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

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In Aviation terms, what is a Ground Stop?

This week Boston Logan Airport had a Ground Stop issued, and with the network outages across America, some airlines had them too. What is one?
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Am I going to have trouble flying with a reversed name on the ticket?

I'm flying to Peru with my girlfriend next week and I realized that her name is incorrect on the reservation. Instead of Sally Marie Jones it's Jones Marie Sally. We're flying into Houston, then ...
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Will be returning to india with some gadgets, need to know on custom duty [duplicate]

I will be returning to india from UK. I will be bringing mobile phones and a laptop. 2 iPhone 5 (Used) 1 Samsung Galaxy S4 (new) 1 MacBook Pro 15" with retina display will I have to pay custom ...
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Where does Google Flights get its data from?

Has anyone ever booked a flight with Google Flights? I am just wondering where they get their prices and data from, and if I might find a cheaper flight by using something like Expedia or ...
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How to convince airport security that I am not dangerous when having metallic parts in my body?

I had an operation some time ago and now I have small screws in my shoulder which will not be removed anymore. When I decided to fly for vacation, I supposed that these will may bring me into trouble ...
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Traveling international from Peru with dual citizenship baby

My wife, son and I currently live in Lima, Peru. We're planning on taking a trip to Poland in June/July sometime. My son is an American/Peruvian dual citizen. We recently traveled to Chile, and when ...
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Why is buying an airline ticket from the company more expensive than from an aggregator like Skyscanner? [duplicate]

I mostly travel with StarAlliance - SAS since its offers fit my business needs the best. I have been using the Skyscanner website, but yesterday, I bought my ticket directly from the SAS website. I ...
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Does browsing ticket sites in incognito mode and/or from different IP's result in cheaper ticket prices?

I stumbled across a discussion yesterday where industry insiders share tips relating to their respective fields. Someone who works in e-commerce stated : "When purchasing items on the internet ...
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Using a Travel Agent for non-Complicated Travel

I am having issues figuring out the best way to go about booking travel for my honeymoon at the end of August (right in the middle of Labour Day weekend in order to add to the degree of difficultyl). ...
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Which meals are served on long flights and in what order?

I'm flying AMS - LAX (with KLM) next month and return a month later. I was wondering which meals would be served and in what order? Is there any logic behind it or does it depend on the choice of the ...
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Can you get back miles you didn't fly because you were rebooked on another Airline/Alliance?

I was recently due to fly on American Airlines, but my flights were cancelled at the last minute. They rebooked me on US Airways (not the same alliance), via a slightly different route, and I didn't ...
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Do I need to pick up my luggage and re-check it between Washington, DC and and Shanghai?

My flight is from Reagan National Airport (DCA) to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK, operated by American Eagle) then to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX, operated by AA) and then to ...
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How can you take advantage of an airline needing to bump people?

Relating to this question about overbooking and this one on being bumped, we know that sometimes an airline needs to bump people from the flight. In many cases when that happens, there's compensation ...
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What steps can you take to avoid being bumped from a flight?

Following on from this question about Overbooking, we know that airlines will often sell more tickets than there are seats on a plane, and from time to time they guess wrong and too many people ...
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What is overbooking (of flights), and why do airlines all seem to do it?

I know that they want to "fill every seat." If you take this LITERALLY, then you'd want to overbook, because of the statistical percentage of "no shows." That, of course, leads to "bumping" when more ...
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Would I delay flights, when not showing up for part of the journey?

This is a hypothetical question. Say you book a flight from A through B to C. For some reason or another, you choose not to board the last part of my trip. Would this create problems for other ...
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Is it possible for non-military travelers to fly above the speed of sound? [duplicate]

I know for example the Concorde flew faster than sound, but I believe the options are much more limited now. Is it possible to be in a plane that breaks the sound barrier, without having access to ...
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What is the fastest speed a passenger airplane flies at?

How fast does the world's currently fastest passenger plane fly (cruise speed)? Do any passenger planes fly faster than the speed of sound?
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When should you order tickets for an intercontinental flight when the return date is several months after the initial flight?

I have to fly from Norway to Hong Kong. This will take place near the end of August, and the return date will be the 22. December. When is it optimal to book tickets? How many days before the flight ...
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What is the cheapest and most direct route from the UK to Malawi?

I'm researching a trip to Malawi and I'm struggling to find direct flights. I'd be happy to travel from any UK city to anywhere in Malawi. I've only been able to find flights for around £900 with at ...
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Finding air-travel time between airports [closed]

I'm looking to write a program that will let me create a query of two US airports and return the flight time between them (probably an average flight time for A->B, since I recognise there can be ...
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What to do with hand luggage in airports?

I'm looking for general advice here, not specific to any airports. Many times in airports it's a hassle to drag around/carry hang luggage into the shops and places you're visiting. Especially when ...
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Multiple airline journey: do I have to check out/check in bags [duplicate]

I'm planning to buy a ticket from lufthansa. The first leg is operated by United Airlines and the second leg is a normal Lufthansa flight. I'm buying it from Lufthansa. Do I need to claim my luggage ...
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What does Ryanair do with airplanes in winter? [closed]

At FKB (Baden Airpark, Germany) summer timetable is now active, and frequency for virtually all Ryanair routes is much higher. This is a common pattern in general for Ryanair and other airlines in ...
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What's the longest take-off run of a commercial flight? [closed]

I listen to the Dr Karl podcast where in a recent one he stated the longest take off run was by a C-130 (Hercules) plane in Greenland a long while back (I gather it was some unusual condition and not ...
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What causes experts at sites like FlightFox to be so much cheaper than search engines?

I was looking at this: https://flightfox.com/contest/57321 And I checked the dates on Momondo, and it cost around $1400. (I only checked one set of dates though) The searcher expressed that they'd ...
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Is it allowed and advisable to transport beer in checked luggage? [duplicate]

I'd like to transport a six-pack of local beer from Canada to France. The amount of alcohol falls well below the amount I'm legally allowed to bring into Europe. My question concerns the logistics of ...
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Will I Need a Transit visa or ESTA for the US as a Canadian?

I'm a Canadian traveling from Toronto To Warsaw and I have connecting flights in New Jersey and Frankfurt. Will I need an ESTA or a Transit Visa?
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Is there a point where it would make more financial sense to charter a flight than to buy tickets?

Say you're going from point A to point B and the only [reasonable] way to get there is by airplane (eg an island to mainland). Pretend your group is LARGE (at least 12 people) Is there a breaking ...
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What options do you get on opaque flights other than the price limit?

I went to priceline.com and tried their opaque flight option. Once I entered the dates, the destination and the price limit, it asked for my credit card information. I then started reading about not ...
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Can you have extra long transit times to explore a city?

Say you're in transit in an airport in a country you're allowed to visit without a visa. Could you plan a trip with a 3 day stopover, and stay in the city for that period with your carry-on? This ...
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Are there any sites that let me book 7 or more multi-city flights?

I have a project that is requiring me to travel to seven different locations and I need to find a travel site that will allow me to book more than six multi-flights in order to accommodate for this ...
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Am I entitled to air passengers compensation if my flight was cancelled and I did not get a re-route?

Recently a flight was cancelled and I think I was mistreated. On the day, about 5 of the flights from the airport got cancelled, they claimed it was because of bad weather. I had to wait for two more ...
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5.5 hr layover in San Francisco International Airport enough time to visit city?

I'm flying Seattle, USA (SEA) -> San Francisco, USA (SFO) -> Frankfurt, Germany (FRA) -> Edinburgh, Scotland (EDI). In San Francisco Airport I have a 5.5 layover. Is it advisable to leave the ...
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What are the chances of success and the consequences of sneaking into business class?

I've read some people writing that they've seen people be caught sitting in First/Business class when they have economy class tickets. This was for international flights on big planes with several ...
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Checking-in bags to different destinations when flying with a layover

I am flying with an overnight layover with Swiss tomorrow. I am wondering, is it possible to check in one bag to Zurich only (so I have stuff for the night), and check another bag to the target ...
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Traveling to tomorrow/yesterday [closed]

This question always comes to my mind and I cannot find a logical answer to it. We all know that there are some hours differ in the time if we travel from east to west or from west to east. Suppose I ...
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Can I use regular headphones on transatlantic British Airways 747 flights?

I will soon be traveling transatlantic on a British Airways 747. I was hoping to use my over-the-ear headphones with their armrest entertainment system rather than the earbuds they provide. Does ...
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Seattle to Minneapolis - Cheapest flight option for the next 2 days? [closed]

So i need to travel this week to a state and return flight ticket is $800+. I obviously don't want to pay this much. Is there a way or "hack" by which i can get flight tickets for cheap? Flying from ...
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How can I contact 'lost and found' to in enquire on a lost laptop in Dubai Airport? [duplicate]

On 16th March 2013, I travelled via Dubai to Dallas. During the security checking at Dubai Airport, I put it in the belt and after that I forgot to to take it back. that I've filled up the online form ...
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How can I get from Cuenca, Ecuador to Arequipa, Peru?

I'll be making the trip somewhere near the 3rd week of June. How far ahead will I be able to book a flight? I'm ruling out bus trips due to the enormous distance. Also would it be better(cheaper) ...
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Will I be able to use United Airlines ticket that was paid by a credit card of my friend from USA?

I am from Europe, and I live in a country that is not listed on the United Airlines site as an option country to buy a ticket from, and I need a ticket from NY to SF (I will get to NY with a ticket I ...
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Ticket refund for a return ticket from Turkish Airways

I study in north Cyprus and I bought a refundable return ticket when coming here from Nigeria but I'm not going to be needing it because I won't be coming home at that date. Someone back home is ...
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The release date of the (cheap) airline tickets for a given day

I would like to book a return flight over the Christmas period from London to Warsaw, so I know it will be very expensive. At this time only a few airlines (mostly the regular ones, e.g. BA and LOT) ...
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Can I buy a ticket on United Airlines site if I am from Serbia?

I am from Serbia. I am buying a NY to SF ticket in advance on the United Airlines site, and I have just come to the payment stage with my Visa. But I am worried on how should I obtain the ticket ...
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Can I land in a different time zone before my take off time? [closed]

Theoretically, it should be possible to land before taking off (if you go on a fast enough airplane between two cities close to a time-zone boundary). Practically, are there any such flights, even if ...
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Is having multiple air travel loyalty programs possible?

I have an account at Flying Blue, but I've never used it (I just signed up online). Now I want an account at Asia Miles. Will it affect me in any way if I just leave the FB account dormant and sign ...
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Transferring luggage when taking another plane

I have flight where I need to move from airplane to another. Do I need to check out my luggage and then check it in again, or will it be automaticaly transfered to another plane?
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What kind of bag can I use to travel with a baby car seat?

I need to carry a baby car seat on an international air trip. The car seat's dimensions are 28.5 x 17.5 x 30.9 inches and it looks like this: I'm having trouble finding an appropriate bag for ...
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Are there direct flights from Moscow to Tenerife?

Are there direct flights from Moscow to Tenerife? If not, what is the best way to get there? I'm interested in Los Cristianos. As I understand it, regularly ships from the Spanish mainland go there?