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

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Airway companies that overbook flights, and those that don't overbook

Is there a reliable list of airway companies that overbook flights? And, is there any shorter list of companies that do overbook, but when too many passengers show up, they deal fairly with it? I had ...
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How to change flight dates without paying a high price?

Recently I had to cancel a flight and rebook because changing the date would have cost more than getting a new flight, so is there any way/trick to change flight dates with low fees ?
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What does the flight jargon “fare class” actually mean? Is it the same as either “fare basis (code)” or “travel class”?

I just added a tag for fare-class since I saw a question about them and thought it's a frequent enough topic in air travel even though I didn't know exactly what it was. I guess it's something more ...
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Can one travel with xerox copy of photo iD [duplicate]

My mother in law forgot her original PAN Card. She has a photocopy of the same. Can she fly in domestic airline with this Photocopy of PAN Card? She has her flight tomorrow i.e. on 5 April from ...
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Airport options for trip to Genoa and Verona

I am planning a trip to northern Italy. I will start it with two days of Giro d'Italia in and around Genoa and then I will move on to Verona for a javascript conference. I was thinking that flying to ...
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How do I book a one-way ticket from Paris (CDG) to Toronto (YYZ) from Paris?

I'm Canadian and I want to know what my options are of booking a one-way ticket in Paris without a printer & how to actually get the physical ticket in hand. What are the most efficient & ...
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How to get compensation on cancelled flight? [closed]

I had booked a flight to New York from London which get cancelled due to crew shortage and I had been informed after reaching at airport. It is a non-refundable ticket. I have checked for compensation ...
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Travelling from the UK to Spain, have lost passport, any ideas?

Travelling from the UK to Spain, have lost passport, any ideas?
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Finding Flights to One of Many Cities

Currently planning a trip to see multiple cities in relatively close proximity. I expect to be travelling by land between them, so it does not matter so much which city I travel to and back from. It ...
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Greek Blue Paper

I am going to travel to UK, I have a Greek blue paper that is my residence, I am a student in Greece. I am South American Citizen with a valid visa for UK. If I travel to UK would I be able to ...
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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 ...