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Published: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:11:18 +0000

 



The 10 World's Safest Airplanes

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



As airlines cut bereavement fares, there are...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



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

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



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

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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.



We look at bereavement flight policies at the...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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.



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

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



Here's how to order a wheelchair or cart to get...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



Emirates tops Skytrax list of airline award...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



9 Smart Ways to Make Smooth Airline Connections

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



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

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



Get the information you need about this...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



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

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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.



Check out my must-have items for do-it-yourself...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

These are 13 must-have items that are always included in my carry-on bag as part of my personal airline amenity kit.



Here are great tips on how to travel with...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



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

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



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

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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.



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

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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's SkyMiles program favors those paying...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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.



Must-know facts about sitting in an airline's...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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.



Types of Airfares and Airline Tickets -...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

A list of the main types of published airfares.



We list information on baggage fees for six...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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.



AirlineRatings.com lists the 20 safest carriers...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



Airlines and Wheelchairs, Walkers, Canes

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



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

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



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

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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.



See what the baggage policies are for 10...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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.



What to do if the airlines lose your luggage

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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.



We finish our series on airline alliances with...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



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

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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.



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

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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.



What to do when bad weather cancels your flight.

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



This list of flight rules for pregnant women...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

Airlines have different policies on how they handle pregnant women on flights. Click here to see the rules on 16 global carriers.



6 Times Flight Attendants Behaved Badly And...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

These faithful servants of the skies are just as vulnerable to bad days as us, and are capable of turning a routine route into a devastating delay.



Hipmunk data shows travelers best times to buy...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

Need to know when to buy those Thanksgiving or Christmas airfares? Data from Hipmunk will give you the best times for larger and smaller cities.



Key facts you need to know about American...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



Wedding Travel - Wedding Deals Offered By...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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.



Cheapair.com offers advice on the best time to...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

When's the best time to buy international airfares from the U.S.? A report by online travel agency Cheapair.com offers tips to locations by region.



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

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



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

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



Key facts you need to know about TAM Airlines

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



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

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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.



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

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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.



Key facts you need to know about British Airways

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



Oversold Flights, Getting Bumped and Bumping

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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...



Airlines offer guidelines for handling...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



Can Others Use Their Frequent Flyer Miles to...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



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

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



Types of Airfares and Airline Tickets - Types...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



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

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



A history of Airbus for non-aviation geeks.

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



Airport vending machines get an upgrade

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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.



FLYZED Rates for Standby Tickets

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



Need a cigarette in the terminal? Light up in...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

Even while traveling, smokers need their cigarettes, so click here to find the locations fo designated smoking areas at 13 airports around the world.



Survey says which amenities passengers want at...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

A new survey lists five items that travelers are willing to pay for to improve the airport and airline passenger experience. Click here to see what they are.



More Boeing jets are reviewed in the second of...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

In part two of a two-part series, click here to read about the history of aircraft manufacturer Boeing's next generation of jet aircraft -- the 757, 767, 777 and 787.



10 air travel myths are busted here.

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



In the first of a two-part series, we look at...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

In part one of a two-part series, click here to read about the history of aircraft manufacturer Boeing's early jet aircraft -- the 707, 727 737 and 747.



Here's how to use Southwest Airlines check in.

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



Your Options When an Airline Strikes

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



Find out your travel rights if an airline...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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.



Best Websites For Airline Seat Maps

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



Air India joins the Star Alliance

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



We explain the procedures when someone dies at...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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.



Feel like a first class traveler on your next...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

Click here for my list of air travel items that can help you feel like you're sitting in first class -- even if you're stuck in a coach middle seat.



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

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



Your Flight's Delayed. Now What?

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



Love airfare deals? These websites offer great...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



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

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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.



I answer 10 common questions about air travel.

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



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

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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.



Learn your phonetic ABCs for aviation.

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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 8 tips will help you fly through TSA...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

Click here for seven great tips that will help you fly through Transportation Security Administration airport screening checkpoints.



Snag the best air fares using these online...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

Click here to see some of the airfare trackers that can track the cost of airline tickets and alert you to some of the cheapest deals available.



Air travel isn't cheap; save money and buy...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

Click here to find 10 air travel item you can buy at your local dollar store, leaving you with more money for things like a nicer hotel or souvenirs.



Chances of Surviving an Airplane Crash over Water

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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.



Getting ready to fly? Make sure these items...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

See which items the Transportation Security Administration allows in their carry-on bags, along with prohibited items and the top airlines' policies.



Airport Minimum Connection Times - Los Angeles...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

Airport minimum connection times for major airports around the world. This feature covers Los Angeles, Madrid and Miami.



There are great benefits to having an...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



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

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



We look back at inflight airline menus from the...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

Take a look back at airline cuisine of the past via vintage menus from the Menu Collection of the Northwestern University Transportation Library.



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

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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 United Airlines

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



Common infant ticketing policies you need to...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



We list the car seat carry-on policies for U.S....

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



We give you the scoop on frequent flyer...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



Airline pilots share their best air travel...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

Travelers asked for the top secrets pilots know about air travel, and Reader's Digest answered, compiling a list of 50. We highlight 10 of them.



Great deals abound on travel items from my...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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.



Published Versus Unpublished Fares

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



Pregnancy and Air Travel - Flying While...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

When it comes to pregnancy and air travel, the second trimester is purported to be the safest time to fly while pregnant. The airlines, and many medical professionals do agree (at least to some degree) that air travel should not cause any further complications to a normal pregnancy, but you should seek the advice of your trusted medical professional before flying at any stage of your pregnancy.



What do U.S. airlines charge for checked,...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

Airlines have fee schedules for checked, overweight and oversized bags. Click here to see what your charges will be if you fly on these eight carriers.



See what the airlines policies are on...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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.



Airline apps improve the passenger experience

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



Check out the great travel perks available only...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

Click here to see three websites that offer amazing travel deals for airline employees and their families on airfares, cruises, lodging and tours.



American Airlines Info - Information About...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

American Airlines - details about this airline including seat maps, phone number, crashes/incidents.



Continental Airlines Tickets for Funeral,...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

Continental Airlines bereavement / compassion airfares policy for flights to travel to funerals or family emergencies (imminent death / terminal illness).



10 Travelers to Avoid on Every Flight

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

Check out my list of 10 airline passengers, ranging from bin hogs to seat kickers, that you don't want to see on your next flight.



Key facts you need to know about Delta Air Lines.

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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



Enrich - Malaysia Airlines' Frequent Flyer...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

Details about Malaysia Airlines' frequent flyer program Enrich.



Everything you need to know about Los Angeles...

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

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.



Delta Air Lines, Northwest Airlines Set to Merge

2016-09-24T11:11:18Z

An agreement has been reached, and barring any roadblocks from antitrust authorities Delta Airlines and Northwest Airlines are merging and will operate under the Delta Airlines name. Richard Anderson, Delta CEO, said: