Online Resource Guide: Transportation

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PLANES, TRAINS, CARS

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

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

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

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

Airline Directory
Airtran.com AirTran, Toll-free 800/247-8726, Local 770/994-8258
Alaskaair.com Alaska, Toll-free 800/252-7522
Alohaairlines.com Aloha, Toll-free 800/367-5250, Local 808/484-1111
Aa.com American, Toll-free 800/433-7300
Usairways.com/awa America West, Toll-free 800/235-9292
Ata.com ATA, Toll-free 800/435-9282, Local 317/282-4000
Continental.com Continental, Toll-free 800/523-3273, Local 281/821-2100
Delta.com Delta, Toll-free 800/221-1212, Local 404/765-5000 Frontierairlines.com Frontier, Toll-free 800/432-1359, Local 303/371-7000
Hawaiianair.com Hawaiian, Toll-free 800/367-5320, Local 808/838-1555
Jetblue.com JetBlue, Toll-free 800/538-2583, Local 801/365-2525
Mesa-air.com Mesa, Toll-free 800/637-2247, Local 505/326-3338
Midwestairlines.com Midwest, Toll-free 800/452-2022, Local 414/570-7000
Nwa.com Northwest, Toll-free 800/225-2525, Local 671/649-8380
Southwest.com Southwest, Toll-free 800/435-9792, Local 214/792-4223
Spiritair.com Spirit, Toll-free 800/772-7117, Local 586/791-7300
Suncountry.com Sun Country, Toll-free 800/359-6786, Local 651/905-2737
United.com United, Toll-free 800/864-8331
Usairways.com US Airways, Toll-free 800/428-4322
Usa3000.com USA 3000, Toll-free 877/872-3000, Local 610/325-1280

Taxis and Public Transportation
Hitchsters.com 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.
Hopstop.com Enter starting and ending destinations and the site supplies detailed subway and bus directions in major U.S. cities.
PublicRoutes.com 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.com Megabus has started service between New York and seven other cities. One-way fares start as low as $1.

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

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

RV's
Motorhomeholidayswap.com Lets RV owners around the world exchange vehicles

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

Fuel Information
Fuelcostcalculator.com Calculates the estimated fuel cost of your trip based on distance, regional gas prices, and make, year, and model of your vehicle
Fueleconomy.gov One-stop information on hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles, and how to stretch your gas dollars and life of your car
Gasbuddy.com 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
GasPriceWatch.com Consumer advocacy website that enlists over 123,000 volunteer "spotters" who report on where to find the cheapest gas across the US
Gaswars.com Lists the best gas bargains in the US and Canada

Train Passes
Raileurope.com Rail passes for Europe; special deals for students
Railpass.com Largest Europe rail pass outlet; calculate best options based on travel itinerary (Europe)
Japanrailpass.com Economical rail passes for travel throughout Japan
Britrail.com 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?
Alabama: adeca.state.al.us/surplus%20property
Georgia: surplusproperty.doas.georgia.gov
Illinois: ibid.illinois.gov
Kentucky: finance.ky.gov/internal/surplus
Oregon: oregonsurplus.com
Pennsylvania: dgs.state.pa.us/surp_prop
Texas: tfc.state.tx.us/communities/supportserv/prog/statesurplus
Washington State: ga.wa.gov/surplus

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