Monthly Archives: June 2007

UK Airports Restricting Cars at Terminals

Recent terror threats in the UK have led to more restrictions on vehicles throughout the UK and at other airports around the world. UK Terminal restrictions from Sunday Times. Check BAA.com for major UK Airport details. CNN reports on the …

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Flight Explorer for excellent up to the minute travel data

Flight Explorer is an excellent website for up to the minute flight and airport information. They report regularly on CNN and have some great free tools that show air traffic, weather delays, WIFI hotspot list, and more. Here’s the link …

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Chicago O’Hare Airport ORD

One of the world’s busiest, O’Hare is a well organized airport and generally you’ll have no problems finding your way around the terminals although it can take some time to get from one end of the airport to the other. …

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Travel Tip – Priceline for Cars

Although I’ve had generally poor results with Priceline my car rental tonight went very well and saved me about $90. I’ve been looking for a few months for a good rate for our Philadelphia and Pennsylvania trip. We need to …

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Top Ten Airports for domestic travel, first quarter

US DOT has released first quarter data about domestic travel from US Airports, and the top three airports are Atlanta – ATL, Chicago ORD, and Dallas DFW. Denver DIA was fourth with a whopping 5% increase in travel through Denver …

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Airport to avoid? Nah

Smarter Travel’s got comments on USA Today’s “blacklist” of airports that statistically suffer from more delays, crowding, and other things you’d want to avoid. Also, the white list that seems to be smaller airports that would be hard to factor …

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Airline Ticketing Tips from TheStreet.com

TheStreet has some good tips for saving on your airline tickets. My simple ones are these: Use comparison sites, especially Kayak.com. Kayak features Orbitz.combut you may also want to use the Orbitz matrix feature which allows you to specify flexible …

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Summer Delays Expected

Many are predicting airline delays this summer as travel heats up and airports are crowded.The News Observer observes that increasing use of discount airlines for business travel and leisure travel is putting an added strain on existing airport facilities. I …

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Flybe named top UK Airline Carrier

Flybe, a discount airline company based in Norwich, UK, was recently named the top budget carrier in the UK. More about that at UK Telegraph here.Flybe operates in 22 European Airports with 152 routes to 34 European destinations. Flybe bills …

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Hawaii interisland air specials thrive as new Superferry steams into port

Hawaii’s Superferry luanches this summer with ports of call at several Hawaiian islands with a travel time of about 2-4 hours between islands depending on the trip. Fares appeared reasonable even for vehicles. If you rent cars in Hawaii this …

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