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

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I have a travel voucher from American Airlines. Can I use part of it now, and the rest later?

Last month, I was bumped and received a $400 travel voucher from American Airlines, in the form of a printed paper voucher (not an eVoucher, which Google tells me exists and plays by different rules). ...
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Laptop and tablet restrictions within US air travel

I will be flying to Boston, MA from Cincinnati, OH for a 6 month internship. I want to carry two laptops(a mac and a windows) along with an iPad in the cabin baggage. While the mac is my primary ...
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What's a “Redress Control Number”?

When booking a flight reservation recently, I noted it had a non-compulsory field asking for a Redress Control Number for your reservation. I gather this is somewhat related to the No Fly list, but ...
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What is this extra row of seats on American Airlines flights?

This flight check-in page allows you to choose seats from a 'row 34' which is shown in front of all the other rows and with 9 seats. Is this just for overbooking? What are these seats like? The ...
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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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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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Are there tips and tricks to overcome a fear of flying?

Are there tips and tricks for people with fear of flying that can makes them have a more pleasant experience when flying? I know drugs can do magic, and we've previously had debate on pills vs ...
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Accompany a passenger airside at London Stansted

I need to find a way to accompany an elderly non-English-speaking relative to the gate at London Stansted Airport. Can I buy a ticket to get through security, walk the relative to the gate and then ...
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Can I see fireworks from a passenger airplane (at cruising altitude)?

Next year, I plan to fly from Europe to China around new year's eve. That's why I was asking myself whether it is possible to see fireworks on the ground from an passenger aircraft traveling at ...
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Is it more expensive to buy airplane tickets around Christmas?

Do airlines charge you more if you book a trip around Christmas for a trip that is happening in, say, august? I am currently looking for tickets and the price seems to have gone up quite a bit in the ...
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Can you expect the flight attendants to tell the passenger in front of you to put his seat up in normal position?

My last (Swiss) long-haul flight was overnight and a lot of passengers tried to sleep. Nevertheless, the flight crews served dinner at the start of the flight and breakfast shortly before landing. ...
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Cancellation of a connection flight

I had a booking for KL via Singapore from Chennai. Is it possible to cancel the KL connection from Singapore at the last moment? The same carrier. Can I get my luggage at Singaore Airport?
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Is a 17-inch (wide) / 30-inch (pitch) seat comfortable for a long-haul flight? [closed]

I need to fly to Taiwan in couple of months. I am trying to pick the right airline. One of the airlines I considered -- China Airlines -- has a Boeing 777 in its fleet, and they offer 17 inch seat ...
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If flight is delayed, what is the minimum time you must be at the gate if already check-in?

If know that my flight will be delayed by several hours, what is the minimum time I must be at the airport and at the gate (per regulations) if I have already checked-in? For instance, I want to ...
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Is it possible to carry pepper spray for self-defense? [closed]

I want to carry pepper spray with me when traveling for self-defense purposes only. Is there a way to be allowed to do that or is there any official document that allows me to safely travel with ...
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What is the difference between Google Flights and the ITA Matrix?

Is one better than the other? Does one have features that the other doesn't?
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Why does it take so long to check in at the airport?

It seems to take an inordinate amount of time for them to select my name from a list of people who have booked the flight and press enter. Surely it can't be any more complicated than that can it?
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As someone with dual nationality, can I exit my home country (New Zealand) on the passport of another country?

I currently live in New Zealand, and in a few weeks I'm going to be leaving to visit and travel in Europe for about a year. I've got both British and New Zealand citizenship, and about a month ago ...
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Is a transit visa needed to transfer in Boryspil airport for Chinese citizens?

My wife, a Chinese (Heilongjiang ID) citizen living in the United Kingdom under a spousal visa, will be travelling from London to Beijing next summer. She has a layover at Boryspil Airport for a ...
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Travel from Netherlands, stay within Schengen - but with an expired Italian passport

Essentially looking for confirmation of my understanding of travel in and out of the Netherlands, to France (or Austria) for a week, for an EU Citizen (Italian) with an expired (by 2 months) Italian ...
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Watercolor tubes and porcelain palettes on plane cargo

I'm travelling from Portland, USA to Florianopolis, Brazil and I wonder if I can check in 15mL metal tubes of watercolor without being damaged by the pressure in the cargo. It will be a total of 4 ...
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Travel back to India from US for good with no passport

I am Indian Citizen. I came to USA on H1B work visa. My H1B extension got denied and I could not renew my passport at the Indian consulate in San Francisco, CA because the passport renewal ...
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Tight international connection at Atlanta?

We booked a 3-leg itinerary with Expedia - London to New York, New York to San Diego, and finally San Diego to London. The final leg of our trip is on Tuesday. The flight is from San Diego to London ...
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Advantages of traveling from Lima to Cusco by bus vs. plane?

Do you think it makes sense to fly rather than travel by bus in terms of time/money? Or perhaps traveling by bus is not that bad? Also, I've been told that landing in Cusco is quite spectacular and I ...
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Is it possible to avoid removing my shoes if doing so will interfere with a supportive ankle brace?

So I injured myself yesterday and sprained my ankle pretty badly. I can stand and walk on it, but it's difficult and painful; I have a supportive brace on my foot at the moment that helps quite a bit, ...
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Do airlines fly directly over the North Pole?

I always like flying to/from north America, since the route usually goes over Greenland. I do like the idea that I am only 10 km away from this inaccessible land. I would love to be able to say that I ...
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“Small camera” carry-on luggage allowance

Many airlines allow to bring several items on top of allowed carry-on luggage. For example: "In addition to your hand baggage allowance, you can also carry personal items such as one ladies ...
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Flying from/to Geneva with a Schengen type D Spanish visa

I am a Bangladeshi citizen. I came from Geneva airport to Bangladesh with this visa 10 days ago. Now for my return trip they say I must go to Spain first (visa issuing country) rather than going to ...
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Can I trasport a small set of tools with me in the airplane?

I was given a small set of screw drivers. A set of 8 bits and a plastic cable. Can I transport that in hand-luggage? I will be flying inside European Union.
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Traveling inside the U.S. with a tourist visa from 3 years ago

I live in San Diego and I will be traveling to New Jersey next week. I'm not a U.S. Citizen or legal resident. I came here with a tourist visa 3 years ago and haven't gone back to Mexico. I've heard ...
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Flying with Swiss Economy class (W) - what is my luggage allowance?

I am flying with Swiss on Economy class (fare code W). My ticket says that my luggage allowance is no check-in luggage and one piece of hand-luggage. However, the Swiss website says that I have the ...
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Procedure for traveling to the US on a green card

I have a Green Card. Years ago I traveled to the US without a Green Card and one had to fill out something online 24 hours before traveling. Does this apply to Green Card holders? Are there any ...
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book return ticket with additional traveller on return ticket [duplicate]

I want to book a return flight to India but on my return flight, my wife will be accompanying me. How do you do this on air-travel websites? Because return tickets are extremely cheap compared to one ...
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Is there a website that can show the best deals for roundtrip flights separated by a certain number of days?

I am looking for a website or application that knows how to show results for the following scenario: Suppose i want to travel from city A to city B by airplane. While i don't impose a specific date ...
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Will residents of New York State need an Enhanced Driver's License (EDL) to fly domestically in the US in 2016?

I am a U.S. citizen living in New York state and I have heard that I will need to purchase an Enhanced Driver's License (EDL) to fly domestically in the U.S. starting in 2016. Is this true? According ...
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How can one use a child car seat that requires a top tether in an airplane?

Some car seats require their top tether to be attached in order to meet the safety standard they were built under (recent AU/NZ seats are an example of this). It is also true that it is safer to ...
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What is a “backup” flight?

I was flying SFO-LAX-MEL. I had a 55 minute connection in LAX but the flight into LAX was ultimately delayed by 60 minutes. I spoke to a gate agent at SFO and she gave me a "backup" flight on Qantas. ...
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Is tipping a flight attendant acceptable?

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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Why is the moon hiding from me?

I've already been on quite a few overnight flights, but so far, I never saw the moon. I saw stars, other planes, city lights, but never the moon. Obviously, the moon should still be there, but somehow ...
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UK transit Visa required for Indian national travelling from Ireland to India via LHR? [duplicate]

I’m Indian passport holder. I’ve D category long stay student visa(Stemp2) . I’m going to india via LHR 2hours Stopover. So will I need UK Transit Visa? My flight details ...
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Why is a flight going west longer than the same flight going west to east? [duplicate]

I noticed that my flight going east to west took almost an hour longer than when coming back from west to east in continental US. What is the reason for this?
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How did the cabin crew know that I didn't get my preferred meal in a previous flight?

In a recent flight, I ordered fish, but it was not available, the crew apologized and offered me another meal. Anyway, I flew after that with the same airline, and when they started serving meals, ...
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How is the passport control situation in Paris CDG Airport?

After the Paris Attacks on November 13, France's President declared a state of emergency lasting three months. I guess this implies exhaustive security measures in this airport. If you have just ...
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Can I carry contact solution onto a plane that is more than the 3oz limit?

According to http://apps.tsa.dhs.gov it says the following: You may carry liquids, gels and aerosols in your carry-on bags only if they adhere to the 3-1-1 rule: containers must be 3.4 ounces or ...
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How old does a child need to be to sit separately from parents when flying?

I just took a transatlantic Aer Lingus red eye flight with my 4 year old. When checking in the agent gave my child and I seats that were on opposite sides of the plane separated by about 5 rows. When ...
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Choosing the Airline for a long-haul fligt, Europe to Taiwan

I have to take a flight from Germany to Taiwan (Taipei), however I have zero long haul flying experience from the past. There are different options for traveling from Germany to Taipei, but the only ...
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Is it possible to avoid overstaying by entering airport earlier than flight?

By some misfortune and bad luck I ended with Schengen visa of 8 stay days and the flight back is one day later. So, I shall have one day overstay. Does it have any sense to show up in the airport one ...
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What will happen if I overstay in Prague, Czech Republic for 1 day?

I'd like to know what will happen if I overstay in Prague, Czech Republic for 1 day? There was a confusion in the tour agency, and they filed one less day for Schengen visa. I have visa to Schengen ...
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First-time long haul flight from Europe to Taiwan, any suggestions? [closed]

I have to take a flight from Germany to Taiwan (Taipei), however I have zero long haul flying experience from the past. Before posting this question I saw this helpful post in the se: How do you ...
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What are the top things to do in Istanbul, Turkey? [closed]

I'm planing my holiday trip to turkey. give me suggestions what it likes.