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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 ~$...
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Can I skip the last leg of my domestic return flight? [duplicate]

I've seen some comments on 'hidden city' ticketing, but am not sure if what I'm considering falls under that description. My original tickets were MKE-CLE-IAD and back IAD-CLE-MKE. The airline (...
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Flight ticket reimbursement after Travel Warning

I've got a round-trip flight with Royal Air Maroc from Strasbourg, France (SXB) to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (OUA) on Monday, Nov 10. Return is on Dec 1. The recent turmoils in Ouagadougou have led ...
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Buying air tickets for 5 people

I am planning a group trip to Busan, Korea and I realized that each round trip ticket is about 1.2k. the issue is trying to have everyone sit next to each other, but this requires someone paying for ...
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Will American Airlines let me fly first class by buying miles?

I have an interesting problem and am hoping you might have some insight. I want to book a ticket to go to Michigan for my sisters graduation Leaving on May 1st after 8pm or may 2nd in the morning and ...
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How to book and use a GOL Brazil Airpass?

I am looking into airpasses for domestic travel in Brazil. As far as I could find out, there only is the GOL airpass in Brazil right now (since TAM seems to have discontinued their airpass). How do ...
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Which airlines (if any) offer vertical seating seats on their journeys from the UK?

Long time ago I remember reading about them on RyanAir but I can't find anything on their website?
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Flight Cancellation and Schengen visa [duplicate]

I was supposed to have an appointment tomorrow for a tourist visa and I was informed via an email that due to a security reasons all of the flights from my country to the country to which I had the ...
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Which airline/alliance have cheap children's fares?

Most airlines charge almost adult fares to children over 2. I have twins, who turned 2 last year and looking into ticket prices, really hurts. I know of airlines in South America that charge per ...
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Is there any limit on the weight of a luggage?

I am guessing that each airline has different luggage policy but I was wondering if there is a maximum luggage weight per passenger (assuming the passenger can pay the additional weight)? If there is,...
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Minimum drink age aboard a commercial flight in Canada

What is the drinking age on-board a flight commencing in Toronto (Drinking age 19) and ending in Montreal (Drinking age 18) & vice-versa? As well for flights with-in Ontario?
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Can I earn miles with the skyteam program if a friend of mine buy the ticket for me?

I'm new with any kind of miles program and I am wondering some questions. As assumption I'm considering the SkyTeam program. If a friend of my mine buy two ticket one for him and one for me, he'll ...
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What's the difference between Skyteam and Flying blue?

I am going to reserve a flight with Airfrance and I just subscribed to the Flying Blue program (Airfrance + KLM). Is this program the same as Skyteam? I mean, the miles I earn in Flying Blue are added ...
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Vacation booking reference problem with checkmytrip.com

I've just booked my trip at Aeroflot airlines via (Van Vic Vacations), I recieved a mail confirmation with the booking reference number. I've tried to use this number along my last name at checkmytrip....
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Minimum information required to file a fare in a GDS

I would like to know how an airline files it's fare with a GDS (Global Distribution System), e.g. Sabre. What are the minimum of pieces of information required in case to file a fare with say Sabre? ...
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Different airlines, same destination, leave about the same time… why?

I've noticed that many times 2 or sometimes more airlines will have aircraft departing the same airport within minutes of each other heading for the same destination. For example at this moment UAL ...
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Codeshares - Can I expect the same service when buying from different airline?

Singapore Airlines (SQ) is one of the best airlines in the world to fly. It's expensive as well. However, I found that Air India also sell ticket for an SQ-operated flight, and the price is like $600 ...
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Why can two different airlines have different travel durations for the same itinerary?

I am looking at flights from Boston to Paris and I see that there are two non-stop flights with different travel duration: For this itinerary, Air France takes 6h40 while Delta takes 7h04. Why don'...
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Putting a hold on an airline seat

When we put a hold on an airline seat for a couple of days, it expires after a couple of days. Now, after couple of days, nobody has booked the seat since I was the one holding it and I did not book ...
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Why is the flight path from Taipei to Tianjin not a straight line? [closed]

The flight path from Taipei, Taiwan, to Tianjin, China, does not go directly to Tianjin in a straight line. Instead, it heads directly north, then banks left (west) before heading north again. Does ...
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Can I take liquids in checked luggage on a plane?

I'm surprised that I haven't found this question on the Travel.SE already. I know there are restrictions on carrying liquid on commercial flights, less than 100ml. Does this also apply to checked ...
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Luggage transfer within the EU on international + domestic flights

Is it possible for a two-legged flight which starts in France and ends in Poland (or more generally - starts and ends within the EU) to have a luggage checked-in all the way if the first flight is ...
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Are there low cost airlines to travel within the US?

I'm from Europe where there are a lot of low cost airlines like easyJet, Ryanair, etc... But these operate mainly in Europe. Then, my question is if there are airlines which provide cheap flights ...
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Using American's Admiral Lounge when I have a ticket from Gulf Air on an American-operated flight

Say I have airline status with American Airlines and would normally be able to use this airline's lounge. This time I'm flying with Gulf Air, but the flight is in fact operated by American. Would I ...
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How many boarding pass do i receive if my journey has 2 stops? [closed]

I am flying with QANTAS from Brisbane to New York, with a layover in Sydney and Los angeles. Brisbane to Sydney: QF559 Flight from Sydney to LAX:QF11 Airbus380 Flight from LAX to JFK: QF11 Boeing ...
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Insurance for connecting flight on separate bookings

I found a connection that would save me several hundred dollars to build my own connection with two plane tickets. First flying on Delta and then onward on JetBlue to reach my destination. I know its ...
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How does one inform airlines of one's KTN, if the KTN was issued after a booking had been made?

I have received a Known Traveler Number (KTN) from the TSA but do not know how to "activate" this pre-check authorization with various airlines. Is it possible to get this information into their ...
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How much does the airline fare for a particular route fluctuate?

I would like to know whether it is possible to find the range that airline fares for a particular airline for a particular route can fluctuate. I know it is based on demand/occupancy for the route and ...
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Flying with a desktop computer (as checked luggage)

On an upcoming trip, I will be taking a desktop computer and monitor as checked luggage (on a United/Continental flight). What should I be aware of when doing this? What needs to be done to properly ...
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code shared flights after BA / Aer Lingus merger

I can get a flight from Dulles to Dublin on United for $1800, or I can get the same flight from Aer Lingus, on a United plane but with an Aer Lingus flight number, for $1100. I believe that British ...
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How can I determine which airlines are relatively safe?

The world is full of different airlines ranging from ones with proven track records of safety and security to ones with old, poorly-maintained planes that are falling apart. Are there any resources ...
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What steps can you take to avoid being bumped from a flight?

Following on from this question about Overbooking, we know that airlines will often sell more tickets than there are seats on a plane, and from time to time they guess wrong and too many people ...
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Luggages transfer in transit to a different airline

Do I have to take my luggages out to my hand when I'm taking a transit to a different airline?
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Do I need a return flight for all airlines to go to Argentina?

I am planning to travel through Latin America from the beginning of November onward. My first destination would be Buenos Aires. However, it seems most airlines need you to get a return flight so as ...