Thursday, March 31, 2011

Port Lincoln Airport car hire

Port Lincoln Airport (IATA: PLO, ICAO: YPLC) is the second busiest Airport in South Australia, located in Port Lincoln. Currently QantasLink and Regional Express Airlines operate from there, both flying to and from Adelaide. Virgin Blue is interested in servicing the airport but it would need to be upgraded before it can handle jet aircraft.

For Port Lincoln Airport car hire, click here.

Riverton Airport car rental

Riverton Regional Airport (IATA: RIW, ICAO: KRIW) is located in the city of Riverton, in Fremont County, Wyoming, USA. It has 2 runways and is used mostly for general aviation but is served by one commercial airline, Great Lakes Airlines, with flights to and from Denver.

For Riverton Airport car rental, click here.

Salta Airport car rental

Salta Airport (IATA: SLA, ICAO: SASA) is officially named Martín Miguel de Güemes International Airport, and is located in the City of Salta in the Salta Province of Argentina. It is also known by the name of El Aybal Airport and is the air hub for the Andes. It is the most used airport in Northern Argentina, and a new terminal was built in 2000.

Airlines operating from Salta Airport:
  • Aerochaco
  • Aerolíneas Argentinas
  • Aerosur
  • Andes Líneas Aéreas
  • LAN Airlines

For Salta Airport car rental, click here.

Taupo Airport car hire

Taupo Airport (IATA: TUO, ICAO: NZAP) is a small regional airport on the shores of Lake Taupo, 8km south of the township of Taupo in New Zealand. Scheduled flights to Auckland, Wellington and Wanganui are operated by Eagle Airways, a subsidiary of Air New Zealand, but the airport is also kept busy with increasing charter flights, Search and Rescue activities and commercial tandem skydiving operators.

For Taupo Airport car hire, click here.

Terre Haute Airport car rental

Terre Haute International Airport (IATA: HUF, ICAO: KHUF) is located just east of the CBD of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana in the United States. Originally named Hulman Field, the airport changed names in 1998 and is currently home to the Terre Haute Air Fair. Currently no commercial airlines operate from the airport.

For Terre Haute Airport car rental, click here.

Trelew Airport car rental

Trelew Airport (IATA: REL, ICAO: SAVT) is officially named Almirante Marcos A. Zar Airport. Named after an Argentine Navy Admiral and aviator, it is located in Chubut province, Argentina. It serves both Trelew and Rawson, the capital of Chubut. The airlines Aerolíneas Argentinas, Pluna and LADE operate from the airport, which is supposed to soon commence direct international flights to Brazil.

For Trelew Airport car rental, please click here.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Upington Airport car rental

Upington Airport (IATA: UTN, ICAO: FAUP) is a small airport in Upington, Northern Cape, South Africa. It has one of the longest runways in the world, necessary due to the airport's elevation and climate and the fact that Boeing 747s require the use of the runway. Scheduled passenger flights are operated by Airlink and consist of flights to and from Johhanesburg and Capetown. The Airport is also an international cargo hub and this accounts for a lot of its traffic.

For Upington Airport car rental, please click here.

Burnie Wynyard Airport car hire

Wynyard Airport (IATA: BWT, ICAO: YWYY) is officially named Burnie Wynyard Airport and is located in Wynyard near the city of Burnie in the state of Tasmania, Australia. It underwent an upgrade in 2006. Regional Express and Tasair both operate from Burnie Wynyard, flying to and from Hobart, King Island and Melbourne.

For Burnie Wynyard Airport car hire, click here.

Napier Airport car hire

Napier Airport ( IATA: NPE ICAO: NZNR) is also called Hawke's Bay Airport. It is located near the city of Napier in the Hawke's Bay region of New Zealand. The domestic airport provides flights to Auckland, Wellington and Nelson, as well as several smaller centres, and is the main commercial airport in the Hawke's Bay region.

Airlines operating from Napier Airport:
  • Air New Zealand and subsidiaries
  • Air Napier
  • Air Chathams
  • Sunair

For Napier Airport car hire, click here.

Mildura Airport car hire

Mildura Airport (IATA: MQL, ICAO: YMIA) has twice been named Australia's Rural Airport of the Year. It is the biggest regional airport in the state of Victoria, Australia, and is located in the city of Mildura.

Airlines operating out of Mildura Airport:

  • QantasLink
  • Regional Express
  • Sharp Airlines
  • Virgin Blue

For Mildura Airport Car hire, please click here.

Lübeck Airport car rental

Lübeck Blankensee Airport (IATA: LBC, ICAO: EDHL) is sometimes known as Hamburg Lübeck Airport. It is located in Lübeck, 50km northeast of Hamburg and is a secondary airport to Hamburg Airport in the Hamburg Metropolitan Area. RyanAir and WizzAir both operate out of the airport.

For Lübeck Airport car rental, please click here.

Kuwait City Airport car rental

Kuwait International Airport (IATA: KWI, ICAO: OKBK) is located 15km south of Kuwait City in Kuwait. It has undergone upgrades and additions over the past decade, which are ongoing, and can now handle over 7 million passengers a year.

Airlines operating from Kuwait City Airport:

  • Air Arabia
  • Air India
  • Al-Naser Airlines
  • AlMasria Universal Airlines
  • Ariana Afghan Airlines
  • Biman Bangaladesh Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Bulgaria Air
  • Egypt Air
  • Emirates
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Etihad Airways
  • Flydubai
  • Gulf Air
  • Iran Air
  • Iran Asseman Airlines
  • Jazeera Airways
  • Jet Airways
  • KLM
  • Kuwait Airways
  • Lufthansa
  • Mahan Air
  • Middle East Airlines
  • Mihin Lanka
  • Nas Air
  • Oman Air
  • Pakistan International Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • Rovos Air
  • Royal Jordanian
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines
  • Shaheen Air International
  • Singapore Airlines
  • SriLankan Airlines
  • Syrian Air
  • Tunis Air
  • Turkish Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Yemenia

For Kuwait City Airport car rental, please click here.

Kodiak Airport car rental

Kodiak Airport (IATA: ADQ, ICAO: PADQ) is on the island of Kodiak in Alaska, near the city also named Kodiak. It has 3 runways and is shared by civilians, the military and the Coast Guard.

Airlines operating from Kodiak Airport:
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Era Alaska
  • Island Air Service
  • Servant Air

For Kodiak Airport car rental, click here.

Houghton Airport car rental

Houghton County Memorial Airport (IATA: CMX, ICAO: KCMX) is located in Franklin Township, Houghton County, Michigan, and near the village of Calumet. United Express operated by SkyWest Airlines services the airport with flights to Chicago O'Hare.

For Houghton Airport car rental, click here.

Bullhead Airport car rental

Bullhead Airport (IATA: IFP, ICAO: KIFP) is also known as Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport, is located near both Bullhead and Laughlin in Arizona. Allegiant Airlines and Sun Country Airlines both run charter flights from the airport, and Canadian North operates there seasonally.

For Bullhead Airport car rental, click here.

Bariloche Airport car rental

Bariloche Airport's (IATA: BRC, ICAO: SAZS) full name is Teniente Luis Candelaria International Airport. It is the fourth largest airport in Argentina and is located in the province of Río Negro. The airport serves the city of San Carlos de Bariloche.

Airlines operating at Bariloche Airport:
  • Aerochaco
  • Aerolíneas Argentinas
  • Austral Lineas Aéras
  • Azul Linhas Aéras Brasileiras
  • GOL Transportes Aéreos
  • LADE
  • LAN Airlines
  • PAL Airlines
  • Sky Airline

For Bariloche Airport car rental, please click here.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Temuco Airport car rental

Temuco Airport (IATA: ZCO, ICAO: SCTC) is a small domestic airport, also known as Maquehue Airport. It is located in Temuco, central Chile. LAN and Sky Airline both operate out of the airport.

For Temuco/Maquehue Airport car rental, click here.

Oranjestad Airport car rental

Oranjestad Airport's (IATA: AUA, ICAO: TNCA) official name is Queen Beatrix International Airport. It is located on the island of Aruba in the Caribbean, one of the four constituent countries that make up the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The airport operates flights to the Caribbean, Europe and the US- it offers US border Pre-clearance facilities.

Airlines operating out of Queen Beatrix/Oranjestad:
  • Aerolineas Mas
  • Air Canada
  • Air Transat
  • AirTran Airways
  • American Airlines
  • Arkefly
  • Aserca Airlines
  • Avianca
  • Avior Airlines
  • Blue Panorama Airlines
  • CanJet
  • Continental Airlines
  • Copa Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • Dutch Antilles Express
  • Gol Transportes Aéros
  • Insel Air
  • Jetblue Airways
  • KLM
  • MartinAir
  • PAWA Dominicana
  • Santa Bárbara Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
  • Sunwing Airlines
  • Surinam Airways
  • TAME
  • Tiara Air
  • Thomas Cook
  • Thomson Airways
  • United Airlines
  • US Airways
  • Venezolana
  • VolAir

For Oranjestad/Queen Beatrix Airport car rental, please click here.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Mexico City Airport car rental

Mexico City International Airport (IATA: MEX, ICAO: MMMX) is located in Mexico City, the capital of Mexico. It is also known as Benito Juárez International Airport, after the 19th century president Benito Juárez. Mexico City Airport is the gateway to Mexico, its biggest and busiest airport. It offers direct flights to more than 100 destinations worldwide. It has 2 terminals, Terminal 2 having opened in 2007.

Airlines operating at Mexico City Airport:
  • Aerolineas Argentinas
  • Aeroméxico
  • Air Canada
  • Air Europa
  • Air France
  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Avianca
  • Bristish Airways
  • Continental Airlines
  • Copa Airlines
  • Cubana de Aviacón
  • Delta Airlines
  • Iberia
  • Interjet
  • KLM
  • LAN Airlines
  • Lufthansa
  • TACA Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • US Airways
  • VivaAerobus
  • Volaris

For Mexico City Airport car rental, please click here.

Kerikeri Airport car hire

Kerikeri Airport, also known as Bay of Islands Airport, is a small regional airport in Kerikeri in the Northland area of the North Island, New Zealand. Air Nelson and Eagle airways, subsidiaries of Air New Zealand, both operate out of Kerikeri Airport, as well as Salt Air service to Whangarei.

For Kerikeri Airport Car hire, please click here.

Gisborne Airport car hire

Gisborne Airport (IATA: GIS, ICAO: NZGS), a regional airport, is located in Gisborne on the East Coast of the North Island, New Zealand. Gisborne Airport is quite unique as it is one of the few in the world that has a railway line crossing the main runway! Air New Zealand services the airport, operated by its subsidiaries Air Nelson and Eagle Airways. Sunair also operates out of the airport.

For Gisborne Airport car hire, click here.

Broome Airport car hire

Broome International Airport (IATA: BME, ICAO: YBRM) is located in Broome, Australia- in the state of Western Australia. It serves mostly as a regional airport, however it does provide seasonal flights to Bali. It is ranked the 20th busiest airport in Australia.

Airlines operating at Broome Airport:
  • Airnorth
  • Golden Eagle Airlines
  • Qantas
  • Skywest Airlines
  • Virgin Blue

For Broome Airport car hire, please click here.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hermosillo Airport Car Rental

The full name of the airport in Hermosillo (IATA: HMO, ICAO: MMHO) is General Ignacio Pesqueira García International Airport. It is an International Airport located in Hermosillo, Mexico, handling domestic flights and flights to Los Angeles and Phoenix in the USA.

Airlines operating out of Hermosillo Airport:
  • Aeroméxico
  • Aeropacifico
  • Aéreo Calafia
  • Aéreo servicio
  • Interjet
  • US Airways Express
  • VivaAerobus
  • Volaris

For Hermosillo Airport car rental, please click here.

Presque Isle Airport Car Rental

Presque Isle Airport (IATA: PQI, ICAO: KPQI, FAA LID: PQI) is also known as Northern Maine Regional Airport. It is located in the city of Presque Isle, Aroostook County, Maine. For passenger services, it is serviced by US Airways Express operated by Colgan Air.

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For Presque Isle Airport car rental, click here.

Gladstone Airport Car Hire

Gladstone Airport (IATA: GLT, ICAO: YGLA) is located in the city of Gladstone, in the Australian state of Queensland. It is a short drive from the city centre. Most flights are operated by QantasLink, a subsidiary of Qantas, and Strategic Airlines also operates flights from to and from the airport.

For Gladstone Airport car hire, please click here

Airport Car Rental Updates: High Level Airport, Kalgoorlie Airport, Wabush Airport, LAX Airport

Airport Car Rental Updates found here:
747 Airplane Landing At LAX Airport

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New Plymouth Airport car hire

New Plymouth Airport, (IATA: NPL, ICAO: NZNP) on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island, serves the city of New Plymouth and the surrounding region of Taranaki. It is a regional airport, with flights operated by Air Nelson (a subsidiary of Air New Zealand) to the cities of Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and Nelson.

For New Plymouth Airport Car Rental, click here.

Dunedin Airport car rental

Dunedin Airport (IATA: DUD, ICAO: NZDN) in the south of New Zealand serves the city of Dunedin and the regions of Southland and Otago. It is an international airport, with direct flights to Brisbane, and seasonally to Sydney and Melbourne. The airport consists of one terminal with 5 gates.

Air New Zealand and various subsidiaries plus Virgin Blue operate at Dunedin Airport.

For Dunedin Airport Car Hire, click here.

Albury Airport Car Rental

Albury Airport (IATA: ABX, ICAO: YMAY) is located near the city of Albury in New South Wales, Australia, and also serves the nearby city of Wodonga, Victoria. It is a regional airport with flights to Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne. The airport's one terminal was recently extended due to an increased number of flights.

Airlines operating at Albury Airport:
  • Brindabella
  • QantasLink
  • Regional Express
  • Virgin Blue

For Albury Airport Car Rental, click here

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Proserpine Airport Car Rental

Proserpine Airport (IATA: PPP, ICAO: YBPN), also known as Whitsunday Coast Airport is located 10km south of Proserpine, Queensland Australia. This is the primary The airport serving the Whitsunday area. Currently the two main airlines serving Proserpine airport include Jetstar and Virgin Blue.

If you are looking for Proserpine Airport Car Hire, click here.

Greymouth Airport Car Rental

Greymouth Airport (IATA: GMN, ICAO: NZGM) is a small airport located 1.9 km south of Greymouth, New Zealand. The airport is operated by the Grey District Council. Air West Coast offers flights from Greymouth Airport direct to Wellington.

If you are looking for Greymouth Airport Car Rental, click here.

Nelspruit Airport Car Rental

Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (IATA: MQP, ICAO: FAKN) is northeast of Nelspruit, South Africa. This airport primarily serves international travellers to the Kruger National Park, and secondly other South African Cities such as Johannesburg.

Airlines operating at Nelspruit Airport
  • British Airways operated by Comair
  • Pelican Air Services
  • South African Airways operated by Airlink
  • South African Airways operated by South African Express

If you are looking for Nelspruit Airport Car Hire, please click here.

Castlegar Airport Update

Just updated some info on the Castlegar Airport Car Rental post here.

Ayers Rock Airport Car Rental

Ayers Rock Airport  (IATA: AYQ, ICAO: YAYE) near Yulara,  in the Northern Territory of Australia, is a small but popular airport gets an about 400,000 passengers a year. It is popular because it is less than 30 minute to spiritual center of Australia,  Uluru, otherwise known as Ayers Rock.

Airlines at Ayers Rock Airport:
  1. Qantas
  2. QantasLink
  3. Virgin Blue

If you are looking for Ayers Rock Airport Car Rental, please click here:

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Well-Fed and Ready to Fly

Packs of cold, anaemic sushi, $9 ham sandwiches and indeterminable slop sweating away in bain-maries – when it comes to food choices, airports have for too long held a reputation as the only places where a combo meal from a fast-food chain seems like the most palatable and sensible option.
Thankfully for travelers though, many airports are (finally) embracing the idea that a holiday should begin from the moment you check-in and, as such, are offering world-class food options that incorporate quality ingredients, local traditions and unique ideas.
Travel website, Frommers, recently compiled a list of the top 10 Airport restaurants in the U.S. While no means comprehensive, the list provides a good cross-state sample of what’s available - from Southern classics and old-fashioned burger’n’shake combos to ocean-fresh seafood and dangerously moreish Tex-Mex.
With airport eateries continuing to up their game, hopefully we will see more of these ‘best of’ lists cropping up (I’d personally love what the U.S airports’ European counterparts have to offer!) but, in the meantime, here are America’s top 10 spots for pre-flight fare.

In no particular order:
Atlanta (ATL): One Flew South is located in Terminal E and offers Southern comfort favourites with an Asian twist – think clam and miso chowder or lamb sausage with soybean succotash. Billing itself as “the first upscale dining experience at the world’s busiest airport”, One Flew South also has a well-stocked sushi and sake bar and an extensive list of both modern and classic cocktails.

Chicago (ORD): Celebrity chef, Rick Bayless (a favourite of President Obama) is the man behind Tortas Frontera in O'Hare's Terminal 1. Modelled on his popular Chicago eatery, Xoco, Tortas Frontera is Mexican at its messiest and most fun - the freshest of bread is piled with beef, pulled-pork, chorizo, guacamole, and mouth-watering ingredients to create some of the best sandwiches you’ll ever taste.

New York (JFK): Those after something light and refreshing pre-flight should make time for a meal at Deep Blue Sushi. A sister outlet to Manhattan’s high-end Buddakan restaurant, Deep Blue Sushi prides itself on the freshest sushi rolls, plates of jewel-like sashimi and hot meat, fish and tempura dishes.

Baltimore (BWI): Obrycki is a 60-year-old Baltimore crab house that’s crab-cake sliders are the stuff of local legend. Tucked next to Gate B11, this outpost of the original is a low-key joint with a menu full of rib-sticking fare and, not surprisingly, more than a few crab dishes.

Raleigh, NC (RDU): Make sure your napkin is fastened securely at 42nd Street Oyster Bar , where you'll unleash your inner child through big, messy seafood dishes – think jumbo shrimp still in their bright orange shell, home-style grits and briny, un-rinsed oysters. Get stuck in.

Boston (BOS): Another seafood spot, Legal Seafoods is part of an international empire that was born in Boston. Frommers describes Legal as having “an international reputation for serving only the freshest, best-quality fish, and shellfish, which it processes at its own state-of-the-art plant … and it's all splendid." There's three different Legal restaurants on offer in the airport - Legal's Test Kitchen (shortened menu, fast delivery), Legal C Bar (lots of beer options along with the usual menu) and the traditional, full-menu restaurant.

Los Angeles (LAX): Described by Frommers as "a 1960s Star Trek set gone Technicolor," Encounter at LAX is a favourite of the cool-set and kids alike. Housed in the famous spaceship building at Los Angeles International Airport, the restaurant presents American classics in an artful, slightly wacky way. All blue neon and lava lamps, this place is worth a stop-in, even if it’s just for a cocktail.

New York (LGA): When the proprietor is one of NYC’s best wholesale meat purveyors, you KNOW you’re going to be getting some damn tasty burgers. Pat LaFrieda’s Custom Burgers make an artform of beef patties – offering burgers so finger-licking tasty that they have become a tourist attraction in themselves. Choose from the menu or customise your burger from the large array of fresh ingredients, add a side of fried pickles and wash it all down with milkshakes from the local Ronnybrook dairy.

Seattle (SEA): A branch of one of the most celebrated restaurants in Seattle, Ivar's is a seafood-lovers dream, with fish and chips, scallops and chips, clam and chips, and chowder all being menu favourites. The restaurant stakes its reputation on using “only wild Alaskan deep water halibut, salmon, and Pacific True cod”.

Minneapolis (MSP): Ike's Food and Cocktails is a fine-dining steakhouse located just before security in the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. If you’re after some hearty, home-style fare then you can’t go past Ike’s for steaks, turkey dinners, pot roast and burgers. Ike’s also offers $10 cocktails that can be enjoyed at their old-school-style bar.

If you find yourself departing from one of airports listed above then be sure to give these eateries your own review. If you're arriving, on the other hand, arrange your car hire through the following:

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport Car Rental

O'Hare International Airport Car Rental

JFK International Airport Car Rental

La Guardia International Airport Car Rental

Washington International Airport Car Rental

Logan International Airport Car Rental

Los Angeles International Airport Car Rental

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Car Rental

Minneapolis St. Paul International Car Rental

The Carousel Blues

Here’s a not so fun fact – did you know that every hour around 3000 items of luggage are lost by the world’s combined airline companies? That’s 3000 items, 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

With most international airports continuing to advance in leaps and bounds when it comes to technology and general efficiency-enhancement, you’d think that instances of lost luggage would be rare in 2011 – dwindled down until they’re but an urban legend that’s oft retold but never actually experienced (“well, one of my cousin’s friends once……”). Yet, every new day brings thousands of fresh tales of hearts sinking by the carousel, hours passing in baggage reclaim and entire holidays spent in one pair of shorts and a rotation of souvenir t-shirts.

In order to save you the hassle and heartache, we’ve compiled a list of preventative measures, as well as tips for the unlucky souls who find their meticulously-packed bags lost or delayed.

Make your mark: Use secure luggage tags to record your name and details such as phone number, email and physical address. If you really like erring on the side of caution then feel free to also scrawl this information all over the luggage itself.

Get loud: It may not be as stylish but brightly coloured or patterned luggage is much easier to identify than plain old black. Learn to love leopard print.

Take some holiday snaps: Of your bag, that is. May seem OTT but having a photo of your belongings or at least a note of its size, colour, brand etc will be helpful if you find yourself having to explain it while you’re tired, stressed out and suddenly desperate for a strong drink.

A stitch in time....: Windows shut? Check. Appliances off? Check. Passport? Check. Ticket? Check. Selection of impractical shoes that you know you shouldn’t even be bringing? Check. That period of time just prior to leaving home for the airport always takes a bit longer than anticipated but (if you ever want to see those shoes again) it’s important to not leave check-in until the last minute. Almost-missing-the-flight check-ins are more likely to result in actually-missing-the-flight luggage.

Don't linger a little longer: Once you get off the plane head directly to the luggage carousel – do not pass go. Nothing in arrivals is that exciting and you don’t need to use the bathroom that badly. Just think that, while you’re taking your sweet time, some random could already be walking off with your belongings.

Don’t be shy:
As soon as you realise that any of your luggage is damaged or missing go to your airline's lost luggage counter. Although you’ll probably be feeling/upset/murderous it’s important to stay calm – polite but assertive is much more effective than screaming and swearing, particularly when it comes to jaded airline staff.

Track, trace and wait: The first course of action airline staff will take is to try and track your luggage using your baggage identification stub (this is that little printed tag you’ve no doubt already thrown away. Yeah, do not throw this away). Failing that you’ll be asked to fill out a form. Again, do not throw this out – if it turns out your bag has disappeared into the ether you will be wanting this. In good news: most lost bags turn up within 48 hours and are delivered to your home or hotel. In bad news: if your bag still hasn’t turned up after several days then it’s probably not going to. In this case you’ll need to contact the airline to start the lost baggage claim process.

Money, money, money: In most cases you will be entitled to compensation from the airline if your bag is damaged, delayed or lost. An airline's liability limit varies according to two international treaties - the Montreal and Warsaw Conventions – but generally the limit is around USD1500 (cold comfort if you’re a fan of designer clothing/expensive gadgets). Check your carrier's website for specifics and, should you need compensation, be specific and thorough when listing missing items.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing: If you’ve already lost your luggage then this piece of advice won’t help you, however, for future reference, hold onto your receipts (for clothing, cameras, electronics etc) as most airlines will ask for receipts for each item of lost luggage.

Make yourself known: Here’s the thing - airlines generally don’t enjoy giving away money and thus will often be less than helpful in your quest for compensation. This is the kind of situation that a certain phrase involving a “dog” and a “bone” was coined for. Call, often. Write emails, write letters and demand this to the point where the airline staff recognise your voice, can type your email address from memory and are familiar with your lunch choices, work woes and the achievements of your children.

Or you could just take everything carry-on.

The biggest culprit for lost luggage is none other than Heathrow
Airport. Now that you know how to come out unscathed, get onto Heathrow Airport car rental here.

Luggage pic by Linda DuBose via Stock.xchng

Stansted Airport Gets a Dose of Bad Medicine

We’re sure that there are plenty of good jokes to be gleaned from this one so we’ll just give you the story and let you take it from there.

UK Border Security has revealed that a cache of 50,000 fake Viagra tablets was seized at Stansted Airport.
The discovery was made in October of last year and the little blue pills have since been destroyed. The haul was said to be worth about £25,000 on the black market and Brodie Clark, Head of Border Force for the UK Border Agency, was quick to remind the public that counterfeit medicines are a serious concern to customs and the UK in general:
“As well as stopping drugs, weapons and illegal immigrants from reaching the UK, our officers have a vital role to play in protecting British consumers and businesses from the trade in black market medicines and other goods.
Smugglers are only out to make a profit – these goods are often dangerous and the proceeds can be used to fuel serious organised crime."
This particular hoard is one of many that contributed to the £13 million worth of fake Viagra that was seized by UK Border Security in 2010. The largest single discovery was made in freight deliveries at Heathrow airport, where around six million pills were intercepted.

If you're going to be traveling to Stansted Airport (with only the most legal of reasons, of course) then prebook your Stansted Airport rental car here.

Fake Viagra image by UK Home Office via Flickr

Monday, March 14, 2011

Yellowstone Airport Car Rental

There are 2 main airports serving Yellowstone Park in the USA; Yellowstone Airport which is just north of West Yellowstone Montana, and Yellowstone Regional Airport, Also known as Cody Airport, which serves the east entrance of Yellowstone in Wyoming.

You can book Yellowstone Airport Car Rental here and Cody Airport Car Rental here. See below for a scenic driving route from West Yellowstone Airport in Montana to Cody Airport in Wyoming.

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Terrace Airport Car Rental

Terrace Airport, also known as Northwest Regional Airport and Terrace-Kitimat (IATA: YXT & ICAO: CYXT) is a Canadian airport that serves the areas of Terrace, Kitimat and Nass Valley in British Columbia, Canada.

Airlines serving Terrace Airport:
  • Air Canada Jazz
  • Central Mountain Air
  • Hawke Air
  • Snappy Canada
  • Honk Canada
  • Hertz Canada
  • Budget Canada

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Oporto Airport Car Rental

Oporto (Porto) Airport (IATA: OPO, ICAO: LPPR)  is the airport that serves the city of Porto in Portugal. It is located about 6 miles nw of the city centre of Oporto and is the 3rd busiest airport of Portugal; only Lisbon and Faro airports are busier. The official name of the airport is Aeroporto Internacional Dr. Francisco de Sá Carneiro - it was named after a former prime minister of Portugal.

Airlines Serving Oporto Airport
  • Aigle Azur
  • Air Berlin
  • Air Europa
  • Air Transat
  • Brussels Airlines
  • EasyJet
  • EasyJet Switzerland
  • Iberia operated by Air Nostrum
  • Lufthansa
  • Luxair
  • Royal Air Maroc
  • Ryanair
  • SATA International
  • Sunwing Airlines
  • Swiss International Air Lines
  • TAP Portugal
  • TAP Portugal operated by Portugália
  • France
Oporto Airport Car Rental
  • Auto Europe Portugal 
  • Hertz Portugal 
  • Honk Portugal
  • Sixt Portugal
  • Budget Portugal 
  • Alamo Portugal 
  • Auto Europe Portugal 
  • Big Value Portugal 
  • AutoZone Portugal 
  • Europcar Portugal Zoom Portugal 
  • Avis Portugal

Memmingen Airport Car Rental

Memmingen Airport (IATA: FMM, ICAO: EDJA) is an airport 3.8 km from the city of Memmingen, in Swabia Germany, in the Swabia region. It sometimes marketed as low cost alternative to Munich Airport; is 110 km from Munich city centre.

Located about 3.8 km (2.4 miles) from the city centre of Memmingen and 110 km (68 miles) from the city centre of Munich, it not only serves Memmingen and the Allgäu area but also provides a low-cost alternative to Munich Airport, and is marketed as Munich-West Airport.

Airlines Serving Memmingen Airport
  • Air Berlin
  • Air Italy
  • Air VIA
  • Flybe
  • Ryanair
  • Sky Airlines
  • Sun Express
  • Wizz Air
  • Wizz Air Ukraine
Memmingen Airport Car Rental
  • Auto Europe Germany
  • Honk Germany 
  • Big Value Germany
  • Zoom Germany 
  • Hertz Germany 
  • Europcar Germany 
  • Sixt Germany 
  • AutoZone Germany

Grand Canary Airport Car Rental

Grand Canary (Gran Canaria) Airport also known as Las Palmas Airport, in Spain. It is located on Gran on the eastern part of Gran Canaria Island, just 19km south of popular tourist spot of Las Palms de Gran Canaria. It received nearly 9.5 million passengers in 2010, making it the 5th busiest airport in Spain.

Here are some of the Airlines at Grand Canary Airport
  • Aer Lingus
  • Air Berlin
  • Air Europa
  • Air Europa
  • Air Italy 
  • Arkefly 
  • Austrian Airlines
  • Binter Canarias & Naysa
  • Binter Canarias & Naysa
  • Binter Canarias & Naysa
  • Blue Panorama Airlines 
  • Cimber Sterling
  • Condor
  • Czech Airlines
  • EasyJet
  • EasyJet Switzerland
  • Edelweiss Air 
  • Edelweiss Air 
  • EuroAtlantic Airways 
  • Europe Airpost 
  • Finnair
  • Germania 
  • Germanwings
  • Iberia
  • Iberia operated by Air Nostrum
  • Iberworld 
  • Islas Airways
  • Jet2
  • Jetairfly
  • Luxair
  • Monarch
  • Neos
  • Niki
  • Norwegian Air Shuttle
  • Novair 
  • Primera Air Scandinavia 
  • Ryanair
  • SATA Air Açores
  • Scandinavian Airlines
  • Spanair
  • Swiss International Air Lines
  • TACV Cabo Verde Airlines
  • Thomas Cook Airlines
  • Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium
  • Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia
  • Thomson Airways
  • Transavia Denmark
  • Travel Service Airlines operated by Smart Wings
  • TUIfly
  • TUIfly Nordic
  • Vueling
Grand Canary Airport Car Rental Providers
  • Alamo Spain
  • Auto Europe Spain
  • AutoZone Spain
  • Avis Spain
  • Big Value Spain
  • Budget Spain
  • Dollar Spain
  • Europcar Spain
  • Hertz Spain
  • Honk Spain
  • Malaga Autos
  • Malagacar
  • Mo-Car Rent A Car
  • Niza Cars
  • Sixt Spain
  • Solmar Rent A Car
  • Thrifty Spain
  • Transauto Rent A Car
  • Victoria Rent A Car
  • Zoom Spain