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

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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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What does the flight jargon “fare class” actually mean? Is it the same as either “fare basis (code)” or “travel class”?

I just added a tag for fare-class since I saw a question about them and thought it's a frequent enough topic in air travel even though I didn't know exactly what it was. I guess it's something more ...
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What is the minimum time to consider with a connecting flight in the USA?

Given the extensive time taken for immigration formalities in the US, what is the shortest time to consider between connecting flights in the US, when coming from abroad? Until now I have always ...
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Can I determine upgrade eligibility if I know the fare class?

I have frequent flyer status with Turkish Airlines which gives me Star Alliance Gold status. Using Kayak to search for flights, I want to know, prior to purchasing a ticket, that I am able to upgrade ...
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Determine Cathay Pacific fare class

I recently flew with Cathay Pacific in economy and now Qantas is rejecting my frequent flyer point claim. Is there a way to check which fare class I bought based on my e-ticket?
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Airport options for trip to Genoa and Verona

I am planning a trip to northern Italy. I will start it with two days of Giro d'Italia in and around Genoa and then I will move on to Verona for a javascript conference. I was thinking that flying to ...
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Paying for an on hold airline ticket without an itinerary receipt or confirmation number

I wasn't able to print my itinerary receipt in Cebu Pacific and my status was still on hold, I clicked something and my itinerary receipt disappeared. I don't even know my confirmation number so I ...
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Can one travel with xerox copy of photo iD [duplicate]

My mother in law forgot her original PAN Card. She has a photocopy of the same. Can she fly in domestic airline with this Photocopy of PAN Card? She has her flight tomorrow i.e. on 5 April from ...
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Noise reduction inside airplane [duplicate]

How can I reduce the noise inside an airplane? I am thinking of something like a headphone however I don't know what is the name of those headphone, the one that specially some workers in the loud ...
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How do I book a one-way ticket from Paris (CDG) to Toronto (YYZ) from Paris?

I'm Canadian and I want to know what my options are of booking a one-way ticket in Paris without a printer & how to actually get the physical ticket in hand. What are the most efficient & ...
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How to get compensation on cancelled flight? [closed]

I had booked a flight to New York from London which get cancelled due to crew shortage and I had been informed after reaching at airport. It is a non-refundable ticket. I have checked for compensation ...
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What is the easyjet hand luggage weight limit?

I am looking for Easyjet hand luggage weight limit. As far as I remember they don't have one. I found a few blogs stating the same. I also checked their website and I didn't find any reference. Is ...
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Is there room for a rollaboard in a CRJ-200 overhead bin?

I've got a flight coming up on a CRJ-200. I know this is a smaller plane — is there room in the overhead bin for a rollaboard? I usually prefer to fly with carry-on luggage, even paying the upgrade so ...
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Is there a guarantee that flightfox.com will be cheaper than other booking methods?

Recently, I tried to use flightfox, as I have read that they are much cheaper than other websites. Before proceeding with my booking however, I was faced by the fact that I had to pay a $49 fee before ...
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Pls help me giving information [duplicate]

I am about to travel Chennai,India from usa - carrying wrist watches ( number-15) as marriage gifts from usa to India ,Chennai - total cost will be around ( INR 30,000 -35,000) Pls let me know ...
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Is it easy to enter the UK multiple times on the same Business Visitor Visa?

I got a business visitor visa, sponsored by a company, for a 4-5 day visit. The visa was provided for a period of 6 months, with multiple entry possible. First, what should I carry with me when ...
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How good are Aeroflot's current safety and performance standards?

Aeroflot has historically had a poor safety record with over 100 reported accidents and fatalities running into thousands. It seems, however, that these petered out towards the mid-90s. How good is ...
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Greek Blue Paper

I am going to travel to UK, I have a Greek blue paper that is my residence, I am a student in Greece. I am South American Citizen with a valid visa for UK. If I travel to UK would I be able to ...
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Batteries in baggage / cabin baggage (US Airways)

I am pretty sure this is a long discussed topic but anyhow I am a bit confused on how to pack my baggages for a 3 weeks trip into the US from Germany with US Airways. I want to have the following ...
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If I know a flight is delayed can I turn up late for check-in at the airport?

This is the scenario: I have tickets booked for a 13:40 scheduled flight with Emirates. I need to check bags in so plan to be at the airport at the advised 2 hours before flight departure (11:40) but ...
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Funding friend's visit to UK from USA

My girlfriend who lives in the US wants to visit me in the UK for a couple of weeks. I will be funding her while she stays here and I'm a bit worried she'll have a problem when she arrives and goes ...
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What do Amadeus GDS itinerary header codes mean?

I have few questions on Amadeus itinerary header lines --- TST RLR MSC RLP --- RP/BOMVS1234/BOMVS1234 HZ/SU 7NOV12/1027Z ...
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Travel from Europe to Asia tickets

my family will be visiting me in Japan soon and we plan to make a trip to South Korea too. So they would be coming from France to Japan, then from Japan to Korea, then Korea to Japan and from Japan ...
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Does Ryanair serve alcohol on short flights?

I'm flying from Dublin to London with Ryanair. I'm just wondering if anyone knows whether or not Ryanair will be serving alcohol on such a short flight?
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Where can we find information about the cause of a flight's delay?

Having experienced a few flight delays on my own, I'd like to know if there is some source of precise information about the delay (including up-to-date estimations of the delay and causes). So far it ...
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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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Is tipping a flight attendant acceptable? [duplicate]

This article is full of supposed "secrets" that most everyone knows about flying. But one thing it mentions is: 14. Tipping could go a long way. My girlfriend is a flight attendant. NO ONE ...
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What can you do about being forced to sit next to a very large passenger?

My mum is up in arms about that fact that she sat next to a (very) obese gentleman on her flight causing sufficient discomfort for her to grab the cabin jumpseat in cruise. The flight was a ...
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What are possible reasons for this strange flight pattern?

Recently, I was on a flight from Montreal to Vancouver. We were somewhere between Calgary and Vancouver when we started to fly strange manoeuvres: The whole flight can be seen on FlightAware. We ...
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I am flying Mexico-Frankfurt but I connect flights in Houston, do I need a special permit if I already have a visa [duplicate]

I am flying Mexico-Frankfurt but I connect flights in Houston, do I need a special permit if I already have a visa? I can't remember if I had to get one on my past travels. Thanks!
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How safe is it to fly with Ryanair?

We all know how great it feels when we find a cheap flight via Ryanair, but are you actually getting what you paid for? Recently I've heard stories about Ryanair's reputation when it comes to safety ...
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Why do we fasten seatbelts for turbulence?

I have a hard time imagining turbulence strong enough to throw people out of their seats or flip an airliner upside down. Does this sometimes happen? Is there some other reason we wear seatbelts ...
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Airlines with an emigrating allowance?

Was debating putting this on expats.SE, but it's more about the travel part, so here goes. A friend is emigrating with their family and they have heard some airlines have an 'emigration allowance' - ...
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Is it cheaper to buy flights from abroad?

I want to buy flights from the UK to Europe in the peak of the Summer season. Naturally they are very expensive. But I got to wondering, is it ever cheaper to buy tickets online from another country ...
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Baggage through Check-in and transit visa requirements

I'm Ayush Gogia from India. I am travelling from New Delhi to Calgary. I have 2 stopovers at Dubai and London Heathrow. I have booked my journey on a single ticket but multiple airlines. New Delhi to ...
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We are having a stop over for a little less than 24hours in Mumbai, do we need a visa?

We will be flying with Jet Airways from Nairobi to Mumbai to Singapore and then Melbourne. Our flight stops in Mumbai for 23hrs 45mins. We are an Australian family with young children so don't want to ...
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Expired visa, can I still fly inside US without risk?

I am a foreigner and my student visa expired last month. I do have an American drivers license valid til the end of 2016. Can I still fly inside of US without being afraid they will check my papers ...
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What countries can I transit on my way to Kenya without requiring a visa?

I am a usa resident with a Kenya passport what countries can I transit on my way to Kenya without requiring a visa for the country I transit through?
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Can an airline operate a flight on the same route with the same flight number twice in one day?

Can an airline operate with two flights in one day to the same destination with the same flight number for example DUBAI to MUSCAT ETD 0400Z SSV 221 and DUBAI MUSCAT ETD 1300Z SSV 221
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Practical food to take on flight without anything served?

It seems that my local airline had really cut down on feeding passengers lately. Last time they only had food for sale (despite flight booking mentioning a meal). And what little they had sold out ...
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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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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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Booking a flight in the airport right before departure

I'll be making a trip through Thailand and I only have 18 days. I already booked a flight to Chiang Mai and a flight from Bangkok back home. I'm also going to book a flight from Bangkok to Ko Samui ...
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Daily alerts for cheapest flights anywhere at any given time?

You can search for flights from your location to "Everywhere" in Skyscanner.net. And the system will show you the cheapest flights first no matter the destination or date. Every day prices change, so ...
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Reliable, Free Flight Alert Website allowing multiple route combinations

Does anybody know of a website that gives reliable flight alerts for low fares? Ideally, I would like it to : Be free Allow alerts on routes (ex. MXP - TXL), or from city to city (Milan - Berlin). ...
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How can I get the most out of darjeelin.com?

This afternoon I posted a trip on darjeelin.com, and after 4 hours, received no offers for a cheaper flight. I, however, found a flight option for $100 less during the same time period, and since ...
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Entry permit to italy with polish national visa [duplicate]

I have Polish National Visa valid for one year. D type, multi entry. But I haven't gone to Poland yet, because I had to go to one project, which got rejected its financial part, so I didn't go there ...
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Traveling from Ireland to UK on a South African passport? [duplicate]

I have dual nationality ie a British and a South African passport. My British passport has expired I will be renew once in in the UK. I will be travelling from South Africa, into Dublin and onto ...
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Why is Mumbai - London - Dallas - Denver more expensive than Bangalore - Mumbai - London - Dallas - Denver? [closed]

I tried looking for a flight from Bangalore to London and London to Denver. Bangalore to Mumbai. 16 hour layover. Mumbai to London. London to Dallas. Dallas to Denver. ----- 48K When I searched for ...