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Complete guide to Kansas City International Airport

While the glory days of TWA are over, Kansas City International Airport still remains to be a major hub to the United States and North America. It is from here that you can connect to about anywhere on the continent. The vast area of the airport is somewhat a challenge to get around so here is your guide to the airport. Read more

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Getting around Kansas City : How to Ride KC (the bus) service

If you are coming to Kansas City to visit and you are arriving by either air, train or bus; you might need to get around using the Ride KC or the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority. This is also known as the city bus to the locals. Read more

Using Greyhound to travel America is not as bad as it sounds

I have traveled all over America and sometimes, that included using the Greyhound Bus Line. It is not as bad as some may it out to be. In fact, there has been some major updates to the buses they use in recent years. It can be a pretty cheap way to visit different places. Read more

Traveling across America using Amtrak : Making a case for using trains to travel the United States

Most people just want to jump on a plane and jet set to some part of the country but I actually prefer to use Amtrak. I am a fan of the train system for some reason. If anything, I wish the US Congress would make a revival of the train system something of importance.  Read more

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Complete guide to Corpus Christi International Airport : Your gateway to South Padre Island

Many people come to South Padre Island but they find flying into the airport closest to be quite pricy. Using Corpus Christi International Airport has become an option that people are using for tourism and for business. It is much bigger than using Brownsville Airport or Harlingen International that is closer to the Mexican border.

Flights started coming to Corpus Christi around 1935 but it was not until the 1950’s that the airport started to see nonstop flights to major city in the region like San Antonio, Houston and Dallas. However, it was in 1977 that a major airline too interest in the city when Southwest Airlines started to connect it to Dallas and the rest of their routes. A few years later, United and American join them in competing in the local market for passengers.

This led to a major build out of the terminal in 2002 that includes six gates across some 160,000 square foot. This is nice many of these secondary airlines around the country are often very small. It is nice to see one that is built with room to grow.

They have active plans to try and restore flights to Mexico City and it has been approved by the US Department of Transportation. It has been in the works for at least the last dozen years and nothing has came to reality.

Using the terminal at Corpus Christi International Airport

As stated, the airport has a new terminal built in 2002 and it is quite large for the amount of traffic that the city gets.  It currently houses six gates just a few miles outside the city.

AirlineLocation
American AirlinesDallas
Southwest AirlinesHouston
United AirlinesHouston

One thing about the airport is that the weather can lead to many flights to be cancelled so you might have a delayed flight or have to wait for the next flight out of the airport. This is not like daily but it does seem to happen according to readers at Last Kodiak.

This is not the end of the world as the Corpus Christi International Airport does offer the passenger free wifi that is unlimited (no time limit) and it is pretty much through the whole building currently.

There is also a USO lounge on the second floor for military personel. I have not used it but I have heard some great things about it from people who have used it. There is military installments close by around Corpus Christi so military is not uncommon to see.

The airport closes down an half hour after the 11:00pm flight from Dallas so if you have that 5am flight, there is no way to spend the night at the airport so you can check in. You would have to spend the night over at the Whataburger close by. According to the director of Security, they do open the terminal at 3:30 in the morning.

Besides that, just the normal airport security rules that would apply at any airport apply. While these airports are easier to work with, the laws do remain the same and must be follow strictly.

All things considered, the terminal is pretty impressive for a regional airport.

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Complete guide to Redding Municipal Airport

If you are going to Mount Shasta or anywhere in Northern California, the Redding Municipal Airport is the only option to fly into the area. However, using it might not be the best option. To be honest, the airport is largely underdeveloped and they can’t seem to attract airlines. Read more

Norwegian Airlines is cheap for long flights

 

I have alot of European friends and they have been raving about Norwegian Airlines for quite some time. They told me it is the AirAsia on Europe and flights to America are dirt cheap too. I was not that convinced but as I have watched the fares after the last few months, I am starting to believe! Read more

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Open letter to Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines logo. (PRNewsFoto)

The following is an “open letter” to Hawaiian Airlines about how I think about their philosophy concerning American Samoa, namely the fares.  Read more

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American Samoa Immigration is different.

American Samoa is part of the United States but American Samoa Immigration is not. They operate outside the of the national system to a degree (as well as American Samoa customs). For most people, this does not matter as the basic laws apply in American Samoa. Read more

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Taking the public bus in American Samoa

If you do not own a car or rent one, you will need to use the public bus in American Samoa. This is doable but there are some serious limitations that you will need to know about. I used the buses many times and if you know where you are going and what time of the day it is, it works out pretty well. Read more