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

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Who is responsible for flight delays caused by emergencies?

My mother-in-law is flying today from Tbilisi to London on Turkish Airlines with a transfer in Istanbul. This morning, there was an emergency in Istanbul airport whereby a plane landed there with an ...
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Can airport security find a waterskin?

From what I understand of the X-ray machines my hand luggage goes in, they are only able to reveal the shape of objects, especially if they are not made of metal or other X-ray-opaque material. So I ...
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Should I factor in Thanksgiving rush at Atlanta airport?

I have an evening flight on Thanksgiving (27th Nov) which departs at around 9 PM. I am usually in the (any) airport an hour before any (domestic/international) flight. However, I have never flown ...
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Finding connections list of US flights

Where can I find a list of connections of any flight from US to any place in the world, and prices? I would like to check whether it is cheaper to book the whole trip but to get off at the connection. ...
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International Air Carriers with in-cabin pet policy that service Bangkok from U.S.A.? [on hold]

Which are the airlines that service Bangkok Thailand from the U.S. that allow small pets (dogs/cats) in the cabin as carry-ons? I know many European carriers allow in cabin pets all the Asian carriers ...
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Ryanair seating allocation

How does seating allocation work with Ryanair if travelling in a group of 6, checking in online and not opting for reserved seats?
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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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Do you have a GPS signal on board of a plane?

Does anybody know if there is a GPS signal available on board of a plane with a common and normal GPS receiver?
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Why are airline passengers asked to lift up window shades during takeoff and landing?

I have always wondered why the windows shades have to be raised during take off and landing. I can't think of any safety issues by having a closed window.
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Flying to Europe with children: preparing for time change

I'm flying to Europe with my family this spring, which is my wife and I and two children (will be 2 and almost 4). We're flying Lufthansa, with flights like so: To Europe: 9:30pm (UTC-6) -> 2:30pm ...
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Food in hand luggage

I'm flying with Ryanair soon, and would like to take a small amount of food with me in my hand luggage. In general, what are the rules/restrictions on this? I know that there might be some safety ...
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Do you have to use the whole ticket [duplicate]

I have a round trip ticket from Mexico to London, this flight has a connection in Paris, we are currently in Paris. Do we need to go back to London or would we be able to board in Paris and just not ...
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Can I pre-purchase more luggage allowance on Qatar Airways flights?

Can I pre-purchase more luggage allowance on Qatar Airways flights? I am traveling with Qatar Airways from Stockholm, Sweden (ARN) to Bangkok, Thailand (BKK) and I will be carrying one additional bag ...
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Are there deals for multiple domestic flights in Argentina?

I'm planning to visit Argentina for 1 month in January and will most likely be flying 4 domestic flights. (Buenos Aires → Ushuaia, Ushuaia → El Calafate, El Calafate → Bariloche, Bariloche → Buenos ...
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What section of an airplane offers the smoothest ride?

I know in a bus, for instance, (well, at least on a school bus, when I traveled to out-of-town basketball games in high school) the farther back you are, the bumpier your ride tends to be. Is there a ...
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UK transit visa for Greek resident permit holder [duplicate]

I have called and mailed different offices including the UK embassy in Greece concerning this question, I have one office directing me to another in circle. Anyway, I have a 5years Greek resident ...
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I am American with passport having layover in Istanbul for 20 hours. Do I need Visa?

I will be staying over for 20 hour layover and I was wondering if I needed to get a visa in order to leave airport and visit the city. And if I need a visa do I apply for it while I'm on the layover ...
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Getting around Germany (flight / travel strategy) [closed]

So here is my plan to visit Germany & Romania as a USA native. USA or Newark EWR -> Bucharest, Romania (4 days) fly to -> somewhere in Germany (Munich or Berlin) (stay 10 days) ---- > fly back ...
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Flight rescheduled, what are my options?

A few weeks ago, I booked a flight with Transavia going back from Prague to Paris on the Wednesday 10th June 2015. Yesterday, I received an email saying "your reservation has been updated, click on ...
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Is there a way to find an aircraft's statistics?

Given a flight's tail-number, is there a way to search for the on-time statistics of that plane? So far I've only found ways to search for on-time statistics per route.
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Utili-key “knife” and airport inspection?

I own and carry a Swiss Tech Utili-Key 6-n-1 Multitool: I love it and carry it with me everywhere. My concern is: Would it be officially allowed in cabin (inside Schengen)? If not, what are the ...
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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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Any site for booking travel tickets for visa without paying?

I need to submit a travel itinerary in order to apply for Schengen Visa. Is there any site (like Expedia, Orbitz, etc) where I can book a round-trip flights for a week? In Orbitz, I can do it for 24 ...
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Airlines refusing check-in without return ticket

I recently heard that some airlines refuse to let you fly to Japan (from Europe), if you don't have a return ticket. Since it is possible to buy one-way tickets, I guess this is utter nonsense, but ...
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I pay triple the price originating a flight from US, (L.A.- Amsterdam) versus the opposite (Am-L.A) [duplicate]

I heard that the reason why we pay almost triple the price from a flight originating in the US is because the US charges over $700 in taxes on an international flight. How to avoid this?
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Want to go to Visit Russia but Can I board the plane from Delhi, India, instead of Dhaka Bangladesh?

I am a Bangladeshi National. Want to go to Russia but plane fare is about twice about 1200$ for 30 hrs of flight but from India it is only 600$. So can I go to India with an Indian visa then board ...
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Can I add more luggage after doing the on-line check-in in Ryanair?

I will be travelling with Ryanair in a few weeks. Currently I have a printer so I can do the check in and print the tickets. I am not yet sure if I will increase the weight in my luggage. I will only ...
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Is it a good idea to go to the airport and ask for the next cheap flight to anywhere?

My girlfriend and I are living in Vancouver (BC, Canada). We have the project to directly go to the airport and buy the next cheap round-trip (return) flight ticket to go to any (relatively close) ...
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Does my Emirates flight from London to Dubai fly over Syria?

I wonder if anyone can help me. I am a very nervous flyer at the best of times, but I booked a week in Dubai not really thinking of the flight route. I am flying with Emirates and I am concerned that ...
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How to find and compare flights carried out by a specific type of plane?

I'd really like to fly with an Airbus A380. But how do I find and compare the price of flights that are carried out by specific kind of plane? I don't want to fly just anywhere; I plan to go from ...
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Ridiculous and unreasonable taxes for used electronic devices in europe [closed]

I'm a German national, and I have lived for the past 2 years in France. Like many people, I travel with my iPad, phone and MacBook; each of these items are over one and a half years old, bought in ...
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Was it legal to restrict access to USA when holding a valid ESTA and visiting Canada for 6 months?

I try to find "legality" of following situation: Mom (75, Slovak citizen) was traveling from Slovakia to Vancouver (Kosice-Vienna-Newark-Vancouver). The reason was to stay as visitor in Vancouver for ...
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How old does a child need to be to sit separately from parents when flying?

I just took a transatlantic Aer Lingus red eye flight with my 4 year old. When checking in the agent gave my child and I seats that were on opposite sides of the plane separated by about 5 rows. When ...
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Passport information needed when booking an international flight

I tried booking a flight online and encountered some problems after entering all my information so I contacted a customer service agent online. She was in the process of making the booking for me, ...
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How to travel with a minor when you're not their parent?

I have a friend travelling and he will be taking his goddaughter to Disneyland Paris. She is a minor. What kind of documentation does he need to travel with her? (He is not officially her tutor or ...
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How do I create all-inclusive travel packages for a wedding?

My fiancée and I are planning a wedding in South America, and we'd like to make it as attractive and hassle-free as possible for our American guests to attend. To get them excited about the wedding, ...
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Married to an Italian citizen, but I need to go to Germany alone, do I need a visa?

I am an South Korean, married to an Italian woman. Currently I ran out of visa (the tourist visa) and I had no time to re do the marriage visa. So I am currently overstaying with a tourist visa for ...
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Is there a standard for air temperature within an aircraft? [duplicate]

On my recent flight to Tokyo on UA I found the cabin immensely cold and not only did I ask for an extra blanket, I also asked if the temperature could be raised. The flight attendant did not refuse ...
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What can I do about a laptop stolen out of luggage in transit?

My uncle was coming to visit me in Ecuador and bringing a laptop for me. It was in his checked bags, but somewhere between Panama City, Panama, and Quito, Ecuador, it was stolen out of his luggage. ...
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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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What to do if drugs / a bomb are planted in your travel bag?

So the scene: You're flying from Bogota, Colombia to New York, USA. You arrive, pick up your bag from the carousel, and figure you'll stuff your netbook you used on the flight into your bag now ...
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What are some tricks you use to buy cheap airline tickets in Europe?

I have been flying with Wizzair, Ryanair and Easyjet for some time already and have found that there is really a lot to be learned about how to achieve the lowest prices. It was not uncommon for me to ...
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Can an airline change a reservation booked through Expedia?

If I book my flight through Expedia, can the airline make changes to that reservation (e.g. if I wanted to change my return date), or do I have to call Expedia directly?
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Connecting flight,stop over to Canada,do I need a USVisa? [duplicate]

Hi I'm a Filipino living here in Santiago chile,and I'm traveling to Canada,all the connecting flight is need to stop to USA,so my question,Do I need a USA visa in order for me to get a in,and stop ...
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Long stopover in Canada flying from Riyadh to Orlando. Do I need a visa to enter Canada as a Jordanian citizen?

I'm flying from Riyadh to Orlando, USA (I have USA visa) with stops at Frankfurt International (FRA) and a 19 hours layover in Toronto (Canada) Pearson International Airport (YYZ) with Air Canada. ...
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Travel with a Finnish and a Pakistani Passport

I have got Finnish citizenship a few years ago. Before I was a pakistani national. Finland does not allow dual citizenship. I want to travel to Pakistan via Musqat with my Finnish passport and want ...
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Which airlines with routes connecting Vietnam and China have free cancellations and can be booked online?

Due to China's visa rules I need to have a return flight booked in order to obtain a visa. But once I have the visa I am free to enter overland and not use the flight. On my previous trip I had a ...
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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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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 ?