Make sure you have your flight booked and that you have arranged transportation from the airport​ to your temporary new home. Depending on where in the United States you choose to work, the transportation options from the airport will vary widely. Major cities have several options for mass transit including trains, subways and buses. Smaller cities and rural locations will have fewer options. Ensure you have adequate funds for your trip and have an emergency plan in place in the event you need to secure additional funds while in the United States.

SEATTLE, April 21, 2008 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and U.S.-based commercial jet airplane leasing company Aviation Capital Group today announced an order for 17 Next-Generation 737 airplanes.  This order, valued at more than $1 billion at current list prices, was previously accounted for on Boeing's Orders and Deliveries Web site attributed to an unidentified customer.  The airplanes will be equipped with performance-enhancing Blended Winglets, which improve fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions by up to 4 percent. 

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Contacts: Ken Mercer, Boeing Commercial Airplanes Communications, 1-206-766-2904 
Vicki Ray, 737 Program Communications, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, 1-206-852-3319
  • Travel arrangements to and from the U.S. need to be made as soon as possible AFTER you have received your official acceptance to the Work and Travel Program.
  • Flights typically get more expensive as you get closer to your departure date so buying airline tickets sooner is usually better.
  • It is also typically cheaper to purchase round trip airfare to and from the same departure and destination points than purchasing one way or open ended tickets.
  • There are several ways to purchase airfare including travel agents, travel websites, and individual airlines​ that travel from your country to the U.S.
  • If this is your first trip flying or leaving your home country, an experienced travel agent will have more knowledge about airlines and choosing flights best suited for your needs.
  • Most major international airlines come to the United States and partner with U.S. airlines that serve smaller cities not serviced by an international carrier. American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta Airlines are the three major U.S. based carriers with international operations.
  • As you make your travel plans, you will need to determine the closest airport to your final destination.
  • If you are working in a location like San Diego, California, you will be able to fly directly into San Diego. They only have one major airport.
  • An area like New York City has multiple major airports in close proximity.
  • However, if you are working in a location like Branson, Missouri, you may have to take multiple connecting flights to get to the Branson airport.
  • Depending on your schedule, you may only be able to fly into Springfield, Missouri which is about a 45 minute drive away.
  • Use Google Maps​ to get a clear picture of where you’re going.

If you have multiple legs for your flight make sure you know how much time you have between those flights (layover) and if you have to change air carriers during those legs make sure you have enough time to disembark your aircraft, get your luggage and check in with the other airline.

Here are a few helpful websites to get you started:

Expedia
Kayak
Fodor’s
American Airlines
British Airways
Turkish Airlines
Lufthansa