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Air Travel Resources For the Next Time You Fly

If you are flying for the first time, or after a long time, it is a good idea to refresh yourself on air travel requirements. Before leaving, make sure that you have all of the required documents on hand. Pack according to airport regulations so that you do not have any trouble with security. It is also good to research different types of airlines and airports to figure out the best choices for your trip. The resources below will help to introduce you to all of these factors and more!

Travel Documents

At the Airport

  • Know the Rules - Familiarize yourself with basic rules of travelling in airports.
  • The 3-1-1 Rule - Pack any liquids and gels according to the 3-1-1 rule to avoid having them confiscated.
  • Forbidden Items - Leave all dangerous and forbidden items at home.
  • Make Backups - Make copies of important documents and leave them with someone you trust.
  • General Travel Tips - Review a series of general tips on how to go through the airport with no fuss.

Airlines

US Airlines

  • US Airways - The Arizona-based airline is the sixth largest in the U.S.
  • United Airlines - United is one of the largest carriers in the world.
  • Southwest Airlines - Southwest is a budget domestic carrier.
  • Delta Airlines - Delta operates both domestically and internationally.
  • Continental Airlines - Continental merged with United in 2010.
  • American Airlines - AA is among the top five largest airlines in the world.
  • AirTran - This budget airline mostly operates in the Midwest and East U.S.
  • Alaska Airlines - Based in Seattle, Alaska Airlines is one of the U.S. major carriers.
  • Hawaiian Airlines - Hawaii's largest airline boasts a history of no major accidents.
  • JetBlue Airways - Despite being a budget carrier, JetBlue is the best rated U.S. airline.

International Airlines

  • Quantas Airways - Quantas is Australia's main airline.
  • Air Canada - Canada's flag carrier airline is also the largest in the country.
  • WestJet - Westjet is a budget carrier based in Canada.
  • Cathay Pacific - Cathay is a major Asian-Pacific carrier, located in Hong Kong.
  • Lufthansa - The largest European airline is also Germany's flag carrier.
  • Air India - India's main airline flies to North America, Europe and Asia.
  • Alitalia - Alitalia is a major airline based in Italy.
  • Emirates - The Dubai-based airline is renowned for its luxurious service.
  • British Airways - BA is one of the largest airlines, operating from London.
  • Aer Lingus - Ireland's oldest and largest airline is based in Dublin.

Airports

US Airports

  • LAX - Located in Los Angeles, this airport is famous for its frequent celebrity sightings.
  • DFW - Dallas-Forth Worth airport is so large that it has its own zip code.
  • ATL - Atlanta Airport is the busiest in the entire world.
  • ORD - Chicago O'Hare Aiport has won numerous awards for best service for over a decade.
  • DEN - Denver International is the only U.S. airport to implement ISO 14001 environmentally friendly standards for its entire space.
  • PHX - Phoenix Sky Harbor is used for both civilian and military airport purposes.
  • LAS - McCarran International is named for Pat McCarran, a previous Nevada Senator.
  • IAH - Houston's George Bush Airport is among the fastest growing in the U.S.
  • MSP - Minneapolis-Saint Paul International is a civil-military airport.
  • DTW - Detroit Metro is the Delta Airlines' main operating headquarters.
  • SFO - San Francisco International houses a museum, art exhibits and a library.
  • JFK - John F. Kennedy International is named in memory of the charismatic former President.
  • EWR - Newark Liberty is a central destination for people heading to New York.
  • SEA - Seattle-Tacoma International is the main operational point for Alaska Airlines.
  • MCO - Orlando International Airport was previously called Orlando-McCoy Jetport.

International Airports

  • LHR - London Heathrow sees the largest number of passengers in Europe each year.
  • CDG - Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport is also called Roissy Airport.
  • HND - Tokyo International Airport is one of the most visited in Asia.
  • AMS - Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport is a major European hub.
  • MAD - Madrid-Barajas in Spain is a central hub between Latin America and Europe.
  • HKG - Around 60,000 employees help to run Hong Kong International.
  • YYZ - Pearson Airport in Toronto is the busiest and largest in Canada.
  • DXB - Dubai International is a central travel destination in the Middle East.
  • BOM - Chhatrapati Shivaji International in Mumbai is a major point for air passengers travelling through South Asia.
  • SIN - Singapore Changi Airport has won several awards each year from 1981 onwards.
  • BNE - Brisbane Airport is an award-winning hub based in Australia.
  • LGW - Gatwick Airport is the next largest in the UK, following Heathrow.
  • FRA - Frankfurt Airport is Germany's busiest one, and the home base of Lufthansa.
  • ZRH - Kloten Airport is located in Zurich, Switzerland.
  • CPT - Capetown International Airport is located in Capetown, South Africa.

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