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

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I can program, where can I make complex queries for airplane-tickets?

I am an experienced programmer. I would like to make complex searches such as "Travel from Stockholm to Vancouver between 14th of feb and 19th of feb" and back between 12th of march and 18th of march. ...
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Why police didn't even block me once at the airport arrivals?

First of all, I'm not a terrorist or a drug courier. Starting in June 2012, I began flying from Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCO) to Falcone–Borsellino Airport (PMO) for personal reasons. ...
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Claim for Lost and then found baggage

I am in a tricky situation. In an emergency flight, a middle-eastern airline lost my one baggage. After 21 days as their policy- they asked me to submit the documents to claim it. They were supposed ...
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If a passenger damages another passenger's property (accidentally) on a flight, who is responsible?

This came up after listening to a Rick Steves podcast on travel. He and I have both apparently wondered - when the passenger in front suddenly reclines their seat and nearly decapitates your laptop - ...
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Are Pakistani nationals restricted to entering India through four airports only?

A Pakistani friend who needs to go to India was informed (very late, near visa approval) by an Indian embassy official (in Singapore) that he can only enter* India through one of the four major ...
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Is 3 hours enough connecting time in New Delhi Indira Gandhi (T1 to T3)?

Recently my GoAir flight from Nagpur to New Delhi was cancelled. I have an international flight (Emirates) from New Delhi International Airport. The other options GoAir people are giving me is of ...
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Brussels to Les Arcs for skiing, other than by car? [on hold]

I would like to go skiing in Les Arcs this winter. How can I get there from Belgium using public transport? Should I fly to Geneva? Take the Thalys or TGV? I don't want to rent a car. Is it a ...
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I have a US B1 Visa and i am planning to transit via Seattle to go to India from Canada

I have a valid US B1 Visa, so just wanted to check if i can transit via Seattle . And if my connection flight is only 1.30 hours, will i be still able to make it. Please provide your suggestions. ...
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Lost baggage, airline doesn't do anything

During my flight from JFK to Europe with Turkish Airlines via Istanbul 32 days ago my baggage went lost and no information about its location was available. I have also completed and sent all the ...
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cheap travel from Helsinki to Copenhagen [closed]

I am looking to travel to Copenhagen next week but not sure which is the cheapest way? I looked at flight and they are near EUR200. Is there any other cheap route?
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Can I discard part of a multi-city (not layover) ticket? [duplicate]

My destination is B. My origin is A. I can buy a multi-city ticket from A->B->C which is cheaper than just A->B. Note that this is a multi city trip and not just a layover at B. My question is if I ...
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How to determine if I'll be switching planes during a layover?

I'm looking at a potential flight with a short layover (1hr 10 min). How can I determine if I'll be staying on the same plane or switching planes during the layover? Is there something in the flight ...
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Are there any advantages to selecting the middle seat in an airplane?

It seems to be traveller folklore that the least desirable seats on airplanes are the middle seats (in other words, with three seats directly next to each other, stuck between someone at the window ...
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Is ID needed from Sweden to Spain? [duplicate]

I am planning to travel from Sweden to Spain by plane. I lost my ID and waiting for replacement but I do not want to go over the hassle when boarding the plane. Would I need to show ID card knowing ...
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Is a passport needed when flying within Mexico as a U.S permanent resident? [duplicate]

I am a permanent resident (U.S) and I'm crossing the border into Mexico and taking a flight to Mexico city. The passport from my home nation is expired and I'm trying to avoid the last minute 500 ...
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What to do when no search engine can find a connection that clearly exists

For about six months now, it seems that flights to Iceland, where I live, from very many places in the US, including where I go to visit my family, just don't show up in any search engine I've tried ...
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Why do airlines prohibit telephone calls on planes with mobile data and Wi-Fi capabilities, yet provide an onboard telephone service?

On most airplanes with cellular and Wi-Fi capabilities, the ability to make mobile phone calls is technically disabled and passengers are prohibited from using the Wi-Fi service to make VoIP calls ...
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Changing a flight from a layover to a stopover

I have a flight booked with KLM from New York (JFK) to Cape Town (CPT) in middle-late December. This flight includes a 3-hour transfer at Schiphol Airport (AMS) in Amsterdam. Recently my schedule has ...
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What are some in-flight features and are there smoking areas in airports? [closed]

I am new at this site so I might not be the best at explaining what question I am asking. First off, I'll tell you what flight/seats I am on: I'm flying with united 1. Airbus A320-seat 7C 2. ...
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Best possible seat room [duplicate]

I'm flying in economy plus with United airlines. What's the best possible seat to get with the most room? For legs, body, etc
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Opinions on United airlines.? [closed]

In December I'm traveling with United Airlines. Since I haven't traveled that much, I've never flown with United Airlines. I'd love to hear your opinions of this airline. While dealing with the ...
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To fat to fly ? [duplicate]

My mother is going on a flight with United airlines. Im sort of nervous for her because she hasn't really been on a airplane since she gained bunch of weight. she's pushing 400 pounds, even if it ...
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Is 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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Why are plane tickets more expensive if they don't include a weekend?

When I used to fly for business (depart and return within the work-week) I observed that ticket prices were much higher than if a weekend was included at one end or in the middle. I was told that it ...
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Vayama - price quoted at booking was increased after ticket confirmation

Yesterday we booked one ticket from the U.S. to India during the holiday season. The price quoted by Vayama was very reasonable ~ $997, a real bargain for the season. 12 hours later we get the ...
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As someone with dual nationality, can I exit my home country (New Zealand) on the passport of another country?

I currently live in New Zealand, and in a few weeks I'm going to be leaving to visit and travel in Europe for about a year. I've got both British and New Zealand citizenship, and about a month ago ...
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I am flying to India from Toronto. I have 3 phones with me including my personal phone Do I have to pay custom? [duplicate]

Apart from phone I have a personal laptop which is about an year old. but i have two brand new iphone 5s which are gifts. Please help
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Leaving the airport during a long layover [closed]

I have this UAE visa and my time between flights is more than 12 hours. Can I go out of airport and see the city, or do I need something else?
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Is New Dehli, India, safe to travel to? (Ebola Scare)

I'm a fairly paranoid traveler. I'm in Chennai at the moment, but I can't wait to get back home to Los Angeles. Because of the general lack of hygiene here and, well, the lack of how handle things ...
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Why's it useful for airlines to enforce the “non-changeable” fare? [closed]

I refer to the comment of user Relaxed under this answer: It's also useful to enforce the “non-changeable” fares which is another price discrimination strategy. Please explain? What's the user ...
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At what time frame is there a significant increase of the price of airplaine tickets?

I have already browsed through the various questions tagged [air-travel] and [budget]. In particular, I have already seen this question: Flight tickets: buy two weeks before even during holiday ...
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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 being bought, or they do it at an extremely inflated price. What is the reason for it? One idea I came up with ...
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How many jetways are used in Frankfurt to deplane Boeing 747-400

How many jetways does United use on Boeing 747-400 flying into Frankfurt? We are seated in row 58 and have 1 hour 25 minutes to connect.
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Direct flights to USA from countries with Ebola outbreak

According to this survey 58% of Americans think there should be a travel ban on flights from countries where the Ebola has broken out. The survey doesn't make clear what a travel ban would mean, but ...
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Is it ok to use a virtual credit card to buy an airplane ticket?

Lately I've been reading a lot about people who are asked for the VISA card with which they bought the flight when doing the check in. In these situations they are not allowed to board. Many of these ...
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Singapore multiple visa

I am an Indian passport holder and I have a Singapore multiple visa. I entered singapore on 6 sep 2014 and I departed on 3 october 2014. I then traveled to indonesia for one week. My singapore ...
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Cheap way to frequently fly during the weekend to visit friends/family/girlfriend? European City Hopping

On multiple and frequent occasions I want to fly for a visit during a weekend (EIN -> BUD), without it interfering much with my job. For this reason I'm only somewhat flexible when it comes to the day ...
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Overview of upcoming flights from a specific airport?

My flight from Antananarivo (TNR) to Paris with Air Madagascar tonight was canceled. My travel agent is not really working in the weekend and I'm curious if there are any flights I could take from TNR ...
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Are the same planes used for the same flight number the next day?

The man who came down with Ebola in Dallas came from Liberia to Brussels and then flew to Dulles on United Airways flight 951 on Sept 20. My daughter flew from Brussels to Dulles on flight 951 the ...
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Why does it take so long to check in at the airport?

It seems to take an inordinate amount of time for them to select my name from a list of people who have booked the flight and press enter. Surely it can't be any more complicated than that can it?
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Why is plane boarding done at the last minute, with everyone suddently queueing at the gate?

Every time I come to the airport and arrive to the boarding gate, the same scenario occurs. All passengers are sitting in the area, until boarding is announced. Then, mostly everyone queue up. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I book a multi-segment flight ticket myself? [closed]

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 ...