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

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Strange knob on airplanes?

I have noticed this strange knob on flights typically near the video screen (in this case on the right and is underneath the USB port). Is there a use to this knob or is it just a component which ...
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Can I buy two one way tickets for a trip?

I'm flying to South Africa from New Zealand for a holiday and I would like to know if I can buy a one way ticket there and a one way back as the flights are slightly cheaper and better
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Why does connecting flight need a security check at connection airport?

I'm just wondering why when flying with connection flights, when I come at the connecting airport, straight from the arrivals and to the departures, why do I have go through a security check. Since ...
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Why Airfares vary from One Airline company to another? [closed]

I tried to book a ticket in British Airways but because of the 'Fare' i opted Fly emirates. I know this might sound dumb, but is it due the availability of 'Gas' in particular nation. For example if i ...
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Why does EasyJet require my ID details in advance?

I truly wonder why does EasyJet need to know my ID details in advance for my flight from Prague to London: It is a requirement of UK customs? If so, why haven't I been asked this information for my ...
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Need to travel Tokyo in layover. Do I need transit visa? [duplicate]

I am traveling through Narita airport and have layover of 9 hours. I am Indian citizen with US F1 visa. This is morning time and I want roam around Tokyo. Do I need transit visa to go out from ...
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International travel with parrots

We (two people) live in the US and we have two cockatiels. We will eventually move to a different country (air travel). This question is about how to execute the move in a way that is safe for the ...
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What does “SSSS” on my boarding pass mean?

When I checked in for my American Airlines flight from Costa Rica back to the States, I noticed that my boarding pass had "SSSS" printed across the top left corner. Nobody else in my party had this ...
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Cheap way to get from Israel to Hong Kong

I want to fly from Tel Aviv to Hong Kong. I searched Kayak and so on. I wonder: Do travel agents have cheaper offers which I cannot find on the Internet? Is there any cheaper way to get near ...
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Am I allowed to bring whey protein from the US to Canada in my carry on baggage?

I will be soon visiting the US, and I was wondering if I am allowed to buy a n=brand new Whey protein tub (5lb) and put in my carry on. It is a small trip and I usually just travel with my carry on ...
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Am I allowed to carry a microscope from Canada to a country that is a EU member?

I use the microscope as an amateur biologist. I usually travel with KLM airlines, but I could travel with any company if needed. I did not find anything that could interdict one to carry a microscope ...
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Travelling with 2 check-in bags

I am looking for a solution to carry 2 check-in (around 50 lbs each) roller bags to airport. Since I am alone its hard to pull both at same time. Options I think I have: Use taxi and pay him around ...
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Luggage allowance on Turkish Airlines

I will be flying with Turkish Airlines in a couple-weeks' time from London via Istanbul to Tbilisi. When I booked the tickets on their website, there was a note to "check the baggage allowance ...
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What do I lose by not booking flights through a travel agent?

I take quite a lot of flights for both business and pleasure, and although I typically book my business flights through a (corporate-mandated) travel agent, I always book my personal flights directly ...
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Where is the safest place in an airplane? [duplicate]

Is there such a thing at all? I feel the front is dangerous because it may hit the ground first. I also feel that near the wings is not safe because they are fuel tanks.
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Flying on third party booked tickets

My cousin has booked international flights for me with BA through Expedia. I have an email confirmation that is my e-ticket for printing. Do I need to contact either BA or Expedia before I try to ...
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What's the typical microclimate in the aircraft passenger cabin?

When preparing for a commercial jet flight it'd be nice to know how warm my clothes should be so that I don't freeze after sitting for several hours in say +16 degrees Celsius (61 degrees Fahrenheit). ...
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Flying with a baby, changing diapers onboard

Babies do require a nappy change more frequently when they are few weeks old, I am wondering is it a problem to change the diapers onboard? Do I have to worry about health issues when using ...
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What if my boarding pass name does not match perfectly with my id card? [duplicate]

My surname is LO and my given name is Kei Cheung Arthur while my boarding pass name only shows that I am Arthur LO. Will it affect my boarding?
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Begin a flight itinerary with a transfer [closed]

I'd like to fly to a hub (Hong Kong) on a budget airline with no partnerships. From there, I have just one hour to board the leg to Tokyo via ANA. Both airlines are operating from the same terminal, ...
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Cheapest flight to anywhere at any given time

I'm looking to take a spontaneous trip for a long weekend. The date is flexible and the destination can be anywhere in the world. Is there a site that would allow me to search airfares within a date ...
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Things to keep in mind booking ARNK international tickets [closed]

I'm planning a Europe trip with my fiance and we're interested in booking our flights from and returning to the same city (Brisbane, Australia) but arriving in London and then departing from Rome - ...
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Cannot book individual leg of multi-leg flight on flight search engine

I am trying to book a flight from A => C on flightnetwork.com. I find a flight at a good price but with a 20 hour layover in B. B is a nice city so I thought since my schedule is flexible I would ...
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How to deal with future uncertainties when booking an airfare

I often run into this problem on intercontinental flights. I have to book a ticket and I am not sure about the return date, which might be after 2-6 months. So I set the return date based on what I ...
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Electronic Devices and airport security checks [duplicate]

I have seen recently that the US and UK have announced that all 'electronic devices' will have to be 'powered up' before allowing them on board a plane, I believe for the UK it's on all flights though ...
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Possible reimbursement for missed connection due to gate change

I was traveling from Chicago (ORD) to Mumbai (BOM) with a connection at Frankfurt (FRA). The layover was a little less than 4 hours at FRA. I had a boarding pass with no gate assigned (this is quite ...
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What would a Memphis to Los Angeles round trip have cost in 1963? [closed]

I'm doing research for a novel. I need to know the approximate cost for airfare (American Airlines?) from Memphis to Los Angeles, round trip anytime in 1963.
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Which airplane of the KLM flew from PBM to AMS on January 19th 1991?

For quite some time I log the planes I travel on. I would very much like to log planes I took before I start logging plane registration numbers. Is there any way to know which Boeing 747-300 I ...
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How to know a flight is not full?

Is it possible to know how many seats of a particular flight have been booked? If not, is it possible to know in which months of a year the flights usually are not booked fully?
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Stopping at an airport different from destination

I have a Canadian Visa and an air ticket to Toronto via Montreal. However, I would like to stop at Montréal instead of going to Toronto. While I asked my travel agent to cancel this booking, he ...
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Is there a preferable exit row in an airplane? [duplicate]

I think the exit row near the wings are not good because the wings carry fuel and they are close to the engines. For example: As it is clear, in the above situation the exit row near the wings are ...
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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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Do I need a visa to Transit US? [duplicate]

I am an Indian travelling from India to Cayman Islands via Dubai and US. I have a valid Cayman islands work permit. I have a layover in Newyork / Miami for around 5 hrs maximum. Should I need a ...
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Aircraft headphone volume

I usually bring my own earphones when traveling by plane, but I've been plagued by lack of volume control: in some flights, the minimal volume is too loud when using my headphones; in others, the ...
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Does British Airways allow the use of KneeDefenders? [duplicate]

Yesterday a United Flight from Newark to Denver was forced to divert to Chicago's O'Hare airport after a fight broke out between two passengers over the use of a knee defender. Does anyone know if ...
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Quickly obtaining an ID to fly within the US

I live in Ohio. I am currently in Washington, D.C. I am travelling back to Ohio by air on Sep 2. I have a Ohio state issued driver's license. Unfortunately, I realized now that the license is expiring ...
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What rights do we have after being 'abandoned' in Guatemala during a technical stop?

We flew Barcelona-Managua return with Iberia this July/August. At Barcelona we were given boarding passes for changes of plane in Madrid and San Salvador. When we arrived in Guatamala we were told ...
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How/where to buy mixed-class tickets for a flight?

I want to buy two business class tickets, and two coach - for the same flights. So far every site I saw allows me to pick tickets in single class only, so I'd have to buy them separately, which causes ...
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Are there any advantages to boarding a flight near the end of the boarding process?

Normally I have frequent flyer status when I board a flight, and I take advantage of it to make sure I'm one of the very first to board, if not the first. That allows me to: Get comfortable, get ...
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What is the meaning of “Marine Fares” regarding airline baggage?

The terms of an airline company regarding their checked baggage rules refers to two concepts: Piece and weight. A section of the "weight" concept mentions "Marine Fares of Economy Class". What does ...
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Most comfortable seats for family of four - Philippine Airlines Boeing 777-300er SFO-MNL

I'm traveling with wife, 6 yr old and 2 yr old son. Wife is asking me where is the best seat (economy) for our family of 4, comfortable for the kids. 15 hour straight flight. I appreciate your advice. ...
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If a baby is born on an international flight over international waters, what nationality are they?

I seem to remember one of our members being on a flight when a baby was born, but can't find any reference to what happened to the baby in terms of citizenship. Generally you hear about pregnant ...
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Can I book two tickets to reach my destination with a stop over to my destination? [closed]

I have to go to Toronto from New Delhi. My question is: Can I book two different tickets for my journey, with 2 different airline? I might have to check-out and then check-in. For example can I ...
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How to find historical airfares? [closed]

Is there a way to find out how much it would have cost to buy a particular airplane ticket at some point in the past? For example, how could I find out how much it would have cost to buy a one-way ...
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Can you get sucked tight on a plane's toilet?

The sounds of flushing an airplane's toilet can be quite intimidating. When going to the toilet on a plane, I am always a bit cautious of accidental flushing. If so, do you risk being sucked stuck to ...
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If a baby is born mid-flight, what happens visa-wise for them when they land in a foreign country, sans-passport?

I asked a similar question about what nationality a newborn midflight gets, but I'm also now wondering - when they land, what happens? Normally you need a passport and possibly a visa to travel - so ...
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When's the best time to fly with kids [closed]

I'm about to take my son on a trip overseas, should I book a early morning flight or book a afternoon flight ? Taking in the time difference we would arrive at his bed time if we took afternoon flight ...
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Why must I lock the door of an aircraft lavatory before the light inside fully brightens?

When I step into an aircraft lavatory, the light is off and there is an indicator light saying to lock the door. Once I do lock the door, the light turns on, and otherwise, the light remains off. Why ...
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When to buy plane tickets to get best rates? [duplicate]

I'm planning a trip from Europe to USA, that will happen next summer. I was looking lately into purchasing plane tickets, but a lot of carriers do not offer late July/early August 2015 tickets yet. ...
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What's the cheapest way to fly to Cuba?

I supposed that getting to Cuba by flying from neighboring countries will be much cheaper than the same from Europe, but I have realized that fly prices from Cancun or Miami are very expensive (about ...