| Feb 11, 2013
| 8:51 AM
Q: I'll be flying with my family (two adults, and kids aged 2, 4 and 6) this summer. Which airline(s) will allow us to pre-board ahead of other customers? Do any airlines still provide games, infant formula, snacks and other goodies for little flyers?...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 7:48 AM
Q: I want to take a short ride on an Airbus A380 super jumbo for as little cost as possible. Can you suggest a few short, relatively inexpensive routes that are served by this aircraft? I travel a lot and any departure airport is acceptable whether it's...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 1:13 PM
Frequent-flier miles have taken me around the world. African safaris, a snorkeling trip on the Great Barrier Reef, a Baltic Sea cruise and treks in the Himalayas have all been possible thanks to airfare paid with miles.
So it was a shock when a group...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 6:42 AM
Q: I booked a flight on Emirates Airlines from Buffalo to Manila, with connections at New York JFK and Dubai. The flight from Buffalo to New York JFK was on JetBlue, but I bought the entire trip through Emirates on one ticket and with one reservation...
| Dec 4, 2011
You yawned at the royal wedding in April. You were happy to miss the riots in August. But you're determined to be a part of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
This means either making a 260-foot discus throw, pronto, or studying up fast on the ticket,...
| May 13, 2011
| 11:45 AM
A Fort Lauderdale air charter company on Friday cancelled plans to fly a shipment of monkeys into the United States for scientific research after a campaign by animal rights groups in Florida and Great Britain.
IBC Airways had planned to bring African...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 7:00 AM
When my friend Mike, a financial analyst based in Newton, Mass., opened the overhead bin during a British Airways flight from Boston to London several years ago, he got a nasty surprise.
No doubt he had listened carefully to the preflight safety...
| Mar 3, 2013
You keep hearing about people who take these fabulous trips (see story) and they don't pay a penny — or very many pennies. You have miles, but you don't seem to be getting much, well, mileage out of them.
For the last seven years, my life has been...
| Mar 6, 2012
The Skyteam airline alliance just announced a new "Go Africa" airpass, which joins the alliance's existing regional airpasses for Asia, China, Europe and Italy. Skyteam (www.skyteam.com) is anchored in North America by Delta, and includes Aeroflot, Air...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 6:01 PM
"Flying Fear Free: 7 Steps to Relieving Air Travel Anxiety"
New Horizon Press, $14.95
Call it the equal-opportunity fear. Fear of flying is the second most common phobia in the United States, according to author Sandra M. Pollino, with public speaking...
| Mar 6, 2012
Premium economy air service of some sort — better than regular economy but not as lush as business class — is becoming the norm for big airlines around the world. Recent announcements by American Airlines and Cathay Pacific highlight the...