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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.
Delta Airlines Baggage Fees: What Should You...
Let's go over Delta's baggage fees. Find out what is free, and what you have to pay for.
What You Need to Know about United Airlines...
Discover United Airlines’ baggage policies - What is free? What they charge fees for? Includes check-ins and excess luggage.
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.
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.
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.
10 US and Canada Airlines with the Most Travelers
Discover the top 10 airlines of choice in the United States and Canada.
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.
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.
United Airlines Tickets and Reservations -...
United Airlines offers check-in online, and a few of the particulars of their web check-in services.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What Are the World's Safest Airplanes?
What makes one airplane safer than another? Are certain airplanes better than others?
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.
Five Airline Apps Help The Travel Process
Click here to see how five airlines use apps to help travelers improve their passenger experience. Passengers can do everything from booking flights to checking flight status.
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.
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.
Air Asia - Low Cost Airline Serving Major Asian...
Founding Year: Air Asia began flying in 1996, having established itself as a company in 1993. It is one
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.
How Do I Arrange a Wheelchair / Golf Cart with...
A question about setting up extra assistance for a passenger is answered.
Check out these five accessible and interesting...
Five aviation blogs I read include ones that cater to avgeeks, one that offers a peek behind the airline curtain and another that demystifies the TSA.
Delta Airlines
Get Delta Air Lines seat maps, phone numbers, history, and other essential flying information before your trip.
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.
Baggage Policies - Free Checked Luggage
The baggage policies, as they apply, for low cost airlines including what is free and what the fees are.
What Are American Airlines' Baggage Fees?
American Airlines baggage policies for economy class, including checked in bags and excess luggage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Southwest Airlines Low Cost Airlines - Budget...
Southwest Airlines - details about this airline including seat maps, phone number, crashes/incidents.
Free or paid, the meals on these airlines are...
Click here to see our review of five airlines that serve free and paid economy-class meals and premium snacks that travelers will actually want to eat.
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.
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.
Discounted Flights, Cheap Hotel Reservations,...
Discount flights and cheap hotel tickets to top destinations.
A better passenger experience for travelers...
Check out five things to improve the passenger experience for travelers, ranging from reliable WiFi to more power outlets in flight and on the ground.
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.
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.
Air Canada Online Check-in
Manage your flight reservations and get the latest status updates through Air Canada's online check-in.
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.
The 10 Best Airlines in the World
Skytrax is known for its World Airline Awards. These are the best airlines according to their survey.
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.
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?
Virgin Atlantic - European Airlines in the UK
Virgin Atlantic, one of Sir Richard Branson's several airlines, flies to dozens of international destinations. Page 12.
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.
Airport Minimum Connection Times - Los Angeles...
Airport minimum connection times for major airports around the world. This feature covers Los Angeles, Madrid and Miami.
British Airways Tickets and Reservations -...
British Airways offers check-in online, and a few of the particulars of their web check-in services.
Airline lounges - not just for elite travelers...
Airline lounges are not just for elite travelers anymore. Click here to see where you can find them and how much it will cost you to get in.
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.
Alaska Airlines Online Check In
Don't wait on long lines. Check-in online for you next Alaska Airlines flight.
American Airlines Tickets and Reservations -...
American Airlines offers check-in online, and a few of the particulars of their web check-in services.
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.
Delta Airlines Check-in Strollers, Car Seats,...
Delta's policies regarding checking strollers, car seats, mobility devices and sports equipment.
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.
Malaysia Airlines- Policy for Air Travel During...
Malaysia Airlines and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
Check out this list of seat pitches on the top...
As room in coach class gets tighter, click here to see a complete list of seat pitches and seat widths on the top five U.S. carriers.
Pregnancy and Air Travel - Policies for...
Policies of major airlines in the United States, Canada, and Mexico regarding pregnant passengers, and flights during pregnancy.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
American Airlines Bereavement Airfares -...
American Airlines bereavement / compassionate airfares policy for flights to travel to funerals or family emergencies (imminent death / terminal illness).
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FLYZED Rates for Standby Tickets
Use FLYZED, the interline listing site for airline employees, to figure out standby ticket availability and Zed rates.
Air Quality During Flights - Does Recycled Air...
A big concern for many passengers when speaking of illnesses, is the air quality during flights. The air is recycled, but what many passengers may not be aware of is how highly filtered that recycled air actually is.
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.
Revised Airport Security Measures for Items...
Security measures at airports have been revised again. To quell the confusion, I've compiled a list of items now permitted on board flights departing from the United States and Canada.
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.
Philippine Airlines - Policy for Air Travel...
Philippine Airlines and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
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.
United Airlines Info - Information About United...
United Airlines - details about this airline including seat maps, phone number, crashes/incidents.
Delta Airlines - Policy for Air Travel During...
Delta Airlines and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
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.
United Airlines Check-in Strollers, Car Seats,...
United Airlines policies regarding checking strollers, car seats, mobility devices and sports equipment.
Take Comfort Inflight
Making long economy airline flights comfortable - A long flight in an economy seat is one of the prospects that air travelers tend to dread. Here are a few tips to try and make it more comfortable inflight.
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.
Air Travel with Mobility Devices or Mobility Aids
Advice and tips for traveling with a wheelchair, walker or cane, and passengers with mobility restrictions.
Giving the Gift of Air Travel - Gift Certificat...
Stuck for gift ideas? Many airlines like Southwest Airlines and Delta Airlines offer gift certificates that you can order online or over the phone, and avoid the shopping malls this holiday season.
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.
Pets Air Travel - United Airlines - Airline...
Information about flying with your dog, cat, or other pets on United 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.
US Airways Info - Information About US Airways
US Airways - details about this airline including seat maps, phone number, crashes/incidents.
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.
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.
Airline Phone Numbers for Asia - Telephone...
Phone numbers for airlines, big and small, in Asia.
Air India - Policy for Air Travel During...
Air India and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
Download These Air Travel Apps Now
Travel is tough enough, so let your smartphone be your best friend. Click here for five great travel apps that improve the passenger experience.
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.
Pets Air Travel - Continental Airlines -...
Information about flying with your dog, cat, or other pets on Continental Airlines.
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.
You Can Take It With You!
The airport experience is stressful enough. Here are suggestions to help ensure that your luggage arrives with you.
Emirates Airline Jobs - Employment with Airlines
Job seekers can look for jobs with Emirates.
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.
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.
Low Cost, Budget Airlines Based in North America
A number of low cost airlines have sprung up in North America as an alternative to mainstream, long-established airlines. As services decrease on the traditional, scheduled carriers, these low cost options seem even more attractive.
United Airlines - Policy for Air Travel During...
United Airlines and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
US Airways Check-in Strollers, Car Seats,...
US Airways policies regarding checking strollers, car seats, mobility devices and sports equipment.
Airports - the good, the bad and the ugly
The airport experience is an integral part of travel. Click here to see which five airports made my list of favorites and which ones didn't fare so well.
Singapore Airlines - Policy for Air Travel...
Singapore Airlines and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
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
Continental Airlines Baggage Policies - Free...
Baggage policies for Continental Airlines - what is free, and what incurs a fee. Includes checked-in and excess luggage.
Can I Really Bring *THIS* on Board?
An introduction with links to articles about items still permitted by airport security agents to carry aboard.
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.
What a Bird Strike Is and Its Impact on Airlines
A bird strike or bird aircraft strike hazard is a collision between a bird (one or more than one) and an aircraft. Birds are a threat to safety for crew and passengers on board as they can cause a great deal of damage to an airplane in a short period of time.
EU Blacklist of Airlines
The European Union has a blacklist of airlines that are not permitted to fly into the countries of the European Union due to safety concerns. Before you fly, it may be a good idea to see what airlines are simply not considered European airport-worthy. The list does change from time to time as some airlines improve their safety records while others worsen.
Fear of Flying - Free Online Courses, Paid...
Courses and resources for air travelers who are afraid of flying. Aviophobia, or the fear of flying, is not confined to the first time flyer, but is also experienced by more seasoned air travelers. There are lots of courses, both online and offered by airlines and companies, that are geared at overcoming this fairly common phobia.
Continental Airlines Bereavement Airfares -...
Continental Airlines bereavement / compassion airfares policy for flights to travel to funerals or family emergencies (imminent death / terminal illness).
Air Traffic Control, Pilots - some Behind-the-S...
Consider this - there are over 50,000 take-offs and landings in the United States alone every day. Add on small, private aircraft as well and you get the idea that although it is not a traffic jam in the air, the skies can get pretty full.
Bye Bye to Bereavement Fares
Airline bereavement fares are mostly gone, so click here to see what your alternatives might be.
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.
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.
Free Wi-Fi On Board AirTran, Delta Airlines and...
Several airlines, in conjunction with Google, are offering free internet service during their flights for the holiday air travel period. From November 20, 2010 until January 2011, enjoy free WiFi on board AirTran Airways, Delta Airlines and Virgin America.
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.
Top 10 Questions About Air Travel - Ask.com's...
Ask.com compiled a list of their most frequent air travel questions, and supplied answers.
Lufthansa - Policy for Air Travel During...
Lufthansa and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
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.
10 Things You Can Do To Handle Flight Delays...
Click here for a list of 10 tips passengers can take when their flight is delayed or cancelled by an airline.
LAX - Los Angeles International Airport
If you wondered what the X in LAX stands for keep reading...
Flights to Antarctica
The time of year for seeing Antarctica is during the summer in the Southern Hemisphere. This usually means flights in late November until January. Few flights are offered, and they are expensive, but for the air traveler without a budget limit, and who wants to see all the continents, then a flight to Antarctica can make it happen.
Low Cost, Budget Airlines in Asia
Low cost airlines have permeated the Asian market, and there are lots of airlines to choose from.
Continental Airlines Tickets and Reservations -...
Continental Airlines offers check-in online, and a few of the particulars of their web check-in services.
Delta Airlines Airline Jobs
They are not always hiring, but you can find jobs with Delta Airlines here.
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 Canada Info - Information About Air Canada
Air Canada - details about this airline including seat maps, phone number, crashes/incidents.
Airline Policies - Bereavement Airfares -...
Airlines' bereavement / compassion airfares policies for flights to travel to funerals or family emergencies (imminent death / terminal illness).
Published Versus Unpublished Fares
A published fare is one that is available for purchase by anyone. An unpublished fare works a bit differently.
My Passport Was Stolen
My passport was stolen - the procedures I followed when my passport was stolen at the airport.
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.
AirTran Airways Tickets and Reservations -...
AirTran Airways offers check-in online, and a few of the particulars of their web check-in services.
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.
Types of Airfares and Airline Tickets -...
A list of the main types of published airfares.
Airline Menus from the Past
Hungry to know more about airline food offerings? Meals served on a plane have always incurred their share of insults. Food on an airplane has often been likened to cardboard, rubber, or is sometimes thought of as a mystery food drenched in a gooey sauce of some sort. Who knew that given such, ahem, high praise, there would be nostalgia for the days of free food inflight. So now you can look back at airline menus from the past, and check out the meals served on board.
Skywest Airlines Info - Information About...
Skywest - details about this airline including seat maps, phone number, crashes/incidents.
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.
Fly Dubai - Low Cost Airlines Information for...
A new entry into the low cost airline market.
Continental Airlines Info - Phone Number,...
Get important Continental Airlines info, including seat maps, phone numbers, and history.
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.
Seat Maps - US Airways
Seat maps - US Airways. Air Travel.
IAH - Houston - George Bush Intercontinental...
The airport is named after the elder Bush, George H. W. Bush the 41st president of the United States.
Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) - Visa for...
Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) - a document created electronically that serves as a visa to enter Australia.
American Airlines Info - Information About...
American Airlines - details about this airline including seat maps, phone number, crashes/incidents.
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