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

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Can checked baggage on airplanes ever get wet?

I'm considering sending some pieces of checked baggage being cardboard boxes rather than suitcases (on an international flight). Is there a real chance my boxes might get wet? Assume heavy rain both ...
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10 checked pieces of luggage on a flight instead of a shipping service - crazy?

I'm moving to another country (Israel/Palestine to the Netherlands) and need to ship my personal effects. For the sake of discussion suppose I'm not shipping any furniture, and every single item fits ...
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Air travel with white powder in little transparent bag

Instead of plain old coffee, I sometimes like to get my daily caffeine ration from other drinks, e.g. fruit juice. For this purpose I have bought some pure caffeine, which takes the form of white ...
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Are there any laws that prohibit trading on the airplane? [on hold]

I mean by fellow passengers/individuals not the aircrew. Like if the person sitting next to you offers to sell you something.
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Need to fly to australia [on hold]

Which flight would be better to fly to Australia, I want to land at Sydney, please tell the flight should be cheap and even nice
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Do my children need any kind of identification if we are flying inside the UK?

I kind of remember advice about having an ID when you fly even if you are traveling within your home country. My children are still young and have no ID apart from their birth certificates.
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Are airlines allowed to move up the time of a flight?

I was on a flight recently where my flight was schedule for 5:50PM, but when I got to the gate, the time had changed to 5:45PM and eventually 5:40PM. While it didn't make much difference for me since ...
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Are there deals for multiple domestic flights in Argentina?

I'm planning to visit Argentina for 1 month in January and will most likely be flying 4 domestic flights. (Buenos Aires → Ushuaia, Ushuaia → El Calafate, El Calafate → Bariloche, Bariloche → Buenos ...
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Is there a way to track average changes in airfare prices up to flight date [duplicate]

I saw an article with comparisons of average changes in flight prices between different airline companies. It was interesting to see how some airline ticket prices went up considerably near to the ...
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Are there any flights from London to Blackpool?

I am rather confused here, it looks like Blackpool Airport has been shut down according to Google but Wikipedia states that the airport is still there. Also there are results from Skyscanner and ...
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Booking several flight tickets with a single payment/invoice

I'm trying to book three flights in a multiple-destination scheme like: A->B, B->C, C->A I'm doing my search in websites like eDreams, Kayak, etc, and in all of them the following happens: the total ...
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Transit through through the Schengen area with an EEA Family Permit

I am a Chilean National and I have been granted EEA Family Permit here in Chile, to join my husband in UK. I came from Oslo to Chile to issue my Family Permit. I would like to use my ticket return to ...
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Do I need a Hong Kong transit visa if I travel to India from USA via Hong Kong airport (Cathay Pacific)?

I am an Indian national and travelling from USA to India via Hong Kong airport. Do I need a transit visa even if I'm only changing planes?
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Which side of the plane to sit on an Auckland (AKL) to Queenstown (ZQN) flight?

Which side of the plane gives you more scenic views when flying from Auckland, New Zealand (AKL) to Queenstown, New Zealand (ZQN) (and back).
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Connecting to domestic flight in Auckland (AKL), do I have to re-check-in my luggage?

When flying from Hong Kong to Queenstown, there is a two hour layover in Auckland, changing from the international terminal to the domestic one. I am wondering whether my bags will be checked through ...
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Why is the Dubai airport so busy?

I notice that the Dubai International Airport is the 3rd busiest airport in the world (after Atlanta and Beijing) on the Wikipedia's list of the world's busiest airports. That seems kind of strange ...
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Travel options from London to Edinburgh

I plan to travel from London to Edinburgh this November and want to know the fastest option to travel from London to Edinburgh
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What is the typical ratio of paid versus free miles in frequent flyer programs? [closed]

I realize that this varies from program to program and depends on various factors. But just as a general rule of thumb what is the ratio of miles you have to pay to free miles in a typical program? ...
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Possibility to Travelling together on returning [duplicate]

I am from Sri Lanka and my husband is staying in New Zealand. My husband (alone) wants to come to Sri Lanka and pick my self and our son and return to New Zealand. We are planning for this trip ...
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Is leaving airport at a stop before the final destination illegal?

There are tricks such as "fuel dumping" or "hidden city ticketing" which involve booking a ticket composed of several connecting flights, then leaving the airport at a stop, possibly even "hopping ...
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Does Cathay Pacific allow using of mobile and tablets for international flights?

According to this page, the use of mobile phones and tablets are allowed during flight. However, I had once been disallowed from using them after take-off. I also knew that some airline already ...
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Moving from France to Germany by plane, how to handle luggage [on hold]

I am moving to Germany/Munich near the end of September and I'm facing a problem. I want to leave on the 27th of September after 17:00 for Paris, I myself will be near Nice airport. My stuff... well I ...
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What's the cheapest stable route to cross the Pacific?

One of the most difficult parts planning a round-the-world trip is figuring out how to cross the Pacific Ocean. If you have a big budget that's not a problem, but if you're trying to save each penny ...
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Is 3 hours enough connecting time in New Delhi Indira Gandhi (T1 to T3)?

Recently my GoAir flight from Nagpur to New Delhi was cancelled. I have an international flight (Emirates) from New Delhi International Airport. The other options GoAir people are giving me is of ...
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Incorrectly spelled name on international flight ticket

I've booked my ticket using a travel agent. My full name is Muhammad Adeel Mustafa Janjua. The agent said the word length of my name exceeds the length limit so he used M instead of Muhammad and now ...
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Is 1.5 Hours transit time enough for Jeddah Airport?

I will be travelling from Bangalore to London via Jeddah with Saudi Arabian Airlines. Bangalore to Jeddah flight SV867 lands around 12:30 AM and Jeddah to London flight SV113 departs around 2 AM. I ...
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Does the sufficiency of an ID-card for travelling abroad depend on the airline?

I'm from the Netherlands and will be travelling to Turkey very soon. On my ID-card it says that it allows me to travel to Turkey (i.e. I don't need a passport). However, on the website of the airline ...
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Are there any statistics on the dates that people buy plane tickets? [closed]

I have standby tickets for a flight and I'd like to know if there are statistics available for when people tend to buy 'plane tickets. For instance, I'd never imagined people would buy tickets the day ...
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If a letter is missed in Surname in Air Ticket can I still use it or do I have to amend

My surname has 5 letters and I have missed one letter while booking the ticket. Can I use the same ticket with a missing letter or do I need to amend the ticket. I have booked it through Online ...
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Can I travel within US if name on ticket is abbreviated?

I booked a flight from LA to Miami using my abbreviated name 'Chris' instead of my full name 'Christopher' (per my passport) and the right surname. As the ticket is non-refundable the airline refuses ...
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Why booking and checking-in aren't merged into one single step? [duplicate]

Elaborating on this thread, I'd like to ask: why airlines separate booking and checking-in in the first place? I recently travelled by bus between two major British cities and I only booked/paid my ...
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Travelling to Switzerland from India [closed]

I would like to travel to Switzerland from India, will i get direct flight? If not please suggest me some solution.
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Does an American citizen need an ESTA to leave the United States?

I am an American citizen, looking to fly to the EU. I am feeling I do not need an ESTA because the wording implies the necessity of the document belongs to non-US citizens. May be an obvious question, ...
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Does a non-American 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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How long does it take for Priceline to process Last Minute ticket requests?

Based on this question I discovered Priceline's Last Minute offers. You need to pay for it in advance though. The process is a bit fuzzy and there are obviously no guarantees. Assuming I "request" a ...
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Spelling mistake on ticket bought from Aegean Airlines [duplicate]

I made a mistake while purchasing a ticket and spelled the name nanees refaat as nanees reefat. The travel agent said they will not change the name but said they added a note to the reservation that ...
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How much cash can you carry on a flight within the European Union?

Is there any specific limit of money you can carry on cash while flying from one European Union country to another?
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Is there a minimum number of days a Canadian must spend in Canada before returning to the US? [duplicate]

Is there a requirement that says how long I have to be in Canada before I can go back to US? My situation is: I just got back to Canada not too long ago, but was notified there is a conference in a 5 ...
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How to get from Flores to Sulawesi?

I want to get to Sulawesi (Makassar I suppose) from Flores. Is there any direct flight or ferry? Or must I go first to another location (i.e. Bali) to take a flight from there? Any budget option ...
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Entering the UK as a tourist after expired work visa

I am a Brazilian currently in the UK with a tier 1 visa that is expiring within the following months. The time I had here was entirely on work and hence I would like to spend maybe a month more as a ...
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uk transit visa for canada immigrant visa holder [duplicate]

i have a Canada immigrant visa and I am entering in Canada first time. I have a hold of flight about 15hrs in London heathrow airport.should I must have transit visa for that?
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Why aren't conventional mercury thermometers allowed onboard?

Why do airlines prohibit carrying conventional mercury thermometers onboard? What potential this small device has to prohibit it? PS: I prefer conventional thermometers in my personal first aid kit ...
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Change non refundable ticket into a different ticket

I had a non refundable Paris to Lima round trip ticket which I won't use. Instead, my wife will fly from Lima to Paris. Question: is there any way for her to use my ticket so she can pay less, that ...
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Laptop on overhead bin vs. turbulence [duplicate]

If a laptop is on the overhead bin and some moderate/strong turbulence occurs, it is possible that the laptop "jumps" several centimeters. How to protect the laptop from this?
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How many laptops can I take to UK?

I'll be traveling to England with a stopover in Dubai. I'm a student going to study in England and have two laptops (both Macbook Pros) and of course they're for my own use (can't seem to transfer the ...
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Do I need to apply for a new ESTA when flying from a different airline?

When I made my ESTA application half a year ago (so within the 2 years), I flew from Japan. I had to enter the details about my Airline and from where I departed. I'm going there again (this ...
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Do airlines fly directly over the North Pole?

I always like flying to/from north America, since the route usually goes over Greenland. I do like the idea that I am only 10 km away from this inaccessible land. I would love to be able to say that I ...
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Travelling to Brazil without return ticket

Last year I was flying to Brazil with Condor. I don't need a visa, if I stay in Brazil below 90 days (regardless if tourism or business). The check-in clerk asked me about visa or return ticket. I ...
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Can I get a discount on my flight for not being overweight?

If I weighed 120 kg I could check in 20 kg of luggage for free, getting 140 kg transported for my ticket price. But if I weigh 70 kg, I'm 50 kg lighter and yet pay the same ...
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UK Immigration Control: Will henna/mehndi on my hands cause a problem?

I have plans to travel to the UK. This is the first time I will be going abroad. It would be a two week trip. My question is, if I put mehndi or henna on my hands before I go, is it going to create ...