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Short answer: No, you will not get such a discount. Longer answer: For any significantly-sized airliner, the commodity they have to sell you is floor space in the cabin, not weight. If you're occupying one seat of the same size, you're costing the airline almost exactly the same as someone who weighs twice what you do. Let's consider some numbers: ...


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That bag would show orange color on an x-ray machine which is the color for organic material (on most machines) and it would be very obvious even between layers of clothing which are also organic but would show a different shade(powder bag would be a very dark shade of orange). If I looked at your bag for a fraction of a second I would most likely pull it ...


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Geography Dubai is located rather conveniently between several large and important geographical regions: Africa has a population of 1.1 billion, Asia has 4.4 billion, Europe 745 million. Around 70% of travellers are connecting passengers at Emirates. Source Investment As others have pointed out, Emirates have invested heavily in economies of scale, i.e. ...


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I'd call the airline directly to ensure that you're interpreting their terms correctly and whether they require any additional information or preparation. And be prepared for a very, very thorough customs inspection. The value of your luggage will obviously be above the monetary limit for customes-free imports, and the amount will suggest commercial ...


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Samoa Air does, but the demographics make the reason for that obvious. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/10127347/Samoa-Air-introduces-XL-class-for-larger-passengers.html Also an individual passenger's weight is not that important until we are on very small planes.


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It's possible that it might cause some concern given that it's unlabelled and white (that dodgy anthrax scare a few years back has done so much damage to air travel...sigh). However, most airports in Europe you just stroll through and don't have to get checked, quite often. If asked to declare, I'd be up front about it and mention it, rather than have them ...


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Airlines will bump up a departure time if they feel they can get the plane out earlier. It helps their on-time performance stats and gets everyone to their destination a little earlier. But this is done only when they are certain everyone will be onboard earlier. The decision would likely be based on 1) all originating passengers have checked in XX ...


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Most of the busiest airports in the world are hubs (Atlanta, Heathrow, Frankfurt, to name a few). Emirates uses Dubai as their headquarters and is a major player in transferring traffic between Europe, Asia and Oceania. As it's their main hub, almost every long-haul flight (plus several in the area) transition through Dubai. As a result, lots of ...


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Absolutely. Just on Monday there I arrived at London Gatwick in heavy rain. Took them 50 mins to offload plane and load bag onto carousel (strangely mine was the first on the carousel). Bag was soaked through, top compartment (containing best suit I was due to wear to job interview), was soaked through (was in suit carrier, inside bag zipped compartment). ...


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That would be at the discretion of the security screeners. They have methods of verifying your identity even if you have no ID at all (some people forget their wallet). If you have a passport, bring that. Otherwise I would expect an expired license will not prevent you from being boarded. As a matter of law, an expired license only affects your right to ...


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A big reason airlines want to keep baggage weight down isn't because the weight of the baggage (or passengers) directly increases fuel consumption (or other direct costs) but because baggage carriers have to move those bags. If everybody has bags that are unwieldy from weight or size then it will take a lot longer for the throwers to move the bags to/from ...


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They will get wet, twice. Luggage are almost always transported in small chains of relatively flat carts pulled by a motor vehicle. Then, a conveyor belt loads them into the plane as works move each piece from the carts to the belt. As some comments say, the carts sometimes are covered, which I have seen but it was not complete coverage, so water will still ...


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This is Airbus A380, the biggest passenger airplane on the planet. Compare its size to the cars and trucks below the bridge. Depending on how the owner of the plane decides to configure the seats, one of these can fit up to 853 passengers, allthough most operators have settled for less. There are quite a few airlines all around the world flying the A380, ...


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There really isn't a "travel agency" price anymore. Travel agencies get a commission (small) for everything they sell at retail prices. They don't buy cheap and add on profit margins. Travel agents can avail themselves to industry pricing sometimes, but that is only for themselves and usually is dependent on how much they sold for that company the year ...


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Assuming you are on a single itinerary (given that you have mentioned codeshare flights), your luggage will be tagged to your final destination, Cincinnati. What this means in practice is that you will not need to collect and recheck your luggage in London. However, you will need to collect it and recheck in Chicago. When you first arrive in the US, you ...


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Hard to tell. I do take a bunch of prescription drugs that I have consolidated into a single small zip lock bag for travel and that really looked fairly suspicious. No problems whatsoever in a 100+ domestic+international flights. Then again, your bag looks even more suspicious and a lot depends on how you may show up against expectations and profiles. This ...


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Almost everyone addressed the fact that Dubai is a hub for Emirates (and Qantas for their Asia operations) and a large portion of this traffic is transit passengers. Dubai itself is a large and vibrant metropolis, and that drives a lot of traffic to the area; it holds a lot of the world's first/largest/biggest - starting with Burj Khalifa and its ...


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Most airlines have a bit about this on their site - for example, on RyanAir, for travel in the UK: Adults: Any photo ID which matches the passenger name in the booking. Infants and Children: Children under 16 years of age (travelling with an adult) on UK domestic flights can travel without photo identification. So no, they don't need ID to ...


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According to the airport's website, the only scheduled services are: Citywing operating flights between Blackpool, the Isle of Man and Belfast


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Same tickets. No difference in service. There is a difference in service between the budget and the flat bed class, but no difference otherwise. As you point out, the A330 suggests AirAsia X and the fact that it's a flight over 4 hours also suggests that; so it's an AirAsia X flight, whatever they're saying it as. Judging by the general quality of their ...


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Get a big coat, with lots of pockets. No-one on a regular airline is going to give you a discount for being slim. You still occupy a whole seat, don't you? If you are so overweight that you need two seats, that's another story. They'll rightly charge you double. A while ago Ryanair charged triple for people who need two seats due to obesity or other reasons ...


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It's perfectly OK, the henna will pose no problems for you. I wish I could give you a definitive quote or a link for this, but I've looked and I can't. Basically it's such a non-issue that nobody seems to have ever put down something official. I even tried to find an image of someone with henna in a UK airport without success. So, just take the word of ...


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TL;DR => the answer is it's free, or can be. There's a real-life instance of this to provide some practical information... When former British Army paratrooper Karl Bushby arrived in Las Vegas on his incredible and extraordinary Walk Around the World, his name went up on the Caesars Palace marquee as he received a two-day rest in a luxury suite ...


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They aren't charging you for your weight, they are charging you for the seat you are taking up. It doesn't matter if you weight 120kg, 70kg or 30kg, you are still going to take up one seat. So, except on rare occasion (like Somoa Air), they will never give you a discount for weighing less.


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Yes, you need to collect and re-check. I've done this many times at Auckland. The reason is immigration and customs is only at the Auckland international terminal. NZ has strict controls on luggage - and will xray and scan them for food, wood, and many other restricted items. You need to be with your luggage when this happens. If they checked it through ...


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According to the Hong Kong Immgration Department nationals of India are allowed to visit Hong Kong visa free for 14 days (see part II). Given that you will not be required to have a visa to transit either.


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There are multiple uses of transfer and transit even within the field of travel, so context is essential. Much as many travelers indiscriminately say direct when they really mean nonstop, precision in your own terminology and tolerance for others' will be necessary for understanding. Some of the key differences lie between Industry use and general use ...


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This is pretty common to happen when the distance is too short for a plane or other considerations. For example: From Newark to Allentown the service is a bus provided by Trans Bridge Lines. This is not limited to Newark as @AntiVeeranna pointed out. It is very common in Europe and is getting more and more common in the US as I have recently found that ...


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Not a complete answer, but too long for a comment. This is somewhat common in Europe, for example this blog post describes the Lufthansa AirRail service from CGN to DUB via FRA, where CGN-FRA leg is on a train, that has a flight number. There is check-in desk at the train station, where you can check in your baggage and will get the boarding passes (rail ...


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Your luggage will be checked in all the way. You don't need to collect it as you will be in transit, and your luggage will be in a secured area. You will (of course) have to carry your carry-on luggage with you to the next plane.



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