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Will airlines compensate me if my entertainment system is not working?

In long haul flights, if I get a seat and after take off I found out that entertainment system is not working, I asked a flight attendant to change my seat but she apologized because there are no ...
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Long transit in Cairo (Egypt)

In a couple weeks, I will have a long layover in Cairo on a trip from Mumbai to Toronto. I get to Cairo on Sunday at noon and leave for Toronto on Monday at about 1 AM. I am travelling on EgyptAir ...
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Huge difference in price between online travel agents and airline website

I often notice this rather strange occurrence when searching for fares through Kayak (it may not be specific to Kayak but it is the tool I use the most). It is that, for the same flight, there is a ...
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Does a seat cushion help for 12+ hour flights?

Do padded seat cushions help when you are traveling on a plane for long periods? The type you'd buy for a car seat or something is what I'm talking about, or do plane seats have enough cushioning for ...
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Can I add more luggage after doing the on-line check-in in Ryanair?

I will be travelling with Ryanair in a few weeks. Currently I have a printer so I can do the check in and print the tickets. I am not yet sure if I will increase the weight in my luggage. I will only ...
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Last minute / standby air travel options in Asia?

I've seen a few questions about 'staff standby' tickets - where you get a cheap ticket with 'low priority' - eg, if there's an empty seat, you can fly. I call it "staff standby" because the ...
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Inaccurate information on multi-city search on Kayak

For the coming week, I am searching for flights out of either Ottawa, Montreal or Toronto going to any of the major cities in India (Bombay, Delhi, Bangalore). Kayak allows you to search for the best ...
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Taiwan maximum stay — on landing or passing immigration? [duplicate]

"Taiwan visa maximum stay clarification" confirms that for Taiwan visa exempt stay you start counting the number of days after the day of arrival (redundantly, as the information is available on ...
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Cheap flights in the Nuremberg area?

I've heard that the airport in Nuremberg is very expensive, so the cheap flight lines are preferring to fly from other airport nearby. Unfortunately, I've failed to remember the name of that other ...
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Airline compensation for non-specific delays with a US carrier

One of my cousin had to travel to Asia because of some emergency situation. I paid a huge price for the earliest available flight, but the airline (United) dropped him at the destination 12 hours ...
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What happened to lifting the liquids ban?

Last year there were lot of reports (example) on how air travel liquids ban will end soon (depending on report, anything between last quarter of 2012 and mid-2013). Obviously it did not happen. Is ...
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Travel to Australia without a visa but a grant

If I have a visa grant email from DIAC (Australian immigration dept) but do not have an Australian visa in my passport am I allowed to just travel with the grant email ? Will an airline even allow me ...
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What's the closest SCUBA spot to Chiang Mai?

What's the quickest way to go SCUBA diving from Chiang Mai, Thailand (CNX)? Time is a bigger factor than money, but both 'count'. I was thinking of going to Koh Tao, but all the flights seem to be ...
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Travel insurance for flight cancellation

I know this is a stupid question, I am travelling to Colorado this Friday to see my Uncle, but he has to go to other place due to some work issues. My flight ticket is non refundable and it costs ...
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How can I purchase duty free liquids if I'm connecting through the US?

I have seen both Duty-free liquids on a connecting flight in the US and Can I connect through the USA with liquid duty-free purchases? but as the situations are different, I'm not sure whether they ...
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Is it okay to board only the second flight of a return ticket? The return ticket is much cheaper than buying one way [duplicate]

I was browsing flight price at Singapore Airlines website, and a one-way flight from SIN to SFO cost this much: That's quite expensive. I tried browsing around and found that a return flight from ...
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Experience taking iMac on plane as carry-on [duplicate]

I will be flying from Halifax to Calgary (for any non-Canadians, its about 4500km, 5 hour flight) a couple weeks from now, and need to bring my new iMac with me. The reason I say 'new' iMac is ...
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Is it possible to take a desktop PC as carry-on luggage?

I am moving from Egypt to the Netherlands and I need to take my PC with me. I won't be taking the monitor, just the case, but I'm wondering what the best way would be. Am considering taking it as ...
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Do minors need ID to fly in the US?

Are minors (under 18) required to have photo identification when traveling in the U.S?
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Will I have to pick up my luggage and recheck it if I have booked a connection with to different tickets separate airlines?

Will I have to pick up my luggage and recheck it if I have booked a connection with to different tickets separate airlines? I will be flying from England to the US (on one ticket) and continuing on ...
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Overnight layover in New York airports

I have a flight with Iberia from Spain coming into JFK (New York - JF Kennedy) Terminal 7 at 9:15pm, and because of a change of plans I need to book a flight to Atlanta from there. However, there are ...
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Flying around the world: Which direction is best? [closed]

If I want to fly around the world, should I travel west or east? I keep getting confused about the effects of shorter days or longer days and can never figure out the dateline correctly.
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Transit in US airport

I shall arrive at Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) by Emirates flight to catch a united airlines flight to Detroit after 3.5 hours. What steps shall I have to go through? Is the connection time enough? ...
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Are there any airlines that allow electronic cigarettes?

Unfortunately, I am a smoker. In the 20th century things were easier and many airlines allowed smoking onboard which is almost impossible now. Anyway the electronic cigarettes were introduced few ...
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Are there any secrets or tricks to flying for free (or almost free)?

I've heard unverified stories of people who wait around at airports until there is a vacant spot on a flight where they want to go, and then get on for insanely cheap. I would also imagine that it is ...
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Recommended airline to Bogota, Colombia and Rio-de-Janeiro, Brazil [closed]

Will be traveling to Bogota, Colombia and Rio-de-Janeiro, Brazil for a business trip in the month of August. I have the flexibility of making either Rio or Bogota as my port-of-entry into South ...
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If your plane gets diverted by a government's order, who is responsible for your missed connection?

The Bolivian President's plane just got diverted by ATC as they suspected Edward Snowden was on board. That's a private plane and it's annoying, but he can probably deal with it. If it happened to ...
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Is there a risk with flights stopping off in Russia?

Here is a thought experiment... Assume one wants to go from the EU to Japan. There will of course be different carriers (and paths) available to choose from, and usually there will be a stopover in ...
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Two people travelling from different departures to the same destination?

My girlfriend and I are living apart for a few months due to work. However my sister is having a wedding in September in the UK that we're both going to. I'm trying to find flights where we can meet ...
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Are international transfer zones typical around the world?

Most, if not all, European airports have international transfer zones, meaning that if you don't have to pass customs and immigration check of the country the airport is located in. On the other hand ...
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Reason for non-refundable ticket [closed]

What are the reasons airlines have for non-refundable tickets? A non-refundable ticket usually has a lower price, but what harm does it do if a customer asks for a refund? Not refunding a ticket 1 or ...
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What options exist for under 150 Euro to travel from Brussels, Belgium to Tignes, France?

I wanted to go for skiing from July 10, 2013 to July 15, 2013 at Tignes, France. I live in Leuven, Belgium but boarding a carrier from Brussels is also fine. I have search for numerous options bus ...
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Transport frozen mother's milk by plane

What's the best way to transport multiple bags (~40 bags) of frozen mother's milk by air within the US? By best, I mean: a way to transport it without damaging the milk or pissing off the TSA. It's ...
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Are there charter flights between Australia and New Zealand that you can join?

I don't mean chartering my own flight, but like someone else mentioned that socialflights does in the US, I was wondering if something similar existed for trans-Tasman flights.
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Bundling together items to meet baggage allowance?

Some airlines allow only 1 item as your baggage allowance. If you are travelling with two or my items of checked luggage, and their combined weight is still below the weight limit, do airlines ...
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Is it possible to fly near/over Mount Everest?

There is already a question about getting to the top of Mount Everest without hiking too far but what I want is a little bit different. I am looking for a flight (regular or tourist ). I don't want to ...
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Someone else is booking international ticket for me using their credit or debit card. Do they need to be present physically at the time of check in?

If someone else is booking international ticket for me using his credit or debit card, does he need to be present physically at the time of check-in? Suppose I am coming back from Singapore to my ...
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What is the fuel surcharge?

Reading on the web about the "Fuel Dumping" trick made me aware of the fuel surcharge, one of several possible charges being added to the base price of a flight. In order to understand the trick ...
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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 comprised of several connecting flights, then leaving the airport at a stop, possibly even "hopping ...
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Why is the baggage allowance on flights to/from Brazil more generous?

It seems that it is common that the baggage allowance on flights to Brazil is more generous (both in number of pieces and weight) than to other countries. In fact many airlines, have a specific ...
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How to transport baby/toddler car seat with Transavia?

I'll be traveling with 11 month baby on lap. According to Transavia guidlines, this means that I can take following: 1 piece of hold luggage with a max. weight of 10 kg, such as a suitcase, ...
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Number of checked bags when travelling - domestic leg United and international leg by Jet Airways [duplicate]

I am travelling from CVG-EWR-BOM-MAA and returning from MAA-BOM-EWR-SDF. I bought the tickets from Jet Airways (India). The domestic leg, CVG-EWR and EWR-SDF are on United Airlines (No code-share). I ...
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Changing a non flexible non refundable ticket

I have an international flight ticket from Emirates of which I took the first segment. I'd like to change the return segment. I called Emirates. The operator told me that I have to pay and extra ...
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Travel Companion Programs?

I recently found out about these travel companion programs. Basically, they let you have someone flight with you for free. The second person usually needs to pay the taxes and surcharges. My question ...
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How to fly cheaply one-way in South America?

I'm looking to book a flight from Lima, Peru to Rio De Janero, Brazil (or possibly Sao Paulo), but I only want a one-way flight, as I will be flying to Paris when I leave Brazil. The cheapest I can ...
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Domestic flight in Australia, without passport

Will it typically be possible to fly domestically in Australia with just e.g. a UK driver’s license as ID? I’ll be travelling to/from Australia on my Australian passport, but while I’m there, I’m ...
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Flying stand by from US to Europe — is it still worth it, and if so, how to do it?

The title summarizes my question pretty well. Basically, I'm looking for a cheap way to fly from California to Europe (Germany, preferably). Since I have to fly this route several times a year, and ...
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Can Somebody travel with their gun internationally?

If somebody is a US Resident, owns a Semi auto Glock. Has local Permit to carry a concealed weapon. What if this person wanted to fly with this hand gun internationally with him for his personal ...
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Is it safe to check in luggage one day before at airport?

Some airlines allow you to check-in luggage at airport a day before travel. This far I haven't been using that option because the risk of lost luggage concerns me. Is my concern valid? To be more ...
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Can I fly domestically in the US using my university ID?

Okay, so I'm an international Student here in the US. and My passport is being renewed right now. And I have to fly to Seattle in a week. So I was wondering if my university ID will suffice for a ...