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

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Will I fit in a first class airplane seat?

I am 655 pounds (297kg) and 6 feet 4 inches (193cm) tall. Will I fit in a first class seat? I want to be able to take my wife of 15 years on a honeymoon and will likely need to fly to go anywhere ...
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Lounge access at Marrakech airport

Does Marrakech airport (RAK) have any lounge access where I can purchase a pass? I've had a look and could find a British Airways one, but as I'm flying RyanAir, I doubt I'd be able to get in and I ...
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When I purchase flights with an online travel agent, is there an “e-ticket” I must print out?

I've always bought my tickets through travel agents in the past but this time I've bought two flights on two different websites. Now in the emails they've sent me there is my itinerary but also quite ...
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Is it safe to check in a telescope in its original packaging?

I live in India, and I'm visiting the US soon. I'm thinking of buying a telescope in the US, and checking it in, in its original packaging. The hope is that if the telescope survived the domestic ...
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Are the Schengen “airport transit visa” even checked?

I was reading about Schengen transit visas today, and in an answer I saw that Schengen requires some people to have an airport transit visa. This visa is apparently for entering the international ...
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How to enforce transit points during flight booking to avoid transit visas? [closed]

I am using skyscanner to search for international flights. It is an outstanding app, but when searching for flights from India to Cayman Islands it only shows connections through USA and UK. Why are ...
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Are there any tricks to book multi-city international flights?

Generally, multi-city air fares are much higher than round trip fares. Let's say I'm getting these flights (A->B->C->B->A) and I am staying in first B and C. It is actually a round trip with ...
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Splitting up an airline booking? [duplicate]

I booked an American Airlines ticket Newark --> Philadelphia --> Pittsburgh since it was cheaper than direct Philadephia --> Pittsburgh. I would like to simply get on at Philadelphia (I am traveling ...
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How to go 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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If a carry-on luggage is placed in the baggage hold, is the passenger entitled to some compensation?

Sometimes flight attendants force passengers to put their carry-on luggage in the baggage hold, in case there is no more space in the cabin. In that situation, is the passenger entitled to some ...
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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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Why aren't there cube-shaped suitcases or bags?

This is for check-in baggage, not carry on. A cube would maximise the volume while complying with the 62-inch limit on the length + width + height. It would be 20.7 inches along each side. It will ...
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My flight is changed to include an overnight layover, can I claim compensation from airline?

I booked a flight a few months ago using an online booking agent (cheaptickets) from Zhangjiajie (China) to Chiang Mai (Thailand). The flight details were as followed: 9h50 Zhangjiajie - 11h25 ...
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What disadvantages in not queueing early to board Ryanair flight?

When a flight is about to board, many people queue at the gate long before it opens, even though seat numbers have already been assigned. What disadvantages are there in sitting until the gate is ...
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Completing second leg of travel on a different day

Has anyone had experience booking a flight through a middle city (B) that costs less than a flight from (A) to (C), or from (A) to (B) + (B) to (C), and then interrupted the flight midstream, asking ...
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How long does travel toothpaste last?

Let's say I'm going on a week-long trip and I'm hoping to bring only one small travel-sized tube of toothpaste (25 g) with me. Usually I just bring a normal-sized toothpaste but since the trip is ...
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Laws governing a plane in flight

The following question: Flying over country from which you are deported made me think of a more general scenario. An airline registered in country A and having an aircraft registered in the same ...
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Low cost airfare for each country [closed]

I'm planning to travel with my best friend this summer and I was wondering if any of you guys know a website that list low cost airfare for each country?
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How long does it take to get transit Visa for travel through Canada?

I hold Indian passport and travelling from US to India via Canada. I know Transit Visa is required in my case. However my agent warned that getting transit visa maybe delayed or it may get rejected. ...
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Old Flight numbers (2011) [duplicate]

I am trying to find out a thomas cook flight number which was supposed to fly out of tenerife to UK (Manchester?) on friday 25th feb 2011 but did not go till saturday 26th.
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What would happen if you miss the bag drop-off deadline and it's kind of the airline's fault for bad ground service? [closed]

I turned up at the airport today in what I would consider moderate but not great (since the train was late) time: 35 minutes before bag drop-off closed. 75 minutes before departure. To cut a long ...
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Qantas MEL-SYD-SCL: is the first leg international or domestic

I know checked luggage goes straight through, but how long in advance do I need to be at the Melbourne airport?
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Why is SCL-AKL slower than SYD-SCL? [duplicate]

How is it that the estimated duration of a SYD-SCL flight (7060 miles) on a 747-400 (cruise speed Mach 0.85) is 12:40, but SCL-AKL flight (6011 miles) on a 787-8 (same cruise speed) takes 13:20. My ...
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I have a 12-hour layover in Istanbul. Will I be able to leave the airport to do some sightseeing in the city?

I'm flying to Barcelona from Israel via Istanbul. The layover in Istanbul is 12 hours, and I'm thinking about leaving the airport and entering the country for a couple of hours. Would that be ...
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Do I need a transit visa for layover in Italy? [duplicate]

I am flying from Chicago to Istanbul and my flight will layover in Rome for an hour and a half. I am holding a US green card and am traveling with Iraqi passport. I am not sure if I will require an ...
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Getting out of the Istanbul airport on a 22-hour layover - luggage issue

I'm planning to fly through Istanbul with Turkish airlines and would have a 22-hour layover there. Would it be possible to exit the airport without retrieving my luggage? Do I have to specifically ...
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How can I deal with people asking to switch seats with me on a plane?

I'm sixteen years old, and I have mild claustrophobia so I always travel in the aisle seat. However, I'm constantly asked (not politely) by others to change seats with them. Since I usually travel ...
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Can I reschedule a Non refundable international Flight ticket (AirFrance+Jet Airways; Barcelona-Pairs-India) with minimal additional charges?

I'm traveling from Barcelona back to India in August. The following are my flight details, as I'd planned this trip long back- I'd gone ahead and booked a non refundable ticket (which was the only one ...
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What is the meaning of the expiration date on a Delta voucher?

My parents were issued vouchers for a specific dollar amount towards future travel on Delta as compensation for volunteering to switch to a different flight in an overbook situation. The vouchers have ...
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Why do return flight costs vary depending on the country of origin?

I had planned for my wife, daughters and I to take a holiday from our home in China to the UK for a few weeks in July. Usually, when people visit us in China from the UK, the cost is around £450 to ...
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Request an earlier flight if original flight is overbooked at the airport?

This has now happened twice to me. As a result of travel times etc, I have arrived considerably earlier than necessary at an airport with multiple opportunities to fly earlier than booked. ...
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Do I need to claim baggage for customs at ICN layover [closed]

My daughter is traveling from DFW to LAX then LAX to ICN (Incheon, Korea) then from ICN to ULN(Mongolia). Does she needs to pick up baggage at ICN to recheck in for ULN and how long the process to ...
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Do the maximum allowed dimensions for baggage include the handles?

I'm flying soon and have been given a maximum carry on bag dimension of 14 inches x 9 inches x 22 inches (23 x 35 x 56 cm), and the body of my luggage exactly fits those dimensions. If the handles ...
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How strict is Wizz Air about the 'small' luggage size restriction? [closed]

The official WizzAir rulebook says: Small cabin bags (up to 42x32x25cm) can be carried for free However rules are frequently a bit more relaxed, as evidenced by Ryanair's baggage sizer. How ...
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Is it possible to visit the cockpit after the plane arrives? (commercial flight only)

I've been told by my friend (who is on an aviation academy for becoming a pilot), that it's possible to visit the cockpit if you agree with the flight attendants (and of course they ask the pilot). ...
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Norwegian booking cancellation

I booked a flight from Oslo to Helsinki and I want to cancel it! How can I do that, and will I have to pay extra charges?
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Can I get off a plane at connecting flight? [duplicate]

I know this may be considered hidden-city ticketing and airlines have qualms with the practice, but since it's technically not illegal I was wondering if I bought a ticket from Chicago to Moscow with ...
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How can I get a different seat after boarding a flight?

There is always this thrill of boarding a plane. "Where am I sitting" or more importantly who is sitting in close proximity to me. If it turns out to be a disappointment, reseating is often not an ...
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Is nail polish and / or nail polish remover prohibited?

I am based in the US. I am preparing to move out, and am thinking of giving some nail polish and polish remover to some people who will be visiting me before my move, since they will have more use for ...
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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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Arriving at Newark from Europe, have ESTA, how long should it take to go through immigration and customs?

I'll arrive at EWR on a Sunday at 12:30 and I'll have to book a shuttle transportation to my hotel. At what time should I book the pick up ? One hour is probably too short, especially if my flight ...
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Check-in when travelling with two different companies

I will soon travel with 2 different companies, is it possible to check in and recieve both boardings in the airport of my first destination (i.e. book seats of both flights and get both boardings as ...
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Is it rude to sit next to a passenger if other seats are available?

I once traveled business-class in Qatar Airways. I am not sure about their seating policy. I was, however, able to choose my seat while I got my online boarding pass. So, after I got in to the plane ...
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Transit visa for Delhi to Dublin via Schengen [duplicate]

Do I need a transit visa, I am travelling Delhi to Zurich (Switzerland) and Zurich to Dublin and Dublin to Frankfurt and Frankfurt to Delhi. Ticket already booked but only have Ireland visa. No ...
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Non-EU spouse of EU citizen traveling to UK for tourism purpose! [closed]

Can I travel to England with my wife who is an EU citizen for a tourism purpose?
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Do I require a transit visa? [duplicate]

I'm an Indian citizen. Traveling between New Delhi and Toronto via London. Do I require a transit visa for UK although I'll not be leaving the airport.
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Packing sensitive electronics for flight

My girlfriend is flying from to Missouri later this month to visit her family. Her sister, in Missouri, wants her to bring her game consoles so they can play games together. She will also be visiting ...
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Will my Luggage go all the way even if Im not on the plane?

My boyfriend and I are going to take the flight Lima (Peru) - Madrid (Spain) (1 hour layover) - London Heathrow (3 hours layover) - Stockholm Sweden. Our booking was made through Iberia and the whole ...
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How do I book flights Boston area to St. Thomas to Seattle to Boston area? [duplicate]

How do I book flights Boston area to St. Thomas to Seattle to Boston area? Which site allows me to put in this A to B to C to A itinerary for cost and convenience comparisons?