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10 Hidden Car Rental Fees (and How to Avoid Them) Unlike airfares, for which airlines now have to disclose taxes and fees up front, car-rental companies can still bury extra costs in the fine print, leaving you with serious sticker shock at the checkout desk.
Read on for the scoop about 10 such hidden fees—and how to avoid the worst of them. Airport Fee: The most convenient place to pick up a rental car is oftentimes at the airport—but it will cost you. Car-rental companies have to pay a "concession fee" to the airport in order to operate near it, and they pass those fees on to the consumer. Avoid the charge by picking up your car at a location a bit farther out, but make sure you either find one with a free shuttle or price how much it will cost you to take public transportation or a taxi to a different location—the price difference might not be worth it. Under 25 Penalty: If you're a quarter of a century old or less, you'll have to pay big to rent a car. Advertisement Extra Driver: Planning on splitting the driving? Crashed plane of Second World War pilot Dennis Copping discovered in the Sahara desert.
Pilot of the Kittyhawk P-40 was thought to have survived crash, but died trying to walk out of the desertAircraft was found almost perfectly preserved, unseen and untouched, after it came down in 1942Historian describes find as 'an incredible time capsule' and 'the aviation equivalent of Tutankhamun's Tomb' By Paul Harris Published: 12:18 GMT, 10 May 2012 | Updated: 07:38 GMT, 11 May 2012.
Fly Year-Round in a Private Jet For the Price of A Mercedes. Photo Courtesy of Invision Air Invision Air, a private jet charter company based out of India, has recently launched its own Jet Card membership program that will allow frequent flyers with a taste for luxury and an eye for the best airlines, the ability to practically own their own jet without the maintenance costs.
Singapore Airshow 2014 - Asia's Biggest For Aviation's Finest. Convert a regional jet into a business jet - Golf Hotel Whiskey. Mark Huber has written a lengthy article for the Business Jet Insider about how easy its getting to obtain relatively new large-cabin jets at near-turboprop prices.
“Jetman” soars over the Rio de Janeiro skyline. Yves “Jetman” Rossy once again pushed the boundaries of aviation by completing a fabulous flight above the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This airborne pioneer, who is the only man to fly with a rigid wing equipped with four jet engines, jumped out of a helicopter above the Rodrigo de Freitas Lake, before stabilizing the wing and heading full throttle north to fly around Corcovado Hill. He then tracked south of the city to fly alongside Ipanema Beach, Copacabana and the famous Sugar Loaf Mountain, before pulling his parachute and landing safely on the beach in front of the Copacabana Palace hotel.
The carbon-kevlar jetwing is equipped with four jet engines, each with a 22 kg thrust, thus propelling the Swiss aviator at a speed of 200-300 km/h which he controls via a simple hand-held throttle in his hand. Airplanes - Aviation - Aircraft- Aircraft Photos & News. OpenAirplane Announces New Service Making Renting Aircraft Easier, Helping Pilots Fly More. CHICAGO, IL.
April 17, 2012 – OpenAirplane will help pilots get more value out of their licenses, help aircraft rental operators get more business for their planes, and create a new experience in private aviation. How a pilot uses the iPad — Apple News, Tips and Reviews. Foreflight takes a navigation chart and overlays current satellite weather imagery, in this case, fog in San Francisco.
It’s become somewhat controversial when and how air passengers use mobile devices. But the idea of pilots using them, specifically Apple’s iPad, is gaining broader acceptance. At least four major airlines are either testing or allowing pilots to replace their flight manuals and paper charts with the 9.7-inch, 1.5-pound tablet.
Pipistrel's Panthera four-seater airplane is the Tesla of the skies. After the Aeroscraft ML866 and Terrafugia Transition flying car, our bunch aviation enthusiasts were actually waiting for something in the personal aircraft space, which would strike a chord with something in the luxury segment.
News - Pipistrel Unveils Panthera. Two of the most dreaded words in airline delays — “Crew illegalities” When it comes to airline delays there are almost no good words other than, “We’ve fixed the problem and will be pushing back shortly.”
And even “shortly,” can be scary, as frequent travelers will attest. But beyond weather, mechanicals, catering issues, etc., etc., the phrase, “crew illegalities” can strike fear into the most hardened frequent fliers. As one client along with 300 or so others found out on United flight 900 from San Francisco to Frankfurt on Wednesday. The plane had some hydraulic issue and mechanics only arrived shortly before its 1:58 p.m. departure time. FanWing.