A form of travel in vehicles such as airplanes, helicopters and so on.

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Reporting focus for suspected aerotoxicity incidents

According to the Aerotoxic Association (run by a group of former aircrew, whose careers ended prematurely due to Aerotoxic Syndrome): I believe it must have been aerotoxicity that brought me down ...
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Why are so many airline check-in counters idle so often?

There was a time when queues at post offices and banks etc were counter-specific. Eventually it was widely recognised that a penning system (a Single-Line queue), or ticketing systems and such like, ...
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Are there any commercial flights with a view of the Grand Canyon?

I love looking out the window when I fly, so curious to know if there are any commercial flights that provide a view of the Grand Canyon.
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Can I drive to Mexico and catch an International flight without US passport?

I am a U.S. Citizen who holds a dual citizenship. The U.S. will not renew my passport. Can I drive to Mexico, with a visa from Mexico stamped on my non-US passport to show I legally entered Mexico, ...
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Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? [on hold]

When I was a kid, I heard a lot of people talking about where to find this place. However, I've not yet been able to locate it. Could someone please tell me where in the world is Carmen Sandiego, ...
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How to safely transport external hard drives during air travel?

I plan to take a few external hard drives from Boston to Paris (air travel). How can I safely transport them? Beyond backing them up, bubble wrapping them and taking them as in cabin-luggage, what ...
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How much time does it take to get through LAX security? [on hold]

How does this vary given Time of day Day of week International/domestic flights For instance, assuming online check-in/no checked luggage, I'd guess that a middle of the week domestic flight ...
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Flight Information For Jamaica [on hold]

I want to know what are the best airlines for travel to jamaica From Mumbai avoiding USA/UK/CANADA?
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Clearing Customs at Heathrow for a connecting domestic flight to Leeds Bradford

I am booked from Perth Australia to Leeds Bradford all on one ticket. Qatar from Perth to Doha and onto London Heathrow, and then British Airways from Heathrow to Leeds Bradford. Will I need to ...
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Hidden city ticketing

At this link about travel hacks what does the author mean by this? Back to back and hidden city ticketing. Sometimes airlines will charge far more for tickets to that do not include a Saturday ...
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US Domestic Flight changed to different connecting city and lengthen, can I get compensation?

So I just got an email that my flight from MCO -> MIA -> MXP got changed to MCO -> JFK -> MXP. I now have to leave 2 hours earlier and get there 2 hours later than before. Am I owed any compensation ...
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When is the best day and time to buy tickets at Qantas?

Is there any day of the week and time when airfares are statistically the cheapest to buy? I read this question, but does anyone know it specifically for Qantas? Particularly, I'm searching for a ...
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Can I book a multi-segment flight ticket myself? [on hold]

So far I only used websites like http://www.orbitz.com in order to book a ticket that is related to multiple airlines. I am not exactly happy with the formal part of their services though and would ...
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Retroactively claim miles in different alliances?

Last year I was stupid enough to claim 3 domestic Mexican Aeromexico-flights in my KLM account. They ended up being worthless and I was unable to change them back to Aeromexico as I plan to visit ...
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Baggage theft rates

Do airports or airlines disclose the number of checked-in baggage thefts reported by passengers every year, and is there a central database where one can find and compare those numbers?
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How to enforce transit points during flight booking to avoid transit visas? [closed]

I am using skyscanner to search for international flights. It is an outstanding app, but when searching for flights from India to Cayman Islands it only shows connections through USA and UK. Why are ...
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Why does connecting flight need a security check at connection airport?

I'm just wondering why when flying with connection flights, when I come at the connecting airport, straight from the arrivals and to the departures, why do I have go through a security check. Since ...
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Can I buy two one way tickets for a trip?

I'm flying to South Africa from New Zealand for a holiday and I would like to know if I can buy a one way ticket there and a one way back as the flights are slightly cheaper and better
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Why Airfares vary from One Airline company to another? [closed]

I tried to book a ticket in British Airways but because of the 'Fare' i opted Fly emirates. I know this might sound dumb, but is it due the availability of 'Gas' in particular nation. For example if i ...
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Why does EasyJet require my ID details in advance?

I truly wonder why does EasyJet need to know my ID details in advance for my flight from Prague to London: It is a requirement of UK customs? If so, why haven't I been asked this information for my ...
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Need to travel Tokyo in layover. Do I need transit visa? [duplicate]

I am traveling through Narita airport and have layover of 9 hours. I am Indian citizen with US F1 visa. This is morning time and I want roam around Tokyo. Do I need transit visa to go out from ...
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When are U.S.-bound flights required to confiscate liquids at the gate?

In a recent question, I found that the U.S. requires flights from Hong Kong that are bound for the U.S. to confiscate liquids in containers above 100 mL from carry-on luggage in a secondary screening ...
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Why were water bottles confiscated in a boarding gate jetway in Hong Kong?

Seeing another question about taking water bottles onto planes reminded me of an interesting incident I ran into once. During a layover in Hong Kong in late May of 2013, as we were boarding a flight ...
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Am I allowed to carry a microscope from Canada to a country that is a EU member?

I use the microscope as an amateur biologist. I usually travel with KLM airlines, but I could travel with any company if needed. I did not find anything that could interdict one to carry a microscope ...
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Am I allowed to bring whey protein from the US to Canada in my carry on baggage?

I will be soon visiting the US, and I was wondering if I am allowed to buy a n=brand new Whey protein tub (5lb) and put in my carry on. It is a small trip and I usually just travel with my carry on ...
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What can you do about being forced to sit next to a very large passenger?

My mum is up in arms about that fact that she sat next to a (very) obese gentleman on her flight causing sufficient discomfort for her to grab the cabin jumpseat in cruise. The flight was a ...
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How does one inform airlines of one's KTN, if the KTN was issued after a booking had been made?

I have received a Known Traveler Number from the TSA but do not know how to "activate" this pre-check authorization with various airlines. Is it possible to get this information into their systems ...
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Are 2.5 hours enough for a layover in Rio?

I'm planning a trip to Brazil for this December, and I've already bought the flight to Rio and back. Now I have to book a second flight from Rio to Foz do Iguassu, that should depart as soon as ...
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Flying on third party booked tickets

My cousin has booked international flights for me with BA through Expedia. I have an email confirmation that is my e-ticket for printing. Do I need to contact either BA or Expedia before I try to ...
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What is the meaning of the expiration date on a Delta voucher?

My parents were issued vouchers for a specific dollar amount towards future travel on Delta as compensation for volunteering to switch to a different flight in an overbook situation. The vouchers have ...
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What do I lose by not booking flights through a travel agent?

I take quite a lot of flights for both business and pleasure, and although I typically book my business flights through a (corporate-mandated) travel agent, I always book my personal flights directly ...
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What's the typical microclimate in the aircraft passenger cabin?

When preparing for a commercial jet flight it'd be nice to know how warm my clothes should be so that I don't freeze after sitting for several hours in say +16 degrees Celsius (61 degrees Fahrenheit). ...
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Known Traveler Number when traveling with a tour group

I will be traveling with a tour group soon. They have the ticket reservations and I will not get my ticket until the morning we travel. Can I add my Known Traveler Number at check-in?
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What if my boarding pass name does not match perfectly with my id card? [duplicate]

My surname is LO and my given name is Kei Cheung Arthur while my boarding pass name only shows that I am Arthur LO. Will it affect my boarding?
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Begin a flight itinerary with a transfer [closed]

I'd like to fly to a hub (Hong Kong) on a budget airline with no partnerships. From there, I have just one hour to board the leg to Tokyo via ANA. Both airlines are operating from the same terminal, ...
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Why can two different airlines have different travel durations for the same itinerary?

I am looking at flights from Boston to Paris and I see that there are two non-stop flights with different travel duration: For this itinerary, Air France takes 6h40 while Delta takes 7h04. Why ...
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Things to keep in mind booking ARNK international tickets [closed]

I'm planning a Europe trip with my fiance and we're interested in booking our flights from and returning to the same city (Brisbane, Australia) but arriving in London and then departing from Rome - ...
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Cannot book individual leg of multi-leg flight on flight search engine

I am trying to book a flight from A => C on flightnetwork.com. I find a flight at a good price but with a 20 hour layover in B. B is a nice city so I thought since my schedule is flexible I would ...
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How to deal with future uncertainties when booking an airfare

I often run into this problem on intercontinental flights. I have to book a ticket and I am not sure about the return date, which might be after 2-6 months. So I set the return date based on what I ...
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Does a US Citizen need a visa to enter as a tourist to the UK for 6 months?

Everything I've seen points to no (and I would love that to be true since applying for a visa online costs money) but I'm worried about getting refused due to the length of time I wish to stay, which ...
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Luggage was stopped by customs (we learned about it after our flight)

We have returned from Russia 4 days ago (Moscow-St.Petersburg-Prague). After we've arrived to Prague, we learned that our luggage didn't come in our airplane and was lost. Today we've received ...
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Airfares in 1963, Memphis to Los Angeles, round-trip [duplicate]

I'm writing a novel and researching what approximate flight costs (American Airlines?) would have been for round-trip, Memphis/Los Angeles in 1963. I'm guessing $149. Is that close?
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What would a Memphis to Los Angeles round trip have cost in 1963? [closed]

I'm doing research for a novel. I need to know the approximate cost for airfare (American Airlines?) from Memphis to Los Angeles, round trip anytime in 1963.
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How to know a flight is not full?

Is it possible to know how many seats of a particular flight have been booked? If not, is it possible to know in which months of a year the flights usually are not booked fully?
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Electronic Devices and airport security checks [duplicate]

I have seen recently that the US and UK have announced that all 'electronic devices' will have to be 'powered up' before allowing them on board a plane, I believe for the UK it's on all flights though ...
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Flying to a Schengen zone from a country other than the one where the visa was issued

If i have a Schengen visa issued by the German embassy in Qatar, can I fly to Germany from Lebanon ? I heard that it's not allowed, but want to get a definitive answer.
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Is there a preferable exit row in an airplane? [duplicate]

I think the exit row near the wings are not good because the wings carry fuel and they are close to the engines. For example: As it is clear, in the above situation the exit row near the wings are ...
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Is a student ID issued by the CENTRAL BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION, NEW DELHI valid for boarding on a domestic flight within India?

I am a student and will be traveling on an upcoming domestic trip on 20 October 2014 within India. This is my first trip and I am 17 years old. Since I am only 17, I am not eligible to obtain ...
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Do I need a visa to Transit US? [duplicate]

I am an Indian travelling from India to Cayman Islands via Dubai and US. I have a valid Cayman islands work permit. I have a layover in Newyork / Miami for around 5 hrs maximum. Should I need a ...
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Is it possible to travel around the world using JUST Low-cost carriers?

Is it possible to visit all six non-Antarctica continents, just flying, using only Low Cost Carriers?