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I work in an airline (cabin crew), and I know for a fact that there is no published list for such a thing. Beside the famous (bomb, explosive, hijack, etc.) words, which is usually said by naive people trying to be funny, the current political situations and international or national threats related words/sentences would raise a flag. Cabin crew and ...


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Some airlines (I know one at least) do serve ice cold towels for flights departing from hot countries where there is no jetway and people are transported to plane by busses. Usually passengers will arrive to plane sweaty and feeling hot and last thing they need is a hot towel! So instead they get served an ice cold towel.


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See http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/3-1-1-liquids-rule for rules about liquids when flying within the US. (The rules are set by the government, so it's irrelevant what airline you are flying.) Liquids in containers of volume up to 100 ml each are generally allowed, so they should be fine. You will have to take out these items, as well as any other ...


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Page 5, section 8 of this California Board of Equalization newsletter has the answer: Items Sold to Residents of a Foreign Country or Another State We have received complaints from foreign buyers that they were incorrectly advised by retailers that they could receive a refund of the sales tax on items they purchased and picked up in ...


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This trick is used by many Piece of Plastic on bottle before you close the cap That will prevent spills. After that put it in ziploc type plastic bag Check at home before you put it in luggage.


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You should not have any problems. It is common to use just initials when the name is too lengthy. If you are too concerned then just take your credit or debit card that you used to buy the ticket with you and present at the time of check in if they ask you. My own name is pretty long but not as long as yours and I have used just my initials for air tickets ...


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Spicejet are in the middle of massive upheavals and attempts to refinance debt and gain increased government support. According to the news report referenced below ALL Spicejet flights were cancelled on Tuesday 16th and at least half on Wednesday. ALL the people you are dealing with are fully aware of what is happening and if you are "getting the run ...


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Ebola Guidance for Airlines from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: CDC requests airline crews to ask sick travelers if they were in Guinea, Liberia, or Sierra Leone in the last 21 days. If YES, AND they have any of these Ebola symptoms—fever, severe headache, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, or unexplained bruising or ...


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While humans (at least me) are usually quite bad at estimating absolute weights, they are much better at comparing weights (at least in a certain range). Thus, if you lack an appropriate scale, you can get a good estimate if you hold your luggage in one hand and something that roughly weighs the maximum allowance in the other and estimate which one is ...


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It seems that the blog entry you linked is outdated (2012), as a newer similar blog entry simply does not list the tennis rackets as a prohibited item onboard while it does list the other items. The TSA brochure has the most recent policies, which clearly allows it. Anyway, here is a list of some of the airlines policies regarding tennis racquets, they ...


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In general, if your flight is cancelled by the airline through no fault of your hown, you're always supposed to have two options: Accepting their alternative arrangements, or Getting your money back in full. They are not liable to cover any costs for arrangements you make completely on your own, eg. the bus. They do also not owe you anything for "hassle ...


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There are many factors here: Does this airport has scheduled flights by the same airlines? If yes, then this means there is maintainance staff ready to fix the problem and there is a supply for spare parts, expect a delay! but most likely you will just spend the time onboard or if you got lucky in an airport lounge. No visa would be required or anything. ...


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When I first read your question, I thought you might be referencing mobile-checkin, which is starting to become popular. As I looked into your question, I think this is just fancy wording for the ability to show your email at a checkin counter, where they will pull up your info and print your boarding pass. Taken from wikipedia electronic ticket: To ...


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Total Volume of Liquids/Gels Per Person As Nate correctly points out in this answer, the volume of each individual container must be ≤ 100ml (3.4 fl.oz.). This raises the question of what is the total volume of liquids/gels you can carry on board? Because the volume of the bag is approximately 1000ml (≃ 34 fl.oz. ≃ 1 quart), one could easily ...


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The term of the art is hidden city ticketing: you book a flight from A to C, with a connection at B (the "hidden city"), and get off there. In general, you'd look for flights from A to a major city C near B, so that there's as much competition as possible between A and C. For example, San Diego to LA costs a lot because it's a direct flight, but San Diego ...


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The middle seat(s) between the two aisles on a widebody plane shares one advantage of window seats: you won't have to get up to let someone else out, so if you're able to sleep, you have a better chance to do it undisturbed.


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It's been more than one year since the original question, so I guess these flights were not available back then, but now LAN Chile offers direct flights from Santiago to Quito, but not the other way around. I checked the schedule on momondo for a few days in March 2015, here is an example. One-way flights for those days cost around 647 euro, but it reduces ...


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As of 2013, Turkish Airlines started flying to Ulan Bator directly from Istanbul, or on some days via Bishkek. Depending on the exact days of travel, that might be the cheapest connection from Europe.


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The cargo hold of a modern jet aircraft is pressurised and air conditioned just like the passenger cabin to minimise internal stress. Air is sucked in by the APU (on the ground) or engines (during flight), bled off and cooled by the air conditioning units (PAKs) and pumped into the fuselage. A release valve usually located at the rear of the plane allows air ...


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I usually try to travel with a travel scale. They are not that expensive (if you buy them at the right place) and can save you some headaches. Unfortunatly sometimes I forget it. What I allways usually do is weight the luggage at home (a WC scale is enough like Nate already sugested). That gives me an estimate for the return (pf how much more weight I can ...


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No, there is no weight limit. The only limits are dimensions: Carry-on bag: The maximum dimensions for a carry-on bag are 9 inches x 14 inches x 22 inches (22 cm x 35 cm x 56 cm), including handles and wheels. Personal item: The maximum dimensions for your personal item, such as a shoulder bag, backpack, laptop bag or other small item, are 9 ...


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The following issues are to consider: 1) Heavy objects in your hand become a mortal projectile in case of emergency braking and other sudden movements. So you must keep the object in the overhead compartment or under the seat in front of you. Otherwise, it could break your neck, or somebody else's. 2) There is more room for movement in the overhead ...


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Though its not your primary concern, even most of my visas do not carry my own given name, i.e. the printed version does not show it, it gets cut off. My full passport name is 8 characters longer than yours, and shortening of 2 parts of my name is the common solution I arrive at for the purpose of airline tickets, while visas print as much as they can. As ...


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What happens if a flight gets diverted to an airport where I don't have rights to enter the country? You will spend a long time waiting. Most of the time you will be either in an air-side lounge or on the plane itself. 'MeNoTalk's answer is great but I wanted to add some additional outcomes which I have seen happen. In some of the EU countries, including ...


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Too long for a comment: The United States Government does not refund sales tax to foreign visitors. Sales tax charged in the U.S. is paid to individual states, not the Federal government - the same way that VAT is paid in many countries. If you are making a major purchase, such as a car, and you intend to export the item, you will want to contact the ...


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Like you I have a big name and airlines always screw up with names. I don't think it should be a problem, if someone ask you can explain the same reason you stated. I don't think they care that much about every letter of names.


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United's Carry-on rules merely stipulate dimensions, not weight. Unless you're carrying gold bullion, basically, you're find - they don't have an official weight limit. The reason I mention something extra heavy is that generally, you're meant to be able to lift it unassisted into the overhead compartments (or someone else if you're injured). So too heavy ...


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You're doing something wrong with the ITA Matrix, it does what you need! If you ask it for fares for See calendar of lowest fares, then it will show you the prices on the calendar screen. You still have to click through to see what flights come in at those prices, but you will see the lowest per-day price! For your case, start out like this: Then when ...


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It comes down to what you want: the minimum requirement, or everything, to be as safe as possible Let's say the minimum. Many clinics and travel vaccination centers exist to make money (as do some hospitals, to be fair). As a result, it's arguably a conflict - you're asking what the minimum safeguard is, and they're telling you 'well it's really best to ...


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If you are traveling alone it's hard to come up with a good justification. But many people travel in pairs. One will want the aisle or the window for whatever reasons people want those seats (I'm a hard core window person myself) and the other wants the middle because it's next to their travel companion. Simple as that.



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