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

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Retroactively claim miles in different alliances?

Last year I was stupid enough to claim 3 domestic Mexican Aeromexico-flights in my KLM account. They ended up being worthless and I was unable to change them back to Aeromexico as I plan to visit ...
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Germanwings: Bumped off flight and rebooked for flight on next day. How to make claim?

I just got bumped from a flight between Manchester and Stuttgart because an 'attendant was taken ill' and only 94 passengers were allowed to board for security reasons. About 30 passengers were given ...
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Strange knob on airplanes?

I have noticed this strange knob on flights typically near the video screen (in this case on the right and is underneath the USB port). Is there a use to this knob or is it just a component which ...
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How to enforce transit points during flight booking to avoid transit visas? [closed]

I am using skyscanner to search for international flights. It is an outstanding app, but when searching for flights from India to Cayman Islands it only shows connections through USA and UK. Why are ...
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Can I buy two one way tickets for a trip?

I'm flying to South Africa from New Zealand for a holiday and I would like to know if I can buy a one way ticket there and a one way back as the flights are slightly cheaper and better
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Why does connecting flight need a security check at connection airport?

I'm just wondering why when flying with connection flights, when I come at the connecting airport, straight from the arrivals and to the departures, why do I have go through a security check. Since ...
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Why Airfares vary from One Airline company to another? [closed]

I tried to book a ticket in British Airways but because of the 'Fare' i opted Fly emirates. I know this might sound dumb, but is it due the availability of 'Gas' in particular nation. For example if i ...
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What can you do about being forced to sit next to a very large passenger?

My mum is up in arms about that fact that she sat next to a (very) obese gentleman on her flight causing sufficient discomfort for her to grab the cabin jumpseat in cruise. The flight was a ...
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Why does EasyJet require my ID details in advance?

I truly wonder why does EasyJet need to know my ID details in advance for my flight from Prague to London: It is a requirement of UK customs? If so, why haven't I been asked this information for my ...
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Need to travel Tokyo in layover. Do I need transit visa? [duplicate]

I am traveling through Narita airport and have layover of 9 hours. I am Indian citizen with US F1 visa. This is morning time and I want roam around Tokyo. Do I need transit visa to go out from ...
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International travel with parrots

We (two people) live in the US and we have two cockatiels. We will eventually move to a different country (air travel). This question is about how to execute the move in a way that is safe for the ...
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What does “SSSS” on my boarding pass mean?

When I checked in for my American Airlines flight from Costa Rica back to the States, I noticed that my boarding pass had "SSSS" printed across the top left corner. Nobody else in my party had this ...
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What's the longest take-off run of a commercial flight? [closed]

I listen to the Dr Karl podcast where in a recent one he stated the longest take off run was by a C-130 (Hercules) plane in Greenland a long while back (I gather it was some unusual condition and not ...
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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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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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Cheap way to get from Israel to Hong Kong

I want to fly from Tel Aviv to Hong Kong. I searched Kayak and so on. I wonder: Do travel agents have cheaper offers which I cannot find on the Internet? Is there any cheaper way to get near ...
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Low cost airlines search engine?

With wheretowhen.com dying a few years ago and, now, airninja.com having become a regular (non-budget) flight search engine, is there any website left which lists the routes of budget airlines and ...
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Am I allowed to bring whey protein from the US to Canada in my carry on baggage?

I will be soon visiting the US, and I was wondering if I am allowed to buy a n=brand new Whey protein tub (5lb) and put in my carry on. It is a small trip and I usually just travel with my carry on ...
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Am I allowed to carry a microscope from Canada to a country that is a EU member?

I use the microscope as an amateur biologist. I usually travel with KLM airlines, but I could travel with any company if needed. I did not find anything that could interdict one to carry a microscope ...
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Travelling with 2 check-in bags

I am looking for a solution to carry 2 check-in (around 50 lbs each) roller bags to airport. Since I am alone its hard to pull both at same time. Options I think I have: Use taxi and pay him around ...
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Luggage allowance on Turkish Airlines

I will be flying with Turkish Airlines in a couple-weeks' time from London via Istanbul to Tbilisi. When I booked the tickets on their website, there was a note to "check the baggage allowance ...
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How much cash can you carry in a European Union domestic flight?

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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What do I lose by not booking flights through a travel agent?

I take quite a lot of flights for both business and pleasure, and although I typically book my business flights through a (corporate-mandated) travel agent, I always book my personal flights directly ...
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Are 2.5 hours enough for a layover in Rio?

I'm planning a trip to Brazil for this December, and I've already bought the flight to Rio and back. Now I have to book a second flight from Rio to Foz do Iguassu, that should depart as soon as ...
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Where is the safest place in an airplane? [duplicate]

Is there such a thing at all? I feel the front is dangerous because it may hit the ground first. I also feel that near the wings is not safe because they are fuel tanks.
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Flying on third party booked tickets

My cousin has booked international flights for me with BA through Expedia. I have an email confirmation that is my e-ticket for printing. Do I need to contact either BA or Expedia before I try to ...
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What's the typical microclimate in the aircraft passenger cabin?

When preparing for a commercial jet flight it'd be nice to know how warm my clothes should be so that I don't freeze after sitting for several hours in say +16 degrees Celsius (61 degrees Fahrenheit). ...
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Why can two different airlines have different travel durations for the same itinerary?

I am looking at flights from Boston to Paris and I see that there are two non-stop flights with different travel duration: For this itinerary, Air France takes 6h40 while Delta takes 7h04. Why ...
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Codeshares - Can I expect the same service when buying from different airline?

Singapore Airlines (SQ) is one of the best airlines in the world to fly. It's expensive as well. However, I found that Air India also sell ticket for an SQ-operated flight, and the price is like $600 ...
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How can I avoid or minimize jet lag?

From my personal anecdotal experience, I've found it worse when travelling east around the globe. I also tend to stay awake most if not all of the flight, so sleeping time doesn't tend to matter as ...
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Flying with a baby, changing diapers onboard

Babies do require a nappy change more frequently when they are few weeks old, I am wondering is it a problem to change the diapers onboard? Do I have to worry about health issues when using ...
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What if my boarding pass name does not match perfectly with my id card? [duplicate]

My surname is LO and my given name is Kei Cheung Arthur while my boarding pass name only shows that I am Arthur LO. Will it affect my boarding?
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Do I need an airport transit visa for layover in Germany?

I hold an Indian passport. I'm travelling to Romania with a valid visa. I have a 5 hour layover at Munich international airport and 3 hour layover at Frankfurt international airport on the way back ...
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Begin a flight itinerary with a transfer [closed]

I'd like to fly to a hub (Hong Kong) on a budget airline with no partnerships. From there, I have just one hour to board the leg to Tokyo via ANA. Both airlines are operating from the same terminal, ...
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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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Things to keep in mind booking ARNK international tickets [closed]

I'm planning a Europe trip with my fiance and we're interested in booking our flights from and returning to the same city (Brisbane, Australia) but arriving in London and then departing from Rome - ...
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Cannot book individual leg of multi-leg flight on flight search engine

I am trying to book a flight from A => C on flightnetwork.com. I find a flight at a good price but with a 20 hour layover in B. B is a nice city so I thought since my schedule is flexible I would ...
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How to deal with future uncertainties when booking an airfare

I often run into this problem on intercontinental flights. I have to book a ticket and I am not sure about the return date, which might be after 2-6 months. So I set the return date based on what I ...
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What is valid ID for domestic flights in India?

Is post office ID card accepted as id proof for flight to travel within in India? What else other than PAN card, driving license is accepted as ID? Where do I need to show it?
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Does a US Citizen need a visa to enter as a tourist to the UK for 6 months?

Everything I've seen points to no (and I would love that to be true since applying for a visa online costs money) but I'm worried about getting refused due to the length of time I wish to stay, which ...
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Electronic Devices and airport security checks [duplicate]

I have seen recently that the US and UK have announced that all 'electronic devices' will have to be 'powered up' before allowing them on board a plane, I believe for the UK it's on all flights though ...
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Possible reimbursement for missed connection due to gate change

I was traveling from Chicago (ORD) to Mumbai (BOM) with a connection at Frankfurt (FRA). The layover was a little less than 4 hours at FRA. I had a boarding pass with no gate assigned (this is quite ...
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Airfares in 1963, Memphis to Los Angeles, round-trip [duplicate]

I'm writing a novel and researching what approximate flight costs (American Airlines?) would have been for round-trip, Memphis/Los Angeles in 1963. I'm guessing $149. Is that close?
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What would a Memphis to Los Angeles round trip have cost in 1963? [closed]

I'm doing research for a novel. I need to know the approximate cost for airfare (American Airlines?) from Memphis to Los Angeles, round trip anytime in 1963.
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Which airplane of the KLM flew from PBM to AMS on January 19th 1991?

For quite some time I log the planes I travel on. I would very much like to log planes I took before I start logging plane registration numbers. Is there any way to know which Boeing 747-300 I ...
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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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How to know a flight is not full?

Is it possible to know how many seats of a particular flight have been booked? If not, is it possible to know in which months of a year the flights usually are not booked fully?
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What is the LONGEST passenger flight (with a flight number) in the world?

For example, JQ151 from Sydney to Christchurch is around 3 hours. NZ1 however, is about another 7 to Hong Kong. Will need a regular flight number to verify. Definition is longest in terms of flight ...
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Stopping at an airport different from destination

I have a Canadian Visa and an air ticket to Toronto via Montreal. However, I would like to stop at Montréal instead of going to Toronto. While I asked my travel agent to cancel this booking, he ...
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Flying to a Schengen zone from a country other than the one where the visa was issued

If i have a Schengen visa issued by the German embassy in Qatar, can I fly to Germany from Lebanon ? I heard that it's not allowed, but want to get a definitive answer.