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Such a list would not be meaningful. All airlines have wide rules to prohibit "tampering" with seats, with Knee Defenders or otherwise; you can improvise one with a well-sized bottle, after all. Those that point out the Knee Defender as banned are only making it explicit that this specific device is not allowed. More to the point, if the passenger unable ...


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It would appear not, but there's nothing stopping us from creating one. People can edit the answer as we find more. Airlines that ban the Knee Defender Air Canada source American Airlines source Continental Airlines source Delta Airlines source Jetstar source Qantas source Southwest Airlines source United Airlines source Jetstar source Virgin Australia ...


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I have done this a couple of times until two years ago - within Europe only though. And while it was never I problem, I always had to show the HDD separately etc - and in the last case was recommended (by security staff at Birmingham (BHX) airport) to buy a cheap (€15) external case, pop the HDD in that and less questions (if any) would be asked. I have ...


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I've traveled with hard disks in the past, both enclosed and unenclosed ones. I've never had a single issue with enclosed hard drives - nearly everyone seems to know what they are and understand that they pose no security hazard. The only time I've been stopped was by an elderly gentleman manning the security at JFK. He had difficulty understanding what it ...


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Turns out, it is now possible, thanks to a post I found on Wikivoyage. A sample itinerary, that they provide, beginning in London: London to Barcelona on Vueling Barcelona to Casablanca on Vueling Casablanca to Istanbul on Air Arabia Maroc Istanbul to Dubai on Flydubai Dubai to Kathmandu on Flydubai Kathmandu to Kuala Lumpur on Air Asia X ...


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For the minimal volume is too loud problem any headphones with an inline analog volume adjuster will work. Basically these allow you to control the volume between zero (or close) and whatever the input level is. You can also get adapters that do this, here's the first one I found: http://www.amazon.com/Koss-155954-VC20-Volume-Control/dp/B00001P4XH Note -- ...


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Your ability to be compensated depends a bit on the situation, in particular were there other passengers 'abandoned' or was it just you and your wife? If there were multiple persons left behind due to incompetence or a lack of communication, then you have a chance. But if it was just the two of you, Iberia will be able to claim that others reboarded and ...


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Then you have a problem. According to TSA: Q. Can I fly with an expired ID? A. If you lose your primary ID or it has expired, TSA may accept other forms of ID to help verify your identity. So if you have to obtain a driver's license to replace your expired one which for Washington DC, Virginia, or Maryland you will be required to provide proof ...


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Hard drives are well known to security - they won't be bothered by it at all. The external cases mentioned elsewhere will make it look more normal, but an anti-static bag will not pose any problems. However: Obviously hard-drives are really sensitive to movement and could break easily if wrongly handled. is not entirely true. Running drives don't like ...


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Recently, a Dutch guy reached it to the national newspapers, with is hobby of searching low cost flight tickets. Apparently, he manages to get a lot of discounts, and collect frequent flyer passes with many airliners. For example: I found a ticket from Paris for only 7 euros 50 It was a mistake of the airline, but I was going for a song in Asia. He ...


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Aircraft accidents are rare enough that the statistics aren't really meaningful but people have studied it. Assuming on the ground incidents, which are most likely to be survivable - as opposed to flying into mountains. 1, Front of the plane is most likely to hit something, a runway obstruction/another plane - but the pilots are there and so try and steer ...


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The 'Child Safety' page has some information on this. Mostly it says that child safety restraint systems (CRS) get approved for traffic and/or airline use by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, but that FAA does not control all of the approvals. And stresses to check that the CRS has the label: This restraint is certified for use in motor ...


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To transit US you will need a Visa see a question that covers that topic: Do I need a US visa to change planes in an American airport? If you're looking for alternatives you may be hard pressed to find them but you could try changing your itinerary to: Dubai -> Moscow -> Havana -> Grand Cayman This avoids the US and to the best of the information I ...


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Due to safety concerns, IATA issues guidelines concerning the transport of lithium batteries, which airlines will likely enforce. (In a worst case scenario, a lithium battery could spontaneously explode and cause a fire in the cargo hold, which is inaccessible to humans during the flight.) The Lithium Battery Guidance Document for 2014 states (emphasis ...


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I flew from SYD to SCL at the start of last year (Jan 2013) specifically to go on a 20-day Antarctica cruise. We got as far south as just shy of 65 degrees on the cruise. On the flight back (Qantas QF28) from SCL to SYD we got so far south that I was able to take some photos of tabular icebergs from the aircraft. Around the same time I managed to grab one ...


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Choosing where to sit based on which location is safer requires that you also know, in advance, what kind of accident you are going to have (if you can do this, take the next (not this) flight to Vegas). Yes, if you fly into a mountain the front rows hit first but it's not like the back rows are going to walk away. Cabin fires can start anywhere. If the ...


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British Airways was asked (admittedly a while back), and while they don't ban it, they did say it was: "not something we would actively encourage" (source) I haven't seen a more recent source yet :/


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There is no such thing as transiting, as it is known in other localities and related to VISA's, within the US. You must go through US Customs and Border Protection, or its representatives, any time you deplane in the US. So, if you stick with your flight plan, to include the layovers in NYC/Miami, yes, you would need a VISA. (India is not currently in the ...


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If you have TB's of data and haven't backed them up, then you have too much data or not enough TB's (for the backup). That data is already at risk, which is your choice! So as Paul mentioned, re-wrap them. But I suggest going further than "a bit of bubble wrap". All HD's come in commercial packing, and shipping companies here don't honor those ...


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CARES Child Aviation Restraint System is designed specifically for aviation use for children age 1 and older who weigh between 22 and 44 pounds. These youngsters are old enough to be in their own seats, but are too small for the seat belt alone to protect them and provide the safety they require during airplane travel. Their bodies cannot ...


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Just as a note for future travels, as far as I remember beside of the problem with the battery in the luggage you might face a second problem: Electronic devices in your carry on must be able to be turned on for inspection. They will not ask for this every time, but it can happen, and happened to me already several times. You will have a hard time turning ...


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There is one additional reason your approach may not only lead to your battery being confiscated, but now your laptop being confiscated. As specified in this article, all electronic devices carried in carry-on luggage must be fully charged and functional. If it does not turn on, it may be confiscated prior to boarding. There are now concerns that ...



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