European Air Travel
ABOVE: Aerial view of Pontikonosi,
or "Mouse Island," near the airport in Corfu, Greece.
From Europe for Visitors
Mice in Airports
In the past year, I've watched overfed mice defy security controls at two
European airports. Are air-traveling rodents the emigrant Norway rats of the 21st
Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport
From Europe for Visitors: This busy European gateway
has first-rate shopping, self-flushing toilets, and a frustrating security
London Airport Transportation
How to reach Central London from Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, and London City
Airport. This seven-page guide includes links to London airport and transportation sites.
Venice Marco Polo
Why fight the crowds in Milan or Rome when you can use Venice's far
more manageable airport?
Venice Airport Boat
Henry James said Venice was best approached by
sea. Follow his advice by taking a comfortable water bus from the airport to the
Piazza San Marco..
Here's how to take the orange ACTV or blue ATVO bus from Venice's Marco
Polo International Airport to the Piazzale Roma--including the secret of where
to buy a ticket.
After NWA bumped my family of five from a transatlantic flight, I took the
airline to small-claims court and won $3,750 in free travel.
of the World: Europe
Alex van Homoed's World Airport Directory includes links to large
and small airports in more than 30 European countries.
Looking for budget-airline routes in Europe? Pick your departure and destination
countries, choose from the airports shown, and bingo! You'll get a list of
low-cost carriers that connect the two cities.
Air Travel Health News
How to avoid dehydration, jetlag, "skypoxia," and other hazards of air
Railroad Station Check-In
Get your airline boarding pass and send your luggage ahead to the airport at
more than 50 Swiss railroad stations. Or check your baggage through from your
foreign departure airport to a Swiss railroad station with the
Fly-Rail Baggage service.
Get the FAQs on frequent-flyer programs. (But make sure that your pop-up blocker
is turned on.)