Need a flight? Check out the sites below or any of the all-purpose sites under General Travel Sites. The airline sites have also improved dramatically over the years. It's a good idea to start with the general travel sites to get a feel for the market and then move on to the more specialized sites to look for better deals.
Great all-purpose site.
Tons of travel resources.
Don’t be fooled by the name -- you can’t use this site to book a cruise. It’s just flights and nothing else. Just remember that you need to book at least five days in advance.
Here, the name works.
Again, use this site if you’re looking for a bargain on airfare.
Travel Information Services
This site has access to flights all around the world.
By purchasing an annual subscription to Best Fares Discount Travel magazine for $59.90, you can have access to this fantastic site for discount travel.
Killer deals. Check here if you're looking for bargains.
Great guide to airplane seats and in-flight amenities. This is a great site to use when you're booking longer flights where comfort is critical. Many airlines are now oddering lie-flat options. This site helps you sort it out.
This site bills itself as the world's most popular frequent flyer community, and it's an incredible resource if you want to maximise your frequent flyer miles.
This travel blog focuses a lot on travel rewards and frequent flier miles, and it's part of the Boarding Area network of travel bloggers.
First Class Flyer
Part of Flight Bliss, this excellent resource will help you to take advabtage of business class and first class air travel.
TravelPost.com - Airport Wi-Fi
This site has an excellent guide to airport wi-fi for both U.S. and international airports.
Plane Truth About Plane Seats
This article from BusinessWeek helps you navigate the airline web sites to ensure the best possible seat.
Frugal Traveler - Booking a Flight the Frugal Way
Here's a great article from the New York Times giving the reader a step-by-step approach for booking flights online with the goal of getting the best deal.
Bummed out in Baggage Claim
Is there anything more anying than having your bags lost by the airline? Complaints about lost, delayed or damaged bags are at an all-time high according to BusinessWeek. This article provides some useful tips.
Fear & Loathing at the Airport
Everyone seems to be unhappy about the current state of our air travel system. Delays in particular are creating massive problems.
Business Class at Bargain Prices
Silverjet and other fledglings aim to steal corporate travelers from the majors.
We're going to miss Business 2.0. It was a great magazine. Here's a cool article on the best airports.