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

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Based on departure/arrive local time, how to know if my flight will be entirely at night?

Next September (2014) I will fly on vacation from São Paulo (GRU) to Doha (DOH), leaving at 02:45 (Brazil local time) and arriving at 23:00 (Qatar local time). Assuming that the flight has 13h ...
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What are the “short names” sometimes used by flight attendants?

What are the weird names flight attendants use sometimes, which seem to mix numbers and letters? Edit: The original question was Why do some flight attendants have “call signs”?, but MeNoTalk's ...
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Airport security checkpoint controlling carry-on luggage amount?

I asked a question about airline carry on allowance: Airplane carry-on allowance and plastic bags Couple of answers implicate that security checkpoint has some sort of role in controlling baggage ...
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Explain travel times and distances on flight

A flight from Los Angeles to ABQ is about 2 hours but is ~670.2 miles A flight from San Jose to Chicago is 4 hours but is ~1859.0 miles Can anyone explain why the travel time from San Jose to ...
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How does flying at high altitude affect the taste of wine?

I can appreciate a wine offered during a flight. It is not uncommon to be offered a selection of wines, but since pressurised cabins affect your taste, does it make sense? Can you assume that your ...
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Shipping luggage from Belgium to South Africa?

My Fiance is coming back to South Africa from Bruxelles, Belgium. She has quite alot of luggage to bring home and the airline prices are just ridiculous. Is there a cheaper way to ship a bag from ...
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Why do I have to wait 2 hours instead of 1 for intercontinental flights?

For intercontinental flights I am advised to be at the airport two hours before the gate closes. For intracontinental flights one hour is enough. Why is there a difference?
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Japanese destination airports with lower costs? (from US airports)

I didn't find a duplicate, although "ROC to TYO - how can I reduce the cost of my flight?" was helpful. My son was accepted into a training program at the south end of Japan. He was advised to fly ...
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How can I fly with a guitar?

During my upcoming holiday to the USA I'm thinking about buying a new guitar as the exchange rate is extremely favorable. Excuse my naivety but I have never flown with a guitar before. What is a ...
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Is mozzarella liquid affected by the no fluids policy on planes?

Recently I heard a story of a friend who was flying from Rome to Berlin. He tried to carry a big mozzarella cheese with him. Mozzarella cheese is generally layered in a milky liquid. At the security ...
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My flight was just canceled two weeks before the date

Expedia just informed me that my flight with Ukrainian International Airlines was canceled. I'm flying from NYC to Kiev. This is an important business trip and I ordered tickets 2 months ago. Expedia ...
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ANC to MNL via YVR flight requirements

I have a 17-yr old filipina niece who is currently in US under an immigrant visa and wishes to travel alone from Anchorage, Alaska, USA (ANC) to Manila, Philippines (MNL) via Vancouver, Canada (YVR). ...
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What is more efficient when connecting through London Southend (SEN): LHR or LGW?

I live 10 minutes away from Antwerp International Airport. It is the only airport where I ever cycled to. They even facilitate that with proper bicycle parking space. It is international since it has ...
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What is more efficient when connecting through LCY: LHR or LGW?

I live 10 minutes away from Antwerp International Airport. It is international since it has two connections: London City Airport (LCY) and London Southend (SEN). I know that in theory it is possible ...
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Is it true that with a Seaman's book you travel cheap?

Once in a while I see people getting priority in airport queues when they show their Seaman's book, which is a record of their shipping career. I also was told on different occasions that people ...
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I am flying overseas and returning with my fiancee. How do I coordinate the flights so that we are together on the return leg?

In the next two months I will be flying overseas to the Philippines to pick up my fiancee. I will be booking a round trip ticket, and will need to find a way to book her a ticket on the same route ...
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Customs charge for bringing a 3D printer into India?

I am travelling from US to India via Qatar, I am carrying a Prusa 8" i3v kit. The dimensions of the box are 18×18×6, and it weighs around 9kg. If I check the 3D printer box with my ...
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Did the international regulation for electronic devices during takeoff/landing of airplanes change?

I was on a flight on 18th April, and the announcement during start & landing was that all devices, including those with flight mode have to be completely switched off. On 8th of May I was again ...
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Where can I get help planning my plane trip?

I was recently planning my trip from Poland to Las Vegas and since the online flight planners didn't suggest me anything interesting, I decided to do the research on my own. I found the following ...
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Is there any personal benefit in formally cancelling a (non-refundable) flight?

I'm currently in Tenerife and have a return flight booked for 20 May. I have decided to stay out here a bit longer and purchased a single ticket back to the UK for 25 May on another airline. The ...
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Change itineraries in Munich do I need a Schengen visa?

Here's the situation, I have two separate tickets to get from Mumbai to Charlotte: Ticket 1: Mumbai to Munich on Etihad ---Six hour layover in Munich--- Ticket 2: Munich to Charlotte on Lufthansa ...
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Adding a flight to an already-booked flight

I live in Montreal. My destination is Madinah, Saudi Arabia. My current flights are from Toronto to London, UK, to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and then finally to Madinah, Saudi Arabia. I'm trying now to add ...
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Where does Google Flights get its data from?

Has anyone ever booked a flight with Google Flights? I am just wondering where they get their prices and data from, and if I might find a cheaper flight by using something like Expedia or Travelocity....
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Where to find ITA Matrix listed prices for MDE to CTG?

On ITA Matrix I found a flight from Medellin to Cartagena for US$36 using Avianca's airline. But when I go to Avianca's website, it doesn't show this price (US$89). I'm fairly certain it's updated, ...
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Travel agents - can they match ITA Travel Matrix prices?

(applies to all travel agents, I'm just using FC as an example) Flight Centre - the world wide travel agent, often boasts "lowest prices guaranteed". I've had trouble getting them to actually hold ...
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Flight search engine for specific date for outbound flight and undefined date for return flight?

On a specific date, I have to fly from A to B. Using various flight search engines, it turned out that the cheapest possibility is to buy a return ticket. Now the problem is, the search engines I know ...
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Why do flight search engines give inconsistent results?

I've been shopping around for flights, and I've noticed that a few flight search engines such as Skyscanner and, in particular, ITA give inconsistent results. I don't know if this applies to all ...
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planning flights - connection flights search engine

Is there any tool / online search engine where you can give it a list of possible departing airports, and a list of possible arriving airports, and shows you all the possible flights (connecting or ...
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Is there a flight search engine that has an option to show full flights?

Quite often when searching for plane tickets I get only some high priced results, ridiculous schedules, etc. It makes me wonder if these are the only options to get from point A to point B or have I ...
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Is SkyScanner's 3D earth interface for flights to “everywhere” only on their smartphone app?

Yesterday a friend who's no longer around showed me how you could look for tickets on SkyScanner from a given city or airport to "everywhere" with a 3D globe interface. It had tags on various ...
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Are there any regular nonstop flights between Washington DC and Vancouver Canada?

While I have heard there are nonstop flights between one of the 3 Washington DC airports and Vancouver (YVR) I have never in practice been able to find one. Are there any regular nonstop flights ...
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Using an Amazon Kindle onboard a flight?

Airlines don't let you use electronic devices when the plane is taking off/landing. Let's suppose I have a Kindle 3, and I have turned off wireless (i.e. both Wifi and GSM/3G is off). Since you don'...
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What's the easiest way to get to Sapporo, Japan from Misawa, Japan?

I will be in Misawa, Japan for a month, and I'd like to visit Sapporo while I'm in Northern Japan. Google maps provides two solutions for travel but I thought it might be worth it to ask others more ...
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Are there cameras inside toilets in aeroplanes and in airports? [closed]

I was on the seat in my plane today when this thought arose. Is it possible that air carriers have cameras fitted inside planes? Similarly is it legal for governments to have cameras fitted inside ...
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Traveling from EU to Canada with stop in US without return flight

A European citizen wants to fly from Europe to Canada with a change of airplane in the US. I already figured out that the the participation in ESTA is required (if the country is applicable). Does ...
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How do you prepare for long haul flights?

I'm always feeling a bit unwell during and after long haul flights. I lose my appetite, can't sleep in the plane, food has no taste no matter what. However, I'm pretty sure it's not the flying itself, ...
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Flight deals from the UK

Can someone recommend a good website with flight deals from London/UK, which I could subscribe to? I mean promotions in different airlines, e.g. bmi used to have a bmifriday promotion (not sure if its ...
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Why do airlines without automated luggage drop-off want me to check in online?

It cannot be to increase the amount of people to actually take the flight. Checking in at a manned terminal is so fast today that going somewhere to just drop off the luggage takes almost the same ...
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Are US citizens allowed to fly anywhere outside the 50 states without a passport?

For US citizens, are there any locations outside the 50 US states that don't require a passport to fly to and from?
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How to fly cheaply one-way in South America?

I'm looking to book a flight from Lima, Peru to Rio De Janero, Brazil (or possibly Sao Paulo), but I only want a one-way flight, as I will be flying to Paris when I leave Brazil. The cheapest I can ...
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Entering Schengen region before 180 days in 90/180 rule

I have been issued Schengen visa for 1 year. All 90 days exhausted out of 180 days in my last visit to Italy. Its been only a month I have reached my country India. May need to travel back again to ...
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Tickets for two flights around same time [duplicate]

I live in Chicago, IL, USA, and my wife and I are looking to book a Sandals trip with included roundtrip airfare and on our way back would like to spend a few days in Orlando, FL. On our flight back ...
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Reinstating expired MileagePlus miles

Just realized when booking some travel that I forgot to take action last October to prevent some mileage from expiring. As per http://www.ualmiles.com/ReinstatementMiles.jsp, it is possible to ...
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Why don't they give you a sweet on take-off anymore?

I remember as a child, up until being a young adult in the 90s, that you used to get a sweet to suck on take-off to prevent your ears from "popping". Why don't they do this any longer? Is there now ...
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Air travel layovers: How to prolong them to see the city?

Say I wanna go Malaga to Rio and the search engine offers me several options with layover at Paris CDG ranging from one to five hours. Is there any way to tweak the results to have at least 14 hours ...
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What preparations do I need to make before flying to Montreal for about a week?

I'm going to take a business trip to Canada, Montreal in mid April for about a week. I'm flying from Europe (Germany via Netherlands). Is there anything I should be aware of or take care of before ...
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How to find past airline fares [duplicate]

How can I find a past roundtrip airfare from Detroit to Nashville, leaving Detroit on 4/5/14 and returning on 4/8/14?
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Where can I board an Airbus 380 using stairs instead of jetbridges?

The international airport of Suriname, doesn't have stairways (yet). Still KLM flies there with a Boeing 747. Making it one of the best places to board a 747. I always have enjoyed walking to the ...
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Can an EU national travel to the US on an EU passport that expires in 2 months?

I need to travel to the US next week on business however my passport expires in June. Are there any restrictions that would stop me from travelling?
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How to fly with a spider

I'll be visiting Brazil soon, and a friend of mine in Mexico City is a bit of an arachnophile, and has asked me to return with a Brazilian Whiteknee Tarantula for her. I realize there are likely ...