TRAVEL WEB SITES OF INTEREST
© H. Jurgen Combs
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Airport Codes - offered by the International Air Transport Association, this site lists the airport codes for all of the world's major airports.
Air Transport Association This organization, representing all of the major U. S. Airlines, offers information for the flying traveler. The information available includes: airline accidents, fatalities, maintenance, security programs, and training of airline employees.
Earthquake Info from the U.S.G.S. this site provides information about the latest earthquakes, hazards and preparedness, and all sorts of other information - probably more than you ever wanted to know.
European Horizons, Inc. Hotels, Train Schedules & Fares, Dining & Shopping, Arts & Entertainment, Major Sights, Transportation and General Facts for 21 European Countries.
Fare Compare - sponsored by Microsoft's Expedia, it offers free registration. After you type in your origin and destination, Expedia lists fares, carriers and restrictions. On line booking is offered. Unfortunately, this service lists all of the lowest fares, even though they may have been sold out. You tap into the same database used by travel agents; however, a travel agent may find a lower price because of negotiated discounts they may may have with airlines.
Farefinder - sponsored by Preview Travel, this site claims to track the lowest fares among the thirty major airlines and seventeen vacation destinations. The database is updated two times a day and posts only those fares which are available for booking. On line booking is offered. You tap into the same database used by travel agents; however, a travel agent may find a lower price because of negotiated discounts they may may have with airlines.
FareWatcher Email - sponsored by Travel City offers free registration; you may choose up to five round trips and you will then be e-mailed with the best fares it can find. You may also get e-mail if your fare rises or falls $25.00 or more. On line booking is offered. Unfortunately, this service lists all of the lowest fares, even though they may have been sold out. You tap into the same database used by travel agents; however, a travel agent may find a lower price because of negotiated discounts they may may have with airlines.
Fodor's Guide The online version of the well-known Fodor's Travel Guides.
Hilton Hotels This site provides you with information about the location of Hilton Hotels; members of the HHonors program can even access their accounts from the web.
Hotel Virtual Network - Hotel Virtual Network is a site designed to have you be able to see hotels and resorts in complete virtual or video tours at destinations worldwide.
Internet Travel Network According to the web site, "ITN provides tools and solutions for airlines, travel agencies and a network of independent travel agents that serve over a million happy customers."
Site Map @ WebFlyer - Table of Contents "What's all this about @'s," you ask? (Even if you didn't ask, we're going to tell you)! Welcome to WebFlyer's listing of all the areas within our site that will teach you to become the frequent flyer aficionado you always wanted to be! Don't get our curtsey names? Need a clue? Hey, we're here to help. Sit back, relax, read on, and let WebFlyer be your guide. After all, it's all about miles ...
MapQuest! Interactive Atlas Welcome! A very interesting site - it allows you to make maps of cities that you are planning to visit and print these out on your printer. For example, you can input the street address and get a map showing you how to get there!
Microsoft Expedia you can find all sorts of travel information on this site, as well having the ability to make reservations.
National Transportation Safety Board This site provides information about accident statistics for the airline industry; this research is compiled monthly. There are also reports about about airline safety issues.
Randy Peterson's INSIDE FLYER This is one of the most interested travel sites that you can find! According to their web site, it provides you with information on the following: "webflyer, travel, airline travel, plane travel, business travel, frequent flyer, frequent flier, hotel guest programs, loyalty programs, bonus programs, loyalty programs, bonus miles, AAdvantage, Mileage Plus, Honored Guest Awards, affinity credit card, mileage junkie, free travel, SkyMiles, Hilton HHonors, upgrades, airline seating charts, airport lounge, airlines, hotels, car rentals, giveaway, United Airlines, travel reservations, free miles, contest, Randy Petersen, Randy Peterson, business travel"
Site Map @ Web Flyer
Travel Alrts and Warnings - from the site, "International incidents have motivated us as a travel insurance company to provide a centralized source of information on the travel alerts and warnings. This information is sourced from the U.S. State Department as well as other private and public organizations. We built this page to assist the travel industry and complement the U.S. State Departments release of information on this subject. We update this page regularly, but with the speed of developments around the world, there may be errors on this page. Let us know if you find any information on this page that should be corrected."
Travelcity Another site which allows you to make reservations and search for travel information.
TravelWeb You can find special travel deals on this site.
UNITED AIRLINES allows you to search for flight information on UAL, as well as other airlines; a very useful site.
Vacations.Com Specify the type of vacation and region in the world and Find-A-Trip will offer suggestions. You can request more specific information after you choose a destination.
World Travel Guide Thorough information about countries including history, customs and government. Select a country by clicking on a map or through an alphabetical listing. Also includes a Hotel Finder.
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