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

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How far in advance should you book a domestic flight within Canada for best value?

Google revealed Cheapair.com articles about how far in advance to book a flight to get a good deal on average (47 days for US domestic flights, 147 days for international flights), but are there any ...
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Does in-flight TV suck up all the bandwidth on Southwest Airlines wifi?

I'm typing this on a Southwest plane where my email is loading at a snail's pace, but the guy across the aisle from me is happily watching a golf tournament in real time video on his iPad. Not that ...
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What type of under the seat bag is practical, and what should be stored in it for the flight?

I am traveling from the US to Australia. What type of under the seat bag is practical, and what should be stored in it for the flight?
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Why can't I travel onwards if my bag wasn't going to make the flight?

I was flying KLM from the UK to the USA with a short layover in Amsterdam. Because of delays in the UK, I almost missed my flight. The flight attendant told me my bag wasn't going to make it, but if ...
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Why would passengers on a diverted flight not be allowed into the terminal?

I was recently on a flight to Washington DC, but due to adverse weather conditions at DCA we were redirected to Philadelphia to await suitable conditions to land in Washington. When we landed at PHL, ...
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Book flight within Canada on US airline

I live in Toronto. I'm flying down to LA this summer as part of a summer program at UCLA. They've offered to reimburse me up to $600 USD for travel. I have a friend who lives in Vancouver, and so I'd ...
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Why is the baggage allowance on flights to/from Brazil more generous?

It seems that it is common that the baggage allowance on flights to Brazil is more generous (both in number of pieces and weight) than to other countries. In fact many airlines, have a specific ...
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International Flight Ticket booked without providing the surname as per the passport

I have two names as my given name in the passport and I typically just use this as my first and last name. However, my passport has a surname too which I almost never use. Due to this, I mistakenly ...
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Where do I find a (recent) historical list of personnel strikes at European airports?

Is there a publicly available register of industrial actions at European airports? I actually need recent historical data to claim compensation for a cancelled flight. I want to verify the airline's ...
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Priceline bidding: how does it work?

I recently tried Priceline.com bidding, but I got no result, meaning they were not able to get the ticket for the price I bid. In the end, after adjusting the parameters (price/airport) several ...
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Is it still necessary to pre-request a vegetarian meal on intercontinental flights? [closed]

I've been a vegetarian for over 16 years and have been requesting vegetarian meals on intercontinental flights for a while. Unfortunately for hungry me, I often end up receiving a vegan meal. I ...
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Can I import a gun-shaped console controller‎ from the United States into the UK? [on hold]

My friend is traveling to the states next week for a short time then he'll be back to England , I would love to ask him to get me this very unique xbox controller. He doesn't have to carry it with ...
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Is leaving airport at a stop before the final destination illegal?

There are tricks such as "fuel dumping" or "hidden city ticketing" which involve booking a ticket composed of several connecting flights, then leaving the airport at a stop, possibly even "hopping ...
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Can I return to Mexico with a passport that expires soon?

Hello I'm traveling to Mexico in May 17th 2016, but my Mexican passport expires in July 19th 2016. Will I have any problem with it since it expires 2 month later? Thank you
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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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Traveling with osteosynthesis material [duplicate]

As a result of a tibial plateau fracture, now I've got a metal plate inside my knee with several screws. I assume it's titanium alloy. I've never traveled by plane before, and I'm worried that there ...
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Traveling on Honeymoon to Seattle from San Antonio - Am I too fat for seat? [duplicate]

I am getting married this year. My fiance and I want to spend our honeymoon in Seattle; however, I am extremely stressed out that I will not fit. I weigh about 315 and 5'5'. I am not an experience ...
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What is the best method of purchasing a ticket with an open return date?

I’ve been doing some research on traveling to South America and staying for an extended period of time (working vacation). The usual sources for flight info (Kayak, Expedia, Hipmunk) don’t have any ...
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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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Are flight attendants really happy? [closed]

I've taken quite a few flights in my life, and during every flight, the flight attendants seem to be very happy, nice and polite. I was wondering if they really are indeed enjoying their work so much, ...
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Packing a cardbox box as checked luggage

As mentioned in another question, I'm planning on traveling with a desktop computer as checked baggage. After considering the options, I've decided to take it in its original cardboard box (used for ...
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Is Spirit Airlines's $9 Fare Club worth it?

Has anyone tried Spirit Airlines's $9 fare club membership ($60/year)? What do you get with your membership, and what makes it worth it?
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Compensation for denied boarding due to baggage delay

Recently, my son and I traveled from Bangkok to the US, and when boarding our connecting flight in Hong Kong we were involuntarily denied boarding because the airline could not locate my son's ...
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How far in advance should you book a flight from Hong Kong to Canada for best value? [closed]

Google revealed this Cheapair.com article about how far in advance to book a flight to get a good deal on average, but are there any better or newer articles? I ask because the article: is dated at ...
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How do I travel on a return flight with a different passport from my outgoing flight?

When I buy a plane ticket, I need to give my passport details. If the flight is to my home country, where I will renew my passport and get a new passport with a different number, do I need to do ...
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Late boarding and passport control failures caused a missed flight in Turkey on a non-EU airline - what compensation can I claim?

I've just had a two part flight, Antalya-Istanbul-London Gatwick via Pegasus airlines. I arrived at the airport early and checked in with plenty of time to spare. The boarding for the first part of ...
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Am I allowed to carry shampoo, Oil, etc via India-UK airport after recent hair transplantation?

I recently had a hair transplantation in New Delhi, India (1 month ago). Now I need to move to London, UK on work permit. Am I allowed to carry Shampoo and Oil (4*500ml each=4ltr) all in white, ...
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Why do airlines prohibit having two infants in the same row?

If a family is travelling with infants under 2 years old, these infants will not need a seat (of course you can buy them a seat if you want), and they can just sit in their parents' laps. Given that, ...
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Are there “traditional” travel agents receiving requests online for ITA fares?

I found a really nice fare in ITA. I cant get that price in any of the usual flight search engines. I tried hipmunk with its extended search capabilities (maybe I didnt explore them to the max) and I ...
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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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Why do airplanes not use two regular 3.5mm jacks?

I'm flying this Friday again and can't find my two-to-one 3.5 mm jack adapter and I was wondering why did they decided to go this way? One like this: I know why they were using the two prongs, ...
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Why do we board airplanes front to back?

I understand why we might board first and business class ahead of everyone else, but is there a specific reason why we don't board passengers back to front? It seems like the better way to go.
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Why was I served an ice cold towel onboard?

The other day, I was served a towel on business class, I was expecting it to be warm as it usually is. Instead, it was ice cold which was unexpected. Why do some airlines serve ice cold towels ...
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Why aren't conventional mercury thermometers allowed onboard?

Why do airlines prohibit carrying conventional mercury thermometers onboard? What potential this small device has to prohibit it? PS: I prefer conventional thermometers in my personal first aid kit ...
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Why only earbud style earphones?

On a flight with Air Transat, passengers were informed that for use in the in-flight entertainment system, only earbud style earphones were permitted. I ignored this and used my on-ear style ...
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Why are airlines against the transferring of tickets to other persons?

Airlines usually either don't allow the transferring of tickets to another person after they've been purchased, or they do it at an extremely inflated price. What is the reason for doing this? One ...
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Finding **cheapest** fares from a country to country/city/airport (including non-guaranteed connections)? [duplicate]

I've recently spent some time finding the cheapest fares for my journey and that got me thinking. Essentially I'm traveling UK <-> Tallinn (Estonia) anytime within the next 4 months for a week. ...
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Consulting airfare prices after sale [closed]

An airline company I've been keeping track of recently held a sale. Before the sale, the airfare prices were very cheap on weekends, and very expensive on weekdays (Sat, Sun, long haul flights are at ...
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Is 35 minutes' layover time at Delhi enough for a domestic flight?

I am going to Guwahati from Bangalore, and I have layover time of 35 minutes at DEL. Will that be enough time?
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What is the difference between D and X fares in JL?

I have a business trip coming up which requires a roundtrip ticket HND-SFO. As I do for all trips, business and pleasure, I start shopping around aggregator sites, like expedia, and then directly ...
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Is there a point where it would make more financial sense to charter a flight than to buy tickets?

Say you're going from point A to point B and the only [reasonable] way to get there is by airplane (eg an island to mainland). Pretend your group is LARGE (at least 12 people) Is there a breaking ...
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Refund of tickets due to travel warning to Turkey

We are a family that purchased tickets to Portugal with a layover in Istanbul. Due to travel warnings, we tried to request a refund of our tickets, but Turkish Airlines is not accepting the refund. ...
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Do I really need to arrive more than 2 hours early for a domestic flight out of MSP?

The website for the Minneapolis St Paul International Airport recommends that passengers arrive at least 2 hours early for domestic flights. This sits at odd with my understanding one should generally ...
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Got same first name and last name on my domestic flight ticket

I was booking a round trip flight ticket from Delhi to Leh, India. I got the same first name and last name in my ticket as "G VIMAL G VIMAL". My id consists of just G VIMAL. Is that be a problem?
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What discount options are available for domestic air travel in Japan?

In order to visit some faraway places like Okinawa or (northern) Hokkaido, but also because the Shinkansen can be very expensive (especially without a rail pass), one sometimes needs or wants to book ...
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How to buy a ticket from France to the United States if the person flying won't have any proof of payment?

My friend lost his cash and bank cards while traveling in France. Now he wants to come home, and I am going to buy him a plane ticket. I have seen questions like this one, that say that he might ...
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How do I buy an open jaw ticket for this itinerary?

If I search for AMS-BUD 12/20/16 BUD-CDG 1/6/17 then KLM/Air France offers do not even appear. If I search for AMS-BUD 12/20/16, return on 1/6/17 then the cheapest offer is on KLM on the way out and ...
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I am planning to visit Iran for Conference? [duplicate]

I am planning to visit Iran for a conference that will takes place at Tehran. My questions is that if I am visiting Iran, can it harm my visit to U.S.
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Question about DS-160 arrival and departure flight

I want to go from Costa Rica to San Francisco, but there is a connection in Charlotte. So, should I put both of those flights on the form, or just the one I take from CR to Charlotte? Same accurs in ...