As early as 1913, small service aircraft have been used to transport passengers by air. Since then, passenger transportation in the commercial airline industry has grown and flourished. Today, a massive industry has grown around this service and air travel is now commonplace. Your questions about the history and growth of air travel, as well as about air travel today, should be asked here.
Asked in Air Travel, Flight Times
What is the Flight time from New York to Manila?
A random search for flights from New York Kennedy (JFK) to Manila (MNL) shows: OPTION 1: 19hr 05min via Hong Kong (HKG) JFK - HKG Cathay Pacific Airways Flt 831 Dep 01:55pm 05Mar,Fri HKG - MNL Cathay Pacific Airways Flt 913 Dep 08:00pm 06Mar,Sat Flight Duration: 18hr 05min; Layover Time: 1hr 00min; Total Trip Time: 19hr 05min OPTION 2: 20hr 35min via Hong Kong (HKG) JFK - HKG Cathay Pacific Airways Flt 841 Dep 09:15am 05Mar,Fri HKG - MNL Cathay Pacific Airways Flt 903 Dep 04:40pm 06Mar,Sat Flight Duration: 18hr 20min; Layover Time: 2hr 15min; Total Trip Time: 20hr 35min OPTION 3: 22hr 45min via Taipei (TPE) JFK - TPE China Airlines Flt 011 Dep 09:55pm 05Mar,Fri TPE - MNL China Airlines Flt 701 Dep 07:35am 07Mar,Sun Flight Duration: 21hr 40min; Layover Time: 1hr 05min; Total Trip Time: 22hr 45min In this case, longer the duration, cheaper the fare. It is important to note that the times listed are TOTAL TRAVEL TIMES, NOT flight times, and that the time spent in the air is significantly shorter.
Asked in Job Interviews, Air Travel, Airlines
What value you will add to our company if you are selected for this position?
Asked in Alaska, Air Travel, Air Miles, Seoul
How many air miles are there from Fairbanks Alaska to Seoul South Korea?
Asked in Air Travel, Airplanes and Aircraft, Airlines
Can you take frozen gel packs on an airplane?
Asked in Air Travel
How do you travel with cremation ashes?
This is taken from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) website: http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/specialneeds/editorial_1296.shtm We understand how painful losing a loved one is, and we respect anyone traveling with crematory remains. Passengers are allowed to carry a crematory container as part of their carry-on luggage, but the container must pass through the X-ray machine. If the container is made of a material that generates an opaque image and prevents the security screener from clearly being able to see what is inside, then the container cannot be allowed through the security checkpoint. Out of respect to the deceased and their family and friends, under no circumstances will a screener open the container even if the passenger requests this be done. Documentation from the funeral home is not sufficient to carry a crematory container through security and onto a plane without screening. You may transport the urn as checked baggage provided that it is successfully screened. We will screen the urn for explosive materials/devices using a variety of techniques; if cleared, it will be permitted as checked baggage only. Some airlines do not allow cremated remains as checked baggage so please check with your air carrier before attempting to transport a crematory container in checked baggage. Crematory containers are made from many different types of materials, all with varying thickness. At present, we cannot state for certain whether your particular crematory container can successfully pass through an X-ray machine. However, we suggest that you purchase a temporary or permanent crematory container made of a lighter weight material such as wood or plastic that can be successfully X-rayed. We will continue to work with funeral home associations to provide additional guidance in the future.
Asked in Travel & Places, Air Travel
Who was the first person to circumnavigate the globe by air?
Asked in Air Travel
Why do people use airplanes?
They are Fast, efficient way of transport and the best way possible to reach places far apart to each other. It could be too difficult to come from one country to another country ie. from UK to Thailand or south east Asia. If we do not go by airplane we have to cross the middle east where there are lots of mountains and bandits.
Asked in Flight Times, Air Travel
Are there any direct flight from London to Kolkata?
A random search for flights from London (LON) to Kolkata (CCU) shows there is a no direct flight between these two cities. No Direct flights operates to Kolkata India from any UK airport. Airline : Air India, Jet Airways, Emirates, Barman, Qatar Airlines departing London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports daily. First Stoppage: First stoppage at Delhi, Mumbai, Doha, Dubai, Singapore, Or Bangkok, You no need to change aircrafts at first stop according to airlines and proceed to Kolkata Netaji Subhash Chandra Airport (CCU) in the same aircraft. Flight Duration is in between 13hr 35min. Flights No Are: Air India Flights no - 112, 20, 773, 131 Jet Airways Flights no - 119, 619, 618, 118 Qatar Airways Flights No - 18, 294, 295, 11 Emirates Airlines Flights No - 2, 570, 571, 5 Virgin Atlantic Flights No - 300, 301 Singapore Airlines Flights no - 319, 308
Asked in Air Travel, Family Travel
What makes traveling exciting?
I've driven across this country and back several times. What is around the next bend that you have never been around before is exciting. Seeing places that you have only read about is exciting. Meeting new people. Eating different foods. Getting lost and then finding your way again. Meeting people far from home that know the same things you know or may know the same people you know. Seeing an animal in the wild that you have only seen on TV or in a zoo. Sunrises over different mountains or a different ocean. Sunsets over different fields. Trees so tall you can't see the tops. Flowers so small you have to get on your hands and knees to see them. There is a lot to see out there. Keep your eyes open. And then there is getting home, which usually tops the list for most business travelers. All the above surely makes travelling exciting but there is more to it. The beauty and the charm the world is blessed with makes it exciting each time any part of the world is visited. Your companions along your travel make your travelling exciting and also the fun and joy one experiences while exploring the attractions and places is simply a fact that makes your trip exciting to any place in the world.
Asked in Air Travel
How much does it cost to go to fly to antarctica?
It depends on where you start your journey and where you end it. There are no commercial flights to Antarctica, so you'll land either in Christchurch, New Zealand or Terra Del Fuego at the tip of South America. You can calculate your fares to either of these two spots. Then, you'd need to pay for an expedition to fly you onto the continent, feed you, house you and take care of your support team for as long as you want to stay.
Asked in Air Travel, Airlines, United Airlines
What does 'Fare Type First' mean on United Airlines tickets?
Asked by Carlo Kiehn in Air Travel, History of Aviation
How long is the shortest commercial flight?
The UK airline Loganair has a flight that goes from the island of Westray to the island of Papa Westray in the Northern Isles of Scotland. It covers about 1.7 miles and lasts around a minute on average. If there is a strong headwind, the flight can take closer to two-and-a-half minutes; with a tailwind, it’s been completed in 53 seconds.