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

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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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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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Seaplane from Bali to Rinca?

I'm trying to understand if it's possible (even economically) to directly reach Rinca Island from Bali by seaplane. Anyone has information in regard of this? I've found very few pages on the web, ...
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What are the minimum connection times at 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Can I enter Canada and return to the UK using different passports?

I am a dual British/Canadian with a passport from each nation. Can I use the Canadian passport to enter/leave Canada and the British passport to leave/return to the UK?
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Anyone tried Singapore airlines Premium Economy class ? How is it different from economy class?

Apart from the advertised features (Wide, Comfortable Seats, Additional Kris flyer miles and book the cook food menu) what are the other benefits / perks while flying in the new Singapore airlines ...
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Is there a website where I can buy wholesale travels?

I want to travel with my friends and family but a want to travel agency price.
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Is okay to bring an empty mason jar in your carry on? [closed]

There is no liquid. I'm giving my friend a going-away present and inside is a mason jar full of prayers of encouragement whenever she needs it. So is that allowed?
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My flight has multiple layovers - is it risky to check a bag?

I'm packing for a 10-day business trip (across the US) and I'm on the fence about if I want to check a bag or not. I thought I was being clever by saving money and choosing a flight with 2 layovers, ...
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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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Affidavit for emergency travel document for Pakistan

If a person has to travel to Pakistan urgently from UK having expired passport, there is one of the requirements to provide Affidavit stating: When applicant last entered the UK In which visa ...
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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 [duplicate]

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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Joining and getting miles for prior flights?

I fly a lot.. stupidly I have never been in any frequent flyer program. I just come back from Europe to Korea last week flying Emirates, flew there 2.5 months ago on China Southern, apart from low ...
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Missed return flight on Wizzair [duplicate]

I am considering missing a return Wizzair flight from Warsaw to London (I will fly a different airline on a different date instead). However, I am flying with them from London to Warsaw a few days ...
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I have a stopover in Iceland with Iceland Air, do I have to collect and check back in my luggage?

Iceland Air offers free stopovers in Reykjavik when flying between North America to the rest of Europe (I specifically booked a multi-city ticket with a stopover in Reykjavik). Neither on my ticket ...
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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 manually take my luggage from one plane to the next?

I'm flying to Izmir, turkey, in a few weeks, but I don't know anything about how flying works. I have booked a ticket with Pegasus airlines, and fly: From Schiphol (NL) to Istanbul (TK) I have a 1 ...
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Air Asia and Air Asia X on same flight, what's the difference?

There's a flight from KUL to MEL at night that gets into MEL the following morning. It comes up (same time, same plane, same everything) in my searches twice, however - as Air Asia, and Air Asia X. ...
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Is 1h layover at PHL enough to connect to the next flight?

I have an American Airlines flight BOS->PHL and PHL->TLV with only a 1-hour layover. The airline's automatic system picked the itinerary so I figure it must work, but wanted to check. Both flights are ...
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Should I be carrying my checked-in baggage while shifting flights be it domestic or international?

I have booked a flight with British Airways (BA): Hyderabad to London (BA). London to Chicago (BA operated by American Airlines -> International Flight). Chicago to Cincinnati (BA operated by ...
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In the context of air travel, what is the same vs different between the terms “transit” and “transfer”?

I keep coming across questions using one or the other, and sometimes both of these terms, yet I've never been clear on whether the two overlap or are distinct or if people sometimes misuse one as the ...
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Minimum connection time at Frankfurt Airport for an International to Schengen transit

I'll be travelling from New Delhi to Warsaw in the end of September. Since there is no direct flight for this particular route, I'm not sure what would be best. The cheapest (and my preferred option) ...
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Amtrak Code-share with United Airlines [closed]

I just read this blog post which describes a scenario where booking a flight at United's web site offers a connecting "flight" which is actually an Amtrak train. Although the itinerary starts at DAY ...
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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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Collecting baggage in different countries through different airlines [duplicate]

Long story short..I am flying from New York to Dubai with Delta and Dubai to Mumbai with Air India. How do I obtain my baggage and recheck the baggage with Air India without having to go through ...
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Can fly fishing rod (inside tube) be taken as carry-on on international flights?

I am planning a trip from Hong Kong to New Zealand towards the end of this year and I want to bring my fly fishing rod. I am planning to purchase a tube to put my 4-piece rod inside and the tube has ...
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Auckland to New delhi (India) with a stop at sydney for 72 hours- Australian visa required?

I am going back to India from Auckland, I wish to make a halt of 72 hours to visit my cousin at Sydney. I don't have any visa for Australia. What is required for this stop over?
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Can I fly from Amsterdam to Frankfurt on Lufthansa with just a Residence Permit?

[US Citizen] I lost my passport but have my Dutch residence permit and am flying from Amsterdam to Frankfurt this coming Sunday with Lufthansa. I have an appointment at the Consulate to get a new ...
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Compensation for cancelled flight - comparable means of transportation

I have bought a ticket from Czech Airlines from Athens to Prague. My flight was cancelled about three weeks before its due departure. The Airline offered to give the money for the tickets back or to ...
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Whose job is to check if the passenger has a valid visa to the destination he is travelling to? [duplicate]

Is it the airport security at the country you flying from? I highly doubt it because I have been to countries where it's so corrupted that you buy the airport officials for the price of a dinner. Is ...
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Is there any problem if I booked Multi Destinations ticket? [duplicate]

I'm from Tunisia and I got a Schengen visa from the Austrian Embassy for 28 days, the “duration of stay”, and the number of entries is 1 and the validity of the visa is from 02/08/2015 to 13/09/2015. ...
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Carrying tea tree oil while traveling from London to India

I'm wondering whether there will be a problem during luggage check-in (carry on) if I carry multiple bottles (max 3 bottles each 100mL) of Tea Tree oil.
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How early should I arrive to Heathrow before departure?

Heathrow website says that it's enough to arrive two hours before departure (European flights), but I have heard that the lines are often long so maybe three hours would be better? How early should I ...
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Can I refuse to answer stupid questions at immigration? [duplicate]

Is it legal for customs and immigration officers to ask me the reason I travelled out of the country and return the same day?
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How to book and use a GOL Brazil Airpass?

I am looking into airpasses for domestic travel in Brazil. As far as I could find out, there only is the GOL airpass in Brazil right now (since TAM seems to have discontinued their airpass). How do ...
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Taking 2 laptops and an iPad for travel, as a student, to South Korea from USA

I'm a US Citizen who has received a D-2 (Student) South Korean Visa. I have one laptop that I use for personal/school use and another laptop I that I am required by my job to use on their system ...
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How can I make flying with a wheelchair or crutches easier?

In september I will go on my honeymoon: Schiphol(Netherlands) - Willemstad(Curacao). Due to my wife being chronically ill she is wheelchair or crutches dependant (depending how well she's doing that ...
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Can I take an electric fly swatter on board?

I have a 1500V electric fly swatter - the type you can get at £1 stores and on Amazon - it looks like a small tennis racket but it has 2AA batteries to kill insects. I would like to take it with me ...
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Spending few hours more than the “duration of stay”, that mentioned in the Schengen visa can make any problem? [duplicate]

I'm from Tunisia and I got a Schengen visa from the Austrian Embassy for 28 days, the “duration of stay”, and the number of entries is 1 and the validity of the visa is from 02/08/2015 to 13/09/2015. ...
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Travelling with expired Pakistani passport

One of my friend has an expired passport of Pakistan and living in UK. How will he be travelling back to Pakistan? Any letter he needs as renewing passport will take long time and he wants to travel ...
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Can I travel with a passport from a different country of nationality than the one declared when buying the plane tickets?

Assume you're buying flight tickets online to another country where you have to enter your passport details. To make things more complicated, with your current nationality you need a visa to that ...
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What are “consolidator” fares in airline travel?

Can someone explain what "consolidator" airfares are in the airline travel world, and how they differ from "normal" airline fares?
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Any direct international flights to MCX (Makhachkala, Ru) from Asia?

I would like to find out if there are any direct international flights to Makhachkala (Airport Uitash, MCX) from anywhere, ideally from Asia? Tried the airport website but there are timetables only ...