Ned Levi discusses the serious problem of the long delays passengers are enduring at US international airport entry points at Customs and Border Protection, this year, and how to shorten wait time for Customs via Global Entry and even the Model Ports program if you have a tight connection you might miss.
United is betting that both improving and reducing the number of premium seats will increase the number of people who will actually pay for those seats.
TSA has proposed permitting air travelers to bring pocket knives, hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks, ski poles and other previously banned items into aircraft cabins. Aviation and law enforcement officials, and members of the flying public are loudly complaining almost solely about pocket knives. Ned Levi examines potential problems with the new policy which few are discussing.
Delta CEO asks TSA to reconsider new knife rules, TSA agent smuggled fake bomb past security checkpoints at Newark, airports may be able to keep towers open
Passenger gets on Atlanta tarmac, MGM plans Vegas Strip arena, Boeing 787 battery passes tests
A Quantum leap forward with new cruise ships, Delta Air Lines approved by DOT for Seattle-Tokyo route, JetBlue shares its love with NYC contest
For many airline travelers, this would have been a big change with little fanfare. Delta Air Lines announced in October that starting January 15, 2013 they would no longer transfer bags for passengers to another airline if the trip was not all on one ticket, even when it involved their Skyteam partners.
A photographer asked Ned Levi for help after Delta Airlines forced him to check his photographic gear carry-on because the overhead bins were full. His bag arrived with more than $10K of missing and damaged gear. While after writing to Delta’s CEO, the photographer was able to obtain reimbursement for his missing and damaged gear, travelers can’t count on being that fortuitous, and should follow Ned’s basic rules of thumb for flying with valuables and breakables.
As you board an airplane, a flight attendant tells you to check your carry-on because there’s no room left on the plane. The carry-on bag has expensive and breakable gear in it. When you retrieve your checked carry-on items are missing and broken. Ned Levi discusses the problem and how you can prevent it.