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Any person above 2 years must have a seat, but where is that seat that's something left for common sense and not covered by any policy I am aware of. Seating policies usually go like "every effort must be made to ensure that families are seated next to each other" and that's it, and as we know, as long as that "effort" costs money, then airlines might ...


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There's no definitive answer to this and it will vary by country and airline. This is what the UK Civil Aviation Authority says: http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?catid=2207&pageid=12706 From a safety point of view children (it doesn't specify an age) SHOULD be seated CLOSE to their parent/guardian. The reasons are many but if you imagine a ...


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All flights are subject to schedule changes and yes sometimes it can be by as much as 48 or more hours and yes it is totally legal. You usually have three choices: 1) you can accept the new flight schedule; 2) you can ask them to reschedule you on another flight without fee; 3) you can cancel and get a full refund. But these options come with a time limit, ...


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Happens often enough that there appear to be no rules at all about seating children other than not in the exit rows. The airline seat-reservation model certainly has no exceptions for age, but if you call the reservation line they will probably accommodate you next time. If not, maybe enough of: Can I really sit a 4 year old next to innocent strangers ...


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According to Wikipedia, low-cost carriers usually don't overbook. They are able to do this and remain profitable as the majority of their customers are tourists, instead of business fliers, and their tickets are non-refundable, thereby lowering the chances of passengers missing their flights. Wikipedia mentions JetBlue as an example of a company which ...


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Since you're not using an agency, you'll need a credit card with a big enough limit. In order to get the confirmation in order, they will need to get the charge approved and posted to your account. When you cancel, you'll get a credit from them. Time it so that the debit and credit fall within the same billing cycle to avoid having to make a payment or ...


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The ITA Matrix allows you to search by aircraft type, though this is an undocumented feature. In the Advanced Routing Language field, you would input /aircraft followed by the aircraft types, indicated with a t: and using the IATA equipment codes. For example, suppose I wanted to fly from Miami to Los Angeles and was very insistent that the flights be on ...


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On your way to where you live in France, when you stopped in Germany, customs asked you questions about your electronics and you told them what you told us - that you had lived in France for 2 years, and bought all these items in the US a year and a half ago. They asked you if you had declared them and paid import duties, and you said no. They then imposed ...


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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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Almost every airline offers a flexible and a non-flexible fares, with well-thought prices determined to get as much money out of your wallet as possible. And the difference between these flexible/non-flexible fares, which you apparently qualify as "significant extra cost" may in fact be lower than the difference between two flights offered by different ...


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The fare basis is the airline's identifier of your exact air fare. This is usually an impenetrable looking 7-to-8 letter string like TA2PXOW. The extended version of this is the fare construction, which adds in key details like what flight from where to where on what day this air fare is for. The fare class is simply the first letter of the fare basis, ...


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I looked up an Emirates flight from Gatwick to Dubai on FlightRadar24 and came up with EK12. Seems they avoid Syria and Iraq and fly over Iran. http://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ek12/#5ffa0b8 There is no guarantee it'll take the exact same route each day, but it should mostly be similar. In any case, you can browse a few days into the past to see ...


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As Tom already explained, this is common and you are not generally entitled to anything else than a possibility to reschedule/cancel the flight. But you would in fact be entitled to extra monetary compensation under EU passenger rights rules if the flight had been cancelled less than two weeks before departure. Rescheduling in April for June, they don't ...


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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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The Ryanair Passenger Charter claims: Ryanair is the only airline in Europe that does not overbook its flights; therefore Ryanair has eliminated the possibility of passengers being denied boarding due to overbooking. However if for technical or immigration reasons, it becomes necessary to accommodate passengers on another flight, Ryanair will try to ...


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There are specific requirements per country in EU. EasyJet has a good page on that. Note that minors (< 18 yo) flying from Portugal are covered by one of the specific entries in the page I linked.


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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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Very few airlines issue paper tickets these days. You can walk up to the counter with wad of money and get one, but that's really not wallet friendly. You can easily book online and get a confirmation number and an e-ticket number as your receipt. Doing this at least a week or two ahead of flying will increase the chances of getting a cheap ticket. On ...


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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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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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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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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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You can do this on Kayak. Select a round-trip flight, and in the second box (destination), you can enter multiple airport codes separated by commas, up to 4. (You can also enter multiple airport codes in the origin box.) For example, entering "DEN" and "ORD,IND,DTW,CLE" gave me this list of results for flights from Denver to any of Chicago, Indianapolis, ...


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If you only hold a valid bebaiosi, you can only leave Greece to travel and return to your home country. If you travel elsewhere, you may be denied entry on return to Greece. You should wait until you receive your residence permit (Άδεια Παραμονής) before traveling to other countries.


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There are many reasons why fares could be different but looking for LAX-AMS and AMS-LAX return flights in the coming month on ITA's Matrix, the fare for the cheapest flights seems roughly equivalent in both directions, around $850-$900 so I don't think that what you heard is true (if you want to reproduce this or fiddle with the parameters yourself, I was ...


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According to Timatic you will require a visa: Transit passengers are required to hold a passport or passport replacing document required to enter Canada. Passport required. Passports and/or passport replacing documents must be valid for the intended transit period. Visa required. Additional Information: Visitors ...


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I am not a lawyer or an immigration expert, but if your mother was, in essence, visiting the US once on the way out and then not visiting it on the way back, it is irrelevant whether her Visa Waiver would have expired (ESTA is not a visa - it is merely a certification that allows her to board a plane - the Visa Waiver is what permits her to enter the US, and ...


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Yes of course, if you have the necessary documents to enter both countries and make the travel arrangements yourself for both of them, the Russian authorities don't care which country you're arriving from. There are very few countries in the world where this would be a problem, like going to Saudi Arabia right after Israel for example, but they wouldn't ...


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If you don't need a visa to visit Canada, then you don't need one to transit through it. A government of Canada page makes it simple to check your country. I checked Jordan for you, and you would need a visa to visit. Of those who need a visa to visit, only four countries in the world qualify for Transit Without Visa through Canada: Indonesia Thailand ...


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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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