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As part of a flight crew (I flew for middle east regional for the last 4 years with a B747), I am trained to help my passenger as best as I can. But I'm also trained to stay away from any possible hazard and to not taking extra responsibility whenever I can. Your medication is tied to your survival. That is not something I would gladly accept to be ...


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It appears this is not possible for the Big Three US airlines. In fact, your assertion that "I know airplanes have" refrigerators on board seems to be not true in general. United Airlines: "Our aircraft do not have refrigerators on board, so please plan accordingly." Delta (under Special Concerns: Medicine): "Airplanes do not have refrigerators on board, ...


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Airlines will charge what they think customers will pay, and that price fluctuates over time and for various commercial factors, including demand, cost of supply and other factors. I often travel to the 3rd nearest airport (2 hours drive away) to save sometimes upwards of £1000 when taking the family on holiday. Always looking at nearby airports - both ...


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The pilot needs to keep the aircraft balanced. This is really important. If you put all the heavy people at the front, it will push the nose down and the pilot will have to trim the controls against that, generating drag. If there is a sudden engine failure during take off, that extra drag could be extremely dangerous. The aircraft will also need more fuel ...


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Changing flights is a complex process that involves a lot of rules (differences in applicable fare classes, collecting additional fees or possibly issuing partial refunds, etc). Like any complex business process, it would cost a lot of money to develop an easy-to-use/intuitive web-based interface for it that any user (not a professionally trained ticketing ...


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Few options for you in situation : 1/ Call the airline directly. They might be able to make a phone booking that will allow bypassing this online booking issue. 2/ Use a 3rd party website to perform the booking that also won't have this kind of problem. I would really discourage you to input wrong details for the sole purpose of going through the booking ...


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Well, I got an answer back from Singapore Airlines. They responded from twitter: Hi Jason, it is advised that you use the ones on board due to safety concerns, thank you very much.


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In my experience, I once brought a bottle of liquid on board that was around 300ml (i.e. more than the allowed size) that contained a medical solution that was needed for my survival. I gave a detailed explanation of what it was during the boarding hand luggage scan, and was allowed to bring it on. I believe in the same manner you could bring your cooler ...


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For me as a flight attendant, my biggest concerns is not about the cigarette. But the smoke. Fire is on the top of the hazard list. And we identify it by the smoke (and the scent). We are trained to spot smoke, identify the source and to drop everything to handle it immediately. So its not about the nicotine I just have to say it again one more time, any ...


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There are many reasons for this: Airport charges vary greatly between hub and satellite airports. Competition is often a driver of prices, especially at a core hub airport like Heathrow. Routes may be restricted - they are especially so at large airports. If you are so lucky - you should always pick a satellite airport to start and end your journey. The ...


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30kg is the upper limit allowed by your ticket. Even if you have less, you pay the same price.


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Do you actually have to keep insulin cold? I know diabetics who store insulin in a refrigerator at home and on vacation, but simply carry it in their carryon while traveling -- no ice or insulation. This seems to be normal -- the website diabetes.co.uk says: While it’s best to be prepared, insulin can handle short trips when not refrigerated. It’s ...


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The simplest solution is to be self-reliant. Use artificial "ice-packs", insulation, and your carry-on luggage. Do not allow protein-based drugs to go through scanning machines. When purchased from a mail-order pharmacy, most such refrigerated medicines are shipped with "ice-packs" in a foam-insulated box. These boxes are usually too large to fit inside ...


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It's unlikely there is anything you can do about this, other than booking a different flight. Changes to bookings happen all the time. Many are more serious than this, such as changes of departure day or even destination. In almost all cases the limit of the airline's liability is to offer you a full refund. I would have expected them to inform you, and you ...



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