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A friend recently did this, flying from LON (London) to SYD (Sydney). I went shopping with him and found a hard-shell suitcase. They're surprisingly light, and Samsonite has claimed theirs is "strong enough to stand on". We then removed his harddisk drive. This is the most valuable and most fragile part of the computer. It's also feasible to do the ...


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Technically, they are not permitted in-flight. Bluetooth is a form of wireless communication, and all wireless communication is banned during airborne operations by the FCC and the FAA. As mentioned by @AnkurBanerjee in this post, FAA Advisory Circular 91.21-1B covers this regulation.


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They are not standard codes actually, sometimes they are similar but not always. NONREF: Non-refundable. 0VALUAFTDPT: 0 value after scheduled departure. If you want to make any change make it before the departure time or the ticket has no value at all. CHGFEE: There is a change fee in case you want to change times.


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United Does honor IATA Resolution 302. Simple as that. Where you are going wrong is confusing marketing carrier and operating carrier. Your flight from Newark to Tokyo may have a ANA flight number, but it's operated by United, and when it comes to baggage (including IATA 302), it's the operating carrier that is important. Under IATA 302, the airline that ...


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According the official site: If your bags do not arrive at your destination, report this to the United baggage agents in the claim area/office before you leave the airport. It is important to do so as soon as possible so we may obtain information pertinent to locating your luggage. Please note that all lost, damaged or delayed property must be reported ...


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Most US airports have no concept of "transit" and no "airside" where you can make your connection. You land, clear US customs, and then can go wherever you like, whether that's just over to another terminal to catch your plane, or out into the city to explore. So if you have the paperwork to enable the connection, then you almost certainly have the paperwork ...


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I don't believe that the Continental and US Airways programs are directly integrated. It looks like you can earn US Airways miles on some Continental tickets. US Airways and Continental are Star Alliance carriers. So, if you're a member of one of their frequent traveller programs (with sufficient status) then you'll get benefits on other Star Alliance ...


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Yes, they are both members of the Star Alliance. So, for being gold on USAirways, you are automatically "Star Gold," across the entire Star Alliance network. The benefit of first class upgrades (unfortunately) is NOT one that you will be able to get when flying on Continental. That being said, most other benefits are reciprocal. For example, priority ...


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There's really two answers to this question - the answer that normally applies, and the real answer that rarely applies... Whenever you purchase a ticket with United, during the process it will often advise you that "The credit card used for this purchase must be available at check-in". In theory at least, if you are unable to provide the credit card then ...


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It appears that the minimum connecting time according to the airlines is 40 or 45 minutes between Terminal A & C, so you should be just fine. If you're flying United, they run a transfer shuttle between Terminals A & C inside security, so you don't have to go through security again.


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See http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/3-1-1-liquids-rule for rules about liquids when flying within the US. (The rules are set by the government, so it's irrelevant what airline you are flying.) Liquids in containers of volume up to 100 ml each are generally allowed, so they should be fine. You will have to take out these items, as well as any other ...


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I fly Continental pretty frequently, and to my knowledge they don't have anything called "Economy Plus". They do, however, have "Extra legroom" seats (which I believe is essentially the same thing). United's Elite benefits page states as one of the benefits: Enjoy legroom with Economy Plus® seats on United and extra legroom/preferred seating on ...


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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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Both Standard and Saver awards allow you to fly any valid routing operated by United, United Express, United Connection, or Copa— not just in the continental U.S. The link you provided merely suggests routes where saver awards may be available; it is not a comprehensive listing. There are no geographic limitations on any United award flight options ...


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UPDATE: The type of vouchers mentioned in this question no longer exist, and thus this question and all answers for it are no longer relevant to any vouchers that anyone may have! It sounds like what you've got is a "Type B" voucher. You should have 5 or 6 pieces of paper - one covering terms and conditions, (possibly) one with a summary, and then 4 ...


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I personally would take some precautions. First of all, make a backup of your data. Leave on in your home and take another one with you so that you can use it in your destination place. Then when transporting a desktop computer, the most fragile part is almost always the hard disk drive. So I would dismount it if possible and take it into your cabin luggage. ...


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There is no issues with one person paying and another flying. That's how unaccompanied minors fly all the time. If you look at required documents for international travel from United it will tell you what you need to get to your flight. The only problem can arise if your friend dispute the charges before your flight registration, which will effectively ...


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Technically no compensation is due - there are no US or India regulations that require airlines to provide compensation in cases like this. If the flight passed through Europe then there are some regulations that may have been relevant, but presuming it was United Airlines all the way then it would not have been via Europe. United Airlines typically does ...


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Firstly I think you have your terminals a little mixed up. Although United has on occasion used terminal B for international arrivals, it's very rare. Almost always flights like UA51 will arrive in terminal C. Your outbound flight will also probably depart from terminal C, so you won't need to change terminals. There is a chance it will depart from ...


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You will have to pay more. The rates vary based on the flight and your status with the carrier. For example, if you are military or business/first class, you can bring 70 LBS bags. The standard overweight fee for normal bags (your first two) is $100 if the bag is between 50.1 LBS and 70 LBS, and $200 if the bag is between 70.1 LBS and 100 LBS. Bags over 100 ...


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I haven't tried it personally, but you might also try moving points back and forth between airlines using something like Points.com.


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It depends. Under normal circumstances I would say yes. The question though is whether or not you need to collect your luggage which if you are flying United then that won't be a concern but if you travel between the terminals you will have to go through security. And depending on when your flight is it may be pretty packed. So once you arrive at ...


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Yes. This should be fine. The ticket must have your name and you should carry valid identification. Of course if there is a mis-understanding between the both of you and he files a formal complaint saying his card was stolen, then of course you will be welcomed by a different set of uniformed men/women at the airport ;)


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Personally I prefer United to American though American is now trying to get more competitive while trying to merge. Now here for some pros and cons: Infant Friendliness This has been discussed on the forum ad nauseam so I won't repeat this but just refer you to the question asked previously on this forum: Which are the best airlines for travelling with ...


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I did it a month ago, but I had 9 hours between my flights. And I was lucky because I decided to return to the airport earlier than necessary: the CTA derailled and we had to take a bus to return to the O'Hare. You'll spend almost one hour to go downtown, and another hour to return, so you'll have some 3 free hours. I went to the the Chicago Beans (not the ...


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This answer applies: No, you do not need a visa for going from the US to India via Frankfurt airport (or vice versa), as long as you stay in the transit area and have a connection in less than 12 hours. Lufthansa, emphasis mine: Indian nationals can Transit without Visa via FRA or MUC if holding a valid visa for the destination and a ...


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There's 3 options for doing this, although one of them is "Temporarily Suspended" due to the United/Continental merger. For the past few years United has offered a "Miles and Money" option when booking a redemption flight. This allowed you to partially pay for a flight with miles, and partially pay for it with "money". There still had to be award ...


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These days, it is rare that you get a paper ticket for your flight. Instead, you usually get an "e-ticket", which is a fancy way of saying that all the information that used to be on a paper ticket[1] is now sent to you by email. This email is sufficient confirmation that you will be on that plane. At the airport, when you show your passport at the ...


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There are actually three ways your luggage can get from A to B and it's possible that different airlines use different words for it: carry-on. You carry or pull it with you everywhere, including onto the airplane. If it's larger than the limits they publish on the website, you'll be forced to check it and possibly pay the checked bag fee checked. You hand ...


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According to this chart, you can cancel the reservation and have the miles re-credited, but there is a fee of up to $200 to do so (if you have elite status it can be less). If you already know the new flight you want, you can instead change the reservation to the new dates and destination. Then the fee is only $100 or less. As far as I know, you would do ...



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