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First of all, it isn't something unusual to have a super frequent flyer on daily basis. During my years as a cabin crew member I remember a few passengers whom I saw a few times a month in an airline that operates 15,000 flights a months! Second, you are scanned prior to your departure, and that's what really counts. The random checks at arrivals are not ...


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In most juristictions that operate with something approaching sanity, someone is liable for accidental damage in the following three cases: They caused the damage deliberately or with "blameworthy carelessness". They have entered into a contract where they explicitly accept to be responsible for the risk. The law contains an explicit exception for the ...


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The rules about knives through airport security vary from country to country. Generally, they all include "a blade over x cm in length". While x may vary, your blade looks to be at most 4 cm or 1.5". So if the rule is a blade over 5cm/2" is not allowed, you'll be fine. I think that is the rule most places, and there was talk of raising it to 7cm in the US ...


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As a rule of thumb, travel warnings do not give you any "right" to a refund directly from an airline. However, as a courtesy, some (better) airlines will let you cancel or change flights for free at their own discretion, eg. Singapore Airlines waived charges during the May 2014 coup in Thailand, so it's definitely worth calling up and asking. And if the ...


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Refunds for Refundable Tickets Only I checked the legal notice of Royal Air Maroc. The pdf of the notice can be downloaded here, enjoy the read.:) The conditions to get a refund depend on your ticket fare. If you bought a refundable ticket then you can get a refund. If not you can't. This is very common amongst airlines: they don't care the reason for ...


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It's called an open-jaw flight/ticket, and you usually have to deal with it and buy two one-way tickets. Most bookings sites will allow multi-city options. For example, on Matrix Airfare Search, you can choose the multi-city option. Then you can specify which date ranges you want to take the A-B and C-A option. Sometimes it's cheaper, sometimes it's more ...


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According to FlightStats, the flight was delayed 236 minutes. Scheduled Departure: 7:35 AM - Sat Mar-15-2014 Actual Departure: 12:02 PM - Sat Mar-15-2014 Scheduled Arrival: 12:20 PM - Sat Mar-15-2014 Actual Arrival: 4:16 PM - Sat Mar-15-2014 (You'll need a log in to see the information on that linked site.)


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I found some answers at their website at How to check in for a flight?: They only have self-service kiosks in Riga: Currently available to our passengers travelling from Riga airport, self-check-in kiosks allow you to check in at the airport free of charge. Also, they do have a 10 EUR airport check-in fee, but that does not apply to "passengers ...


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If these were domestic flights (flights where the start and finish are within the same country) then it's possible that they hardly stop anyone. Drug smuggling would be a non-issue because you're not crossing an international border. Security at the arrival end does not need to check that you're not a terrorist who might blow up the plane, because you've ...


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In practice (as opposed to "officially")... I carry one of these on my keychain, with 6 or 7 other keys. I've flown US domestic flights with it about half a dozen times and never had a problem. I gave one to all my coworkers for Christmas a few years back. One of these coworkers is a Muslim woman who wears a hijab. She flies a lot, and ALWAYS gets ...


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No, but you don't need to, since as a rule, any passport data you enter when booking a flight is irrelevant. When applicable, your passport, visa etc will be checked again on check-in, and the airline will quite happily update what they've got on file if you give them a different (valid) passport. In your particular case, it sounds like your flight was ...


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Well this is one good thing about backpacker hostels. In a hostel you still may need to wait until check in time, but they should always have one or more common areas with couches, beanbags, hammocks, deckchairs, etc. where you can doze off. They also have shared bathrooms so you can have a shower almost any time. This doesn't mean you have to sleep in a ...


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I fly either that route (as part of a GRU-SCL-AKL-MEL) or the GRU-SCL-SYD-MEL route about 8+ times a year, though typically in business. There are really only two airlines to get you from SAO to AKL, and they're Qantas and LAN, who each code-share the other's flights. LAN's fares are usually cheaper tha Qantas, even for exactly the same flight (ie a ...


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It's enough time if all goes according to plan. However, you've got very little buffer if anything goes wrong, and going via another airport means the odds of something going wrong are multiplied. Personally, I would not risk it. Unfortunately your options are limited here. GoAir is a low-cost carrier and you've booked your connecting international ...


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Frankly, the 'best' raw freely available interface is ITA Matrix. While you can't actually book flights on it, it allows you to specify any number of airpots, combinations, routing codes and more - it's really powerful. It then also breaks down the booking codes, so that you can in theory take those to a travel agent and they can match the route. Or, once ...


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If the airline found the bag AND you provided a specific delivery address when you filed the lost bag report, then they are responsible for delivering the bag to you at that address. If the airline found the bag, but you did not specify a alternate delivery address (ie you were still traveling or such), then they are responsible for informing you (which ...


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Most airports in "Schengen" follow all of the EU guidelines the IATA guidelines their own rules which they change every week (or while you are being controlled, or which the security guy makes up any way he feels) ... whichever is the most restrictive. The Frankfurt airport makes the first two available online in concise form, although only in German: ...


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Assuming you're a Thai citizen, you do not need a visa for stays in Japan of up to 15 days, so you are free to leave the airport. Go through immigration normally, state "transit" as purpose of visit, and show your onward boarding pass if needed. For what it's worth, you don't even need to leave the airport to get sushi, there's a decent restaurant in the ...


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Airlines reserve the right to change or cancel flights and spell out their responsibilities in the terms & conditions of your booking. But 99% of us don't bother reviewing this, we simply buy the ticket and check whatever boxes they tell us to. You should read their terms & conditions and Contract of Carriage first, before deciding to spend money ...


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Turns out that when I tweeted Jet Blue they were willing to work with me and change the name on the ticket to First Middle Last. This should solve my problem since First Middle Last is on my passport. I find it a bit odd these days that you have more luck getting help from Twitter instead of using the normal channels of your travel agent OR calling the ...


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As you mention, your passport has no issue with immigration to Japan, then it just comes down to what you're doing there. You'll be able to show you have an exit flight from Japan, so that's fine, and that you want to just leave the airport for a few hours. Indeed, I did this exact thing in June - I had a few more hours than you, so I had the day in Tokyo, ...


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Wikipedia is actually quite useful for that. It has a list of airports in the country. I can easily find flights to some of them on the usual search engines, mostly with TAP through Lisbon. TACV, the flag carrier, also appears to offer many flights. If you want to do a “broad search”, without specifying an airport, you can also use rome2rio, Skyscanner or ...


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Most airlines limit the number of seats on each flight for upgrades. Sometimes there's a fixed number from the outset, but otherwise they may release them in bits - a few at a time. If it turns out tickets for a date are really popular, it's better for them to sell pricey tickets, and offer upgrades on the quieter days. So some more may come up if you ...


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(I didn't manage to find the duplicate, so I'll try to make a summary answer.) It all depends on two big aspects: Do you have one ticket (with transfer) or two separate tickets? To which country do you fly? If you have one ticket with transfer, then you should get checked in for both flights in Prague. I recommend to arrive the advised 2 hours before ...


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I'd expect for the common use of drug dogs (outside of specific raids) to be exactly as you describe - noone would be blocked and searched until/unless the dogs sniff something and give a signal to the handlers.


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As for liability, everything depends on what jurisdiction you'll be able to work. If it will be the European (continental - based on Napoleonic Code) law, then you're liable for every damage you have caused, and the factor of 'recklessness' or 'guilt' is unimportant. So the question will arise, who have caused the damage to the laptop, which is not obvious. ...


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From a common sense point of view - #5 .... its an accident, deal with it. In the hands of a lawyer - #1, #3 & #6 .... the shotgun approach, sue them all and hope one settles rather than fight the case in court.


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You weren't stopped for the simple reason that you weren't doing anything unusual or suspicious. There are many people whose jobs require them to travel frequently so that is not unusual enough to cause suspicion. And, anyway, the airport police see literally thousands or tens of thousands of people every day. Unless you're 2.15m tall and have bright green ...


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In the US, certain "tools" are not allowed on planes any more than "knives". I had left a small Torx wrench in my pocket once - like an Allen key but with a star shaped head, about 8 cm long. It was confiscated as a "tool" (I guess they thought I would unscrew the cockpit door with it). But that was about 10 years ago. These days, the TSA prohibits any ...


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A few options: Use a straw, place it over the jack and then inhale a bit till the dust is in the straw - discard the straw. Toothpick, although this might only be given after the plane is above its initial climb. Just blow across the top of phone, holding it perpendicular to your mouth.



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