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A flight changed to the next day is essentially the same as a long delay/cancellation as far as EU air passenger rights are concerned. But if you have been informed more than two weeks before departure, you only have a choice between going through with the alternative flights they are offering and cancelling your booking (in which case you would get your ...


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The issue is that in order to give you a specific seat, they need it to be free. If the better seats are already given away, normally the people who have received a seat have this printed on their (e-) tickets. Moving someone away from their seat because you want it is very tricky. So the best strategy would be to get a better seat in the first place ...


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Almost always, I find the best approach is "gradual improvement". Almost all the seating changes you need to make can be made most effectively through the airline's own website: Firstly, always check if you can pick your seat as soon as your ticket is booked. Most full-price airlines, typically if you have some frequent-flyer status or a higher-priced ...


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They are required to check power banks and lithium batteries for the labels and to not allow ones that fall outside of the guidelines. This is a safety issue. I fully support taking dodgy unmarked batteries or power banks off of travelers (and out of checked luggage) and disposing of them as hazardous waste. Every flight I have taken recently in China they ...


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While it has been suggested that they were trying to shake you down that's not the case. This is simply some pretty stupid handling of lithium battery rules. You're not allowed to carry on lithium batteries that exceed 100 watt-hours. Where the stupidity comes in is that they are seizing anything that lacks a label as to what it's capacity is (even if ...


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If you ask to cancel your flight before the airline notifies you, then it will be considered a voluntary cancellation on your part and subject to the full penalties described in the fare rules. Once the airline has notified you that the flight is not available and a new flight has been reserved for you, then you have a period of 24 to 48 hours to accept the ...



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