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

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Why would passengers on a diverted flight not be allowed into the terminal?

I was recently on a flight to Washington DC, but due to adverse weather conditions at DCA we were redirected to Philadelphia to await suitable conditions to land in Washington. When we landed at PHL, ...
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How do I find out whether I am allowed to / have to disembark from a flight that transits at an intermediary airport?

When booking flights that transit through one or more intermediary airports, it is not often clear whether it's a 'technical stop', e.g., refuelling only while passengers sit inside the plane or ...
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Traveling inside the U.S. with a tourist visa from 3 years ago

I live in San Diego and I will be traveling to New Jersey next week. I'm not a U.S. Citizen or legal resident. I came here with a tourist visa 3 years ago and haven't gone back to Mexico. I've heard ...
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Flying from Stewart, BC to the US via Taquan Air from Hyder, AK

I expect to visit Stewart, British Columbia in March. I'll be traveling there with others via the airport at Terrace, BC, but need to leave for the US early. Ideally I'd like to avoid having to rent ...
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Canada Low Cost Airline

Are there any low cost airlines that operate within Canada and fly out of Vancouver? As a European I have very limited knowledge of flying within the US and Canada. I am struggling to find any, ...
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Bari BRI to Rome Fiumicino FCO Ryanair On Time Peformance - Is this doable?

My flight plan (Return Ticket by Ryanair) will be 29 March - FCO to BRI (I will leave my luggage at FCO Luggage Storage open from 6:30am to 11:30pm) 30 March BRI to FCO 18:40 to 19:45 As Luggage ...
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Too ill to fly, visa ending, Cruise line also refusing - what can I do?

I'm an American citizen living in the UK. My 7 month old son was born with a collapsed lung and sustained an injury to his lung as a result. He's been given clearance to travel by boat but not to fly ...
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Air-side walk-through light boxes. What are they?

To disembark in many European terminals, passengers must pass through a corridor with a bottleneck. On either side of the hallway there are tall, chubby boxes. The white or gray boxes are powered and ...
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Can I make a 1hr full-transfer at Stansted?

My Ryanair flight arrives at Stansted at 15:35, and I can either buy a ticket to fly out at 16:30 or at 20:00. I've never been through Stansted before, is it possible to exit the airport, and go ...
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Prohibited item forgotten in hand luggage: what to do with it?

I guess it happens quite frequently: you have already checked in, and at the security check you realize that you have in your backpack your grandmother's Klingon bat'leth blade, an item that has been ...
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Can I take an electric fly swatter on board?

I have a 1500V electric fly swatter - the type you can get at £1 stores and on Amazon - it looks like a small tennis racket but it has 2AA batteries to kill insects. I would like to take it with me ...
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Location of Air France's lounges in Paris CDG Airport

I’m transferring between two Air France flights in Paris CDG airport. There is plenty of time between flights so I plan to go to a lounge but I can’t find a map with location of lounges or at least a ...
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Flight delay details [duplicate]

Manchester to Marco Polo Venice in June 2013. The return flight was several hours late but I no longer have booking details. How can I check on the arrival delay for my flight. The date was June 13th ...
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Bringing plants on a plane from US to Denmark

I have a few small house plants I'd like to take home to Denmark when I leave the US. They're small enough so I can uproot them and pack them with wet paper in a tupperware box. And they can withstand ...
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Are airlines required to check for Brazilian visa of an American at check-in?

I was offered a job in Brazil and wanted to make sure it was a good place for my kids so booked a flight the morning of the offer for a flight later that morning. I arrived at airport for my direct ...
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Can an airline prevent me from travelling on the first leg of a flight if the second leg is cancelled?

Travelling from Doha to Philadelphia to Atlanta, and the Philadelphia to Atlanta flight was cancelled due to weather. The airline (Qatar) wouldn't let me travel from Doha to Philadelphia since my ...
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Are there still any “Fly as much as you like” air passes for the U.S.?

Back in 1993 I had a ticket called 'Delta Air Lines Travel America Standby Airpass' that allowed me to take an unlimited number of flights on Delta Airlines within a 30 day period. 60 days were ...
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Are replica unarmed explosives allowed in hand luggage?

If not why? A domestic flight within the UK. I have the alternative of going with Virgin Trains if this is going to cause me unnecessary problems. The item has been bought from here
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Why did airport security swab my hands with wet paper?

Before entering a commercial plane, I had to go through the usual security check at Prague airport (PRG). When I passed the metal detector, it went off. I assume it was because I forgot to take off my ...
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Confusion about flight timing - Turkish airline

I am really confused with timings on ticket. I have my friend coming from USA to Pakistan, and I have to pick him from airport. I want to know when he will arrive in Pakistan according to Pakistan ...
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Refunding return leg of Air France ticket in Business class

I would be flying from PRG-SIN in a couple of months in Business Class considering how much one way tickets cost in Y, but I was thinking, is it possible to book a return ticket and refunding the ...
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What's the law about body scanners in EU? Am I legally allowed to refuse?

There are a lot of EU laws about travelling through airports. We've all seen the signs about asking for your rights. So is there any EU law about body scanners? Is there an EU law that says I am ...
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Can you check an envelope? (of razor blades)

I'm traveling soon, and will be bringing everything in my carry-on. However, I'd like to bring my preferred blades for my safety razor, rather than finding whatever I can in another country (and ...
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Disclosure of funds at a Canadian airport

So I might be going to Canada if they approve my visa. They asked for the amount of money I'll be taking there (via the application form) during my visit and they asked proof for it (bank statements ...
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Skip leg and book a connection with the same airline [duplicate]

As part of a larger trip my last two flights are DFW-LHR and LHR-AMS. However, I would be a lot faster, if I skip the last leg and book an extra flight from London to my final destination. My ...
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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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Travel on low cost airlines

I've touristic Schengen visa and I need to know is possible to travel on low cost airlines like Raynair between different EU countries and cities ?
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How to find all flights scheduled between a pair of cities? [duplicate]

I am waiting for someone to fly in this week, but have no idea when they are arriving and can't contact them. I looked online and found flight trackers, but they only show flights already "en route" ...
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How to find flights with a large enough seat pitch to use a laptop?

I usually fly first class, so I never thought too much about using a computer in coach, but I was flying coach on American today in a 737, and I could not use my computer because the seat in front of ...
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Would a non-business traveler ever benefit from collecting air miles, as compared to simply buying the cheapest ticket available?

Looking at various air miles programs around the world, it seems to me that they're only useful for business travelers, who basically get free flights out of their employer's pocket. However for a ...
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Landing in hidden city, coming back from “official” city: is it possible? [duplicate]

Let's suppose someone (who's definitely not me...) wants to go to Colombia to know many cities. This fictional character will buy a ticket from São Paulo, Brasil to Barranquilla, Colombia (to go and ...
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2 jetways for arrival of international flight at Newark?

Im flying from Mumbai to Newark on a 777. I am the last seat on the plane. I would like to be able to be one of the first passengers to get out on arrival, because I have exactly 1.5 hour layover for ...
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How to effectively organize documents when traveling?

Each time when I travel, there is a chunk of printed papers and other documents which I have to take with me. Some of them are documents which I have to access often: ticket, passport, visa etc. ...
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Is the Zika Virus Outbreak Expected to Lower Cost of Flights to South America? [closed]

Numerous news sites are reporting outbreaks of Zika virus in South America. Does such an epidemic normally cause prices to lower? Logically fewer people will want to travel there and there are several ...
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What are the known potential safety issues flying with Ukranian Airlines AMS-KBP-TLV? [closed]

I'm noticing Ukrainian Airlines has some very low fares relative to other airlines for a trip I need to make (AMS to TLV and back). It's a bit of a detour, but for about $200 instead of $300 it looks ...
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Book a flight from CDG Airport

I am travelling from NYC to Paris, and returning back. If I miss my return flight to NYC, how can I book a new return flight from CDG airport? I do not speak French, or have a laptop to reserve ...
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Missed a connection due 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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Can I fly with a skateboard in my hand luggage?

Can I fly with a skateboard in my hand luggage? The skateboard can be either assembled or not. I'd rather not pack it in hold luggage to avoid it being damaged or stolen. What I am worried about are ...
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Air travel with a stoma (ileostomy or colostomy)

A stoma is a surgically inserted hole in your stomach through which urine and faeces can exit your body. It's part of the operation where your bladder or colon gets removed. There are approximately ...
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Enter the USA before going to Canada on a WHV

I am a German resident. I m in possessision of a Work- and Holiday Visa for Canada, which allowes me to stay and work there for 1 year. On my way to Canada (Vancouver)I would like to stop in New York ...
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Why is the light in an airplane turned off during take off and landing?

I wondered for a long time why the light inside an aircraft is always turned off when taking off or landing.
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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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Can I transport a hairdryer in my hand luggage in Europe?

I am going to travel for Christmas and I would like to bring an hairdryer for a friend (yes, there are also hairdryers in the destination, but she likes this particular brand). In principle there is ...
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Is it possible to take a soldering iron aboard an airplane?

I need to know may I transfer soldering iron using airplane? Is it prohibited item? What if the soldering iron works using 4V batteries? If inside soldering iron there is no battery then why it ...
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Ear protection on long flights?

I have a pair of noise cancelling headphones which I love very much. Putting them on during a long haul flight and keeping them on most of the time leaves me significantly less tense and more relaxed ...
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EZY5794 from Prague to London gatwick [duplicate]

I'm trying to find take off and landing times for this EasyJet flight which departed from Prague and landed London Gatwick on 20/3/2015. Many thanks
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Can I use Missed Flight Cover to change the date of my ticket?

I would like to change the date of travel on my ticket. With EasyJet it costs much. In fact £45 is more than the price of the ticket itself so getting a new tickets is cheaper. However, when I ...
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Who is responsible for a passenger being cancelled from a flight because an international partner airline never confirmed with the domestic airline?

We booked an airline ticket with STA travel for our son's trip to Australia on October 5, 2015. The travel agency was recommended by the Australian outfit he is on the trip with. All flights confirmed ...
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Baggage restrictions while travelling by connecting flights

On Qatar airways it mentions that for business class a passenger is allowed a checked bag up to 32 kgs for business class and 23 kgs for economy. My tickets are booked for business class but I could ...