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

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Why is buying an airline ticket from the company more expensive than from an aggregator like Skyscanner? [duplicate]

I mostly travel with StarAlliance - SAS since its offers fit my business needs the best. I have been using the Skyscanner website, but yesterday, I bought my ticket directly from the SAS website. I ...
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How can you take advantage of an airline needing to bump people?

Relating to this question about overbooking and this one on being bumped, we know that sometimes an airline needs to bump people from the flight. In many cases when that happens, there's compensation ...
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Does Luton Airport have a blanket ban on unaccompanied minors?

I was told by a member of staff at Luton airport during an emergency redirect of my daughter's flight from Heathrow during heavy snow that children (Unaccompanied minors - UMs) cannot normally fly out ...
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Why fly along a rhumb line?

On April 4, 2012, El Al flight 4 from New York to Tel Aviv flew on an almost-a-rhumb-line route eastward rather than on the usual almost-a-great-circle line. Why might an airline choose to have one ...
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What ski resort in the US/Canada is reachable from Europe?

I keep hearing messages that skiing in North-America is worth considering as an alternative to the Alps. But I have no clue where I should start looking. So my question is simple, if you need to fly ...
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Why airline websites charge more money than discount travel websites

What is the reason that when you book a flight between 2 destinations from an airline website (aircanada.com), the prices are much more than when you book the same through a discount website like ...
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Is it possible for non-military travelers to fly above the speed of sound? [duplicate]

I know for example the Concorde flew faster than sound, but I believe the options are much more limited now. Is it possible to be in a plane that breaks the sound barrier, without having access to ...
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When should you order tickets for an intercontinental flight when the return date is several months after the initial flight?

I have to fly from Norway to Hong Kong. This will take place near the end of August, and the return date will be the 22. December. When is it optimal to book tickets? How many days before the flight ...
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a webservice for finding the flights by country [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I do a “broad” search for flights? Do you know any webapplication/service which allow me to specify the contry/state for destinations and arivals and ...
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Finding air-travel time between airports [closed]

I'm looking to write a program that will let me create a query of two US airports and return the flight time between them (probably an average flight time for A->B, since I recognise there can be ...
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Multiple airline journey: do I have to check out/check in bags [duplicate]

I'm planning to buy a ticket from lufthansa. The first leg is operated by United Airlines and the second leg is a normal Lufthansa flight. I'm buying it from Lufthansa. Do I need to claim my luggage ...
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What does Ryanair do with airplanes in winter? [closed]

At FKB (Baden Airpark, Germany) summer timetable is now active, and frequency for virtually all Ryanair routes is much higher. This is a common pattern in general for Ryanair and other airlines in ...
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Is it allowed and advisable to transport beer in checked luggage? [duplicate]

I'd like to transport a six-pack of local beer from Canada to France. The amount of alcohol falls well below the amount I'm legally allowed to bring into Europe. My question concerns the logistics of ...
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What options do you get on opaque flights other than the price limit?

I went to priceline.com and tried their opaque flight option. Once I entered the dates, the destination and the price limit, it asked for my credit card information. I then started reading about not ...
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Will I Need a Transit visa or ESTA for the US as a Canadian?

I'm a Canadian traveling from Toronto To Warsaw and I have connecting flights in New Jersey and Frankfurt. Will I need an ESTA or a Transit Visa?
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Is there a point where it would make more financial sense to charter a flight than to buy tickets?

Say you're going from point A to point B and the only [reasonable] way to get there is by airplane (eg an island to mainland). Pretend your group is LARGE (at least 12 people) Is there a breaking ...
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What are important characteristics of a reliable and safe parabolic flight company?

For some years now I've been interested in parabolic flights to get the feeling of zero gravity. There are various companies that offer such flights, especially in Russia. I'm not sure how to choose ...
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Can you have extra long transit times to explore a city?

Say you're in transit in an airport in a country you're allowed to visit without a visa. Could you plan a trip with a 3 day stopover, and stay in the city for that period with your carry-on? This ...
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Are there any sites that let me book 7 or more multi-city flights?

I have a project that is requiring me to travel to seven different locations and I need to find a travel site that will allow me to book more than six multi-flights in order to accommodate for this ...
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How can I contact 'lost and found' to in enquire on a lost laptop in Dubai Airport? [duplicate]

On 16th March 2013, I travelled via Dubai to Dallas. During the security checking at Dubai Airport, I put it in the belt and after that I forgot to to take it back. that I've filled up the online form ...
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What is the connecting time to consider for International to International Transfers in US Airports?

There is a question on "the minimum time to consider with a connecting flight in the USA". In one answer it is said that "international to domestic transfers are always terrible and should be avoided ...
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Checking-in bags to different destinations when flying with a layover

I am flying with an overnight layover with Swiss tomorrow. I am wondering, is it possible to check in one bag to Zurich only (so I have stuff for the night), and check another bag to the target ...
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Seattle to Minneapolis - Cheapest flight option for the next 2 days? [closed]

So i need to travel this week to a state and return flight ticket is $800+. I obviously don't want to pay this much. Is there a way or "hack" by which i can get flight tickets for cheap? Flying from ...
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How can I get from Cuenca, Ecuador to Arequipa, Peru?

I'll be making the trip somewhere near the 3rd week of June. How far ahead will I be able to book a flight? I'm ruling out bus trips due to the enormous distance. Also would it be better(cheaper) ...
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Will I be able to use United Airlines ticket that was paid by a credit card of my friend from USA?

I am from Europe, and I live in a country that is not listed on the United Airlines site as an option country to buy a ticket from, and I need a ticket from NY to SF (I will get to NY with a ticket I ...
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The release date of the (cheap) airline tickets for a given day

I would like to book a return flight over the Christmas period from London to Warsaw, so I know it will be very expensive. At this time only a few airlines (mostly the regular ones, e.g. BA and LOT) ...
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How does the Southwest Airlines boarding process work?

I'm flying this week on Southwest Airlines for the first time. I paid for "Early Bird" automatic checkin and the FAQ mentions something about "A" boarding passes. I have no idea what that means, and ...
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Can I buy a ticket on United Airlines site if I am from Serbia?

I am from Serbia. I am buying a NY to SF ticket in advance on the United Airlines site, and I have just come to the payment stage with my Visa. But I am worried on how should I obtain the ticket ...
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Do I need a US visa to change planes in an American airport?

In Europe usually you don't need to go through immigration to change planes (unless you are entering/exiting Schengen). Is it the case in the US as well? May I catch a connecting flight on one of the ...
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Transferring luggage when taking another plane

I have flight where I need to move from airplane to another. Do I need to check out my luggage and then check it in again, or will it be automaticaly transfered to another plane?
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Is having multiple air travel loyalty programs possible?

I have an account at Flying Blue, but I've never used it (I just signed up online). Now I want an account at Asia Miles. Will it affect me in any way if I just leave the FB account dormant and sign ...
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Are there direct flights from Moscow to Tenerife?

Are there direct flights from Moscow to Tenerife? If not, what is the best way to get there? I'm interested in Los Cristianos. As I understand it, regularly ships from the Spanish mainland go there?
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What exactly is a open-jaw flight?

Recently, I was looking for a flight from A to B and then a flight back from C to A. Using my English dictionary, I found that this is called an open-jaw flight. However, several native English ...
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Cheap multi-route (open-jaw) flights

I need to get a flight Prague(PRG) -> Paris(CDG) and Paris(CDG) -> Budapest(BUD), in June. The Air France web system offers me an unbelievable price EUR 680. If I try similar thing on the Czech ...
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Determining if flight prices are likely to increase soon

I'm planning to fly from Australia to Japan for a conference that straddles May and June, but unfortunately they haven't released tickets for the conference yet. I'm 95% sure I'd be able to buy a ...
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Can I bring whey protein powder on US domestic flight as carry on?

I have searched for a definitive answer to this question on google but found conflicting opinions. My question and situation is as follows: I am traveling from Ithaca, NY to Detroit, MI and back ...
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How far in advance is it recommended to book flight tickets? [duplicate]

Ok so I know that rule of thumb for booking flight tickets is 'earlier the better' but I am not sure how far in advance should the action be taken. I have seen many cases where the min. prices at say ...
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Safety concerns of travelling by plane [closed]

Recently I have completed a 9-hour flight by Boeing-747. It managed to get into a storm with a strong turbulence. While inside the plane I was very much afraid of the possibility of the plane ...
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Market economy: Why air is cheaper than train? [closed]

Opposedly to public misconception, most of the energy is wasted not because of acceleration but because of resistance. And, despite the airplanes are extremely airflow-shaped, the laws of physics say ...
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Is there a resource with the average load factor on a specific flight?

I almost always seem to be traveling on full flights. So almost never have the luxury to be able to change seats or even rows. Is there any way to find out beforehand if a specific flight is on ...
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Is it allowed to transport a small gas container, for a camping stove, in the luggage?

I am planning to go camping abroad. I am taking a camping stove, but I am not sure I can take the gas bottle (kind of like this one) Of course I can buy one at the destination, but I am not sure ...
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When a mother travels with baby (2 years) without father, what documents she needs to have for baby?

My wife wants to travel to another country for one month and would like to take our baby with her. We currently live in the USA, but are originally from Ukraine. The baby has a child travel document ...
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What is the average time to clear border control at Frankfurt Airport for a non EU passenger

Are there any published statistics detailing the average wait to clear border control / customs at Frankfurt airport (FRA) for non EU travelers. The reason I'm interested is knowing roughly how long ...
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Discounts on US Airlines Flights?

I am signed up to get Southwest Airline's discount emails. Once they had 40% off all flights and I do see that they frequently have good discounts, deals, etc. Do other airlines such as United, ...
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If I travel with 2 different companies will the second company that I check in with know my previous departure point?

If I travel with 2 different companies will the second company that I check in with know my previous departure point? How about if the tickets are booked separately but they are within the same ...
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Details on the connection from International to Domestic at Dallas Fort Worth (DFW)

We've had a few questions (like this, this and these) on connecting from an International to a Domestic flight in the states. My queries are specific to one airport, Dallas Fort Worth (DFW). This ...
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What is the difference between various flight search sites' price forecasts?

I did a search on Kayak for an upcoming flight and it's price trend suggests waiting, citing 60% confidence that the price of the ticket will do down. However when I search for the exact same flight ...
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How to Find Cheapest Flights to ANY Destination [duplicate]

Does anyone know how to look up the cheapest flights out of your city, to ANYWHERE? This is especially difficult if you're living outside major city centres. It's very time consuming to guess which ...
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What is an easy way to see what routes are available from a given airport?

I would like to see, at a glance, all the flights to/from a given airport. Example query: "What cities can I reach on a single flight from Hannover (HAJ) airport?" Is there any website which does ...
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The penalty for changing an airline ticket is per leg or per ticket?

I am wondering what happens with my penalty with a ticket were I am almost certain I will need to change the date of one of the middle legs and subsequently changing all the legs which follow, for ...