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Published: Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:09:35 +0000

 



Money is tight. Here are 15 travel gifts that...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

With the holidays fast approaching, check out this list of 15 bargain travel gifts you can buy for friends and family that cost under $10.



Need help from an airlines? Here's our global...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

You need to speak to a human being at an airline because a website's FAQs just aren't cutting it. Check out this list of phone contacts to reach the carrier you need to contact, grouped by regions of the world.



Looking for new must-have travel items? You may...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

You can never have too many travel accessories, so consider adding these 10 items in your carry-on bag or suitcase for your next trip.



The 10 World's Safest Airplanes

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Click here to see a list of the top 10 safest - and five least safe -- commercial aircraft currently flying according to aviation safety groups.



British Air, TAP Portugal hope promotions will...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Two European flag carriers are hoping that their special promotional offers will tempt U.S. travelers to visit their countries in 2017.



JADEC releases its annual list of the world's...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

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 order a wheelchair or cart to get...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Have questions about wheelchairs and carts at the airport? We answer them and offer links to airlines' specific web pages with more information.



See the online check-in policies for airlines...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Learn how to handle online flight check-in at 13 global airlines to save time and avoid waiting in lines at the airport.



We look at the 15 North American carriers with...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

The top 15 airlines in North America based on passengers served in 2014, from the travel expert at About.com.



As airlines cut bereavement fares, there are...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Airline bereavement fares are mostly gone, but there are still alternatives that can help manage those high, last minute costs.



Breaking these air travel bad habits in 2016...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Make 2016 your best air travel year ever by breaking these eight bad habits using advice and tips by About.com's top Travel Experts.



We explain just how much time you need to make...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Read about the minimum layover times required to catch connecting flights and how you can avoid missing that next connection.



What you can do when bad weather cancels your...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

What can you expect when the weather could affect your travel? Read here for general guidelines on airlines' flight cancellation policies.



We look at bereavement flight policies at the...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

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.



Get the information you need about this...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Need information about Delta Air Lines? Click here for details on areas including seat maps, phone numbers, and other essential flying information.



9 Smart Ways to Make Smooth Airline Connections

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Check out these 10 tips that can help even the most unseasoned traveler make their airline flight connections quickly, smoothly and without trouble.



AirlineRatings.com releases list of the world's...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

What global carrier won the top spot in AirlineRatings.com 2017 airline awards? Which ones won in categories including best first and economy class?



Emergency Exit Row Seats: What You Need to Know

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Enjoying the extra legroom associated with airplane emergency exit rows comes with responsibilities. Here's what you need to know.



We bust 10 myths about buying and using airline...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Click here to see how we bust 10 myths about airfares and airline tickets. We cover everything from airline ticket name changes to paying for upgrades.



6 Tips for Handling Strollers During Air Travel

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Part of air travel with infants and toddlers will probably involve bringing a stroller. Here are six tips for traveling with children and strollers.



Types of Airfares and Airline Tickets -...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

A list of the main types of published airfares.



Visit Lisbon or Porto for free when flying TAP...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Going to Europe this fall or winter? Consider flying on Tap Portugal, which not only has airfare deals but offers free stopovers in Lisbon and Porto.



Gift cards are an easy way to pay for airline...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Stuck for gift ideas? Airlines around the world offer gift certificates and vouchers that can be ordered online or over the phone.



Want to book a cheap flight or last-minute...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

We list 15 online resources, booking engines and apps travelers can use search for cheap airline tickets and last-minute flight deals.



Traveling by air with an infant or toddler?...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

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.



Flight attendants star in a video touting the...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

San Francisco International Airport turned to flight attendants when it created a video to highlight the best to see and do in the city by the Bay.



AirlineRatings.com lists the 20 safest carriers...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Which airlines are the safest in 2016? AirlineRatings.com has chosen the top 20 carriers, led by Australian flag carrier Qantas.



Delta's SkyMiles program favors those paying...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

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.



This list of flight rules for pregnant women...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Airlines have different policies on how they handle pregnant women on flights. Click here to see the rules on 20 global carriers.



Airlines and Wheelchairs, Walkers, Canes

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Advice and tips for traveling with a wheelchair, walker or cane, and passengers with mobility restrictions.



How the top 10 U.S. carriers handle overweight...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

The top 10 U.S. airlines have different policies on how they accommodate overweight passengers. Click here to see what you can expect on your next flight.



We list information on baggage fees for six...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Click here to see the baggage fee policies, as they apply, for low-cost airlines, including what is free for travelers and what fees must be paid.



10 truths about airline luggage and carry-on...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

We separate fact from fiction when it comes to how the airlines handle checked and carry-on luggage.



Your Options When an Airline Strikes

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

What to expect if an airline strikes - airline policies and how to protect yourself if an airline strike is looming or occurring.



Can Others Use Their Frequent Flyer Miles to...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

A reader asks about others using their frequent flyer miles to give him airline tickets.



Looking for the best air travel gifts? This...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Your Air Travel Expert has curated this large list of travel gift ideas at different price points, covering everything from luggage to electronics.



These nine items will change the way you handle...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

You want to travel as stress-free and as lightly as possible. These nine items were designed to help.



See what the baggage policies are for 10...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

The rules and fees for carry-on and checked luggage and sports equipment for airlines is different. See what they are for 10 international airlines.



A-Z Minimum Airport Connection Times: Amsterdam...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

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.



Emirates tops Skytrax list of airline award...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Skytrax names the top 10 winners of the 2016 World Airline Awards, along with winners by region, by class, by staff and by service.



How to Check Odd-Sized Luggage on American...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Click here to learn what you need to know about American Airlines check-in policies for strollers, car seats, mobility devices and sports equipment.



Phone numbers and websites for North America's...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Click here for website links, phone numbers and information to more than 20 airlines based in the United States, Canada and Mexico.



Here are the pet policies for the top five U.S....

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Airlines have myriad policies for transporting pets, both carry-on and checked. Click here to see the rules on the top seven U.S. carriers.



Types of Airfares and Airline Tickets - Types...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

When booking a ticket there are letters that are assigned to different fares. Here's an explanation of what each letter means.



Wedding Travel - Wedding Deals Offered By...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

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.



How the Airlines Handle Unaccompanied Minors

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Click here to read how seven major U.S. airlines handle children who travel as unaccompanied minors, covering everything from eligible ages to fees.



"Bleisure" travel is a trend being tracked by...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

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Key facts you need to know about American...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

We offer travelers links and information to everything they need to know about American Airlines.



There are great benefits to having an...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

If you travel regularly, consider an airline-affiliated card. Click here for the benefits offered by 10 U.S. carriers.



Looking for a gift for your favorite traveler?...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

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.



10 Ways to Survive Holiday Travel

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

With the holidays fast approaching, air travel will become more hectic. Click here for 10 tips that can help passengers survive the process.



A layover with kids doesn't have to be a...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Airports are stressful for adults; and can double that factor for children. Click here to see kid-friendly play areas and activites offered at 10 U.S. airports.



We finish our series on airline alliances with...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Click here for information on the one world alliance, made up of 15 global airlines.



Never print a paper boarding pass again with...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Click here to download airline apps that provide mobile boarding passes for seven U.S. carriers so you never have to print out a paper pass again.



Learn your phonetic ABCs for aviation.

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) helps keep the aviation airwaves clear by requiring use of a phonetic alphabet. Click here to learn it.



These seven apps could help you have a better...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Travel is tough enough. Why not try out these seven apps that follow flights, handle offline chats, find the perfect cup of coffee and track luggage.






Key facts you need to know about TAM Airlines

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

We offer travelers links and information on everything they need to know about Brazil's TAM Airlines.



TSA Lines will be long this summer, so here are...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Scared of long Transportation Security Administration security lines? Check out the latest news, and use my seven tips to help cut the wait.



A history of Airbus for non-aviation geeks.

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Click here for the non-aviation geek history of French aircraft manufacturer Airbus Industrie and its family of large jet aircraft.



Best Websites For Airline Seat Maps

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Check out five airline seat map websites that help travelers choose the best places to sit on the aircraft of the world's carriers.



Preparing to fly? Make sure these items aren't...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

See a list of items allowed in carry-on bags by the Transportation Security Administration, along with the policies onboard 10. global airlines



I answer 10 common questions about air travel.

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

You've got air travel questions? About.com's Air Travel Expert, Benet Wilson, offers answers to 10 of your most pressing concerns.



Common infant ticketing policies you need to...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Infant ticketing policies vary between airlines, but click here to read a list of common rules, along with those that offer fares for babies.



Check here for all the myriad fees the top...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

How much is that fee on your airline? Click here to see a complete list of what the top U.S. carriers are charging.



Can't bear sitting in coach? Try these tips to...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Airline upgrades are much harder to get these days, but not impossible. Here are 10 tips that can get you that seat in a premium cabin.



Chances of Surviving an Airplane Crash over Water

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

What are your chances of surviving an airplane crash over water? Ditching, the term for an emergency landing over water where a pilot intentionally grounds the aircraft in water, virtually always has survivors.



We list the car seat carry-on policies for 10...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Bought an airplane seat for your infant or toddler? Check out the car seat policies at the top 10 U.S. airlines.



Find out your travel rights if an airline...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Because Rule 240 is interpreted differently by each airline that has one, it is best to check the policy of the airline that you'll be traveling on.



FLYZED Rates for Standby Tickets

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Use FLYZED, the interline listing site for airline employees, to figure out standby ticket availability and Zed rates.



We look at a company that began as a crop-dusti...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Read about Delta Air Lines, a carrier that can trace its history back to the early days of commercial aviation as a crop-dusting operation.



Key facts you need to know about British Airways

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

We offer travelers links and information to everything they need to know about British Airways.



We give you the scoop on frequent flyer...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Click here for information on the frequent flyer programs of the world's top major airline brands.



Check out OUR guide of the top 10 airports...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Here's a guide to 10 U.S. airports in the Midwest. States covered include Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.



Oversold Flights, Getting Bumped and Bumping

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Bear in mind that you are never required to volunteer to be bumped off of a flight. So if you don't want to be bumped, some advice...



Your Flight's Delayed. Now What?

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Click here for a list of 12 tips passengers can take when their flight is delayed or cancelled by an airline.



Key facts you need to know about Delta Air Lines.

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

We offer travelers links and information to everything they need to know about Delta Air Lines.



Airline apps improve the passenger experience

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Check out the what airlines are doing with their smartphone and mobile apps that will help ease the travel process for travelers.



For \$50 dollars or less, buy these really nice...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

There are plenty of travel-related gifts available for giving. Click here to see my list of 10 great ones, all under $50.00.



Published Versus Unpublished Fares

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

A published fare is one that is available for purchase by anyone. An unpublished fare works a bit differently.



Everything you need to know about Los Angeles...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

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.



10 air travel myths are busted here.

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Are you confused about air travel policies? Click here to see 10 airline and airport travel myths busted once and for all.



We explain the procedures when someone dies at...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

It doesn't happen often, but several times a year, someone dies while onboard an airline flight. Read how flight crews handle it when it happens.



When is the best time to buy a plane ticket?...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

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.



Airport vending machines get an upgrade

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Airport vending machines sell everything from electronics to health care items. Click here to see other things travelers can buy before taking off or landing.



How airlines handle bumping and what you can do...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Have you volunteered to be bumped off an airline flight - or did a carrier boot you off? Click here to see what your rights are and how to avoid it.



Everything you need to know about San Francisco...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Here's a guide to the busiest airports in the world, with facts, details and information you need to know about San Francisco International Airport.



SITA reports bag mishandling rate down 10.5%,...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

An airline luggage expert from SITA explains why the number of bags mishandled by the world's carriers have reached an all-time low.



I go to my Air Travel Hacks Pinterest board to...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Click here to see the hacks I found on my Pinterest board to find and buy the cheapest airline fares.



Air India joins the Star Alliance

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Click here for news about the Star Alliance's newest partner and other changes in the original global airline alliance.



Travelers pick the best carriers in SkyTrax&rsq...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

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.



What to do if the airlines lose your luggage

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

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.



My picks for gifts travelers can use at bargain...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Looking for great travel gifts that cost less than $25? Click here for my 25 picks, including airline gift cards, neck pillows and passport covers.



Love airfare deals? These websites offer great...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

These seven websites offer discount flights for travelers to top destinations around the globe.



Here's my list of 15 wonderful travel gifts...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Treat the travelers in your life with these 15 holiday gifts under $50, including organizers, warm shawls, luggage and storage cases.



Great deals abound on travel items from my...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Looking for great travel items for you or friends and family at budget prices? Consider these 15 travel gift ideas from T.J. Maxx and Marshalls.



Seven alternative airports to consider for...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Click here to see seven airports that are alternatives to the usual international gateways for those traveling into and outside of the United States.



Here's how to use Southwest Airlines check in.

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Click here for tips and options for checking in for your next flight -- via its website, a smartphone or by telephone -- on Southwest Airlines.



Good food is now taking off with these travel...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Click here for tasty easy snacks you can prepare from recipes on Pinterest to take on your next flight.



Travel experts offer tips to make flights more...

2016-12-05T11:09:35Z

Ten more About.com Travel Experts offer flyers their best tips for navigating on the ground and in the air.