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From a former cabin crew's point of view, there are two issues here: 1. Waking the passengers up: This is done for two reasons actually: Safety reason: It is a good practice for the airlines to wake passengers up whenever possible, the real reason behind that is checking if the passenger is ok or not. Many cases of very sick passengers (incapacitated) ...


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Yes, the regulations did change both in the US and in Europe. There is an older question about using a Kindle on flights, where I recently added an answer explaining the change of rules of both the FAA and the EASA. For your specific case with Swiss, the change by the EASA is responsible. Their press release states: The EU's Aviation Safety Agency ...


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Star Alliance doesn't have a loyalty program. The individual airlines within the alliance each have their own loyalty programs, and each program has it's own criteria/promotions/etc. You would need to check with the individual program that you're a member of to see if they have any such promotions, but at least the few that I'm aware of do NOT have ...


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They expire after 3 years: Any mileage not redeemed within 36 months of the date of accrual (date of flight, start of hotel stay, time of car rental) will expire at the end of that quarter (e.g. miles expiring in August of any given year would expire at the end of September of that same year), failing other arrangements published in the Miles & More ...


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There are currently three main airline alliances, Star Alliance, SkyTeam and OneWorld. Wikipedia provides a pretty good overview of carriers to alliances to save you having to check each alliance's website in turn. Have a look through that and see which one you've mostly been hitting. Also, be aware that carriers sometimes enter, leave or change alliances. ...


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It is, in my experience, either mandatory or forbidden, never optional. On a flight from JFK to JNB, we stopped in Dakkar. Some people left the plane because that was their destination. Then security came on, did a quick search of the empty seats, new people got on, insecticide was sprayed, and we left. On a flight LAX-SYD-Melbourne, everybody had to get ...


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Yes, I checked with the consulate security, They said we can carry them, but we cannot use them during the interview. However, you can use them when you are waiting in the lobby.


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I agree with what Kate Gregory has already written and I want to add a bit of my personal experience. flight Milan - Mombasa (charter company, I think): we stopped in Assuan for fuel and nobody was allowed to get off the plane (nobody boarded it, either); KLM flight Amsterdam - Lima : we stopped over in Aruba, were told to get off while the tanks were ...


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You should be able to find the conditions on the airline website. Most of the conditions might be different from an airline to an other but you also have rights which are not airline-dependant. The one you might be interested in is EU261. Terms and conditions for RyanAir, for instance : 9.2.2 If your flight is cancelled or delayed for at least two ...


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What the cabin crew does depends on the airline. Some have a defined policy that they like passengers to put their seats into upright position, some don't really care. It may also vary on whether the flight crew enforce an airline's policy or not. Among travellers there's a bit of debate too on what's best. While some consider it rude to adjust seats or ...


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Are you a Russian citizen, or have a Russian Visa? If not, do not even attempt to do this. When checking in for your initial flight the airport will most likely check that you are have the relevant paperwork to enter the countries on your trip. In this case, that will include checking that you have a visa to enter Russia, and/or an onward ticket from ...


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Aeroflot has only one frequent flyer program - you spend money on Mastercard, and you gather the miles. At the some moment you decide to get your ticket, you are happy, and the cycle repeats. As Gagravarr said, Aeroflot is a SkyTeam member, and officially not permits the exchange of the bonus miles from other companies not from SkyTeam.


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Airlines tickets usually report the amount of allowed checked baggages. Hand luggages are usually taken for granted. However, in this particular case, the Swissair website says: When you travel with SWISS, we will transport a certain amount of your baggage free of charge for you. The quantity and weight of this free baggage is clearly defined, and vary ...


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I have mailed the Swiss embassy, updating the answer from their response (for posterity) No need to pay the VFS fee, if applying at "Regional Consular Center". So we pay only £49. Nothing more. No online payment option for "Regional Consular Center". VFS have an option to pay online. "Regional Consular Center" accepts only cash. VFS has option to accept ...


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It means that you are allowed to check in one piece of luggage free of charge (as long as it isn't over the maximum allowed weight and size). Carry-on luggage is separate. For most airlines you are allowed two pieces of carry on. One that will fit in the overhead compartment and another that will fit under the seat in front of you.


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I think this situation very depends on not only Airline, but the crew themselves. You said that ead was served at the start and finish of the flight, so, if you have problems with man before you, you can say that this position of the seat is unsafe during such phase of the flight. But I think this is all about negotiation between you, your neighbors and the ...


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As @littleadv points out, your question might have been answered elsewhere. However, your deduction is sound. If you don't check in luggage, there are no real repercussions. You could be kind and cancel the second leg after you've arrived in ZUR, to avoid other travelers having to wait for someone who won't show up. :)



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