Websites for North American Airlines
Where are Websites for North American Airline?
Air Aruba (http://www.interknowledge.com/air-aruba/) has a rather dusty page
with limited route and contact info, on which the most useful item is that
they don't fly any more.
Air Canada (http://www.aircanada.ca/schedules/) has schedule info, reservations, ticketing, and weekly Websaver special fares. Aussi disponible en francais (http://www.aircanada.ca/francais/horaires/). You can also download a 400K PC version of the entire schedule.
Air St Pierre (http://18.104.22.168/AspWeb/) flies from St Pierre (which, for those who slept through geography class, is a French island near Newfoundland) to nearby points. Schedule and fares, in French.
Airtran (http://www.airtran.com), a low-fare airline in the eastern U.S., has schedules, reservations, ticketless ticketing, special offers, and an e-mail specials newsletter.
Air Transat (http://www.airtransat.com) is a Canadian scheduled charter line that flies to the US, the Caribbean, and Europe. Well-organized web site has schedules, reservations, and flight ops.
Alaska Airlines (http://www.alaska-air.com/) has a web site with flight info, reservations, ticketless ticketing, and special offers. On-line tickets get 250 bonus miles, more for e-tickets and automated checkin. They give $10 off for web booking when you register on their web site and buy a ticket by May 26. The reservation system finally seems to be working reliably, new design is pretty but not as cute as the old retro design. Downloadable PDF schedule, too.
ALM (http://www.airalm.com/) flies to and from the Netherlands Antilles. Routes, schedules, destination info, and occasional specials.
Aloha (http://www.alohaairlines.com/) flies within Hawaii, als to and along the U.S. west coast. Routes, schedules, tickets, special fares. Frequent flyer program allows family members to pool miles. Bankrupt but still operating.
America West (http://www.americawest.com) has schedule info, reservations, and ticketless ticketing in a site that is quite attractive now that the images hold still. Weekly web specials for both air and air/land packages. They've merged with US Airways, but for now the two airlines are operating separately with separate web sites.
American Airlines (http://www.aa.com/) has a newly redesigned very blue web site with schedules, fares, and flight ops. Reservations and ticketing available, using the Orbitz booking and search engine. (So much for the company that built Sabre in the first place, 40 years ago.) They also offer timetables (http://www.aatimetable.com) in various online and printable formats.
American Trans Air (http://www.ata.com) has a web site with schedules, fares, flight ops. Reservations provided through a system which appears to be a private label version of Travelocity. They currently offer a free companion ticket after three round trips, free ticket after six round trips, for travel booked on their web site.
Amtrak (http://www.amtrak.com) isn't an airline, but they're competitive on many routes in urban parts of the U.S., and have scenic long distance routes. Schedule info and reservations available, although the reservation system can be awfully slow.
Bearskin Airlines (http://www.bearskinairlines.com/) flies small planes around northern Ontario and Manitoba with hubs in bustling Thunder Bay and Sioux Lookout. Sounds like fun. Info and reservations via a private label version of Amadeus. The logo sweatshirts are attractive but seem a little pricey at C$49.95.
BWIA (http://www.bwee.com/) flies to, from, and around the Caribbean. They have a separate site (http://www.bwee-ticket.com), if you want to buy tickets rather than just look at their soothing green web site.
Canadian Airlines (http://www.cdnair.ca) has been absorbed into Air Canada, familiarly known as Mapleflot.
Chalk's Ocean Airways (http://www.flychalks.com/) has been flying seaplanes between Florida and the Bahamas since 1919, making it the world's oldest operating airline, with only one accident, when a plane fell apart in the air on Dec 19th. Attractive site has reservations, destination info, and a lot of "under construction" pages.
Continental (http://www.continental.com) has a spiffy new design with schedule info, on-line booking, and flight status. CO.O.L. system offers a general purpose reservation system with hotels and cars as well as flights, with the same features as Microsoft's Expedia. Currently offering up to 1000 extra FF miles for tickets bought on-line. Weekly specials via mailing list or web site. (CO.O.L. requires cookies.)
Cubana (http://www.cubana.cu/) flies from Havana to points in Europe and the
Americas. Schedules, destinations, and fleet info. I wonder where they get the
spare parts for their DC-10 and 727.
Delta (http://www.delta.com) has fares, schedules, on-line ticketing, and flight ops. Currently offering up to 1000 extra FF miles for tickets bought on-line.
Firstair (http://www.firstair.ca/), a Canadian regional airline, has schedule info. (Finally, you can get from North America to Greenland without flying through Iceland.)
The current incarnation of Frontier (http://www.frontierairlines.com/) is a low-fare line with a hub at Denver flying to points in the US and Mexico. Site has reservations, flight ops.
Great Plains Airlines (http://www.gpair.com/) is a low-fare carrier with a hub in St Louis.
Hawaiian (http://www.hawaiianair.com/) flies within Hawaii, to the South Pacific, and to the U.S. west coast. Bankrupt but still operating.
Independence Air (http://www.flyi.com/) is the new name for Atlantic Coast Airlines, ran out of money and stopped operating as of Jan 5.
Interstate Jet (http://www.flyijet.com/) is a low fare public charter line flying from Atlanta to a few cities in the east central US. Schedule and fare info (much of which is way out of date) and a broken online reservation page.
Jet Blue (http://www.jetblue.com), an airline that may yet bring sane airfares to upstate New York, has an elegant web site with routes, fares, and on-line ticket sales, Don't miss the rotating 3-D Airbus A320, even though it does make Internet Exploder crash.
Jetsgo (http://www.jetsgo.com) is a low-cost Canadian carrier that was eating Air Canada's lunch until they suddently stopped operating in March.
LIAT (http://www.liatairline.com), who island-hop in the Caribbean, has a web site with reservations and frequent flyer info, except no matter what airports and dates I put into their res form, it says there's no flights on those dates.
Maxjet (http://www.maxjet.net) is another entry in the premium low-cost niche, offering one daily all business class roundtrip between New York JFK and London Stansted starting Nov 1, and promises of other routes (most likely Dulles, where their HQ is). Online reservations and seat selection, list of goodies at each end of the flight (shower and massage, anyone?) Conditions of carriage require that passengers over the age of two must wear shoes.
Midwest Airlines (http://www.midwestairlines.com/), formerly Midwest Express, has routes, schedules, and fares. Also seat maps and a surprising number of missing pages, like the one that's supoosed to tell you what other airlines are in their frequent flyer program. On the "signature" flights, the ones that don't go to vacation places, the chocolate chip cookies are still free.
New England Airlines (http://www.block-island.com/flybi/sumsched.html) flies between Block Island RI and Westerly RI. Schedule and fare info, reservations via an e-mail form.
Northwest Airlines (http://www.nwa.com) has schedule, fares, reservations, and flight ops, using the Orbitz booking and search engine. Weekly Cybersaver specials offered, book through the web site for the lowest price. On-line store offers a $12.99 plush moose and a $279 1/100 scale 747-400. That's only $10/inch!
Pan Am (http://www.flypanam.com) flies 727s has its hub at Portsmouth NH and flies between the northestern US and Canada and Florida and the Caribbean. It's owned by the parent company of the Boston and Maine railroad and has no connection to the old Pan Am other than buying the logo. Online schedules, reservations, and destination info.
Song (http://www.flysong.com) is Delta's low-cost airline within an airline. Their web site is all fluffy and beautiful and offers the same stuff as everyone else, schedules, reservations, flight ops, and online checkin. For some unfathomable reason, Delta's regular web site doesn't include Song flights.
Southwest Airlines (http://www.iflyswa.com) has schedules and fares, and now reservations and ticketless ticketing. The graphics are still too big, but the site loads faster than it used to. Mailing list for weekly specials.
Spirit (http://www.spiritair.com) is a low-cost airline that flies between Florida and the northeast and midwest, and also from Detroit and Chicago to California. Has schedules, reservations, and weekly "syber" specials. You can change the name on any ticket for $25. Wow!
Sun Country (http://www.suncountry.com/), a regional airline headquartered in Minneapolis, is once again running scheduled service on new 737s from MSP to places all over the US and nearby warm-weather vacation spots.
Ted (http://www.flyted.com) is United's low-cost airline within an airline. Their previous attempt, Shuttle by United, failed dismally, but what the heck, maybe the laws of economics are different this year. The web site is United's with minor cosmetic changes. Either the United version or the Ted version shows you the same flights and fares. Join the Ted Club which appears to be Milage Plus and a maiing list with special deals.
Transmeridian (http://www.tmair.com) ran out of money and is expected to
liquidate. Ah, well.
TWA has been absorbed into American (http://www.aa.com). Where's Howard Hughes now that we need him?
United (http://www.ual.com) has resdesigned their site so that instead of being intriguingly bizarre, now it's just plain ugly. Reservations and booking via ITN. Web site requires cookies, although ITN itself doesn't. Direct link (https://wunited.itn.net/unitedair) to United's reservation sub-site on ITN is a lot faster than navigating through the main pages.
US Airways (http://www.usair.com) has schedules and reservations via a site that looks to have the same underlying engine as Travelocity. Booking is nice when it works, but half the time I get an error message rather than a ticket. (Deleting all your cookies often helps.) 1000 frequent flyer miles for tix bought online. Also weekly weekend travel specials from (and occasionally to) USAair hub cities. They've merged with America West, but for now the two airlines are operating separately with separate web sites.
Via Rail Canada (http://www.viarail.ca) isn't an airline but is competitive in the Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto corridor. Schedule and fare info, on-line reservations. Aussi disponible en francais. (Was developed in French and translated into English, I know the guy who did it.)
Westjet (http://www.westjet.com) is a low-fare Canadian airline. Schedules, reservations, flight ops, weekly web specials.
Zoom Airlines (http://www.flyzoom.com/) flies their three planes on a sparse schedule between Canadia and Britain and France. (Don't miss the cute animated route map.) Online reservations, with date or name changes for C$50. The site will be nice when it's done, but for now there's an awful lot of place holder pages.
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