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Air Canada


Labeled Critical Information for the Traveling Public, this site, created by a former airline safety analyst, in addition to providing airline safety statistics, lists everything from airport and airline security, to personal safety, and includes a helpful section on travel complaints.

American Airlines

Cheap Tickets

A site for comparison shopping for airline tickets - Now a part of the Trip Network which is a marketplace for discounted travel and accommodations.


Department of Transportation - File a Complaint

The Aviation Consumer Protection Division offers this site to consumers if you want to complain to the government about travel service problems. It lists contact information, as well as supplying pointers for what information to include when you contact the their office.


This site is one of the best of the online travel agents. Here you can get everything from flight information and booking, through their Flight Wizard, to worldwide weather reports and travel discussion forums. As with the other online travel agencies, you must establish a user name and password before accessing the reservation system. Use this site to find airline ticket prices, make car and hotel reservations, and packages and cruises. Especially useful is the Fare Tracker, which lets you select a number of flight routes of interest, and will notify you by e-mail when a new low fare becomes available.


A visual airfare comparison, you can arrange your results by price, duration of flight, takeoff time, landing time, or by "agony," a combination of all factors.

Long Term Parking

For information about parking at off (airport) site lots, as well as their discounts and comparison shopping between sites.



This site is an online ticketing agency owned by five of the nation's largest air carriers - American, Continental, Delta, Northwest and United. The searcher has access to comprehensive fares from over 450 airlines in the world, nearly all air carriers. Use their search engine to find best flights and prices for air travel throughout the US. They also include international travel itineraries. This site is a real boon to the consumer.

Southwest Airlines


One of the largest and busiest of the on-line travel sites, this site uses the Sabre computer reservation system to access the airline reservation system. It, too, offers one-stop shopping for making on-line secure airline, hotel, and car rental reservations, checking on cruises, vacation packages and more. As with Expedia and other on-line travel agents, you must register first and establish a user profile, complete with user name and password, in order to participate fully in using the site. Best features of this site include : "Best Fare Finder" with e-mail notification, 24 hour hold of tickets without purchase, hotel maps and photos, checking on real-time departure and arrival information of a flight currently in progress, and plane diagrams for booking.

United Airlines

Virgin Airlines


A website devoted to those who fly all the time and is all about maximizing your frequent flyer miles. Learn how to earn more miles and connect with some deals. Manage your miles online and learn about and compare the various mileage programs. Use their "Ask Randy" feature, to post your questions to Randy Peterson, their "Frequent Flyer Guru," and more.