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

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What is the cheapest and most direct route from the UK to Malawi?

I'm researching a trip to Malawi and I'm struggling to find direct flights. I'd be happy to travel from any UK city to anywhere in Malawi. I've only been able to find flights for around £900 with at ...
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How much would tickets cost to fly between Samana and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic?

I have seen flights with $159 and $150 tickets so far (via Dominican Shuttles and Dominican Plus) -- one-way from Samana to Punta Cana. I am wondering if tickets could be found for significantly less. ...
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Which airlines ban the use of Knee Defenders during flight?

I read that some airlines such as United Airlines ban the use of Knee Defenders during flight. Is there any comprehensive list of airlines that ban the use of Knee Defenders during flight (or ...
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Do I need a visa to Transit US? [duplicate]

I am an Indian travelling from India to Cayman Islands via Dubai and US. I have a valid Cayman islands work permit. I have a layover in Newyork / Miami for around 5 hrs maximum. Should I need a ...
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Possible reimbursement for missed connection due to gate change

I was traveling from Chicago (ORD) to Mumbai (BOM) with a connection at Frankfurt (FRA). The layover was a little less than 4 hours at FRA. I had a boarding pass with no gate assigned (this is quite ...
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Is it possible to travel around the world using JUST Low-cost carriers?

Is it possible to visit all six non-Antarctica continents, just flying, using only Low Cost Carriers?
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Aircraft headphone volume

I usually bring my own earphones when traveling by plane, but I've been plagued by lack of volume control: in some flights, the minimal volume is too loud when using my headphones; in others, the ...
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Can one carry an internal hard-drive in cabin-luggage?

I'm currently in the process of moving from France to Canada. I have plenty of computer equipment that I just put in boxes and that will be sent by naval transport. One thing I'm scared off though, ...
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Does British Airways allow the use of KneeDefenders? [duplicate]

Yesterday a United Flight from Newark to Denver was forced to divert to Chicago's O'Hare airport after a fight broke out between two passengers over the use of a knee defender. Does anyone know if ...
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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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Is there an FAA-rated airplane safety harness?

Which safety harness is FAA rated? I have looked at a few, but am unclear which ones are FAA rated and what the rating is.
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What (if any) regularly scheduled airline flights pass over Antarctica?

We were just discussing at lunch if there are any such flights.
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Quickly obtaining an ID to fly within the US

I live in Ohio. I am currently in Washington, D.C. I am travelling back to Ohio by air on Sep 2. I have a Ohio state issued driver's license. Unfortunately, I realized now that the license is expiring ...
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Advantages of traveling from Lima to Cusco by bus vs. plane?

Do you think it makes sense to fly rather than travel by bus in terms of time/money? Or perhaps traveling by bus is not that bad? Also, I've been told that landing in Cusco is quite spectacular and I ...
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What rights do we have after being 'abandoned' in Guatemala during a technical stop?

We flew Barcelona-Managua return with Iberia this July/August. At Barcelona we were given boarding passes for changes of plane in Madrid and San Salvador. When we arrived in Guatamala we were told ...
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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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Is there a preferred route to travel from France to New Zealand? [on hold]

I'm planning to travel to New Zealand in February/March and I was wondering is there preferred route from France to New Zealand? (e.g. stop in Hong-Kong vs. Taiwan vs. Australia)
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Is there room for a rollaboard in a CRJ-200 overhead bin?

I've got a flight coming up on a CRJ-200. I know this is a smaller plane — is there room in the overhead bin for a rollaboard? I usually prefer to fly with carry-on luggage, even paying the upgrade so ...
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How/where to buy mixed-class tickets for a flight?

I want to buy two business class tickets, and two coach - for the same flights. So far every site I saw allows me to pick tickets in single class only, so I'd have to buy them separately, which causes ...
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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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Are there any advantages to boarding a flight near the end of the boarding process?

Normally I have frequent flyer status when I board a flight, and I take advantage of it to make sure I'm one of the very first to board, if not the first. That allows me to: Get comfortable, get ...
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What is the meaning of “Marine Fares” regarding airline baggage?

The terms of an airline company regarding their checked baggage rules refers to two concepts: Piece and weight. A section of the "weight" concept mentions "Marine Fares of Economy Class". What does ...
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Most comfortable seats for family of four - Philippine Airlines Boeing 777-300er SFO-MNL

I'm traveling with wife, 6 yr old and 2 yr old son. Wife is asking me where is the best seat (economy) for our family of 4, comfortable for the kids. 15 hour straight flight. I appreciate your advice. ...
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If a baby is born on an international flight over international waters, what nationality are they?

I seem to remember one of our members being on a flight when a baby was born, but can't find any reference to what happened to the baby in terms of citizenship. Generally you hear about pregnant ...
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Stopping at an airport different from destination

I have a Canadian Visa and an air ticket to Toronto via Montreal. However, I would like to stop at Montreal instead of going to Toronto. While I asked my travel agent to cancel this booking, he ...
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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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Can I book two tickets to reach my destination with a stop over to my destination? [closed]

I have to go to Toronto from New Delhi. My question is: Can I book two different tickets for my journey, with 2 different airline? I might have to check-out and then check-in. For example can I ...
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How to find historical airfares?

Is there a way to find out how much it would have cost to buy a particular airplane ticket at some point in the past? For example, how could I find out how much it would have cost to buy a one-way ...
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Can you get sucked tight on a plane's toilet?

The sounds of flushing an airplane's toilet can be quite intimidating. When going to the toilet on a plane, I am always a bit cautious of accidental flushing. If so, do you risk being sucked stuck to ...
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If a baby is born mid-flight, what happens visa-wise for them when they land in a foreign country, sans-passport?

I asked a similar question about what nationality a newborn midflight gets, but I'm also now wondering - when they land, what happens? Normally you need a passport and possibly a visa to travel - so ...
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Is it possible to environmentally offset long-distance air travel?

I've been doing some web research on whether it is possible to offset carbon usage‡ for non-critical long-distance air travel, or indeed whether carbon-offsetting should be rejected on the basis that ...
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Birth while traveling on-board an airplane

Yesterday, a friend of mine who works as a purser (chief flight attendant) helped a lady with delivering her baby during a flight to Manila, Philippines while over the ocean :) I know that pregnant ...
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Aerosol cans in the checked luggage?

Is it allowed to carry aerosol spray cans (deodorant, insect repellant, waterproofer, spray point, i.e. any common thing you can think of that typically comes in spray bottles) in the checked luggage ...
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When's the best time to fly with kids [closed]

I'm about to take my son on a trip overseas, should I book a early morning flight or book a afternoon flight ? Taking in the time difference we would arrive at his bed time if we took afternoon flight ...
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Why must I lock the door of an aircraft lavatory before the light inside fully brightens?

When I step into an aircraft lavatory, the light is off and there is an indicator light saying to lock the door. Once I do lock the door, the light turns on, and otherwise, the light remains off. Why ...
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Can Somebody travel with their gun internationally?

If somebody is a US Resident, owns a Semi auto Glock. Has local Permit to carry a concealed weapon. What if this person wanted to fly with this hand gun internationally with him for his personal ...
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When to buy plane tickets to get best rates? [duplicate]

I'm planning a trip from Europe to USA, that will happen next summer. I was looking lately into purchasing plane tickets, but a lot of carriers do not offer late July/early August 2015 tickets yet. ...
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Additional cabin handbag on flights

It's quite common, that in addition to cabin size hand baggage you can take also smaller bag like handbag or small laptop case to the plane. I'm interested in knowing if someone hasn't been allowed to ...
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What's the cheapest way to fly to Cuba?

I supposed that getting to Cuba by flying from neighboring countries will be much cheaper than the same from Europe, but I have realized that fly prices from Cancun or Miami are very expensive (about ...
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Can I carry a ceramic knife in the cabin baggage?

On the airlines website, knives are listed as restricted items (but are not prohibited). I do not have any checked in luggage and am travelling from Darwin (Australia) to Singapore in Singapore ...
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Do I need Transit Visa ? Flight from Japan to Boston US Via Canada (transit) [duplicate]

I have plan to go to Boston US. My itinerary plan is flight from Japan to Boston. But, the flight schedule will be transit or change in Canada then continue to Boston. I am wondering, whether I need ...
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Using 2 different airlines for outbound & return flight to U.S?

I'm travelling to the U.S, am i allowed to go with 2 diffent airlines? For example fly out wit BA & come back with Virgin Atlanctic? or do i have to come back with the same company? I will be ...
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Can i skip an indirect flight? [duplicate]

I wanted to book a direct flight from Heathrow to JFK with BA. Over night they put the price up by over £500. Now i can see the exact same flight but you have to go indirect via Newcastle to Heathrow ...
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Why does my boarding pass read “APIS OK”

I flew from Turkey to France on a direct flight. When I checked in, I saw the boarding pass given to me read "APIS OK". I thought APIS was a program of US immigration, mostly for passengers to the ...
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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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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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Is there a known maximum number of codeshare codes a flight can have?

Is there a global maximum number of flight codes a specific flight can have? If not, is the flight operating as the highest number of codes simultaneously known?
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Is a US visa valid without an entry stamp?

I would be travelling to the US with H4 visa (first time travelling to the US) through London HT. I came across in the gov.uk site that a Valid US visa holder does not require a transit visa. "You ...
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Booking two separate return flights home from the United States?

I'm off to the the U.S. next month from the UK & have already booked my return flight home for October 2014. Now I'm trying to book my flight from the UK to the U.S, as it works out way cheaper to ...
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Inter-US air travel on a Visa Waiver (VWP)? [duplicate]

Im flying to Texas, El Paso on the 15th of October 2014, this is on a visa waiver program. I wish to fly to Arizona, Sky Harbor on the 17th of October 2014 for the day to say Hi to long distance ...