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There is no specific preference, it depends on the person actually. Some do not like to be interrupted while they are at their position (usually the galleys) because it is sometimes the only place where there are no people and they can loosen up a little. Here are some general tips: Good times to use the call button: During a service, do not even think to ...


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As airline horror stories go, this one is pretty mild. You arrived at your destination city only a few hours late, with luggage. Moreover (and this is the important point) the reason for all this delay was completely outside the airline's control. They don't control the passport line, or the computer systems. They don't owe you anything, any more than if ...


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Realistic toy guns are banned in the UK. Based on the information on that page, it seems quite likely that this would qualify and therefore be banned. The penalty for trying to import it could be up to a £5000 fine or 6 month prison sentence. This mainly hinges on whether this gun is considered "realistic". In the U.S. an orange tip on a gun is ...


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IMHO the problem here is that the UK law forbids importing imitation firearms. Quoting from the Guide on Firearms Licensing Law found on Gov.uk: Section 36 of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 makes it an offence for a person to manufacture, sell, import or cause a realistic imitation firearm to be brought into Great Britain. As it turns out, an ...


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Get Up if You Can, Call if You Can't I'd use your personal judgement on this one. What I do on long-haul flights is get up and go ask myself. For starters it makes me get up and move around a bit which is not at all bad. Secondly, I tell myself that flight attendants might be busy with something else and that my getting up might actually be helpful for ...


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If you are worried about showing payment, you can eliminate this by going to a travel agent and have them book the flight. That automatically verifies FOP for the ticket. You can also visit the airline's office and do the same if they serve your home town. But be sure to talk to your friend by phone BEFORE doing anything. They can call you collect. The ...


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Yes you can do this but be aware of the following things: You might have completely different (harder-to-obtain) visa requirements, check carefully before! In case of a delay of your first flight (A to C) you loose your second ticket (C to B) under most ticket conditions. If you travel with check-in luggage you likely have to re-check your bags. This ...


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he might not be able to board the plane if he doesn't have the original form of payment. I read the linked answer and it does not mesh with my experience after hundreds of flights I took in Europe, the USA, Canada and in between. Consider people flying on the dime of some company. The passenger certainly won't have the card for that. Even in the case ...


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If you were to claim any damages, who would you blame? The airline doesn't control the passport systems. The delay for departure may have to do with incoming aircraft, which may have been delayed due to weather (again, not an airline problem). The airline offered you a quicker alternate (your choice); which got you to your destination along with your ...


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Sorry, but no. If you have travel insurance they may cover any additional costs you've had - check your policy. Next time, book a longer connection.


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How do I search for the most suitable flights, in terms of cost, and start and end times for each flight, and can I ensure that if the first flight is delayed for reasons beyond my control and I miss the second flight, I can get another flight without paying any extra? Since you want a good night's sleep, let's call that 8 hours , you want at least 8 ...


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I do this all the time and I always book the C-B flight connecting to the next A-C flight. I am rarely time constrained and spending a day in a hotel is not a big issue for me (I work remotely anyways). Yes, this means the cost of the hotel needs to be factored in. However, as mentioned in the original post, you might be doing this for other reasons than ...


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Airlines in Europe usually ask for your payment card at the airport if and only if the cardholder is travelling. I routinely book flights for my parents (directly via the airlines' webpages, never via reseller) and so far there has always been an option to indicate whether the cardholder was travelling or not. Note that some airlines (Lufthansa if I remember ...


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In Australia and New Zealand, AS/NZS 1754 compliant child seats can generally be used without a tether on airplanes. See slide 19 in this presentation from the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority, which has an example compliance sticker with this note at the end: The upper anchorage strap is not required to be used onboard aircraft. All child ...


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Rome2Rio is great for seeing a wide range of options, and it's not just limited to flights. If there are good options involving other modes of transport, it shows them, and it has no problem mixing modes of transport. For example, you can enter "Scotland" to "North Carolina", and it includes options not just flying from both Glasgow (including some direct ...


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The reason is that there is no valid combination of fares that exist that can cover your desired route. Therefore there is no price for this itinerary. It is not for sale. Inspection of the KL fare tariff on AMS-BUD reveals the reason. Even the most expensive full flex business class fare has the following restriction: COMBINATIONS END-ON-END ...


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Airlines and tour companies are usually not obliged to give refunds on travel warnings. After all It's not their fault. The only exceptions are if they are unable - or unwilling - to actually provide the services you paid for, for example it's so dangerous they won't fly to your airport. For any other circumstances you are expected to claim from your travel ...


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There are 2 ways to achieve this, both of them are not completely automatic and are based on assumption that your time period is only 2 days. First way is to use ITA Matrix, which allows you to choose 2-5 days for both departure and arrival: Unfortunately, preferred times are rather limited there, so we won't use them. Instead you can use "Time bars" ...


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Don't worry. For example, check http://www.thinnertimesforum.com/topic/54606-q-to-those-that-dont-need-the-seatbelt-extension-in-airplanes/ I did not need to wear an extension when I flew last time - I am 5'9" and weighed 260ish pounds. I was in an 18-20 size clothes. last time I flew, I was prob around 300 lbs. (or a bit higher) and I didn't use an ...


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Skytravelagent (STA) is (from what I can gather) the go-to travel agent of Vielfliegertreff, the German-language equivalent of Flyertalk. They specialize on mileage runs, "creative ticketing" and so on (according to their own description) and from what you read in the forum I would go as far as trust them. The catch is that STA is Germany-based and the ...


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If you have just received your boarding pass - this means you have not yet passed through immigration; however you must have shown your passport to the check-in desk agent in order to receive your boarding pass. You need to: First, check your bags. You may have placed it somewhere other than where you would normally look. Try to get to a table where you ...


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When can flights be booked? Tickets go one sale twice a year on a fixed day common to all airlines. For example, tickets for flights from March 27 through October 29, 2016 all went on sale at 9:30am on January 27. The day when tickets go on sale is announced a couple weeks beforehand. The old system of selling tickets only from two months before departure ...


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I do not understand the problem but let's break it down. I presume you do not want to check into a hotel at Stockholm but rather want to wait it out in the transit area. I will presume you are a citizen of the United States. If this is not the case, things get more complicated. Citizens of the US are exempt from Schengen short stay visas so you are welcome ...


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I am sure other search engines have this, but I have only seen it on Hipmunk, an "agony" filter - which sorts flights by a combination of price, number of stops and duration to find one that's most comfortable. It only caters for flights so you may miss out on alternate means of transport. I would normally recommend arriving at NYC / Washington / Boston ...


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The first paragraph only refers to commercially packaged and labeled products. Elide the part between the square brackets to see that. At least here, I don't see Indian sweets with what I would call commercial labeling (ingredients list etc.). The packaging may be exceptionally fancy but they are otherwise similar to home-baked goods. commercially ...


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OMG, @Doc helped me find the answer, this is the answer! These two godlike websites are mentioned there: http://www.azair.com/ https://en.skypicker.com/ They do exactly what I was looking for! And they both can do search by countries, and they both account for flexibility (allow you to choose a range of days you want to stay at your destination, for ...


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Once you have your new passport, call the airline and ask them to update your passport details. They will likely want you verify your old pp number and/or perhaps the payment card number, so have them handy when you call. Just to be safe, I would carry the old one with you when you fly.


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Is Climbing Gear Allowed in Carry-On Luggage? My answer is based on personal anecdotes and common sense. I'm using TSA as a reference because its prohibited item search tool is quite simply awesome, as opposed to the EU list of prohibited items which is (IMHO purposefully) generic and vague. Carabiners / Quick-Draws I have carried carabiners in hand ...


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When you purchase a ticket on an airline, any airline, you have agreed to both terms and conditions of the ticket and to the airline's Conditions of Carriage (or Contract of Carriage, or General Conditions of Carriage, etc.). The Conditions of Carriage is your contract with the airline, and sets forth what the passenger can expect as far as accommodations in ...


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Norwegian Air Shuttle specifically only sells point-to-point trips - in practice, this means that rather than making one-way trips artificially expensive (and in exchange maybe having slightly cheaper two-way trips), which is what most airlines do, your itinerary has no effect on the prices. So there is no need to look for a multi-city or two-way option; ...



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