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Because you only gain 11.7% volume and give up a bunch of other advantages, including making packing worse. The volume of luggage with maximum checked-luggage dimensions (W + L + H <= 62)[1] is 27in x 21in x 14in = 7938in3. The volume of the cube is 20.7in3 = 8869.7in3. Only 11.7% more. If maximizing (packing) volume (inside a large regular space) was ...


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The ability to leave phones and small electronics turned on is a relatively new privilege with many airlines. And some flight crews still ask travelers to turn them off during take off and landing. During the flight, the captain and the crew under his command are the final authority and can impose additional safety restrictions if they feel them warranted ...


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The issue is that in order to give you a specific seat, they need it to be free. If the better seats are already given away, normally the people who have received a seat have this printed on their (e-) tickets. Moving someone away from their seat because you want it is very tricky. So the best strategy would be to get a better seat in the first place ...


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A cube would maximise the volume while complying with the 62-inch limit Maybe true from a mathematical point of view, but in reality cube suitcases would be: Harder to carry with a handle, you will have to stretch your arm away from your body, which will make things feel heavier. It will be harder to walk while carrying them. What about long ...


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What the regulation says is that your friend is entitled to “re-routing, under comparable transport conditions, to their final destination at the earliest opportunity”. Europa.eu and the Commission's Passenger Rights website include similar language (“transport to your final destination using comparable alternative means” and “re-routing to your final ...


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I suggest you get a travel agent to work this out for you. It will be worth the $100 or so. You and your girlfriend will also need to carry a letter signed by by both parents outlining your travel plans and saying that you give permission for your daughter to travel alone with the other parent. Canadian customs can be especially picky about this when ...


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If the conditions of your fare say 2 pieces of luggage and up to 30kg, it means just that. Depending on the route, you will typically find at least three types of limitations: Number of pieces of luggage Total weight (spread between all your luggage) Weight per piece of luggage Size limits You might be able to pool the total weight between several ...


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The water (in the shape of a bottle, pouch or waterskin) will very easily be seen. Consequences would depend on what the liquid was and how convinced they were that it was an innocent mistake. You could miss your flight, or worse.


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It would depend on the security officer that checks you in and the country where your flight originates. TSA doesn't allow frying pans especially cast iron ones it's check only as evidenced in a blog from Forbes. TSA also has a mobile app now that you can look at. But since it's a flight originating from another country TSA rules may not apply so ...


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Balikbayan boxes, popular among Filipinos for bringing goods home when flying, are indeed quite close to cubic. Standard sizes are: Medium: 18 × 16 × 18 inches Large: 18 × 18 × 24 inches Extra large: 24 × 18 × 24 inches While they are optimized for shipping, they are unwieldy for travel. In addition to issues mentioned in other answers… A cube does ...


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Is it so easy to see? It is so easy to see, if they wish to. It is not so easy for you to see if they wish to see. It is exceedingly unwise to even think about doing what you ask about. The object of the exclusions is to eliminate items which have a reasonable prospect of being energetic enough to constitute a significant explosion hazard to the ...


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According to Ryanair, you are welcome to do so. As for diseases etc., the regulations usually regard meat and dairy products, but if you are traveling within EU, you are ok. Outside, however, it depends on the country. In my experience, ham and cheese sandwiches have never been a problem on European flights, including those with Ryanair. As long as it is ...


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Almost always, I find the best approach is "gradual improvement". Almost all the seating changes you need to make can be made most effectively through the airline's own website: Firstly, always check if you can pick your seat as soon as your ticket is booked. Most full-price airlines, typically if you have some frequent-flyer status or a higher-priced ...


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As mentioned in an answer to another similar question, the best source for this kind of information is the website of the airline itself. In your case, ANA has a page, where you can choose your route and it will give you the menu for the flight. As it is called 'lunch/dinner', you can probably safely assume that the food will be served not too long after ...


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The website of RyanAir states that food is okay to bring. I would suggest using a plastic bag or plastic container, instead of a metal container shaped as a bomb, but I guess that's pretty obvious. And there won't be any safety risks if you bring regular food like bread/sandwiches/etc. You can't bring drinks through the security check, however you can buy ...


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No. You will need to go through passport control in Paris and enter the Schengen zone, collect your bags, and re-check them in at the EasyJet counter, and exit the Schengen zone again. EasyJet does not have luggage interline agreements with other airlines and will not accept interline baggage from them, even if they are so tagged. EasyJet also enforces ...


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Based on your premise that the family does call in the fact that they need to cancel their booking due to a medical emergency then they have duly notified the airline and their missing the return flight would not mark them as "skipper-outers". Most of the major airlines do not sell "non-changeable" international tickets. The cheapest fares are ...


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For the most part, they do not, it is a waste of their resources. Onward travel on the same ticket will likely be voided, although in practise this depends on the IT competence of the airline in question. The airline may cancel your frequent flier account if you do it very frequently. In the United States, some airlines threaten to recover the fare ...


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Generally, on long-haul flights food is served shortly after start and then again shortly before landing. As a rule, the higher the class, the closer to takeoff/landing the food will be served. Because there are less people in higher classes, it's faster to go around with the drinks first. The airline usually try to have the longest possible time in which ...


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I've heard from informal publications and from crews that there are two reasons. First, the crew needs everyone's undivided attention during takeoff/landing, should things go suddenly wrong. Second, some have said it causes interference, though as a physicist, I highly doubt this is the case. Based on the first answer, I've often wondered why it's okay to ...


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A late-ish answer with some random thoughts after a 30+ hr transit with 2 3 year-old boys (LAX - Dubai - Johannesburg). Use potty breaks to take a walk around, although my boys didn't want to run around as much as I had feared. If the kids are asleep, try to sleep yourself and not "catch up" on movies/tv/books/etc. Quickly learn how to access the kids ...


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All of this is spelled out in the legal notices of the carrier. See http://www.turkishairlines.com/en-no/travel-information/legal-notice and specifically http://www.turkishairlines.com/en-no/travel-information/legal-notice/general-conditions-of-carriage-passenger-and-baggage/schedules-cancellation-of-flight Typically the carrier will get you there one way ...


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It has indeed changed one year ago. From https://www.ryanair.com/en/terms-and-conditions/regulations-reservedseating/: ALLOCATED SEATING - ALL FLIGHTS FROM 8 APRIL 2014 ONWARDS [...] Customers who do not wish to select and purchase their preferred allocated seat, can check-in online between 7 days and 2 hours before each booked flight and will ...


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Rome2Rio suggests you fly to Santa Rosa, which is well north of the Bay Area, and almost halfway between San Francisco and Mendocino. Alaska Airlines flies from SEA-STS, though for most flights you'll have a layover in PDX (I'd try to avoid this if possible). Direct flights are available, but apparently not every day of the week. And this is the only ...


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To answer the concrete question, how airlines determine who is being malicious and who is actually missing their flight? By frequency. The airlines have IT systems that allow them to statistically track all fliers. They know what happens in 99% of the cases and how frequent cancellations or non-attendance for the second leg are. When someone maliciously, ...


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As an Iranian I'd say most probable explanation is that you've seen gas flares of some oil refineries.


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The general rule for customs in the EU is that you're only customs processed at your final destination -- except if you leave the airport terminal at an earlier transfer point. Usually customs will be located right after the baggage reclaim at the destination airport, and there will be signs directing you to choose between green lane (nothing to declare), ...


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Kayak Explore does just this: http://www.kayak.com/explore/


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I have flown (as a pilot as well as a passenger) with a variety of GPS units (hand-held Garmins, iPhones, iPads), in a variety of aircraft, from my own single engine plane up to the largest commercial, with the portable GPS unit providing excellent position, speed and altitude information. Indeed, my iPad correlates superbly with my Garmin GNS 530, and ...


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OP writes: Response from US Customs via email (CBP Officer) If she had an approved ESTA, she would be able to travel to the US. Please contact the airlines Austrian Airlines accepted their fault and admitted that she should have been allowed on the flight They wrote: We were very sorry to hear about your regrettable experience in Vienna. ...



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