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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.
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.
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.
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.
United Airlines Tickets and Reservations -...
United Airlines offers check-in online, and a few of the particulars of their web check-in services.
A long layover doesn't have to be a bad thing...
Do you have a few hours to kill in an airport? Click here to see which 10 airports across the globe have the best amenities to keep you entertained.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Air Canada Online Check-in
Manage your flight reservations and get the latest status updates through Air Canada's online check-in.
Delta Airlines
Get Delta Air Lines seat maps, phone numbers, history, and other essential flying information before your trip.
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.
TSA PreCheck offers a chance for expedited...
Click here to read about a Transportation Security Administration program that helps speed travelers through airport security.
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.
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.
Some people really knew how to fly before...
Click here to see some vintage photographs from a time when air travel was a true luxury and a very special event.
American Airlines Tickets and Reservations -...
American Airlines offers check-in online, and a few of the particulars of their web check-in services.
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.
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.
10 Great #FlashbackFriday Old School Aircraft...
Check out these 10 wonderful old school aircraft I found on one of my favorite Pinterest boards.
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 Amazing #FlashbackFriday Vintage Airline...
Check out these 10 great vintage airline posters I found on my Pinterest board.
Air India - Policy for Air Travel During...
Air India and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
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.
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 - Policy for Air Travel During...
Rules and restrictions regarding pregnant women traveling on British Airways flights. Covers women expecting single or multiple births.
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.
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.
Here's how to keep your hard-earned money for...
Click here for eight great tips that will help you avoid paying those annoying fees airlines charge for checked luggage.
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.
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.
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.
British Airways Tickets and Reservations -...
British Airways offers check-in online, and a few of the particulars of their web check-in services.
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 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.
What Are the World's Safest Airplanes?
What makes one airplane safer than another? Are certain airplanes better than others?
Check out my must-have items for do-it-yourself...
Click here to check out 10 items you can carry in a do-it-yourself airline amenity kit that will make you feel like you're sitting in first class.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Baggage Policies - Free Checked Luggage
The baggage policies, as they apply, for low cost airlines including what is free and what the fees are.
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.
How the Global Entry program speeds travelers...
Click here to learn how travelers can speed their way through Customs and Border Protection when entering the U.S. after an international flight.
Alaska Airlines Online Check In
Don't wait on long lines. Check-in online for you next Alaska Airlines flight.
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.
How Do I Arrange a Wheelchair / Golf Cart with...
A question about setting up extra assistance for a passenger is answered.
5 Travelers to Avoid on Every Flight
Check out my list of five airline passengers, ranging from seat switchers to loud cell phone talkers, that you don't want to see on your next flight.
Air Asia
Air Asia flies to pretty much any large Asian city that you may have in your travel plans.
American Airlines Bereavement Airfares -...
American Airlines bereavement / compassionate airfares policy for flights to travel to funerals or family emergencies (imminent death / terminal illness).
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.
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).
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.
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.
Continental Airlines Bereavement Airfares -...
Continental Airlines bereavement / compassion airfares policy for flights to travel to funerals or family emergencies (imminent death / terminal illness).
Find the best places to sleep in an airport...
Click here to see five airports -- four U.S. and one international -- that offer stranded travelers a place to sleep in lieu of paying for a hotel.
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.
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 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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Discounted Flights, Cheap Hotel Reservations,...
Discount flights and cheap hotel tickets to top destinations.
FLYZED Rates for Standby Tickets
Use FLYZED, the interline listing site for airline employees, to figure out standby ticket availability and Zed rates.
Travel is tough enough. Here are five pet...
Click here for five pet peeves that make air travel worse including mean travelers, seat switchers, feet in the seats and checkpoint inconsistencies.
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.
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.
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.
Pets Air Travel - United Airlines - Airline...
Information about flying with your dog, cat, or other pets on United Airlines.
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.
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.
Singapore Airlines - Policy for Air Travel...
Singapore Airlines and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
Some airlines have amenities you'd swear belong...
Want to know which airlines offer the best amenities in coach, including upgraded meals and free booze? Click here to see the complete list.
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.
Air Travel with Mobility Devices or Mobility Aids
Advice and tips for traveling with a wheelchair, walker or cane, and passengers with mobility restrictions.
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.
We look at a company that began as a crop-dusti...
Read about Delta Air Lines, a carrier that can trace its history back to the early days of commercial aviation as a crop-dusting operation.
Pets Air Travel - Continental Airlines -...
Information about flying with your dog, cat, or other pets on Continental Airlines.
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.
Delta Airlines - Policy for Air Travel During...
Delta Airlines and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
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.
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.
Seat Maps - Allegiant Air - Low Cost Airlines...
Allegiant Air link provided by SeatGuru.
Pan Am
Pan Am is considered the master of vintage airline poster art.
Philippine Airlines - Policy for Air Travel...
Philippine Airlines and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
DFW - Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport
This airport is large enough to have both its own post office, and its own zip code!
American Airlines
American Airlines encourages travelers to leave their hearts in San Francisco in this vintage poster. Page 7.
Skip the crowds by flying out of these five...
Click here to see five airports in Europe that let you avoid the crowds at London Heathrow, Amsterdam Schiphol, Frankfurt and Paris Charles DeGaulle.
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.
American Airlines Info - Information About...
American Airlines - details about this airline including seat maps, phone number, crashes/incidents.
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.
TWA
The Gateway Arch was the centerpiece of a vintage airline poster created by TWA. Page 8.
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.
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.
KLM / Air France - Policy for Air Travel During...
KLM / Air France and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
Malaysia Airlines- Policy for Air Travel During...
Malaysia Airlines and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
Airline Policies - Bereavement Airfares -...
Airlines' bereavement / compassion airfares policies for flights to travel to funerals or family emergencies (imminent death / terminal illness).
Braniff Airways
Braniff Airways takes to the skies over New York City. Page 2.
How to Never Wait in a Customs Line Again
Learn more about Global Entry and TSA PreCheck, programs that allows travelers to zip through Customs lines and domestic airport checkpoints.
Published Versus Unpublished Fares
A published fare is one that is available for purchase by anyone. An unpublished fare works a bit differently.
British Airways
Now taking off -- a vintage poster of British Airways' Concorde. Page 5.
Delta Airlines Frequent Flyer SkyMiles Program
Learn how to earn and use miles, buy or transfer them, with Delta´s frequent flyer SkyMiles program.
Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines used this poster to tempt travelers to come to Jamaica. Page 6.
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.
Airline Phone Numbers for Asia - Telephone...
Phone numbers for airlines, big and small, in Asia.
Snag the best air fares using these online...
Click here to see some of the airfare trackers that can track the cost of airline tickets and alert you to some of the cheapest deals available.
Sabena
Belgium's Sabena used Boeing jets to fly aroung the globe. Page 9.
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.
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 India
Air India lures travelers to Hong Kong with stylized travel posters. Page 10.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Survival Tips for Air Travel with an Infant -...
Airports are not the most people-friendly places already. Add travel with an infant to the mix and you may wonder how you can get through the experience both sane and safe. 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.
Private jet travel may be within reach thanks...
Read about how private air travel may be within travelers' reach thanks to Ubair, a start-up that has modeled itself after carsharing company Uber.
AirTran Airways Tickets and Reservations -...
AirTran Airways offers check-in online, and a few of the particulars of their web check-in services.
Northwest Orient Airlines
This vintage Northwest Orient Airlines poster highlights service to Hawaii. Page 3.
Airline Gift Certificates and Lounge Passes -...
Airline gift certificates and airline lounge passes that you can purchase either for yourself or as a gift for someone else.
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.
Island Airlines
Try Island Airlines to fly on a genuine Fort Tri-Motor aircraft. Page 4.
Delta Air Lines, Northwest Airlines Set to Merge
An agreement has been reached, and barring any roadblocks from antitrust authorities Delta Airlines and Northwest Airlines are merging and will operate under the Delta Airlines name. Richard Anderson, Delta CEO, said:
Continental Airlines Tickets and Reservations -...
Continental Airlines offers check-in online, and a few of the particulars of their web check-in services.
Deals Newsletters and Fare Alerts with Major...
Often, airlines post deals in newsletters for those who have signed up to receive them. Airfarewatchdog has made a list linking to the sign up pages for major international airlines' newsletters / fare alerts.
Airline Essentials - Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways profile and information.
Seat Maps - US Airways
Seat maps - US Airways. Air Travel.
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.
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.
Lufthansa - Policy for Air Travel During...
Lufthansa and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
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.
Airline Magazines - Inflight Magazines,...
Many airlines produce inflight magazines to read on board, there to give you details about their fleet, or inflight entertainment, sometimes articles about places they travel to, or other diversions.
TSA Secure Flight Rules and Redress Numbers
Do you have a common name, and get stopped by customs frequently? Make your air travel easier and get a redress number.
Emirates Airline Jobs - Employment with Airlines
Job seekers can look for jobs with Emirates.
Lockheed L-1649
Click here to read about the Iconic Lockheed L-1649 Starliner used by TWA for longer flights.
Continental Airlines Baggage Policies - Free...
Baggage policies for Continental Airlines - what is free, and what incurs a fee. Includes checked-in and excess luggage.
How the TSA Speeds Travelers Through Airport...
Click here to read about a Transportation Security Administration program that speeds travelers through more than 100 airport security checkpoints.
See what's cooking at Charlotte-Douglas...
Read more here about 1897, a full-service gourmet restaurant and marketplace that airport concessionaire HMSHost opened at Charlotte-Douglas Airport.
LAX - Los Angeles International Airport
If you wondered what the X in LAX stands for keep reading...
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.
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.
Easyjet - Policy for Air Travel During...
Easyjet and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
United Airlines Check-in Strollers, Car Seats,...
United Airlines policies regarding checking strollers, car seats, mobility devices and sports equipment.
Survey says which amenities passengers want at...
A new survey lists five items that travelers are willing to pay for to improve the airport and airline passenger experience. Click here to see what they are.
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.
The Language of Air Travel Defined - Main Page
A comprehensive glossary of Air Travel terms so that you can decipher the often confusing airline lingo terms.
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