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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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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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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?

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 ...
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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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Do I need a transit visa if spending 10 hours in a Vietnamese airport?

I'm a British national. The flight I'm looking at is from Malaysia to Tan Son Nhat International in Vietnam. There's a ten hour stop over before I can make my connecting flight to London. I am ...
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Ticket Price refund for missed connection

I was on a return flight with Air China leaving Australia, stopping in China and finally arriving in London. I then had a flight booked for London to Turkey. Of course the Air China flight was delayed ...
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Is Jat Airways reliable?

I'm thinking about flying from Zurich (Switzerland) to Belgrade (Serbia). The Serbian national airways offers some good deals, but some searching revealed that not all customers were really satisfied ...
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Is there a site with all airlines carry-on restrictions? [duplicate]

Every time I look at a which carrier to book for a flight I wish there was a way to go to a single resource (without visiting each carrier's site) to know at a glance which airline gives me the most ...
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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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Booking flight tickets together or in separate parts?

I'm flying from A to C via B with Norwegian. Booking flight ticket from A to C costs 285.20 euros. If I buy flight ticket first from A to B and then from B to C, total price is 253.20 euros with ...
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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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What happens if my middle name is my last name on my airline ticket? [duplicate]

I am traveling JetBlue to go to Florida from Massachussets and I realized after receiving my confirmation code that instead of my name going first-middle-last it goes -first-last-middle ... will this ...
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Airline pricing website with multiple destinations

Are there any airline pricing websites which displays prices to 5 airports from a departure location in just one search? I know I could try getting the pricing as 5 different searches, but would like ...
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How do oil prices impact flight prices?

At the beginning of 2015 we have seen an important drop in the cost of oil. While drivers could see a pretty fast difference when filling their gas tanks, I do not see any difference in flight prices. ...
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Airline and Travel Agent disagree on baggage allowance, who do I need to resolve it with?

Recently, I was looking to book with one of the traditional "scheduled carriers" who now offer both baggage-inclusive and hand baggage only fares. Looking on the airline's own website, the fare at the ...
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Why do airlines now charge for flying standby in the US?

Previously if you wanted to fly standby or arrived early for a connection you could put yourself on the Standby list for free. If there was room you could board in a win-win, i.e. the plane was ...
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Is there a liability limit for a carry-on bag that was forcibly checked plane-side?

On many US flights carry-on bags must be checked if the overhead bins are full. In this case the airline forces you to check your bag (for free) against your will. If an item in your bag is worth more ...
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Refund value estimation for one leg of the return journey

I had booked an DXB-AMD return journey on Spicejet through Makemytrip.com. The total cost for the booking was INR 18,132. The booking confirmation showed that out of this, INR 300 was "convenience ...
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How do you fly on standby without a ticket/boarding pass?

I know that when you have a boarding pass, and are just trying to get an earlier flight, you can get on a standby list at the gate and wait to see what happens. However, if you are trying to fly for ...
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Would the same name, different person 'trick' actually work with international travel?

A Canadian man is making headlines for offering his ex-girlfriend's RTW ticket. Original reddit post: Are you named Elizabeth Gallagher (and Canadian)? Want a free plane ticket around the world? ...
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How to check a large backpack?

When travelling on airlines based in the US with a large backpack, I prefer to carry the bag onto the plane as part of my hand baggage allowance. Most foreign flag carriers, however, have a ...
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Do you have to take the second leg of a domestic flight?

Say I want to book a flight from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago. Say the airline also flies to St. Louis from Fort Launderdale but has a connecting flight through Chicago. If I book that flights from ...
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Is China Airlines safe?

I live in Sydney and I have bought a flight from Sydney to Christchurch - New Zealand next month. The company is China Airlines (CI) and I got concerned when I saw some lists considering it the least ...
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China Airlines, safe? [duplicate]

I've got a long-haul flight booked with China Airlines (A330 and an A340) from LHR to SYD, and only after I booked it did I decide to read up on their safety record. Suffice to say I regret doing ...
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What does a flight code identify?

The title is very basic but I have a three-fold question about flight codes. Who decides of a flight code, who uses it (or is expected to use it) and what does it mean? We have a couple questions on ...
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Boliviana de Aviacion (BOA) tariff codes

I am trying to book one-way tickets on BOA on Jan 13 2015 from La Paz (LBP) to Buenos Aires (EZE) from their website. Their website asks me to make a choice between 7(!) different tariff codes - they ...
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Amadeus GDS itinerary code - What does the code 908 17, 40 , 2 mean?

In the following Amadeus itinerary What does the code 908 17, 40, 2 mean? Secondly is there any Amadeus document where I can find the list of all such code and its meanings? 2 PG 133 Y 14JUL 1 ...
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Can we get full refund on cancellation of ticket if embassy closed down?

I'm a citizen of India and I bought a ticket from Austrian airlines in advance as to apply for a visa of Albania but unfortunately the Albanian embassy closed down and hence no visa. Now when I am ...
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Does any airline in the world allow air travel without government identification?

It seems that pretty much every airline requires at least one form of government identification for flights, even if it's a local flight within a single country. Does any airline in the world form an ...
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Checking returning flights when travelling from Mexico

I'm a US citizen currently traveling in Mexico and considering going down to Colombia. I want to use a one-way ticket and leave my departure date open. When flying overseas from a US airport, the ...
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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 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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How to insure checked luggage?

I know that you are not supposed to put valuables into checked baggage, but in some cases it is necessary. For example if you have large valuable items that do not fit in carry-on or if you have ...
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Which airlines fly from Ulaanbaatar / Ulan Bator?

Looking at getting back to London from Ulaanbaatar (Ulan Bator), Mongolia in mid August, and trying to reduce the price. What airlines or crazy routes might exist? Currently have found Aeroflot, ...
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What “undocumented” benefits are there to being an “elite” frequent flyer?

I travel a lot for business, and so am fortunate enough to have reached an "elite" frequent flyer level. There are some well-documented benefits which are common to most of the frequent flyer ...
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Flying with toner within the EU

I will be soon flying with Ryanair from the UK and realized that I will be carrying a toner cartridge for a laser printer. Interestingly, in 2010 there was a foiled plan that involved turning toner ...
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Whats the size limit of a person to be able to fly on a specific flight? [duplicate]

My mother is flying with United Airlines, and she is about 400 pounds, but looks maybe 350 or so. She will be taking flights: Airbus A320: seat 7C Canadair Regional jet 700: seat 18B Bombardier Q400: ...
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How to earn Qatar airways air miles without actually flying

I would like to make a round trip on Qatar Airways economy between Montreal (YUL) and Kolkata (CCU). Now this would cost me 85000 miles. What is the cheapest way to acquire these miles without ...
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If you're evacuated on a flight paid for by your government (eg civil unrest, volcanic ash delays), are you ever entitled to the frequent flyer miles?

This came about after a Facebook discussion over this article: Abbott government cracks down on bizarre requests for help from Australian travellers: Question 15: 15) Some travellers evacuated ...
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Can I check-in a 203 cm suitcase on a flight that starts with Japan Airlines and ends with Air France? [duplicate]

I bought flight tickets from Air France to travel from Israel to Japan and back. On the flight back, the first leg (Tokyo Narita >> Paris CDG) is operated by Japan Airlines, then the second leg (Paris ...
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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 ...