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Questions tagged [air-travel]

A form of travel in vehicles such as airplanes, helicopters and so on.

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How future flight fares are gathered by Google flights?

I have checked Google Flights and many other online OTAs, displaying flight fares for future dates (extending upto 1 year). How are these rates decided and from where these data come? Are these rates ...
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Should a married couple with no kids, from outside the EU, approach the UK border control desk separately or together?

The UK Gov says all families should move together but I don't understand if they refer to a family with kids or a married couple without kids is consider a family and should go to the border control ...
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Cathay Pacific overnight layover

I will be traveling from Bali to Hong Kong (Cathay Pacific) then have an overnight layover (17 hours) before my flight back to LAX (American). Is it possible to get my bags at Hong Kong to stay in a ...
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When do you get frequent flier miles - when you buy, or when you fly?

When are you awarded your frequent flier miles and the corresponding benefits? For example, if I have 5 miles left before I get to "gold" status and I'm about to depart on a round trip, will I get ...
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Easter egg in cabin baggage on Ryanair

I'm flying from the UK to Spain soon with Ryanair and wanted to carry an Easter egg in my hand luggage. Is this possible? I know Christmas crackers are not allowed but didn't find info about Easter ...
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Is there a service that would inform me whenever a new direct route is scheduled from a given airport?

On weekends, I like booking cheap direct flights and flying to see a new city. However the number of direct routes from my airport is not that large and I'm always on the lookout for new destinations ...
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Regarding Jet Airways flight cancellation

I book my flight from Delhi to Paris, my journey schedule is as follows: onward journey 21st April 2019 (Delhi-Bombay-Paris) and return journey 30 April 2019 (Paris-Bombay-Delhi) in Jet Airways. Now ...
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What are the headphones like on the British Airways Boeing 787 economy? [closed]

What are the headphones like on the British Airways Boeing 787 economy? I have lost my noise cancelling headphones so I want to know.
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Any other airlines that offer a non-stop Madrid-Cairo flight? [closed]

I can only find EgyptAir offering a non-stop flight from MAD-CAI. Are there other options?
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Are airlines reducing seat recline?

On one of United's B767-300 from EWR to TXL and I seem to remember the seats reclining slightly more several years ago. More specifically, it seemed like the in-seat TV screens we're almost bumping ...
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Air Pass to visit Pacific Islands

I am interested in visiting some Pacific Islands, even though at the moment I have no specific plan about which to visit. I would like to have a look at how to get there and in particular island ...
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Traveling with a cat on Lufthansa from Mumbai to Toronto

I am very confused and any pointers or advise or notes will be of great help: I am traveling with my 6 kilo cat on Lufthansa via Frankfurt, the concern is I have a soft sided bag which meets the ...
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Special passport check before flight from ZRH to JNB

For a flight from Zurich, Switzerland to Johannesburg, South Africa, the gate personell requires people to have their passport checked before boarding at a special counter. This happens for apparently ...
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Airline lies about reasons for technical problems to avoid compensation

Our flight from Europe to South America with a European Airline was cancelled on the 4-5 hours prior to departure due to "technical problems" and we had to take the next flight 24 hours later. ...
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Flights between UK and EU after a no-deal brexit

The president of the European Commission gave a speech today where he said: The measures we and the Member States have taken will mitigate the worst impact of a “no-deal” scenario. The protection ...
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Under seat hand luggage storage width on Boeing 737-800 [closed]

I'm planning a flight on a Boeing 737-800 and need to consider the width of the under seat space for hand luggage (and this is for a specific reason so no answers/comments about over head bins please)....
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Historical flight departure & landing time [duplicate]

I’m trying to track when United Airlines flight UA4944 from Newark (EWR) departed and landed at Albany Airport (ALB) on 26 Nov 2018. Could anyone help me with the flight information?
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Airline ticket; missing one of two first names

I am flying Europe to South Korea and then back for two weeks. However I might have done a stupid mistake when booking the ticket. I have two first and two last names, but when booking the ticket I ...
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How to coordinate airplane tickets?

I'm sorry if this is a duplicate question (or a trivial one) - I don't know what to search for (my searches for the question title only bring back mathematical answers). I'm planning on dropping off ...
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Cheapest Way to Get to Europe--I'm Flexible [duplicate]

My brother and I are planning a trip to Europe from the US late summer/early fall. I have Southwest airline points, and we are probably going all around Europe so specific airports and times are not ...
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How seriously should I take size and weight limits of hand luggage?

I'll soon do my first intercontinental flight. Due to price, I decided to travel with hand luggage only. There are specified weight and size limits, of course – in my case it's 7kg and 53x38x20cm on a ...
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It it possible to avoid kiwi.com's automatic online check-in and instead do it manually by yourself?

I have a WestJet Flight LGW-YYC that I booked using kiwi.com. WestJet offers free seat selection with the online check-in on their homepage (see their FAQ at " Can I still select my seat if I don't ...
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Infant boarding

I have bought flight tickets with my wife and our baby 5 months old, but I can not make it to flight. Will there be any problems if only my wife with an infant will fly without me, the baby is ...
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Do Australian domestic air tickets increase in price close to departure date?

According to Google Flights, there are reasonably priced (~100 USD) tickets from Sydney to Melbourne (roundtrip) for all dates, including a couple of days from now. Is it typical? I plan to fly in ...
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How can one get ahead of time an approximation of the aircraft cabin temperature during a flight?

Aircraft cabin temperatures vary greatly, with the extremes of the range reaching 18°C and 32.2°C (mirror), sometimes even less/more, which makes it difficult to assess appropriately how much ...
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TSA screening of pets

I will soon be flying two cats domestically in the US as cabin luggage. I just googled the TSA procedure for this and found this TSA missive which states (in part) during the screening process ...
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Booked my flight with my credit card, but lost the card somewhere?

I have booked my airline ticket using my credit card (my name) but for some reasons, I don’t have anymore the physical CC. I heard that airlines need the CC used to book the ticket. Will this be an ...
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Flying from Cape Town to England and return to another province

I am planning a trip to England to visit my family and will be flying from Cape Town. I wish to fly from Cape Town to England and then return from England to Durban, but I do not wish to purchase 2 ...
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Can I use transit visa for visa run from India to Sri Lanka on normal return ticket?

We are a family of five Lithuanians (EU citizens). Currently, we are in India on one year multiple entry tourist visas and need to do a visa run every 90 days. I have checked and Sri Lanka gives free ...
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Which kind of appliances can one connect to electric sockets located in an airplane's toilet?

Which kind of appliances can one connect to electric sockets located in an airplane's toilet? I have read/heard conflicting information: http://asiaspirit.com/lavatory.html (mirror): The electric ...
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What flight has the highest ratio of timezone difference to flight time?

Inspired by crossing four time zones in six hours today: what commercially operated scheduled flight has the largest time difference per flight time? For example, if there's a 2-hour flight that has ...
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What if my flight is delayed/cancelled leaving South Africa on my 90th day? [duplicate]

Planning a trip to South Africa but leaving on day 90. I know that I don't need a visa when traveling 90 days or less, but what would happen if my flight is delayed or cancelled on that 90th day?
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Is it possible to change my name in flight ticket? [closed]

My name in passport is: My name : XXX YYY surname : ZZZ The name which I gave in flight ticket is: First name : XXX Last name : YYY Is it possible to change my name?
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What do “Victor”, “Tango”, “Quebec”, “Eco”, “Sierra” flight ticket classes mean?

I'm looking at buying a ticket on a regional airline in Colombia, Ada Aero. The tickets from Medellin to Pereira look like this: The plane is an old JetStream 32 with only 19 seats and the flight ...
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Connecting flight, do I have to exit and go security again?

My daughter and I will be flying (short domestic trip) from Philly to Orlando. She just wanted to ride the airplane and found a very cheap fare roundtrip. If the connecting flight is to go back to ...
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What does the “Kiwi.com Guarantee” cover?

Kiwi.com sells different kinds of connecting flights: "Connection protected by the carrier" These are the same as on any online travel agency: they include the usual support of the airline as ...
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Does having a TSA Pre-Check member in your flight reservation increase the chances that everyone gets Pre-Check? [duplicate]

I recently booked 4 plane tickets for the same flight for myself and three friends. I have a Known Traveler Number for TSA Pre-Check, but none of my friends do. When we printed our boarding passes at ...
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Flying British Airways and Virgin do I need to collect luggage in Heathrow

Booking a flight with https://de.travelgenio.com/ where it combines multiple airlines Hamburg to Heathrow, Heathrow to Johannesburg. I have 2 hours in Heathrow. Would I need to collect my luggage? ...
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Boeing Max problems could have been averted? [migrated]

The question risks being a bit off topic for this site. However, I have a feeling people here (or anyone that travels in the modern world) might be deeply interested in this topic since their lives ...
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Are there commercial airplanes on which I can access the Internet from my mobile phone?

I'm wondering if there are airlines that provide Internet access to passengers when flying longer than 2 hours, and if it's technically possible at all.
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Can I change the flight date in my application for visitor transit visa to Canada?

We applied too late for a transit visa and missed the flight. So then I had to change the flight to another date. But still we don't have the visa we applied for. Can I change the date? Or doesn't it ...
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Can you ask for a compensation if the delay was due de-icing process?

I was talking to a friend recently and he referred he was in a delayed flight from Brussels a couple of weeks ago due to de-icing. Basically the plane already had an initial delay to which summed up ...
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Middle Name missing on Cathay Pacific Ticket [duplicate]

I recently booked a ticket through a travel agent which didn't ask for my middle name, and I've been told by a friend that I may run into problems because it doesn't exactly match the name on my ...
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Flight time has been changed - Ryanair refuses to cancel

I have received today an email that my flight time has been changed from 10:50 to 12:15. Even if it is 1 hour and 25 minutes I wanted to cancel my flight (Flight is only about 1 hour). The airline (in ...
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Options for traveling to Europe and re-entering the US with an expired TN visa but valid I94

my main two questions are: Can I travel to Europe having a ticket from US to Mexico and then another one from Mexico back to US (with 2 weeks difference) but going to Europe in the middle of those 2 ...
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Do commercial flights generally carry epipens?

My friend has a severe nut allergy and brings multiple epipens aboard flights. This is apparently the safest thing to ensure the proper treatment of a potential allergic reaction, especially in the ...
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Question on Munich transit visa [duplicate]

Does an Indian citizen with valid passport and with expired US visa travel from USA to India via Munich without any transit visa?
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Air travel with refrigerated insulin

In a couple of weeks I'll be travelling by air on 2 separate airlines with insulin for my dog that must be kept refrigerated else it spoils, and I have no idea how to go about this. I'll probably be ...
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Visiting Germany with USA Refuge Travel Document [duplicate]

I am a Green Card holder in the United States and do not have any passport from my country of citizenship. I want to visit my family in Germany and according to my research, I have to apply for ...
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Connecting flight inside the U.S then Canada

I will be flying Delta from Las Vegas to Los Angeles and then WestJet Los Angeles to Toronto, the airlines are partners so do I have to check my bag again or they will send them directly to Canada. I ...