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comment Send 1 overweight suitcase instead of 2 underweight?
It very much depends on the airline -- I know several that count weight per booking and others that insist on weight per person. As such I'm not sure you'll get a definitive answer to this, but if you have a specific airline (or a few options) in mind then edit the question to state that.
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comment Could not board flight LHR to BKK without departing ticket
I wouldn't recommend this but since proof of onward travel can just be a printed e-mail, and since they probably will not check you're actually booked on the flight (and may not have any way to if it's a non-partner airline) you could just edit the date on an old e-mail and print that out ...
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comment Aircraft headphone volume
@dhekir I have a feeling I've read something like that somewhere, and some planes still have the old two/three prong socket so you can only get mono if you have a single jack and no adapter.
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Aug
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comment Where can I get alerts for earthquakes in California?
Also, the news are telling you that a bigger earthquake might happen because nobody knows, but it might -- and that's news. Whereas 'possibility of earthquake largely unchanged (and unknown)' isn't. ;)
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answered Where can I get alerts for earthquakes in California?
Aug
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comment How do travel agents make profit?
Although your question is distinct the answers here: travel.stackexchange.com/questions/31409/… and here: travel.stackexchange.com/questions/7943/… touch on the subject. In general it's about receiving discounts, buying in bulk in advance, and various other tricks. I know we have some people on here with direct experience so I'll leave it for them to provide a concrete answer.
Aug
25
comment Flying from US. Do I need to recheck my bags at Heathrow for a UK domestic flight?
@Gagravarr, you're correct -- I've done similar myself. A few points -- depending when you arrive in Edinburgh it's entirely possible that customs is unmanned and you need to use the phone to declare something. Also the question doesn't specify the length of the layover, if it's overnight (or over 24 hours) I think you may need to collect bags. Finally, I've done the flight in the other direction (many years ago) on airlines not in an alliance but they still checked my bag through to the destination for me as it'd had all been booked via Expedia. I had to check in for the second leg in LHR.
Aug
25
comment Laptop w/o battery US bound flight?
What if the battery connection doesn't work, or the battery doesn't hold charge? -- I would hope that they'll let you turn it on from a power outlet (I'm assuming it does actually work) but I've no evidence that they will or any idea how you'd go about arguing that case.
Aug
25
comment Hong Kong to Macau ferry - crowded on weekends?
Since the scalpers may not (probably don't) sell all the tickets you can go through to the gates with a later ticket and wait in the standby line for the earlier ferries. No guarantees and you can't see the length of the line before you get through there but I've done this before successfully.
Aug
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comment What to do during a midnight stopover in Dubai?
Stay in the airport and make a music video: independent.co.uk/news/weird-news/… ;)
Aug
11
comment Possible reimbursement for missed connection due to gate change
Ah, I understand, I'd definitely get each others contact info if you can't get this resolved in the airport. I don't know if you have a case for a refund, but if you make your case politely they may decide to refund you anyway. Good luck with it.
Aug
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comment Possible reimbursement for missed connection due to gate change
It's probably going to come down to you said/they said -- are you still in contact with the other passengers that missed the flight. If you can put your stories together that might help. It's an interesting question I hope someone has a definitive answer.
Aug
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comment Why is security screening done at the gate at AMS (Schiphol airport, Amsterdam) in the non-Schengen area?
Good answer, didn't think of not having to build a whole second level. Also, I don't think it's true for Amsterdam, but in some places it may allow them to do different levels of screening depending on the destination of the flight as well.
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comment Why is security screening done at the gate at AMS (Schiphol airport, Amsterdam) in the non-Schengen area?
Also you can buy duty-free alcohol and take it through security as long as it's correctly sealed. As for water I recall a lot of airports with this setup have water fountains / vending machines after security (this may not be true for Amsterdam, I can't remember).