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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|

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|

6 tablet benefits (and 4 shortcomings) for travelers vis-à-vis laptops

With tablet mobile devices being used more and more by travelers, Ned Levi examines whether or not they can replace the laptop computer as the primary computing device for travelers, or if for some travelers, the transition to a tablet will have to wait.
By |August 27th, 2012|Columns|8 Comments|

Sunday musings: World’s tallest building, seat space vs. in-flight entertainment, mobile payments

These are some articles to make you think. By prefabricating sections of a building a Chinese construction company is planning to raise the tallest building in the world in only 90 days. Though passengers are asking for more space, airlines are packing in more travelers and providing more entertainment. Finally, get ready for mobile (cell phone) payments coming to a story near you.

Choosing a cellphone headset for travelers

Last week Ned Levi discussed risks which come with traveler cellphone use, which headsets may overcome, as well as practical entertainment and touring uses for cellphone headsets for travelers. This week Ned discusses choosing a cellphone headset for travelers.
By |June 20th, 2011|Columns|3 Comments|

Should travelers purchase a headset for their cellphone?

Ned Levi examines why travelers should consider the purchase of a headset for their cellphone, including to mitigate health risks, problems of using cellphones while driving, and to permit the use of cellphones for entertainment and touring when the use of cellphones could unfairly disturb others.
By |June 13th, 2011|Columns|6 Comments|

What we’re reading: Entertainment on the high seas, best Alaskan eateries, TSA: increase security fees

Entertainment on the high seas, best 10 Alaskan eateries, TSA wants an increase in security fees

Gotta “luv” it! Singing Southwest Airlines flight attendants: the collection

Some airlines still know how to make the flying experience as enjoyable as possible. Southwest is probably the king of the industry when it comes to making passengers feel like they got a good deal and doing their best to make everyone feel good about flying with them. And sometimes they sing.
By |March 18th, 2009|Today|6 Comments|

Hungry? Thirsty? Bored? Welcome aboard

We're already used to going hungry on domestic flights. Now get ready to add "thirsty" and "bored" to the list.
By |July 14th, 2008|Today|4 Comments|

Top 3 things to do aboard ships

Anita Dunham-PotterCruise entertainment used to come down to three things: bingo, shuffleboard and shtick entertainment. Today, cruise lines are going all-out to entice younger, more adventurous and curious travelers to their ships by upgrading their shipboard activities and entertainment offerings. Anita Dunham-Potter suggests three better things to do with your time on your next cruise.