Online Resource Guide: Transportation

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Carbon Offset Information Donors can direct their money to renewable energy, reforestation, energy-efficient projects, or some conbination thereof.

Low-Cost Airlines Official site of Airasia, a low-cost carrier that flies throughout Asia Info and news on low-cost carriers world-wide, and links to airline sites Links to low-cost carriers in Europe Search engine for low-fare flights and hotel packages in Europe, and beyond Search engine for low-fare flights, international deals UK-based search engine for low-fare flights Search engine for car rentals and low-cost flights in Europe International low-cost airline routes

Airlines/Airports Farecast predicts whether airline ticket prices will rise or fall based on past airfare data Official site of the Federal Aviation Administration, includes info on delays at airports nation-wide FlySpy shows airline ticket price changes over a 30-day period for Northwest flights from Minneapolis to 50 cities Expert advice on airplane seating, organized by aircraft True stories guide to sleeping in airports Official site of the Transportation Security Administration Average, maximum, and minimum wait times for security checkpoints in U.S. airports Detailed info on airports across the globe

Popular Flight Passes Around the Globe Aerolineas Argentinas South America Pass (800/333-0276). Flights within South America priced by mileage Cathay Pacific All Asia Pass. Flights to over 18 Asian cities BWIA West Indies Airways Caribbean Pass (800/538-2942). Flights between eight Caribbean destinations Star Alliance African Airpass. Flights in 17 sub-Saharan countries

Airline Directory AirTran, Toll-free 800/247-8726, Local 770/994-8258 Alaska, Toll-free 800/252-7522 Aloha, Toll-free 800/367-5250, Local 808/484-1111 American, Toll-free 800/433-7300 America West, Toll-free 800/235-9292 ATA, Toll-free 800/435-9282, Local 317/282-4000 Continental, Toll-free 800/523-3273, Local 281/821-2100 Delta, Toll-free 800/221-1212, Local 404/765-5000 Frontier, Toll-free 800/432-1359, Local 303/371-7000 Hawaiian, Toll-free 800/367-5320, Local 808/838-1555 JetBlue, Toll-free 800/538-2583, Local 801/365-2525 Mesa, Toll-free 800/637-2247, Local 505/326-3338 Midwest, Toll-free 800/452-2022, Local 414/570-7000 Northwest, Toll-free 800/225-2525, Local 671/649-8380 Southwest, Toll-free 800/435-9792, Local 214/792-4223 Spirit, Toll-free 800/772-7117, Local 586/791-7300 Sun Country, Toll-free 800/359-6786, Local 651/905-2737 United, Toll-free 800/864-8331 US Airways, Toll-free 800/428-4322 USA 3000, Toll-free 877/872-3000, Local 610/325-1280

Taxis and Public Transportation A network to help connect people in the same neighborhood traveling to and from New York-area airports so that they can share taxi cabs. Enter starting and ending destinations and the site supplies detailed subway and bus directions in major U.S. cities. Get detailed subway, bus, walking, and driving directions for major U.S. cities, and London. Provides local search for restaurants and attractions, and hotel/air/car booking engines. Megabus has started service between New York and seven other cities. One-way fares start as low as $1.

Luggage Get the specifics on what items are allowed and not allowed into the U.S. Luggage identification system that "uses a unique serial number, which enables it to be traced to the owner via the website." Members' contact details, bag description, and travel itinerary are stored on the database and can be accessed anytime.

Car Leasing Car rental in Europe, and driving info Short-term rentals or long-term tax-free leases, info about international licenses Where to rent fuel-efficient hybrid cars in the U.S. Brand new car leasing for Western Europe Hertz's new subsidiary, Simply Wheelz, moves towards automation

RV's Lets RV owners around the world exchange vehicles

Food on the Road Reviews of regional restaurants near highways or in small towns nation-wide

Fuel Information Calculates the estimated fuel cost of your trip based on distance, regional gas prices, and make, year, and model of your vehicle One-stop information on hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles, and how to stretch your gas dollars and life of your car Network of more than 173 gas price web sites that help you find the low gasoline prices near you; find gas prices by intersection, zip code or latitude/longitude Consumer advocacy website that enlists over 123,000 volunteer "spotters" who report on where to find the cheapest gas across the US Lists the best gas bargains in the US and Canada

Train Passes Rail passes for Europe; special deals for students Largest Europe rail pass outlet; calculate best options based on travel itinerary (Europe) Economical rail passes for travel throughout Japan Rail passes for travel throughout Britain and point-to-point tickets

Leftover Loot-Where does all the stuff that's collected at security checkpoints go?
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