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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.
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.
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.
10 US and Canada Airlines with the Most Travelers
Discover the top 10 airlines of choice in the United States and Canada.
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 Are the World's Safest Airplanes?
What makes one airplane safer than another? Are certain airplanes better than others?
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
United Airlines Tickets and Reservations -...
United Airlines offers check-in online, and a few of the particulars of their web check-in services.
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'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Baggage Policies - Free Checked Luggage
The baggage policies, as they apply, for low cost airlines including what is free and what the fees are.
Southwest Airlines Low Cost Airlines - Budget...
Southwest Airlines - details about this airline including seat maps, phone number, crashes/incidents.
The 10 Best Airlines in the World
Skytrax is known for its World Airline Awards. These are the best airlines according to their survey.
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.
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.
What Are American Airlines' Baggage Fees?
American Airlines baggage policies for economy class, including checked in bags and excess luggage.
How Do I Arrange a Wheelchair / Golf Cart with...
A question about setting up extra assistance for a passenger is answered.
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.
Airlines use Twitter to reach out to travelers
Eight global airlines do a great job using their Twitter accounts to reach out and engage with passengers. Click here to see which ones made the cut.
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.
Air Canada Online Check-in
Manage your flight reservations and get the latest status updates through Air Canada's online check-in.
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.
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.
Delta Airlines
Get Delta Air Lines seat maps, phone numbers, history, and other essential flying information before your trip.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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?
Delta Airlines Check-in Strollers, Car Seats,...
Delta's policies regarding checking strollers, car seats, mobility devices and sports equipment.
Discounted Flights, Cheap Hotel Reservations,...
Discount flights and cheap hotel tickets to top destinations.
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.
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.
Alaska Airlines Online Check In
Don't wait on long lines. Check-in online for you next Alaska Airlines flight.
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.
American Airlines Bereavement Airfares -...
American Airlines bereavement / compassionate airfares policy for flights to travel to funerals or family emergencies (imminent death / terminal illness).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Airport vending machines get an upgrade
Airport vending machines sell everything from electronics to health care items. Click here to see other things travelers can buy before taking off or landing.
United Airlines Info - Information About United...
United Airlines - details about this airline including seat maps, phone number, crashes/incidents.
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.
American Airlines Tickets and Reservations -...
American Airlines offers check-in online, and a few of the particulars of their web check-in services.
Alaska Airlines - Airline Information
Alaska Airlines - details about this airline including seat maps, phone number, crashes/incidents.
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
Philippine Airlines - Policy for Air Travel...
Philippine 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.
Airline passengers feel the need for speed when...
Click here to read a new survey by Honeywell Aerospace on what travelers want -- and don't want -- when it comes to inflight Wi-Fi and connectivity.
Airline Policies - Bereavement Airfares -...
Airlines' bereavement / compassion airfares policies for flights to travel to funerals or family emergencies (imminent death / terminal illness).
FLYZED Rates for Standby Tickets
Use FLYZED, the interline listing site for airline employees, to figure out standby ticket availability and Zed rates.
Delta Airlines - Policy for Air Travel During...
Delta Airlines and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
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.
Pets Air Travel - United Airlines - Airline...
Information about flying with your dog, cat, or other pets on United Airlines.
British Airways Tickets and Reservations -...
British Airways offers check-in online, and a few of the particulars of their web check-in services.
United Airlines Check-in Strollers, Car Seats,...
United Airlines policies regarding checking strollers, car seats, mobility devices and sports equipment.
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.
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.
LAX - Los Angeles International Airport
If you wondered what the X in LAX stands for keep reading...
Can I Really Bring *THIS* on Board?
An introduction with links to articles about items still permitted by airport security agents to carry aboard.
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 - Continental Airlines -...
Information about flying with your dog, cat, or other pets on Continental Airlines.
Air Travel with Mobility Devices or Mobility Aids
Advice and tips for traveling with a wheelchair, walker or cane, and passengers with mobility restrictions.
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.
Continental Airlines Baggage Policies - Free...
Baggage policies for Continental Airlines - what is free, and what incurs a fee. Includes checked-in and excess luggage.
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.
Delta Airlines Airline Jobs
They are not always hiring, but you can find jobs with Delta Airlines here.
Continental Airlines Tickets and Reservations -...
Continental Airlines offers check-in online, and a few of the particulars of their web check-in services.
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.
Malaysia Airlines- Policy for Air Travel During...
Malaysia Airlines and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
EWR - Newark Liberty International Airport
Newark Liberty International Airport is one of two New York area airports to make the top 30 busiest airports.
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.
American Airlines Check-in Information
American Airlines check in policies regarding strollers, car seats, mobility devices and sports equipment.
Air India - Policy for Air Travel During...
Air India and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
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.
Download These 5 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.
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.
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.
US Airways Info - Information About US Airways
US Airways - details about this airline including seat maps, phone number, crashes/incidents.
Singapore Airlines - Policy for Air Travel...
Singapore Airlines and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
Continental Airlines Bereavement Airfares -...
Continental Airlines bereavement / compassion airfares policy for flights to travel to funerals or family emergencies (imminent death / terminal illness).
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.
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.
American Airlines Info - Information About...
American Airlines - details about this airline including seat maps, phone number, crashes/incidents.
Pregnancy and Air Travel - Policies for...
Policies of major airlines in the United States, Canada, and Mexico regarding pregnant passengers, and flights during pregnancy.
Seat Maps - US Airways
Seat maps - US Airways. Air Travel.
Bye Bye to Bereavement Fares
Airline bereavement fares are mostly gone, so click here to see what your alternatives might be.
Air Travel with a Toddler - Tips and Advice for...
Flying with children of any age can be a stressful experience. Not only do you have to worry about how they feel and behave, but also how others around you react. This has to be especially true for toddlers - with all their new-found skills for running, talking and moving about - a confined space, teeming with unfamiliar faces and surroundings does not sound ideal. Traveling with a toddler definitely presents its challenges, but planning ahead may give you at least a chance at a smooth flight.
Delta Airlines Frequent Flyer SkyMiles Program
Learn how to earn and use miles, buy or transfer them, with Delta´s frequent flyer SkyMiles program.
United Airlines - Policy for Air Travel During...
United Airlines and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
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.
My Passport Was Stolen
My passport was stolen - the procedures I followed when my passport was stolen at the airport.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Check out six tech tools air travelers need to...
Click here to see how six tech tools can help improve air travel and the airline passenger experience.
Top 10 Airlines in Latin America
Airlines in Latin America may not carry as many passengers as airlines in Europe, and North America, but there are plenty of airlines serving all parts of Latin America. This is the top 10 based on how many passengers chose to fly on them.
Types of Airfares and Airline Tickets -...
A list of the main types of published airfares.
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.
US Airways Check-in Strollers, Car Seats,...
US Airways policies regarding checking strollers, car seats, mobility devices and sports equipment.
You Can Take It With You!
If you are packing luggage with toileteries, clothes, and other items that would normally fit in a suitcase, you can refer to basic information found on your ticket. There are two very common terms on tickets, 2PC and 20K (rarely 10K). 2PC means that you are allowed to check in two pieces of luggage, normally 70lbs or 32kg per piece. 20K (or another number like 10K for example)is a weight restriction, which means that the total weight of your checked in luggage can not exceed 20kg or 44lbs. Page 2.
Fare Talk - All Types of Airfares
Starting with the basics - what is an airfare?
How Can I Get My Stroller Back For Long...
How Can I Get My Stroller Back For Long Connections Between Flights?
Air Canada Info - Information About Air Canada
Air Canada - details about this airline including seat maps, phone number, crashes/incidents.
AMS - Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Amsterdam's airport has a great art collection. A nice way to spend time waiting for your flight.
Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) - Visa for...
Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) - a document created electronically that serves as a visa to enter Australia.
We finish our series on airline alliances with...
Click here for information on the one world alliance, made up of 15 global airlines.
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 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.
Malaysia Airlines Information - Info About...
Malaysia Airlines. Air Travel.
In and Out of Dubrovnik Airport
Dubrovnik, also known as the pearl of the Adriatic, is just one of the destinations in Croatia, a small European country that has burst onto the tourism scene. The airports in Croatia may be small, but a few tips for getting in and out of them doesn't hurt.
Skywest Airlines Info - Information About...
Skywest - details about this airline including seat maps, phone number, crashes/incidents.
Which Airlines Are the Biggest?
Ever wonder which are the biggest airlines? Here is a list ranked by the number of passengers flown.
KLM / Air France - Policy for Air Travel During...
KLM / Air France 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.
Seniors - Air travel Tips and Advice
Senior travelers are a diverse group with wide-ranging needs from the savvy traveler, to those who may need extra assistance, the veteran flier, and those who avoid the airport where possible. This collection of tips and advice for senior travelers is also varied and covers a range of different aspects of air travel.
LAS - Las Vegas McCarran International Airport
Yes, there are slot machines in the airport. May be one of the reasons that many in the travel industry call Las Vegas by another name - Lost Wages.
Air Travel Contests and Sweepstakes
A selection of sweepstakes and contests that you can enter for free, for a chance at free airfare / vacations including air travel.
Published Versus Unpublished Fares
A published fare is one that is available for purchase by anyone. An unpublished fare works a bit differently.
JFK - New York - John F. Kennedy International...
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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.
IAH - Houston - George Bush Intercontinental...
The airport is named after the elder Bush, George H. W. Bush the 41st president of the United States.
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