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

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Why is plane boarding done at the last minute, with everyone suddently queueing at the gate?

Every time I come to the airport and arrive to the boarding gate, the same scenario occurs. All passengers are sitting in the area, until boarding is announced. Then, mostly everyone queue up. I ...
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What is the actual (not official) size of the Ryanair “baggage sizer”?

I know that this question could sound a little bit dumb since Ryanair always sends lot of emails specifying the dimensions of the allowed hand luggage but I am not interested in the "formal" answer ...
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What direct scheduled flights exist between Alaska and Russia?

The narrowest distance between mainland Russia and mainland Alaska is approximately 90 kilometers. Some even speculate a bridge could connect the two regions, creating a land link between Eurasia and ...
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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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Large tech allowed on Intl. flight? [duplicate]

I have a 16000mAh power bank that I use to charge my phone and iPad. I was concerned of it size being a problem for Canadian-USA border security. Is this actually a problem or will they not even care?...
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What is the penalty for staying less than a minimum stay?

I have booked the following flights on KLM: Buenos Aires - Amsterdam fri 4 nov 16 Amsterdam - Barcelona wed 9 nov 16 Barcelona - Paris wed 16 nov 16 Paris - Buenos Aires ...
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Can I bring this metal cookware in my checked luggage?

Can I bring those metal cake decorating turntables, and metal pastry tubes, in my checked luggage on a plane? These things are metal and pretty sharp.
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Flighthub terms on canceling flight with refund due to potential terror threat?

My girlfriend has purchased a ticket via Flighthub.ca in March. The flight route is Toronto -> Istanbul -> Tirana. Due to yesterday's terror attack on Istanbul's airport, Ataturk, my girlfriend ...
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Where can I find the e-ticket number of a previously flown Turkish Airlines flight?

I have the reservation number, but I need the 13 digit e-ticket number for a couple of months old flight with Turkish Airlines. I've done the check in online, if I remember correctly. It seems on the ...
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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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How much electronics can I bring duty-free on a plane to Ireland from outside the EU?

I'm travelling to Dublin, Republic of Ireland from Malaysia very soon for postgraduate studies. I have this Asus MG279Q gaming monitor that I would like to bring along. Are there any charges if I were ...
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Free transfer between airports in same city

A traveller recently asked and subsequently answered a question regarding transfer between PVG and SHA airports in Shanghai on China Eastern. The airline apparently does provide a voucher for free ...
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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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Can you put an ordinary Mac laptop (with the battery) in checked luggage?

Note that ordinary new Mac laptops (like many devices) have batteries which are simply built-in as part of the structure of the device. There's no concept of "removing" the battery or anything like ...
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What electronic items can I bring into the airplane cabin?

I want to know what items are allowed into the airplane. I know that, for example, laptops and tablets are allowed. However, what about power bank/batteries or external hard drives? My question is ...
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Modifying online flights to include stopovers

I'm trying to get a visa for Canada, but that's beside the point. While I wait, I play with flights online, looking at prices. I found that occasionally there's this weird multi-stop flight that ...
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Do I need a US visa to transit (or layover) through an American airport?

In Europe usually you don't need to go through immigration to change planes (unless you are entering/exiting Schengen). Is it the case in the US as well? May I catch a connecting flight on one of the ...
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Is a cardboard box allowed as carry-on luggage?

I know that I can use a cardboard box as check-in luggage if it is under the size and weight limits. But I want know if I can carry-on a cardboard box on a domestic flight within the USA, as this ...
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Unaccompanied minor allowed carrier between Tokyo and Brisbane/Melbourne

Jetstar does not permit minors unless proof of secondary school attendance is provided. I would like my independent 6yo to travel from Narita to either Brisbane or Melbourne. I've seen kids being ...
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Carrying semi-solid food in flights?

My father is a Vegetarian and a frequent traveler. Due to this it sometimes becomes difficult for him to get a well-balanced diet on flights and airports. Since he travels quite often, he eats ...
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One Ticket, Two Locations & Two Luggage Delivery Location

I am travelling to South Africa transiting via Nairobi before returning to Nairobi after a week, Can the airline hold/keep my luggage for me in Nairobi till I return to Nairobi
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Do I need a U.S. Visa if I'm traveling nonstop from Mexico City to Canada?

As title says, my flight would go directly from Mexico City to Canada without stopping in the US. But with all the security that US has, I'm not sure if I still need a U.S. Visa because after all, ...
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Would Transavia cancel my itinerary if I skip the outbound flight?

I am supposed to travel with Transavia un a few weeks. However, I won't be able to take the outbound flight. (I will take a plane the day after.) Do you know if Transavia will cancel my inbound ...
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Name on domestic flight ticket in India

I booked an Indian domestic flight with my wife. I entered her first name as "Lakshmi" but her identification card says "Chaitanyalakshmi". Will this difference cause any problems?
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Cheapest flight to anywhere at any given time

I'm looking to take a spontaneous trip for a long weekend. The date is flexible and the destination can be anywhere in the world. Is there a site that would allow me to search airfares within a date ...
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Searching for flights to “Anywhere” in narrow time frame

Is there any website that allows searching for (cheap) flight to any destination in a narrow time frame? Ideally I look for the cheapest flights while specifying only: Departure airport (bonus if ...
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Can I import a drone into Argentina?

I've got a DJI Phantom, and am planning to take it with me from UK to Buenos Aires, Argentina. I've heard customs officials can be a bit sticky with drones, Argentina being one country like that? I ...
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How can I do a “broad” search for flights?

Several airline and trip planning sites will allow you to check "I am flexible with my dates" or a similar option. Is there any way to also search more broadly for location? For example, if you ...
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Do I need both the boarding pass and the tickets?

I'm about to travel with Ryanair for the first time and have a hard time understanding the rules. I know that I need to do an online check-in and to print a boarding pass (or do it at the airport and ...
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Do I need a visa for Paris, if my connecting flight stops for 24 hours in Paris?

Do I need visa for Paris, if my connecting flight stops at Paris for 24hrs and I want to visit Paris during that 24hrs? I have US B1 visa. I'll be travelling from San Francisco to Bangalore (India) ...
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When will it take for online flight search engines to include NewLeaf (new Canadian discount airline)?

In no wise am I connected with, or employed by, Newleaf, a new discount airline serving only Canadian cities that will commence service on 2016/7/25. My grandparents wish to book flights with ...
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Importing a brand new laptop in the UK from the US. Can it be confiscated by customs if undeclared?

Next October I going to the US from the UK. I want to buy a Macbook Pro as it's much cheaper over there. I was going to take it out of it original packaging and put it in a laptop holder. My question ...
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Why are flight attendants prohibited from taking pictures with passengers?

After the gate was open and flight attendants were standing idly waiting for the signal for boarding, I (young man, well-dressed) politely asked a flight attendant if I could take a picture with her ...
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How much transfer time do I need in Mumbai airport?

I will take a two domestic flights, from Varanasi to Mumbai then from Mumbai to Kochi. How much transfer time do I need? Will the flights be commonly delayed?
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How can I check if a flight has landed or is delayed when I don't know the flight number but know some facts?

Say for instance that I know just information such as: Country from which flight departed (but maybe not city) Country in which airline is based (but maybe not name of airline) Airport flight will ...
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Benefits of checking in online when checking bags

What is the benefit of checking in online for a flight when you intend to check bags at the airport? I understand some airports have special lines for people that are already checked in but are ...
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Is 1hr 25mins long enough to go through international layover processes in the USA?

I am travelling from Vietnam to Washington via Hong Kong and San Francisco, the trip looks like this: SGN - HKG - SFO - IAD. The layover in SFO is only 1hr 25 mins, and I'm not Canadian or American, ...
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Transit visa on way to Switzerland [duplicate]

I am a from the Philippines residing in Switzerland with a residence Permit B. I will pass by Heathrow Airport on my way back to Switzerland. Do I need a Transit Visa?
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I've heard there are only two back-end solutions for airfare search. Does this mean I only need to search on two different sites?

I recall that in the past there were basically two big backends (Saber and something else) for all the online search engines, so you really only needed two search on one site from each group (choosing ...
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How to get notified when a ticket becomes available on a sold out flight?

The flight I want (an Alaska Airlines flight from EWR to SEA, fwiw) on the day I am travelling is sold out. So I have booked a much less desirable, though refundable ticket on another flight. I see ...
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To how much radiation are you exposed on a transcontinental flight?

You often hear people object to being scanned because of the "radiation" argument. I find this always quite amusing from people just being exposed to higher radiation levels during the average ...
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Missed a connection due to 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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Is it possible to transfer air-side when flying through Paris Orly airport?

Does transfer at Paris Orly on a layover between Djerba and London City require leaving the international transit zone? I'm interested in both the case where there is checked-in baggage and also the ...
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Who pays for transit between airports when connecting from PVG to SHA with China Eastern?

I am flying from Tokyo (Haneda Airport) to Delhi via Shanghai. Question In Shanghai, I am landing at Hongqiao International Arpt (SHA) and departing from Pudong International Arpt (PVG). Flying on ...
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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 it against regulations to pack my laptop battery on its own in my checked luggage?

We have several small children, which complicates traveling and requires us to compact our hand luggage as much as possible. We've been tempted to check in our laptop in our luggage, but have been (...
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I plan to go US, Can I take my portable charge to the airplane? It is a EasyAcc 20000mAh power bank [duplicate]

I plan to go US, Can I take my portable charger( lilon battery, portable power bank) to the airplane? the capacity is 20000mah.Different countries make rules about whether Power Banks are allowed to ...
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Are battery packs allowed in hand luggage?

When flying, are you allowed to bring battery packs / power banks? I'd like to bring my ACC 10400mAh Power Bank on several flights.
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Flying from France to the UK with only ID card [duplicate]

Is it possible for me to fly from France to the UK with just an ID card ? If this is possible which airlines will allow you to fly with just an ID card ?
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Will I be sitting on the same plane as someone with the same flight code but different class?

I am travelling using United Airlines and I booked flights for myself and a relative, and wanted to ensure we were both physically sitting on the same plane. I checked the flight codes upon booking ...