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

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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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Splitting up an airline booking? [duplicate]

I booked an American Airlines ticket Newark --> Philadelphia --> Pittsburgh since it was cheaper than direct Philadephia --> Pittsburgh. I would like to simply get on at Philadelphia (I am traveling ...
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If a carry-on luggage is placed in the baggage hold, is the passenger entitled to some compensation?

Sometimes flight attendants force passengers to put their carry-on luggage in the baggage hold, in case there is no more space in the cabin. In that situation, is the passenger entitled to some ...
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Why aren't there cube-shaped suitcases or bags?

This is for check-in baggage, not carry on. A cube would maximise the volume while complying with the 62-inch limit on the length + width + height. It would be 20.7 inches along each side. It will ...
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My flight is changed to include an overnight layover, can I claim compensation from airline?

I booked a flight a few months ago using an online booking agent (cheaptickets) from Zhangjiajie (China) to Chiang Mai (Thailand). The flight details were as followed: 9h50 Zhangjiajie - 11h25 ...
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What disadvantages in not queueing early to board Ryanair flight?

When a flight is about to board, many people queue at the gate long before it opens, even though seat numbers have already been assigned. What disadvantages are there in sitting until the gate is ...
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Completing second leg of travel on a different day

Has anyone had experience booking a flight through a middle city (B) that costs less than a flight from (A) to (C), or from (A) to (B) + (B) to (C), and then interrupted the flight midstream, asking ...
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How long does travel toothpaste last?

Let's say I'm going on a week-long trip and I'm hoping to bring only one small travel-sized tube of toothpaste (25 g) with me. Usually I just bring a normal-sized toothpaste but since the trip is ...
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Low cost airfare for each country [closed]

I'm planning to travel with my best friend this summer and I was wondering if any of you guys know a website that list low cost airfare for each country?
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Old Flight numbers (2011) [duplicate]

I am trying to find out a thomas cook flight number which was supposed to fly out of tenerife to UK (Manchester?) on friday 25th feb 2011 but did not go till saturday 26th.
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What would happen if you miss the bag drop-off deadline and it's kind of the airline's fault for bad ground service? [closed]

I turned up at the airport today in what I would consider moderate but not great (since the train was late) time: 35 minutes before bag drop-off closed. 75 minutes before departure. To cut a long ...
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Qantas MEL-SYD-SCL: is the first leg international or domestic

I know checked luggage goes straight through, but how long in advance do I need to be at the Melbourne airport?
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Why is SCL-AKL slower than SYD-SCL? [duplicate]

How is it that the estimated duration of a SYD-SCL flight (7060 miles) on a 747-400 (cruise speed Mach 0.85) is 12:40, but SCL-AKL flight (6011 miles) on a 787-8 (same cruise speed) takes 13:20. My ...
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I have a 12-hour layover in Istanbul. Will I be able to leave the airport to do some sightseeing in the city?

I'm flying to Barcelona from Israel via Istanbul. The layover in Istanbul is 12 hours, and I'm thinking about leaving the airport and entering the country for a couple of hours. Would that be ...
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Do I need a transit visa for layover in Italy? [duplicate]

I am flying from Chicago to Istanbul and my flight will layover in Rome for an hour and a half. I am holding a US green card and am traveling with Iraqi passport. I am not sure if I will require an ...
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Getting out of the Istanbul airport on a 22-hour layover - luggage issue

I'm planning to fly through Istanbul with Turkish airlines and would have a 22-hour layover there. Would it be possible to exit the airport without retrieving my luggage? Do I have to specifically ...
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How can I deal with people asking to switch seats with me on a plane?

I'm sixteen years old, and I have mild claustrophobia so I always travel in the aisle seat. However, I'm constantly asked (not politely) by others to change seats with them. Since I usually travel ...
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Can I reschedule a Non refundable international Flight ticket (AirFrance+Jet Airways; Barcelona-Pairs-India) with minimal additional charges?

I'm traveling from Barcelona back to India in August. The following are my flight details, as I'd planned this trip long back- I'd gone ahead and booked a non refundable ticket (which was the only one ...
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What is the meaning of the expiration date on a Delta voucher?

My parents were issued vouchers for a specific dollar amount towards future travel on Delta as compensation for volunteering to switch to a different flight in an overbook situation. The vouchers have ...
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Why do return flight costs vary depending on the country of origin?

I had planned for my wife, daughters and I to take a holiday from our home in China to the UK for a few weeks in July. Usually, when people visit us in China from the UK, the cost is around £450 to ...
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Request an earlier flight if original flight is overbooked at the airport?

This has now happened twice to me. As a result of travel times etc, I have arrived considerably earlier than necessary at an airport with multiple opportunities to fly earlier than booked. ...
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Do I need to claim baggage for customs at ICN layover [closed]

My daughter is traveling from DFW to LAX then LAX to ICN (Incheon, Korea) then from ICN to ULN(Mongolia). Does she needs to pick up baggage at ICN to recheck in for ULN and how long the process to ...
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Do the maximum allowed dimensions for baggage include the handles?

I'm flying soon and have been given a maximum carry on bag dimension of 14 inches x 9 inches x 22 inches (23 x 35 x 56 cm), and the body of my luggage exactly fits those dimensions. If the handles ...
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Norwegian booking cancellation

I booked a flight from Oslo to Helsinki and I want to cancel it! How can I do that, and will I have to pay extra charges?
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Can I get off a plane at connecting flight? [duplicate]

I know this may be considered hidden-city ticketing and airlines have qualms with the practice, but since it's technically not illegal I was wondering if I bought a ticket from Chicago to Moscow with ...
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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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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 ...