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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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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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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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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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UA Baggage Rules do apply but the reasons offered by the "accepted" answer are incorrect. Res302 doesn't apply to your journey. For journeys beginning or ending in the USA, the USDoT regulations take precedence over IATA Res302. USDoT requires that the first marketing carrier's baggage policy is applied. In this case, that's segment 1 of the journey, ...


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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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Hopefully these will help you. Flying is by far the safest way to get around, so you should try to calm yourself and enjoy the experience! Airbus A320: Wifi - yes, above 10,000 ft. Power socket - No. CRJ 700: WiFi - No Power socket - No Q400: WiFi - No Power socket - No 737-900: WiFi - No Power socket - Yes (but its shared) For cell phones, ...


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Assuming that you are not arriving from a pre-clearance place: When arriving in Chicago, you will first need to go through passport checks, then through customs and can only then check in your bag for the next leg. This holds regardless of whether you booked both legs onto the same ticket. After that, the procedure differs: if they are not on the same ...


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There is a priority access lane at the security checkpoints used by UA. DTW & UA are also on the TSA-Pre list. That would be the better bet. Get pre-authorized by TSA and go through even quicker than priority. One thing to think about, however, is that TSA-Pre gets you through security faster and that's it. Premier Access gets you boarded quicker ...


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If you are interested in both United Club membership and holding a United mileage credit card, by all means go for the United Club card. But everyone isn't necessarily like you. Some people aren't interested in holding an additional credit card, or can't qualify for an additional credit card, or can't qualify for this particular card, but are still ...


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Frequent flyer points are awarded based on the marketing carrier's policy. So if you are flying on LH metal, but your booking is with a UA number, then United's rules apply. If you are flying on LH metal, with a LH flight number on your booking, then points depend on Luftansa's agreements with United. These days, whatever the airline award's its own ...


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I am going to assume that the itineraries are exactly the same except for the price. There are many, many ways to cover a given flight itinerary with a valid set of fare components. The computational difficulty in the problem is finding the lowest allowable combination by price. My guess is that basically the pricing engine in the first instance was not ...


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Not a complete answer, but too long for a comment. This is somewhat common in Europe, for example this blog post describes the Lufthansa AirRail service from CGN to DUB via FRA, where CGN-FRA leg is on a train, that has a flight number. There is check-in desk at the train station, where you can check in your baggage and will get the boarding passes (rail ...


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This is pretty common to happen when the distance is too short for a plane or other considerations. For example: From Newark to Allentown the service is a bus provided by Trans Bridge Lines. This is not limited to Newark as @AntiVeeranna pointed out. It is very common in Europe and is getting more and more common in the US as I have recently found that ...


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Yes, that will work fine in practice. This kind of thing is quite common, eg. many Qantas frequent flyers register addresses overseas to avoid paying membership fees. (To be clear, you do need to be able to receive mail at this address, via a relative/friend/etc.) Whether this violates the program's terms and conditions is up to the airline and their ...


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Firstly note that United Club membership also allows up to 2 guests - same as the United Club Card. The higher 'plus Spouse' rate means that you both get a card, and thus can both enter when travelling separately. The price you've stated is also only correct for someone without any status in United's Mileage Plus program - the higher your status, the lower ...


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Since you are Mileage plus, the safest bet would be to book on United using UA flight numbers (regardless of who owns the metal). Since United has switched to miles+dollars for status miles, it's become more complicated and prone to errors to get Star Alliance miles credited. I had a Lufthansa flight that came through with $0 and I had to call twice to get ...


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Total Volume of Liquids/Gels Per Person As Nate correctly points out in this answer, the volume of each individual container must be ≤ 100ml (3.4 fl.oz.). This raises the question of what is the total volume of liquids/gels you can carry on board? Because the volume of the bag is approximately 1000ml (≃ 34 fl.oz. ≃ 1 quart), one could easily ...


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No, there is no weight limit. The only limits are dimensions: Carry-on bag: The maximum dimensions for a carry-on bag are 9 inches x 14 inches x 22 inches (22 cm x 35 cm x 56 cm), including handles and wheels. Personal item: The maximum dimensions for your personal item, such as a shoulder bag, backpack, laptop bag or other small item, are 9 ...


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It is impossible for anyone to accurately answer the question without seeing your mother. The rules are based on how well she fits in the seat in question and whether the seat belt fits her. United rules are spelled out on: http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/travel/specialneeds/customersize/default.aspx But the two biggest factors, can she fit into ...


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I wouldn't worry about it. While carry-on item sizes can be enforced pretty strictly, nobody pays attention to personal items unless you're clearly going above the limits. But if you want to play it 100% safe, just leave enough space in your carry-on to stuff the laptop if you need to. For what it's worth, I usually travel with a carry-on rollaboard bag ...


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United's policy on "Customers requiring extra seating" can be found at http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/travel/specialneeds/customersize/default.aspx. (It took me a while to figure out what euphemism to search for.) A customer flying in the economy cabin who is not able to safely and comfortably fit in a single seat is required to purchase an ...


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You don't get miles for buying a ticket, you only get miles for using the ticket to go somewhere. I am not sure if United has an affinity credit cards that reward you with qualifying miles, but if you don't have one in your hands right now, that option wouldn't be much use for this year. Likely your only choice is making a mileage run in the next couple of ...


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Yes, something has changed. As explained in this article, the change was announced in June 2014, and went live in March 2015 United have put up a fairly good special website about the update at mileageplusupdates.com, which I'd suggest you review. The number of miles you get, when flying on United or United Express now depends on two things: How much you ...


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I find this astonishing, but it seems the answer is no. According to the computer reservation system, United Airlines has signed interline baggage agreements with the following airlines: MAY CHECK BAGGAGE TO AA AB AC AF AH AI AM AR AS AV AX AY AZ A3 BA BB BE BI BR BT BW CI CM CO CS CX CZ DL EI EK EN EQ ET EV ...


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You should tell the staff that you have another flight when you check in at the first airport. They may help you to transfer


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Single reservation? Then the airline will interline it. Two tickets? You do it (you can try to beg for checking it through, after all Lufthansa owns partially and codeshares with LuxAir so an interline agreement is likely).


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Try something with the following format: mm/dd/yyyy Such as 10/30/1981 for 30th of October 1981. If it still does not work, try again with different browsers, in this order: Firefox Google chrome Internet explorer (minimum version 10)


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If your address of record is in the US then you need to meet the qualifying rules for US based members (which requires qualifying miles and purchases). It doesn't matter what your citizenship is, only where you reside. You will not lose the elite status that you earned from traveling in 2014, but your 2015 qualification requirements will be based on your ...



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