1311, 2015

Air New Zealand: Did You Know?

Founded:  April 1965
Alliance: Star Alliance
Frequent Flyer: Airpoints
Lounge: Koru Lounge

Did you know?
Air New Zealand certainly doesn’t skimp on food. You may be served a hearty meal such as red wine braised beef, blue cheese polenta and […]

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910, 2015

British Airways: Did You Know?

Fast Facts:
Founded: 1974
Alliance: OneWorld
Frequent Flyer: Executive Club
Lounge: British Airways Lounge

Did you know?
British Airways carries 40 million passengers annually and serves those travelers 35 million cups of tea each year.

Our Contract:
You can save an additional 3.5% […]

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409, 2015

Cathay Pacific: Did You Know?

Fast Facts:
Founded: 1946
Alliance: OneWorld
Frequent Flyer: Asia Miles/The Marco Polo Club
Lounge: The Bridge

Did you know?
Cathay serves Häagen-Dazs ice cream for the dessert after meals. Don’t be afraid to let Cathay know about your dietary preferences. Cathay […]

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2008, 2015

Delta Airlines: Did You Know?

Founded: 1924
Alliance: SkyTeam
Frequent Flyer: SkyMiles
Lounge: Delta Sky Club

Did you know?
Delta Airlines ranks 39 on Fortune Magazine’s list of Most Admired Companies. Coffee lovers, rejoice! As part of their current campaign for better in-flight service, Delta […]

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1808, 2015

Why Study Abroad?

The choice to study abroad may be the most important one you make on your education journey. Traveling enlarges your worldview and helps you shape your dreams and goals. It will open doors of possibility and […]

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1408, 2015

Event Housing Made Simple

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708, 2015

Changes to BA Boarding & Hand Luggage

Effective August 18th, British Airways is implementing changes to their boarding process and hand luggage policy in order to increase boarding efficiency and timeliness.

-Customers will board by cabin – Executive Club status first, then by […]

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3107, 2015

Air Canada: Did You Know?

Air Canada (AC)
Founded: 1936
Alliance: Star Alliance
Frequent Flyer: Aeroplan
Lounge: Maple Leaf Lounge

Did you know?
You can thank Air Canada for computerized reservations systems. AC released ReserVec in 1963, just two years before Sabre was created. Before computerized […]

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3006, 2015

Food + Hope

At AFC Travel, missions and world service are near and dear to our hearts. They are at the forefront of our minds every single day as we help you make your travel goals possible. We firmly […]

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2406, 2015

Where are you going in 2016?

It’s hard to believe, but we are almost halfway through the year! 2015 is flying by and it’s not too early to start dreaming and planning for your 2016 missions, student or adoption trip! We […]

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1506, 2015

Raising Support for Your Trip

Many people find the idea of asking for financial support uncomfortable and awkward. They are afraid that asking friends and family to give towards an upcoming trip might put a strain on their relationships. If […]

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206, 2015

Why Travel Agents Are Still Relevant

When you think of the word travel agent what do you picture? Maybe it’s a smiling agent dressed in a brightly coloured 90s blazer, passing out stacks of travel brochures. Or maybe you picture Toula […]

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805, 2015

Qatar Premium Promotion BOGO – Limited Time Only!

**Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

We are excited to share an incredible deal with you, effective next Monday, May 11th! Qatar Airways is launching the Premium Promotion 2 for 1 sale, for any new bookings made […]

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3004, 2015

Air New Zealand 75th Anniversary and New Gateway

*photo Air New Zealand 1980, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Earlier this month Air New Zealand announced that it will soon be opening up its 5th North American gateway in Houston, Texas, with service from Houston to […]

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2204, 2015

Earth Day 2015: Green Travel Products

Light, Tight and Green

The seasoned traveler is a smart packer. They know that packing carefully saves time, money and headaches, and can help leave less of a footprint as they travel. In honor of Earth […]

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104, 2015

9 Mistakes to Avoid Planning Mission Trips

1. Under-budgeting
No matter how well-planned a missions trip might be, you should always expect the unexpected when traveling internationally. Schedule changes, delays, weather or overlooked details may get your team into a dilemma if you […]

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1303, 2015

Pi Day at AFC

We love an excuse to celebrate at AFC Travel! Yesterday we welcomed the arrival of warmer weather in the midwest with  a BBQ for lunch. We also enjoyed our annual Pi Day celebration, hosted by […]

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603, 2015

Anniversary Week: Winners Announced

Last week we celebrated AFC Travel’s 20 year anniversary by hosting a story contest on our blog and social media. It was amazing to receive stories from our humanitarian, student and adoption travelers and hear about […]

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2002, 2015

Celebrating 20 Years of AFC Travel

AFC Travel began in 1995 with a mission to bring stellar service and discounted airfare to missionary, non-profit, adoption and student travelers. As we look back at 20 years in the industry this week, we thank you […]

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2701, 2015

How To Save on International Airfare

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2012, 2014

Getting Through Airport Security

Here are a few stress-saving tips for getting through security lines quickly and easily:

Arrive Early

To ease your peace of mind when traveling, always arrive early. The most well-planned itinerary is not immune to weather, traffic, […]

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1111, 2014

Iberia to partner with British Airways

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705, 2014

Humanitarian Fares Now Available on Qatar Airways

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1002, 2014

Don’t have a passport?

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1104, 2013

Delta makes changes to SDC Flights

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204, 2013

AFC Travel Introduces the New Radisson Blu

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1203, 2013

Did You Know?

Most of you know that you work with non-profits each day-providing excellent service and amazing pricing on international travel. However, did you know that we also can help with any hotel needs that you or […]

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1701, 2013

Construction Advisory for NY Area

This is from Delta Airlines:

(January 16, 2013) – The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has alerted Delta that, due to construction activity at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, road closures and […]

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201, 2013

Adoption Tax Credit

Something VERY exciting happened last night around 11 pm. Congress, passed a bill to avert the fiscal cliff, which also in this bill include an act to make the adoption tax credit PERMANENT, which extends […]

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612, 2012

Getting rest at 35,000 Feet

Have you ever wanted to take a good rest while flying on a long-haul flight?  While most of us haven’t had the chance to experience business or first class, the seats on international flights are […]

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2610, 2012

New Baggage Policy-Delta Airlines-January 2013

From Delta Airlines:

Effective for travel on or after January 15, 2013, Delta Air Lines policy will be to check a passenger’s baggage between the origin and destination points that are indicated on a single or […]

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1509, 2012


AFC Travel has spent the last few days at the Together for Adoption Conference in Atlanta, GA.  We have had the chance to connect with parents who are considering international adoptions and with organizations who […]

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409, 2012

Enter to Win $100 American Express Gift Card

To start off September, AFC Travel is giving away to one winner, a $100 American Express Gift Card.  You can enter by filling out this brief survey.

As you consider your travel needs for 2012 and […]

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2407, 2012

Delta / Air France / KLM Discounted Fares

AFC Travel is happy to announce  that beginning today, we are now offering discounted fares Delta/AF/KLM from the US and to Africa and the Middle East and FROM those same destinations to the US (one-ways […]

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207, 2012

2013 Group Travel

If you’re like I was when I was a pastor, I spent much of my summer planning 2013.  This is especially true if you’re planning on a doing a mission/volunteer trip in 2013.  If you […]

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207, 2012

Holiday Travel

July 4 usually marks the half way point of summer.  Soon, your local stores will be filled with Back To School items and your child’s bus schedule will arrive.  As you prepare for a new […]

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2504, 2012

Travel can be very personable

We help hundreds of people every day by providing great pricing and excellent service.  Often times I will talk to those who are traveling and try to learn more about WHY they’re going on a […]

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304, 2012


AFC Travel would like for you to know about a new tool we are offering to help YOU, the non-profit,  to manage ALL of your travel needs.  We believe you will joins hundreds of non-profits […]

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304, 2012

AFC Travel can help with your housing needs

We just finished providing discounted housing for another large (3,000 person) conference last week in the wonderful city of Dallas.   As a reminder, we can contract with area hotels and provide a way for […]

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612, 2011

2012 Conferences

There are some excellent leadership conferences coming up for pastors, staff and church leaders.  We are happy to partner with some of these conferences to provide discounted housing at the ease of finger tips-these hotels […]

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3011, 2011

Need More Qualification Miles By Year’s End? (Delta)

Are you searching for that mistake fare or sale fare so that you can take a mileage run to make a certain status level for 2012?

Well, you can stop searching if you’re needing MQM’s on […]

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1611, 2011

Southwest and AirTran News

AirTran announced late last week that it will end flights to five cities as a result of  merger of Southwest and AirTran.  June 2011 will end flights to Bloomington/Normal, Ill.; Charleston, W. Va.; Knoxville, Tenn; Miami […]

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2406, 2011

Key to award travel

Using your miles to travel for free can involve hours and hours of work and still you might end up going to Fargo, ND in January.  This article gives some keys that everyone should keep […]

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2104, 2011

Sale to East Africa and Indian Ocean Destinations

South African Airways is running an excellent sale for qualified organizations from their gateway cities to East Africa and Indian Ocean destinations.  These tickets should be purchased through AFC Travel.  These sale fares can mean […]

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702, 2011

Delta Announces new Economy Comfort Seats

Delta Airlines announced today that it has added a new economy class on all long-haul international flights starting this summer.  One notable benefits is that it is FREE for Diamond and Platinum Medallions and Gold […]

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1901, 2011

SkyTeam Launches iPhone App

On Monday, SkyTeam announced it has launched an app for iPhone.  It will provide lots of useful information and tools including flight schedules, flight status and weather information. More information can be found at the […]

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501, 2011

Stuck while traveling?

Between Christmas and New Year’s the northeastern part of the United States saw one of the worst snow storms in recent memory.  These storms caused hours and hours and even days of delays.  One of […]

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3012, 2010

Delta’s New Flat-Bed Seats

Delta Airlines is expanding their flat-bed service in World Business Class.  You can read more about it here. If you’ve flown on Delta and had the opportunity to sit in World Business Class and use […]

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2812, 2010

American Airlines and Travel Websites

American Airlines and their battle with online websites, such as Orbitz and Expedia, have reached a whole new level.  AA has now pulled their fares from such sites. There are many people who speculate as […]

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1512, 2010

A fee worth paying for

Continental Airlines has come up with a new fee in the airline industry. In an era where the major US Carriers have already charged nearly $2 Billion in fees in 2010, there is yet another […]

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1811, 2010

Free Inflight Wi-Fi for the holidays

Airfare may be up, and the FEES airlines are charging are ridiculously frustrating – but here is something FOR FREE:

This holiday season, Google has teamed up with AirTran Airways, Delta, and Virgin America to offer free Gogo […]

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811, 2010

Need to surf while at 30,000 feet?

Airtran, Delta and Virgin American are partnering with Google Chrome to offer free wifi while on qualified flights November 20 through January 2, 2011.  I wonder if other carrier’s will follow and soon, for the […]

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111, 2010

Delta Airlines and American Express Promo

While having status with airlines doesn’t have the benefits it used to offer, it can still be worth while if you fly one airline often.  Delta Airlines and American Express are offering a 50% mileage […]

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2410, 2010

United/Continental “Network Optimization” means new flights from HUB markets

United Continental Holdings, Inc. today announced plans to launch service on several new nonstop routes in 2011 as it begins to optimize the combined route networks of United Airlines and Continental Airlines:
Continental […]

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2410, 2010

American and Delta are starting an expansion war @ LAX Airport

American Airlines and American Eagle will add 10 destinations and 33 daily flights from Los Angeles, starting April 5.

The additions are a 28% increase in the carriers’ schedule from LAX.

American or Eagle will operate […]

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2410, 2010


International adoption is an adventure.  Paying for the airfare for your adoption should not add stress to the adventure. AFC Travel offers international discounted travel to help you make the most of […]

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2410, 2010

Pack Animal

Pack everything in one carry-on bag. You won’t have to worry about lost luggage, and it will force you to pack light. If you must check your luggage, be sure to […]

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2410, 2010


ATMs usually give the best exchange rate, followed by traveler’s checks and cash. If possible, rely on your ATMs, but always carry extra cash, ideally tucked away in a money belt.

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2410, 2010

Travel Links

Need a passport? Wondering if you need a visa? Looking for official government travel info? Check out A Briggs Passport & Visa Expeditors for more information.

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