominant airline at his home airport. Take a look at how the comparison worked out.

6 carry-on flight essentials for comfort, delays and problems

After encountering an aborted take-off recently, requiring a rebooked fight and a long delay, Ned Levi talked with fellow frequent fliers about what essentials they take into the cabin in their carry-ons for in-flight comfort and to counter delays and problems. Ned discusses those six essentials in this week's column.
By |April 8th, 2013|Columns|4 Comments|

Pocket knives, golf clubs, hockey sticks and TSA: Another viewpoint

TSA has proposed permitting air travelers to bring pocket knives, hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks, ski poles and other previously banned items into aircraft cabins. Aviation and law enforcement officials, and members of the flying public are loudly complaining almost solely about pocket knives. Ned Levi examines potential problems with the new policy which few are discussing.
By |March 18th, 2013|Columns|8 Comments|

10 tips for retrieving your luggage at baggage claim

At some airports, theft of luggage from baggage claim areas is literally out of control. Ned Levi has his top 10 tips to help you to successfully retrieve your luggage at baggage claim and prevent thieves from ruining your journey.
By |March 11th, 2013|Columns|14 Comments|

What you shouldn’t pack in your checked luggage when flying

Many have heard horror stories about delayed, lost, stolen, missing or damaged checked luggage. Unfortunately, too many travelers exacerbate their checked luggage loss by packing the wrong items in them. Ned Levi discusses what not to pack in your checked luggage. when flying, and why,
By |March 4th, 2013|Columns|20 Comments|

How business travelers can dump their laptops for an iPad

Many business travelers are using iPads for entertainment, touring, and some communication when away from home. Many are now trying to decide if they can leave their business laptops at home while traveling and instead use their iPads for work. Ned Levi examines whether or not that's possible for business travelers, and what hardware and software they might need to accomplish the transition.
By |February 11th, 2013|Columns|4 Comments|