- Air travel
Air travel is a form of
travelusing an airplane.
The comfort experienced when traveling by air depends on several factors starting with the airport, the choice of the
airlineand the travel class.
Travel class on an airplane is usually split into a two or four class model. Domestic flights usually have two classes:
economy Classcabin and business class cabin, whereas international flights usually have four classes: an economy class cabin, a premium economy cabin, a business class or a club class cabin and finally, a first class cabin.
The differences between premium economy and economy are quite significant, but the
costis not greatly altered by purchasing a premium Economy ticket. The price difference between an economy class ticket and a first class ticket, however, are often extreme.
Most air travel starts and ends at a commercial
airport. The typical procedure is check-in, border control, airport securitybaggage and passenger check before entering the gate, boarding, flying and pick-up of luggage and - limited to international flights - another border control at the host country's border.
* [http://www.pbs.org/kcet/chasingthesun/ Chasing the Sun] - History of commercial aviation, from PBS
* [http://www.thomascookpublishing.com/book.htm?book_id=46 Thomas Cook Timetable - provides a list of all known airplane, rail and boat connections]
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