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Group shows top 10 airports with worst flight...
Which airports are most likely to leave you sitting on the tarmac? A new report says the three New York City area airports are among the 10 worst.
Online Check-In for US Airways
How to check in, choose seats and print or download boarding passes on US Airways in two simple steps.
What You Need to Know about the Airlines'...
Discover the baggage policies for the top three U.S. airlines, including what is free and what bags are charged with fees.
What Happens When Someone Dies on a Flight?
It happens infrequently, but it does happen several times a year - someone dies on board a flight or in the airport. Airline procedures vary a bit, but some of the ways that airlines deal with death on board.
How to Buy Plane Tickets for Funerals and...
In times of emergency when you have to fly for a family funeral, or see a terminally ill relative, many airlines offer bereavement or compassionate fares.
United Airlines Tickets and Reservations -...
United Airlines offers check-in online, and a few of the particulars of their web check-in services.
We look at the 10 North American carriers with...
Click here to see a list of the top 10 airlines in North America based on passengers served in 2014.
How to Check In Online with Delta Airlines
Delta Airlines offers online check in. Let's go over the specifics of their web check in services.
10 Tips and Tricks for Packing Snacks for Flights
With fewer options and many meal services requiring you to pay on board, toting your own snacks for your flight is becoming a more popular option.
How to Use Southwest Airlines' Online Check-in...
Southwest Airlines offers check-in online, and a few of the details of Southwest Airlines web check-in services.
Air Canada Online Check-in
Manage your flight reservations and get the latest status updates through Air Canada's online check-in.
What Is a Bereavement Airfare? 11 Things You...
What is a bereavement, or compassionate, airfare? Find out the basics and how to qualify for these special tickets.
These tips can help make air travel a bit more...
Hate air travel? Check out my six tips on making your next airline flight more pleasurable and less hassled.
See the Baggage Policies for Various Non-US...
The luggage allowances for international airlines - including checked bags, strollers, mobility devices and sports equipment - the fees and free allowances.
Read All About Online Check-Ins for Flights
Online check-in for your flights could save you some time from waiting in line and get you to your gate on time. Read on about some of the airlines offering check-in online from airline websites.
What's the Minimum Layover Time You Need for...
Read our list of minimum layover times required to catch connecting flights at major airports around the world.
10 Myths About Airfares and Airline Tickets
Are there any set rules and truths when it comes to buying a ticket, changing a ticket or getting the best airfare available? Because not all airlines follow the same routes, there are several myths and misunderstandings that exist when it comes to airfares and airline tickets.
Delta Airlines
Get Delta Air Lines seat maps, phone numbers, history, and other essential flying information before your trip.
5 Common Questions about Bereavement Fares...
Traveling due to a death in the family is the more common use of bereavement fares. Funeral details, or death certificates are often required to ensure a bereavement airfare discount.
British Airways - Policy for Air Travel During...
Rules and restrictions regarding pregnant women traveling on British Airways flights. Covers women expecting single or multiple births.
Traveling with a Baby? 4 Common Infant...
Infant ticketing policies do vary between airlines, but these are some of the typical rules when dealing with airline tickets for an infant.
Preferred Seating: Must-Know Facts about the...
When one is looking for premium seating in the often confined quarters of the economy cabin of an airplane, the exit row is usually mentioned.
4 Travel Policies for Unaccompanied Minors
Thousands of children travel alone every day. Find out what the airport and flight procedures are for unaccompanied minors.
Tips for Traveling with Strollers at the Airport
Part of air travel with infants, toddlers or young children often involves bringing a stroller. Here are tips for traveling with children and strollers.
Airline Phone Numbers for North America - Phone...
A list of phone numbers for airlines in Canada, Mexico and the United States to help you save time the next time you travel.
How Do I Arrange a Wheelchair / Golf Cart with...
A question about setting up extra assistance for a passenger is answered.
What Are US Airways' Baggage Policies?
Let's go over baggage policies for US Airways and find out what you have to pay for, and what is free.
Air India - Policy for Air Travel During...
Air India and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
10 Things You Thought You Knew about Luggage...
Time to separate the myth from fact when it comes to checking in luggage, and toting your carry-on pieces.
Bereavement Fares for Imminent Death
If you have a close relative who is terminally ill, and the possibility of death seems near, then you may qualify for a bereavement fare based on imminent death.
10 Tips and Tricks for Getting Upgraded on a...
So are there any tricks to getting upgraded from economy class? These are the top ten ways to get upgraded that are seen most often.
What Are the World's Safest Airplanes?
What makes one airplane safer than another? Are certain airplanes better than others?
Learn your phonetic ABCs for aviation
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) helps keep the aviation airwaves clear by requiring use of a phonetic alphabet. Click here to learn it.
Unaccompanied Minors - Airport Procedures
A number of airports will have a specific area for checking in unaccompanied minors, or other passengers requiring special assistance. Look for signs that indicate this, or ask an airline representative before joining the regular check-in line.
Baggage Policies - Free Checked Luggage
The baggage policies, as they apply, for low cost airlines including what is free and what the fees are.
U.S. and Canadian Airlines: Phone Numbers and...
Click here for website links, phone numbers and information to more than 20 airlines based in the United States and Canada.
bereavement fare
A comprehensive glossary of Air Travel terms so that you can decipher the often confusing airline lingo terms.A discounted fare offered to family members traveling because of an imminent death or death in the family. Most airlines that offer bereavement fares will require information about the situation.
How Much Stuff Can I Check In - The Airline...
Airlines have increased restrictions, and decreased luggage allowances a lot over the years. Now you may not be able to take a surfboard, a larger stroller, or a pet where you once could. Read up on what is permitted, and at what cost, to check-in.
American Airlines Tickets and Reservations -...
American Airlines offers check-in online, and a few of the particulars of their web check-in services.
What Happens When Someone Dies Mid-Flight?
It happens infrequently, but it does happen several times a year - someone dies on board a flight or in the airport. This is a tale of death and an airport, and death on board.
The 10 Best Airlines in the World, according to...
Skytrax is known for its World Airline Awards. These are the best airlines in 2014, according to its annual survey.
What to Do When Bad Weather Cancels Your Flight
When you see that weather is going to affect your travels, what can you expect? Many airlines have similar flight cancellation policies.
Airline Phone Numbers for Asia - Telephone...
Phone numbers for airlines, big and small, in Asia.
Book Cheap, Discounted, Airline Tickets and...
A look at several online resources, booking engines, and travel agencies for booking airline tickets deals and last minute flights online.
The Unaccompanied Minor - When Children Travel...
Children flying alone - the unaccompanied minor. Thousands of children travel unaccompanied every day. This feature describes the unaccompanied minor; airport procedures; travel tips; and what happens when flights are delayed or cancelled.
Want to make that connecting airline flight? My...
Check out five tips that can help even the most unseasoned traveler make their airline flight connections quickly, smoothly and without trouble.
American Airlines Bereavement Airfares -...
American Airlines bereavement / compassionate airfares policy for flights to travel to funerals or family emergencies (imminent death / terminal illness).
Find the Best Airfare - Tips for Finding Cheap,...
Getting the best airfare depends on many factors - time of year, destination and length of stay are just a few of the major ones. The formula for getting the best price for your flights can indeed seem complicated. Although the challenging task of getting a great ticket price likely won't change, there are a number of strategies that may help in your pursuit for the best airfare possible.
Alaska Airlines Online Check In
Don't wait on long lines. Check-in online for you next Alaska Airlines flight.
Good food is now taking off with these travel...
Click here for tasty easy snacks you can prepare from recipes on Pinterest to take on your next flight.
Food upgrades land at airports via concessions...
Looking for an upgrade on your airport restaurant choices? Check out these Delaware North options at airports in Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale and Boise.
Types of Airfares and Airline Tickets - Types...
When booking a ticket there are letters that are assigned to different fares. Here's an explanation of what each letter means.
Luggage Fees and Checking in Bags - How Much it...
This article has a list of airlines and links to their luggage fees for standard luggage as well as sports equipment, strollers, car seats and wheelchairs.
10 Air Travel Myths You Need to Stop Believing
So you aren't really sure about what happens if you arrive late at the airport or if the weather keeps you from flying. It's time to wade through some of the myths and confusion surrounding air travel.
Malaysia Airlines Information - Info About...
Malaysia Airlines. Air Travel.
What Happens If Someone Dies on a Flight?
This is not a topic that is often brought up regarding air travel, but it occurs every year, without fail - to paraphrase the cliche - just like taxes. Dying during a flight does occur, and even more frequently, transporting the body or remains of the deceased needs to be considered.
JADEC releases its annual list of the world's...
Want to know the list of the world's safest airlines? Click here to see the top 10, as determined by the Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre.
Spirit Airlines
Photos of airlines in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Includes legacy airlines like Delta Airlines, and low cost airlines such as Southwest Airlines. Page 13.
What Bereavement Airfares Does Delta Airlines...
Delta Airlines bereavement / compassion airfares policy for flights to travel to funerals or family emergencies (imminent death / terminal illness).
10 Secrets Your Pilot Won't Tell You
From napping during flights, to safety issues, airline pilots responded, with Reader's Digest compiling it all in a feature of 50 secrets.
British Airways Tickets and Reservations -...
British Airways offers check-in online, and a few of the particulars of their web check-in services.
Never print a paper boarding pass again with...
Click here to download airline apps that provide mobile boarding passes for seven U.S. carriers so you never have to print out a paper pass again.
Malaysia Airlines- Policy for Air Travel During...
Malaysia Airlines and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
What Do Airlines Do for Frightened First-Time...
The first thing that comes to mind regarding passengers who may require assistance are those who are afraid of flying, or first time flyers.
Travelers pick the best carriers in SkyTrax&rsq...
SkyTrax has unveiled the winners in its World Airline Awards, including Airline of the Year for 2015. Click here to see a list of the best of the best.
Airline Flights Canceled, Delayed and Rule 240,...
Rule 240 - often cited, often misunderstood, Rule 240 can often be employed when a flight is delayed, canceled, or you have misconnected and it's the airline's fault. Read more about what Rule 240 is, and how it affects your right to travel.
Types of Airfares - Rules and Regulations for...
With airline tickets every person on a flight may have paid a different price to fly. The airlines have a seemingly secretive formula to constructing airfares. Knowing types of airfares and how they apply may not mean that airfares make sense, but you can make sense of them.
Oversold Flights, Getting Bumped and Bumping
What is an oversold flight? Why are flights overbooked? And what are my options if my flight has too many passengers, and not enough seats?
FLYZED Rates for Standby Tickets
Use FLYZED, the interline listing site for airline employees, to figure out standby ticket availability and Zed rates.
Book Unaccompanied Minor Travel Online -...
Southwest Airlines has both increased their fee, and made it easier to book unaccompanied minor travel - you can now book travel for children traveling as unaccompanied minors online.
Which airlines are the best -- and worst -- for...
A new survey says which airlines are offering the most selection of seats for those cashing in frequent flyer miles.
Low Cost, Budget Airlines in Asia
Low cost airlines have permeated the Asian market, and there are lots of airlines to choose from.
Philippine Airlines - Policy for Air Travel...
Philippine Airlines and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
Best Websites For Airline Seat Maps
Check out five airline seat map websites that help travelers choose the best places to sit on the aircraft of the world's carriers.
Airline Policies - Bereavement Airfares -...
Airlines' bereavement / compassion airfares policies for flights to travel to funerals or family emergencies (imminent death / terminal illness).
Singapore Airlines - Policy for Air Travel...
Singapore Airlines and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
Global Airports That Offer Great Passenger...
Click here to see what airports around the world were the winners of Airports Council International's 2014 Airport Service Quality Awards.
Airlines Phone Numbers - Airlines Telephone...
So you'd like to speak to an actual person that works for the airline? Here is a list of phone contacts to reach the airline you're looking for. Airline reservations phone numbers have been grouped by region of the world.
These 8 tips will help you fly through TSA...
Click here for seven great tips that will help you fly through Transportation Security Administration airport screening checkpoints.
American Airlines Info - Information About...
American Airlines - details about this airline including seat maps, phone number, crashes/incidents.
I go to my Air Travel Hacks Pinterest board to...
Click here to see what HubPages suggests is the best time to buy your airline ticket.
Seat Maps - Allegiant Air - Low Cost Airlines...
Allegiant Air link provided by SeatGuru.
Discounted Flights, Cheap Hotel Reservations,...
Discount flights and cheap hotel tickets to top destinations.
Alaska Airlines Baggage Policies - Free Checked...
Baggage policies for Alaska Airlines - what is free, and what incurs a fee. Includes items such as excess luggage.
Airport Minimum Connection Times - Los Angeles...
Airport minimum connection times for major airports around the world. This feature covers Los Angeles, Madrid and Miami.
Air Travel with Mobility Devices or Mobility Aids
Advice and tips for traveling with a wheelchair, walker or cane, and passengers with mobility restrictions.
Airline Phone Numbers for Central America, the...
Phone numbers for airlines, big and small, in Central America, the Caribbean and South America
A-Z Minimum Airport Connection Times: Amsterdam...
Airport minimum connection times for airports around the world are covered - in this feature it's Amsterdam, Atlanta, Bangkok, Barcelona, Boston, Chicago, and Dallas airports that are covered.
DFW - Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport
This airport is large enough to have both its own post office, and its own zip code!
Airline Essentials - Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways profile and information.
My Passport Was Stolen
My passport was stolen - the procedures I followed when my passport was stolen at the airport.
Airport Minimum Connection Times - Denver to...
Airport minimum connection times for several major airports around the world - in this feature Denver, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Houston, Kuala Lumpur, and London are covered.
The Battle to Stay Healthy Inflight
Inflight Health - Staying healthy when you travel The environment in the air is much different than on the ground. You may feel parched, your medications may work differently,or you may simply feel a little different than when you are on the ground. Bearing in mind some of the differences of the environment in the air,here are a number of tips to take charge of your health inflight.
Pets Air Travel - Continental Airlines -...
Information about flying with your dog, cat, or other pets on Continental Airlines.
Flights Canceled, Delayed and Rule 240
Rule 240 - often cited, often misunderstood, Rule 240 can often be employed when a flight is delayed, canceled, or you have misconnected and it's the airline's fault. Read more about what Rule 240 is, and how it affects your right to travel.
Pets Air Travel - United Airlines - Airline...
Information about flying with your dog, cat, or other pets on United Airlines.
When is the best time to buy a plane ticket?...
When is the best time to buy an airplane ticket? These websites and apps offer predictions and fare alerts that ensure travelers get the lowest fare.
Continental Airlines Bereavement Airfares -...
Continental Airlines bereavement / compassion airfares policy for flights to travel to funerals or family emergencies (imminent death / terminal illness).
Carry-on Luggage - What Items are Now Permitted...
There has been a lot of backlash directed at the TSA for banning items such as pumped breastmilk amounts of over 3 ounces when a woman was traveling without her infant. Millions of dollars worth of lighters also made their way into TSA bins. But guess what? Like many things in the air travel industry, these regulations are changing again and their is INCREASED flexibility in items that may be toted in your carry-ons.
Worst Flights Ever - Bad Flying Experiences
Every traveler has them - stories about terrible flights, travel gone horribly wrong. Sharing just a few of my really bad flying experiences.
Oversells and Bumping
The oversold flight, just another joy of air travel! What is an oversold flight? Why are flights overbooked? And what are my options if my flight has too many passengers, and not enough seats? Follow the twists and turns of the oversold flight.
Delta Airlines - Policy for Air Travel During...
Delta Airlines and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
I hacked Pinterest for great tips you can use...
Is that kid kicking the back of your airplane sea driving you nuts? Real Simple magazine offers tips on how to stop the madness.
Death and Air Travel - The Remains
It's not an easy topic, discussing death and air travel, but for those you have to travel with remains, or have a body transported, a few tips here might make it easier for having to deal with this.
Published Versus Unpublished Fares
A published fare is one that is available for purchase by anyone. An unpublished fare works a bit differently.
When an Airline Strikes - Labor Disruptions,...
What to expect if an airline strikes - airline policies and how to protect yourself if an airline strike is looming or occurring.
Travel With an Infant, Baggage Allowed?
With most airlines, infants who travel and don't occupy a seat are still given a luggage allotment. Some of the possible items that may be allowed are covered.
LAX - Los Angeles International Airport
If you wondered what the X in LAX stands for keep reading...
Search By Flight Number or Route Number
SeatGuru has added features to its seat map search. You can now search by flight number or by flight route.
Emirates - Airlines Information - Details for...
Emirates is an internationally focused airline with its hub in Dubai.
Airline Phone Numbers for Europe - Phone Number...
Phone numbers for airlines, big and small, in Europe.
Want to work for Delta Air Lines? We offer job...
Click here to see a list of jobs and internships, along with employee benefits, now available at Delta Air Lines.
Airline Essentials - Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific is consistently a top ranked airline both in passenger and travel industry surveys. Its main focus is international travel.
Use the Internet to get notices on low air...
Click here for a list of online and social media resources you can use to grab extremely low air fares caused by airline glitches.
Survival Tips for Air Travel with an Infant -...
Tips for air travel with an infant may not be 100% foolproof, but it is always important to have a plan ready when you are traveling with your baby.
Here's a first class experience without the...
Want a first-class airline experience without the first-class price? Consider JetBlue's Mint, offered on select trans-con flights out of JFK Airport.
How to Check Odd-Sized Luggage on American...
American Airlines check in policies regarding strollers, car seats, mobility devices and sports equipment.
The 10 World's Safest Airplanes
Click here to see a list of the top 10 safest - and five least safe -- commercial aircraft currently flying according to aviation safety groups.
Delta Airlines Check-in Strollers, Car Seats,...
Delta's policies regarding checking strollers, car seats, mobility devices and sports equipment.
Continental Airlines Tickets and Reservations -...
Continental Airlines offers check-in online, and a few of the particulars of their web check-in services.
Child Needs to Fly With Non-Family - What to Do?
A reader asks about what is the best route to take for his child to travel with family friends.
Seat Maps - US Airways
Seat maps - US Airways. Air Travel.
Top 5 Rewards Cards for Travelers - Best...
I am not a credit card guru, so when BillShrink.com weighed in with their take on the best credit cards for earning frequent flyer miles, I had to take a look - and am sharing their picks for the top 5 credit cards for air travelers.
Air Travel with an Infant - Planning, Airport,...
Flying with the youngest passengers does require extra time and planning. I've written the following series of articles to help make air travel with an infant a little less stress-filled.
Your Flight's Delayed. Now What?
Click here for a list of 10 tips passengers can take when their flight is delayed or cancelled by an airline.
My Packing List for Traveling to Warmer...
I really hate packing more than carry on luggage when I travel. On most airlines you are allowed to bring 2 pieces of carry on luggage, and instead of checking in luggage, I make sure I pack light. That way the horror stories of lost luggage don't really apply. Now you may prefer to pack differently, but I've written up a list of what I bring with me for travel to warmer climates (and have had a similar list for travels of up to almost 2 months at one time).
British Airways Frequent Flyer Program
British Airways is a founding member of the oneworld Alliance. Here is contact information for virtually every part of the globe.
Getting your luggage from point A to point B
You need to pack, but you just don't know what to bring. Click here to get tips on what to pack for three different types of trips.
Naked Skies - Air Travel in the Buff Takes Flight
It isn't the first time that passengers have been invited to fly naked, but it has been a while since the last clothes-optional flight took place a few years ago. This time around, it is a charter flight that is set to operate in July 2008.
Great deals abound on travel items from my...
Click here for 10 great holiday gift ideas for your friends and family in your life who travel with these items from T.J. Maxx and Marshalls.
Paper Vs. Electronic Tickets
What works better for me...paper or electronic tickets? Compare the differences between the two types of tickets to find out.
Unaccompanied Minor - When Flights Delay or...
What happens when flights cancel or delay and a child is flying alone as an unaccompanied minor.
Spirit Airlines - Low Cost Airlines, Budget...
Spirit Airlines - phone number, website and airplane seat maps.
JFK - New York - John F. Kennedy International...
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AirTran Airways Tickets and Reservations -...
AirTran Airways offers check-in online, and a few of the particulars of their web check-in services.
Types of Airfares and Airline Tickets -...
A list of the main types of published airfares.
Bringing Car Seats on a Flight for Infants and...
It isn't a requirement yet, but more and more government civil aviation authorities are pushing for some form of mandatory use of approved car seats for infants and toddlers under 2. There are certainly safety issues if you bring your child under 2 on board as a
Gift cards are an easy way to pay for airline...
Stuck for gift ideas? Airlines around the world offer gift certificates and vouchers that can be ordered online or over the phone.
MCO - Orlando International Airport
MCO is not only the airline code for Orlando International Airport, but it is also the abbreviation for Miscellaneous Charge Order used for things like change fees and travel vouchers.
Book Flights on Facebook - Booking Airline...
Several airlines offer a different way to book tickets online - flights via Facebook.
Southwest Airlines Low Cost Airlines - Budget...
Southwest Airlines - details about this airline including seat maps, phone number, crashes/incidents.
Airlines and Accidents - Airlines with the...
Planecrashinfo has taken the statistics for 20 years - from 1989 through 2008 and looked at the major airlines in the world, and assessed their accident rates.
KLM / Air France - Policy for Air Travel During...
KLM / Air France and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
Here are the pet policies for the top five U.S....
Airlines have myriad policies for transporting pets, both carry-on and checked. Click here to see the rules on the top five U.S. carriers.
DTW - Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County...
Where do people who fly out of DTW fly to most? Chicago.
British Airways suspends flights to Saudi Arabia
It seems that the airlines continue to be a target for terrorism. The latest brings British Airways suspending flights to Saudi Arabia after a plot to use one of their aircraft in an act of terrorism surfaced. After a year of SARS and the war in Iraq, terrorism returns to damage the recovery of air travel. These are turbulent times.
Unaccompanied Minor -Travel Tips for the...
Travel tips for the unaccompanied minor, including what to pack, and how to prepare unaccompanied minors for flying alone.
DEN - Denver International Airport
There are those who believe that Denver International Airport has symbols, and a location that will summon UFOs to its site.
United Airlines Check-in Strollers, Car Seats,...
United Airlines policies regarding checking strollers, car seats, mobility devices and sports equipment.
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