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United Airlines Tickets and Reservations -...
United Airlines offers check-in online, and a few of the particulars 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.
Here's how to use Southwest Airlines check in.
Click here for tips and options for checking in for your next flight -- via its website, a smartphone or by telephone -- on Southwest Airlines.
Sitting in coach on a long-haul flight? We show...
Long-haul travel in an airline's coach class can be tough. Click here for 10 great tips on how you can survive the flight.
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.
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.
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.
We look at bereavement flight policies at the...
When you have to fly for a family funeral or see a terminally ill relative, you may need a bereavement fare. See which U.S. airlines offer them.
We look at the 10 North American carriers with...
The top 10 airlines in North America based on passengers served in 2014, from the travel expert at About.com.
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.
Five states get extensions for Real ID driver's...
See which state's drivers licenses will no longer be accepted as government-approved ID at Transportation Security Administration airport checkpoints.
Get the information you need about this...
Need information about Delta Air Lines? Click here for details on areas including seat maps, phone numbers, and other essential flying information.
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.
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.
The internet has made searching for cheap...
Click here for my best tips on how to book the lowest airfares no matter when you need to travel and where you need to go.
Allegiant Air - Seat Maps
Allegiant Air link provided by SeatGuru.
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.
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.
Air Canada Online Check-in
Manage your flight reservations and get the latest status updates through Air Canada's online check-in.
AirlineRatings.com lists the 20 safest carriers...
Which airlines are the safest in 2016? AirlineRatings.com has chosen the top 20 carriers, led by Australian flag carrier Qantas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Air India - Policy for Air Travel During...
Air India and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
Baggage Policies - Free Checked Luggage
The baggage policies, as they apply, for low cost airlines including what is free and what the fees are.
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.
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'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.
American Airlines Tickets and Reservations -...
American Airlines offers check-in online, and a few of the particulars of their web check-in services.
American Airlines Bereavement Airfares -...
American Airlines bereavement / compassionate airfares policy for flights to travel to funerals or family emergencies (imminent death / terminal illness).
Delta's SkyMiles program favors those paying...
Click here to learn the ins and outs of Delta Air Lines' SkyMiles frequent flyer program, earning and using miles, attaining elite status and getting upgrades.
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.
How Do I Arrange a Wheelchair / Golf Cart with...
A question about setting up extra assistance for a passenger is answered.
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.
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.
Alaska Airlines Online Check In
Don't wait on long lines. Check-in online for you next Alaska Airlines flight.
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.
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.
Philippine Airlines - Policy for Air Travel...
Philippine Airlines and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
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.
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 Bereavement Airfares Does Delta Airlines...
Delta Airlines bereavement / compassion airfares policy for flights to travel to funerals or family emergencies (imminent death / terminal illness).
Feel like a first class traveler on your next...
Click here for my list of air travel items that can help you feel like you're sitting in first class -- even if you're stuck in a coach middle seat.
British Airways Tickets and Reservations -...
British Airways offers check-in online, and a few of the particulars of their web check-in services.
Pets Air Travel - United Airlines - Airline...
Information about flying with your dog, cat, or other pets on United Airlines.
Definition of 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.
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.
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.
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.
Air travel isn't cheap; save money and buy...
Click here to find 10 air travel item you can buy at your local dollar store, leaving you with more money for things like a nicer hotel or souvenirs.
Discounted Flights, Cheap Hotel Reservations,...
Discount flights and cheap hotel tickets to top destinations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
US 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.
Ryanair - Policy for Air Travel During...
Ryanair and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
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.
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.
Everything you need to know about Los Angeles...
Here's a guide to the busiest airports in the world, with facts, details and information you need to know about Los Angeles International Airport.
Airlines offer a lower-cost option to business...
Click here to see eight airlines that allow travelers to pay a little extra for for a premium economy seat on domestic and international flights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A guide on Southwest Airlines' policies for...
Click here to read about Southwest Airlines' policies and procedures for handling Unaccompanied Minor travel for children aged five to 11 years old.
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.
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.
FLYZED Rates for Standby Tickets
Use FLYZED, the interline listing site for airline employees, to figure out standby ticket availability and Zed rates.
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.
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?
Low Cost, Budget Airlines in Asia
Low cost airlines have permeated the Asian market, and there are lots of airlines to choose from.
Key facts you need to know about Southwest...
We offer travelers links and information to everything they need to know about Dallas, Texas-based Southwest 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.
Delta Airlines Check-in Strollers, Car Seats,...
Delta's policies regarding checking strollers, car seats, mobility devices and sports equipment.
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.
United Airlines Check-in Strollers, Car Seats,...
United Airlines policies regarding checking strollers, car seats, mobility devices and sports equipment.
TSA PreCheck Speeds Travelers through Airport...
The TSA (Transportation Security Administration) PreCheck program speeds travelers through more than 150 airport security checkpoints. Learn how it works.
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.
Philippine Airlines - Airlines Information
Philippine Airlines flies to several points within the Philippines, Australia, Asia, and the West Coast of North America.
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.
Published Versus Unpublished Fares
A published fare is one that is available for purchase by anyone. An unpublished fare works a bit differently.
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.
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.
Malaysia Airlines- Policy for Air Travel During...
Malaysia Airlines and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
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.
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.
Southwest Airlines Low Cost Airlines - Budget...
Southwest Airlines - details about this airline including seat maps, phone number, crashes/incidents.
Getting ready for an international flight? Here...
Click here to read nine great tips that will make your next international flight much easier to navigate.
Key facts you need to know about American...
We offer travelers links and information to everything they need to know about American Airlines.
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.
These airlines may be gone, but they're alive...
The commercial airline industry is littered with carriers that have come and gone.  Some were victims
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.
Singapore Airlines - Policy for Air Travel...
Singapore Airlines and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
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.
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.
American Airlines Info - Information About...
American Airlines - details about this airline including seat maps, phone number, crashes/incidents.
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.
Pets Air Travel - Continental Airlines -...
Information about flying with your dog, cat, or other pets on Continental Airlines.
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.
Everything you need to know about Philadelphia...
Here's a guide to the busiest airports in the world, with facts, details and information you need to know about Philadelphia International Airport.
Delta Airlines - Policy for Air Travel During...
Delta Airlines and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) - Visa for...
Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) - a document created electronically that serves as a visa to enter Australia.
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.
There are great benefits to having an...
Looking for a new credit card? If you travel regularly, consider an airline-affiliated card. Click here for the benefits offered by five carriers.
Here's our list of phone numbers for airlines...
Need to get in touch with an Asian-based airline? Here's our list of phone numbers for carriers across the region.
American Airlines Pet Policy
Information about flying with your dog, cat, or other pets on American Airlines.
KLM / Air France - Policy for Air Travel During...
KLM / Air France and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
Airports in the Midwestern United States -...
Airport info for major cities such as Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Columbus, and Milwaukee in the Midwest states - Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Continental Airlines Bereavement Airfares -...
Continental Airlines bereavement / compassion airfares policy for flights to travel to funerals or family emergencies (imminent death / terminal illness).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We take another look at airline posters from...
We take our second look at travel posters used by airlines to highlight routes and aircraft, designed to tempt passengers to take a 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.
Wedding Travel - Wedding Deals Offered By...
Many airlines have grown wise to the potential in weddings - from offering group discounts to registries online. Air travel and weddings are increasingly going hand in hand as airlines offer more to this market.
Traveling by air with an infant or toddler?...
Traveling with a baby or toddler? Click here for my tips on how to survive the air travel process, from booking the ticket to boarding the flight.
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.
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.
Everything you need to know about George Bush...
Here's a guide to the busiest airports in the world, with facts, details and information you need to know about Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Everything you need to know about Dallas/Fort...
Here's a guide to the busiest airports in the world, with facts, details and information you need to know about Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
What to do if the airlines lose your luggage
Did the airlines lose your luggage? Click here to read how to avoid it, how to recover lost bags and what your rights are if it is lost forever.
Our list of the world's biggest airlines, based...
Ever wonder which are the largest airlines in the world? Here is a list ranked by the number of passengers flown.
Spirit Airlines - Low Cost Airlines, Budget...
Spirit Airlines - phone number, website and airplane seat maps.
Lost Luggage? Blue Ribbon Bags Offers Cheap...
Airlines lose your luggage? Click here for information on a company that guarantees to find your bag within four days or pay you $1,000.
Paper and Electronic Tickets: What's the...
What works better for me...paper or electronic tickets? Compare the differences between the two types of tickets to find out.
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.
Knowing the Carry-on Luggage Requirements
The airport experience is stressful enough. Here are suggestions to help ensure that your luggage arrives with you.
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.
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.
Looking for a gift for your favorite traveler?...
Airline gift cards, frequent flyer miles and lounge passes make great gifts for the travelers in your life. Click here to see your options to buy them.
Read AirSafe.com's list of airlines without any...
AirSafe.com's database shows which major airlines have not had a fatality event since 1970.
How you can get frequent flyer miles credits at...
We show you how the the top five U.S. airlines handle requests to get frequent flyer miles credited back into your account.
United Airlines Info - Information About United...
United Airlines - details about this airline including seat maps, phone number, crashes/incidents.
Alaska Airlines Baggage Policies
Do you know that Alaska Airlines baggage policies allow you to check in strollers, car seats, and other devices and equipment for free?
DTW - Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County...
Where do people who fly out of DTW fly to most? Chicago.
Can I Really Bring *THIS* on Board?
An introduction with links to articles about items still permitted by airport security agents to carry aboard.
Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways Merger
This impending merger seemed to come out of nowhere and literally on the heels of the United/Continental Airlines merger being a done deal. As the industry continues to consolidate, what makes this merger particularly unique is it is one that involves two low cost airlines - giant Southwest Airlines, and much smaller Air Tran Airways.
United Airlines Frequent Flyer Miles Program
MileagePlus is United Airlines' frequent flyer program. Discover their benefits here.
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.
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.
Air Canada - Policy for Air Travel During...
Air Canada's policy regarding pregnant passengers
Miles & More - Lufthansa Frequent Flyer...
Learn more about Lufthansa's Miles & More, the largest traveler loyalty program in Europe with 25 million members as of March 2014.
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.
Everything you need to know about John F....
Here's a guide to the busiest airports in the world, with facts, details and information you need to know about John F. Kennedy International Airport.

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