FAA finally permits gate-to-gate PED use, but continues the phone call ban; whew!

The FAA will now permit the use of portable electronic devices (PEDs) from gate to gate, but is continuing their ban on using them for phone calls while inflight. Ned Levi discusses the new rules for PED use in depth, and the continued ban on passengers using their PEDs to make phone calls while flying.
By |November 4th, 2013|Columns|19 Comments|

Sunday musings: FAA tower closings posponed, movie complaint diversion, TSA and knives on planes

Questions to muse about: Should FAA towers be closed? When should complaining be considered extreme? Do you feel that TSA is endangering passengers with their new rules?
By |April 7th, 2013|Today|1 Comment|

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|

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|

10 tips and cautions when flying with children

It's summer. Families with children are flying. Ned Levi has some cautions and tips for parents to help make the experience of flying with their children a pleasant one for themselves and their fellow passengers.
By |June 14th, 2010|Columns|10 Comments|