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Any website that gather ongoing and upcoming strikes amongst airlines?

A few weeks ago how to buy a flight ticket from Boston to Paris. I had to choose between Air France and Delta. Luckily a few friends of mine lives in Paris warned that Air France pilots had issued a ...
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Refund claim for delayed flight (booked with Lufthansa, operated by Austrian)

We booked a long-distance return flight with Lufthansa on their website, consisting of 6 flight segments in total, two of which were operated by Austrian airlines and delayed by 5,5 hours. Should we ...
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Do airlines typically charge for seating assignments when traveling w/ a small child?

I e-mailed Spirit airlines to see if I need to pay for seating assignments, or if they'd assign my 2 year old next to me by policy, and they told me to shell out the cash for the seating assignments. ...
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Can you get complementary upgrades when you check-in online or through a booth at the airport?

It the past I have been offered an upgrade while checking in at the airlines desk. These days checking in online, or at one of the automatic booths at the airport can be quite convenient. I am ...
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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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Do Medical Devices Count as Carry-On or Personal Item?

When travelling with a necessary medical device such as a CPAP machine, do airlines count it as one piece of carry on or a personal item? While one of those might fit in some carry-on, there would not ...
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Are there any airlines which refund fare (including economy class) fully in case you don't get visa?

I'm an Indian. I'm planning to book a journey from Mumbai to Johannesburg, South Africa and back (conference visa). I looked at refundable tickets, while they are priced higher, they give you half ...
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Under what conditions is my luggage auto-transferred from a previous flight to the next?

Note: I'm aware that some countries (e.g. the USA) require you to pick up your luggage on international flights. This question assumes that there is no such legal requirement. When booking ...
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Spend miles from one loyalty scheme, earn on another (within Skyteam)

Due to poor miles management, I end up owning ~4,000 miles on Flying Blue (Air France) and ~8,000 miles with SKYPASS (Korean Air), both of which belong to SkyTeam. I'd rather own Flying Blue miles as ...
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Why do airlines require an address when booking?

Whenever I book tickets for a flight, I have to provide my address details, contact numbers and an email address. A contact number I understand and they'll email me confirmation to the email address. ...
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Budget airlines, US to Canada

Are there any low-cost airlines flying from the United States to Canada? Especially looking for any companies not listed on the travel ticketing sites (Orbitz, Expedia, and such ). For example, ...
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How do I search for connecting point-to-point flights?

There are often situations where buying two separate one-way tickets from A to C via B is cheaper than buying a normal multi-leg ticket. This can be especially useful with airlines such as Ryanair, ...
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Just how much cheaper is booking Spirit flights at airport vs. online?

Spirit Airlines flights are apparently cheapest to book at the airport. You still have to book ahead for the best fares (not just show up the day you want to travel), so it means making an extra ...
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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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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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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 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 did Cebu Pacific Air weigh me?

I was at Laoag airport on December 21st. For some reason, after getting my boarding pass, they weighed me and recorded my weight. They also weighed all of my hand-carry luggage and recorded that too. ...
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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 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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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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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 can a return flight from A to B cost 1000 euros, while the same flights from B to A cost 500 euros? [duplicate]

Why is a return flight from JFK to Brussels a 1000 euros and a return flight from Brussels to JFK 500 euros? My girlfriend is American and I'm Belgian so we fly over a lot. Every time she wants to ...
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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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Can I get compensation for an early flight?

I was in Vietnam with a ticket booked to Cambodia. I received an email from Vietnam Airlines customer services asking me to call them. When I call then I was surprised that my flight was put forward ...
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Can I see which seats are available on a British Airways flight before I book?

Some airlines (for example, American Airlines do this) offer a seat availability checker so you can see which seats are currently booked on a flight - there are limitations, since some seats might ...
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How big is “too big” for an airline seat? At what point will you be required to buy two tickets?

As I said in another question, I'm bringing my parents to visit me here in Sweden next year. My mother is around 280-300 pounds and 5'6" (130-135kg, 1.67m). I am concerned that she might be asked at ...
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Is it mandatory to have a language speaker of both inbound and outbound countries' languages onboard flights?

I always wondered, is it a must for airlines to have at least one cabin crew member who is able to speak the language of the inbound and outbound countries? I am asking this because I am thinking in ...
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Does Brussels Airlines codeshare (code share) with SAS?

I got caught up in the Brussels Airlines (SN) wave of cancellations. I need to go from ORD to ARN and there is a direct flight on SAS. I am on the phone with Brussels Airlines and they claim they do ...
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Which Airline offer phone-call check-in and seat allocation service?

Which Airline offer phone-call check-in and seat allocation service, to all passenger or frequency fly member/upper class passenger?
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Historical flight data

Where can I find historical data on flights, specifically Delta international flights? I need to find out about cancellations, diversions and any other flight data pertaining to a particular route ...
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Will providing an incorrect suffix and prefix for a name (Dr., PhD) on a flight ticket cause issues at the airport?

I was being silly when purchasing my airline ticket and saw the options to have my name be "Dr. John Doe, PhD", so I went for it. Unfortunately I cannot legitimately claim either of those titles. ...
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Reconfirm airline ticket? [duplicate]

Each time I have Purchased an airplane ticket (specifically, using a travel agent, though I'm not sure every time was through one) the bottom of the email confirms of my ticket that I receive says ...
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Do airlines have to check the visa status before selling a ticket?

My daughter bought a ticket for a flight with a layover in Emirates (from Dallas, Texas to India). She had a stop of 48 hours in Dubai. When she was checking in in Dubai for Delhi, she was informed ...
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Do Airline Ticket Offices have to Inform customers of visa requirements when purchasing tickets? [duplicate]

We purchased tickets at Air Asia's ticket office in Yangon Myanmar for travel to Australia, with a flight change to New Zealand. As UK passport holders, we were not informed we needed visa's to ...
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Arrival time of ryanair flight from Palma to Edinburgh 29th august 2009 [duplicate]

I am trying to find out the arrival time of a flight from Palma (Majorca)with Ryanair flight fr6657 on the 29th August 2009, I know it was around midnight but i need the correct landing time. where ...
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Why do you need to be Brazilian to buy a discounted Brazilian domestic flight ticket?

Flight tickets in Brazil - at least low cost ones - are only available for holders of a Brazilian CPF (social security number). See also ...
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After the Evacuation - how do people get reunited with their carryon luggage?

Assume you are taking an airline flight, and the cabin starts filling up with smoke. The pilots divert the plane to the nearest suitable airport, and the flight attendants pop the doors and send you ...
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What direct flights connect Brazil or Argentina to South Africa? [closed]

I'm curious, what airlines offer direct flights between South America and Africa and what cities do they connect?
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Is it possible to get an airline to compensate lost incidental costs?

We originally booked a flight with an overnight stop. We also booked a hotel in advance which was refundable until the day before our flight. The morning of the flight everything was marked on time ...
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Airline compensation for non-specific delays with a US carrier

One of my cousin had to travel to Asia because of some emergency situation. I paid a huge price for the earliest available flight, but the airline (United) dropped him at the destination 12 hours ...
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How do I get compensation for messed-up flights?

Short form: the airline I'm traveling on managed to mess up every leg of my round trip (international trip), ultimately costing me most of a day at each end and also some money for expenses along the ...
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Flight flown + operated by completely different, non-code-share airline?

Yesterday (March 3) I flew Jetstar Pacific 596 from SGN to DAD. The airplane contained markings for vueling.com, the crew was wearing vueling uniforms, and despite being a domestic flight in Vietnam, ...
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Visa VS airline [closed]

I have one situation. I have visa for the country I want to visit and airline refuse me for boarding because they said they don't believe my visa. And my flights (including travel plan) are ruined. ...
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Redress Number vs. Known Traveler Number

I recently obtained a Global Entry card and on the back is the PASSID number that I understand is also my Known Traveler Number. When I recently tried to record my KTN with an airlines it asked for ...
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How do I redeem airline vouchers when booking through a website?

So, I got bumped from a United flight a while back (last April to be exact, so I'm nearing the one year mark). As part of the voluntary bump, I got a $400 voucher to be used towards purchasing ...
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Who to contact for missed connection on a multi-airline flight?

I have flight booked through United Airlines (PRG -> FRA -> YYZ -> MCI), checked-in using the Lufthansa website (first flight PRG -> FRA is operated by Lufthansa), and the flight (FRA -> YYZ) has an ...
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How does “Fuel Dumping” work?

Recently, I saw a lot of blog post, forum posts etc on Fuel Dumping. For me it seemed like you can book a flight with high fuel charges, and then add another unrelated leg to the flight that you not ...
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Flight/booking code explanation

What do the letters mean in the following output from http://matrix.itasoftware.com/search.htm search results? When I went to see a travel agent to book one of these flights, he mentioned the ...
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What caveats and hitches about airline seats should a flyer beware of? [closed]

I have long legs and thus for my upcoming flight to Canada, I want to book seats with extra legroom or exit row seats, but thought to Google and fortunately found this warning regarding Virgin ...