weather

Winter weather is upon the US, especially in the South and Northeast. Frigid temperatures, snow, ice, and sleet have caused canceled flights and shutdown roads. Many accidents and huge vehicle pileups on US highways have increased. Ned Levi has a dozen tips for travelers taking to the road in winter to consider when renting a car.

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It’s the time of year when the travel industry likes to play the weather card. Couldn’t check into your hotel? Blame it on that distant tornado. Flight canceled? It’s the hurricane’s fault, even though it’s hundreds of miles away. A big repair bill for your rental car? Thank last week’s hailstorm. Usually, the weather — […]

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New lounge for JetBlue at JFK, guaranteed travel weather may be possible, United delays Denver-Tokyo flight because of 787 problems

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A few minutes after Michele Loftin’s recent commuter flight from Sacramento to San Francisco pushed back from the gate, it made an abrupt U-turn and returned to the terminal. A United Airlines crew member told passengers that the aircraft’s de-icer test had failed, and the airline eventually canceled the flight.

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The US National Park Service (NPS) is under growing pressure to provide WIFI and cellular services for park visitors, at least, in the developed areas of the national parks, roads, and trailheads. Ned Levi discusses the pros and cons of the NPS installing these services.

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15 travel emergency kit basics

by Ned Levi on November 5, 2012

Superstorm Sandy stranded countless travelers in the northeastern area of the US, which points to the need for all travelers to have an emergency kit. Ned Levi has information for you to create an emergency kit for travelers with his list of his top 15 traveler emergency kit basics.

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Ned Levi examines Southwest Airlines unaccompanied minor policies and actions, in light of the problems of Chloe Boyce, who was flying on their airline from Nashville to New York. Chloe, a 9 year old was inexplicably taken off her flight in Baltimore and rebooked on a later flight without notifying her mother or anyone else in her family.

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Cruise ship packing has a lot to do with what clothes you’ll need for the cruise and your excursions off the ship, but there are many other issues which significantly affect what you pack and how you pack it. Ned Levi examines many of the issues which affects packing for cruises and offers his top 7 cruise packing tips.

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You’re at the airport and ticketed. You’ve gone through security and your flight has been announced. What could cause you not to board or to bail?

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Flights grounded in Europe because of snow and ice, value-added cruises with shore excursions included, Vegas’ neon boneyard to become museum

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