New Hilton announces new brand, WiFi added to stations in NY subway system, airport food trucks make an appearance at Portland airport.
Marriott's Gaylord Opryland was caught blocking WiFi hotspots to force guests on to their expensive network. Ned Levi asks if that should be allowed.
Consumers should understand that the dangers associated with using wireless hotspot are paramount.
Where did tipping come from? Bicycle seats on airplanes are coming. Fastest airport wireless connections.
Why is it that economy hotels have free in-room Internet access and luxury hotels charge for the service?
When traveling in Europe and elsewhere, don't take getting a good wireless signal for granted.
We've been reading a lot about the FCC possibly lifting their ban on inflight cellular services. Ned Levi has written about the prospect of lifting the ban in past columns. In this column Ned has an update about the FCC's position on the ban, and data from a recent survey released by the FAA concerning European inflight cellphone use.
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.
Train travel is an important mode of travel for many traveling the world, including in the US. Amtrak is the nation's largest rail system and carries more than 30 million passengers each year. Ned Levi discusses Amtrak and an important and essential change in their New York Penn Station boarding process which should be implemented immediately.
That's the several million dollar question these days. Airlines are convinced that passengers want WiFi even though the usage rates are far lower than predicted. The Internet providers served up analysis that claimed 70 percent of passengers would log into the Web. But, history is showing far less — more in the 20 percent range.