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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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It sounds like your travel agent is using hidden city ticketing. It is true that you will claim your checked luggage at Newark to go through customs, and there won't be anything to stop you from just leaving the airport after that. However, the airline's contract of carriage says you are not supposed to do this. See Is leaving airport at a stop before ...


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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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You will need to collect your baggage when you arrive in Newark for customs purposes anyway, so you may end your journey there.


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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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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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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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United (and many other airlines) do this frequently for a number of reasons, including situations like yours. The simple answer is that yes, you have a "confirmed" reservation on both flights - but you only have a ticket on one. To understand exactly what they are doing you need to know the difference between a "reservation" and a "ticket". A reservation ...


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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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United has two terminals at Newark, A & C. Your flights are both likely but not guaranteed to land at/depart from C. Even if you do have to transfer, there's a shuttle that does not require you to go through security again. The good news is that if United sold you that connection as a single ticket, it's a legal layover. So even if you do miss the ...


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So I ended up going to the source, tweeting United Airlines directly. They've just replied, saying that YES, they are transferable, and provided a link with more information: The link is basically instructions on use of one of these certificates, and from those instructions it's merely a code, so not bound to any particular passenger.


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There are very few airlines that suggest arriving only one hour ahead, most are in the 90 minute realm and many cut off check in at 30 minutes prior to departure. If you are late at the gate for an originating flight, then from the airline's point of view you are late, period. The fact that security was slow or check in lines were long means nothing, you ...


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I just had a 30 minute call with a friend who is a professional ticketing agent. There is nothing officially called a "backup flight", but he got the idea and explained it to me. What happens is, when the gate agent thinks that you will not be able to catch the flight, either by telling him in person or if the system detects that and shows some ...


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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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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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For most Frequent Flyer programs, and especially for United Mileage Plus, the best use of miles is to use them for flights. United's mileage flight cost is based on regions (with one exception which is distance based for flights less than 700 miles), so there are definitely some flights that are better value than others. Firstly, there's 2 tiers of flights ...



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