Air travel

Numerous airlines fly into, within and from the United States every day. Major U.S.-based airlines include American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, Southwest and United. Most major international airlines also fly into and out of the U.S., including Air Canada, Air France, All Nippon Airways, China Air, British Airways, KLM Royal, Lufthansa, Qantas Airways and Cathay Pacific.

To reserve an airline ticket(s), you may visit the airlines website, call the airline or search online to find the best deal, regardless of the airline. Sites like,; and compare airline prices, stops and routes for most of the major airlines. To purchase a ticket online, you must provide a credit card.

While many cities have airports of varying sizes, the following cities operate major U.S. airports:

Atlanta (ATL)                                           New Orleans (MSY)
Boston (BOS)                                          New York Kennedy (JFK)
Chicago Midway (MDW)                         New York La Guardia (LGA)
Chicago O’Hare (ORD)                           Orlando (MCO)
Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)                        Philadelphia (PHL)
Dallas Love Field (DAL)                          Phoenix (PHX)
Denver (DEN)                                         Portland (PDX)
Detroit Metro (DTW)                               St. Louis (STL)
Houston Intercontinental (IAH)               Salt Lake City (SLC)
Las Vegas (LAS)                                    San Francisco (SFO)
Los Angeles (LAX)                                 Seattle-Tacoma (SEA)
Miami (MIA)                                            Washington Dulles (IAD)
Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP)                   Washington National (DCA