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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 late....
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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 ...
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I've arrived in Paris without ID, nobody checked my pasport through whole process [duplicate]

I was flying to Bogota from Manchester with stop over in Paris, I've left my passport by security in Manchester airport and nobody checked it by the gate and entering plane, guy on the gate also let ...
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How can I know which terminal my flight departures from and to which one it arrives?

I am traveling with LAN Airlines this weekend. I'll take a flight from Madrid to Frankfurt but I don't know from which terminal my flight departs or which terminal my flight arrives to. My ticket only ...
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First Class Amenities

How can one find out which first class amenities are available on a particular flight? It seems like first class is sometimes a larger seat while others it can be a bed or suite and even a shower. We ...
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How do I find out whether I am allowed to / have to disembark from a flight that transits at an intermediary airport?

When booking flights that transit through one or more intermediary airports, it is not often clear whether it's a 'technical stop', e.g., refuelling only while passengers sit inside the plane or ...
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Canada Low Cost Airline

Are there any low cost airlines that operate within Canada and fly out of Vancouver? As a European I have very limited knowledge of flying within the US and Canada. I am struggling to find any, ...
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Can an airline prevent me from travelling on the first leg of a flight if the second leg is cancelled?

Travelling from Doha to Philadelphia to Atlanta, and the Philadelphia to Atlanta flight was cancelled due to weather. The airline (Qatar) wouldn't let me travel from Doha to Philadelphia since my ...
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Are there still any “Fly as much as you like” air passes for the U.S.?

Back in 1993 I had a ticket called 'Delta Air Lines Travel America Standby Airpass' that allowed me to take an unlimited number of flights on Delta Airlines within a 30 day period. 60 days were ...
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Confusion about flight timing - Turkish airline

I am really confused with timings on ticket. I have my friend coming from USA to Pakistan, and I have to pick him from airport. I want to know when he will arrive in Pakistan according to Pakistan ...
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Plane ticket for infant

I am trying to book a flight for my wife and 2 kids from my home country to the country where I currently reside. My oldest kid is 19 months and the other one is 8 months. I tried booking to our ...
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I am travelling with a medication that needs to be cool at all times, will the airline allow me to use the onboard chiller?

If someone is travelling with a medicine that needs to be cool all the time, can I use the fridge onboard? I know that planes have them. I didn't find anything related to the topic in any airline's ...
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Not flying the first leg of the journey – Company cancels the second-leg ticket

I've a friend that booked a round-trip journey. He booked A-to-B and B-to-A. Somehow he needed to be earlier at location B, so he took a train and did not take the flight from A to B. When he went to ...
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Am I allowed to bring my own seat belt extender on a plane?

Just like the title asks: Am I allowed to bring my own seat belt extender on a plane? To target a more specific airline, will Singapore airlines allow this?
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Additional bags on Qatar Airways? [closed]

I will travel next month from Brisbane, Australia to Amman by choosing Qatar airline. How much will I pay per kilogram, because I have around 15kg. And my ticket economic ticket just 30kg.
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Why flight itinerary can't be changed using internet?

On my last trip I had to change my flight itinerary, and I had to spend over an hour on the phone while the agent was finding a flight for us, informing its cost, and confirming with us. The agent ...
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Are there any airlines that still allow smoking on-board flights?

Do any airlines still allow smoking on-board international flights, or is this something that has been banned across the board everywhere? If this is because of fire hazard regulations, what about e-...
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Do I need an airport transit visa through Switzerland (Schengen) if I have no Schengen visa? [duplicate]

Do I need an airport transit visa through Switzerland if I have no Schengen visa? Am traveling from Cairo to Moscow via Swiss Air
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Why is the ticket from an airport further away half the cost? [duplicate]

I am looking to go to the USA for a week or so in March and I have just noticed that flights from Dublin (that go via Heathrow) are half the price or less than the same flight directly from Heathrow. ...
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Air Asia and Air Asia X on same flight, what's the difference?

There's a flight from KUL to MEL at night that gets into MEL the following morning. It comes up (same time, same plane, same everything) in my searches twice, however - as Air Asia, and Air Asia X. ...
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Airline Change of Equipment Code

I booked two return business class tickets April 2015 Manchester / Bangkok via a flight/holiday centre for travel commencing 27th January 2016 . All flights were on Etihad Airlines with Etihad flight ...
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Can I travel within the USA only with the I-551 stamp from passport?

I came to United States 1 month ago as a F-25. Right now I'm in Puerto Rico but my boss wants me to visit him in Boston to go shopping gadget, and then my uncle wants me to visit him in Minneapolis, ...
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What techniques, tricks or otherwise have you used to get upgrades on flights?

I've travelled a lot. Living in New Zealand or the UK means anywhere is likely a flight, but I've always flown economy. Twice between LA and Auckland I managed to get the exit row after talking ...
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Booked a Vietnam Airlines codeshare flight OP'd by China Air - can I reserve a seat ahead of time?

I bought an international ticket from the US to Asia on Priceline, via Vietnam Airlines, and I have a confirmation code from them. China Airlines is the carrier operating the flight and the one with ...
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If flight is delayed, what is the minimum time you must be at the gate if already check-in?

If know that my flight will be delayed by several hours, what is the minimum time I must be at the airport and at the gate (per regulations) if I have already checked-in? For instance, I want to ...
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if you buy two seats on a flight will you be able to bring on twice the carry-on luggage? [duplicate]

Normally you're limited to one carry on item and one personal item on a plane. But if you bought two seats for yourself would you be able to bring two personal items and two carry on items on the ...
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Do airlines fly directly over the North Pole?

I always like flying to/from north America, since the route usually goes over Greenland. I do like the idea that I am only 10 km away from this inaccessible land. I would love to be able to say that I ...
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“Small camera” carry-on luggage allowance

Many airlines allow to bring several items on top of allowed carry-on luggage. For example: "In addition to your hand baggage allowance, you can also carry personal items such as one ladies ...
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Can I trasport a small set of tools with me in the airplane?

I was given a small set of screw drivers. A set of 8 bits and a plastic cable. Can I transport that in hand-luggage? I will be flying inside European Union.
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List all non-stop flights between city X and any European city? [duplicate]

My friend was asking "from which European cities can you fly non-stop to Mumbai?" Similarly I'd like to know all cities in Europe with non-stops to Hong Kong. (Note too that ideally it would be ...
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Is there a website that can show the best deals for roundtrip flights separated by a certain number of days?

I am looking for a website or application that knows how to show results for the following scenario: Suppose i want to travel from city A to city B by airplane. While i don't impose a specific date ...
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What is an effective means for complaining to an airline and having my complaint properly addressed?

A bit of context to the question: I took a flight this Saturday with Iberia and my checked-in baggage was lost. I had all my clothes there so I had to buy some and according to the Passenger Rights I'...
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Is there a way to book a two-way flight where the return flight is more than a year after departure? [duplicate]

I'd like to fly from Israel to Australia and to have the possibility of returning more than a year after the outgoing flight. So far the flight conditions I have checked only allow up to a year ...
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Delayed Connecting flights

I am booking a flight from Delhi to Chicago via London with British Airways. I would like to know if the first flight gets delayed, would the Airline provide me travel in another flight? I do not know ...
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Why is a single return ticket more expensive than separate tickets for the two sectors? [duplicate]

In this case BHX-FRA return (Lufthansa) is about £140; FRA-WDH return (Air Namibia) is about £500 - and BHX-FRA-WDH return, on exactly the same flights is about £900. I understand that this is common,...
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Are there any airlines that allow electronic cigarettes?

Unfortunately, I am a smoker.In the 20th century things were easier and many airlines allowed smoking onboard which is almost impossible now. Anyway the electronic cigarettes were introduced a few ...
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Do airlines bear responsibility if the shuttle bus is delayed?

Some airlines operate shuttle coach services between airport and other cities, like Emirates, Etihad, KLM and Alitalia. If the connecting flight is missed because of shuttle coach delay, does the ...
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Which US airlines have banned the new 'hoverboards' onboard?

It seems that in the past few weeks, several airlines have decided to ban hoverboards for fear of possible exploding/flammable batteries. However, presumably the list will grow - and the article is ...
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Changing a non flexible non refundable ticket

I have an international flight ticket from Emirates of which I took the first segment. I'd like to change the return segment. I called Emirates. The operator told me that I have to pay and extra ~$...