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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.
10 Ways to Survive Holiday Travel
With the holidays fast approaching, air travel will become more hectic. Click here for 10 tips that can help passengers survive the process.
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.
5 Travelers to Avoid on Every Flight
Check out my list of five airline passengers, ranging from seat switchers to loud cell phone talkers, that you don't want to see on your next flight.
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.
United Airlines Tickets and Reservations -...
United Airlines offers check-in online, and a few of the particulars of their web check-in services.
How to Buy Plane Tickets for Funerals and...
In times of emergency when you have to fly for a family funeral, or see a terminally ill relative, many airlines offer bereavement or compassionate fares.
10 US and Canada Airlines with the Most Travelers
Discover the top 10 airlines of choice in the United States and Canada.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These tips will help you have safer travels
Click here to read eight tips for air travelers that could make a huge difference on whether your next trip is a good one or a bad one.
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'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.
Baggage Policies - Free Checked Luggage
The baggage policies, as they apply, for low cost airlines including what is free and what the fees are.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
And The Winners Are…
Airports Council International names the winners of the 2013 Airport Service Quality awards. Click here to see which airports made the cut.
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.
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.
What Are the World's Safest Airplanes?
What makes one airplane safer than another? Are certain airplanes better than others?
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.
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.
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.
Delta Airlines
Get Delta Air Lines seat maps, phone numbers, history, and other essential flying information before your trip.
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.
Southwest Airlines Low Cost Airlines - Budget...
Southwest Airlines - details about this airline including seat maps, phone number, crashes/incidents.
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 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.
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.
United Airlines Info - Information About United...
United Airlines - details about this airline including seat maps, phone number, crashes/incidents.
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Delta, Virgin America Offer New Menus For...
First and business class travelers get an upgrade on their airline meals. Click here to see which airlines have raised the bar on their food offerings.
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 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.
How Do I Arrange a Wheelchair / Golf Cart with...
A question about setting up extra assistance for a passenger is answered.
Philippine Airlines - Policy for Air Travel...
Philippine Airlines and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
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.
What Are American Airlines' Baggage Fees?
American Airlines baggage policies for economy class, including checked in bags and excess luggage.
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).
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.
Delta Airlines Check-in Strollers, Car Seats,...
Delta's policies regarding checking strollers, car seats, mobility devices and sports equipment.
The 10 Best Airlines in the World
Skytrax is known for its World Airline Awards. These are the best airlines according to their survey.
US Airways Info - Information About US Airways
US Airways - details about this airline including seat maps, phone number, crashes/incidents.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
British Airways Tickets and Reservations -...
British Airways offers check-in online, and a few of the particulars of their web check-in services.
Enjoy the extras on eight international...
Click here for a list of eight international airlines with a premium economy product, offering amenities including extra legroom and upgraded meals.
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.
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.
We take a look at the top 10 complaints of air...
It's tough enough to be on the road these days, so click here to see the top 10 jeers that passengers have about their air travel experiences.
United Airlines - Policy for Air Travel During...
United Airlines and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
Discounted Flights, Cheap Hotel Reservations,...
Discount flights and cheap hotel tickets to top destinations.
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.
Air Canada Online Check-in
Manage your flight reservations and get the latest status updates through Air Canada's online check-in.
United Airlines Check-in Strollers, Car Seats,...
United Airlines policies regarding checking strollers, car seats, mobility devices and sports equipment.
Malaysia Airlines- Policy for Air Travel During...
Malaysia 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.
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?
Airport Minimum Connection Times - Los Angeles...
Airport minimum connection times for major airports around the world. This feature covers Los Angeles, Madrid and Miami.
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 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.
Travelers will appreciate these five concession...
Click here to check out five great concessions in airports -- including dog parks, spas, books and food -- that travelers will really appreciate.
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.
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.
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.
Air India - Policy for Air Travel During...
Air India and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
How To Find Those Elusive Airport Outlets
Looking for power outlets in the airport? Click here to see which airports have the most outlets and where they're located.
Airline Phone Numbers for Asia - Telephone...
Phone numbers for airlines, big and small, in Asia.
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.
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.
Alaska Airlines Online Check In
Don't wait on long lines. Check-in online for you next Alaska Airlines 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.
Air Travel with Mobility Devices or Mobility Aids
Advice and tips for traveling with a wheelchair, walker or cane, and passengers with mobility restrictions.
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.
LAX - Los Angeles International Airport
If you wondered what the X in LAX stands for keep reading...
FLYZED Rates for Standby Tickets
Use FLYZED, the interline listing site for airline employees, to figure out standby ticket availability and Zed rates.
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.
YYZ - Toronto Pearson International Airport
The busiest airports in the world - facts, details, and important info. Toronto Pearson International Airport is included in the list of the top 30 airports in the world based on passenger numbers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Low Cost, Budget Airlines in Asia
Low cost airlines have permeated the Asian market, and there are lots of airlines to choose from.
Emirates Airline Jobs - Employment with Airlines
Job seekers can look for jobs with Emirates.
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.
Pets Air Travel - United Airlines - Airline...
Information about flying with your dog, cat, or other pets on United Airlines.
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.
Continental Airlines Baggage Policies - Free...
Baggage policies for Continental Airlines - what is free, and what incurs a fee. Includes checked-in and excess luggage.
Delta Airlines Frequent Flyer SkyMiles Program
Learn how to earn and use miles, buy or transfer them, with Delta´s frequent flyer SkyMiles program.
US Airways Check-in Strollers, Car Seats,...
US Airways 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.
Delta Airlines - Policy for Air Travel During...
Delta Airlines and its rules / restrictions for pregnant women.
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.
Pets Air Travel - Continental Airlines -...
Information about flying with your dog, cat, or other pets on Continental Airlines.
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 Frequent Flyer Miles Program
MileagePlus is United Airlines' frequent flyer program. Discover their benefits here.
How to Never Wait in a Customs Line Again
Learn more about Global Entry and TSA PreCheck, programs that allows travelers to zip through Customs lines and domestic airport checkpoints.
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.
Seat Maps - US Airways
Seat maps - US Airways. 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.
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.
Seat Maps - List of Airline Seat Maps -...
Please find below seat maps for many of the world’s major airlines. For more airlines, visit SeatGuru.com or SeatExpert.com.
Which Airlines Are the Biggest?
Ever wonder which are the biggest airlines? Here is a list ranked by the number of passengers flown.
Seat Maps - Allegiant Air - Low Cost Airlines...
Allegiant Air link provided by SeatGuru.
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.
Delta Airlines Airline Jobs
They are not always hiring, but you can find jobs with Delta Airlines here.
American Airlines Info - Information About...
American Airlines - details about this airline including seat maps, phone number, crashes/incidents.
Airline Essentials - Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways profile and information.
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
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.
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.
AirTran Airways Tickets and Reservations -...
AirTran Airways offers check-in online, and a few of the particulars of their web check-in services.
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.
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.
Continental Airlines Tickets and Reservations -...
Continental Airlines offers check-in online, and a few of the particulars of their web check-in services.
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.
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.
SIN - Singapore Changi Airport
SIN - does it live up to its name, or is it a virtue among busy airports? The busiest airports in the world - facts, details, and important info. Singapore Changi Airport is included in the list of the top 30 airports in the world based on passenger numbers.
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.
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 Passport Was Stolen
My passport was stolen - the procedures I followed when my passport was stolen at the airport. Page 3.
Seat Maps - Silk Air - Seating Charts for...
A division of Singapore Airlines, Silk Air flies to several Asian centers.
Bye Bye to Bereavement Fares
Airline bereavement fares are mostly gone, so click here to see what your alternatives might be.
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.
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.
Airports for the New Seven Wonders of the World...
The new 7 wonders of the world were announced in Portugal on July 7, 2007. Hmmm, 7 wonders announced on 07/07/07, coincidence? I think not. More than 100 million votes from around the globe determined the list. But how does one get to these new 7 wonders of the world? Some are easier than others but to get there by air? These are the most convenient airports for the newly-christened man-made wonders of the world.
Can I Really Bring *THIS* on Board?
An introduction with links to articles about items still permitted by airport security agents to carry aboard.
Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) - Visa for...
Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) - a document created electronically that serves as a visa to enter Australia.
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.
IAH - Houston - George Bush Intercontinental...
The airport is named after the elder Bush, George H. W. Bush the 41st president of the United States.
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.
Airline Phone Numbers for Central America, the...
Phone numbers for airlines, big and small, in Central America, the Caribbean and South America
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