Monthly Archives: June 2007

Ryanair Rocking European Air Travel

IATA reports that discount airline Ryanair led all other European passenger carriers in 2006 with almost 41 million cross-border passengers. Lufthansa, Air France, and British Airways follow. Here are the numbers for 2006: RyanAir Holdings 40,532,000 passengers.Deutsche Lufthansa AG 38,236,000 …

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What an Airline Wants

Recently the big airline association IATA, met to discuss the industry. This USA Today article has a nice summary of the results of that meeting, and notes that the industry had a very modest profit last year after losing money …

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Passport Rule Change for AIR Travel to Mexico, Canada, Carribbean.

Passport rules have been relaxed for air travel to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda. My understanding is that you can still travel to Canada and Mexico by sea or by car *without* a passport until January of 2008. However …

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Airport Security – cost effective?

A new “invisible fencing” system will help protect JFK and other New York Airports from Terror Attacks. USA Today has a report on Airport Security. Here’s the Transportation Security Administration website which today is featuring more about the JFK Terror …

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UK and Ireland Travel Tips

Cheapflights UK has a nice series of travel tips for the UK and Ireland. Their list of travel tips is here. One idea is to consider regional airports. Here’s their list for UK and Ireland Regionals with information at the …

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America’s Favorite 25 Cities from Travel and Leisure Magazine

Travel and Leisure magazine has a travel contest where you can submit stories about travel adventures or experiences in what they list as America’s favorite 25 cities. Umm…should Travel and Leisure apologize to Baltimore, Cleveland, Sacramento, etc? Not sure how …

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Airline Tickets and Hotel Rooms – finding the lowest price.

Airlines Tickets and Hotels- finding the lowest prices How to get low airline and hotel rates are the most common questions I get as a travel internet guy. The short answer is to check Hotwire.com and Kayak.com. If their price …

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Time and Distance Calculator

Here at AirportCityCodes.com is my time and distance calculator using Airport Codes. This is helpful to get a sense of travel times for airline mileage programs and frequent flyer programs. Other tools at AirportCityCodes.com allow you to airport information, airline …

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Free cell phone parking lot (arrival waiting) coming to JFK

This article is about an innovative JFK Airport plan to provide free parking to those waiting to pick up arriving passengers. Rather than circling the crowded arrival areas you’ll be able to park nearby at no charge and take the …

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Airbus 380. Now THAT’s an Airplane!

The new Airbus A380 is the largest commercial passenger jet in the world, and it is BIG with 555 passenger seats compared to the 416 of a Boing 747. The Airbus is only about 5 feet longer than a 747 …

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