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Finding Last Minute Flights Online

Finding last minute flight deals online is a great way to save money on your next trip. Three sites I typically use to find these deals are.

1. www.lastminutespider.com/flights.htm
2. www.smartertravel.com/airfare/search/
3. www.cheaptickets.com

Airline sites are another great way to find extremely cheap last minute flight deals. I found Southwest and American Airlines to have the best deals when I am searching  last minute.

If you are planning to fly on one of the more popular days of the year and possibly to one of the most traveled to destinations in the world, then you will want to make sure you book your trip days in advance. Popular flights that are always packed with people tend to increase in price the closer you get to the trip date. Airlines know this so they will increase the price as a type of penalty for waiting to book your flight. They know they will fill the seat regardless of who pays, so charging more money for it is just more money in their pocket.

Sometimes there are occasions when waiting until the last day can work to your advantage. If you are a spur of the moment type person, that likes to travel on a whim and do not really care about what day you leave, then booking a last minute flight may be the best way for you to to take a budget flight. Flights that are hardly ever packed or are to a less than popular destinations will cause the airlines to drop their rates the closer it gets to the flight date in hopes of filling every seat.

Top 5 Mysterious Airline Crashes

Airplanes are one of the safest forms of travel around but accidents do happen in forms such as mid-air collisions, terrorist hijacking, or technical malfunctions. From all these disasters nothing is more unsettling than those which are unsolved. Disappearances of airliners do occur. Due to severe electrical storms combined with electronic malfunctions, an airplane will disappear from ground radars, communications lost, and in the end the downed airplane will never be discovered along with the specific cause and reason for the accident. Here are some of the most mysterious airplane incidents of all time.

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Five Tips when Traveling With Your Laptop

Like most people that carry a laptop, yours is probably a vital part of your personal or professional life. Your laptop was probably a big investment and you’d like to keep it as long as possible, providing that it allows you to continue to do the things that you need to do. Because your laptop is a big part of your life and was such a huge investment, you’ll want to be sure to protect your asset when you are traveling. Many people who have laptops consider them and every day, ordinary item, and they don’t protect their laptop as much as they should. When you travel your laptop can easily be stolen or damaged if you don’t take the appropriate steps to secure your belongings.
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Security And Terrorism Suggestions

Many travelers are looking for suggestions on how they can deal with the air travel security and terrorism when traveling, and the answers are not all that simple. Terrorism has changed the lives of just about everyone in the world in one way or another, and so it’s hard to deny that air travel, security, and terrorism don’t have something in common. September 11, 2001 made it very clear to anyone who might have still been wondering about such concerns that these things need to come together in a way that provide a safe means of travel without making it something that most people are not willing to go through.
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How To Prepare For a hard Landing

Being involved in an airplane crash is an idea that is so fantastic to most people that they don’t ever see the need to prepare for such an incident. But, there are not many people that ever know that they will be involved in a plane crash, so everyone can benefit from learning how to prepare for the landing to increase chances of survival and maybe even limit your personal injuries. Two thirds of the people involved in plane crashes survive, and it’s said that the remaining percentage would likely survive too, if only they knew how to prepare for a landing as well as what to do in the event that there is smoke and fire filling the aircraft.
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Be Accountable For Your Personal Safety When Traveling

There is no doubt that airports and airplanes are much safer than they used to be with heightened security since September 11, 2001. Despite all of the safety and security precautions that are taken, you should still take responsibility for yourself before and after boarding an airplane. Security is no substitution for your own awareness and ability to take precautions for your own safety. Every time you go to an airport you are mixing with people that you do not know, not only do you not know them, you do not know their motives or intentions. For this reason, it’s best to consider taking every precaution for your own personal safety.
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Know Airline Cabin Safety For Safe Travels

Knowing about cabin safety when you travel can make your traveling experience more comfortable. When you are aware of your surroundings and what you should or should not do in the event of an emergency, you’ll be able to enjoy your travel experience more, but you’ll also be able to respond appropriately if need be. Cabin safety requires that everyone on the aircraft is aware of themselves, where they are located in the aircraft, as well as listening to the flight attendants when they give their speech and demonstration at the beginning of the flight.
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Airport Security In The Post 9/11 World

Security is a different story in the post 9/11 world than it was before the tragedies of that fateful day. Because security has been stepped up, it’s important for you to be aware of all of the security measures that are in place, and that everyone in every airport is being watched every step of the way. While you may not appreciate the security measures in place at your airports or the airports that you travel through, it’s important that you respect these measures or your travel plans can be changed in a moments notice. Security in airports is no laughing matter, though the security requirements are changing constantly, it’s true that airports and air travel will never be as lax as they once were.
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Air Travel And Airborne Illness

Airborne illness and air travel simply go hand in hand, and anyone that travels often will tell you so. The problem with air travel is that you are talking about thousands and over the course of a year, millions of people who travel in the same aircrafts. Simply put, there are germs everywhere in an aircraft and it doesn’t matter how well the crews clean them, these germs cannot be removed because they are not just on things, they are in the air.
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Complying With Airport Security To Save Time

While you might not appreciate all the security efforts at airports around the United States, it’s easier to comply with the requests of security personnel, and it will save you time. Going through security checkpoints isn’t exactly fun, but it’s for the safety of you and everyone else that may be traveling with you. While no security measures are 100% you should take comfort in the governments to protect you when you travel. Knowing what to expect and what security personnel expect of you will help your interactions be more tolerable and it’ll get you to your plane on time, too.
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