1. Travel
Send to a Friend via Email

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:

http://airtravel.about.com/popular.htm

was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

Air Travel: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
Traveling by US Airways? What You Should Know...
US Airways offers online check in. Here, we go over some of their 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.
United Airlines Baggage Policies: Checked...
Discover United Airlines’ baggage policies - What is free? What they charge fees for? Includes check-ins and excess luggage.
Bereavement Flights: Traveling for Emergencies,...
In times of emergency when you have to fly for a family funeral, or see a terminally ill relative, many airlines offer bereavement flights or compassionate fares.
Foxtrot Yankee India: Learn the International...
The ICAO alphabet is an international phonetic alphabet for pilots, air traffic controllers and airline customer service agents.
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.
Top 10 Extra Rules to Prepare You for...
Connecting flights entail extra rules and circumstances that you need to consider. Here are some tips for making connections and checking luggage.
Delta Airlines Check In: Tickets and Reservations
Delta Airlines offers online check in. Let's go over the specifics of their web check in services.
Southwest Airlines Tickets and Reservations -...
Southwest Airlines offers check-in online, and a few of the details of Southwest Airlines web check-in services.
The Safest Airplanes in the World - World's...
What makes one airplane safer than another? Are certain airplanes better than others?
Top 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.
Top 10 Luggage and Carry-on Baggage Myths
Time to separate the myth from fact when it comes to checking in luggage, and toting your carry-on pieces.
Minimum Layover Times for Connecting Flights
Read our list of minimum layover times required to catch connecting flights at major airports around the world.
Strollers and Airlines - Strollers at the...
Part of air travel with infants, toddlers or young children often involves bringing a stroller. As a gate agent, and one that also works at check-in, some tips for traveling with children and strollers.
Top 10 Ways to Get Upgraded on a Flight
So are there any tricks to getting upgraded from economy class? Most times there are no tricks of the trade, it is often by being entitled to an upgrade if you are a very frequent flyer with an upgrade-able fare, and once in a while it is a little bit of luck. These are the top 10 ways to get upgraded that I see as an airline gate agent most often:
Top 10 Myths About Air Travel and Airports
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.
Reader's Digest - 50 Secrets Your Pilot Won't...
Reader's Digest asked commercial airline pilots to share some of their secrets with their readers. From napping during flights, to safety issues, airline pilots responded, with Reader's Digest compiling it all in a feature of 50 secrets.
Infant Ticketing Policy
Infant ticketing policies do vary between airlines, but these are some of the typical rules when dealing with airline tickets for an infant.
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 is a Bereavement Airfare?
What is a bereavement, or compassionate, airfare? Find out the basics and how to qualify for these special tickets.
Bereavement Fares - Discounted Airline Tickets...
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.
Travel Procedures for Unaccompanied Minors
Thousands of children travel alone every day. Find out what the airport and flight procedures are for unaccompanied minors.
Preferred Seating - Emergency Exit Row
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 emergency exit rows of an aircraft are usually more spacious, but not universally so. More space comes with more restrictions for this type of seating that should be considered before asking for a seat in the exit row.
United Airlines Tickets and Reservations -...
United Airlines offers check-in online, and a few of the particulars of their web check-in services.
10 Great Things About United Airlines’...
Take a sneak peek at the major upgrade United Airlines has given to its Global First and United Club lounges at the new London Heathrow Terminal 2.
10 Great Quick-Serve Airport Food/Beverage...
Check out 10 of the best in quick-serve food/beverage concessions in airports across the United States.
Packing Snacks - Food for Flights
A decade ago you may not have even considered bringing your own snacks on board. Now, as there are fewer options, and a lot of meal services that require you to pay on board, toting your own snacks for your flight is becoming a more popular option. No complaining about airplane food when you make and bring your own. You could bring candies or chips, but I try and bring items that are easy to pack and reasonably healthy.
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.
Typical Airline Policies for Flight Cancellatio...
When you see that weather is going to affect your travels, what can you expect? Many airlines have similar flight cancellation policies.
American Airlines Baggage Policies: What Is...
American Airlines baggage policies for economy class, including checked in bags and excess luggage.
The 10 Best Airlines in the World
Skytrax is known for its World Airline Awards. These are the best airlines according to their survey.
Airlines and Online Check-in - Airline Tickets,...
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.
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.
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.
Airport Minimum Connection Times - Amsterdam to...
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.
Baggage Policies - Free Checked Luggage
The baggage policies, as they apply, for low cost airlines including what is free and what the fees are.
Air Travel Assistance - First Time Flyers and...
The first thing that comes to mind regarding passengers who may require assistance are those who are afraid of flying, or first time flyers. It is okay to be afraid of flying, there is certainly a loss of control when you are sitting in a narrow seat, 30,000 feet above the earth, and the plane is shaking through an area of turbulence.
Delta Airlines
Get Delta Air Lines seat maps, phone numbers, history, and other essential flying information before your trip.
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 Tickets and Reservations -...
American Airlines offers check-in online, and a few of the particulars of their web check-in services.
How Do I Arrange a Wheelchair / Golf Cart with...
A question about setting up extra assistance for a passenger is answered.
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. After making it through the airport, you are set for the toughest challenge of all - the flight.
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.
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.
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?
Death, Dying and the Airlines - Death on Board...
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.
Airline Phone Numbers for North America - Phone...
A list of phone numbers for airlines in Canada, Mexico and the United States. Save time, find airline phone numbers all on one page.
Delta Airlines Bereavement Airfares -...
Delta Airlines bereavement / compassion airfares policy for flights to travel to funerals or family emergencies (imminent death / terminal illness).
Baggage Policies - Free Checked Luggage, Carry...
The luggage allowances for international airlines - including checked bags, strollers, mobility devices and sports equipment - the fees and free allowances.
Airport Minimum Connection Times - Los Angeles...
Airport minimum connection times for major airports around the world. This feature covers Los Angeles, Madrid and Miami.
Why Global Entry Pays For Itself After Only One...
Learn more about Global Entry and TSA PreCheck, programs that allows travelers to zip through Customs lines and domestic airport checkpoints.
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.
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.
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.
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 Bereavement Airfares -...
American Airlines bereavement / compassionate 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.
Top 10 Airline Pages on Twitter - Social Media...
I use Twitter a lot to keep up-to-date on what is going on with the airlines. Tweets - the public status updates on Twitter - are usually fresh, current and succinct, so it is easy to skim through quickly. As more airlines use Twitter to offer quick, short term specials - twares - its becoming a great way to keep up with the airlines and snag a deal.
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.
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.
Airline Phone Numbers for Asia - Telephone...
Phone numbers for airlines, big and small, in Asia.
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.
British Airways Tickets and Reservations -...
British Airways offers check-in online, and a few of the particulars of their web check-in services.
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.
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.
Bringing Car Seats on a Flight for Infants and...
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >It isn't a requirement
Delta Airlines Check-in Strollers, Car Seats,...
Delta's policies regarding checking strollers, car seats, mobility devices and sports equipment.
Ryanair - Policy for Air Travel During...
Ryanair and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
Air Canada Online Check-in
Manage your flight reservations and get the latest status updates through Air Canada's online check-in.
FLYZED Rates for Standby Tickets
Use FLYZED, the interline listing site for airline employees, to figure out standby ticket availability and Zed rates.
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.
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.
Airline Policies - Bereavement Airfares -...
Airlines' bereavement / compassion airfares policies for flights to travel to funerals or family emergencies (imminent death / terminal illness).
Alaska Airlines Online Check In
Don't wait on long lines. Check-in online for you next Alaska Airlines flight.
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.
How to Redeem the Airline Miles You've Earned
American Airlines is the airline that first introduced the frequent flyer program (AAdvantage), and they have some tips for redeeming miles for travel. Page 2.
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.
Southwest Airlines Low Cost Airlines - Budget...
Southwest Airlines - details about this airline including seat maps, phone number, crashes/incidents.
British Airways Frequent Flyer Program
Executive Club. Air Travel.
Can I Really Bring *THIS* on Board?
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >The TSA has banned
US Airways Info - Information About US Airways
US Airways - details about this airline including seat maps, phone number, crashes/incidents.
Airlines and Accidents - Airlines with the...
Planecrashinfo has taken the statistics for 20 years - from 1989 through 2008 and looked at the major airlines in the world, and assessed their accident rates.
When Someone Dies On Board, During a Flight, or...
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.
Philippine Airlines - Policy for Air Travel...
Philippine Airlines and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
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.
Airline Essentials - Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways profile and information.
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.
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.
Continental Airlines Baggage Policies - Free...
Baggage policies for Continental Airlines - what is free, and what incurs a fee. Includes checked-in and excess luggage.
Pets Air Travel - United Airlines - Airline...
Information about flying with your dog, cat, or other pets on United Airlines.
United Airlines Check-in Strollers, Car Seats,...
United Airlines policies regarding checking strollers, car seats, mobility devices and sports equipment.
Singapore Airlines - Policy for Air Travel...
Singapore Airlines and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
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.
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.
Pregnancy and Air Travel - Policies for...
Policies of major airlines in the United States, Canada, and Mexico regarding pregnant passengers, and flights during pregnancy.
United Airlines Info - Information About United...
United Airlines - details about this airline including seat maps, phone number, crashes/incidents.
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.
Air Travel with Mobility Devices or Mobility Aids
Advice and tips for traveling with a wheelchair, walker or cane, and passengers with mobility restrictions.
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.
American Airlines Check-in Information
American Airlines check in policies regarding strollers, car seats, mobility devices and sports equipment.
KLM / Air France - Policy for Air Travel During...
KLM / Air France and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
Top 10 Questions About Air Travel - Ask.com's...
Ask.com compiled a list of their most frequent air travel questions, and supplied answers.
AirTran Airways Tickets and Reservations -...
AirTran Airways offers check-in online, and a few of the particulars of their web check-in services.
Coming and Going from FCO - Rome, Italy
Flying into FCO Airport can be chaotic. This is the first point of entry for travelers on Italian or Mediterranean adventures. Read these helpful hints.
Bye Bye to Bereavement Fares
Airline bereavement fares are mostly gone, so click here to see what your alternatives might be.
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.
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.
Types of Airfares and Airline Tickets -...
A list of the main types of published airfares.
Easyjet - Policy for Air Travel During...
Easyjet and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
The World's Biggest Airlines
Ever wonder which are the biggest airlines? Here is a list ranked by the number of passengers flown.
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.
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.
Self Massage of the Face - Face Massage...
Begin the self massage of the face with very general strokes. Take your hands, which were covering your face, and bring the fingers up to your forehead - almost fingertip to fingertip across from each other
Air India - Policy for Air Travel During...
Air India and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
Pets Air Travel - Continental Airlines -...
Information about flying with your dog, cat, or other pets on Continental Airlines.
Seat Maps - US Airways
Seat maps - US Airways. Air Travel.
LAX - Los Angeles International Airport
If you wondered what the X in LAX stands for keep reading...
Top 5 Airport and Airplane movies - drama and...
According to many movies made about airports and airplanes, a disaster is always waiting in the wings. These are the greatest dramas about airlines.
My Passport Was Stolen
My passport was stolen - the procedures I followed when my passport was stolen at the airport.
Seat Maps - Allegiant Air - Low Cost Airlines...
Allegiant Air link provided by SeatGuru.
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.
Delta Airlines Airline Jobs
They are not always hiring, but you can find jobs with Delta Airlines here.
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.
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.
Discounted Flights, Cheap Hotel Reservations,...
Discount flights and cheap hotel tickets to top destinations.
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.
Lufthansa - Policy for Air Travel During...
Lufthansa and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
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.
Published Versus Unpublished Fares
A published fare is one that is available for purchase by anyone. An unpublished fare works a bit differently.
Malaysia Airlines- Policy for Air Travel During...
Malaysia 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).
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).
IAH - Houston - George Bush Intercontinental...
The airport is named after the elder Bush, George H. W. Bush the 41st president of the United States.
Portable DVD Players for Flights \$100 or Less...
Portable DVD players are growing in popularity with passengers who want to make sure that they get to see the movies they want while on board a flight.
American Airlines Info - Information About...
American Airlines - details about this airline including seat maps, phone number, crashes/incidents.
Delta Airlines Frequent Flyer SkyMiles Program
Learn how to earn and use miles, buy or transfer them, with Delta´s frequent flyer SkyMiles program.
Continental Airlines Tickets and Reservations -...
Continental Airlines offers check-in online, and a few of the particulars of their web check-in services.
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.
How Can I Get My Stroller Back For Long...
How Can I Get My Stroller Back For Long Connections Between Flights?
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.
JFK - New York - John F. Kennedy International...
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Find airfare specials
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.
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.
Fare Talk - All Types of Airfares
Starting with the basics - what is an airfare?
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.
EWR - Newark Liberty International Airport
Newark Liberty International Airport is one of two New York area airports to make the top 30 busiest airports.
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.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.