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

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What are some tips for a child flying alone for the first time?

I am 14 years old and will be flying on a WestJet plane from Calgary to Vancouver, Canada. How early should I arrive at the airport? What do I do once I arrive at the airport? What should I do first, ...
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Is it possible to purposefully miss a flight to force a short-check?

Let's say you're transiting through London with checked bags. The airline refuses to short-check your luggage. You then proceed to miss the second flight, forcing them to take your bags off the ...
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Are You Know About Dubai Places antg Tour?

When me and my family decided to spent our holidays in Dubai, we weren’t sure where to invest as all the traveling sites and agencies were promising the best services but it was really tough to choose ...
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Two parents travelling on different itineraries, with different child-parent combinations on each leg

We are trying to figure out how to manage a trip between USA and Europe where my husband and I will do different parts with different combinations of children (both aged under 4). Mother flies USA-...
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Can I claim my luggage if I am forced to stop after only the first leg of my journey

I booked a ticket from Toronto to Rome with Air Canada. The flight has one stop, in Frankfurt. For personal reasons I need to get off in Frankfurt (it was not a cheaper ticket, I didn't know that when ...
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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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Refused entry into Schengen after Ryanair checked passport. Now the airline wants me to pay a fine. What are my options?

I was travelling from London to Kaunas (Lithuania) and was refused entry because I did not have a biometric passport, even though a Ryanair officer at the gate before boarding checked my passport, ...
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Buying a return ticket for a child flying with different parent

My girlfriend, our daughter and I will be flying from Montreal to Italy. I'll fly directly there with my daughter, which is 3 years old, and stay a couple of weeks. My girlfriend will first stop in ...
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How much transfer time do I need when traveling from Germany (via London) to the USA?

I searched flights, but the transfer times seem pretty short. I want to go from Hamburg, Germany, to St. Louis, MO. The itinerary for the flight I want to take is the following: Hamburg -> London ...
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How to pay when booking airline tickets by calling?

I always book my airline tickets online. But a promotional offer I am trying to get is only available through calling. Instructions say pay by credit card. But I am not comfortable providing my ...
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Bulk air ticket booking

I've a situation where I've to make an air booking for around 10 people on a return trip. I've never done a booking for more than 2 people at a time and know that some of the websites do not even ...
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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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Can I fly with white powder in a transparent bag?

Instead of plain old coffee, I sometimes like to get my daily caffeine ration from other drinks, e.g. fruit juice. For this purpose I have bought some pure caffeine, which takes the form of white ...
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What citizenship/place of birth would a child born on an airplane have?

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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Can I stay in the airplane toilet during landing?

For safety purposes all airlines make you go back to your seat when you are in the toilet just before landing. But, what if you really had to go and don't come out even after persistent knocking. ...
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When do companies usually release flights?

So I am going away next May (May 2017) to Cyprus and booked the hotel as I got it at a really good price. I then searched for flights and found there to be just one, which was leaving at major ...
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What documents are needed for a child to fly within Canada?

My daughter is going to fly on a WestJet plane from Calgary to Vancouver. She is not an accompanied minor, she is old enough to fly on her own. Is her passport good enough to get her past the check-in ...
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How do unsold first-class seats get used?

How do unsold first-class seats get used? I assume that if first-class seats are unsold by the time of the flight, the airline has some mechanism for utilitizing them. What would that be? For ...
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Interlining: How is responsibility distributed in case of a missed connection? [duplicate]

Suppose I have an itinerary A - C with 1 stop at B, booked under a single ticket number on the website of airline X, where the leg A - B is operated by airline Y and B - C is operated by X. If the ...
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Resources for expected length of security queues on a given day?

Are there any resources that give a guide as to how long it may take to get through airport security on any given day? For example, I am flying out of Heathrow on Saturday, and I'm concerned that, ...
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What does a 13 year old need to bring to the airport when traveling alone? [on hold]

My 13-year-old daughter is going to fly alone to another province within our country. What does she need to bring with her to get her ticket and get pass security?
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Electric razors (Philips OneBlade) onboard in carry-on luggage

I wonder if I can bring a Philips OneBlade in a carry-on luggage while traveling by plane. It is not possible to cut anything with the Philips OneBlade but I still wonder if it's forbidden since ...
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Name too long for e-ticket. Should I be worried?

I recently bought a ticket for my whole family online. I have a daughter who is almost a year old. Everything's fine, but then I noticed that they cut her name short. Here is the example of the name (...
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Return date earlier than Departure date on the same flight booking

I was just trying to make a booking and accidentally provided a return date earlier than the departing date. I found that the departing date had reset to null. I tried it on Lufthansa. Later when I ...
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Travel with an outstanding warrant [on hold]

I need help!!! My story is I got caught with my two friends because of Marijuana. I had court date and rescheduled it but I didn't show up for the hearing, and I have a warrant issued for my arrest. ...
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Where can I find the Minimum Connections Times for a given airline/airport?

Questions about Minimum Connections Times often list a table with the MCTs for a given airline/airport. Is there a general database of such information for major airports/airlines worldwide?
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Can I carry slush powder as a carry-on on a flight?

I am going to attend an international conference in which I need to perform a magic trick using slush powder (aka sodium polyacrylate water gel). Can I carry it on the flight? I will be travelling ...
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Are there direct flights from Canada to Huatulco International Airport, Mexico during the summer?

Bahías de Huatulco International Airport (HUX) is close to some of my favourite parts of Mexico and I'm trying to search for flights landing there which depart from anywhere in Canada. This is ...
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How do I prevent my head from drooping while trying to sleep on a plane?

Even with the seat back lowered as far as it will go, my head droops forward when I try to sleep. This causes me to soon wake up with either a stiff neck or because of "the head jolt". The neck ...
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How to protect empty suitcases when checking them in at the airport?

I have already gone through this question about empty suitcases. However, it does not address protecting the suitcases from possible damage. My friend (who is a foreign student studying in Germany) ...
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Websites which offer 'Reserve Tickets - Pay Later' option

I am a Bangladesh national. I need some websites which allow to reserve a ticket but make the payment afterwards (after a day or some time).
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Is taking laundry powder across national borders likely to cause problems? [duplicate]

Is taking laundry powder across national borders by plane likely to cause any problems? I'm not worried so much about airport security, as border protection forces mistaking it for heroin. I'm ...
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What should I know about “Around The World” flights?

I have heard rumours of such things, and have had a difficult time find information on "around the world" flights. Are they worth it (do you have a limit between usage, do you save money.. etc.) and ...
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Are Award Travel Changeable or Refundable?

For tickets purchased normally, there are tons of types of tickets with various rules regarding changes, cancellations and refunds, but what about for award travel. On the AAdvantage site, there seems ...
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Buying a flight ticket to the UK for a foreign national

My girlfriend from Mexico is coming to study her Master's in the UK for a year. She's in the process of applying for a visa and looking at flights to the UK. For some reason, when she searches for ...
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Can I get off at transfer airport using a one-stop ticket?

Here is the potential situation: You buy a round-trip ticket from Tokyo to Paris via Beijing, and go to Paris. After spending time in Paris, you want to spend some time in Beijing. In this case, is ...
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tourist visa needed i am form india [duplicate]

I am a 30 year old person who want to go on tour in Canada for 6 months. My dad is going to sponsor me. My profile: I am a management graduate and have 6 to 7 years of work experience in luxury car ...
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canada tourist visa needed i am from india [closed]

I am a 30 year old person who want to go on tour in Canada for 6 months. My dad is going to sponsor me. My profile: I am a management graduate and have 6 to 7 years of work experience in luxury car ...
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Finding an old flight number

How can I find an old flight number from over three years ago? I am trying to make a claim for a delay of over five hours. They sent us to the wrong destination and lost our luggage.
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direction and draw polyline [closed]

When drawing polylines for directions, change the color of the lines to indicate the traffic conditions. Green lines if no traffic Red lines if heavy traffic Orange lines if moderate traffic in ...
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Can I fly to Cambodia and back to South Korea to catch my flight home to the US after my study abroad visa is over?

I am studying abroad for 6 months in South Korea but I want to go to Cambodia to do a volunteer trip for two weeks at the end of school. However during the Cambodia program my student visa ends in the ...
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If I book a return journey with Ryanair and miss the first flight, can I still take the return flight?

Does Ryanair have the sequential use of flight coupons rule? Meaning if you miss any flight-segment on your itinerary all subsequent segments are canceled. Does this rule apply if tickets are bought ...
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Huge difference in price between online travel agents and airline website

I often notice this rather strange occurrence when searching for fares through Kayak (it may not be specific to Kayak but it is the tool I use the most). It is that, for the same flight, there is a ...
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Is it possible to use one frequent flyer program for status and another for earnings?

Say I have elite status on one airline in an alliance but I want to accumulate miles in another airline in the alliance. Can I give one number for the purpose of status recognition and the other for ...
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Why do airlines offer flight itineraries with unrealistically short layovers?

When choosing the itinerary for a flight I recently booked, one option had a layover that seemed quite short. Even so, in considering that option, it seemed to me unlikely that the airline would ...
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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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Can I tell if the airline sold “my” seat after I cancelled the return leg after partially traveling?

I had a flight with British Airways and cancelled the return flight after taking the outbound leg. They refuse to refund a large sum of the money (including the ticket, or seat, price itself). It ...
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Flying to Germany Alone, Return with Family

Alright so I am flying to Germany alone and want to return with my spouse and daughter. They will need a return ticket back, how exactly can I book this online?
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Is there a site where I can subscribe for cheap flight for a specific place?

I currently spend a while outside my hometown and many people advise me to get my ticket for spending my vacation a month in advance, but I don't want to keep looking each day. Is there an online ...
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Paranoid about missing my return flight home from Rome. What to do?

I haven't been to Europe in 11 years. My wife and I (and our 8 year old son) will be taking a trip to Italy this late November. We will be traveling from Venice to Florence to Rome. We will be ...