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

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Why are so many airline check-in counters idle so often?

There was a time when queues at post offices and banks etc were counter-specific. Eventually it was widely recognised that a penning system (a Single-Line queue), or ticketing systems and such like, ...
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Reporting focus for suspected aerotoxicity incidents

According to the Aerotoxic Association (run by a group of former aircrew, whose careers ended prematurely due to Aerotoxic Syndrome): I believe it must have been aerotoxicity that brought me down ...
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Is there any problem if the last name prints first than the first name in international air ticket?

Is there any problem if the last name prints first then the first name in international air ticket?
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Are there any commercial flights with a view of the Grand Canyon?

I love looking out the window when I fly, so curious to know if there are any commercial flights that provide a view of the Grand Canyon.
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How big is “too big” for an airline seat? At what point will you be required to buy two tickets?

As I said in another question, I'm bringing my parents to visit me here in Sweden next year. My mother is around 280-300 pounds and 5'6" (130-135kg, 1.67m). I am concerned that she might be asked at ...
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What to do if you're being abused by a Low Cost company?

Recently I was denied a receipt, when I had to pay a fine to an LC company for not complying with all their rules. I can understand the strict rules in order to keep competitive prices. In other hand ...
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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 I drive to Mexico and catch an International flight without US passport?

I am a U.S. Citizen who holds a dual citizenship. The U.S. will not renew my passport. Can I drive to Mexico, with a visa from Mexico stamped on my non-US passport to show I legally entered Mexico, ...
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Will American Airlines let me fly first class by buying miles?

I have an interesting problem and am hoping you might have some insight. I want to book a ticket to go to Michigan for my sisters graduation Leaving on May 1st after 8pm or may 2nd in the morning and ...
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Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? [on hold]

When I was a kid, I heard a lot of people talking about where to find this place. However, I've not yet been able to locate it. Could someone please tell me where in the world is Carmen Sandiego, ...
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How to safely transport external hard drives during air travel?

I plan to take a few external hard drives from Boston to Paris (air travel). How can I safely transport them? Beyond backing them up, bubble wrapping them and taking them as in cabin-luggage, what ...
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How much time does it take to get through LAX security? [on hold]

How does this vary given Time of day Day of week International/domestic flights For instance, assuming online check-in/no checked luggage, I'd guess that a middle of the week domestic flight ...
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Someone else is booking international ticket for me using their credit or debit card. Do they need to be present physically at the time of check in?

if someone else is booking international ticket for me using his credit or debit card. Do he need to be present physically at the time of check in ? Suppose I am coming back from Singapore to my ...
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Flight Information For Jamaica [on hold]

I want to know what are the best airlines for travel to jamaica From Mumbai avoiding USA/UK/CANADA?
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Known Traveler Number when traveling with a tour group

I will be traveling with a tour group soon. They have the ticket reservations and I will not get my ticket until the morning we travel. Can I add my Known Traveler Number at check-in?
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When are U.S.-bound flights required to confiscate liquids at the gate?

In a recent question, I found that the U.S. requires flights from Hong Kong that are bound for the U.S. to confiscate liquids in containers above 100 mL from carry-on luggage in a secondary screening ...
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5.5 hr layover in San Francisco International Airport enough time to visit city?

I'm flying Seattle, USA (SEA) -> San Francisco, USA (SFO) -> Frankfurt, Germany (FRA) -> Edinburgh, Scotland (EDI). In San Francisco Airport I have a 5.5 layover. Is it advisable to leave the ...
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Do I need an ESTA to leave the USA?

I am a British Citizen who will be travelling to Canada and then onwards to USA by train and then returning to Canada by air. I am aware that I do not need an ESTA to enter the USA by train but do I ...
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Clearing Customs at Heathrow for a connecting domestic flight to Leeds Bradford

I am booked from Perth Australia to Leeds Bradford all on one ticket. Qatar from Perth to Doha and onto London Heathrow, and then British Airways from Heathrow to Leeds Bradford. Will I need to ...
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Hidden city ticketing

At this link about travel hacks what does the author mean by this? Back to back and hidden city ticketing. Sometimes airlines will charge far more for tickets to that do not include a Saturday ...
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US Domestic Flight changed to different connecting city and lengthen, can I get compensation?

So I just got an email that my flight from MCO -> MIA -> MXP got changed to MCO -> JFK -> MXP. I now have to leave 2 hours earlier and get there 2 hours later than before. Am I owed any compensation ...
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Baggage theft rates

Do airports or airlines disclose the number of checked-in baggage thefts reported by passengers every year, and is there a central database where one can find and compare those numbers?
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Can I book a multi-segment flight ticket myself? [on hold]

So far I only used websites like http://www.orbitz.com in order to book a ticket that is related to multiple airlines. I am not exactly happy with the formal part of their services though and would ...
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When is the best day and time to buy tickets at Qantas?

Is there any day of the week and time when airfares are statistically the cheapest to buy? I read this question, but does anyone know it specifically for Qantas? Particularly, I'm searching for a ...
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Which is the cheapest way to get to Vietnam from Europe in summer?

The complete question is: Which is the cheapest way to get to Vietnam in summer by flying from Europe? I'm planning a one-month trip to Vietnam for this summer, but I cannot find any reference on what ...
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Retroactively claim miles in different alliances?

Last year I was stupid enough to claim 3 domestic Mexican Aeromexico-flights in my KLM account. They ended up being worthless and I was unable to change them back to Aeromexico as I plan to visit ...
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Germanwings: Bumped off flight and rebooked for flight on next day. How to make claim?

I just got bumped from a flight between Manchester and Stuttgart because an 'attendant was taken ill' and only 94 passengers were allowed to board for security reasons. About 30 passengers were given ...
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Strange knob on airplanes?

I have noticed this strange knob on flights typically near the video screen (in this case on the right and is underneath the USB port). Is there a use to this knob or is it just a component which ...
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How to enforce transit points during flight booking to avoid transit visas? [closed]

I am using skyscanner to search for international flights. It is an outstanding app, but when searching for flights from India to Cayman Islands it only shows connections through USA and UK. Why are ...
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Can I buy two one way tickets for a trip?

I'm flying to South Africa from New Zealand for a holiday and I would like to know if I can buy a one way ticket there and a one way back as the flights are slightly cheaper and better
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Why does connecting flight need a security check at connection airport?

I'm just wondering why when flying with connection flights, when I come at the connecting airport, straight from the arrivals and to the departures, why do I have go through a security check. Since ...
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Can I carry on/check in a child's car seat for free for a flight?

I am not flying with my child. Instead, I will meet my child in the destination of my flight. I have a small backpack and one carry-on luggage, which is free for most airlines. Can I carry on ...
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Why Airfares vary from One Airline company to another? [closed]

I tried to book a ticket in British Airways but because of the 'Fare' i opted Fly emirates. I know this might sound dumb, but is it due the availability of 'Gas' in particular nation. For example if i ...
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What can you do about being forced to sit next to a very large passenger?

My mum is up in arms about that fact that she sat next to a (very) obese gentleman on her flight causing sufficient discomfort for her to grab the cabin jumpseat in cruise. The flight was a ...
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Why does EasyJet require my ID details in advance?

I truly wonder why does EasyJet need to know my ID details in advance for my flight from Prague to London: It is a requirement of UK customs? If so, why haven't I been asked this information for my ...
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Need to travel Tokyo in layover. Do I need transit visa? [duplicate]

I am traveling through Narita airport and have layover of 9 hours. I am Indian citizen with US F1 visa. This is morning time and I want roam around Tokyo. Do I need transit visa to go out from ...
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International travel with parrots

We (two people) live in the US and we have two cockatiels. We will eventually move to a different country (air travel). This question is about how to execute the move in a way that is safe for the ...
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What does “SSSS” on my boarding pass mean?

When I checked in for my American Airlines flight from Costa Rica back to the States, I noticed that my boarding pass had "SSSS" printed across the top left corner. Nobody else in my party had this ...
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What's the longest take-off run of a commercial flight? [closed]

I listen to the Dr Karl podcast where in a recent one he stated the longest take off run was by a C-130 (Hercules) plane in Greenland a long while back (I gather it was some unusual condition and not ...
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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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Is it possible to downgrade a business/first class flight to economy without the ticket purchaser knowing?

Suppose a rich relative has invited you to visit, or maybe a generous company is sending you to a conference, and they buy you a ticket in first class. But you feel like this is either a waste of ...
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Cheap way to get from Israel to Hong Kong

I want to fly from Tel Aviv to Hong Kong. I searched Kayak and so on. I wonder: Do travel agents have cheaper offers which I cannot find on the Internet? Is there any cheaper way to get near ...
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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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What is the meaning of the expiration date on a Delta voucher?

My parents were issued vouchers for a specific dollar amount towards future travel on Delta as compensation for volunteering to switch to a different flight in an overbook situation. The vouchers have ...
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Am I allowed to bring whey protein from the US to Canada in my carry on baggage?

I will be soon visiting the US, and I was wondering if I am allowed to buy a n=brand new Whey protein tub (5lb) and put in my carry on. It is a small trip and I usually just travel with my carry on ...
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Am I allowed to carry a microscope from Canada to a country that is a EU member?

I use the microscope as an amateur biologist. I usually travel with KLM airlines, but I could travel with any company if needed. I did not find anything that could interdict one to carry a microscope ...
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Travelling with 2 check-in bags

I am looking for a solution to carry 2 check-in (around 50 lbs each) roller bags to airport. Since I am alone its hard to pull both at same time. Options I think I have: Use taxi and pay him around ...
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Luggage allowance on Turkish Airlines

I will be flying with Turkish Airlines in a couple-weeks' time from London via Istanbul to Tbilisi. When I booked the tickets on their website, there was a note to "check the baggage allowance ...
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How much cash can you carry in a European Union domestic flight?

Is there any specific limit of money you can carry on cash while flying from one European Union country to another?
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How does one inform airlines of one's KTN, if the KTN was issued after a booking had been made?

I have received a Known Traveler Number from the TSA but do not know how to "activate" this pre-check authorization with various airlines. Is it possible to get this information into their systems ...