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

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International arriving Chicago ORD to domestic, two different airlines how do I recheck bags?

Arriving international flight at Chicago ORD on American and taking domestic from ORD to TX on United. I have a two-hour window. Can I check my bag at the gate for my United flight or will I be ...
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Is there a list of words or themes that will get you thrown off a plane in the US?

I'm wondering if there's a definitive list or collection of things you should never say on a plane - eg words that if heard, will definitely get you removed, due to a rule or airline policies? I ...
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Airline and Travel Agent disagree on baggage allowance, who do I need to resolve it with?

Recently, I was looking to book with one of the traditional "scheduled carriers" who now offer both baggage-inclusive and hand baggage only fares. Looking on the airline's own website, the fare at the ...
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Why do people on airplanes often have tomato juice as a drink?

Tomato juice seems to be a favorite drink for many travelers to have on board an airplane. I've seen this on almost every flight I've been on, but I have never noticed this same trend at ground-level. ...
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International travel with ORIF, a surgical procedure which puts metal plates to join bones in limbs [duplicate]

I recently had a road accident and broke my left forearm bones badly. This was fixed via a surgery called ORIF. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internal_fixation). This required joining my bones using ...
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Do tickets in coach typically get sold in the order of lowest/cheapest fare code first?

I feel like I'm like most people when shopping for a flight. I go to a website that compares prices for my trip and I make a choice based on some combination of lowest price, best times, and preferred ...
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Best option to get cheap flights for flying Vancouver to Geneva return 10 to 15 times

For the coming 5 years, my fiancee and I will travel once a year (maybe even twice a year for my fiancee) between from Vancouver to Geneva and return. I know nothing about how one can accumulate ...
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Why do airlines now charge for flying standby in the US?

Previously if you wanted to fly standby or arrived early for a connection you could put yourself on the Standby list for free. If there was room you could board in a win-win, i.e. the plane was ...
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Is there a liability limit for a carry-on bag that was forcibly checked plane-side?

On many US flights carry-on bags must be checked if the overhead bins are full. In this case the airline forces you to check your bag (for free) against your will. If an item in your bag is worth more ...
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Refund value estimation for one leg of the return journey

I had booked an DXB-AMD return journey on Spicejet through Makemytrip.com. The total cost for the booking was INR 18,132. The booking confirmation showed that out of this, INR 300 was "convenience ...
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Is this back to back ticketing or throwaway ticketing?

Transatlantic repositioning cruises are extremely cheap, the only problem is they are one way and you need a one way flight ticket to get back which are very expensive, one option is a return ...
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Stand-By Flights, Regardless of Destination? [duplicate]

I've started seeing commercials for some company doing a kind of "travel roulette" where a traveler is randomly given a destination and their vacation is free if they agree to go right now. Which is ...
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Flying stand by from US to Europe — is it still worth it, and if so, how to do it?

The title summarizes my question pretty well. Basically, I'm looking for a cheap way to fly from California to Europe (Germany, preferably). Since I have to fly this route several times a year, and ...
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Is it possible to fly near/over Mount Everest?

There is already a question about getting to the top of Mount Everest without hiking too far but what I want is a little bit different. I am looking for a flight (regular or tourist ). I don't want to ...
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Can you travel 'above' the control of a country?

To be clear this is not a question on doing anything illegal. The question is about realms of control, and when you're "visiting" the territory of a country. According to the UN's rules, territorial ...
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Disembark flight at unplanned refuelling stop, if the stop is same as ultimate destination?

Let's say I am travelling from India to Minneapolis. Let us also assume that I like Emirates, and prefer flying on it. Let us also assume that I did not get any of the shorter flights to the US east ...
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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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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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Not using my daughter's round trip ticket

My daughter is starting school in the US (we stay in Thailand) and my wife and I would like to accompany her back. There is a much better deal if we buy round trip tickets, but flying back would only ...
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Not boarding at departure city [duplicate]

Can you book a flight from, say... San Diego to Cancun that has a plane change in L.A. and not board the flight in San Diego but rather in L.A.? Say you "missed" your San Diego flight and were able ...
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Flight booking comparison including amenity info (e.g. wifi, refreshments)

I'm a big fan of extra amenities while flying. The availability and pricing of things like wifi, power supply for my electronic devices and refreshments are key factors in my choice when booking a ...
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Is there an IATA airport code for the Bay Area?

There is an IATA airport code for the New York City area (NYC), encompassing airports such as JFK, LaGuardia etc. This can be used on some flight search sites to search from/to several airports at ...
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Cure for departure anxiety in less developed countries?

I've been once or twice to places like India and I have a fear about leaving. The fear is that I will place my suitcase for hold luggage on the belt and a little bit later my name will be called over ...
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Is 45 mins enough in Newark airport terminal C to change the plane for connecting flight?

My flight will arrive Newark at 19:49 Terminal C and my connectiong internation flight will start at 20:35 Terminal C. There is no change in terminal, I just have to change the plane. Is this enough ...
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Airline doesn't ask me to choose flight seat when booking an online ticket

I would like to buy a ticket from Emirates airline online. As I go through steps of booking a flight on their website, it does not ask me to choose the seat and I wonder if there is such an option for ...
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How to check a large backpack?

When travelling on airlines based in the US with a large backpack, I prefer to carry the bag onto the plane as part of my hand baggage allowance. Most foreign flag carriers, however, have a ...
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Why is flying to England so expensive this June/July?

I am trying to plan a trip to England and I am shocked by the outrageous prices being asked. I have to be there from June 29th to July 5th, and the minimum price being asked for any trip with those ...
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How do I prevent my head from drooping while trying to sleep on a plane?

Even with the seat back lowered as far as it will go, my head droops forward when I try to sleep. This causes me to soon wake up with either a stiff neck or because of "the head jolt". The neck ...
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Transit through UK on way from USA to India with passport valid for 2 months and 10 days beyond the date of transit [duplicate]

I am planning to travel with the following itinerary: Delhi Dep. 24th of February 2015 for London Stay in UK till March 10, 2015. Departure London on March 10 for Los Angeles. Departure from USA on ...
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Is there an opaque flight site?

In a response to this question, I have read that there are opaque flight sites: An "Opaque" booking is one where you don't know the exact details of what you're booking until after you've made ...
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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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Avoiding the second leg of an international flight - different rates for a return ticket?

Possible Duplicate: Do you have to take the second leg of a flight? I am in the process of booking a flight from LAX - ZUR. I found a flight for approx. 1100 USD. However, if I book that ...
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Do you have to take the second leg of a domestic flight?

Say I want to book a flight from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago. Say the airline also flies to St. Louis from Fort Launderdale but has a connecting flight through Chicago. If I book that flights from ...
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China Airlines, safe? [duplicate]

I've got a long-haul flight booked with China Airlines (A330 and an A340) from LHR to SYD, and only after I booked it did I decide to read up on their safety record. Suffice to say I regret doing ...
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Is it legal to have 2 flights in the air at the same time with the same flight #?

My son was flying from a Rochester NY to Washington Dulles on flight 4578. They were to land, pickup passengers, then continue to Raleigh. The flight from Rochester was delayed so late arriving in DC. ...
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What does a flight code identify?

The title is very basic but I have a three-fold question about flight codes. Who decides of a flight code, who uses it (or is expected to use it) and what does it mean? We have a couple questions on ...
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Is it possible to fly both the Airbus 380 and the Boeing 787 in one trip?

Would it be possible to compare the user experience in both the airbus 380 and the Boeing 787 in one (return) trip? I don't mind making connecting flights inbetween in other models.
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Is there a website that summarizes the luggage and check-in requirements for each airplane company?

I don't travel much by plane but I use a wide variety of companies. Since there is not much harmonization, specially with LCC, each one has its own requirements about luggage size, weight, extra ...
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Does a layover of more than 6 hrs entitle me to accomodation by the airlines?

I have a 23 hour-long layover in Toronto, Canada. Am I entitled to boarding and lodging by the airlines?
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Canadian minors travelling to Poland with grandmother. What additional documentation is required?

My two minor children (both 8 y.o.) are traveling from Toronto to Warsaw for three weeks this summer. My wife and I are married and living together with the children. Besides passports, what ...
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Canadian visa rules for flight connections

I know that in the US foreigners must have a US visa if they have a connection in the US, even if they fly from a different country to a different country. That is because in the US you have to go ...
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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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Carry on bag packing advice [closed]

I was on a flight once that boarded and then we sat for almost 4 hours before we even took off. Even though my bag was stuffed full, all I really had to help pass the time was a bag of M&M's and a ...
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What happens if my luggage goes over the weight limit?

Im traveling with United airways economy, I am allowed to have 2 bags (But i gotta pay for them) and each can be 50 LBS. I am scared that I might go over the max weight limit for my bags. If this was ...
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US green card holder, do I need a transit visa in Japan [duplicate]

Is it true that Manila will not let me leave to go back to Narita to New York without a Japanese visa or a confirm ticket? I'm a green card holder.
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How to avoid claustrophobia on a plane?

I am severely claustrophobic and tomorrow I have a middle seat on a plane. I need some tips on how to handle it?
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What does a person with waiver visa need to fly within USA

What does a person, who has a waiver visa (ESTA) to visit USA, need to fly within USA? What information have to be filled during flight booking during purchase (domestic flights usually don't ask for ...
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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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What's a better way to find flights when cost is important and schedule is not?

How can I do a "broad" search for flights? is pretty broad, but not broad enough. Rome2Rio.com (example) says I can go from FSM to MAD for $340 US but refuses to tell me date or airline. ...
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Do I need a transit visa if I have 9 hours of layover at Delhi airport?

I have a valid US passport. I will fly Jet Airways to Delhi airport with 9 hours of layover to change to another Jet Airways Flight to Abu Dhabi. Do I need a transit visa?