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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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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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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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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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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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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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The physical movement between the two terminals doesn't require much time, maybe 10 minutes. The most time-consuming part of what you're doing is clearing U.S. Customs and Immigration. The time required for that step varies widely, but can take several hours. If you're a U.S. Citizen or resident, plan on having 2-3 hours, just to be on the safe side. Add an ...


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While it varies from airline to airline, certainly booking through the airline, or a reputable travel agent helps. As a travel coach, if the prices are the same I always send my clients through the airline, because if something goes wrong with the reservation, or in the booking process the airline is much more likely to help rather than route you through ...


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It is of course possible for two travelers to take the same itinerary, one paying with miles and the other with money, but not on the same reservation. Every person listed on a PNR must use the same fare basis, so you must obtain award tickets and paid tickets in separate reservations/transactions. This is a software limitation that exists, to my knowledge, ...


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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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You must book the ticket through United. However any flight partner that can be booked through United is valid. Your specific situation applies to me. I had enough miles on United to book an international flight. I found a flight on United.com that went through Air Canada. They took my miles without a problem and I was able to fly on Air Canada with United ...


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You can use it to buy a ticket from United. Under certain situations, known as a code share, United will sell you a ticket on an Air Canada plane. They generally won't sell you a ticket from one Canadian city to another unless it's part of a longer itinerary, and Air Canada won't operate a plane from one US city to another, but if you want to go between say ...


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There are two different sets of privileges here, those supplied by the airline program and those by the credit card. The overwhelming majority of truly frequent flyers (50,000+ miles per year) are traveling for business purposes, where someone else is paying for and oftentimes also booking the flights. So long as your Mileage Plus number is on the passenger ...


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This is more a "related information" post than an answer per se, but it seems potentially useful enough for those interested in digging to be worth posting as an answer: There is a wealth of information here - Travelocity - FARE RULES - not explanatory per se, but notes on fare rules written for use (it seems) by somebody familiar with the "jargon" ...


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Yes. Short-range Bluetooth devices including typical headphones, keyboards and mice have been allowed on flights for some time. (Probably since airlines began to provide and sell Wi-Fi internet access.) There have been recent developments that expanded the use of personal electronic devices, Wi-Fi, and short-range Bluetooth during all phases of flight. The ...


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According to eHow.com (but there is no reference to airline/regulation organisation), you CAN use Bluetooth devices on a plane. It just has to be AFTER they say you can use electronic devices (i.e. not when taking off and landing).


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The new baggage policy implemented by the airlines are a nightmare. In this case where you depart from IND TO EWR on UA, and then from EWR to TYO, the US DOT made a ruling that when a carrier starts a journey that carriers bagggae allowance applies to/from the USA for his complete journey. Therefore, UA applied the correct procedures, and the regulators is ...


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You can totally do that, you just need to book them on the same departure date and flight number. The one thing that sucks about doing that is usually reward tickets don't allow you to choose a seat in advance, so if they're on separate itineraries, you probably won't be sitting together. Solution, call United after you book, and ask super nicely. ...



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