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Travel Resources
airconsumer.dot.gov

New 2010 US Government site to complain about airlines (do not expect an resolution) and view statistics on late arrivals, mishandled bags, overbooking and volume of customer complaints

airfarewatchdog.com Short fuse offers on discount fairs
asirt.org/roadwatch International road signs explained
biddingfortravel Tips on bidding for travel such as on priceline.com and hotwire.com
bnm.com Car rentals - check BNM first then go to Priceline and bid with steeper discounts
cdc.gov/travel Center For Disease Control worldwide health info
Delaycast.com Performance history-based forecast of the odds of an on-time departure
distancefromto.net Find the distance between two specific places by using the city name or pin points on a Google-powered map, or general distance between countries by using the country names.
farecast.com

Forecasts fares and goes a step further, using sophisticated data-mining techniques to predict whether prices for a particular trip are likely to go up or down over the next week.

farecompare.com

Best estimate of when a plane will land

flightstats.com On time performance history
flyspy.com View loads of data such as a month of prices for the same flight
fortravel.com Provides recent Priceline accepted prices in a city
frequentflier.com Profiles of rewards programs with links
iamat.org Lets you search flights based on factors such as carriers record for losing bags or aircraft age
insuremytrip.com Compares travel insurance plans
istm.org International Society of Travel Medicine - find reliable, English speaking doctors abroad
itasoftware.com Best routing considering all airlines- no ticket sales
kayak.com Compares fares from 300 airlines, note some airlines like Southwest not included
lastminute.com Last second deals - search by destination, date
lowcostairlines.org Find cheapest fares - especially Europe
matrix.itasoftware.com Finding cheapest times to fly to a certain place, use info then buy ticket on another site if not a travel agent
newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/flash/

Daily front pages in their original, unedited form for hundreds of US daily newspapers. Good way to have current local knowledge on what’s happening where you plan to go, or are headed if local politics or unrest might be an issue

priceline.com Bid on airline seats, hotels and rental cars
seatguru.com Detailed seating maps for 62 airlines and 74 plane models, find windows, most leg room, power outlets, distance to lavatory
tasoftware.com Fares from many airlines
thebathroomdiaries.com Where to find good bathrooms
travel.state.gov/travel/warnings U.S. State Department travel warnings
triporama.com Personalized website for groups of people traveling together who want to plan together; includes message boards.
tripstalker.com Set a search criteria and when it finds a cheap trip to your needs it e-m notifies you
unclaimedluggage.com Where all unclaimed airline luggage ends up
weather.com Weather - current to 10 day forecast for around the world
webflyer.com Head2Head section - compares frequent flier programs
whatsonwhen.com Lists of holidays and festivals around the world
xe.com/ucc International currency converter
yapta.com

Alerts you when fares drop and helps you get rebates and tells you when miles seat opens up

zicasso.com Fill out a trip request form, budget, where, when and an agent who specializes in your destination contacts you

 


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