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Here, from Wikipedia, is the most comprehensive list of Chinese Airports we could find wiht links to the Wikipedia Airport pages for more information. We’ll eventually have these airports covered here at QuickAid.com Airport Directory but in the meantime here’s more, along with the Chinese Airport ICAO and IATA codes. ICAO is a business code used by industry applications where IATA is the consumer code – ie the one you’d use when reserving a flight for your summer trip.
I am often amazed at the resources that pop up online without much fanfare. One for Transportation is the Research and Innovation Technology Administration, thankfully shortened to “RITA” , which is part of the Bureau of Transportation Statistics at BTS.gov . Here you’ll find flight, airline, and airport statistics provided by the US Government that include everything from flight delays to jobs in the industry. If you are a researcher this is an essential resource, and even travelers will find the information very interesting. Did you know, for example, that extra baggage fees were $887 million – almost a billion dollars – in the second quarter of 2011. This is a lot of extra revenue for the airlines and also suggests an obvious budget cutting travel tip – travel light and use a carry on rather than checked baggage! You won’t save $887 million, but one of the reasons that number is so high is that the extra baggage fees have become exceptionally high over the last few years as many flights do NOT provide any free checked bags. My personal experience has been that travelling light has many, many advantages. For example on our 2010 family trip to Venice, Italy we decided to walk to our hotel from the train station rather than hire a water taxi. This was a charming walk because we only had one bag each to roll along, with more it would not have been possible.
We’ll be reporting live from Ho Chi Minh City in February during the trip to Vietnam, when we’ll be arriving here at Vietnam’s largest Airport, the Ho Chi Minh International Airport which is technically named the ” Tan Son Nhat International Airport”.
Note that “Ho Chi Minh City” and “Saigon” are used somewhat interchangeably to describe Vietnam’s largest city and the nation’s economic center, second only in political influence to Hanoi, the capital city in the north of Vietnam.
Here are links to the official Ho Chi Minh Airport pages with information about the airport, terminal maps, flight status, and more:
The Oslo Airport is one of the key gateways to Scandinavia, offering regular flights around the world. Oslo Gardermoen is located about 30 kilometers from the Oslo city center but there are very regular trains running about every 15 minutes. Note that the “FlyToGet” service is fastest but also more expensive than regional or local trains which are free for Eurail Pass holders and cost less than the FlyToGet trains. However these are less frequent than FlyToGet.
Conveniently the train station is at the Airport so the trains to “Oslo Central”, usually written as “Oslo S” are the only extra transportation you’ll need to get into the city. Oslo Central is a large and modern station with trains that head off in all directions – West to Bergen and Fjordlands, North to the Arctic Circle, South to Sweden and Europe, and East to Stockholm Sweden.
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.