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Why choose first class travel?

January 24, 2006 EST | Airline

Today, when airlines offer more economy seating and more cut-rate fares, some customers and industry watchers predict the end of first class travel. After all, many of the most luxurious methods of travel in the past - including the once-famous...

Which airline should you choose?

August 14, 2005 EST | Airline

The latest headlines are often what many travelers use as benchmarks to help decide which airline to choose. Recent accidents, crashes, mechanical problems, labor disputes, delays, financial difficulties and so on, are hot fodder for the media. No one planning...

Flight tracking goes high-tech

July 21, 2005 EST | Airline

It’s the bane of every traveler - you arrive at the airport in plenty of time, only to discover that your flight has been cancelled and you’ve been placed on the next available plane, which isn’t departing for another three...

Heightened airport security

July 21, 2005 EST | Airline

The new airport security rules, instituted in the wake of the September 11 tragedies, are not only causing longer lines and more delays, they’re also confusing travelers. How many bags can I carry aboard? Are golf clubs considered weapons now?...

3 ways to get the lowest airfare possible

July 08, 2005 EST | Airline

The easiest way to break the traveling budget is with your flight. It’s hard to find the lowest airfare out there these days, especially with the myriad of companies trying to tell you that THEY have the lowest airfare prices,...

Frequent flyer programs

June 19, 2005 EST | Airline , Consumer Info

Frequent flyer programs allow you to earn certain travel benefits based on the number of miles (or occasionally the number of trips) you fly on a particular airline. Typical awards include a free ticket or a free upgrade from coach...

Flight-rights - delayed & canceled flights

June 06, 2005 EST | Airline , Consumer Info

Airlines don't guarantee their schedules, and you should realize this when planning your trip. There are many things that can-and often do-make it impossible for flights to arrive on time. Some of these problems, like bad weather, air traffic delays,...

Flight-rights - lost tickets

June 06, 2005 EST | Airline , Consumer Info

Airline tickets are similar to negotiable documents. Because of this, refunds can be difficult to obtain if tickets are lost or stolen. Many passengers believe that air tickets can be replaced as easily as travelers checks just because the reservation...

Flight-rights - reservations & tickets

June 06, 2005 EST | Airline , Consumer Info

Once you decide when and where you want to go, and which airline you want to use, getting reservations and tickets is a fairly simple process. You can make all of your arrangements by telephone, at the airline's ticket office,...

Flight-rights - Aire fares

June 06, 2005 EST | Airline , Consumer Info

Because of the emphasis on price competition, consumers may choose from a wide variety of air fares. Some airlines are trying a "back to basics" approach-offering flights at bargain basement prices with few extras. For fare information, you can contact...

Transporting live animals

June 04, 2005 EST | Airline , Consumer Info

Over two million pets and other live animals are transported by air every year in the United States. Federal and state governments impose restrictions on transporting live animals. In addition, each airline establishes its own company policy for the proper...

Coping with flight delays

June 04, 2005 EST | Airline , Consumer Info

Most airline trips are uneventful; however, airlines don't guarantee their schedules, and you should realize this when planning your trip. There are many things that can make it impossible for flights to arrive on time. Some of these problems, such...