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Standard 4: Objective 1 Travel and Tourism Air Travel Modes of Transportation used in Travel and Tourism Air Ground: Railways, Car, Motor Coach Water: All types of boats Air Transportation History Wright b rother’s first p lane: 1903 Passenger travel on planes: 1919

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Standard 4 objective 1 travel and tourism l.jpg

Standard 4: Objective 1 Travel and Tourism

Air Travel


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Modes of Transportation used in Travel and Tourism

  • Air

  • Ground: Railways, Car, Motor Coach

  • Water: All types of boats


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Air Transportation History

  • Wright brother’s first plane: 1903

  • Passenger travel on planes: 1919

  • Charles Lindberg crossed Atlantic: 1927

  • Jet service: 1952

  • Federal Aviation Act: 1958

    • Created FAA (Federal Aviation Administration)

  • Airline Deregulation Act: 1978

    • Allowed for competition


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Air Transportation History

  • Hub-and-Spoke System: 1980’s

  • Frequent-flyer programs

  • Point-to-point systems: 1990’s

    • Regional, shorter, more direct flights

  • Partnerships formed: 2000’s

    • Airlines working together on non-competing or international flights


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Hub-and-Spoke System

  • An airline network formed by a hub (large airport) and spokes (smaller airports)

  • Most major airlines have one or more “hubs”

  • Passengers fly from “spokes” to the “hub” to connect to other cities.

  • It saves the airlines money


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Sample of Hub-and Spoke System


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Boarding

  • Check-in: Lets the airline know a passenger has arrived. Baggage is often weighed and checked-in.

  • Boarding passes: Can be obtained at the airline counter near the terminal entrance.

  • Gate Agent: Controls boarding procedures, usually about 20-30 minutes before flight time

  • Ticket lift: At some point, tickets are collected by the airline, to account for passengers


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Boarding

  • Baggage options: Check-in, carry-on, or curbside (carry-on baggage is usually limited to one small bag that will fit in the overhead bins, and/or one that will fit under the seat) Fees are charged for excess baggage or overweight baggage


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Security

  • Varies per airport

  • Passengers walk through detectors

  • Possessions are put on a conveyor belt that goes through an x-ray machine

  • Checked luggage is screened as well

  • Carry-on rules:


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Carry-on Liquids

  • Source: http://www.tsa.gov/311/


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