Although there are many means of transportation available, people often choose travel by air for the speed and convenience it offers. Sometime during your life, you've likely flown on an airplane or known someone who has. Airplane travel requires you, as the flyer, to be well informed of local airline flight information. Unless you plan to work with a travel agent, you will need to choose tickets and build your own itinerary as well as be informed of all airline policies, airport information, and schedules. When planning to fly, you might be surprised at the high costs of tickets. This is not unusual, but there are often ways to beat the high costs if you take the time to research and compare. Do a thorough search of airlines and ticket agencies before settling on any one ticket. Remember also that you'll need to find out which airlines fly to and from your local airports. Often, your local airport may not be a very popular destination and therefore, may be more expensive to fly out of. Consider this as well as you are searching for tickets. You may want to look at tickets to and from several nearby airports to determine the best price. Also, note that all airlines do not fly to all airports. If you wish to fly on a certain airline, you may be forced to go to a different airport than you are accustomed. If you happen to live in a decently-sized city, you will have many local airlines to choose from and, consequently, a larger selection of amenities, price options, and scheduling. Some local airports and airlines have specific flying curfews, so you'll want to keep this in mind when trying to schedule a flight. You may not be able to get out quite early or fly in fairly late, depending on the airport chosen.