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

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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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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 ...
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Can I carry slush powder on flight?

I am going to attend an international conference in which I need to perform a magic trick using slush powder (aka sodium polyacrylate water gel). Can I carry it on the flight? I will be travelling ...
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How to carry honey jars and prevent losses?

I am flying soon and I will have a honey jar in my checked baggage. Since it is no longer brand new (I already used part of it), it is no longer hermetically closed, so I am quite afraid it will ...
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Dominican Republic accepted currency and tipping

We are flying from Toronto, Canada to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. My question is regarding the currency that is accepted in DR. Resorts mainly, gift shops, on-resort grocery store, and tipping, ...
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Are Flights Including a Saturday Night Stay Cheaper?

Is it true that return flights are cheaper if they include a Saturday night between the travel dates? If so, what is the reason and is it cumulative? As in, do flights get cheaper if they include 2 ...
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Has the flight security briefing text changed?

I guess most of the participants here know the flight security briefing message more or less by heart (How can you close and open your safety belt? How many exits are there? Where? Which word are they ...
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What's the easiest way to search for refundable air tickets?

To satisfy onward ticket requirements every once in a while I need to buy refundable tickets and then cancel them. Date, price and destination don't matter. What is the best generic way to find such ...
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What's the cheapest stable route to cross the Pacific? [closed]

One of the most difficult parts planning a round-the-world trip is figuring out how to cross the Pacific Ocean. If you have a big budget that's not a problem, but if you're trying to save each penny ...
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I am travelling with a medication that needs to be cool at all times, will the airline allow me to use the onboard chiller?

If someone is travelling with a medicine that needs to be cool all the time, can I use the fridge onboard? I know that planes have them. I didn't find anything related to the topic in any airline's ...
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Not flying the first leg of the journey – Company cancels the second-leg ticket

I've a friend that booked a round-trip journey. He booked A-to-B and B-to-A. Somehow he needed to be earlier at location B, so he took a train and did not take the flight from A to B. When he went to ...
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Can I go back to the USA? [duplicate]

Here, I came as a minor to the USA at the age of 13, I never got my fingerprints taken. I had a visa for 3 months but overstayed till I was 19... I left the country by airline and I forgot to turn in ...
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Cheap one-way flight from Europe to South America? [closed]

Very flexible long time traveler but not very familiar with the cheap routes between Europe and South America. Would be happy to learn about flight routes (from/to airport), airlines, times of year ...
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Am I entitled to overnight accommodations by Qatar Airways on a long layover?

I am travelling to Jeddah from Kolkata on the 15th of June via Doha. I have a layover in Doha of 18 hours, 15 min. Should I get accommodations in Doha by the airline since my next connecting flight is ...
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Find direct flights to specific airport for specific date (from any departure airport)

I try to minimise my flying, and have done all my travel without flying for the past couple of years, in order to minimise my environmental impact. I've decided to allow myself a holiday by flight ...
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Could a ticket from London to Cape Town cost the same in 2016 as it did in 1976?

I have paid £760 for next weeks ticket from Heathrow to Cape Town via Jo'burg with SAA. I believe this to be the same as I paid in January 1976. I appreciate the variables such as when booked etc. but ...
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Is there a website to find points to get tap water at airports?

We now have two questions about drinking water taps/fountains in airports, but they are very specific, one to one the terminal of a single airport, the other as wide to cover both airports in a ...
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Last minute flight bookings - better to book online or at the airport?

We had a question here earlier on booking flight tickets in the weeks running up to holiday season, which covered ground on what happens to flight prices over the period. What I'm interested to know ...
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Are there any airlines that still allow smoking on-board flights?

Do any airlines still allow smoking on-board international flights, or is this something that has been banned across the board everywhere? If this is because of fire hazard regulations, what about ...
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Do Filipino citizens need a transit visa when traveling through Paris and Hong Kong to Manila?

Our crew disembarking from Panama are booked on the following flights PTYCDG -Panama-Paris CDGHKG- Paris-Hongkong HKHMNL - Hongkong-Manila Does our crew need to have a visa/ documentation from ...
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Traveling with BlackDiamond Jetforce avalanche rescue backpack

I am traveling with a Blackdiamond Halo Jetforce 28 avalanche rescue backpack. The backpack airbag is inflated through a lithium ion battery powered fan (no gas canister), with a lithium battery pack ...
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No coach offered to Colorado Springs on American Airlines?

I am trying to get an American flight to Colorado Springs and they are not showing any coach/economy seats, just Choice, Choice Plus, Choice Essential and First Class for about the same amount of ...
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Layover in New York city

As a UE citizen with American B1/B2 visa I have 10 h layover in NY before I travel to Rio. Is it possible to leave an airport after I arrive from Europe and then check in again after layover?
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Is it fair to buy a return ticket I know I will never use just because it's cheaper?

I am planning a trip to Asia and then back to Rio. The thing is that I am traveling on flexible dates, so I am thinking of buying a one way ticket to Hong Kong, and I was planning to do the same when ...
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How many luggage are allowed in international flights and what should be their maximum weights and dimensions?

I know that one can carry 02 (two) luggage at maximum. One would go to the cargo and another would go to the cabin. But, what are their allowed maximum weights and dimensions? I would buy 02 (two) ...
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What is used in South America to search flights? (something like Kayak.. etc)?

What is used in South America (for example Chile) to search flights? I am looking for something similar to Kayak, cheaponair, but I want to know the most popular site there. I need to find a good ...
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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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Checking return departure time

I am on vacation (Mauritius) with a (Swedish) travel bureau which offers hotel packages but I only have a “flight chair” without hotel and therefore have no contact with the bureau´s on site ...
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Round trip tickets much cheaper than one ways, considering purposely missing layover? [duplicate]

Round trip tickets seem much cheaper than setting up multicity one way in and one way out from a different city... It is looking like it is cheaper to buy round trip tickets going to/from my final ...
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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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Delayed Monarch flight [duplicate]

What time did Monarch flight ZB7014 from Gatwick land in Rhodes on 2nd September 2015. It was due at 12 noon and we calculated our arrival as 3hrs 15 minutes late. Monarch airlines say it was only 2 ...
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Aer Lingus Flight to Ireland Question

We flew from U.S. to Ireland recently and thought it odd that we were required to keep blinds closed at all time during flight. We asked flight attendant why that was the case but she only said it's ...
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How many smartphones can I take on an airplane?

I'm a software developer and I need multiple different mobile devices for testing and debugging purposes. I also work on-the-go sometimes, so this is important. Furthermore, not everything can be ...
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What conditions can hold luggage expect during a flight?

What kind of conditions can my checked luggage expect in the hold of a plane during regional, international and transoceanic flights? worst - Most extreme temperature and pressure range during a ...
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Third party issued a wrong ticket

I had booked a ticket last month from JFK to TRV in Kuwait Airlines for 9th December. Since there was a rescheduling done by the airlines, they gave me an alternate flight on 8th with no additional ...
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Spirit Airlines online check-in with no printer [duplicate]

Can I just check in online and then print boarding passes from the kiosk at the airport? I am on vacation and don't have a printer available to me to print out anything.