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

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Batteries in baggage / cabin baggage (US Airways)

I am pretty sure this is a long discussed topic but anyhow I am a bit confused on how to pack my baggages for a 3 weeks trip into the US from Germany with US Airways. I want to have the following ...
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Funding friend's visit to UK from USA

My girlfriend who lives in the US wants to visit me in the UK for a couple of weeks. I will be funding her while she stays here and I'm a bit worried she'll have a problem when she arrives and goes ...
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If I know a flight is delayed can I turn up late for check-in at the airport?

This is the scenario: I have tickets booked for a 13:40 scheduled flight with Emirates. I need to check bags in so plan to be at the airport at the advised 2 hours before flight departure (11:40) but ...
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Is it easy to enter the UK multiple times on the same Business Visitor Visa?

I got a business visitor visa, sponsored by a company, for a 4-5 day visit. The visa was provided for a period of 6 months, with multiple entry possible. First, what should I carry with me when ...
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Travel from Europe to Asia tickets

my family will be visiting me in Japan soon and we plan to make a trip to South Korea too. So they would be coming from France to Japan, then from Japan to Korea, then Korea to Japan and from Japan ...
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Does Ryanair serve alcohol on short flights?

I'm flying from Dublin to London with Ryanair. I'm just wondering if anyone knows whether or not Ryanair will be serving alcohol on such a short flight?
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I am flying Mexico-Frankfurt but I connect flights in Houston, do I need a special permit if I already have a visa [duplicate]

I am flying Mexico-Frankfurt but I connect flights in Houston, do I need a special permit if I already have a visa? I can't remember if I had to get one on my past travels. Thanks!
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Why do we fasten seatbelts for turbulence?

I have a hard time imagining turbulence strong enough to throw people out of their seats or flip an airliner upside down. Does this sometimes happen? Is there some other reason we wear seatbelts ...
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Is it cheaper to buy flights from abroad?

I want to buy flights from the UK to Europe in the peak of the Summer season. Naturally they are very expensive. But I got to wondering, is it ever cheaper to buy tickets online from another country ...
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Airlines with an emigrating allowance?

Was debating putting this on expats.SE, but it's more about the travel part, so here goes. A friend is emigrating with their family and they have heard some airlines have an 'emigration allowance' - ...
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What do Amadeus GDS itinerary header codes mean?

I have few questions on Amadeus itinerary header lines --- TST RLR MSC RLP --- RP/BOMVS1234/BOMVS1234 HZ/SU 7NOV12/1027Z ...
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Baggage through Check-in and transit visa requirements

I'm Ayush Gogia from India. I am travelling from New Delhi to Calgary. I have 2 stopovers at Dubai and London Heathrow. I have booked my journey on a single ticket but multiple airlines. New Delhi to ...
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What countries can I transit on my way to Kenya without requiring a visa?

I am a usa resident with a Kenya passport what countries can I transit on my way to Kenya without requiring a visa for the country I transit through?
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Booking a flight in the airport right before departure

I'll be making a trip through Thailand and I only have 18 days. I already booked a flight to Chiang Mai and a flight from Bangkok back home. I'm also going to book a flight from Bangkok to Ko Samui ...
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Daily alerts for cheapest flights anywhere at any given time?

You can search for flights from your location to "Everywhere" in Skyscanner.net. And the system will show you the cheapest flights first no matter the destination or date. Every day prices change, so ...
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Are the Schengen “airport transit visa” even checked?

I was reading about Schengen transit visas today, and in an answer I saw that Schengen requires some people to have an airport transit visa. This visa is apparently for entering the international ...
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Entry permit to italy with polish national visa [duplicate]

I have Polish National Visa valid for one year. D type, multi entry. But I haven't gone to Poland yet, because I had to go to one project, which got rejected its financial part, so I didn't go there ...
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Traveling from Ireland to UK on a South African passport? [duplicate]

I have dual nationality ie a British and a South African passport. My British passport has expired I will be renew once in in the UK. I will be travelling from South Africa, into Dublin and onto ...
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Why is Mumbai - London - Dallas - Denver more expensive than Bangalore - Mumbai - London - Dallas - Denver? [closed]

I tried looking for a flight from Bangalore to London and London to Denver. Bangalore to Mumbai. 16 hour layover. Mumbai to London. London to Dallas. Dallas to Denver. ----- 48K When I searched for ...
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Reliable, Free Flight Alert Website allowing multiple route combinations

Does anybody know of a website that gives reliable flight alerts for low fares? Ideally, I would like it to : Be free Allow alerts on routes (ex. MXP - TXL), or from city to city (Milan - Berlin). ...
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Practical food to take on flight without anything served?

It seems that my local airline had really cut down on feeding passengers lately. Last time they only had food for sale (despite flight booking mentioning a meal). And what little they had sold out ...
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What are possible reasons for this strange flight pattern?

Recently, I was on a flight from Montreal to Vancouver. We were somewhere between Calgary and Vancouver when we started to fly strange manoeuvres: The whole flight can be seen on FlightAware. We ...
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Why would I choose full service carrier instead of a low-cost one?

I just started flying recently, and over the last two years, I was on a plane about once a month. Now, all my trips were between European cities. I have been successfully using Ryanair, Wizzair, and ...
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Long Haul flight with 9 month old with potential no Bassinet

I will be flying with my wife and daughter to the US and back again from New Zealand. Going there should be no issue, we should be able to use a bassinet but there is no guarantee we will get one on ...
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Incentives to change flights

Reading this question I found out how changes in seat capacity are handled, which made me quite curious what kind of incentives are typically offered to people who volunteer to take a different ...
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Can an airline really refuse to depart when overbooked?

I do not fly often, but when traveling home from vacation with my family yesterday, I encountered something I have never seen and I am wondering if what the flight attendants were saying was true. ...
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Historical flight data outside of the USA?

Historical flight data only deals with flights in the US sourced from http://apps.bts.gov/xml/ontimesummarystatistics/src/index.xml . Is there similar for EU, Asia etc?
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Can you mail yourself to another country? Any country?

This idea comes from this BBC article. They point out that all crates are screened these days, but I'm wondering if perhaps an airline wouldn't mind if you did it. Presumably it wouldn't be an ...
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Service to carry bags to / from airport in Australia - right up to checkin?

I've got a flight in a week to Melbourne. However, I've recently had surgery and am not allowed to lift anything heavier than 2kg (4.5lb). The trick being that I need to take a suit and carry-on bag. ...
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Is it true that people “can just take all the luggage off the airport conveyer belt and leave with it.”?

"They don't check that it's yours at the door"? According to the mouse-over text for this XKCD comic strip: That's scary. I wonder what are the chances of getting your luggage stolen (from the ...
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Buy a roundtrip ticket for two people, but second person only travels on return - is that possible [duplicate]

If I buy airline tickets for a roundtrip for two people, and the second person does not show up for the first part of the roundtrip, do airlines cancel the return ticket for that person, or can that ...
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Is ice subject to the TSA's 3-1-1 Liquids Rule? [duplicate]

I was wondering if ice is subject to the liquids rule. It is not a liquid, gel, aerosol, cream or paste.
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3 passengers on a multi-city trip and 1 does not intend to take the last leg. Will the other 2 experience problems?

We are three people going from Copenhagen-Philadelphia. I will be staying there because I have permission to work but the other two passengers need to go on to Rome within 20 days because they have ...
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Why do airlines (typically?) require customers to phone for special meals, and not provide this option online?

When travelling on flights where meals are included, travellers who need special meals, such as vegetarian or kosher, are, in my experience, typically required to make such a request by phone. For ...
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Can one board a flight with photo ID bearing an old last name?

I bought a flight reservation for my mother, not knowing that she never got a drivers license with her new married last name. She has a drivers license with her old last name. The reservation has the ...
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Are wet wipes subject to the TSA's 3-1-1 Liquids Rule?

If I want to bring a packet of wet wipes with me on a plane, do I need to put them into the one-quart ziploc bag with all my other 3 ounce liquid containers? The TSA 3-1-1 Liquids Rule page doesn't ...
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Any tips for travelling LONG journey with 5 month old [duplicate]

I'm travelling to New Zealand from London on Friday with my little one. Slightly apprehensive! Its two days of travelling. Anyone got any tips for keeping him occupied/sleeping/eating etc... Ive ...
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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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How do I make a transfer in Dublin airport if my two flights are on separate tickets?

In the not too distant future I am travelling to Canada from the UK but it’s a lot cheaper to book separate flights to Dublin first, and then fly on to Canada (around £240). Would I have to pick up ...
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Aeroflot Bonus Card + Miles

I recently joined the Aeroflot Bonus programme by using a temporary card that I found in the Aeroflot magazine. At first I got 500 miles, then, I redeemed a flight and earned 1150 miles. I read that I ...
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Airplane seat dimension regulations: are there any?

Are there any regulations, either in US or Europe, regarding minimum dimensions for airplane seats, i.e. leg space, horizontal distance, etc.? I ask this also in relation to some (often low cost) ...
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Can I travel to my home country without US passport?

I going to take the Oath Ceremony next week, and I am planning to travel to Hong Kong right after the Oath Ceremony. Suppose I am a naturalized citizen of the US, but also a citizen of Hong Kong: ...
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traffic through Schengen area with an EEA Family Permit

I am a Chilean National and I have been granted EEA Family Permit here in Chile, to join my husband in UK. I came from Oslo to Chile to issue my Family Permit. I would like to use my ticket return to ...
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How much transfer time for domestic flight arriving in LGA, transferring to JFK for an International Flight?

I am planning a flight from Atlanta, Georgia to Manila, departing Monday, March 13th. I want to catch the flight to Manila at 11:54 am out of JFK. The earliest flight i could find getting into jfk ...
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How to protect glass and ceramic items for air travel?

I have got some glass stuff that I need to transport, and it seems that the only way to go is by plane. How well does it need to be wrapped? Is the chance that it will survive at least 90%? (The ...
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Boarding refusal at boarding gate

Today, after checking in my luggage, I arrived at the boarding gate 5 minutes after the planned take off. The woman at the gate refused to let me board even though the airplane was still there and I ...
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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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Multiple journeys on same route - roundtrip tickets in bulk (plane)

I've traveled one and the same route multiple times now, like every week. No I'm wondering if there is a possibility of buying a ticket which will allow me to travel this special route every week by ...
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ANA non-stop flight from BOM to NRT

The non-stop flight from BOM to NRT is indeed non-stop. However the return flight, which is designated non-stop too, stops for a while at Fukuoka. Is this some kind of technical stop?
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Should I get travel insurance for a trip booked as a mileage award?

My wife and I are planning a trip as a "babymoon," and are hoping to fly using award flights as we have more than enough miles - but as my wife is pregnant I am nervous that something might happen and ...