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

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What kind of clothing will not get me kicked off a flight?

Although I do not find anything odd about the clothing on this person, I find it surprising that a pilot can ask a passenger to change their clothes before letting them on. What are some of the ...
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Transit at Munich Airport (From Hong Kong to Dublin)

I will travel from Hong Kong to Dublin via Munich. The two legs are both operated by Lufthansa (LH731 and LH2514). The booking came with one e-ticket number. I have confirmed with Lufthansa that my ...
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How to deal with too short transfer interval?

I got on the flight from Hong Kong to Tokyo via Beijing, and on the stopover, the scheduled time difference is 70 minutes. However, while the first flight arrived at the scheduled time, it took ...
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How to avoid toddlers on a long-distance plane flight?

I have recently taken a London - San Francisco (12 hour) flight, with a toddler in the seat directly behind me. His parents actively encouraged the kid to speak out in that typical proto-speech, while ...
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3-4 months infant travel: 1 long trip (13 hours) or 3 medium trips (6+6+4 hours)

I need to travel with an infant 3-4 months old. I have no experience, and need some advice here: Would you take a) 13 hour direct flight b) 6 hours flight, stay in a hotel, then a 6 hours flight, 4 ...
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Do I have to re-check in my baggage if traveling with 2 different flights? [duplicate]

I have 2 flights(2 different tickets) with different airlines and the connection is at the same airport.It is like a transit flight but not indeed , I mean that with the 1st flight probably the ...
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Are skateboards allowed as carry-on on Air India flights?

I have a 31" skateboard. I am traveling from Tokyo to India in Air India flight. Am I allowed to take the skateboard with me as a cabin luggage as I already have 2 check in luggages.
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What should I do to avoid ear pain when flying?

I always feel a pain in my ears when flying. Specially when descending. The last time I had extreme pain, feeling it inclusive around my eye balls. It felt like someone was touching the eye and ...
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Transferring luggage when taking another plane

I have flight where I need to move from airplane to another. Do I need to check out my luggage and then check it in again, or will it be automaticaly transfered to another plane?
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Odds of getting a stand-by seat on July 4th in the US

I'm needing to fly one way from SEA to MCI on 4th of July weekend. I work for an airline (a cargo airline) and I'm planning on purchasing non-rev interline standby tickets. I have some flexibility ...
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How do I prevent painful air pressure differences in my ear when flying? [duplicate]

I've travelled by plane many times, and I often experience strong pain in my ears when landing. It is caused by the rising cabin pressure, which creates a force on the eardrum. Apparently, my inner ...
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Travel in the Schengen area with only carta d'identita italiana and permesso di soggiorno

I am a non-EU student in Italy. Recently I have left my passport at the UK embassy for visa. However I have a ticket to for Greece in the next days (with Ryanair) and I the embassy doesn't give me a ...
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Refund claim for delayed flight (booked with Lufthansa, operated by Austrian)

We booked a long-distance return flight with Lufthansa on their website, consisting of 6 flight segments in total, two of which were operated by Austrian airlines and delayed by 5,5 hours. Should we ...
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Can I wear a tin foil hat on a commercial flight?

Reading this question got me thinking... Suppose someone is extremely paranoid, would they be allowed to board a flight wearing a tin foil hat? Obviously, this is a hypothetical question, but I ...
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Traveling with a Tabla Set as a carry-on?

I am traveling with an Indian Musical instrument known as a Tabla Set. Will Etihad Airways allow me to carry it on board as hand baggage? This is an example of a Tabla Set Photo taken by Lestat, ...
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What is a married segment and how can I identify them?

I was recently reading this question Are there "traditional" travel agents receiving requests online for ITA fares? that I did a couple months ago. One of the answers, the travel agent ...
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How can I book a flight plan found on Matrix Airfare Search?

When I find a flight I like on the Matrix Airfare Search, it spits out a bunch of travel agent secret codes™. If I look for the same flight on the airline's web site, I often get much higher rates. ...
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Can chartering a private plane be an affordable alternative to scheduled flights?

I once missed a plane due to not considering the timezone difference. I could get a seat on the next flight for 1600 Eur. Thanks to the Internet I noticed that a competitor offered a one-way ticket to ...
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Do airlines typically charge for seating assignments when traveling w/ a small child?

I e-mailed Spirit airlines to see if I need to pay for seating assignments, or if they'd assign my 2 year old next to me by policy, and they told me to shell out the cash for the seating assignments. ...
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Booked with third party - How do I get my flights back?

Basically, I booked a packaged holiday with a third party company, flying with Thomas Cook. I am very disappointed with them. I have already paid (£400) which covers the flights, so technically, the ...
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Carry on luggage larger than rules for one leg

I am flying United to Boston, and the dimensions of my carry-on baggage is 9x14x24 inches. The maximally allowed dimensions for United flights are however only 9x14x22 inches. Will I have to check it, ...
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Taking my gaming PC on a plane Help [duplicate]

So Tomorrow ill be flying to maryland with my Gaming PC but Ive read online that if you take it as it is it might get damage (High Chance) So is ther anything I can do to assure that it does not get ...
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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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Transit via Romania into Schengen

Four of my friends and I (all Indian nationals) will be traveling to Paris from Dubai. Our tickets are both ways, i.e. departing and return transit via Bucharest (Wizz Air) with an average transit ...
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Travel with Schengen visa from Germany [duplicate]

I got Schengen visa from Germany embassy, now i need to land first in Germany or can i land in any other country which come under Schengen country
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Why is airline baggage measured in linear inches?

The maximum dimensions of airline check-in luggage are usually stated in terms of "linear inches": the sum of the item's length, width and height; most airlines seem to allow up to 62 inches total. ...
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Is it safe to knowingly buy an oversized (67-inch) suitcase? Are size limits enforced?

This question is regarding check-in, not carry-on, baggage. I'm considering buying a very spacious suitcase measuring 31 x 21 x 15 inches, for a total of 67 inches. This is greater than the 62-inch ...
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Does an Accesrail intermodal ticket guarantee connections to and from flights?

The Accesrail website states: First Great Western now provides, thanks to AccesRail, its first air-rail intermodal solution. This allows passengers to go to/from Heathrow or Gatwick Airport to ...
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How to know where a plane was during the past several days?

In the news there is this figure in which they show where EgyptAir plane was over the past 24 hours. Is it possible for ordinary people to do something similar for other flights before booking the ...
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Why would a company want me to book a flight via a travel agent if it is more expensive?

I am trying to book a flight. My university usually asks that we book a flight via a travel agent, but the prices he gives me are about $50 higher than the prices I can get by online booking in the ...
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Sufficient Identification for Intra Schengen flights

If one takes a direct flight from one Schengen member state to another, what's the minimum sufficient ID that needs to be provided to board the flight?
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Short connection on LCC at ICN

I plan to travel with Peach from Kix to arrive Incheon at 09:35 and catch Vietjet flight departing Incheon at 11:40. I have no check in baggage. Is it doable?
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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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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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Why does the TSA allow two 3-ounce containers but not one 6-ounce container?

If I understand the TSA's 3-1-1 policy in the US correctly, you are allowed to take two 3-ounce containers of a liquid on a plane, but not a single 6-ounce container of the same liquid. Is this really ...
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Clapping / applause when a plane lands?

On a recent flight to Romania, the whole flight erupted with applause once we'd landed. This wasn't a "difficult" flight - no turbulence, delays, or hijackings. Just a bog standard flight. On the ...
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My B1/B2 visa expires on Jun 7th, 2016, looking to enter US on Jun 6th 2016 [duplicate]

My B1/B2 visa expires on Jun 7th, 2016. I'm intending to enter US on Jun 6th for a training session and return to my country (MEX) on Jun 9th. Passport is valid until 2019. Is there a risk that CBP ...
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How do I purchase and book a round trip ticket for someone living in Ghana to come to U.S.?

I have met someone on the internet and have decided to invite her as my guest in America for a visit. I need to know the process of purchasing the round trip air-fare. I am not very up to speed on ...
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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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Carrying a longboard on a Germanwings-Eurowings flight

As the title suggests, I'm interested in knowing if it is possible to board my longboard on a Eurowings flight (VRN->CGN). I know that it is possible to carry sport equipments, but I don't know how ...
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Are there online tools to search for journeys requiring various means of transportation?

I have to book a journey involving a connection between a plane and a boat. For the sake of the example let's say I have to go from Milan to Stromboli. This journey requires coordinating a plane, a ...
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How do I minimize total cost of separate flights to the same destination plus optionally accommodation?

My girlfriend and I are currently living in different countries, and meet occasionally for a few days every month or so. We don't really care all that much where we are going, as long as we don't need ...
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Website showing cheap flight offers for Germany

I am looking for some source (fb, twitter, website etc) where is posted from time to time cheap offers of flights (mostly interested from Germany). For example there is a cool fb page called "mleczne ...
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Connection time in Budapest is 55 minutes enough?

I'm traveling from Dublin to Budapest with Aer Lingus, then catching a connecting flight to Doha with Qatar. I have 55 mins between flights, I have not been to Budapest but believe it's quite small. ...
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Can I travel to another country from the US without a passport if I have my green card

Can I travel to another country from the US without my passport even though I have my green card
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How to find the amount paid for a ticket?

I'm trying to find out the cost of a flight that my daughter took on June 9, 2015. Where can I get this information? I tried going to the airline's site, but it was no help.
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how to get the front seats in an airline?

On domestic flights that I have been (in India) there is no seat assignment on the ticket/e-ticket you purchase. It is at the check-in counter that you can ask for a window seat or a non-window seat ...
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Fully refundable flights from India to South Africa economy class

From a previous question it seems there are fully refundable tickets. Are such tickets there in economy class also ? I tried some options on akbartravels.com but in most flights two-thirds costs ...
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Which is the International Airport in Johannesburg?

There seem to be two airports : Johannesburg International,South Africa [JNB] and Johannesburg Grand Central,South Africa [GCJ] Is there a difference between the two? I'll be traveling from ...
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Leaving transit area at intermediate stop (Berlin to Kiev via Riga)

I booked a flight from Berlin to Kiev. Since no direct flight was available I have choosen a flight with an intermediate stop in Riga to then continue to Kiev about an hour later. Since I never ...