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

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Strange knob on airplanes?

I have noticed this strange knob on flights typically near the video screen (in this case on the right and is underneath the USB port). Is there a use to this knob or is it just a component which ...
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If a baby is born mid-flight, what happens visa-wise for them when they land in a foreign country, sans-passport?

I asked a similar question about what nationality a newborn midflight gets, but I'm also now wondering - when they land, what happens? Normally you need a passport and possibly a visa to travel - so ...
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If a baby is born on an international flight over international waters, what nationality are they?

I seem to remember one of our members being on a flight when a baby was born, but can't find any reference to what happened to the baby in terms of citizenship. Generally you hear about pregnant ...
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When's the best time to fly with kids [on hold]

I'm about to take my son on a trip overseas, should I book a early morning flight or book a afternoon flight ? Taking in the time difference we would arrive at his bed time if we took afternoon flight ...
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Aerosol cans in the checked luggage?

Is it allowed to carry aerosol spray cans (deodorant, insect repellant, waterproofer, spray point, i.e. any common thing you can think of that typically comes in spray bottles) in the checked luggage ...
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How/where to buy mixed-class tickets for a flight?

I want to buy two business class tickets, and two coach - for the same flights. So far every site I saw allows me to pick tickets in single class only, so I'd have to buy them separately, which causes ...
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When to buy plane tickets to get best rates? [duplicate]

I'm planning a trip from Europe to USA, that will happen next summer. I was looking lately into purchasing plane tickets, but a lot of carriers do not offer late July/early August 2015 tickets yet. ...
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Do I need Transit Visa ? Flight from Japan to Boston US Via Canada (transit) [duplicate]

I have plan to go to Boston US. My itinerary plan is flight from Japan to Boston. But, the flight schedule will be transit or change in Canada then continue to Boston. I am wondering, whether I need ...
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Using 2 different airlines for outbound & return flight to U.S?

I'm travelling to the U.S, am i allowed to go with 2 diffent airlines? For example fly out wit BA & come back with Virgin Atlanctic? or do i have to come back with the same company? I will be ...
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Can i skip an indirect flight? [duplicate]

I wanted to book a direct flight from Heathrow to JFK with BA. Over night they put the price up by over £500. Now i can see the exact same flight but you have to go indirect via Newcastle to Heathrow ...
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Can I carry a ceramic knife in the cabin baggage?

On the airlines website, knives are listed as restricted items (but are not prohibited). I do not have any checked in luggage and am travelling from Darwin (Australia) to Singapore in Singapore ...
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International travel with parrots

We (two people) live in the US and we have two cockatiels. We will eventually move to a different country (air travel). This question is about how to execute the move in a way that is safe for the ...
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Is there a known maximum number of codeshare codes a flight can have?

Is there a global maximum number of flight codes a specific flight can have? If not, is the flight operating as the highest number of codes simultaneously known?
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Is a US visa valid without an entry stamp?

I would be travelling to the US with H4 visa (first time travelling to the US) through London HT. I came across in the gov.uk site that a Valid US visa holder does not require a transit visa. "You ...
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Do I need an ESTA to leave the USA?

I am a British Citizen who will be travelling to Canada and then onwards to USA by train and then returning to Canada by air. I am aware that I do not need an ESTA to enter the USA by train but do I ...
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Inter-US air travel on a Visa Waiver (VWP)? [duplicate]

Im flying to Texas, El Paso on the 15th of October 2014, this is on a visa waiver program. I wish to fly to Arizona, Sky Harbor on the 17th of October 2014 for the day to say Hi to long distance ...
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Why does my boarding pass read “APIS OK”

I flew from Turkey to France on a direct flight. When I checked in, I saw the boarding pass given to me read "APIS OK". I thought APIS was a program of US immigration, mostly for passengers to the ...
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Booking two separate return flights home from the United States?

I'm off to the the U.S. next month from the UK & have already booked my return flight home for October 2014. Now I'm trying to book my flight from the UK to the U.S, as it works out way cheaper to ...
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Noise reduction inside airplane [duplicate]

How can I reduce the noise inside an airplane? I am thinking of something like a headphone however I don't know what is the name of those headphone, the one that specially some workers in the loud ...
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Which passport to use immediately after naturalisation?

I'm having a tough problem: A Korean lady living in New Zealand has just gotten naturalised and has a New Zealand passport. She used her South Korean passport (with her resident visa) the last time ...
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Bug spray on my suitcase

I'm currently in the United States but I will be leaving in a few days. I just realised that some bug spray (insect repellent) spilt in my suitcase. Is the spilt spray a big issue? Will I need to buy ...
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Visit Pakistan for a week [closed]

I'm an American citizen, born and raised in the US. I spent a week in Pakistan, and upon returning today, I was questioned for about 5 minutes. Why is that? I'm 24 years old, and felt really ...
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Do I need transit visa travelling from Tehran, Iran to Washington, USA via Baku and London? [closed]

Do I need transit visa travelling from Tehran, Iran to Washington, USA via Baku and London?
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Why must I lock the door of an aircraft lavatory before the light inside fully brightens?

When I step into an aircraft lavatory, the light is off and there is an indicator light saying to lock the door. Once I do lock the door, the light turns on, and otherwise, the light remains off. Why ...
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Do I need transit visa for Frankfurt if I have Canadian student visa? [duplicate]

I have a Canadian student visa and I will be travelling form India to Canada via Frankfurt. I will be staying in Frankfurt airport for 23 hours, do I need a transit visa for Germany?
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More economical times to fly from New York to Paris

What are the least expensive times to fly round trip from New York to Paris? In terms of times of year: what is off season when an airline ticket would be cheaper? And in terms of length of trip: ...
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What should I do after buying an airplane ticket?

After I buy a ticket online for an airplane, should I go to the airport and register it or is it enough to go to the airport at the date of flight and not to do anything? How can I pass the gates to ...
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How to pass customs in time in case of a flight delay

I'm a non-US citizen flying to the US with a changing time between flights of 1:50 in Atlanta. Since this is rather on the short line according to this answer, I was wondering what to do in case of a ...
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Possible reimbursement for missed connection due to gate change

I was traveling from Chicago (ORD) to Mumbai (BOM) with a connection at Frankfurt (FRA). The layover was a little less than 4 hours at FRA. I had a boarding pass with no gate assigned (this is quite ...
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Antler Bones for Dogs [closed]

Does anyone know if you can check in a few of those antler chews for dogs for oversea flights! Thank you
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transit visa for UK required? layover time-14 hrs/ travel - india to vancouver/ valid canadian visa/ arriving in london on 20 aug and leaving 21 [duplicate]

im going to travel from Hyderabad to Vancouver on 20th august, and will be passing through heathrow. My layover time being 14hrs, will I require a transit visa? I have a valid canadian study permit, ...
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What can I do about a laptop stolen out of luggage in transit?

My uncle was coming to visit me in Ecuador and bringing a laptop for me. It was in his checked bags, but somewhere between Panama City, Panama, and Quito, Ecuador, it was stolen out of his luggage. ...
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Where is the safest place in an airplane? [duplicate]

Is there such a thing at all? I feel the front is dangerous because it may hit the ground first. I also feel that near the wings is not safe because they are fuel tanks.
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How can I know about the track of a specific flight?

I want to know about the flight path of a specific airplane before booking the ticket. Is it possible?
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Travel Consent Letter for US Domestic travel

I know that for international travel when a single parent takes a child out of the country the parent needs to have a travel authorization letter with them to be allowed to board the flight. Does the ...
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Is it possible to environmentally offset long-distance air travel?

I've been doing some web research on whether it is possible to offset carbon usage‡ for non-critical long-distance air travel, or indeed whether carbon-offsetting should be rejected on the basis that ...
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What if one family member doesn't have a photo ID for domestic air travel in India?

My friend has booked tickets for vacation in India (domestic travel), but realized that his wife doesn't have any photo ID. Will any of the following documents work for his wife? Marriage ...
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Why are flights from India to North America usually late night?

My question is regarding Red-eye flights . Majority, if not all, flights from India are always after business hours. Few reasons I found on the internet: Fuel savings due to dense air European and ...
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Travel in the Schengen area with only carta d'identita italiana and permesso di soggiorno

I am a non-EU student in Italy. Recently I have left my passport at the UK embassy for visa. However I have a ticket to for Greece in the next days (with Ryanair) and I the embassy doesn't give me a ...
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Going to Amsterdam via the UK when previously denied entry to UK

I was stopped twice on 2 different occasions coming into the UK back in 2011 and again in 2012. The first time I was coming from Spain; I was randomly picked out of the line. They checked my Facebook ...
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Baggage tagged with “limited release”

Background information: During a recent Air France flight, I had a very unexpected situation: at the counter I was informed that my baggage to be checked was below the minimum weight, which is of 5 ...
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Dual nationality, not sure how to switch passports!

I am a US and EU citizen residing in the US. I am going backpacking throughout Africa and want to travel on my EU passport. My flight is US–Paris–Tunis–Cairo. When do I use each passport? Do I book my ...
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Transit visa requirement for Indian national from Zurich to New Delhi via Brussels

I am an Indian citizen currently in Zurich having valid work/resident permit for 1 year (L Permit). I am planning to travel from Zurich to New Delhi via Brussels. Will I be requiring any transit visa ...
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Confused about the baggage fee for different airlines

I purchased a ticket from orbitz.com. It's an Iberia flight from Casablanca, Morocco to Charlotte, NC with a layover in Madrid. Now here where it gets tricky althought it's an Iberia ticket, the first ...
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What does “Baggage: 1PC” mean?

On my e-ticket for my flight with Swiss booked through Travelup.com, I see this: Baggage: 1PC Does this mean I'm only allowed hang-luggage? Or can I take hand-luggage, and check in one piece of ...
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Where is the best place to carry perishable foods on long international flights?

I frequently bring snacks and groceries from India to the U.S. (remembering to follow the laws against fresh fruit/vegetables) that I can't find there in the U.S. Now, I'm planning to bring a food ...
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Can you buy a plane ticket from a Swedish online travel agency with US credit card?

Can I buy a plane ticket from a Swedish online travel agency with a US credit card? Or a US American Express credit card? If yes, any idea about the fee? Any input would be greatly appreciated! ...
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A flight I booked months ago just got rescheduled dramatically, into a time that is not possible for me, what can I do?

Specifically, the first flight for my honeymoon just got rescheduled to 12 hours prior, during my wedding. The airline says they have no flights on them or their partner airlines that get me to my ...
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How to buy one airplane seat and reserve adjacent ones?

On an overnight flight from Boston to Chile 4 or 5 years ago, I ran into a situation I hadn't encountered previously. My seat wasn't great and the flight was perhaps half full, so I tried shifting to ...