The rumors are true – The QuickAid.com Airport Directory has added a very robust list of Airport Codes from around the world divided into Airports from the USA, Canada, and International Aiports. Click below or in the page menu above for the lists of codes or for Airline Phone Numbers and Websites.
If you are shopping for flight travel bargains consider starting your search with the big “consolidator” websites Kayak.com and Orbitz.com (Kayak often lists Orbitz flights so I usually just use Kayak). Try to use the “matrix” or “flexible dates” features to expand your search to 3 days before and after your preferred departures. Small adjustments in times and dates often yield large savings.
This search will give you a good starting price to try to beat with other sites, which should include Expedia, Travelocity, and the actual airline websites from the best deals you’ve found so far (though going to Airline sites is often redundant as they generally have the same info that is fed into Kayak.
A problem with Kayak is that it does not have all the airlines so if – for example – you are in a market served by Allegiant you may find much better deals than will be listed in any consolidator. Allegiant only travels to a few big locations from dozens of small rural markets, but if you are lucky enough to live in those markets and are travelling to Las Vegas, Mesa AZ, or Los Angeles California you’ll be rewarded with massive savings on the order of 1/2 to 1/3 the normal flight costs.
For International Travel budget conscious flyers will want to work even harder, looking for flights that may not be on a daily schedule and therefore may not appear in all your searches. Also, word of mouth is often a great way to find out some good starting points for international flights. You may even find that a good travel agent can get better deals than you can find online since they will have the experience and knowledge that will allow them to find “hidden gems” or good promotional deals you may not become aware of.
So, as with any endeavor try to stay patient, do a few hours of searching and talking, and save yourself a bundle on flights. Keep in mind that spending a few hours to save a few hundred dollars represents a substantial return on your time investment and puts you in better shape for your future travel needs.