Philadelphia International Airport

Now that the bankruptcy judge has approved the merger of American Airlines and US Airways, the last hurdle is gone and shortly the two airlines will merge. Ned Levi examines who the winners and losers are as the merger is completed.

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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.

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When Frontier Airlines announced they would begin charging for carry-on luggage this summer, Ned Levi’s curiosity was piqued and he decided to look into flying the “ultra-cheap” airlines, Frontier and Spirit, and compare them to US Airways, the dominant airline at his home airport. Take a look at how the comparison worked out.

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Ned Levi examines the TSA airport security area, both physically and operationally and has suggestions for its redesign to make it work more efficiently and minimize passenger hassles, angst, and the potential for theft of passenger belongings. Ned suggests TSA adopt a two prong “gate system” to accomplish this.

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US Airways opposes Philadelphia airport expansion, Las Vegas resort fee guide, hotel companies launch reservation site

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After the recent emergency landing by a US Airways Express flight at Philadelphia International Airport, air passengers are wondering what they can do to improve their survival chances. Ned Levi discusses what steps air passengers should take to ensure they are prepared to deal with an airplane emergency.

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Ned Levi has found an unknown gem of the natural world right in the 6th largest city in the US. Just a mile from the Philadelphia International Airport, travelers can find more than 300 bird species, many other animals, butterflies and wildflowers in the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum.

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Ned Levi examines the major issues people should consider before entering full body scanners at TSA security in airports: privacy, safety, efficiency, and do they actually make us more security. In the article Ned comes to a surprising conclusion.

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The 85-year-old South Street Bridge, a major interchange of the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76), and a gateway to West Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania, and the Fitler and Rittenhouse Square areas of Center City Philadelphia was closed this week. It will take up to two years to replace.

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And the winner of best airport food goes to … Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). At least that’s the verdict of The Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), which just awarded Best Food and Beverage Program to the Philadelphia Marketplace at PHL.

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