This page has
links to specific air travel topics on our website and external links to web sites
comprehensive air travel information. The United States has a major
air travel problem with record delays and lost baggage. The websites
we list here will help you minimize your inconvenience and give you ideas on
how to avoid or cope with delays. We also have many other topics related to
air travel which will help you save money and time.
Look, if you can't take it anymore, go to the
Coalition for an Airline Passengers' Bill of Rights
Website and support their effort to get Congress to stop treating people
like animals*. You can at least sign their online petition in a matter
Well, there is even a website devoted to
airline meals. And
- Fly early in the
morning. Storms occur in the afternoon and
these are one of the primary reasons for flight delays.
- Don't book tight
connections. You are likely to be delayed
before takeoff or enroute or upon landing. Give yourself
plenty of time to catch your next flight.
- Fly a day early.
If you are catching a cruise, or are attending a special
event like a wedding, or you are catching a cheap flight
overseas from a gateway city in your country, fly a day
early and stay overnight in the city from which your cruise
or overseas flight departs.
- Sign up for free
flight status information. All airlines
offer to alert you on changes in your flight status via
email or your mobile device. Sign up for that and don't be
surprised. Also, go online to check your flight status
and, if the airport offers it, check the security wait
Forgot Your Stuff. Chances are if you leave
something on an airplane you will never get it back. If you
realize you forgot something before leaving the secure area
and rush back to your gate, you may have a chance to still
retrieve it. Otherwise it is goodbye and so long.
Security will not let you back into a secure area without a
boarding pass and getting through to the airline will often
lead you into voice menu hell. Retrieving lost items
is not a priority for airlines. You just need to avoid
leaving things behind. Always put your gadgets back into
your carryon when you are not using them, or, when they
announce to buckle up because you are about to land, at
least at that time make sure you have everything and put it
Never, no not ever leave
your stuff on a plane that is a continuing flight where they
let you leave the plane while waiting. The airlines
are not responsible for anything that gets stolen and things
do get stolen. Take it with you!
Our Pages Related
to Air Travel
Links to all the world's airlines.
Airline Safety - Here
are some websites with information on air safety.
Air Fares -
Links to all the major air fare
Airline Seating - Not
all seats are created equal, even in economy.
- Save money traveling
within regions of the world.
Transit - How to
get to and from airports in the world.
are here. Everything you want to know about air travel.
Airports - Links to
airport websites worldwide.
Location - Links to
real-time flight information systems.
Frequent Flyer - We
link to popular frequent flyer websites.
Air Consolidators - All
about air consolidators to save you money.
Air Travel Rights -
Well, you do have a few rights. Become an activist!
Air Charters - Air
charter information for the rich and not so rich.
European Low Fare Airlines -
Comprehensive links to find them.
And if you want to fly in a real fighter
jet and be in a dogfight, see our
Fighter Flights topic.
AirlineTickets. This website has a nice user interface to
information about airline tickets organized in 10 topic areas. Just click on
a topic and they display a short, informative article about it.
- Air Travel.
Probably the best site on the web for comprehensive air travel
categories and extensive links. Think of it as an "Air Travel
Airline Forum. These people are well-known for their good travel information.
Here you can see a list of articles and reader inputs related to air
travel from their Travel Forum and Travel Wire sections.
Living- Air Travel Topic. They are one of the best travel sites on
the web. They offer a lot of advice and information on travel in
general. We drop you off at their site search results for air travel
where you will find a good list of recent articles or use their search box
to find a specific topic.
Bocat.com Up To The Minute
Airline News. This is an excellent list of the latest
FlightStats will help you travel smarter. A friendly site trying to help out
the air passenger. They will help you get the best air travel experience and
know that price is only part of the picture. They cover the latest
travel deals, compare on-time performance of a flight you are considering
taking, find the latest published fares and frequent flyer promotions and
see what users have to say about an airport. They also have a travel forum
where you can ask questions and have mobile support. They also have a
Flight Status tool where you can find the latest status of a flight by
either (1) entering in the date and departure and arrival cities, (2) the
flight number and departure date or (3) the airport + date and time period.
- Traveler Section.
This is the FAA Traveler information section of their website.
It includes useful advice and links covering all
phases of air travel from before you leave home to your arrival at your destination.
SKYTRAX. SKYTRAX provides
air travelers with a comprehensive guide to make their flight even better.
You can find information on the best seats on a plane, check the latest
customer reviews of airline lounges, airlines and airports. They have a chat
forum and much more information. A unique website.
CarSurvey.org has an ongoing project to process and post feedback from
travelers on hundreds of specific flights (departure-destination, flight
number and date) on airlines worldwide plus they have other interesting
statistics on air travel.
OAG is a well-known independent provider of travel information
products and services. They offer business travelers, companies and the
worldwide travel industry the information needed to make effective travel
plans. They are best known for their flight guides.
Customers can access this information through a variety of media, ranging
from printed guides to wireless mobile applications, to a company's
Intranet or Local Area Network.
*Footnote. O.K., so even if homo sapiens are higher-order animals,
we are nevertheless animals which explains why we have this problem.
We have just recently come out of the jungle and learned to walk
upright. We are going through the reactionary stage of human
evolution. We don't prevent problems, we just react to them. We prefer
that they get totally out of control before applying even a band-aid.
That is human nature at the beginning of the 21st century.
Hopefully we will be past this period in human development by the
beginning of the 22nd or 23rd century at the latest, and your great
grandchildren will look back and be thankful they didn't live in our
time. Maybe one of your grandchildren will be the historian to
give a name to the period we are going through now. maybe it will
be called the Really Stupid Period in human history.
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