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    Delta loses dog, New JFK international arrivals hall, UA adds iPads at Newark

Delta loses dog, New JFK international arrivals hall, UA adds iPads at Newark

Delta loses dog at Los Angeles airport, International arrivals hall opens at JFK, United Airlines adds iPads at Newark

US judge dismisses challenge to suspicionless laptop searches at the border

Judge Edward Korman dismissed the ACLU suit, Abidor v. Napolitano, allowing the US Customs and Border Protection program of random border searches and seizures of electronic devices to continue with no requirement of warrants, probable cause, or reasonable suspicion. Ned Levi discusses the CPB program, court rulings which have affected it, and advice for international travelers entering the US.
By |January 6th, 2014|Columns|4 Comments|

Court has ruled some Customs Border Protection searches and confiscations illegal

The Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, has made a new ruling concerning searches and seizures of passenger belongings at the border of the US, stating that CBP agents need to recognize there is an expectation of privacy and can't do a search without a reason. Ned Levi discusses the new ruling and what its effect might be for international travelers.
By |September 16th, 2013|Columns|3 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|5 Comments|

What we’re reading: iPads in Delta cockpits, healthiest airport food, viral mistaken identity

Delta wants to use iPads on flight deck, airports with the healthiest food, case of mistaken identity gone viral

Weekend what we’re reading: iPad decompression tests, rental car consolidation, Top 10 airports that spread disease

This weekend we see iPad testing for decompression, take a look at rental car consolidation and what it means for consumers and businesses, and list the 10 airports most likely to spread disease.
By |November 24th, 2012|Today|3 Comments|

What we’re reading: Run on the runway at LaGuardia, iPads OK’ed for cockpits, TSA running out of security lane room

Run on the runway at LaGuardia, American pilots gets OK from FAA for iPads in cockpits, TSA running out of room for security lanes
By |September 12th, 2012|Today|1 Comment|

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|

Ned’s summer 2012 top 10 tech accessory gear list

In this "Tech Travel Age" many business and leisure travelers bring along multiple electric and electronic devices on their sojourns. Tech accessories can enhance the use and enjoyment of these devices. Ned Levi offers his summer, 2012 top ten list of accessories for the electric and electronic devices used by travelers while away from home.
By |June 25th, 2012|Columns|8 Comments|

What’s the future for US airline inflight entertainment?

Ned Levi has taken his crystal ball out from from storage and has looked at the future of airline inflight entertainment. With satellite based inflight Internet access and new online entertainment options becoming available for air travelers now, Ned believes the landscape of inflight entertainment will be changing to a more "personal" experience.
By |April 9th, 2012|Columns|7 Comments|