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How to Avoid Wait Times at the Airport through Online Check-Ins

Booking and reserving seats on the internet is an effective way to reduce wait times and allow yourself a preference for window or aisle before the flight has begun to fill up and you are stuck in the middle of passengers as you waited too long to book the flight. Are you looking for a way to increase the convenience of traveling by air? Consider booking the flight online to ensure that you are able to book and reserve the flights through the online reservation system for seats and check in times. How should you go about booking your seats online ...

How to Ease the Stress when Traveling with Pets

Traveling with pets, from booking the ticket to arriving at the airport can be stressful. Although there are many aspects of traveling with pet which need to be considered before making the decision, paying attention to certain elements can make air travel with pets that much easier. Here are some tips that can be used to ease the process of traveling with pets: Are pets able to travel on board the plane? In most cases, the pets are unable to travel on board the plane through the use of carry-on pet carriers, unless they are very small. Small pets can be placed ...

AirBus A380

Have you seen the photographs of the new Airbus A380? From the overall size to the roomy seats & comforts it will provide passengers – it is impressive to say the least. Unfortunately the aircraft has been plagued with delay after delay. Instead of late 2006, the first A380 is now set to arrive with Singapore Airlines in October of 2007. Other big customers such as Emirates Airline will be waiting until 2008 while Virgin Atlantic Airways will be waiting until 2013 for their first delivery. But delays in production may not be the only delays that will be occurring. There is speculation ...

Pet safety in the air, part 2

The Safe Air Travel for Animals Act went into effect in May 2005 which requires all airlines to report any incidents involving the loss, injury or death of animals during air transportation. From this time until November 2006, we’re sorry to report that there have been 12 losses, 27 injuries, and 46 deaths of beloved pets entrusted for safe passage. Continental Airlines reported 16 deaths and 11 injuries during this time . Other airlines results as reported by the the Third Amendment which tracks these statistics: Airlines Deaths Injuries Loss Frontier Airlines 0 2 0 US Airways 1 1 1 Northwest Airlines 0 2 2 United Airlines 1 0 Continental Airlines 16 11 0 According to the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Aviation Consumer Protection Division (ACPD), over ...

Unwrapping Christmas Travel

Having been a travel agent for many years, I constantly heard the horror stories about clients traveling by Air with pre-wrapped Christmas presents. Here are some suggestions to make your Christmas thoughtfulness a little easier. It’s great that you’ve planned in advance, purchased those Christmas gifts in July, wrapped them in September – you are definitely ahead of the game. But if you’re now going to travel by any commercial Airline with those presents, you need to do some back tracking. If you can fit them easily and safely into your checked luggage, you might be in luck. But if airport security ...

Emirates to allow cell phones during flights

Emirates announced today that it is to become the first Airline to offer In flight cell Phone usage. Service will beginning in January 2007. This highly anticipated and controversial service will be watched closely by all the other airlines. Will passengers love or despise the service? That's the question, who's answer every airline will be paying attention too. The single largest issue for the Airlines is whether all that chatter in such closed quarters at 30,000 feet is going to become an issue of aggravation for most passengers that will cause in flight disputes between passengers. And if those possible ...

Airline dating – choose your seatmate

Hours of flying can be boring. Have you ever let yourself daydream about the other passengers on the flight? Have you wondered about that beautiful lady in 14A or that gorgeous guy in 23B, and wonder why you’re stuck next to the sleeping drooling passenger - again? Well, wonder no more. With almost 16,000 members, AirTroductions.com may just be for you. Known as the “find your seatmate before you get on the plane” website, they allow their members to pick and choose other members who they’d like to sit next to on any given flight. Here’s how it works. First you register ...

The family vacation – Are we there yet?

Amazingly enough, its summertime already and many of us are about to engage in the delusional world of family travel. Taking the kids, the dog, 6 suitcases, and Grandma cross country in a cramped two-door car with no air conditioning - now that’s fun! Or if you’re flying with the team, remember that many Airlines no longer serve meals , newspapers or magazines so that also means bring your own. The key is to plan ahead. Where to kennel the dog. Where to kennel the kids. Just kidding! But if Grandma is available, go for it. ;) Book your airline tickets ...

Frequent Flyer Frenzy

Is your frequent flyer program working for you? A little bit of time and effort can help make the most of your program. Start by determining what you want from your frequent flyer program. Your goal could be free flights, upgrades, hotel stays, car rentals, or even gift cards. Your departure city and the destinations you frequent for business/pleasure will be the next determining factor. Which airlines fly those routings? Who partners with them domestically and internationally? Look for a card that matches your preferred hotel and car rental company as these are important point getters in conjunction with your frequent ...

A La Carte Airlines

In June 2005, Airlines.Ws wondered how far domestic airline cost cutting measures would go after the loss of the coveted free pretzels on Northwest airline flights. Well, now we’re here to say far, quite far, indeed. The latest à la carte menu reads like this: $15 for an aisle seat or $24 for an exit row. More leg room for $50 or purchase your ticket over the phone for $10. Confirm a standby flight for $25. $1 for trail mix or cashews, $4 for a snack box or $5 for a ‘fresh’ sandwich or wrap. $2 per bag for curbside check-in. There ...

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