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Don’t make financial mistakes which can ruin your vacation, part 1

April arrives later this week. Summer vacations start just a few months from now. Many are actively investigating summer vacation plans, while others are finalizing their travel plans. There are, of course, many ways to lower one’s costs of vacation and increase their enjoyment too, but there are also many important measures vacationers can and […]


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.


Inexpensive, but valuable travel reading

Most of us carry our own collection of books and magazines, however sometimes we need to buy something new at the airport. Some airport bookstores are better than others when it comes to bestsellers, but my suggestion for a particularly inexpensive reading option is the local newspaper.


With newspapers dying, who will keep an eye on the travel industry?

Two stories caught my eye this weekend: one about the closing of the Rocky Mountain News and another about the death of a House resolution calling for an ethics committee inquiry into the relationship between campaign contributions and earmarks. Newspapers, once the guardian and voice of the public, are dying. Who will keep an eye the travel industry?