Before traveling, we encourage you to check the links below for the latest updates from airports, airlines and governmental agencies.


We would like to know how the tragic events of September 11 have affected your views about travel. Please send your letters to



  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Announcements and the latest information on air travel

  • Air Traffic Control System Command Center
  • Real-time airport status from the FAA

  • U.S. Department of Transportation

  • Airline Web Sites
  • The majority of airlines are posting the latest flight information on their Web sites including departure times and gates, new travel restrictions and reaccomodation for previously booked flights

  • Reagan Washington National Airport
  • Reagan has been closed until further notice. This site will post and any updates when they occur

  • Airline Updates from American Express Travel
  • Contact information, carrier updates and policies

  • American Express's Flight Tracker
  • Track a flight by airline name and flight number, or by city and arrival/departure times

    Planning Resources

  • Airport Terminal Maps
  • Locate parking lots, terminals, airport services and car-rentals agencies

  • Plane Configurations (from
  • Lists first class rows, exit rows amd limited recline rows for airlines' most popular aircraft

  • Domestic Airport Websites (from

  • International Airport Websites (from



  • FAA Frequently Asked Questions page
  • Airport security, e-tickets and new FAA regulations

  • FAA safety tips
  • What not to pack, carry-on baggage issues, passenger safety

  • Civil Aviation Security Frequently Asked Questions page
  • Information on airport security procedures including identification checks, personal screening and searches

    Planning Resources

  • Travel Tips from American Express
  • What to expect at the airport

  • When Travel Goes Awry (from
  • How to deal with flight delays, diversions and cancellations

  • Safety Information for the Business Traveler (from
  • A few precautions and tips to help ensure travel safety

  • Ground Transportation Guide (from
  • How to get downtown from major U.S. airports

  • Ground Transportation (from
  • Tips and strategies for getting to your hotel without being taken for a ride



  • The Official New York City Website
  • Emergency information, contact numbers and business resources

    Planning Resources

  • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Including information on JFK, LaGuardia and Newark airports

  • Hotel availability and special offers (from

  • Attractions/sightseeing/performing arts (from

  • Special events and other announcements (from
  • Vigils and benefits to honor those lost



  • FAA Foreign Airport Status
  • Which airports and airlines have been approved by the FAA to provide service to U. S. airports

    Planning Resources

  • International Airport Websites (from

    After the September 11 attacks, there was immediate concern about cruise line safety and continuing departures. In the days and weeks that followed, ports have heightened security, ships have altered itineraries, and cruise lines have accomodated passengers booked on voyages affected by the attacks and their aftermath. Some cruise companies are also extending special offers for emergency workers directly involved in the rescue efforts at the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.The entire cruise industry is still adjusting to new procedures and itineraries, so passengers should call the company with whom they plan to cruise before heading to port. Passengers should also leave plenty of time for security checks at the port.The following is a list of major cruise lines and their current response to the Sept. 11 tragedy. This list will be continually updated.
    - Karen Blackman