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Pretty darn safe. Most terrorism or problems in those countries is on the ground. Yes some people might have SAMs (surface to air missiles) but the odds of them even seeing you at 800km/hr+ and 33000ft+ and hitting getting you is not worth considering. They wouldn't waste their weaponry trying. When a place is considered too dangerous to fly, there are ...


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In your particular example, there are a number of international organizations in that area, like the Arab League, the CCASG and the OPEC, which have the UAE as a member. Even if Iran would suddenly start to become as aggresive as North Korea and threaten to shoot down aircraft entering their region, the political and economical repercussions of actually ...


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I have flown into Kabul on a passenger jet, in 2008. The protocol is very simple - the pilot isn't concerned for several reasons: If you are landing, as I was, you are going to be landing at night, because that's when they schedule them. Until they descend below 20,000 feet, you are out of the range of a SAM. Typically, they need to be within 4 miles of ...


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If a trip is purchased as a single ticket (as is the case here) then it is the baggage rules of the most significant carrier that apply. In your case, since Finnair only handles a European flight and Qatar Airways handles an inter-continental flight, it would be Qatar Airways' baggage rules that apply to the entire trip. If the flights were purchased ...


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This is the information from the Qatar Airways site: You haven't mentioned where you are flying from so if you are flying from Brazil, Argentina, Canada or the U.S. then you are restricted to: 2 pieces, each not to exceed 23kg... I don't think the above applies to you. This is more relevant to you're situation (since you are flying to Europe): ...


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Yes, as listed on wikitravel, Belgium is one of the countries that gets a visa on arrival. The costs are around 22€. Qatar issues a visa on arrival at Doha's airport to passengers who are citizens of Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, ...


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I don't think there's any problem with this at all. Iran and Pakistan are not currently at war with anyone, the security situation is quite safe in both, and commercial airlines service those countries daily. Afghanistan has been in an effective state of civil war since the departure of US forces, with a weak central government. However, it's unlikely any ...


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Oh dear. If you have checked bags, you're going to need a minor miracle to pull this off. Is there any way you can do this trip with hand luggage only? But assuming no... since your flights are on separate tickets, it is unlikely that Qatar Airways will be willing to check your bags through to Doha. (You can and should ask at the counter when checking ...


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So apparently Qatar Airways has multiple baggage rules. Some routes (to/from US, Canada, Brazil, Argentina) have rules based both on number of pieces and weight, as most other airlines (as far as I know). In your case (travel between Europe and Asia via Doha), the baggage allowance is only based on the weight you carry. You are allowed 23 kg as checked-in ...


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You're probably OK, but I'd still skip the narcotics and anything you don't have a prescription for. All the Gulf states, including Qatar, enforce very strict drug controls. Qatar has a list of all drugs you're allowed to bring into the country, and if it's not on there, you can't bring it in even with a prescription. However... You're not actually ...


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Yes on Qatar Airways you can pre-purchase luggage and in fact if you do it online Qatar offer you a discount from doing it over the phone or at the airport. For their list of rates check out this page on the Qatar website - http://www.qatarairways.com/global/en/excess-baggage-rates.page If going from Europe to the Far East then it is $13 per kg if paid ...


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As far as overflying unstable primitive tribal lands like Afghanistan and Pakistan goes, the only worry I'd have is a major mechanical malfunction (not a shoot-down) forcing an airliner to land somewhere in those lands, and being taken hostage. Considering the lack of suitable runways and ATC, it's unlikely that you'd end up surviving the landing anyway. ...


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Qatar Airways Checked baggage allowance First Class 50kg (110lb) and a maximum dimension of 406cm (160in) Business Class 40kg (88lb) and a maximum dimension of 406cm (160in) Economy Class 30kg (66lb) and a maximum dimension of 406cm (160in) Maximum dimension = length + height + width Baggage allowances may vary according to route and cabin class. Please ...



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