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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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Flying domestically in the US, is my State Issued ID all I need to get past security?

Is there anything else I need other than my state issued ID to get past security?
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I'm a resident of Maryland and my state is Compliant with Real ID, can I still use my old ID to fly?

I have a trip coming up at the beginning of next month where I need to fly and I need to know if, since my state is compliant with Real ID, do I need to update my card or will my old ID still get me ...
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Helium balloons [duplicate]

Is it possible to take a helium balloon on an aircraft, I am thinking of taking a balloon on for a birthday gift. I would be grateful if anyone knows, rather than ask an airline.
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Why do Ryanair allow me to book connecting itineraries through a third party, but not through their own website?

Yesterday I booked trip to Rome. I found this journey through Skyscanner and booked it through Kiwi.com. Before booking with Kiwi, I tried searching the same flights up directly with Norwegian Air ...
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Will I have to pay customs duties on items I'm bringing back to Germany?

I'm a German citizen. Sometimes I travel to other countries (possibly outside of the EU) to attend events (e.g. concerts). I tend to bring merchandise of the performing groups with me when I travel. ...
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Australians awaiting Italian permit to stay - can they go to the UK and return?

My (Australian) daughters were granted a Working Holiday Visa for Italy (12 months duration) which is in their passport. They followed procedure on arrival in Italy. They have been there just over ...
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What happens if a bag accidentally opens while being loaded on a plane?

Imagine that my bag is not well closed or simply old, and breaks and spills its contents while being loaded on or off the plane (or a container). What do they do with it? Do they pick everything up ...
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Won a ticket to attend Cannes Lions, a conference. Which type of visa should I apply for?

I’m from the Philippines and I won a competition wherein the prize is a complete pass to Cannes Lion. I will still be talking to the person from their side but I want to prepare beforehand. Is the ...
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3D Pen in hand luggage

Flying from the UK, will I be allowed to take a 3D Pen with me in the cabin? I've checked what the UK has to say about tools in hand luggage but, as I more or less expected, there's nothing specific ...
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Safety flying in Dubai air space [on hold]

How safe is flying through Dubai air space considering the current unrest between the USA and Iran? We are booked through to UK in July.
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EU rights when flight delayed so much that return is missed

(Hypothetical) If I am traveling for business, I may take a flight to e.g. Frankfurt just for a 2 hour meeting, and then immediately return. I would like to know what EU regulations stipulate if the ...
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Missing middle name in travel documents

I know I do have a middle name as it is listed in my birth certificate and I have many documents from my childhood that include it (e.g. school records), it is also used for elections but it was never ...
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“Flex fare” options for flight needs that may change last minute?

In June I will be heading to Cape Canaveral to attend a rocket launch. As you may know, rocket launches are given a "Launch window" and can be pushed back a day or two or three or... you get the idea....
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does Calafia airlines allow a personal item?

They allow; Carry on luggage 10 kg Size: 108 linear cm (45 cm x 38 cm x 25 cm) but nothing said about a personal item. Most do but....
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Cover page of my passport damaged [duplicate]

This image of the crack in my passport's cover page. It was pointed out as damaged by VFS global at New Delhi.Will it cause rejection? I have applied for Estonia visa for conference.
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Alitalia changed flight made our travel impossible

Alitalia changed the second flight of my connection, making it impossible for me to travel between Ajaccio (AJA) and Rome (FCO). The new scheduled flight leaves a day before we even take our first ...
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Alitalia and baggages

For the first time after years of travelling I will fly with Alitalia. I booked it via Expedia, and now I can't find anywhere any information on baggage in my reservation. Neither on Expedia or ...
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Documentation requirements for a baby for domestic air travel within India

I wish to travel domestically within India with my 9-month-old baby. What documentation do I need for a domestic journey? I don't currently have any documentation for my baby.
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Do United's 787-9 Dreamliners have personal HDMI ports?

I will be flying through United later this year on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. I see that each of the seats comes with "personal device entertainment" which seems to be a display with streaming ...
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Will British Airways compensate if my entertainment screen was defective for an entire flight? [duplicate]

I was wondering will I get a compensate if the screen was not working the entire flight from London to LA through the British airlines? I did report the issue.
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Connecting in Dublin, Ireland

I am flying from Edinburgh to Dublin with a 12:50 arrival time. I then have a flight at 14:40 to Iceland. Changing terminals and need to claim bags. Also, an American traveling between these three ...
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Do I need to pay a fee or a tax at the airport when I leave Malaysia to go to Australia? [duplicate]

Do I need to pay a fee or tax at the airport when leaving Malaysia to Australia?
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Taking my 2 month old bicycle from the US to India on plane as checked luggage. Do I have to pay import duty when I land in India?

I am an Indian citizen. Also, I will be taking my bicycle with me back to the US in August. The price of the bike is around $1600 and it isn't sold in India.
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Number of available seats [duplicate]

is there a way to get access to a number of empty seats at different airlines? how do I get this data? Edit: my question is if the OTA's have this access? do they know at every moment how many ...
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Last name ordered wrongly in airticket

My name is the airticket is ordered differently than the name in my passport. example: First name : Emily Last name :JaneDoe But in my airticket it is First name: Emily Jane Last name: Doe I ...
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Why does it take longer to fly from London to Xi'an than to Beijing

I'm searching for flight tickets to fly to Xi'an from London. Geographically, Xi'an is closer to London compared to Beijing to London. However, it takes less than 10 hours to fly to Beijing while ...
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How to see a record of amendments to flight schedules? [duplicate]

My flight from Delhi to London with Virgin Atlantic was delayed by more than 5 hours on Thursday 18th April. I am trying to get the official takeoff and landing time for this flight but can't find it ...
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How to choose flights more environmentally friendly based on adding stopovers versus (ultra-)long-haul?

Background information Wikipedia says the following on fight distance in relation to fuel consumption overall: For long-haul flights, the airplane needs to carry additional fuel, leading to higher ...
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How does jetBlue determine its boarding order?

My question is nominally similar to how are boarding groups determined? which was closed as a duplicate of Why do airlines seat people the way they do? but neither seem to answer my question and I ...
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Delayed travel with United Airlines [duplicate]

On 19th April, we left on a Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt - UA8848. The departure was then delayed. So we arrived late and missed our connecting flight which was due to depart at 9.00 to Heathrow (...
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Entering Italy with Australian travel document

I enter Germany with Australian travel document for refugees. Can I take another flight to Italy and move freely in schengen area?
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How do I minimise waste on a flight?

I'll be taking several long-haul flights over the next month. From previous experience I know I'll probably be getting a fair bit of single-use plastic. I am keen on minimising waste, particularly ...
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Flight from Morocco to London has a 4S-4 connection in Madrid, do I need to enter Schengen? [duplicate]

Extracting the core question from Panicking: Used all my Schengen days and need to transit. I looked at https://www.aeropuertomadrid-barajas.com/transportation/connections-between-terminals.htm and ...
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can i bring 5 foot long pvc pipe on a plane? traveling with lufthansa and aeroflot

Can I bring a 5 foot long pvc pipe on a plane? It is for a pvc bow. It doesn't look like a bow and I'm not bringing arrows. If I can bring it, will I have to pay an extra fee? I'm also bringing a ...
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Can my 2 children, aged 10 and 12, who are US citizens, travel to the USA on expired American passports?

My children are 10 and 12 years old. They are US citizens (no dual citizenship). There is no consulate or embassy on the island where I live (Guadeloupe). To renew the children's passports, I need to ...
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Wizz air - does Wizz priority allow you to check your extra trolley

I'm wondering if company policy allows passengers, who purchased wizz priority (which allows someone to take into the cabin one bag plus a trolley bag), to check the trolley bag into the hold? I have ...
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Canada to South America with connections in US with multiple airlines, where will I do security/baggage check?

I am a US passport holder (living in Canada) traveling from Canada to Ecuador with connections in the US via multiple airlines. I'm worried that some of my layovers might be a bit too tight. To help ...
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Is it possible to request hand inspection of photographic film in Indian airports?

Per What is the best way to carry photographic film when travelling?, when traveling with photographic film, it's best to pack it in hand luggage and request hand inspection of undeveloped film. In ...
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Best seat for less turbulence in airplane

Is there a best place to sit in an aircraft to reduce the turbulence feel ? I have travelled in A380 which has minimum turbulence experience because of huge body. But what is the best seat to ...
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B2 visa information [duplicate]

My child surname has changed. The visa on old surname but has a new surname on new passport. Can we travel to the USA with the changed in surname/
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Where can I go to avoid planes overhead?

Where on Earth can I go and not see or hear planes flying overhead? To clarify: I would like to be able to pretend that planes do not exist for a period of at least one month. Faint noise and ...
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Forceful change of flight schedule by American Airlines

I bought an international flight via an online travel agent. Recently I received an email from the agent saying that the flight schedule has been changed by the airline. There was a button which I was ...
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Can I cancel a flight reservation after a minor change?

I booked a flight from where I live now to Beijing and back, but I've gotten a new job and will be moving (interestingly, to the city that the flight has a layover in). Normally, I realize that ...
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My ID is expired, can I fly to the Bahamas with my passport?

My driver license expired April 19, 2019, my flight to the Bahamas leaves August 25, 2019. I have a passport, can I still fly using just my passport as an ID too?
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International travel with pet: what about the first leg (United, THY)

Since United and Turkish are both Star Alliance, I can buy the entire ticket from Turkish and fly from my small city to a big airport (such as ORD) with United, then to Turkey (or wherever) with ...
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How can I get airport tax back?

I bought a flight ticket of worth over 800€. Unfortunately I was not able to take the return flight. It is possible to get the airport tax back and if yes, what I have to do? Do I have to contact the ...
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Leaving Schengen area

I recently got a Schengen visa to visit Italy from 24th May to 7th June, 2019. I have a query regarding leaving the European Union on the last day. My visa expires on 7th June. I am planning to leave ...
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Can I check luggage to both intermediate and final destinations? [duplicate]

I was traveling to from the US to Singapore with an 8 hour stopover in Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific. I checked luggage to the final destination Singapore. I also wanted to check a piece of luggage to ...
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Dual citizens traveling to Mexico [duplicate]

Hey I’m an Dual citizen and my question is I’m going to Mexico in July but I don’ have a current us passport but I do have a Mexican passport. I can’t get MY us passport renewed since I owe Child ...
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What would airline do if I miss a connection & I don't have visa for the country I am stuck in?

Due to a recent air force dog fight between India & Pakistan few weeks back, Swiss Air has been avoiding the Pakistani air space & that has been causing delays for both arrivals & ...