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How to fly on the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner?

Sooo, the new Dreamliner has had its inaugural flight. The first flight was from tokyo to hong-kong. In a bit of competitive fun, a friend and I are trying to beat one another to ride it (he beat me ...
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Can I travel within the US using only my foreign passport as ID?

I want to know if I can travel with my passport within the US being in immigration process? I will be okay using only my passport ?
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Checked baggage size limits

I am going to be flying Emirates, which limits checked baggage to 30kg, but doesn't appear to have specific size limits for luggage. I am going to be buying some new luggage and I would like to ...
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How do airlines determine ticket prices?

Based on the question How to find historical airfares?, I got curious. Is there a guide or resource that describes how the price of a ticket is determined? When you search you often see curious ...
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Is this luggage likely to be considered oversized as checked baggage?

I've recently purchased and fitted a container for a costume I plan to take to conventions abroad. It's a cube shaped flight case measuring 530 x 530 x 530 mm. I added that up, and god damn it, it ...
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Is it OK to dress as a stewardess on a flight?

My client is not a stewardess. Her man has a stewardess-attraction, and normally it's no problem, but when they fly together she feels jealous. I'd like to advise her, "the attraction is part of him; ...
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Are IATA's guidelines mandatory for its airline members?

Recently I read this IATA article about new guidelines to optimize the accommodation of carry-on bags (that is, shrink carry-on's allowed size). It worried me. Should it ever be enforced, passengers ...
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Which airline offer flying for unaccompanied children (below 12 years)?

If you search for cheap flights with some flights search engines the problem is that you cannot send children alone. Is there a list of airlines accepting unaccompanied minors younger than 12 years?
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Do airlines really check whether battery packs for laptop/phone/tablets are less than 100 or 160 Wh?

From my understanding, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has some regulation regarding lithium-ion batteries that exceed 100 Wh. In theory. Do airlines really check whether battery ...
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Airfare historical data [duplicate]

I need to find international prices of airfare for specific locations in the years 2013 and 2014. Please help my boss will kill me if I cannot come up with this info soon!
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What's does “Baggage Allowance 1PC” mean on an SAS flight reservation?

I booked a flight through Corte Ingles Viajes Site, going from OSLO to Barcelona with the SAS Airline. It says in the confirmation email that I am allowed to take a 1PC Baggage Allowance. Does it mean ...
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Earning miles using hidden ticketing?

If you buy a 'hidden ticket' and fly from destination A to C with a stopover at point B (and you will leave the airport at destination B with a unused B to C leg), can you still accrue miles from the ...
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skipping the first part of a stop over [duplicate]

I have flight booking SIN - KUL(stopover) - CDG Its on December 17. SIN - KUL is at 11am, Paris flight is 11pm so almost an 11 hour stopover. Now I'm booking another flight. MLE-KUL(stopover)-SIN. ...
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Why don't airlines offer last minute empty seats cheap? [closed]

There are lots of empty seats out there. Why aren't airlines selling them cheap on the day of the flight? I've seen a few anecdotal answers to this question. A lot of the answers come down to ...
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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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Europe to USA: How come a detour within Star Alliance cuts the price in half? [duplicate]

I just found out that going round trip FRA to SFO directly with Lufthansa is 1100 Euro, while Turkish Airlines (layover in IST) will charge only about 600 Euro. On the flip side, going round trip IST ...
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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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How much can I claim in damages for a missed connection, on an EU airline flying through the EU?

On a flight from Asia to the US on British Airways recently, I missed the connection in London. The first flight was delayed because of mechanical reasons. London was chaotic and British Airways was ...
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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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Are there any non-stop flights from Asia to Brazil?

I'm wondering if there is any non-stop flight from Asia to Brazil (for example, Bangkok to Sao Paulo). It's surprising that I couldn't find anything from Asia to Brazil so far, specially now with all ...
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Is it safe to knowingly buy an oversized (67-inch) suitcase? Are size limits enforced?

This question is regarding check-in, not carry-on, baggage. I'm considering buying a very spacious suitcase measuring 31 x 21 x 15 inches, for a total of 67 inches. This is greater than the 62-inch ...
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Airlines and different passports

If a Bahraini citizen, who lives in Bahrain and holds a Canadian passport, wants to travel to Europe using his Canadian one; will the airline accept presenting his the Canadian althought he will ...
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What to do if airline persistently doesn't respond to complaint? [closed]

I had a problem with my Lufthansa flights, in my opinion that was completely the airline's fault. At the desk during the day of flights, they (naturally) didn't give me any proper response, just a ...
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One-way flight much more expensive than double-way: what is the official airlines' explanation?

Interesting questions and answers about how to practically handle that weird situation have been posted here and they helped me learn more about the subject. However I have recently been almost hit by ...
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US to Asia via Europe with infants

We are planning to go on a trans-atlantic flight (> 10 hrs) with an infant. To help defray costs, we're considering just getting a "lap" ticket for our (would-be) 1 year old. Are there airlines ...
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Finding full text of fare rules if I have the fare basis code [closed]

If I know the name of an airline and the exact fare basis code, where can I look up the full text of the fare rules? (I'm looking for things like change fees, restrictions on changes, refundability of ...
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American Airlines - voucher in exchange for a credit card payment

I had to cancel a flight and American Airlines mailed me a Transportation Voucher Exchange Coupon. I ordered new tickets that I wanted to pay with the coupons, put them on hold, called American ...
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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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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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Is India's Jet Airways considered a budget airline?

Is this airline run like a discount airline? Less legroom, restrictive baggage policies...? Or is it standard?
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Do code share flights yield less/more miles?

I'm a MileagePlus member (Premier Platinum level). I'm flying to India on United and have a choice of leaving from EWR on UA or JFK on LH (code share) to FRA and then onward on LH. Which option is ...
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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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How much should I expect to pay to declare goods I'm carrying, during check-in

I learned that if I'm carrying valuable goods in my checked baggage I should declare it to the airline, but I will have to pay for it. How much should I expect to pay? I'm traveling international ...
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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 ?
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What is overbooking (of flights), and why do airlines all seem to do it?

I know that they want to "fill every seat." If you take this LITERALLY, then you'd want to overbook, because of the statistical percentage of "no shows." That, of course, leads to "bumping" when more ...
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Why does luggage need to be rechecked across two American carriers?

I recently booked someone from HNL to XNA on one reservation (one PNR). When he was at the airport trying to check-in his luggage with United Airlines to his final destination the agent told him that ...
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Waiting for visa to be express mailed one day before international flight

I have an international flight leaving early Tuesday morning. The visa agency has had my passport and application for more than 3 weeks, but due to problems with the photograph and embassy closures ...
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Paying for an on hold airline ticket without an itinerary receipt or confirmation number

I wasn't able to print my itinerary receipt in Cebu Pacific and my status was still on hold, I clicked something and my itinerary receipt disappeared. I don't even know my confirmation number so I ...
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What is the easyjet hand luggage weight limit?

I am looking for Easyjet hand luggage weight limit. As far as I remember they don't have one. I found a few blogs stating the same. I also checked their website and I didn't find any reference. Is ...
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How good are Aeroflot's current safety and performance standards?

Aeroflot has historically had a poor safety record with over 100 reported accidents and fatalities running into thousands. It seems, however, that these petered out towards the mid-90s. How good is ...
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Will airlines compensate me if my entertainment system is not working?

In long haul flights, if I get a seat and after take off I found out that entertainment system is not working, I asked a flight attendant to change my seat but she apologized because there are no ...
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My visa period start on arrival, would they let me get into the plane?

I have a question, I applied for the Schengen visa through Germany, on the form they ask me when I'd arriving (to Germany) and when I'd returning. they take this exact date as the visa period. I ...
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How are safety standards enforced in an airline which is not IOSA certified?

I'm considering booking a flight with WOW Airlines and since it's the first time I hear about it I did some research on google and I find mostly good reviews. However, while looking for the safety ...
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Compensation for flight change made by the airline

I have a flight from São Paulo (Brazil) to Auckland (New Zealand). It's a long flight but I choose Qantas because it had the best duration for the money. This flight was going to take 19h40, and now ...
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Incentives to change flights

Reading this question I found out how changes in seat capacity are handled, which made me quite curious what kind of incentives are typically offered to people who volunteer to take a different ...
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Why would I choose full service carrier instead of a low-cost one?

I just started flying recently, and over the last two years, I was on a plane about once a month. Now, all my trips were between European cities. I have been successfully using Ryanair, Wizzair, and ...
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Can an airline really refuse to depart when overbooked?

I do not fly often, but when traveling home from vacation with my family yesterday, I encountered something I have never seen and I am wondering if what the flight attendants were saying was true. ...
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Buy a roundtrip ticket for two people, but second person only travels on return - is that possible [duplicate]

If I buy airline tickets for a roundtrip for two people, and the second person does not show up for the first part of the roundtrip, do airlines cancel the return ticket for that person, or can that ...
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Is there a way to find out specifically why a flight was delayed? [duplicate]

Is there some tool I can use to figure out why a flight is delayed? Specifically I'm trying to see why the 2nd leg of the flight AI 951 is delayed by about an hour nearly every day, though it takes ...
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How much transfer time for domestic flight arriving in LGA, transferring to JFK for an International Flight?

I am planning a flight from Atlanta, Georgia to Manila, departing Monday, March 13th. I want to catch the flight to Manila at 11:54 am out of JFK. The earliest flight i could find getting into jfk ...