by Amy Finley
About Northwest Air
Northwest Air is the fourth largest major airline in the United States. Operating passenger service since 1927, Northwest Air now flies more than 55 million passengers daily. Northwest has an alliance with Continental Airlines to provide greater flexibility and service options for customers.
Northwest also offers one of the largest e-ticketing programs in attempt to make flight and travel easier for customers. World Perks frequent flier miles and benefits are another way Northwest Air tries to meet and exceed customer needs.
NWA World Vacations
Northwest Air offers a variety of combination vacation packages to dozens of US and other cities. One of the best ways to catch a good deal on airline ticket prices as well as creating less hassle for the customer, Northwest Air vacation package options are expansive enough to meet virtually anyone’s needs.
Want a sample of what Northwest Air vacation packages start at? Try a combination of flight fare and hotel accommodations for five nights from the Midwest to Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Hawaii’s Big Island, Lanai, or Molokai for $594. Not bad for a sun-drenched and invigorating break from the Midwest’s winter blahs. (Prices and restrictions vary, check for current specials to get the most up to date Northwest Air package deals).
Northwest Air Travel Tips
In order to make your Northwest Air flight booking and travel easier, here are some basic travel recommendations to remember.
Book in advance: Northwest Air flights may fill up quickly, so you want to book your flight well in advance if possible. Often you can also get better rates from booking a certain period in advance as well.
Be Flexible: If flexibility is possible, have several combinations of flight arrival and departure dates available when you call or go online to book your flight with Northwest Air. You may be able to save if you are flexible with your travel dates.
Buy tickets online: Northwest Air may offer additional savings by booking your tickets online. Another bonus in online ticket booking is that you are able to compare rates offered by various online travel sites to get rock bottom fares for your airline tickets.
Keep your carry on below maximum: Even if the Northwest Air employees don’t always enforce it, keep your carry ons at or below the maximum weight and size requirements. You’ll have a little more leg room, and the other passengers will appreciate your consideration.
Pack a snack or sandwich: Like most other major airlines, Northwest Air no longer provides complimentary in flight meals with standard ticket purchases. To avoid going hungry or paying for overpriced snacks or sandwiches during your flight, pack something to munch on beforehand.
Free Flight Information
Like many major airlines, Northwest Air offers compensation for those that volunteer to take a later flight when one becomes overbooked. Often this is in the form of meal vouchers and free flights.
To take advantage of this option with Northwest Air travel, allow some flexibility in your scheduling so you can volunteer to take a later flight if this opportunity arises. Don’t tune out the announcements, either, because usually the volunteers are taken on a first come –first serve basis.
Good luck with your Northwest Air travel!
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