There is not much difference when it comes to comparing different airlines around the world. All pilots must fly a specific amount of flight hours to qualify to fly for a major airline. Pilots must train to obtain their commercial pilot license. The International Civil Aviation Organization requires pilots across the globe to hold a private license and complete required tests. Specific requirements do vary from country to country. Pilots have a responsibility for ensuring the safety of all passengers and crew. They must focus and learn how to respond during an [...]
When selecting an airline, travelers should carefully consider an airline’s fares, fare policies, additional fees and routing. A reasonable fare is usually the top priority for most travelers when selecting an airline, so it is best to compare fares among the various airlines as far in advance as possible. Flexibility is the key to obtaining the best fare as the prices can vary widely by week, day and even by hour. When considering a fare, travelers should also review a particular airline’s fare policies to determine their [...]
Modern airlines have the power to sweep travelers away to nearly anywhere in the world in mere hours, or a day’s travel at the most, but what about when a traveler needs to take off within a few hours of booking a flight? Thanks to modern communications systems, primarily the Internet, travelers can not only book a last minute flight at the drop of a hat, but also compare prices to get a great deal and perhaps even a [...]
If the need to make changes to your travel plans ever occurs, first, take a deep breath because it’s going to be fine. You will have to make a call to the airline, but before doing so, get organized. Gather your current flight information and then write down what changes to your flight you need to make. Look online and find the flight number and times of the new flight you would like to catch. When making a [...]
Flying is generally the first method of travel considered by people looking to traverse distances greater than a comfortable drive, but much has changed in recent years making flying a much different experience than it was just over a decade ago.
The most drastic changes that the flying public experiences these days have probably occurred in the terminal. With the threat of terrorism fully realized in September of 2001, the government continues to take steps to prevent such tragedies from reoccurring. With each foiled airline terror plot comes a new security [...]
We all know that flying can be stressful. Add children into the mix and it can double the stress. To make your next family flight easier, try some of these clever tricks to keep your children entertained in the airport and in the air. When you arrive, hand each child a hand made list of words or pictures that are commonly found around an airport. Make a game as to who can find each item first. Then you can [...]
When planning any type of trip which requires a flight there can be any number of factors which play into your comfort level, or there can be none at all. Whether business, pleasure, or some other mundane reasoning for the neccessity of this trip we are never without options for making this flight less stressful. While vacationing is obviously meant as a pleasure trip, the same approach to flying should be applied when more pressing matters are the [...]
Many children feel excited about traveling alone. However, most parents feel nervous about letting their child fly alone. Airlines understand the concerns of parents. That is why rules have been implemented for unaccompanied minors.
Airlines do not allow children who are under the age of 4 to fly without an adult who is at least 18 years old. Children between the ages of five and seven can only fly alone if the flight is nonstop. Children who are over the age of eight can travel alone on both connecting and nonstop flights. An adult over the [...]
Flying today is not the same as flying several years ago. Airport security lines are long, airline baggage policies have changed and overhead storage space is not always available. Today, you need to arrive at the airport at least two hours prior to your flight’s departure; longer if you are boarding an international flight. The changes you can expect at the airport don’t stop at security; in flight services and amenities have changed dramatically over the past [...]
When we decide to book a vacation, the options for our destination and transportation are endless. Thankfully, we are often given the choice to fly or drive to our destination.
If you’re trying to figure out whether you should fly or drive, here are some reasons why flying is much easier:
Quicker: Flying to your destination is much quicker than driving. From being able to hop on a plane and fly at an incredible speed, we’re able to arrive much earlier and spend a lot [...]