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Outside of an emergency evacuation or similarly dire situation, I cannot think of any reason why a civil authority would ban a person from purchasing multiple seats. After all, it is not uncommon for people to purchase an additional seat to carry items like musical instruments or pets, or because they do not fit into a single seat. In consideration of this, ...


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The Internet was a game changer in many businesses and the travel agency world is no exception. Nowadays people can easily (this is arguable) find the cheapest price in a quick search; therefore, agencies need to present the best price to be able to sell since that's a key factor. How can they do this? (These are assumptions based on general commercial ...


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BA are good at rebooking especially from North America. If you need to travel today I would examine the alternatives, find some combination of flights you'd be happy with (without regard for the price) and then telephone BA with your preferences in hand. They should accommodate you for free, but you will waive your right to compensation if you agree to a ...


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I believe that using a website like flightstats (http://www.flightstats.com/go/Home/home.do) will do the job. You can search by route, flight or airport. If that does not work, checking the arrival airport's website normally lists all arrivals on the date of your choice as well as where they arrive from and what airline. That would probably do the trick if ...


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So, if I could pilot and rent/have a water plane, are there facilities in harbours to let me park? Yes, lots of them in fact. For what you're talking about the term is 'moor', and there are three kinds of moorings in the vernacular: dock, ramp, and beach. Docking is the most common, beach is the simplest but are hard to find. Landings with a ramp allow ...


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Corporate/Business Aircraft For corporate aircraft, this is a common occurrence and there have indeed been attempts to utilise these legs. A quick search on Google for empty legs turns up plenty of results. I came across two companies called flyvictor and returnjet that offered a bunch of flights from all spots in Europe. Another similar possibility is ...


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Yes, this case is covered under EU passenger rights, as British Airways is based in the EU: Secondly, you also have rights in case things go wrong. This concerns delays, cancellations and overbooking that prevent you from boarding and applies if you are: departing from any airport situated in the EU, or arriving in the EU with an EU carrier or ...


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You may of course purchase an extra seat for luggage. This is common in a few situations when one cannot be separated from large cargo, the most obvious one being for transportation of musical instruments that are too fragile to go in the hold and too large to go in the cabin as hand luggage. You cannot keep your laptop on the seat during take off or ...


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Private Aircraft Others have answered for the commercial and chartered sectors, which is increasingly being strangled due to regulation. This answer will focus on the private sector. Where are these announced? The short answer is they are not announced, at least publicly like on a web site. Any kind of advertising or public communication kicks them ...


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I will give you some practical reasons: Book now, pay later - this option is universally available at agents; very rarely available at the website. I use this all the time when I need to show a reservation (for example, as part of visa requirements) but do not want to commit to buying a ticket. Corporate accounts - a majority of agent's business is ...


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(disclaimer, I've never been there) Have a look at (and related pages): http://burningman.org/event/preparation/getting-there-and-back/ and http://survival.burningman.org/your-survival-in-brc/survival-checklist/ Black Rock is in the middle of the desert and you need to be self-sufficient or you will not enjoy your stay Depending on your involvement in ...


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The vast major of airlines do not allow this, but rather require you to have your ticket changed in such a case. They will cancel your ticket in case you don't show up for your first flight. See the following threads for similar answers and more details: Book connecting flight, but only board at second airport? Is it okay to board only the second flight ...


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Given you've said that this is a connecting flight I'm presuming that both flights are on the same ticket. If you miss the connecting flight, even if it's due to delays in customs and immigration, then the airline will change you to a later flight at no cost. Simply go to the customer service desk at the connecting airport and they will look after you. If ...


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According to the SeatGuru page on Oman Air (you can click on the plane model to see the details), there are power outlets on some of the planes, notably their A330s, while the other models don't have power outlets. A330-200: There is regular AC power onboard: one power port per First and Business Class seat and one shared between two seats within ...


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Both Oman Air Flight 124 from Munich to Muscat and Flight 815 from Muscat to Bangkok usually operate with an Airbus A330-200, which has power plugs in all classes (one per seat in First/Biz, one per two seats in Economy). Beware that aircraft types are never guaranteed, so you may end up on another plane with no notice. However, Oman Air's only other ...


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I have the same issue when I travel as my name is extremely long as well. I've had them cut my name off, combine the names into one, and do all sorts of other things. But I have never had problems. I am sure the name is accurately documented somewhere in the system, it's just a space issue on any printed confirmation.


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Basic action Like with all cases where you need to keep someone sharp, it mostly depend on the person. There will not be an 'one fits all' solution. My approach with coach and car drivers is always based on their reactions, as some indicate they want you to chat constantly, others that you just talk every now and again and others are so non-responsive that ...


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Not at all. Flying within the US has no border control (makes sense, as you are just flying within the same country). All you need is a TSA approved identification document. Immediately after 9/11 I was flying from San Diego to Dallas, and I was carrying only my Texas driver's license (and no passport). I was approached by FBI, airport police and INS ...


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Bubble wrap it and on top of the bubble wrap cello tap the bottle and keep them between the cloths somewhere middle of the bag.I usually follow this and it never leaks or break.Hope this helps you too.


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According to this blog entry (screenshots of the signup page available), the prices are: For Laptops 20MB for $10 USD 50MB for $18 USD Full Flight for $22 For Mobile 12MB for $5 USD 5MB for $2 USD 3 Hours for $10 USD It is worth mentioning that the blog owner had a bad experience using the onboard wifi as most of the requests were timed out and ...


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As you've met them on the Internet, it should be fine to just give them the booking/ticket through the net. It's not normally necessary to have a paper ticket to fly these days (I can't think of when I last did). You just either check in online and print/have a phone bording pass, or show up to the check in desk and give them your identity documents (and ...


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Don't bother taking your car to the US. It will cost you shipping and insurance. You'll have to pay an import tax, and certification fees, get the title properly notarized; get the car approved and inspected to finally get the license plates - that's if the car is allowed in the country in the first place. You'll have to get it insured (which will be ...


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I have never tried it for an other airport, but Schiphol, the Amsterdam Airport, publishes all arrivals, as well as all departure, on the text service of the Dutch public television. A quick search shows that London Heathrow also has a list of arrivals. Which makes me think that you might be able to find that information for almost all airports, if maybe not ...


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I think you should call the air port where you are, and ask if they can tell you if there is any way for them to see if the plane that you are looking for has landed or delayed!


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Rome2Rio shows three alternatives to flying: bus, train, and car. The bus is a Greyhound service that takes 4h43. It departs from Houston city though so you'll have to find a way to get to the bus terminal. The train is an Amtrak service that takes 5h06. It too departs from Houston city and will require you to find a way to get to the train station. Finally ...


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The flights between Brussels and Barcelona are intra-Schengen flights, so you will not go through passport check (as already mentioned in the comments). You will enter the Schengen zone only once (in Brussel) so your single-entry visa is enough for your trip. In Brussels you can get out of the airport, I see no problem.



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