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

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How can I get a different seat after boarding a flight?

There is always this thrill of boarding a plane. "Where am I sitting" or more importantly who is sitting in close proximity to me. If it turns out to be a disappointment, reseating is often not an ...
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Is nail polish and / or nail polish remover prohibited?

I am based in the US. I am preparing to move out, and am thinking of giving some nail polish and polish remover to some people who will be visiting me before my move, since they will have more use for ...
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Travel options from London to Edinburgh

I plan to travel from London to Edinburgh this November and want to know the fastest option to travel from London to Edinburgh
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Arriving at Newark from Europe, have ESTA, how long should it take to go through immigration and customs?

I'll arrive at EWR on a Sunday at 12:30 and I'll have to book a shuttle transportation to my hotel. At what time should I book the pick up ? One hour is probably too short, especially if my flight ...
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Check-in when travelling with two different companies

I will soon travel with 2 different companies, is it possible to check in and recieve both boardings in the airport of my first destination (i.e. book seats of both flights and get both boardings as ...
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Is it rude to sit next to a passenger if other seats are available?

I once traveled business-class in Qatar Airways. I am not sure about their seating policy. I was, however, able to choose my seat while I got my online boarding pass. So, after I got in to the plane ...
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Transit visa for Delhi to Dublin via Schengen [duplicate]

Do I need a transit visa, I am travelling Delhi to Zurich (Switzerland) and Zurich to Dublin and Dublin to Frankfurt and Frankfurt to Delhi. Ticket already booked but only have Ireland visa. No ...
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Non-EU spouse of EU citizen traveling to UK for tourism purpose! [closed]

Can I travel to England with my wife who is an EU citizen for a tourism purpose?
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Do I require a transit visa? [duplicate]

I'm an Indian citizen. Traveling between New Delhi and Toronto via London. Do I require a transit visa for UK although I'll not be leaving the airport.
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Packing sensitive electronics for flight

My girlfriend is flying from to Missouri later this month to visit her family. Her sister, in Missouri, wants her to bring her game consoles so they can play games together. She will also be visiting ...
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Will my Luggage go all the way even if Im not on the plane?

My boyfriend and I are going to take the flight Lima (Peru) - Madrid (Spain) (1 hour layover) - London Heathrow (3 hours layover) - Stockholm Sweden. Our booking was made through Iberia and the whole ...
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How do I book flights Boston area to St. Thomas to Seattle to Boston area? [duplicate]

How do I book flights Boston area to St. Thomas to Seattle to Boston area? Which site allows me to put in this A to B to C to A itinerary for cost and convenience comparisons?
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Why only earbud style earphones?

On a flight with Air Transat, passengers were informed that for use in the in-flight entertainment system, only earbud style earphones were permitted. I ignored this and used my on-ear style ...
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Checked-in luggage, Last in First out, is it true?

I always believed that if I check in my luggage late I will get it first, it worked with me few times but I start to believe this was pure luck. In my flight today I am sure I was the last one to ...
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To how much radiation are you exposed on a transcontinental flight?

You often hear people object to being scanned because of the "radiation" argument. I find this always quite amusing from people just being exposed to higher radiation levels during the average ...
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Is it possible to downgrade a business/first class flight to economy without the ticket purchaser knowing?

Suppose a rich relative has invited you to visit, or maybe a generous company is sending you to a conference, and they buy you a ticket in first class. But you feel like this is either a waste of ...
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Is sleeping on the floor in planes allowed, and if not, why not?

The scene last weekend: three cramped people trying to sleep in three bulkhead seats with those annoying immovable armrests and a whole lotta legroom in front. Why not curl up for a nap in all that ...
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Why is plane boarding done at the last minute, with everyone suddently queueing at the gate?

Every time I come to the airport and arrive to the boarding gate, the same scenario occurs. All passengers are sitting in the area, until boarding is announced. Then, mostly everyone queue up. I ...
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Missing a flight - a way around the penalty?

I booked and paid for a round trip non-stop ticket from Brussels to NY and back for my daughter's wedding. Since then, I found out that I actually have to get there earlier than originally planned. ...
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Advice for flying with a 6 month old infant?

We are going to have our first flight with our 6 month-old child. The flight will be 12 hours long. Is there anything we need to pay special attention to? Anything we might overlook? FEEDBACK Ok, ...
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Advantage to flights on same/different airlines, when connecting across different tickets

I'm going to be flying to the British Isles in a few months, and want to see three cities: Edinburgh, London, and Dublin. I considered getting a 3 leg booking, but for some reason it's extremely ...
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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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Why were water bottles confiscated in a boarding gate jetway in Hong Kong?

Seeing another question about taking water bottles onto planes reminded me of an interesting incident I ran into once. During a layover in Hong Kong in late May of 2013, as we were boarding a flight ...
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Expedia Bargain Fare: can you cancel within 24 hours?

If I book a flight selecting the Expedia Bargain Fare, what are the cancellation conditions? In particular, can I cancel within 24 hours?
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Why are USA to Europe round-trip airfares more expensive than Europe to USA round-trip airfares?

I travel to Milan about three times a year from San Francisco. I have never understood why the round trip flights are almost double if you originate in the US? For example, Milan-SFO-Milan in June ...
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Importing a brand new laptop in the UK from the US. Can it be confiscated by customs if undeclared?

Next October I going to the US from the UK. I want to buy a Macbook Pro as it's much cheaper over there. I was going to take it out of it original packaging and put it in a laptop holder. My question ...
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Which airlines ban the use of Knee Defenders during flight?

I read that some airlines such as United Airlines ban the use of Knee Defenders during flight. Is there any comprehensive list of airlines that ban the use of Knee Defenders during flight (or ...
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Flying from the UK to the US with laser in carry-on

I am flying from the UK to the US for a short house hunting trip. I want to bring a laser range finder in my carry-on luggage. It is a class 2 laser so should be considered safe, but you never know ...
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Can I wear a bulletproof vest while traveling on British Airways from Heathrow?

I'll be wearing it all the time anyway once I arrive at my hostile destination but how about wearing it during the flight? It makes sense to wear it in case someone try to hijack the plane.
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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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How can I check when I can (statistically) fly to given locations most cheaply? [duplicate]

There are many sites where I can search for a particular flight with various date ranges and compare the prices. But, say, I want to go from Warsaw to New York, or London, or anywhere else (the ...
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From booking to boarding: What is typically the shortest time to book a flight until boarding?

I haven't seen or heard of airlines selling ad-hoc tickets in a truly last-minute fashion. Rather last-minute typically refers to a time-window of less than 2 weeks in tourism. What is the shortest ...
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Is it possible to check-in a double stroller on a flight?

We will be migrating to another country, and want to bring our double stroller to our new home. We will be flying with our two kids on the flight. Our double stroller basically looks like this, and ...
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International connection at New Jersey airport [duplicate]

Flying in from Michigan to connect to an international flight going to Belfast Ireland . Is an hour an a half enough time and what terminal does this United flight leave from. I am flying alone and ...
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Can I carry a non-mercury thermometer on plane?

So I found this multi-tool thing in my drawer, recently, which has: A magnifying glass, allowed on-board, I think. A compass, also OK. and a thermometer, not OK. However, the thermometer is ...
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Why aren't conventional mercury thermometers allowed onboard?

Why do airlines prohibit carrying conventional mercury thermometers onboard? What potential this small device has to prohibit it? PS: I prefer conventional thermometers in my personal first aid kit ...
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3 weeks trip from Zurich to Japan and South Korea [closed]

I'm planning to travel alone to Japan and South Korea for 3 weeks (20. June to 12. July 2015) and I'll depart from Zurich, Switzerland. My main question is about getting to both places, which is a ...
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How to collect Oneworld frequent flyer benefits from an RTW trip?

I took an RTW trip earlier this year with several long flights that were all/mostly Oneworld companies: 1 x British Airways 1 x American Airlines 3 x Qantas (Also 2 medium-haul flights with ...
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BA - Cancel Domestic Leg of European Flight [duplicate]

I have a British Airways booking from GLA to FCO with a stopover in LHR (booked as a single booking). The booking was a reward booking made with Avios points. My issue is that I will now be in ...
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Old passport number on airline reservation

I have a confirmed electronic air ticket to visit USA and Canada which is confirmed with my old passport. But I have obtained a new passport for USA visit. Will there be any problems when I will check ...
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Cheap times for tickets to Bora Bora

When is seasonally a good time to find cheap(er) tickets from Los Angeles to Bora Bora return? Or is it always super expensive?
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Catching separately ticketed flights through an airport without leaving the transit area

I'm looking to fly from Istanbul, Turkey (IST) to Nairobi, Kenya (NBO) and then to Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV). By far the cheapest flights I could find are a round trip from Istanbul to Nairobi, and then ...
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Why did the stewardess make me wait before disembarking?

I'm a frequent traveller, but I just got into a peculiar situation, that I don't think I've encountered before. For some reason, the self-check in machine at the gate did not give me a ticket with my ...
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Taking a Desktop Computer Overseas - Options? [duplicate]

I am moving overseas for a few months and will be working remotely, which will require me to take my desktop computer. What are the best methods to take a desktop computer overseas? What potential ...
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Could leaving a TSA notice of baggage inspection visible in my suitcase upon opening help it avoid inspection?

I would like to avoid my suitcase being inspected to prevent loss and damage. Last time I took the airplane the TSA left a notice of baggage inspection in my suitcase. If I leave it in my suitcase in ...
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Checking-in for an intercontinental flight with intra-continental connection

I'm curious about one thing. When taking an international flight, it is recommended to be at the airport at least 3 hours before departure. When travelling with a connecting flight, and your first ...
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Buying a return ticket for a child flying with different parent

My girlfriend, our daughter and I will be flying from Montreal to Italy. I'll fly directly there with my daughter, which is 3 years old, and stay a couple of weeks. My girlfriend will first stop in ...
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Am I going to have trouble flying with a reversed name on the ticket?

I'm flying to Peru with my girlfriend next week and I realized that her name is incorrect on the reservation. Instead of Sally Marie Jones it's Jones Marie Sally. We're flying into Houston, then ...
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Why have they announced to turn off phones while they are explicitly allowed?

Last week I've flown three times through Aerolíneas Argentinas, both in an Airbus A340-300 and in a Boeing 737-800. In both, the card with the safety instructions explicitly said that cameras and ...
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Are there any non-stop flights from Asia to Brazil?

I'm wondering if there is any non-stop flight from Asia to Brazil (for example, Bangkok to Sao Paulo). It's surprising that I couldn't find anything from Asia to Brazil so far, specially now with all ...