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Short answer: Yes, it appears you can, I wouldn't. Longer answer. I certainly can't find anything that would prevent you from doing so, there's similar threads over on FlyerTalk and Yahoo! Answers where people come to the same conclusion. Additionally there's at least one case of it actually happening. However, as noted it those threads and the comments, ...


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Yes, if aircraft safety or your personal safety requires it, you will be asked to sit down and close your safety belt. That is true for all aircraft and any time of the year. Maybe they will allow you a bit more leeway because they understand that prayer is important for you, but if you do not belt in when it is dangerous, they endanger all passengers, ...


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Generally speaking, "yes". A BA aircraft is registered in the UK and therefore is covered by the UK laws. Under the UK law it's an offence not to obey the order of the flight crew while on the aircraft. Specifically, this is covered by the Air navigation order 2009, section 142(c): A person must not while in an aircraft ... (c) intentionally interfere ...


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BA's website is crystal clear: All firearms (including replica and decommissioned) and ammunition are restricted under UK law and may be carried only with advanced notification and with the appropriate licences and documentation. ... Each case containing firearms or ammunition is subject to a £50 charge at check-in each way to cover the cost of our ...


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The reason why airlines implement a policy of asking overweight people to get two seats is an air safety issue of whether they can be strapped in properly. The guideline used for this is whether a passenger can fit between the armrests. If a passenger requires two seats, then the policy differs from airline-to-airline if/what the passenger should be charged ...


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Offically the answer seems to be yes. There's no mention of bullet proof vests (or any item of clothing) on the BA information page or restricted items document. Equally there's no mention in the Heathrow restricted items page. However, I can see a great many practical problems that may be thrown in your way. Aside from the discomfort and inconvenience of ...


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Firstly, good on you for being concerned about her and asking about it on a public forum where others who may not be able to can hopefully benefit from this as well. I hope you come back with your findings from the airlines/trips they take! Basically, it comes down to the airline. You can see what their policy is by looking up their Conditions of Carriage....


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I am 6'3" and pushing 400 pounds and I have never had a problem on BA flights. Yes I need a seatbelt extension but only so I will be comfortable. I admittedly do fit between the armrests. I do feel bad for people next to me because my shoulders are quite broad but I try to get an aisle seat so I can at least lean out. Since your mother is travelling with ...


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Can't see how security will have a problem with a purely defensive device, but there are other considerations. Specifically: It is of zero value to you during the flight. Anyone attempting to hijack an aircraft today will be promptly beaten to death by the other passengers. In the exceptionally unlikely event that someone does get a gun onboard, and they ...


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I would say this is mostly for safety reasons. The EASA states the following: PED stowage should be considered during critical phases of flight and taxiing to prevent possible injuries from projectiles and to allow for egress from the aircraft. Operators should ensure compliance with AMC1 CAT.OP.MPA.160. Operators should clearly identify the ...


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Ignoring the fact that it's a bazooka, are you sure it isn't too big for cabin baggage anyway ? Even dismantled, it looks quite long. BA's maximum size for cabin baggage is: 56cm x 45cm x 25cm (see: http://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/information/baggage-essentials/hand-baggage-allowances ) Is it less than 56cm long dismantled and boxed up ? If not, you ...


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On long haul flights there are often seats reserved for crew rest. One crew works 5 hours or so then changes clothes and goes to those seats to eat, read, gossip and possibly sleep. The other crew, who was in those seats, changes and takes over duties. They use the very back row because it's close to where working crew hang out during the flight anyway. I'...


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You can import lock knives into the UK. Quoting from the HM Revenue & Customs Border Force governmental page on importing offensive weapons: Offensive weapons that can be imported Not all offensive weapons are controlled when imported. The following are classed as non-prohibited offensive weapons: antique weapons - generally over 100 - ...


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The British Airways page on liquids, banned and restricted items has a link to a PDF document detailing the items which cannot be carried as cabin luggage. This document mentions toy guns as being forbidden in carry-on luggage (emhpasis mine): PASSENGERS AND CABIN BAGGAGE Without prejudice to applicable safety rules, passengers are not permitted ...


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I've done a lot of flying back and forth to Seattle from the UK for the last few years. My corporate policy is also economy. I've flown on Delta, BA and AA for all or parts of LON-SEA and back. Since you're going to be doing this a fair amount, my recommendation is to get status in one alliance and stick to it. The good thing about DL is that with status ...


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The Expanded use of the Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) was initiated by FAA a few weeks ago. The decision was made by a group of experts from FAA, airlines, manufacturers, pilots and cabin crew. This expanded use allow passengers to use their devices at all times (from gate to gate) with little restrictions. Including: Devices must be secured in the ...


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TSA isn't going to let you anywhere near the gate with that. They don't care about deactivated. Looks real/it's real as far as they are concerned. Since someone complained about a lack of sources: https://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/firearms-and-ammunition Realistic replicas of firearms: No. Edit: They've changed the page. Now it says: Replica ...


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Within the EU, you can bring the water gun, but not the nerf gun in your cabin luggage. The relevant EU regulation ban 'devices that discharge projectiles', which should cover the nerf gun. The water gun is ok as long as it is obviously a toy gun and is not 'appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury by discharging a projectile'. Categories ...


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Yes. If you stand up while the seat belt sign is on you will receive a sharp rebuke! If you remain in the aisle in the way of people moving about, you may also be asked to move out of the way or to sit down. However, many people do stand up during the flight and as long as you don't get in the way, it should not be a problem. You may be able to find a quiet ...


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This Has Been Done Before Setting aside my personal opinion on the reason motivating you to carry a Geiger counter on a plane, you'll be happy to know that this has been done before. Indeed people have carried Geiger counters in hand luggage, according to a quick google search. Some had problems going through security, arguably because the product was home-...


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The employee at baggage services should have filed a Property Irregularity Report on Worldtrace immediately and given you a print out with a reference number on it. I have no idea why they would suggest you go and talk to the check in people. The check in person probably doesn't even know how to do it, it's a completely separate system. Unfortunately, ...


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There's only one security queue at LCY, so flying business or having status doesn't make any difference. There are up to 5 scanning stations, and they do tend to open all of them at busy times. Most people travelling through City Airport are regular travellers, so know how to prepare for security, and consequently things tend to move pretty quickly. I would ...


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I took the novel step of calling Air New Zealand, and they said the flight was booked directly through them even though he used webjet.co.nz (which was why I was reluctant to call them in the first place) the flight is connecting and he will be issued tickets and have his bag checked through from his point of departure.


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No, in the specific case of AAdvantage Terms and Conditions as jpatokal has already noted, but also, no in general. Accrual of points in multiple programs is expressly prohibited by most programs in the T&C, not just airlines but for frequent dining programs (you can have multiple credit cards for one program, but a max of one program per credit card) ...


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The next BA aircraft to come into service will be the A350, estimated in service in 2018. This aircraft will supposedly feature a new club world (business class) offering of which there is much speculation going on over on flyertalk. For the A380 and B787, the first passenger 'training' flights were flown on short haul routes. I would imagine the same will ...


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British Airways uses a standard 3.5mm port in all classes; you should be fine to bring your own headphones. [edit] However, I always include in my travel electronics kit an airline headphone adapter, which allows you to use your headphones' single 3.5mm stereo jack with the double 3.5mm mono ports found on some equipment, including older BA aircraft. In ...


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Club Europe/World (Discounted). (A Business Class 'flavour'):


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Yes, but it's a bit fiddly. If, when you are booking, you are either logged in with a BAEC Silver or Gold membership active (BAEC silver and gold get seat selection for free at the time of booking), or you are doing a (not logged in) search for a fully flexible ticket (full fare tickets get free seat selection at the time of booking), then almost at the ...


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Any gate at Sea-Tac is reachable from any other gate without passing through TSA security again. You can walk between concourses A, B, C, and D, but if you are traveling to or from the N or S gates, (you should be as they serve international flights) which are in separate buildings, then you can't walk; you must take the train. You will see signs directing ...



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