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According to Wikipedia, Phillipine citizens have visa-free entry to Costa Rica for visits of up to 30 days. However, you will need an U.S. visa for the transfer in Dallas. American airports don't offer any kind of visa-free transit. Visa-free transit should be available in Seoul if you don't leave the airport.


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Assuming that your 10500 mA∙hr battery pack operates at 5 V, the energy capacity would be 5 V × 10500 mA∙hr = 52.5 W∙hr. By IATA guidelines, that would be well under the 100 W∙hr limit for lithium ion batteries. The IATA guidelines list additional conditions to be met as well. (They must be genuine, certified batteries, for personal use, in reasonable ...


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"The 'problem' (or feature, depending on your timing) with flightfox, darjeelin and others is that you're relying mostly on part-time experts looking for flights for you" Thats the big difference between flightfox and darjeelin. On Darjeelin people work part time, when you look at flightfox's experts page it looks like most of the experts there ...


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There have been rules re carrying batteries for many years. They may be found in (at least) IATA documentation and also a number of courier companies and most battery manufacturers have advice documents. Removable batteries must be carried in carry-on luggage with the exception mentioned below. Having batteries in carry=on makes sense - would you rather ...


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There are limits that were introduced by the US Federal Aviation Administration. Those have been used as well by numerous other airlines, for example Cathay Pacific. They generally impose a limit on capacity per passenger and on top of this disallow checking them in, so you must take them into your hand luggage. There is additional information available ...


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I've had two battery packs / power banks, and travelled to several countries with several airlines, taking them as carry on, without any problem...until... Last year, I flew from Tokyo Haneda, via Beijing, China to Vancouver, Canada. In Beijing, Chinese officials sent me to a security point, where several people including myself had our power banks taken ...


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Your fare class is a 2nd tier factor for upgrades, not a primary one. Airlines first look at your elite level status. They then rank their top tier flyers by the fare class. They then go the next elite level down and the same. So forth until they reach the non-elite flyers. It is not 100% cut and dry, as gold elite flyer on a full Y fare might get ...


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It's possible to pick a more expensive fare, for example if you want more flexibility or frequent flyer miles. By default, most airline websites will show the cheapest fare first but allow the user to pick a more flexible fare if they wish. Online travel agents and other third parties might not always offer this functionality but there is no guarantee that ...


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They are providing a service and the current airline revenue model is to charge for services. There is more to it than just putting you on the plane. The gate agent has to modify your reservation to reflect the new flight(s) which would normally incur a fee if you change it by phone (except a few higher fare buckets). The pilots need to recalculate their ...


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The 'problem' (or feature, depending on your timing) with flightfox, darjeelin and others is that you're relying mostly on part-time experts looking for flights for you. So if you pick the wrong time, it may take a while to get someone on to look at it for you. Also, and I found this especially with flightfox when I was an expert there, complex flights ...


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Not much you can do besides: Asking for evidence from MakeMyTrip on how they calculate the refund, and their logic and reasoning for it. Ask SpiceJet for a letter stating what the refund should be, if they have a policy on this and are willing to do it. If you can prove they're skimming off the top, you can then take them to a disputes tribunal / court, ...


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The "Why" is simple: airlines who stopped offering free standby and instead offered guaranteed seats on a different flight for a change fee saw an increase in revenue from doing that, and so continue to do it. As for why it increases their revenue, there are four upsides: first, the fee itself. $100, $200 - in a time of $99 cheapest fares, the fee itself ...


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There's no problem at all with this. You're booking, and taking, all your flights. You're using all your returns, the airline is not going to care. No links or references I'm afraid, but I've done basically this without the cruises. When I relocated from the UK to Asia for work I ended up, for various reasons with a one-way ticket to the back to the UK. To ...


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Airline loyalty systems are multifaceted in their benefits, and which program to choose varies a great deal depending on what kinds of rewards you prefer, which airline you take, which fares you purchase, and which routes you fly. However, frequent flyer programs are designed to get you to spend more money with a particular airline by providing extra ...


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Yes there is regular morning flights. The starting time might be change in winter and summer season. There are four airline who provided this services : Buddha Air, Yeti Airlines, Simrik Air and Saurya Airlines.You can read more in Nepflights The place is only the Tribhuwan Airport. You can also see the video here : Video


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While there is no international legal agreement as to a specific altitude at which space begins, international law defines the lower boundary of space as the lowest perigee attainable by an orbiting space vehicle. The term "orbiting" implies unpowered flight, which given atmospheric drag means an altitude of around 150 kilometres. Alternatively, the Karman ...


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The best option to get cheap flights once a year over the course of five years is--perhaps surprisingly--simple: Buy the cheapest tickets you can find at the time, with plenty of advance notice (about two months). You might be able to do slightly better if you chase after rewards programs and frequent flier miles and all that, but one pair of return ...


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No. I believe your question arises from not understanding the distinction between breaching the terms of a contract and violating a national or state law. A contract is an agreement between any two parties, such as you and the airline. If you violate some term of that contract, then you are in breach of contract. However, in western common law breach of ...


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Several Ifs involved here. If the plane just needs fuel, servicing will be done far away from the terminal building. No one gets off or on. If the plane pulls up to the terminal and passengers are allowed (or required) to get off, you have the option to not reboard. However: If the airport is domestic only, airport security will prevent you from leaving ...


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I was on a plane from UK to USA that had to land at an alternate airport in the US due to a medical emergency. Several people wished to disembark and were told no for several reasons. 1st was the fact that the airport we had landed at was a small regional one and had no immigration, 2nd was that the plane was the wrong size for the facilities available at ...


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No. At an unplanned refuelling stop, the crew will be focused exclusively on landing, getting fuel on board, and taking off again. There will not be disembarkation services, including no jet bridge, no ramp bus, no barriers set up to guide you to immigration, etc. Unless there is a medical emergency, you're not getting off the plane.


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Being a frequent transatlantic passenger to New York from UK I have many experiences of customs and immigration in USA. I have done both scenarios several times. Because of my origin location, flight time is roughly the same: Newcastle - Dublin - New York Newcastle - Amsterdam - New York Newcastle - Heathrow - New York What I find quicker by an ...


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You'll simply forfeit the return ticket for your daughter. It might be smart to try to book her ticket with a far-away return date if it doesn't cost extra--maybe she'll come to Thailand a year from now? If you're wondering if the airline will prevent you from boarding without your daughter present: no, they shouldn't have any reason to do that.


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Nope. Essentially, you have to fly all legs of a trip. IF you miss a leg, intentionally or otherwise, the airline assumes you can't make the other legs, and cancels all of them. So while you may physically be able to drive to LA in time, you'd have been deemed to have missed the first leg, and there'll be no seat for you to Cancun. It's known as hidden ...


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From personal experience, yes. I once received a replacement battery as I was leaving on a trip. I replaced the battery, but the old one was stuck with me for the remainder of the trip. It was just in my backpack, in a box, and it passed though without comment on the way there, and on the way back.


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I haven't done pre-clearance in Dublin -- but I have done it in Toronto. It seemed to go faster than immigration in New York or Atlanta, based on my (limited) experience. But I'd still caution against it: If you hit a delay at a transfer point, causing you to miss a flight, it can be frustrating and/or expensive. And adding an unknown such as 2 immigration ...


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Have a look at http://business.skyscanner.net/ as well. You can find the documentation of API offered by skyscanner


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Assuming that you are not arriving from a pre-clearance place: When arriving in Chicago, you will first need to go through passport checks, then through customs and can only then check in your bag for the next leg. This holds regardless of whether you booked both legs onto the same ticket. After that, the procedure differs: if they are not on the same ...


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Yes, there is a code for the Bay Area: QSF, which covers SFO, OAK and SJC. These are called "Metropolitan area airport codes", and Wikivoyage has the full list. However, there's an important caveat: unlike "NYC", this particular code is not actually an IATA code, it's just convenient shorthand for some airline booking systems (GDS). "QSF" will thus work ...


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I'm afraid that when it comes to psychological disturbs, there is no real cure but rather a set of skills and applied methods which can help managing them. One of my personal favourite is to take preventive action against those events that trigger the anxiety. So here it goes. If you are afraid of someone tampering with your check-in bag, you can always ...


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Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has good results with all sorts of anxieties. Some of the same ideas are behind the seminars many airlines offer to people who are afraid of flying in general but since your fears are so specific, you would be better served by seeking a therapist who can define a tailored program with you. Like everything else, it's not a ...


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The "Minimum Connection Time" for United Airlines for connecting from a domestic flight to an international flight at Newark is 40 minutes. So technically, this is a "legal" connection. However given that international flights generally start boarding 50 minutes before departure, and finish boarding 15 minutes before, it's also clearly a very tight ...


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As an example, read American Airlines Conditions of Carriage, specifically Carry on Baggage and Liability. The suitability of carry-on baggage will be determined by American. Each customer will be limited to one carry-on bag and one personal item. A personal item includes a purse, briefcase, laptop, or small book bag style backpack. A personal item must ...


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The airlines all make it clear that they do not guarantee space on board for all items that are eligible carry-on luggage, as pointed out in another answer. I would presume that you cannot claim a higher loss allowance for a bag just because it is forced to be checked during boarding. I wouldn't rely on an agent's word at the gate, either. The best way to ...


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Without checking every airline's conditions, most (if not all) airlines only allow carry-on luggage under the provision that there is available space. Basically, there is usually not enough stowage in the cabin should all passengers bring the maximum allowed amount of carry-on luggage, so it is bound to happen now and then that some intended carry-on luggage ...


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Yes and no. You book your ticket first then choose your seat: You can reserve seats through our Manage a Booking page. After entering your Emirates booking reference, you will be able to select your preferred seating option(s). Please note that while every effort is made to satisfy seating requests, these are not guaranteed and could be changed ...


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The backpack I have has a pocket at the bottom with a cover that zips over all the straps sort of like what alanh mentions in his answer. That'll only help you if you consider this important enough the next time you buy a backpack, though. Apart from that, I've also got a combined rain cover and transit bag. Something like this: ...


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Not tried, but it strikes me you could use a baby stroller bag like this one. They're meant for use at carry-on/gate check, but I reckon there'd be no problem checking them in. They also fold down quite small so you'd not waste too much space while you're backpacking.


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If you buy a travelling backpack, i.e. a backpack that opens like a suitcase, normally they will have a pocket that you can zip the straps into, which keep them out of the way when checking in. Like this (courtesy from MEC's website):


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The other thing I've seen some bags come with is handy nylon+velcro organisers for straps. Kind of hard to describe, but here goes: Short length of strap-style nylon, about 4-6 inches long. Velcro on each end Place horizontally across the long dangly end of your strap after tightening all the way/clipping where possible Wrap the dangly end around it, ...


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I don't think its feasible to know all of this information because a lot of the stuff you are searching for (wifi, power supply) are not dependent on the flight, but rather the airplane being used on that flight (and that is subject to change without any notification). You might be booked on a 777 for Flight A, but they have to change the aircraft to a ...


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One time checking a backpack in for Virgin Atlantic I was offered a giant, durable, resealable (great for security checks), clear plastic bag, similar to a trash bag but thicker, with the airline's logo on it, to prevent any straps or hooks from getting caught in the baggage handling. Since that flight I've found that most legacy airlines have these. I've ...


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In 2013 Bose released their first in-ear noise-cancelling headphones: the Quietcomfort 20. These are not exactly earbuds since they rely on the StayHear eartip (previously found on the IE2), with an added bud-like piece acting as passive noise seal (image courtesy of BOSE): I have tried them in the London Tube and must say that the noise cancelling is ...


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You can also use the (paying) plastic wrapping services that are often found in the airport terminal. This will ensure that all straps, handles, etc do not protrude, and thus will not be caught in the tapis roulant. If TSA/Security or whoever needs to access your bag, they will cut through the wrapping and should then replace it with their own heavy-duty ...


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Checked bags may be opened during screening. So the plastic wrap would be removed. You could get a duffel bag with a draw string and put your backpack in it. That would offer more protection then a plastic bag, but it would take some room in your backpack to carry around when your not using the duffel. The TSA's site has some tips.


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If you are traveling on two separately bought tickets, it's your responsibility to leave enough time between them to catch the second flight even if the first one is late. If you have a good travel insurance, you might get a compensation. In any case try contacting the airlines, I heard that Korean Airlines gave a generous compensation in a similar ...


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This seems quite simple. India wants proof of your status in the USA, so get it for them. Walk into US immigration, explain what's happening, and get a letter from them declaring your status as H1B, about to expire, not being renewed, and that the US Government would appreciate it if you departed the country before a particular date. Signed, stamped, with a ...


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At http://passport.blsindia-usa.com/sample_form/Affidavit_for_Status_Example_file.pdf (linked from here) there is an example of a declaration meant to be made by out-of-status Indian citizens in the US when applying for passport renewal. It doesn't seem to be directly applicable to you, because it requires a good reason that you have not renewed in time -- ...


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I'm a little surprised that no one has already mentioned this, but getting a window seat and leaning against the side of the cabin is helpful for overcoming this situation, since it allows you to have a more reclined angle for sleeping. Of course, this will depend on the aircraft. It works much better in a big, wide-body jet where the walls are a reasonable ...


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I believe the reason that the Indian consulate requires proof of valid status to issue you a passport, is because they are trying to prevent people who have naturalized in the U.S., and thus have automatically lost Indian citizenship, from still pretending to be Indian citizens. Having proof of valid non-citizen status proves that you currently (or recently) ...



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