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Most people in these situations seems to forget that airlines are simply transportation company, if you are taking a bus to the theater and when you get there you realized you forgot to bring the ticket, the bus company isn't going to provide you a free ticket home. It is just in this case the ticket home is probably a full fare Y instead of the discounted ...


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They are generally allowed, however my dad has had his confiscated before. The reason they have was that it was not from a generally known brand and they couldn't tell what was inside the razorhead. I guess sometimes weird situations just occur. My blunt nail scissors were also taken, yet my compass with a huge needle was fine. And to quote Jan Doggen's ...


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If you are flying to the United States of America, you should be worried. In the last 1.5 years (since our youngest was born) we already missed two flights because she has 3 first names, that usually don't fit on the ticket. Which means extra checks and longer waiting times. The USA is very strict (for good reasons) and it has to be a perfect match with the ...


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She'll need the same documents as anyone else. In Europe an ID will be okay, outside Europe she will need her passport. Using her identification and her ticket, she will be able to get her boarding pass, which is used to go through security and to board the plane. She will have to go through the exact same procedure (cabin bag check etc.). Please consult ...


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Dealing with the fine first, according to ICAO: 5.14 Contracting States shall not fine aircraft operators in the event that arriving and in-transit persons are found to be improperly documented where aircraft operators can demonstrate that they have taken adequate precautions to ensure that these persons had complied with the documentary ...


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The first thing I would dispute the price of the return ticket. The T&C's, assuming they are legally binding, only allow RyanAir to recoup the cost of your return trip. The 10x price markup may the ticket price, but that does not represent the actual cost to RyanAir.


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These are razor blades, which are not permitted to be carried on board aircraft. Your Philips OneBlade is not a razor blade, but an electric shaver. These are generally always permitted as carry-on.


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http://apps.tsa.dhs.gov/mytsa/cib_results.aspx?search=electric%20razor Check or Carry-on You are good to go. Even disposable razors are OK. But this: this is not good. And obviously old style straight razors which are basically a knife are an absolute no go as well.


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As has been vigorously argued in the comments, just because it is in their T&C doesn't mean it is legal for them to have it there. I'm not a lawyer and it doesn't seem as though any lawyers are weighing in on the topic so no one can speak authoritatively on the first point. The simplest way to resolve this without getting a lawyer would be to dispute ...


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It's unlikely there any 'special' flights. If you're trying to book these on a web site, what you're hitting is just basic data validation in the form itself. The web app checks that 'return date' is equal or later then 'departure date' and doesn't take into account the very small number of flights or travelers that would fly AKL-HNL-AKL in the same day. ...


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Assuming that you really are from one of the few countries from which a biometric passport is required for visa-free entry to Lithuania or the Schengen area and that the refused entry was not a mistake by the immigration officer: The Ryanair document check before boarding is not primarily there to avoid your inconvenience, but for Ryanair to avoid all the ...


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Ryanair (as well as other airlines) have no responsibility to check your full documentation and admissibilty. Their concern is mainly your identity. Most airlines do more thorough checks, but you cannot rely on that. They do not know all the rules. There is a chance, so you should try for sure to get reimbursed.


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Minimum Connection Time (MCT) is not determined for an Airport or even an Airline. And really, MCT is not a thing, it's an internal figure used to validate itineraries.** So, there is no "List of Minimum Connection Times" for an airport or airline because that's not how it works. (Edited to avoid confusion with the OAG list which is based on flights as ...


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Sodium polyacrylate is not considered hazardous. It is not flammable, it is not explosive, it is not reactive, and is not poisonous. The worst it can do is irritate skin and mucosa. For these reasons you should be allowed to transport it on a flight in your hold or carry-on luggage. Note however that carry-on liquid and gels limitations will apply if you ...


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Minimum Connection Times are not freely published anywhere to my knowlege. A subscription to a site such as expertflyer is required. That site accesses MCT via a GDS interface. The only way I can think of emulating this, is to perform queries on ITA Matrix specifying a maximum connection time with the /maxconnect flag and then performing some sort of ...


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Air Canada Rouge has seasonal service from YYZ between December-March, search for flight AC1512. You might not be able to book this flight or see its schedule this far in advance. AC would not let me attempt to book any flights from January 2017. Air Transat has seasonal service to HUX between December-March from Edmonton, Regina, Vancouver, Calgary and ...


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From the CBP website regarding warrant check: Many travelers wonder if CBP is alerted when an inbound passenger has a warrant for their arrest issued. Yes, CBP is alerted. In the air passenger environment, air carriers transmit passenger information to CBP through the Advance Passenger Information System (APIS). CBP officers also rely on the Interagency ...


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There's also something called the Embrace Sleep Collar that gives some support under the chin, butit still doesn't keep your whole head-shoulders area from slumping forward. When I travel I usually use it in conjunction with a strap around my forehead wrapped around the back of the head rest (just like Ilmari's idea). I know I look ridiculous, but sleep is ...


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I had to do something slightly similar once with some half-empty suitcases that would have large heavy things piled on top of them while moving house. What worked quite well for me was to take large, sturdy, readily available bag-like things such as: Heavy duty bin bags Duvet covers, large pillow cases Sleeping bag liners ...open them out to get a lot of ...


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I thought there might be some dedicated packing material for doing this and there is this on Amazon as an example, but it doesn't look very practical. However, there are some super cheap airbeds around which your friend might be able to find from somewhere like Aldi. Just partially inflate enough to fill the suitcase. The added bonus is he could use it at ...


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Correct, the fact that they are empty is not an issue unless someone in the security line find this suspicious. The most common was to accomplish what you fried is trying is to get soft duffel bags which would go in the main suite case. But, since he already has the suitcases, one way to prevent damage is to fill them with something cheap and disposable. ...


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No, it is not. They will take a sample and run it through an opioid test; which looks like this (image from Sirchie): Next, they will probably wonder why on Earth would someone carry laundry powder in their luggage. The people you need to worry about are customs enforcement, and not border protection (although sometimes, these are the same agencies).


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Gels are liquids according to TSA. But rules may be different in India.


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From AA's site: Changing flight awards Contact American Airlines Reservations for assistance with changing a flight award ticket. Changes to the origin or destination or airline For MileSAAver awards, origin or destination changes to the itinerary will incur a change fee of $150, even when retaining the same award type For awards involving ...


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Yes, you can. And I did. I just tried it from my recent trip from Narita to Shanghai Pudong via Incheon transit. I first asked Asiana Airline via email if it is possible, and they answered I must call by phone to cancel the flight. Then I called, and the operator said I should cancel the flight at the check-in counter. They seemed to not cancel my flight ...


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You're from a visa-free country I'm assuming from your question you're a US citizen, if so you don't need to worry. You'll enter South Korea as a tourist and be granted 90 days which are ample time to leave. The immigration officer might ask you some questions, given your recent stay, to make sure you don't intend to remain there. Generally showing proof of ...


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So I am no expert in this but the method described in all the fancy travel blogs I follow, in the case the strategy described by @Calchas above (+1) fails, is to try to enter the lounge with your status card. If the lounge agent insists that the status program must also be the one that you earn miles for, have them change it on the spot, get in, and change ...


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There really isn't a general rule to availability of such transfers but airlines seem to reserve the right to provide it if they deem it fit to do so. For example: United's Rule 17: Rule 17 Ground Transfer Service UA may provide or procure ground transfer service between airports and city centers, between airports and any point in a Passenger’...


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Can I tell if the airline sold “my” seat after I cancelled the return leg after partially traveling? No, and I won't go into details since that is not your "real" question. You are looking for facts to go to court. The question who sat on your seat does not factor into this on any level at all. Regarding this angle: forget about it. You have nothing ...


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Imagine you're flying from London to Miami. Searching for flights gives you a long 10-hour layover: Or a faster 2-hour layover: Assuming the price is the same, most people would go for the 2-hour option. Therefore airlines are trying to undercut their competition by offering connections which are as short as technically possible. You might ask why don'...


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On http://www.fly4free.com/ you can sign-up for an E-mail newsletter of heavily discounted flights. Currently its only possible to specify countries you are flying from, and it will send you all deals to any destination from that country. But its only informing about unusually cheap deals.


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You don't need to stay up all night, just go to bed early the previous day (and your whole family too). If you allow yourself for 10 or even 12 hours of sleep, you will certainly wake-up easily, probably even before the alarm clock. Also wake-up at 03:30 in the morning the previous day (with an alarm clock) to adjust your body, and then go to bed at 17:30. ...


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It is all about (unsurprisingly) economics. An airplane (which is very expensive) only makes money when it is flying, so airlines have an incentive to get them in the air as quickly as possible. Technology has allowed for quicker planing/deplaning of passengers. Further, many things that required a lot of paperwork (thus slow and inefficient) are now ...


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Airlines, in conjunction with airports, set a minimum connection time (MCT) for combinations of flights at a certain airport depending on a number of factors, such as whether one is international and the other domestic. The airline will offer you any flight that meets MCT and typically shows flights with either the lowest total duration or lowest cost first. ...


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It all boils down to better technology and facilities. Now, we have online check-ins, online services, airlines provide apps that helps passengers in knowing things before even reaching airports. Internet is becoming more available almost in every mobile. All of that made the passengers smarter when it comes to air travel. Airports also becoming smarter, ...


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Edit1: Only people inside the airline business may give definitive answer, but as per my experience/calculated-guess: Two legs of an itinerary are two different flights, with first's destination and second's start being same, among some other factors like same airline or alliance. Now this second leg may have its own constraints, like landing time slots, ...


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I do not know about a search engine for any specific type of planes, but Airbus just made public a website specifically for the A380. This is like any flight search engine, just only offering flights on board the A380. It does not necessarily give you the cheapest (the fare from Vienna to Jakarta starts at 900 euros in less than a month so it's not bad), ...


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Normally, you would plan your itinerary thus: Book a return ticket for you, the origin is your current location. Book a return ticket for your family, the origin is Germany and the destination is your current location. Next, make sure your return flight (from Germany) is the same as their departing flight. However, as you have already booked your one-...


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Disclaimer: this is from my personal experience as someone that used to work for fare calculations at a decently big airline (star alliance member) The refund amount for a partially used ticket is calculated by your ticket price - oneway price of the segment you used - any refund penalties. You mentioned multiple times in comments you have done the math ...


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Out of curiosity I went onto British Airways to see the difference in round trip vs one way trips. Round trip prices was around $1000 total. ($500 outbound and $500 inbound). Looking at one way trips the only option they gave was a "World Traveller" operated by BA which had a ticket price of $3,000. This date was just chosen at random (but was the ...


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Ticket pricing is extraordinarily complex. First of all, all airlines sell tickets via various travel service companies, and possibly via the online aggregators (booking.com and whatnot), and direct. All of these channels have different prices because they cost the airline different amounts to actually fill the seat. Which method you used to buy the ticket ...


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The second paragraph is saying that any luggage that is heavier than 8kg or bigger than the maximum dimensions will be checked in, and you will be charged for it. This is regardless of whether there is or isn't space in the flight to accomodate it. In other words, if your bag doesn't respect the rules, it will be checked-in. I think the regulation you ...


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The CBP has a list of airports with APC kiosks. Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) Note that they are not necessarily at all terminals though. Official airport information. U.S. or Canadian citizens, U.S. green card holders, legal permanent residents, ESTA and visa-waiver holders may use one of the 50 self-service kiosks when ...


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I'm a long-time resident of the BC coast. I avoid travel by small plane in the winter for two reasons: Unpredictable weather means that any leg on a small plane is unreliable. Flying in small planes in BC is not worth the risk to my life. I took a look at Ketchikan weather averages, the terrain, and airport facilities. They are fairly similar to parts ...


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It depends on how the tickets were bought: If there was a special offer ('buy two, get one free', or so), then you obviously cannot change one of them. If they are independent (easily visible by the booking code - three different booking codes = independent), the airline wouldn't even now that you have multiple tickets, and it would be no problem to change ...


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Speculation. You booked a TLV-MEX fare on BA on the understanding it was refundable. The standard refundable or partially refundable economy booking classes on BA are Y, B and H, the cheapest of those, being H. A sample TLV H fare on matrix is fully refundable: REFUND WITHOUT PENALTY PERMITTED AT ANY TIME This half-round trip fare is $830, plus YQ ...


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Like the above person said, only be totally inflexible on the times you're willing to fly out and land. Specifying the airport (not choosing "all airports") and specifying the airline couldn't hurt, either.


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How did you calculate the refund due? Did they tell you a specific amount or have you done your own calculations? If you did the math, did you take into consideration that cancelling the return portion of a round trip ticket will cause the original flight to be re-priced as a one way ticket, which is often higher than half a round trip. This would cause ...


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Well, it just doesn't work like that. No, they will not re-sell your ticket because even though you cancelled part of your itinerary, your ticket likely still has value. They are two different things and your ticket is still yours. The value remaining on your ticket is the total of the ticket prices of the cancelled segments. If you purchased a non-...


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It is possible (for an unusually knowledgeable travel agent), but not easy. There are two fields in the PNR for each airline, the FQTV field (frequent traveller number for mileage earning) and the FQTS field (frequent traveller number for status purposes). These can be set to different values. But airline IT systems are not always designed to understand ...



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