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Being an IOSA certified airline indeed means you have reached a certain level of safety (good level), but not being certified does NOT necessarily mean you have not reached that level. For a small airlines like WOW, being IOSA certified is nothing but a waste of money. Why? because passing IOSA costs a lot of money (around $60,000 for the audit ...


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Airline safety is generally primarily enforced by the Government of the country/region where the airline is based. As WOW Air is based in Iceland, they would fall under the regulations of the Icelandic Civil Aviation Administration. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) provides guidelines on what countries should enforce as a part of a ...


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Personally, I've never seen airlines reject (or charge more) for a bag being slightly too tall. They only check the weight and move on. Now, if your checked baggage is obviously much too long (eg. skis) then your item will have to go to the special handling area. I've travelled in North America, Mexico, Europe, the UK, and South-East Asia if that helps at ...


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The airlines track the number of on time departures (and arrivals). It is a key metric both within management and to some of the public picking an airline. One way to increase the chances of an on time departure is to get everyone to the gate earlier than really needed. Arriving on time is closely related to departing on time because at busy airports ...


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While sometimes the airlines are simply trying to get you to board early to speed up there turnround time, and don't close boarding until much later, there are some important occasions when this early boarding time is significant and important. The most usual reason is when the flight will be boarding by stairs in the field and not by a normal gate. In this ...


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There are a number of times and cutoffs and activities that happen before a plane leaves. How long these activities take depends on how many people are involved, in other words on the size of the plane. These include: paging passengers who have yet to demonstrate they'll be admitted to the target country, and looking at their passports. The more people ...


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Singapore Airlines actually close boarding just ten minutes before departure, so there is indeed absolutely no need to get to the gate an hour before departure. Back in the days when I flew out of Changi pretty much weekly, it was standard procedure for me to arrive at the airport 30 min before departure. (Already checked in, access to citizen/PR lanes in ...


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I just checked my previous tickets from Singapore Airlines and it seems to be normal that the boarding time starts 1 hour before the flight for flights departing from Changi Airport. One reason for that is probably that the baggage checks at that airport are at the gate only and thus they might want to allow for enough time in case somebody's baggage needs ...


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Airlines ask people to come earlier on some flights for several reasons, for example: The long-distance last flights of the day sometimes try to leave as early as possible. If people arrive earlier, this helps a lot. I made this experience frequently, along with the appropriate announcements. Some airlines try to get people to the gate much earlier because ...



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