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

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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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Is it mandatory to have a language speaker of both inbound and outbound countries' languages onboard flights?

I always wondered, is it a must for airlines to have at least one cabin crew member who is able to speak the language of the inbound and outbound countries? I am asking this because I am thinking in ...
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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 to recognise/thank great cabin crew?

Those of us who fly a lot will know that there is a bit of a variety in cabin crew. Some (sadly more common on certain airlines) do the very bare minimum to ensure a safe flight, but nothing more. ...
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Do flight attendants prefer I press the button or walk to the back? (Long-haul flights)

I fly Abu Dhabi - Amsterdam - Portland, OR and back frequently. Each leg is about 8 to 10 hours. For most people, it is their one 'long flight,' and are sleeping, but for me, because I have two of ...
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Transiting through Turkey to go to the Balkans. Do I need a visa as a Canadian? [duplicate]

Does a person with a Canadian passport need a transit visa for Turkey? I will pass through Turkey to go to Albania (where I don't need a visa). I will not be changing airports in Turkey; I will solely ...
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Help with flying [duplicate]

I suffer from severe panic attacks and claustrophobia, I want to take my 8 year old daughter on holiday but I'm absolutely terrified that I will have an attack and need to get off, can someone please ...
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Is there aggregator flight search allowing full time filter

My requirement is quite simple, but none of the aggregators I know about allows it. So I need to be in Kyiv in time for work at 9am Monday, and I can leave Tallinn any time starting from 6am Sunday. ...
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Traveling with guitar on AirEuropa

Anyone has any experience traveling on AirEuropa, long and short distance, with guitars? What are the enforced restrictions? Can I carry it with me?
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Will I fit or need an extension?(first time flyer) [duplicate]

I am 5'5" tall and weigh 250 lbs. I have never flown before but am flying to visit my son who is in the Navy serving in Japan this month. I will fly American AirlinesExpress to Chicago and then ANA ...
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Flight connections between south-west Germany and Corsica?

I've been trying to find flight connections between South-West Germany (Stuttgart, Baden, Strasbourg, Basel) and Corsica (ideally Calvi). There seems to be little choice and many connections are via ...
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How much cash can you carry on a flight within the European Union?

Is there any specific limit of money you can carry on cash while flying from one European Union country to another?
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Do they have to take checked suitcase off the airplane, if passenger does not show up at the gate? [duplicate]

Is it correct, that if the passenger checks in a suitcase - but never shows up at the gate - they have to take the suitcase off the plane before take-off? Is this a regulatory issue - or is it a ...
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Is there a flight search engine that allows me to pick the departure and return flight separately?

I am looking for a specific route, but unfortunately I have many limitations in terms of schedule. Many search flight search engines give me good options in terms of price but not the ideal ...
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Can food or cosmetics get overheated on intra-European flights?

I intend to travel with cheap airlines, in a single flight between the Continent and England (in this time of year, i.e. winter). I would like to take some traditional food with me (like fried fish) ...
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Is 3 hours a safe layover for domestic - international change at ORD

I'm travelling from Pittsburgh to Abu Dhabi via Chicago in the Etihad flight. The whole booking is done under a single reservation -- so I didn't pick the time between the flights. However, since in ...
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Does the flight departure time take Daylight Savings Time into account?

I stay in Pittsburgh, the time zone is EDT (Eastern Daylight Time). I purchased a ticket of a flight that departs at 8.20 AM from here on next Thursday. When I purchased this, there was a different ...
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Valid dimensions for hand luggage [duplicate]

Companies like Alitalia and KLM show on their web sites hand luggage dimension limits as: max 55 x 25 x 35 cm (Equivalent in inches should be: 21.5 x 10 x 13.5 in.) Would hand luggage measuring ...
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Tent in hand luggage?

Can I carry a tent in hand luggage on a flight? Do poles/pegs present a threat? I mean, they could but they're going to be tightly packed and actually attempting to get them out would draw a lot of ...
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Interline agreement Azerbaijan Airlines and Turkish Airlines

I'm arriving in Istanbul with Azerbaijan Airlines (from Teheran via Baku) and plan to connect from there with Turkish Airlines. Is it possible to check my luggage all the way through (or from Baku ...
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Trouble with LAN (airline) refund - explanation of ticket fare policy codes

On my ticket for LAN I see: NONEND-REF/CHG SEE PENALTY which I believe does not mention to the ticket not being refundable. Also, in the receipt they sent me it states: REFUNDS Please find the ...
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What is the cheapest method to get a flight from Australia to New Zealand?

I'm planning to be about a month in Australia and then continue my trip to New Zealand. What is the cheapest method to get a flight from Australia to New Zealand? Does it make a difference from which ...
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Historical flight data

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 to a particular route ...
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Are there countries other than the USA where you are required to collect your luggage even in transit?

I am curious if there are any countries other than the USA where you are required to collect your luggage even when you are either just in transit to another country or are not at your final ...
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Does anyone still offer standby without already having paid another fare?

Several websites tell me that "nobody" will let you fly "standby" except as a change to a fare already bought. Is there anyone that will still sell a cheap "next unsold seat" fare? I'm retired and ...
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No refund on cancellation of air-ticket by Travelgenio [closed]

QUESTION: What should I do in the following circumstances? The ticket is booked for 21st April so, I am asking for suggestions/answers to deal with this situation. I am facing a problem in the ...
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Is reimbursement possible for a headset cable that was broken by the service cart during a flight?

My noise-canceling headset's detachable cable was damaged while plugged into the airplane jack during a long-haul flight. I noticed that the jack was bended at the time, but I did not react ...
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Will I have to get my luggage in Houston or it will be delivered to Tucson?

Tonight I will be leaving Recife, Brazil to go to Tucson, AZ, USA, with a stop in Rio and another stop in Houston. Will my checked-in baggage be directly delivered to Tucson after I leave it at a ...
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What is the cheapest and safest way from Thailand to Cambodia? [closed]

I've read the border between Thailand and Cambodia was difficult to cross for foreigners. What's the best way to cross that border for foreigners ? Is taking a flight mandatory or is there other ...
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Can I get a refund on my tickets booked from BA via Expedia?

I booked tickets to go from LHR to LAX, hoping to go to San Diego Comic-Con this year. However, I hadn't appreciated that it might be impossible to get a ticket for SDCC, so I booked in advance. As ...
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How can I find the maximum permitted mileage (MPM) between two cities?

Apparently the IATA publishes a list of the "maximum permitted mileage" (MPM) between a large set of city pairs. This mileage is referenced in airline fares. For example, in order to get an award ...
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How to find and compare flights carried out by a specific type of plane?

I'd really like to fly with an Airbus A380. But how do I find and compare the price of flights that are carried out by specific kind of plane? I don't want to fly just anywhere; I plan to go from ...
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Is there a nonstop flight from the west coast of North America to anywhere in India?

A friend in San Francisco is trying to figure it out, given that there are (apparently) nonstop flights to Dubai, it should be physically possible, but wondering if such flights exist?
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Denied entry into Schengen zone: Can I still use my visa?

I had a visa to Portugal for 3 months to visit my family. My point of first entry was Germany, but they denied me entry, because I didn't have a return ticket from Portugal to Germany, but I had a ...
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Will providing an incorrect suffix and prefix for a name (Dr., PhD) on a flight ticket cause issues at the airport?

I was being silly when purchasing my airline ticket and saw the options to have my name be "Dr. John Doe, PhD", so I went for it. Unfortunately I cannot legitimately claim either of those titles. ...
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What do I do if I'm stuck in between flights and a terror attack happens?

First of all, my sympathies go to the families of the victims. The events that took place in Brussels today are really unforgivable. My question might be a little out of line here, but I'm sincerely ...
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Visa options and Entry Clearance [duplicate]

I posted this question; USA to UK entry refused (and subsequently removed) I would like to thank the people who answered this and helped, I didn't know how to respond on there, so, thanks. I had ...
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Can I travel from the USA to Spain with a one-way flight?

I am going to be an au pair and will not qualify for a work visa, and do not want to pay for 15 hours of classes to qualify as a student. Does Spain have any rules for "onward travel" where I would ...
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Can I take my battery backup/energizer/secondary power source in flight? [duplicate]

I have bought one battery backup/energizer/secondary power source (2500 mAh). I am going to India this week but not sure whether I can carry battery backup on flight. The website of air Canada does ...
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24 hour hold/refund on wholly international air ticket on foreign airline

Does the US DOT policy for airlines to "hold a reservation at the quoted fare for 24 hours without payment or allow a reservation to be cancelled within 24 hours without penalty" apply to foreign ...
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When a flights departs in the middle of the winter daylight saving time switch, what is the actual departure time? [duplicate]

If we take a look at JFK's flight schedule for this year's November 6th (which is the winter DST switch date), there are plenty of flights departing between 1am and 2am. For example, a Cathay Pacific ...
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Can you freeze liquids to pass security checks?

Once I read a suggestion saying that frozen "liquids" are not subject to the 100 ml restriction of security checks in airports. I've found other references of this googling, but they all refer to TSA ...
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Can I bring this Side Window Deflector aboard an aircraft in the US?

I recently ordered these window deflectors for my Mazda: But I didn't account for the fact that they are very big, and don't fit in my suitcase (they are 45 x 3.6 x 3 inches in size). I am worried ...
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is passport required for travelling to nepal from india by air

I'm an Indian citizen and I want to travel to Nepal by air. Is a passport required?
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Is 1h layover at PHL enough to connect to the next flight?

I have an American Airlines flight BOS->PHL and PHL->TLV with only a 1-hour layover. The airline's automatic system picked the itinerary so I figure it must work, but wanted to check. Both flights are ...
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Delayed Flight Paphos Airport [duplicate]

I am trying to find out a flight number from September 2010. We were delayed for over ten hours at paphos airport. Can I pay for the information.
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Stopover in Korea [duplicate]

I am a Vietnamese passport holder. I'm going back to Vietnam from Seattle next week. I will have a half-day layover in Incheon Airport. I want to go into the city - Seoul just for resting, like ...
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Question about check-in baggage with a change of airport

Flying to Bangkok with a change of airport in Tokyo (Narita to Haneda). Does my check-in baggage go to the final destination or do I have to recheck them in again? It's booked as one ticket flying ...
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Book connecting flight, but only board at second airport?

I'm looking to book flights from) Philadelphia (PHL) to Detroit (DTW). Direct flights are quite expensive. I noticed, in expanding a search to surrounding airports, that I can book from Allentown ...
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Reconfirm airline ticket? [duplicate]

Each time I have Purchased an airplane ticket (specifically, using a travel agent, though I'm not sure every time was through one) the bottom of the email confirms of my ticket that I receive says ...