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No, you do not need a US visa. You only need a US visa if you intend to stop or change planes in the US. (This visa-free overflight is the same for any other country. For example, I've flown over Russia on my way from Tokyo to Paris but I did not need to obtain a Russian visa.) In the event that the plane needs to make an emergency landing in the US, there ...


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In addition to the information from the other answers, to overfly the US, the airline will have to pass your information to the US CBP according to Secure Flight. Since November 2010, Secure Flight has conducted watchlist matching of passenger information against the TSDB for all covered U.S. and foreign flights into, out of, and within the United ...


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In general, as long as the box meets the size and weight restrictions for carry-on luggage, you can bring it into the cabin. Luggage restrictions generally do not concern the material from which the luggage is made.


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Keep the following in mind: never, anywhere in the world, do you need a visa simply for flying over air. I repeat, nowhere in the world. You do need to provide extra information to the airline.


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The bad news is, they simply didn't want to take a photo with you, that's it. That's the common excuse flight attendants use when they don't want to take a photo with someone. To prove this, check this Facebook photo album, in one of the most famous cabin crew groups in Facebook (I don't own it). You will see many photos for Emirates cabin crew with ...


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You need to have that printed boarding pass and a valid ID, e.g. a passport. That's all. Source: Personal experience. I fly Ryanair several times a year.


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Like many other low-cost air carriers, you cannot search flights or book tickets on NewLeaf through online flight search engines or booking sites. NewLeaf have this to say on their About Us page: Remember www.GoNewLeaf.ca because we’re not using any booking sites. To keep costs down, we sell directly to the customer and a small number of exclusive ...


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Short answer: No, that's not the case. I think what you've heard was a little mangled in the telling. There are indeed only three large airline Global Distribution Systems (GDS), which are the systems where both tariffs (prices) and reservations are created, stored and accessed. These are Travelport (Galileo/Apollo/Worldspan), Amadeus and Sabre, the last ...


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I've seen them used, by my family and others, and it's generally not been a problem. A few points to consider - they're more easily used as (disposable) check in bags, because someone else will be carrying them - for a carry-on, you might want to devise a strap or the like to lift with, as it does get annoying to carry a box (particularly a heavy one, to ...


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Years ago I did this when I moved to a new country. I wanted to bring my desktop computer, so I measured it to confirm it was within the allowed measurements, and traveled with it wrapped in very soft cardboard. I did complete my three flights without issues, but it did raise some eyebrows with the employees: at one check-in counter the employee claimed ...


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No. The airline will not hold luggage for you. Not voluntarily anyway. If you failed to pick up your luggage at the airport, they would probably hold if for a few days providing it didn't go missing. It's not a recommended strategy though. Ideally you should look for a left luggage service at the airport or in the city. If you're staying at a hotel in ...


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I faced this issue a couple of years ago on an IndiGo flight within India. My last name did not completely appear on the ticket because technically there was a space in my last name and the booking server did not allow that. I explained the situation at the time of check in and there was no issue. However, the problem is actually being able to enter the ...


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From expertflyer, the minimum connecting time (MCT) for domestic to domestic flights is nominally 30 minutes. Air India flights have a range of MCT from 0:45 up to 2:00 depending on arrival and departure terminal and flight number. Indigo has an MCT of 1 hour. To see the typical delay, you could look up the flight numbers on flightstats. Taking a sample VNS-...


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According to the Irish Tax and Customs website: You are allowed to bring in goods (including gifts, souvenirs, perfume and clothing) free of duty, the combined value of which does not exceed: €430 in the case of an individual aged 15 years or over €215 in the case of an individual aged under 15 years However note that in general, items ...


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Yes, he probably can - with leeway for the fact sometimes some guards may refuse (the probably is 'more yesses than noes', not 'never no'). Higher chances of getting through happen with food leaning towards solid, visible, identifiable. My parents travel a lot, and often carry homemade food for the same reasons (health, preference, vegetarian). They have ...


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There are two parts to this question. First: Are drones allowed in Argentina? According to this site drones for hobby use were allowed in July 2015. You should check shortly before traveling, but I feel that the chances are good. Second: How much value can you bring into Argentina? It looks like adults can bring goods to a value of $US 300 and minors (...


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I messaged Transavia via Twitter messages and they were very prompt to reply: Me: Hi! If I have a return booking, when skipping the outbound flight can I still use the inbound flight? Them: Hi [name] No problem at all ! If you wish to cancel a flight, let me know, I can refund you the taxes if there are some. :-) Have a nice day ! So you can ...


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Transavia is a typical low-cost airlines. To my knowledge, it only sells point-to-point tickets and does not have any complicated fares so you should be safe. I did not find anything about return flights in their conditions of carriage either (all the usual stuff about using different legs or "coupons" in the right order and allowing airlines to charge you ...


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Turkish Airlines published a notice on their website regarding this very issue. Unfortunately the link is currently down (probably due to the large load), but here is a cached copy: Dear Passengers, Due to the incident that has taken place at Ataturk International Airport on 28 June 2016, passengers who have bookings on the flights from/to and ...


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@chx has already mentioned Skypicker (now Kiwi.com) but a bit more powerful I find azair which has very powerful search options (see the advanced options), including choice of return and departure day, length of stay, period within which the trip should happen and a range of departure and arrival airports, up to the option "Take me anywhere" which is what ...


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As specified in my answers here and here, azair has very powerful search options (see the advanced options), including choice of return and departure day, length of stay, period within which the trip should happen and a range of departure and arrival airports, up to the option "Take me anywhere" which is what you are looking for. A similarly powerful ...


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The EU recently published clarification regarding various EU262/2004 issues that were previously unclear. In your case the text of interest is: In accordance with Article 3(1)(a), passengers who missed a connection within the EU, or outside the EU with a flight coming from an airport situated in the territory of a Member State, should be entitled to ...


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In addition to what's mentioned in the other answer, there is one extremely important thing the airline will do to help: if you miss the connecting flight due to late arrival and/or customs delays, they will put you on a later one. (Note this applies only because you have booked the flights on a single ticket.) SFO and IAD are both United Airlines hubs, ...


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Generally, that is enough time; 95% you will make it easily. However, there could always be a snafu on the day, but even having 3 hours doesn't securely protect you against that. If you booked in on one ticket, the airline will help you if needed, like pulling you to the front of the line, driving you over through back-corridors, or have the connection ...


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Expertflyer's Flight Alert function allows you to receive an alert if a given fare class becomes available on a specified flight. Expertflyer is a subscription service but does have a short free trial period. The Flight Alert form allows you to create a Flight Alerts for a particular flight. A Flight Alert will periodically check the class code ...


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As I understand it the rules depend a lot on the circumstances surrounding your travel to the EU (I think the rules for this are similar across the EU but i'm not 100% sure on that) and the purpose of the goods. As JonathanReez says there is an allowance of E430 (E215 for under 15s). This is only for noncommercial imports though, if you intend to sell the ...


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I would suggest you to bring the invoice with you, to show that this is not a brand new item. Then there is a good probability that it won't get even checked.


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Be prepared to have the box X-ray'd and to open the box for inspection, other than that, I don't see why not.


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It depends on a number of factors, but I'd say that the odds of you making this connection is very low. 85 minutes just isn't realistic for such a connection in most cases at SFO. UA862 from HKG hits SFO right on peak hour. In the hour before it lands there are at least 5 other flights arriving at the same terminal, and feeding into the same immigration ...


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You can try. Sometimes you are successful. According to the relevant EU-regulation you may have a right to compensation, EUR600 in your case, unless The Airline is not obliged to provide cash compensation in the case of extraordinary circumstances which could not have been foreseen even if the airline took all reasonable precautions, according to ...



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