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

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Where can I find and book plane tickets on date not on destination?

I have a holiday coming up and I would like to travel with the family somewhere. I have specific wishes regarding departure and arrival times, but the destination is less relevant. Where can I search ...
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Can I carry more luggage volumes with the same weight

I'm looking for information about how many items of luggage may I carry. Normally the airline companies say for example: The passenger can carry 2 items of luggage with a total of 30 kg. If I ...
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Passenger Name - Flight Booking Passenger only have First Name in Passport

I have bought Delhi-London return flights for 4 on Saudi Airlines. 2 of the passengers only have ‘First name’ in their passports, hence i have used the same in ‘First Name’ and ‘Last Name’ while ...
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Was it legal to restrict access to USA when holding a valid ESTA and visiting Canada for 6 months?

I try to find "legality" of following situation: Mom (75, Slovak citizen) was traveling from Slovakia to Vancouver (Kosice-Vienna-Newark-Vancouver). The reason was to stay as visitor in Vancouver for ...
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Travel to Italy Via Germany Using US Refugee Travel Document [duplicate]

I am leaving for a trip to Italy with a layover in Germany. I know that I don't need a visa for Germany, but would I be able to transfer into Italy without a Visa? I would have gotten it earlier, but ...
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Can I bring a skillet with me as a carry-on item?

My suitcases are very small (smaller than the maximum dimensions allowed for carry-on items), so I can't put my skillet inside and check the suitcase. I wonder if it is possible to take the skillet ...
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How to find a Thomas Cook flight number?

I need to find Thomas cook flight number from Manchester, UK to Dalaman, Turkey on September 21st and 22nd, 2013. Is there a tool to find flight numbers of past Thomas Cook airline flights?
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Emirates meals BHX to KUL via DXB

I am travelling in economy class on an Emirates 777-300ER from Birmingham (BHX) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) via Dubai (DXB) shortly. I would like to know what the meal choices and their general ingredients ...
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Travel agent took payment now wants more money or canceling flights?

I have an issue whereby I had flights booked with Delta through a travel agent flying from Sydney Australia to the US and back again. My situation changed whereby I needed to alter my flights and fly ...
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Wrong card holder entry

What will happen if i write a wrong CARD HOLDER name when buying a plane ticket? With my brother in-laws consent, I used his credit card to buy a plane ticket. For Card Holder, I put The Bank Name ...
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With a single-entry Schengen visa from Germany can I take a flight to Paris?

Is there any problem using a flight service between Schengen countries (with a single-entry Schengen visa)?
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Where does one go through customs when transferring in the EU/Schengen?

I am travelling from the USA to France, transferring in Spain. I am bringing pets (live animals) which need to be declared at customs. They travel in the cabin with me (not cargo). Both legs of the ...
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How to get to Mendocino CA from Seattle? [closed]

Options I know of are driving there, or flying to someplace where one might rent a car, and then driving. The closest place I know I can fly to is San Francisco, which is about 4 hours' drive away. I ...
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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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Why is it sometimes difficult to get a receipt for a flight [closed]

Although the majority of flights I book come with a receipt automatically emailed to my inbox, there are still several cases where I am provided with an itinerary but no receipt. Why would any ...
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Difference in first name on ticket vs. passport [duplicate]

I bought tickets onlines but by mistake there is a small difference in my names on ticket vs on my passport. It is Muhammad Usman Akram on my passport where as on ticket it is Usman Akram. Will this ...
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Who is responsible for flight delays caused by emergencies?

My mother-in-law is flying today from Tbilisi to London on Turkish Airlines with a transfer in Istanbul. This morning, there was an emergency in Istanbul airport whereby a plane landed there with an ...
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Can airport security find a waterskin?

From what I understand of the X-ray machines my hand luggage goes in, they are only able to reveal the shape of objects, especially if they are not made of metal or other X-ray-opaque material. So I ...
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Should I factor in Thanksgiving rush at Atlanta airport?

I have an evening flight on Thanksgiving (27th Nov) which departs at around 9 PM. I am usually in the (any) airport an hour before any (domestic/international) flight. However, I have never flown ...
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Finding connections list of US flights

Where can I find a list of connections of any flight from US to any place in the world, and prices? I would like to check whether it is cheaper to book the whole trip but to get off at the connection. ...
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Ryanair seating allocation

How does seating allocation work with Ryanair if travelling in a group of 6, checking in online and not opting for reserved seats?
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When are U.S.-bound flights required to confiscate liquids at the gate?

In a recent question, I found that the U.S. requires flights from Hong Kong that are bound for the U.S. to confiscate liquids in containers above 100 mL from carry-on luggage in a secondary screening ...
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Do you have a GPS signal on board of a plane?

Does anybody know if there is a GPS signal available on board of a plane with a common and normal GPS receiver?
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Why are airline passengers asked to lift up window shades during takeoff and landing?

I have always wondered why the windows shades have to be raised during take off and landing. I can't think of any safety issues by having a closed window.
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Flying to Europe with children: preparing for time change

I'm flying to Europe with my family this spring, which is my wife and I and two children (will be 2 and almost 4). We're flying Lufthansa, with flights like so: To Europe: 9:30pm (UTC-6) -> 2:30pm ...
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Food in hand luggage

I'm flying with Ryanair soon, and would like to take a small amount of food with me in my hand luggage. In general, what are the rules/restrictions on this? I know that there might be some safety ...
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Do you have to use the whole ticket [duplicate]

I have a round trip ticket from Mexico to London, this flight has a connection in Paris, we are currently in Paris. Do we need to go back to London or would we be able to board in Paris and just not ...
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Can I pre-purchase more luggage allowance on Qatar Airways flights?

Can I pre-purchase more luggage allowance on Qatar Airways flights? I am traveling with Qatar Airways from Stockholm, Sweden (ARN) to Bangkok, Thailand (BKK) and I will be carrying one additional bag ...
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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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What section of an airplane offers the smoothest ride?

I know in a bus, for instance, (well, at least on a school bus, when I traveled to out-of-town basketball games in high school) the farther back you are, the bumpier your ride tends to be. Is there a ...
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UK transit visa for Greek resident permit holder [duplicate]

I have called and mailed different offices including the UK embassy in Greece concerning this question, I have one office directing me to another in circle. Anyway, I have a 5years Greek resident ...
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I am American with passport having layover in Istanbul for 20 hours. Do I need Visa?

I will be staying over for 20 hour layover and I was wondering if I needed to get a visa in order to leave airport and visit the city. And if I need a visa do I apply for it while I'm on the layover ...
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Getting around Germany (flight / travel strategy) [closed]

So here is my plan to visit Germany & Romania as a USA native. USA or Newark EWR -> Bucharest, Romania (4 days) fly to -> somewhere in Germany (Munich or Berlin) (stay 10 days) ---- > fly back ...
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Flight rescheduled, what are my options?

A few weeks ago, I booked a flight with Transavia going back from Prague to Paris on the Wednesday 10th June 2015. Yesterday, I received an email saying "your reservation has been updated, click on ...
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Is there a way to find an aircraft's statistics?

Given a flight's tail-number, is there a way to search for the on-time statistics of that plane? So far I've only found ways to search for on-time statistics per route.
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Utili-key “knife” and airport inspection?

I own and carry a Swiss Tech Utili-Key 6-n-1 Multitool: I love it and carry it with me everywhere. My concern is: Would it be officially allowed in cabin (inside Schengen)? If not, what are the ...
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Air travel with a stoma (ileostomy or colostomy)

A stoma is a surgically inserted hole in your stomach through which urine and faeces can exit your body. It's part of the operation where your bladder or colon gets removed. There are approximately ...
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Any site for booking travel tickets for visa without paying?

I need to submit a travel itinerary in order to apply for Schengen Visa. Is there any site (like Expedia, Orbitz, etc) where I can book a round-trip flights for a week? In Orbitz, I can do it for 24 ...
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Airlines refusing check-in without return ticket

I recently heard that some airlines refuse to let you fly to Japan (from Europe), if you don't have a return ticket. Since it is possible to buy one-way tickets, I guess this is utter nonsense, but ...
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I pay triple the price originating a flight from US, (L.A.- Amsterdam) versus the opposite (Am-L.A) [duplicate]

I heard that the reason why we pay almost triple the price from a flight originating in the US is because the US charges over $700 in taxes on an international flight. How to avoid this?
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Want to go to Visit Russia but Can I board the plane from Delhi, India, instead of Dhaka Bangladesh?

I am a Bangladeshi National. Want to go to Russia but plane fare is about twice about 1200$ for 30 hrs of flight but from India it is only 600$. So can I go to India with an Indian visa then board ...
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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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Is it a good idea to go to the airport and ask for the next cheap flight to anywhere?

My girlfriend and I are living in Vancouver (BC, Canada). We have the project to directly go to the airport and buy the next cheap round-trip (return) flight ticket to go to any (relatively close) ...
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Does my Emirates flight from London to Dubai fly over Syria?

I wonder if anyone can help me. I am a very nervous flyer at the best of times, but I booked a week in Dubai not really thinking of the flight route. I am flying with Emirates and I am concerned that ...
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How to find and compare flights carried out by a specific type of plane?

I'd really like to fly with an Airbus A380. But how do I find and compare the price of flights that are carried out by specific kind of plane? I don't want to fly just anywhere; I plan to go from ...
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Ridiculous and unreasonable taxes for used electronic devices in europe [closed]

I'm a German national, and I have lived for the past 2 years in France. Like many people, I travel with my iPad, phone and MacBook; each of these items are over one and a half years old, bought in ...
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Passport information needed when booking an international flight

I tried booking a flight online and encountered some problems after entering all my information so I contacted a customer service agent online. She was in the process of making the booking for me, ...
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How to travel with a minor when you're not their parent?

I have a friend travelling and he will be taking his goddaughter to Disneyland Paris. She is a minor. What kind of documentation does he need to travel with her? (He is not officially her tutor or ...
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How do I create all-inclusive travel packages for a wedding?

My fiancée and I are planning a wedding in South America, and we'd like to make it as attractive and hassle-free as possible for our American guests to attend. To get them excited about the wedding, ...
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