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

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One Ticket, Two Locations & Two Luggage Delivery Location

I am travelling to South Africa transiting via Nairobi before returning to Nairobi after a week, Can the airline hold/keep my luggage for me in Nairobi till I return to Nairobi
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Do I need a U.S. Visa if I'm traveling nonstop from Mexico City to Canada?

As title says, my flight would go directly from Mexico City to Canada without stopping in the US. But with all the security that US has, I'm not sure if I still need a U.S. Visa because after all, ...
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Would Transavia cancel my itinerary if I skip the outbound flight?

I am supposed to travel with Transavia un a few weeks. However, I won't be able to take the outbound flight. (I will take a plane the day after.) Do you know if Transavia will cancel my inbound ...
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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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Searching for flights to “Anywhere” in narrow time frame

Is there any website that allows searching for (cheap) flight to any destination in a narrow time frame? Ideally I look for the cheapest flights while specifying only: Departure airport (bonus if ...
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How can I do a “broad” search for flights?

Several airline and trip planning sites will allow you to check "I am flexible with my dates" or a similar option. Is there any way to also search more broadly for location? For example, if you ...
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Do I need both the boarding pass and the tickets?

I'm about to travel with Ryanair for the first time and have a hard time understanding the rules. I know that I need to do an online check-in and to print a boarding pass (or do it at the airport and ...
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Do I need a visa for Paris, if my connecting flight stops for 24 hours in Paris?

Do I need visa for Paris, if my connecting flight stops at Paris for 24hrs and I want to visit Paris during that 24hrs? I have US B1 visa. I'll be travelling from San Francisco to Bangalore (India) ...
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When will it take for online flight search engines to include NewLeaf (new Canadian discount airline)?

In no wise am I connected with, or employed by, Newleaf, a new discount airline serving only Canadian cities that will commence service on 2016/7/25. My grandparents wish to book flights with ...
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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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Why are flight attendants prohibited from taking pictures with passengers?

After the gate was open and flight attendants were standing idly waiting for the signal for boarding, I (young man, well-dressed) politely asked a flight attendant if I could take a picture with her ...
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How much transfer time do I need in Mumbai airport?

I will take a two domestic flights, from Varanasi to Mumbai then from Mumbai to Kochi. How much transfer time do I need? Will the flights be commonly delayed?
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How can I check if a flight has landed or is delayed when I don't know the flight number but know some facts?

Say for instance that I know just information such as: Country from which flight departed (but maybe not city) Country in which airline is based (but maybe not name of airline) Airport flight will ...
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Benefits of checking in online when checking bags

What is the benefit of checking in online for a flight when you intend to check bags at the airport? I understand some airports have special lines for people that are already checked in but are ...
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Is 1hr 25mins long enough to go through international layover processes in the USA?

I am travelling from Vietnam to Washington via Hong Kong and San Francisco, the trip looks like this: SGN - HKG - SFO - IAD. The layover in SFO is only 1hr 25 mins, and I'm not Canadian or American, ...
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Transit visa on way to Switzerland [duplicate]

I am a from the Philippines residing in Switzerland with a residence Permit B. I will pass by Heathrow Airport on my way back to Switzerland. Do I need a Transit Visa?
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I've heard there are only two back-end solutions for airfare search. Does this mean I only need to search on two different sites?

I recall that in the past there were basically two big backends (Saber and something else) for all the online search engines, so you really only needed two search on one site from each group (choosing ...
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How to get notified when a ticket becomes available on a sold out flight?

The flight I want (an Alaska Airlines flight from EWR to SEA, fwiw) on the day I am travelling is sold out. So I have booked a much less desirable, though refundable ticket on another flight. I see ...
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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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Missed a connection due to delayed baggage

I had a connection flight Europe -> US -> South America. That was with AA. In US [at least in the connecting airport I was] there is the law that the passenger should take their own suitcases and ...
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Is it possible to transfer air-side when flying through Paris Orly airport?

Does transfer at Paris Orly on a layover between Djerba and London City require leaving the international transit zone? I'm interested in both the case where there is checked-in baggage and also the ...
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Who pays for transit between airports when connecting from PVG to SHA with China Eastern?

I am flying from Tokyo (Haneda Airport) to Delhi via Shanghai. Question In Shanghai, I am landing at Hongqiao International Arpt (SHA) and departing from Pudong International Arpt (PVG). Flying on ...
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Could a ticket from London to Cape Town cost the same in 2016 as it did in 1976?

I have paid £760 for next weeks ticket from Heathrow to Cape Town via Jo'burg with SAA. I believe this to be the same as I paid in January 1976. I appreciate the variables such as when booked etc. but ...
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Is it against regulations to pack my laptop battery on its own in my checked luggage?

We have several small children, which complicates traveling and requires us to compact our hand luggage as much as possible. We've been tempted to check in our laptop in our luggage, but have been (...
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I plan to go US, Can I take my portable charge to the airplane? It is a EasyAcc 20000mAh power bank [duplicate]

I plan to go US, Can I take my portable charger( lilon battery, portable power bank) to the airplane? the capacity is 20000mah.Different countries make rules about whether Power Banks are allowed to ...
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Are battery packs allowed in hand luggage?

When flying, are you allowed to bring battery packs / power banks? I'd like to bring my ACC 10400mAh Power Bank on several flights.
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Flying from France to the UK with only ID card [duplicate]

Is it possible for me to fly from France to the UK with just an ID card ? If this is possible which airlines will allow you to fly with just an ID card ?
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Will I be sitting on the same plane as someone with the same flight code but different class?

I am travelling using United Airlines and I booked flights for myself and a relative, and wanted to ensure we were both physically sitting on the same plane. I checked the flight codes upon booking ...
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Transfer at Munich, do I have to clear immigration and is 40 minutes enough time? [duplicate]

I am visiting Paris from India. The flight is via Munich. There is only a 40 minute gap before departing to Paris from there. So my question is 40 minutes a sufficient time to get the immigration and ...
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Is there a resource about panoramic views at take-off/landing?

One of the things I love about flying is the aerial view, especially so when you are at low altitude, i.e. around take-off and landing. For my "home-" airport I know exactly which side of the plane ...
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Traveling with Computer Components in Carry-On

The advice given to travel with a desktop computer is to remove the hard drive and pack it into carry-on luggage. Is this still allowed if the hard-drive is not connected to anything? Given that we ...
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Why are airlines against the transferring of tickets to other persons?

Airlines usually either don't allow the transferring of tickets to another person after they've been purchased, or they do it at an extremely inflated price. What is the reason for doing this? One ...
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How often does United offer bonus miles for purchase?

Just yesterday I was ready to buy enough miles to redeem them for a business class ticket. But an uncertainty held me up. Today, the offer seems gone! Some Google searches seem to imply that United ...
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Will my luggage be checked all the way through on a Bristol → Amsterdam → Singapore → Perth itinerary?

I am flying with KLM from Bristol airport to Amsterdam and then have two connecting flights to Perth stopping in Singapore. (with Singapore airlines) Will I have to re-check in my baggage at Amsterdam?...
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Where can I find historical data on arrival and departure times of a particular flight?

Where can I find historical data on flights, specifically Delta international flights? I need to find out about cancellations, diversions and any other flight data pertaining on particular route at a ...
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Historical flight data outside of the USA?

The question Historical flight data only deals with flights in the US sourced from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics . Is there some similar source for EU, Asia etc?
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No confirmation email from Ryanair - how to get a response?

I postponed a Ryanair flight by one week from 2013-01-28 to 2013-02-04 CET. This cost 50 EUR plus price difference, which I can see online on my credit card bill. However, the Ryanair booking system ...
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flight delayed from London Heathrow to Grand Cayman [duplicate]

actual flight times BA0253 on 22 may2016 heathrow to George town cayman islands as flight delayed
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Does Cuba allow US citizens to enter the country without US permission, now that relations have been restored? [duplicate]

It appears that it is currently (as of May 2016) impossible to get a permission from the U.S. for a solo tourist visit to Cuba. However, in various older questions, users have stated that you can ...
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What is a “backup” flight?

I was flying SFO-LAX-MEL on United. 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 ...
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If I apply for TSA Pre-Check now, can I use it on a flight that I've already booked?

I have just applied for TSA Pre-Check and will have my appointment in a couple of days where I show the officials my personal identification documents. I have already booked a flight at the end of ...
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How to change my loyalty program online before check-in?

I have made a booking with Lufthansa and initially listed my Miles&More account for credit of eventual miles gained. However now I want to credit the miles that will be gained from the flight to ...
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Child travel consent for Lima, Peru

My wife and son will be traveling to Peru next month and will return in 45 days. They are both Peruvian citizens, my son is a US citizen and wife is a US green card holder. We've read that a single ...
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Does not living at my current residence for 5 years impact my TSA PreCheck chances?

I would like to sign up for TSA PreCheck, and started going through the application process online. I got to this screen: and it caused me to pause. I will have lived at my current residence for ...
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Can I use TSA Pre-check security lines to re-enter an intermediate airport during a layover?

In a few weeks, I'll be taking a domestic flight that includes a long (3.5 hours) layover. I'd like to leave the airport and have lunch with a friend who lives nearby. I have TSA Pre-check. Assuming I ...
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When and why do people clap/applause after a plane lands?

On a recent flight to Romania, the whole flight erupted with applause once we'd landed. This wasn't a "difficult" flight - no turbulence, delays, or hijackings. Just a bog standard flight. On the ...
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Bicycle helmet and backpack as carry-on in the US?

I'd like to fly somewhere for a weekend bicycle ride. Is it possible to attach my bike helmet to a small backpack (one of those used for a 2L water pouch) and call it a carry-on? (The bike itself is ...
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Motion sickness before actual flight, this is hampering my traveling possiblities [duplicate]

There's this strange thing that has happened to me for a few years. Every time I'm traveling via an airplane I get motion sickness even before the actual flight, as in even the day before the actual ...
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Can I use someone else's credit card for flight booking? [duplicate]

Can I book a domestic flight in US using my father's credit card? The flight is operated by Mesa airlines.
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How can I accurately estimate the weight of my luggage?

This is somewhat of a problem for me. Sometimes, when I'm packed up and getting ready to move, I find that I have no reliable way to weigh my own luggage. Of course, most of us know that airlines ...